Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Anything Goes - Weeks #364-#365

Thanks for stopping by!  We're always so grateful to have you all stop by to visit and play along in our challenges.  We hope you enjoy our fellowship as much as we all enjoy having you share your beautiful creations with us.  We encourage art of all kinds, as long as it meets our challenge rules.  It's hard to believe that this year is quickly coming to an end.  There's only one more challenge after this one left for us in December.  And...we already have all our 2019 sponsors scheduled and ready to go.  You will LOVE each and every sponsor we have set in place for next year.  The side-bar with sponsor logos will change on the 1st of January to reflect all the sponsors for 2019.  We hope you will join us for each and every challenge in the coming year; and we praise God for providing all the amazing, generous sponsors we have to share with you in 2019.  We're so glad you're here.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
Gina Marie Designs is a FABULOUS on-line
store that carries lots of sweet stamps,
die-cuts, embellishments, and a wide
variety of crafting supplies.  One lucky
person will win the darling new

AND
The Cutting Cafe is our digital sponsor
for this challenge.  They carry SO many
cool digital stamp sets, SVG files,
personalized ribbons, and SO much
more.  Please be sure to stop by
The Cutting Cafe to see all their
lovely products.

And Now....Two More Lucky Winners:
The Project Bin is such a FUN stamp store
and they have several fabulous high-quality
stamps to help you create something great.
Take a moment to look around at everything
at The Project Bin.  One lucky person has
won a $15 gift certificate to their store!
It's Entry #84 - Marsha Drain
AND
sponsored our last challenge.
You can browse their entire collection
of digital stamps at Imagine That!
The lucky winner of this fun prize
is Entry #206 - Marjeta

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #60 - Beverly
Entry #106 - Donna Whitten
Entry #186 - Angela B.

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:
DT Members from Gina Marie Designs
sharing two cards using their sweet products.
First, their sweet Circle Die
As well as their cute new Elf Themed Stamp Set
Next we have Maria Pilar from the
Cutting Cafe Design Team sharing
this sweet Christmas Fun Card 

Regina Easter of The Cutting Cafe Sharing
Projects Using Santa & Elf Pants Gift Box Template

Gail Scott from The Cutting Cafe
Design Team Using Rose Pie Box
And Gail's second project using Coffee Cup Template
and this week's Word Art/scripture file
And Cutting Cafe DT Member, Meena Herale,
And next, Meena using the Just Be Printables Set
And Now.....The Word Art Wednesday DT Members
Tamara Dixon
Using several items from sponsor,
Gina Marie Designs including the
Using Stitched Star Dies from
Our sponsor, Gina Marie Designs 


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Anything Goes - Weeks #362-#363

It's time for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and we're so glad you've chosen to stop by and join us.  We have two more lucky winners, two FABULOUS sponsors, lots of great inspirational art, a brief devotional, a beautiful (FREE) digital scripture file, and a good time for everyone.  Thanks for taking part in our challenge.  We hope it will be a blessing to you.   

As we look at the verse used to create our word art (Psalm 103:17) we might ask ourselves what this means.  If there is ever a verse that you don't quite understand, we strongly encourage you to seek out wise counsel to help you comprehend it, as every word from the Bible is SO very encouraging and helpful.  This verse says, "But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting...." and this simply means that His mercy (His compassion and forgiveness) is something that has ALWAYS existed and ALWAYS will exist.  Just like God Himself, there is no beginning or end to His mercy, and that means it cannot ever be taken from us once we accept it - because it's eternal.  This leads us to the next part - "upon them that fear Him" - we are human; so much unlike God, we can be kind and merciful today...and yet, we can be merciless and ugly tomorrow.....but not God!  This is another attribute that separates God from all others - His truths and promises have always existed, and will NEVER change! But just knowing His truths isn't enough.  That's why He says "to them that fear Him", which simply means we must make it personal, and must come to a place of understanding where we fully acknowledge God as the mighty, powerful, loving, and ONLY sovereign source for our eternal security.  "Fearing" God is a form of submission and acceptance of who He is - He is EVERYTHING!!  And finally, this verse tells us that "His righteousness is unto our children's children" which tells us, once again, that it is a FOREVER thing.  It didn't start with us, and it doesn't end with us.  His mercy and His existence are one in the same, as He has no beginning or end - and His promises have no beginning or end.  As a sinful person, this is so comforting.  We never have to worry about losing His precious promises.  This is why we share His mercy with our children (and others) so that these promises can be passed down to future generations; and so that those we love can experience the peace, joy and security that comes only from a relationship with Him.  What a blessing to know that His mercy is ALWAYS there for us, will last forever, and is available to ALL who call on Him. 

