Tuesday, February 19, 2013

His Only Son. . .

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. John 3:16


ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #143

This week, the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to make an Easter card or project.
To make the challenge even more rewarding, we will be giving out a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! And, if you use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. All submissions must be added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, February 24 at 8 p.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
Please take a bit of time to visit  my fellow challenge team members blogs, you'll be blessed!
Diana Nguyen * Audrey Hitlke * Cathy McCauley     
  and. . February Guest Design Team Member Becky Egecrone (BeckyTE)

Project Details

There would be no Easter, no spring, no hope if it were not for Jesus; for God's gift of His only eternally begotten Son, creator of heaven and earth and Savior of all of those who will turn to Him in faith! Fully God and fully man, he fulfilled every dot and tittle of the law doing what our forefather Adam (and every one of us since) failed to do: living a life of perfect obedience to His Father. And. . then the sinless, perfect One paid the penalty that was our due, enduring on the cross the Father's wrath: the just for the unjust; and died. But He is not dead, He is risen!! Death could not hold the sinless Son of God, and on the third day, He rose victorious over sin and death, proving that He was exactly who He said He was. . .and that He did exactly what He came to do. . .and by His stripes we are healed. He bore the sins of His people, and in exchange gives all those who will call upon Him, His perfect righteousness. Our sin soiled rages of scarlet, for His pure and radiant robe of righteousness!Amazing love, how can it be. . .

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?

He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace;
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me.

Excerpts from the hymn "And Can It Be, Charles Wesley'

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Chalkboard John's
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: White, black, green
Designer Paper: Prima Nature's Garden
Accessories: Memory Box Dies, flowers, SU butterflies, doily, Zva Creatiave pearls, flowers.
Technique: Chalkboard (For a great tutorial, click the links below)

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. What a stunning card Jan Marie!! I love your chalkboard, your spring colors and your addition of gorgeous embellishments!! The doily, fence, and flowers add interest and texture!! Gorgeous my friend!

  2. Love the beautiful card, Jan! No Son, no life only a miserable existence (at least that's what I experienced without the Lord). I'm so grateful to know that I have life more abundantly now and forevermore!! God bless!

  3. Beautiful, Jan Marie! I love the soft green color with the pop of black! The lacy doily, flourishes, and the flowers add elegance to this eternal message...the essence of Easter! Blessings to you!

  4. Love that hymn Jan Marie - love your card too - with the wonderful touches of subtle colour that really make the image jump out.

  5. Beautiful card! The fence adds a home feeling which contributes a personal mood to visuals. Under "Project Details" I LOVE your first statement you make about no hope without Jesus and what He did for us. I feel overwhelming gratitude for that truth!
    Blessings and hugs!

  6. Just stunning, Jan Marie! I just love this design and beautiful verse...absolutely perfect for Easter! Blessings! Kathy

  7. Jan marie...this is so ELEGANT!! I love this verse!!

  8. I would never have thought of putting pastels with a chalkboard stamp but it totally works and is lovely

  9. Gorgeous Easter creation Jan Marie! I love every single beautiful detail - so soft and oh so devine!

  10. Jan, LOVE this card and thank you SO MUCH!!!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!