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, August 6, 2014

Scripture Series: Number of the Stars Center Step Card---It's Another Week of Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday....

Good Wednesday morning, everyone!  It's time to feature another project for our Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  As always, we used a wonderful Scripture Word Art you can download for free at the WAW siteIt's taken from Psalm 147:4 which says, "He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names."  What an awesome thing to know that as vast as the universe and all its stars, God knows every single one of them.  All of His creation are held in the palm of His hands.  None of them move or function without the consent of our Almighty God.  Each one is important---vital towards the fulfillment of God's plan and purpose.  Psalm 19:1 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."  When we gaze our eyes at the wonderful things surrounding us ( so intricately and supernaturally designed for a specific purpose),  I can't help but ask, "What are the grounds of them that deny God's existence?"  I don't need to go very deep into the science of things just to understand and conclude that I was created by Him.  I just need to look in the mirror and see the incredible things that God has equipped me and empowered me to do.  I am unique and no one else in this world possess nor will ever possess  the same DNA God has imprinted me with.  Even my finger prints can attest to how special I truly am in the sight of the Lord.  Yet without the knowledge of God, many people lived and died without discovering their full potentials.  God made every single one of us (humanity) according to His image and likeness.  When He started the Creation process, He spoke the Word and everything came into existence.  Yet only Man was created by which God had to breathe unto us---providing us life!  The Word of God says in Genesis 2:7, "Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being."  Among His creation, God gave us something profoundly special---His Own Self!  And when we fell into sin (in Adam) in the Garden of Eden, He didn't give up on us nor stop there!  He showed His unconditional love by  leaving the majesty of His throne so He can come to us in the flesh (Jesus Christ).  He endured our punishment (away from the Father and to suffer the full force of God's Wrath) to the point of death in order to redeem us from the hands of the enemy.  He did it all because of His great love for every single one of us.  So, if you feel like no one cares for you, remember God!  Remember Jesus!  If you open your heart and accept the love He has offered you (paid for and sealed by His blood), you will never feel unimportant again.  Though trials come and attempts to destroy your relationship with God, He who didn't withhold His Son from death on the Cross for your sake will be faithful to keep you in perfect peace as you place your trust in Christ alone.  If the stars are valuable in the sight of the Lord, how much more value are we to Him?  The answer---it's UNFATHOMABLE!   Meditate on the following verses in order to see yourself the way God sees you:

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.(1 Peter 2:9-10)

"He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel." (2 Timothy 1:9-10)

"But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus."  (Ephesians 2:4-7)

Anyway, here's my inspiration project highlighting this week's Word Art.  For this Card, I used an image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps called "Polly and Her Star Balloons" which I colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is a white CS that is cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches center step card design.  The DP's are from my scraps from DCWV and Recollections.  I used an MS Border Punch, Nestabilities for the Circles and Lacy Circle.  I added some glitters (Stickles-Diamond) to the stars and the image together with a couple of buttons and jute.  To finish up, I did both fancy and regular stitching on this project. 






This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Pile It On---Stitching
Fan-Tastic Tuesday---ATG
A Little Bit Crafty---Sew What?
Crafter's Cafe---Lots of Layers
My Craft Spot---Bright Summer Colors
Girl Who Crafts---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Simon Says Stamp---Make It Sparkle
Penny's Paper-Crafty---ATG
Inky Impressions---Shaped Cards
Sister Act---ATG
As You Like It--- Favorite Papers and Why?  (DCWV and Recollections due to great designs/colors)
Cards Galore Encore---ATG
Crafting at the Weekend---ATG
Crafty Calendar---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Crafty Sentiment---Add a Sentiment
The Pink Elephant---Photo Inspiration
Stamping Sensations---ATG
Stampin Royals---ATG
Whoopsi Daisy---"B" Items (Bling/Button/Blue)
Papertake Weekly---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Crafting With Dragonflies---Center Step/Side Step Cards
Delightful Challenges---ATG
Mema's Crafts---ATG
Scribble and Scrap---ATG
Sisters of Craft---ATG
My Sheri Crafts---Shaped Cards
Glitter n Sparkle---Add Glitter n Sparkle

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.  Sponsors for this week are Heart and Rubber Stamps (choice of either 2 mounted or 4 unmounted rubber stamps) and Robyn's Fetish (choice of 3 digis).  I can't wait to see your projects and leave you some lovin' on your Blogs.  Have a blessed day and I pray that you acknowledge the glory of the Lord in yourself and in everything around you.  His Name be praised forever!


  1. A stunning centre step design Jo Ann. Just love your unique trademark style. Once can see your awesome creations a mile away.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. What a sweet and clever card Jo Ann - love your colouring and the texture you incorporated here.

  3. Love the colours and layout of your card - so many details to catch the eye.

  4. Hi Jo Ann, thanks so much for inviting me back. And thanks for the inspirational and uplifting scripture you shated today celebrating our unique selves.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Great project thank you for entering Agirlwhocrafts

    i love the colouring on the image, i am wondering if you would be interested in joining out DT if so please email x

  6. Gorgeous card. Unfortunately this post is from Aug 1st and out challenge started Aug 6th. Please feel free to enter in a project after that day so you can be eligible to win-thanks Penny's challenges

  7. This is so very adorable - love the fun colors. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. What a super card, amazing image, colours and detail, thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xxx

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it at CFTH this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  10. Wow, what a fun creation. Love everything about you step card. Thank for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of Anything Goes.

  11. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy’s “B” items Challenge! This is so fun! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C

  12. Thanks for playing with us this week at Delightful Challenges Anything Goes challenge! This is such a fun creation!! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C

  13. What a wonderful card. So colourful , loads of layers and a great shape too. Thanks for linking up with us this time around at my Sheri crafts.

  14. Such a gorgeous image and so well put together - as always. You really area gifted crafter. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  15. This is a beautiful card I love the colours you've used. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi daisy this week and Good luck

  16. Your card is phenomenal. I love the step card with all the layers. Thank your for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our Lots of Layers challenge.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  17. Very cute card! Love the fun style you did with the papers and the image. Just a great card with a wonderful sentiment. :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge "Add a Sentiment".
    Deborah GDT

  18. Fab card, love the design. Thanks for sharing with us on AYL
    I. Carolxx

  19. This one is also gorgeous. I love the bright colours and all the details. Thank you for playing along with us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  20. Fabulous card, love the richness of the colours and super cute image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  21. A fabulous card, Jo Ann. Wonderful colouring! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  22. wow a work of art inside and out. love the funkyness of it. Good luck in the Sisters of Craft challenge. Tina DT x

  23. Love your gorgeous card, what wonderful details and fab colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  24. Such a bright and fun card! What a lovely verse to go with your image!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  25. This is a very nice card, love all the colors. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge Blog.

  26. Wonderful designs, very creative! Nice cards!

  27. Beautiful layout and coloring. Love the layers and the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes

  28. Fab, fun and funky. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  29. Gorgeous card with a fab construction! Love all the details. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  30. A gorgeous card!!
    Good Luck & Thank you for joining in with Through The Craft Room Door blog challenge
    Marg DT member for TTCRD

  31. A most beautiful creation and I always enjoy your scripture choices and the beautiful array of colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  32. Oh wow this is amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments.

    Kelly x

  33. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x



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