THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Scripture Series: Crucified with Christ-Flower Easel Card---Join us at Word Art Wednesday's Inspirational Challenge!

It's Wednesday morning and I'll be highlighting another Card that utilizes our word art for the week at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) which you can download in our group's Blog.  The scripture talks about "Being Crucified with Christ, living my life through Him (Jesus) as He lives in me."  When Adam plunged the whole human race out of the presence of God, something in us died---Genesis 2:17 tells us the penalty for eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is "death."  Yet, when it happened, man didn't die from what we can see but inside of him is a spirit that communes with God and that is the one that died that day.  So, every human being that is born in this world carried that curse---the sin nature which was inherent in Satan has affected all humanity.  Our spirits are darkened with NO WAY to fellowship with God like we originally enjoyed before the Fall.  Because we (human beings) cannot save ourselves (all our efforts, deeds, works are futile) because of that sin nature inside of us, God made a way by sending His Only Begotten Son to live amongst us and be our Savior.  He is perfect for He is God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (which means he is not from the line of Adam thus He does not have the sinful nature that plague man), but wrapped in human flesh to live in the midst of His people.  His very purpose is to redeem man from the bondage of Satan and the death that comes with it and to reveal the Father and the ways of His Kingdom.  By accepting the gift of life that Jesus won for us through His death, burial and resurrection, we were born-again from the old nature (sin and death) to the new nature (which is newness in Christ Jesus).  We needed to die from old self to fully embrace the Lordship of Jesus Christ in our hearts (John 3:3).  Our bodies are no longer our own, our minds renewed daily through His Word and we know that we can do all things through Him who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).  We are declared "righteous" in His sight not because of anything we do or not do but solely based on what Jesus Christ did for us. (Romans 1:16-17)   As the first Man (Adam) took all of humanity to the pits of death so as One Man (Jesus) restored all of humanity back to God.  Yes, Jesus died for every single one of us so that we no longer have to bear the guilt of our sins and suffer all their punishments. But have you accepted Him in your heart and allowed Him to take your sin away?  Many are clinging to their own strength, doing their own way as religion dictates but tramples on the very cure God has prescribed every man for which to be saved.  It is sad but while the door of grace is open for anyone who wants to come in, a lot of people are saying, "I have this God!  I have everything under my control."--- I hope that we learn from the story of Noah and the flood that swept all that were living that time except for Noah's household.  Noah was declared righteous by God because He believed even when many were laughing and mocking him (Genesis 6:9-10:1).  If you are not sure on what you stand on at this time and don't know what awaits you in the eternal, it's time to find out.  While you are still breathing, the door of grace is still open.  When the door closes, it will be too late!

Anyway, here's the inspiration card I want to share.  Our sponsor at WAW this week is Crafty Secrets which gave us some wonderful images to work on.  I have chosen this image which is part of their Poppy Stamp/Digi Set (love this!).  I colored it with my Prismacolor and Spectrum Noir markers, added some glitters in the center (Stickles-Champagne and Lime Green).  I stamped the butterflies using MS punch), cut them out and applied glitters to them (Stickles-Silver).  I inked the edge of the image with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added some ribbon and brads.  The base card is 5.5 inch square Kraft CS with Neon Green and Baby Blue CS for panels and Dk Brown CS for matting.  I embossed with a Cuttlebug and Paper Studio folders.  Lastly, I stitched all over this creation.  


 CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST-FLOWER EASEL CARD:


  CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST-FLOWER EASEL CARD WHEN CLOSE:


  CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST-FLOWER EASEL CARD SIDE VIEW:


  CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST-FLOWER EASEL CARD LAYERS:


  CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST-FLOWER EASEL CARD WITH MESSAGE SPACE:


  CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST-FLOWER EASEL CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


*** WANT THIS CARD?  AVAILABLE AT MY ETSY---HERE! *** 

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:


Pile It  On---Circles and/or Squares
TTCRD---Anything Goes (1/2)
Tuesday Alchemy---Anything Goes
Creative Moments---Animals
Fab 'n' Funky---Color Combo
Forever Friends---Flowers
Fussy and Fancy---Flowers
Oozak---Anything Goes/Spring
Crafty Bloggers Network---Spring or Pastel
Visible Image---Spring
Scrap-Creations---Favorite Embellishment ( I love brads of all colors and shapes)
LEJ Designs---Add Flower/s
Color Throwdown---Color Combo
MilkCoffee---Go Green
Sandy's Crafty Creations---Shades of Green
Crafting Cafe---Favorite Color (Reddish Pink)
Artistic Inspirations---Use Some Metal (My brads are metal)
Lady Anne's---Nana Vic's Challenge
Sentimental Sunday's---Anything Goes
Love to Create---Anything Goes
Make It Monday---Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room---Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle---Anything Goes


Just want to encourage you to enter our WAW Challenge for a chance to win wonderful prizes at Crafty Secrets.  You are allowed to enter up to times as long as your entries are different projects and with encouraging and uplifting messages.  Can't wait to see what you will make using our Word Art or those that you have in your stash.  Hugs and blessings everyone and know that Jesus truly loves you!

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Jo Ann, Love those poppies.

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the colors, and how those poppies really pop. Thanks for joining in the fun with Pile It On! Best, CG

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  3. Beautiful easel card! I love the flowers and the backgrounds. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing for my March Shades of Green challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  4. Beautiful card with wonderful detail and I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

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  5. Hi Jo Anne, your card is beautiful but here at The Crafting Cafe we only allow one entry per challenge so I'm afraid ths on won't count! Thanks for sharing it with us though!
    Dawn x

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  6. Poppies on an Easel card both my favourite things xx Annie

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  7. Stunning card , beautiful image , joyous sentiment .Thank you for sharing all on Make it Monday

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  8. Fabulous poppies, great design. Thank you for joining us this week at LTC Challenge.
    Laine
    xx

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  9. Fabulous card beautifully made . Thank you for joining in at LEJ Designs

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  10. Your easel card is absolutely gorgeous and a great use of the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

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  11. this is fantastic thanks for joining us at artistic inspirations and good luck emma xx

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  12. Beautiful card!! The colors are fantastic.

    Thanks for playing with us @ Stamp N Doodle!

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  13. fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

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  14. I love this and am now following your blog.
    Wonderful! Happy Easter. Thank you for joining us at Creative moments - Leona x

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  15. Very pretty card, love the image thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Hugs
    Ang
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

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  16. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along with Oozak's spring challenge!

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  17. Your card is so beautiful and inspirational. Thank you for sharing it at TTCRD.

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  18. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs and good luck, Nicola X

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  19. Stunning card, love it. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

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  20. Beautiful card. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    Cards by Lady Anne

    Lady Anne's Challenge
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

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  21. A gorgeous card and perfect for the challenge at Creative Moments x Thanks for playing along x

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