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.


Monday, August 7, 2017

CAS Series: Hugs and Kisses Wedding Card---Join the Fun for Another Monthly/Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello there...I know, It's already Monday and I am a day late posting this.  What can I say, just super duper busy.  Anyway, I invite y'all to link up your projects in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create just for the fun of crafting.  The back-porch gang left so many wonderful projects for y'all to see.  As always, it's Anything Goes and you can submit numerous projects the entire month.

Anyway, what I like to share today is so important that I needed to warn everyone/anyone who wishes to listen  and who still cares about Truth and how it relates to their eternal well-being.  A week ago, I came across news from all media sources about the first company here in the United States based in Wisconsin called Three Square Market that would implant microchip (RFID) to their employees.  They officially celebrated this event on August 1st and micro chipped  41 of their 85 personnel.  If you have not come across this news, you can google it and find many news and videos about it.  Here's a VIDEO I would like for everyone to see if you care about understanding how today's technology that many deem harmless relates to the Biblical timeline of God particularly in the Last Days which comprises events taking place prior and towards the Tribulation Period. The Tribulation is a future seven-year period of time when God will finish His discipline of Israel and finalize His judgment of the unbelieving (didn't place their faith in Jesus Christ) world.  Read more about this HERE.

So where are we in God's timeline?  Friends, we are living in His period of grace (Church age).   From the time Jesus died on the Cross (2000 years ago) to this day, anyone who place their faith (trust) in His finished work (death, burial and resurrection) at the Cross, shall be saved.  Jesus paid the price that Adam and all of mankind's Sin deserved---DEATH!  Jesus declared this Truth when He said in John 14:6, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.Acts 4:12 attested to this when it declared, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."   Though Man messed up big time in the Garden of Eden through disobedience and treason,  God's plan and purpose for mankind could never be thwarted.  His love for us could not be held back.  John 3:16-18  declares, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son."  No matter how deceived this world become, it would not change the fact that there is a coming judgment (wrath) that will punish mankind that mocked Jesus and His sacrifice.  For in the absence of God's love and grace, only wrath remains.  The God of love is also God of Justice.  In the court of heaven and earth, you are either pardoned or condemned from all wrongdoing.  Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Man's way to pardon is Jesus Christ.  If a person dies (physically) without Christ due to his rejection of Him, eternal wrath follows immediately.  

But what about the mark of the Beast?  How is this connected to man's condemnation?  You see, each day we are still living and breathing in this world is an opportunity to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  But those who received Satan's mark, although they are still alive, they have destroyed any possibility of salvation and have therefore sentenced themselves to receive God's wrath.  It's literally their Highway to Hell.  For the Word of God is very clear on this.  There is no way of coming back once people make this unholy alliance with Satan.  Revelation 13:15-18 warns us, "The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666."  Though the media downplays this technology as harmless and convenient, there is an eternal consequence that's irreversible for them that choose to accept it.  It's an utter mockery of God and will incur eternal wrath.  The Scripture made this clear in Revelation 14:9-12 when it said, "A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus."

My friends, the Truth is there is no stopping God's plan!  Everything written in the Scripture shall come to pass in fulfillment of God's written Word.  And I am a recipient of God's love and grace the moment I placed my faith in Jesus Christ and surrendered my life to His Lordship.  I did nothing on my own to deserve His grace but He gave it to me when I stretched out my hand, humbled myself and called for His help.  He bestowed upon me His righteousness and each day, I live my life in and for Him. God changes me daily till I am completely conformed to the image of His Son.  And when it comes time, I will eternally be with Him in a place where peace, joy and love forever abides.  So, if there's anything I can do for this dying world to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus, I will use the remaining time given by God to tell them about God's Only Son and warn them about the schemes of the enemy that aims to deceive them.  I believe that this is God's mandate not just for me but for all that received God's grace.  My solemn warning to this day and age, "DO NOT RECEIVE THE MARK NO MATTER WHAT!"

Anyway, back to my featured project today,  I created this Wedding Card for a friend's wedding several weeks ago.  I used an image from American Art Stamp which I had for many years now.  It's one of the first stamps I bought after I decided  to get serious in Cardmaking.  I used a couple of Nestabilities to frame the image, embossed the background with a Darice embossing folder, added some lace from my stash and a few white nail head gems from Imaginisce.  For an elegant finish, I stitched all over this creation.  A simple and yet fun card.