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
The Project Bin is such a FUN stamp store
and they have several fabulous high-quality
stamps to help you create something great.
Take a moment to look around at everything
at The Project Bin.  One lucky person will
win a $15 gift certificate!  Yeah!!

AND
is our FAB digi sponsor for this challenge.
We have some inspirational art using
their images (found below) and you can
browse their entire collection of
digital stamps at Imagine That!

AND NOW....Two More Lucky Winners:

Our dear friends at Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps sponsored our last
challenge by offering one lucky person
their choice of any two stamp sets,
or one stamp set and one die-cut
set.  Be sure to stop by and check
out all the fabulous stamps (and SO
much more) at Stamp Simply.  The
lucky winner of this prize is......
AND
Our digital sponsor for our last
challenge was the lovely
There's so much to see in this lovely
shop, (digital and acrylic stamps and
much more); so be sure to stop on by
to look around at Sweet 'n Sassy.
This lucky winner is.....

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry # 65 - Holly L.
Entry # 176 - Frezja
Entry # 190 - Stamping Up North/Laurie

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

From the Imagine That! Digi Design Team:
Using the Poinsettia Images from
Tamara Dixon
Using an image from our sponsor,
from Sponsor, Imagine That! Digis

Using Kinda Sorta Stamp Set
from Sponsor, The Project Bin


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Anything Goes - Challenge #360-#361

Welcome by again for another fun and fabulous challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We have two awesome sponsors, two lucky winners, our Top 3,  a Guest Design Team Call for 2019, a beautiful (free) digital word art/scripture file, a brief devotional by Stephanie Wright, and a new link-up. Please let me know if you're interested in applying to be a Guest Designer for 2019.  Let's get started with these thoughts from Stephanie on this sweet piece of God's Word.   -Psalm 26:7


As we look at our focus verse for this challenge, we see that it is all about praising the Lord and bringing glory to His name. We are to tell others of all the wonderful things He has done for us and to do so with thanksgiving. It is a privilege to thank the Lord for what He’s done.

Daily gratitude challenges are popular on social media during the month of November. I’ve seen them criticized because “we should be thankful every day; not just during one month of the year.”  That is absolutely true. However, being humans, we tend to be forgetful. Do we truly express our gratitude daily? If so, do we do so publicly? I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a challenge to remind us to be grateful for everything - big and small, with which the Lord has blessed us. And, just maybe, after expressing our thanksgiving for 30 days, we’ll develop the habit to continue even after November is long gone.

Expressing our thanksgiving to the Lord for the wonderful things He has done in our lives is important in our daily quiet time with Him. It is a type of worship to acknowledge how He’s working in our lives and thanking Him for it. It is also a great testimony to others to openly express our gratitude for the blessings we have and to give the Lord the praise for those things. It’s more than saying, “I’m thankful I have a good job.” Believers and non-believers would express the same. It brings the Lord glory for us to say, “I’m so thankful that the Lord worked out the details for me to have such a good job.” This puts the focus where it belongs. Developing a spirit of thankfulness and expressing it openly and frequently will lift our own spirits and change our attitude. Let’s not only be thankful people, but let us also be open in expressing our thanksgiving to the Lord.
Written by:   - Stephanie Wright

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
Our dear friends at Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps are sponsoring this
challenge by offering one lucky person
their choice of any two stamp sets,
or one stamp set and one die-cut
set.  Be sure to stop by and check
out all the fabulous stamps (and SO
much more) at Stamp Simply.
AND
Our digital sponsor for this challenge
is the lovely shop of
There's so much to see in this lovely
shop, (digital and acrylic stamps and
much more); so be sure to stop on by
to look around at Sweet 'n Sassy.

And Now.....Two More Lucky Winners:
Pretty Little Studio is an ADORABLE shop
filled with whimsical vintage die-cuts,
nostalgique ephemera pieces, stickers, flair
& so much more.  One lucky person has won
this prize package from their adorable
shop (see photo below) which includes:
Tinsel Town
Winter Joy
Holly Jolly
Christmas Joy
+ 2 vintage die-cuts
This lucky winner is

AND
Located in the UK, our second sponsor was
Sitx 2 Anything and they offered one
very lucky random participant a prize
package filled with various adhesives.
Be sure to stop by Stix 2 Anything to see all
that's new (and all your old favorites) in
the way of awesome adhesives.  This lucky

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #67 - KT Fit Kitty
Entry #97 - Paper Beauty AK
Entry #236 -  Esther

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

Deborah Saaranen of Stamp Simply
Sentiments from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Sheri Holt from the Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps Design Team Using
Our November Guest Designer, Tina Riley
Using Images from our Sponsor,

Using Sponsor Stamp Set
Tamara Dixon
Using the Pumpkin Kitty image
from sponsor, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Using  a gorgeous set from