 HUGS AND KISSES WEDDING CARD


HUGS AND KISSES WEDDING CARD LAYERS


HUGS AND KISSES WEDDING CARD INSIDE


HUGS AND KISSES WEDDING CARD WITH ENVELOPE


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

2 Sisters---ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Artistic Stamper---ATG with Rubber Stamping
Classic DT---ATG
Craft Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Crafty Girlz---ATG
Creatalicious---ATG
Daisy Chain---ATG
Die-Cut Divas---ATG
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/Summer
Eclectic Ellapu---ATG
Fabrika Fantasy---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Mix It Up---ATG/Paper-piecing
Not Just Cards---ATG
One Crazy Stamper---My Favorite Things (Wedding)
Petal Lu---ATG/Orange Flowers
Worldwide DT---ATG
Your Scrapbook Place---ATG
Craftin From the Heart---ATG
OLLCB---ATG
Pammie's Inky Pinky---ATG
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG


There you have it, folks!  Don't miss the opportunity to join our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to link with us.  I hope you have a great week and know that through faith in what Jesus accomplished at the Cross, we have complete victory over the works and schemes of the enemy!  Let us share this hope to countless others in the world. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Scripture Series: God is Faithful Card---Join Us for Another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello there Crafty pals!  Here I am to highlight another creation featuring our Scripture Word Art for our brand new Challenge happening at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  You can download it for free by going to the WAW site.  It comes from 1 Corinthians 10:13 which tells us, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

First, I would like to share the exhortation I read in my Life Application Bible regarding our  highlighted verse...It says, "Today's pressures make it easy to ignore or forget the lessons of the past.  But Paul cautions us to remember the lessons the Israelites learned about God so we can avoid repeating their errors.  The key to remembering is to study the Bible regularly so that these lessons remind us of how God wants us to live.  We need not repeat their mistakes.  In a culture filled with moral depravity and sin-inducing pressures, Paul gave strong encouragement to the Corinthians about temptation.  He said: (1) wrong desires and temptations happen to everyone, so don't feel you've been singled out; (2) others have resisted temptation, and so can you; (3) any temptation can be resisted because God will help you resist it.  God helps you resist temptation by helping you (1) recognize those people and situations that give you trouble, (2) run from anything you know is wrong, (3) choose to do only what is right, (4) pray for God's help, and (5) seek friends who love God and can offer help when you are tempted.  Running from a tempting situation is your first step on the way to victory.   2 Timothy 2:22 said, "Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."

Now, do you know our Scripture Word Art verse does not apply to all people in this world?  Many out there would like to handpick/use Scripture without really studying its context.  Context is defined as (1) the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning and (2) the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs :  environment, setting.   Simply put, it is the who, what, when, where, why and how  of everything we see or hear.  It is extremely important to examine all these things in order to rightly divide (interpret) God's Word.  Going back to our verse, Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Church in Corinth (and to the Body of Christ and all generations following) consisted of Jews and Gentile believers (Born-again, John 3:3) in order to encourage them to put their faith and trust in the Lord as they go through temptations and challenges of life.  His audience were believers who made a decision to turn away from their Sin and accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.  They placed their entire trust in what Jesus accomplished (His death, burial and resurrection) at the Cross.  As believers, we aren't exempted from the struggles of life but we have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside each and everyone of us that reminds us of the promises of Jesus' victory at the Cross.  That if we completely entrust our everyday/everything to Him, He will surely see us through. In Matthew 14:22-32, we learned of Peter walking on the water toward Jesus.  Amazing, isn't it?  When we focus our attention to the Lord, we are able to do the impossible.  For a moment, Peter didn't care about what he couldn't do but depended solely on the power of the Lord to empower him.  But like what happens to many of us, he lost his focus on Jesus, turned his attention to the wind and storms of life and began to sink. Yet in his doubt and fear, He called unto the Lord to save him and He readily reached out and caught him.  I think to myself, how frustrating could it be for the Creator to see His creation trying to do things on their own (abilities, knowledge, strength, etc.) when everything in our existence is dependent upon the grace and goodness of God?  How arrogant, proud and ungrateful!  Everyday, I have to make a conscious decision to rely and trust in God for everything (big or small decisions).  Remembering that my Source is Jesus Christ and His finished work at the Cross is the Means by which I can ask and do all things through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.  And if and when I make mistakes, I humble myself and cry out, "God save/help me!"  I thank my Father in heaven that He's unlike us whose very impatient!  He's always there to love, forgive, lead, strengthen, comfort and even discipline me daily.  When temptations/trials come, He warns me on the inside (inner voice) and tells/shows me a way out.  Yet even when I have to go through them, He is there to assure me of His faithfulness, giving me the strength to bear it.  But what happens to the people who haven't placed their trust upon Jesus Christ and His Cross?  Those who keep living on their own strength and understanding?   They have rejected Christ and pursue their own desires.   They can never lay claim to any of the wonderful promises of God to His people.  Sadly, many of them are too proud to even ask God to help/save them at their lowest point.  Many have chosen to end their lives under their own terms.  If they only knew the unimaginable torment that awaits them in the eternal.  By then, it's too late!  There's nothing else they can do to change that reality,  So, if you are depending on anything but God in this lifetime, it's time to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and be among the people in whom the wonderful promises of the Lord (such as our Scripture Word Art) abide.  In closing, I will leave you with wonderful prayer we can meditate and declare to one another as believers in Christ.  It's found in Ephesians 3:14-21 and it says, "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

For this Card, I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called "Desiree Girl" that I colored using my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is a magenta CS, cut and scored to a 5 x 7 card.  The DP's are the fancy ones I bought in singles at JoAnn's.  I paper-pieced some parts of the image and added some glitters on her eyeglasses using Stickles (Crystal).  For the final touch, I incorporated some nail head gems from Imaginisce and machine stitched all over this creation.  We have a wonderful verse to highlight today and so it's important to me to use a simple lay-out to better show God's Word.  I love it!


 GOD IS FAITHFUL CARD


 GOD IS FAITHFUL CARD LAYERS


 GOD IS FAITHFUL CARD INSIDE


GOD IS FAITHFUL CARD WITH ENVELOPE


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

2 Sisters---ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Create with TLC---ATG
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge---ATG with Bugaboo Image
Classic DT---ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Crafty Girlz---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Creatalicious---ATG
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/Summer
DL Art---ATG
Eclectic Ellapu---ATG
Fabrika Fantasy---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Mix It Up---ATG/Paper-piecing
Not Just Cards---ATG
Petal Lu---ATG/Orange Flowers
Worldwide DT---ATG
Your Scrapbook Place---ATG
OLLCB---ATG


I hope you'd take the time to join us at our WAW Challenge.  It's Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly with uplifting and inspirational messages, you can link up to 5 projects.  Our sponsors this week are Frantic Stamper (Stained Glass Window Die), Craftin' Desert Divas (2 Digis) and Wild Orchid Crafts (15 pound GC).  I can't wait to see your projects  and leave you some encouragement on your Blogs.  Though the world seem darkened nowadays, let your faith in God shine like a beacon on a hill.  Pray without ceasing and believe that God can do the impossible! My trust in only in Him...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scripture Series: He That Blotteth Out Pop-Up Box Card---Time for Another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...

Hello there, friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful week with lots of time to create wonderful things.  We are starting another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) today.  As always, we are featuring a brand new Scripture Word Art that you can download for free at the WAW site and it comes from Isaiah 43:25 which says, "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins."

Wow, what a comforting verse we have in our midst today.  What humanity doesn't understand or fully acknowledge is that our GOD is a HOLY GOD! In Him, there is no blemish, darkness nor imperfection.  He is eternally perfect, radiant, pure, righteous and unchanging.  He is also all-knowing (Omniscient) which means He knows each of His creation's ending from their beginning before He even created them.  Genesis 1:26 tells us, "Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." We may get caught up in the second part of this verse where God gave gave us "rulership" but miss the first part which speaks about us, being created after God's image and likeness.  Prior to the Fall of Man, we have no imperfections---we are righteous before His sight!   We are in complete and total communion with Him.  He gave us the earth to rule like He would rule the heavens.  Though He knew mankind would sin (rebel) against His love and goodness, He still created us.  Yet He would not allow mankind to live forever in that condition for He already came up with the Perfect Solution to bring mankind back to Himself.  JESUS CHRIST, the perfect embodiment of His love came in the flesh,  gave up His life (untainted and holy) as payment for all of our sin (past present and future).  His blood shed on the Cross destroyed the yoke of Satan (his Sin Nature---the source of all "acts of sin." and Death) for everyone that will receive Him.  Since mankind's fall, every human that is born to this world, were tainted by Adam's rebellion.  We are eternally hopeless to attain God's righteousness (right standing with God).  But JESUS made a way for everyone who would acknowledge their SIN and place their FAITH (trust, believe, rely, cling, adhere) in what He accomplished at the Cross.  By having a personal relationship Him, we are transformed from the kingdom of darkness (ruled by Satan) to the Kingdom of God's One and Only Son!  If you are looking for a tangible evidence of this transformation, you will fail.  Hebrews 11:6 clearly says, "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."  Faith is our only connection to God and this same faith causes us to see the transformation that took place in the spiritual to manifest in the physical realm as we continue to depend upon His finished work at the Cross.  Apart from this, there is no other way man can be saved.  Only the blood of Jesus shed at the Cross can wash us white as snow.  For we were born with the Sin Nature and will die with the same unless we surrender it all to the Cross of Jesus Christ before we leave this world.  No amount of good works, acts of kindness or religion will change humanity's fate.  Everyone is destined for Hell (temporary prison) and the Lake of Fire (eternal prison) unless we allow the finished work of Jesus Christ at the Cross to change our destiny.  

If Jesus had to die for mankind's Sin, then we can conclude that Almighty God does not take Sin lightly.  Don't believe the deception that seeks to destroy everyone making us believe that since God is so loving,  He will overlook our transgressions.  That is a twisted and an utter lie from Satan that seeks to devour mankind. From beginning to end, the Bible reveals God's dealing with mankind's Sin.  Everyone that mocks God's Word and denies or perverts/twist God's instructions to suit their lifestyle is set for a rude awakening.  Once they face the reality of death (physical), they will realize the abominable life they lived and thus the words of the Lord becomes a reality to them in Luke 13:28, “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers! “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out."  As much as He is a God of Love, He is also a Just God.  Sin calls for punishment and that is why there is Hell and a Lake of Fire.  Jesus paid all of mankind's Sin and those that accepted what He has done have become beneficiaries of this gift by way of faith (alone).  Their Sin (with all its by-products ) had been washed clean like it never existed. Our good works (own effort) didn't make that possible, it solely by the grace of God through Jesus Christ.  It's like this:  For everyone that believes, We are made clean by the blood and are in Christ!  He is holy, righteous and victorious and being one with Him (in Him), so are we!  When God Almighty looks at us, He sees in us His Son, Jesus Christ!  He sees victory and holiness like no other.  When I'm Born- again (John 3:3), I am righteous in the eyes of the Lord irregardless of my situation (circumstances) and condition (emotionally).  Jesus is in me and I in Him.  I need to live my life in that reality no matter what situation/condition I face daily.  I should never ever depart from the power of the Cross at any given moment.  That is the blessing!  That is the power of every believer!  I would like to share with you the promises of God to every believer that received Him...

If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” (John 14:15-21) 

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  (Romans 8:37-39)

"And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-4)

For this Card, I used an image from Magnolia called "On the Road Tilda" that I colored using my Prismacolor/Touch Five markers.  All the flowers are from WPlus9 "Doodle Buds" Clear Stamps and I inked them with Distress Inks.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5 x 5.5 inches card.  After all the decorating, it end up 6 x 7 inches.  The DP's are from Heidi Grace and  DCWV, the glitters from Stickles (Crystal) and the the white dots from Liquid Pearls.  I didn't use any die-cut to cut the box and I altered the measurements that I saw on YouTube videos to the card I have in mind.  It's a lot of work but so happy with the result.


 HE THAT BLOTTETH OUT POP-UP BOX CARD


 HE THAT BLOTTETH OUT POP-UP BOX CARD TOP VIEW


 HE THAT BLOTTETH OUT POP-UP BOX CARD WHEN FLATTENED


 HE THAT BLOTTETH OUT POP-UP BOX CARD MESSAGE SPACE


HE THAT BLOTTETH OUT POP-UP BOX CARD WITH ENVELOPE BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---ATG
Mod Squad---Layered Florals
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Something Humorous
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Create with TLC---ATG
Card Mania---Summer Fun
Classic DT---ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Crafty Girls Creations---ATG
Crafty Girlz---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Crea Chicky---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG
Creative Ladybirds---ATG
Daisy Chain---Floral


Hope you join the fun at our WAW Challenge.  There's wonderful prize awaiting our blessed winner from our awesome sponsor this Challenge, Simon Says Stamp ($25 GC).  You can choose to incorporate the free Word Art (sentiment) you see in my card for projects you wish to make and link with us though it's not mandatory.  You can submit up to 5 projects (Anything Goes) each week as long as it's family friendly, inspirational or uplifting.  Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have a blessed week and always remember to share unto others the hope you have in Christ.  Hugs! 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Scripture Series: The Works of the Lord Card---Join Us for Another Inpsirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello everyone!  Two weeks came by so fast and now, we are beginning another Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)Today's Scripture Word Art (free to download at the WAW site) comes from Psalm 118:17 which says, "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord."  

Though the  Psalmist in our highlighted verse lived before the time of Jesus Christ, there was a sure trust (confidence) in God in the life of this person.  When we look at all the things God created and the system that runs them, it is truly beyond human comprehension.  Sure Science can explain how some things work but even that little knowledge comes from the Lord Almighty.  Deuteronomy 29:29 tells us, "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law."  If God does not reveal anything to mankind, it does  not matter how intellectual a person is, he/she will search in vain.  For even the capacity to think and learn is of the Lord.  Everything He reveals to us is to be used to gain wisdom and understanding on who God is, His ways and His divine will, purpose and plan for His creation.  As created beings,  we are to align ourselves with our Creator to live life to our full potential.  I love the exhortation that my Life Application Bible shared about this latter verse:  It says, "There are some secrets God has chosen not to reveal to us, possibly for the following reasons: (1) our finite minds cannot fully understand the infinite aspects of God's nature and the universe (Ecclesiastes 3:11); (2)  some things are unnecessary for us to know until we are more mature; (3) God is infinite and all-knowing, and we do not have the capacity to know everything He does.  This verse shows that although God has not told us everything there is to know about obeying Him, He has told us enough.  Thus disobedience comes from an act of the will, not a lack of knowledge.  Through God's Word we know enough about Him to be saved by faith and to serve Him.  We must not use the limitation of our knowledge as an excuse to reject His claim on our life."

As a New Testament believer who personally experienced the enormous grace of God through what Christ did at the Cross, I have everything I need to live my life wholly trusting/depending upon Him.  Jesus laid out His plan in my life as a member of His Body (The Church) in His written Word (The Bible).  The very existence of the Church and it's role in our time for the salvation of all mankind was hidden to many in the past.  But by the power of the Holy Spirit, not anymore! I have a a bright future as a citizen of His Kingdom both now and forever.  Jesus had a talk with Martha in John 11:25-26,  "Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”  Though this physical body dies (unless the Rapture of the Church takes place beforehand), our soul and spirit lives forever in the presence of God.  This is absolutely true for us who placed our trust in Jesus Christ while here on earth.  We are spirit beings inside a physical shell!   The physical shell is destroyed but our spirits live on.  Whoever is in Christ (Born-again, John 3:3) shall never see death (eternal death).  We are destined to rule and reign with Christ.  Knowing this Truth, I am very passionate to share such wonderful hope to others in order to declare God's glory through His love and mercy.  I truly serve an incredible, awesome and amazing God!

For this Card, I used an image from the Golden Oldies Collection of Art Impressions.  I watercolored it with Distress Inks and fussy cut.  The base is a pre-cut A7 white CS from Paper Studio, the patterned wooden frame is from Recollections and added some glitters from Stickles (Crystal).  Finally, some fancy stitching all over this creation.  Simply cute, I love it!


 THE WORKS OF THE LORD CARD


 THE WORKS OF THE LORD CARD LAYERS


 THE WORKS OF THE LORD CARD INSIDE


THE WORKS OF THE LORD CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

AAA---Words Take Center Stage
Angie's---ATG/Red White Blue
Dare2BArtzy---Bright Colors
Dragonfly Dreams---ATG
Fashionable Stamping---Feminine
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends---ATG
Artistic Inspirations---ATG/Make it Funny
Aurora Wings---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Lost Coast---ATG
Paper Next Dolls---ATG
Crafting by Designs---ATG
Crafty Creations---ATG
Crafty Gals---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Something Humorous
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafts Galore----ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Crazy Ladybirds---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG


I hope you'd take the time to join us at our WAW Challenge.  It's Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly with uplifting and inspirational messages, you can link up to 5 projects.  Our sponsors this week are Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods ($25 GC to their shop), Dies to Die For (15 pound GC) and Imagine That (Digi Images).  I can't wait to see your projects  and leave you some encouragement on your Blogs.  Though the world seem darkened nowadays, let your faith in God shine like a beacon on a hill.  Pray without ceasing and believe that God can do the impossible! My trust in only in Him... 

Monday, July 3, 2017

CAS Series: Two Occasional and One Thinking of You Cards...It's Time for Another Monthly Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello there, Crafty Peeps!  We have another Challenge that started yesterday at 613 Avenue Create.  As always, it's Anything Goes  with "Monochrome" as  an optional theme.  I decided to go for the Anything Goes and highlight three of the CAS cards I made recently.  Anyway, my apologies for late post as I didn't have the time (busy Sunday) to get this published on time.

Anyway, we are going through the series on "Why we believe the Bible" at our Church.  While other religions have some elements of the Bible in their doctrines yet they have either added their own (man-made) or twisted the Biblical teachings they have adapted.  As a child of God (Born-again, John 3:3), I solely rely on the accuracy of Scripture to navigate me in this journey called LIFE---physically and spiritually, temporal and eternal. The 66 books of the the Old and New Testament which comprises the Bible is given by God to warn, lead and arm us with knowledge, wisdom and power to the narrow path He prepared us to take.  The Old Testament is the foreshadowing of the Person of Jesus Christ Who is fully revealed in the New Testament.   He is our only hope of re-connection with Almighty God after Adam led all of humanity to the path of rebellion (Fall of Man).  No other book can point us to the Truth other than the Holy Bible, authored by the Holy Spirit, using several men of God that lived many years apart.  It brings us to the conclusion that though many were used to pen the Scripture, it truly has One Author and this fact is proven by the accuracy and cohesiveness of the writings.  2 Peter 1:20-21 tells us, "Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."  Gotquestions.org in the question "Who were the authors of the Books of the Bible?" answered, "Ultimately, above the human authors, the Bible was written by God. 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that the Bible was “breathed out” by God. God superintended the human authors of the Bible so that, while using their own writing styles and personalities, they still recorded exactly what God intended. The Bible was not dictated by God, but it was perfectly guided and entirely inspired by Him. Humanly speaking, the Bible was written by approximately 40 men of diverse backgrounds over the course of 1500 years. Isaiah was a prophet, Ezra was a priest, Matthew was a tax-collector, John was a fisherman, Paul was a tentmaker, Moses was a shepherd, Luke was a physician. Despite being penned by different authors over 15 centuries, the Bible does not contradict itself and does not contain any errors. The authors all present different perspectives, but they all proclaim the same one true God, and the same one way of salvation—Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).

History has proven the accuracy of God's Law and the Prophetic Words that came and are coming to pass.  Even as I speak, the prophetic clock is active.  Jesus is the completion of the Law (Torah) and  the object of every prophecy.  He told us in Matthew 5:17-18, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."  Jesus in His coming, ministry and finished work at the Cross validates the Bible.  God's Word does not discriminate on status, race, color or anything this divisive world is using to create factions.  It has no gray area!  Everyone goes through the Only Way, Only Truth and Only Life revealed by God in the person of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, no one has an excuse!  The Holy Bible is the single and most reliable book that reveals the infinite God we have no way of knowing on our own.  His Holy Spirit (living in us) interprets God's Truth so that we may fully understand His ways.  Speaking to the believers, Paul told us 1 Corinthians 2:6-14, "We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit."  Everyone who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior received the Holy Spirit and He dwells inside them.  Without Him,  people live in darkness---having no knowledge, wisdom nor understanding on their spiritual condition.  Thus, we see the widespread hatred of God in our day giving birth to gross immorality led by depraved hearts and minds.  Anyone who sincerely consults God's Word for Truth will be led by the Holy Spirit.  I am so grateful to God's Word for lighting up my path now and forever.  (Please scroll down for a VIDEO that will surely bless you regarding the validity of the Bible).

For this first card, I used an image from Sassy Cheryl Digi Stamps called "Little Girl Graduation"  and colored it using my Touch Five markers. I stamped the sprig in the background using Penny Black clear stamps.  I also adhered some Washi Tape from Tape Works and added Liquid Pearls (Silver Pearl).  The base is an A2 pre-cut card that comes with an envelope (The same size used for all cards here).  With some fussy cutting, this card came out awesome.


 WISHING YOU ALL OF LIFE'S BEST CARD


 WISHING YOU ALL OF LIFE'S BEST CARD INSIDE


 WISHING YOU ALL OF LIFE'S BEST CARD WITH ENVELOPE



For my second card,  I used clear stamps from two Stampendous sets (image and sentiment).  I also colored the image using my Touch Five markers, inked the clouds using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and the cloud stencil I created and adhered some Washi Tape from Recollections.


 CHANGITO PIRATE BIRTHDAY CARD


 CHANGITO PIRATE BIRTHDAY CARD INSIDE


 CHANGITO PIRATE BIRTHDAY CARD WITH ENVELOPE


For my third and final card for this post, I used an image from Fiskars Clear Stamps and the sentiment is from Stampendous. I stamped using several colors from Stampabilities mini inks for such a colorful and vibrant effect.  I also incorporates some Liquid Pearls (White Opal) for added dimension.  It sure turned out lovely. 


 THOUGHTS OF YOU FLUTTER BY CARD


 THOUGHTS OF YOU FLUTTER BY CARD INSIDE


THOUGHTS OF YOU FLUTTER BY CARD WITH ENVELOPE

These Card are entered into the following Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps---Summer/Beaches
Angie's---ATG/Red White Blue
Dare2BArtzy---Bright Colors
Dragonfly Dreams---ATG
Fashionable Stamping---Feminine
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends---ATG
Penny Black---For the Boys
Artistic Inspirations---ATG/Make it Funny
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Lost Coast---ATG
Crazy Challenge---Animals
Crafting by Designs---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
2 Crafty Critter---ATG with Critter
2 Sisters---Beach
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Country View---Things with Wings
Crafts Galore----ATG
Crafty Animals---ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Crazy Ladybirds---ATG
Delicious Doodles---Beside the Sea
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG


There you have it, folks!  Don't miss the fun by joining our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.   Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to highlight this week. I hope you have a great start of the year and know that through faith in what Jesus accomplished through the Cross as revealed by the Written Wordf, we have complete victory that we can effectively share with others!


WHY THE BIBLE?
I also would like to share the video of one of my favorite Christian apologist, Bro. Ravi Zacharias when he was asked by a young man in the University of Illinois, "Why we should believe the Bible as the Word of God?."  This was taken many years ago in one of his speaking engagement.  I learned so much.  Watch and be blessed!


 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scripture Series: Have I Drawn Thee Flower Pot Card---Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge Happening at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello everyone!  Today starts another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)As always, we feature a Scripture Word Art (free to download at the WAW site) that comes from Jeremiah 31:3 which says, "The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."

Do you know that everything God does is motivated by His love?  Before we can even fathom the depths of what "True Love" is, God had already shown us love by allowing us to exist even though He knew what mankind was going to do. Before time ever existed and everything came into place, there's God---His will, plan and purpose!  Nothing is hidden from Him and His plan goes before any of us ever was.   And even before that, He also created the angels even though He knew Lucifer (Satan) would turn against Him and a third of these beings would wreak havoc all over His creation.  The Bible declared in 1 John 4:7-21 that "God is Love."  We will not know what "true love" looks like until we gaze at the best representative God sent to mankind---His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ!  John 1:18 says, "No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known."  Every word Jesus had spoken, every action He took and His intent for both shows us the unselfish (Agape) kind of love  that is uniquely God's.  Not one of us is capable of demonstrating the true essence of  "Agape" unless God Himself draws us to the the Lordship of Jesus Christ, our choosing to surrender our lives to Him and us allowing the Holy Spirit to take over.  We cannot fully understand the vastness of what "everlasting love" means other than it's love without end.  Yet even with our limited understanding and while depending solely on what Christ has shown us through His death, burial and resurrection,  we get a taste of what God's everlasting love is like.  As one who experienced the incredible love of God (once a sinner, saved by His grace and living each day through the guidance of the Holy Spirit),  God's love empowers me to see myself not on my daily struggles and battles nor how others perceive or accept me but according to the eternal love God has for me.  The finished work of Jesus Christ at the Cross is not only victory I hold onto each day but my assurance to the eternal vastness of God's great love for me and everyone that love Him.  I am chosen from before time and He alone knows why, but I am so grateful He did.  I would like to share what I read from Life Application Bible about God's love as an exhortation to the verses from 1 John 4:7-10.  It truly blessed me so, here it is:

"Everyone believes that love is important, but love is usually thought of as a feeling.  In reality, love is a choice and an action, as 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 shows.  God is the source of our love: He loved us enough to sacrifice His Son for us.  Jesus is our example of what it means to love; everything He did in life and death was supremely loving.  The Holy Spirit gives us the power to love; He lives in our hearts and makes us more and more like Christ.  God's love always involves a choice and an action, and our love should be like His.  How well do you display your love for God in the choices you make and the actions you take?

John says, "God is love," not "Love is God."  Our world with its shallow and selfish view of love, has turned these words around and contaminated our understanding of love.  The world thinks that love is what makes a person feel good and that it is all right to sacrifice moral principles and other's rights in order to obtain  such "love."  But that isn't real love; it is the exact opposite---selfishness.  And God is not that kind of "love."  Real love is like God, Who is holy, just and perfect.  If we truly know God, we will love as He does.

Love explains (1) why God creates---because He loves, He creates people to love; (2) why God cares---because He loves them, He cares for sinful people; (3) why we are free to choose---God wants a loving response from us; (4) why Christ died---His love for us caused Him to seek a solution to the problem of Sin and (5) why we receive eternal life---God's love expresses itself to us forever.

Nothing sinful or evil can exist in God's presence.  He is absolute goodness.  He cannot overlook, condone of excuse sin as though it never happened.  He loves us, but His love does not make Him morally lax.  If we trust Christ, however, we will not have to bear the penalty for our sins (1 Peter 2:24).  We will be acquitted (Romans 5:18) by His atoning sacrifice."

For this Card, I used an image from WPlus9 called "Doodle Buds." I loved this stamp set the very first time I saw the cards people made with them.  Though it took some time, I am so glad I now have it in my collection.  So,  I stamped my favorite flower image on different colored CS and fussy-cut them, including the leaves.  The finished card measures 5 x 7 inches using Kraft CS as base.  The pot measures 4.5 x 4.25 x 3 inches.  The DP is from Recollections, the ribbon from my stash, the glitters from Stickles (Crystal) and the white nail head gems from Imaginisce.  I also inked part of the pot with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), the sentiment in the message panel from Ms. Sparkle and Co.  and lastly, I added some stitching all over this creation.  I used this VIDEO from Splitcoasters as an inspiration for this creation. This was really fun to make.


 HAVE I DRAWN THEE FLOWER POT CARD


 HAVE I DRAWN THEE FLOWER POT CARD LAYERS


 HAVE I DRAWN THEE FLOWER POT CARD MESSAGE SPACE


HAVE I DRAWN THEE FLOWER POT CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Flag Day
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Mod Squad---Colorful
Simon Says---Use Patterned Paper
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG/Tag
Not Just Cards---ATG
Paradise of Stamps---Summer
Lemon Shortbread---ATG
Retarte---ATG
PINspirational---Photo Inspiration
OLLCB---Summertime
Path of Positivity---ATG/Faith Hope Love
Scrapbook Stamp Society---ATG


Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement.  As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter up to 5 times this week.  An awesome GC of  $25 worth will be awarded to our Challenge winner by our awesome sponsor---Simon Says Stamp.  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up as we meditate on the love of God today. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Scripture Series: They Shall Be Filled Card---Join Us for an Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

A wonderful Wednesday, everyone!  Today, we started another Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) as we feature another great Scripture Word Art (free for you to download at the WAW site).  It comes from Matthew 5:6 which tells us, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."

This verse is part of  the "Beatitudes" verses found in Matthew 5:3-12 and is a blessing if we take the time to ponder on these very important words of Jesus to all of us who have placed our trust in His finished work at the Cross.  I would like to share the exhortation to these verses from my Life Application Bible.  It says, "Jesus began His sermon with words that seem to contradict each other.  But God's way of living usually contradicts the world's (earthly, fleshly lifestyle).  If you want to live for God you must be ready to say and do what seems strange to the world.  You must be willing to give when others take, to love when others hate, to help when others abuse.  By giving up your own rights in order to serve others, you will one day receive everything God has in store for you.  

The Beatitudes can be understood in at least four ways.  (1) They are code of ethics for disciples and a standard of conduct for all believers.  (2) They contrast kingdom values (what is eternal) with worldly values (what is temporary).  (3) They contrast the superficial "faith" of the Pharisees with the real faith Christ wants.  (4) They show how the Old Testament expectations will be fulfilled in the new kingdom.  These Beatitudes are not multiple choice---pick what you like and leave the rest.  They must be taken as a whole.  They describe what we should be like as Christ's followers.

Each Beatitude tells us how to be blessed.  "Blessed" means more than happiness.  It implies the fortunate or enviable state of those who are in God's kingdom. The Beatitudes don't promise laughter, pleasure or earthly prosperity.  To Jesus, "blessed" means the experience of hope and joy, independent of outward circumstances.  To find hope and joy, the deepest form of happiness, follow Jesus no matter what the cost.  

With Jesus' announcement that the kingdom was near, people were naturally asking, "How do I qualify to be n God's kingdom?"  Jesus said that God's kingdom is organized differently from worldly kingdoms.  In the kingdom of heaven, wealth and power and authority are unimportant.  Kingdom people seek different blessings and benefits, and they have different attitudes.  Are your attitudes a carbon copy of the world's selfishness, pride and lust for power, or do they reflect the humility and self-sacrifice of Jesus, your King?  

I remember singing the song with our Praise Team at Church entitled "Servant of All."  It features  lyrics that sums up a believers life as citizens of the kingdom of God.  The part of the song that stayed with me described that Kingdom as, "Cause it's the inside outside upside down kingdom where you lose to gain and you die to live."  This is so true!  Since I surrendered my life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ decades ago, I've experienced first hand the fierce battle that every child of God go through to faithfully accomplish God's will in and through my life.  On my own, I couldn't do it but because the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ who won every battle in this world lives inside of me, I can live the higher calling of God in my life.  I wage war daily against the temptations of this world and my personal war against my own self (human nature).  I've always wondered why many could not perceive the plain and simple Truth of the Gospel where you need to put your faith in what Jesus already accomplished at the Cross instead of trying to reach God through religion and good works which the Scripture attest will never gain anyone a ticket to God's kingdom (God called it "filthy rags" in His sight, Isaiah 54:6).  The God of heaven and earth has provided humanity with the Only Way (Only Solution) out of our misery (being in bondage with the enemy from the time we were physically born) in order for us to live righteously in His presence and escape the Lake of Fire reserved for Satan and his followers (the proud, rebellious and ungodly).  It is all in His Word, written in every pages of the Scripture, so that we don't have to guess or device our own way to gain His favor.  Through Jesus Christ, we are all accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:4-14).  But the Bible also tells us, "For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18-25).  

What more can I say about this startling contrast between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world?  I had to search inward and realized that no matter how far I walked in accordance to this world (temporary existence) in my old life, something inside me felt void.  We heard many people said, "There's something missing in my life!" despite all the power, fame and opportunities money can buy. After reaching the pinnacle of riches and glory, they find that true happiness doesn't dwell there.  That's why we hear of people resorting to addiction of all types, non-stop parties and sexual perversion or drowning themselves with work so that they will not have to hear the voice of their conscience speaking to them.  Many of them would not admit how spiritually empty their life became till it was too late.  And we say, "What a waste!"  I don't mean to be insensitive, but all of us were given one life to live. These people rejected Christ and as a result,  they wasted the opportunity that their Maker gave them to fulfill their full potential.  They unplugged themselves from their power source and chose the bogus power of the enemy which was meant to destroy them.  Had they chose to surrender to God, His indwelling presence in them would have completed their existence---nothing missing, nothing broken!  But the horror of their denial of Christ doesn't end there as they must now continue that life in the everlasting torment apart from everything good, away from the presence of God.  Very, very sad!  My friends, I got persecuted, threatened and called many names a lot (especially in Social Media) and even lost a few family/friends along the way just because I share "The Gospel of Truth."  It  deeply hurts to be falsely accused when all you have in your heart is love for the souls that would otherwise perish eternally if they miss Christ in their lives.  Yet, I don't stop!  As the Spirit leads, I set aside my emotions and allow the Spirit of God to use me to whomever He places in my path.  It is not my place to convince anyone---it is the Holy Spirit's job.  I'm just His spokesperson. Yes, come to think of it, you'll never know who is hungry and thirsty enough---ready to be filled by God.  And so, be faithful no matter what, for our work in the Lord is never in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).

For this Card, I used an image from A Day for Daisies called "Fairy Queen Primrose" that I colored using my Touch Five and Prismacolor markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to create a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from Paper Studio, the flowers I layered are from Prima and inked around the edges with Distress Ink (Ground Expresso), the brad from Recollections and the gems are from Tulips.  I also added glitters (Stickles-Crystal) to the image as well as the leaves (punch used from Fiskars).  On the upper right corner, I stamped the vines from Penny Black and also stitched all over this card.   I am delighted with the result.
 

THEY SHALL BE FILLED CARD


 THEY SHALL BE FILLED CARD LAYERS


 THEY SHALL BE FILLED CARD INSIDE


THEY SHALL BE FILLED CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Birthday
Inspiration Destination---ATG/Shaker Card
Mod Squad---Spark it Up
Paper Shelter---Flower Power
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Die-Cuts
City Crafter---Photo Inspiration
Create and Makes---ATG/Yellow
Digi Choosday---ATG
Everybody Art---ATG
Lemon Shortbread---ATG
PINspirational---Photo Inspiration
Retarte---ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Crafty Girlz---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Creatalicious---ATG
Creative Ladybirds---ATG
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/Butterflies
Let's Craft and Create---Girls, Girls, Girls
Love to Craft---ATG


Hope you join the fun at our WAW Challenge.  Wonderful prizes awaits our winners from Lawn Fawn (Paper Pad and Stamp Set), All Dressed Up Stamps (Digi Images) and His Grace Works ($15 GC).  You can choose to incorporate the free Word Art (sentiment) you see in my card for projects you wish to make and link with us though it's not mandatory.  You can submit up to 5 projects (Anything Goes) each week as long as it's family friendly, inspirational or uplifting.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Have a blessed week and find opportunities to share the hope you have in Christ by being sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leading. Hugs! 

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