Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Anything Goes - Weeks #519-520

Welcome back, everyone, and thanks so  much for joining us.  We're all set for another great challenge and we're always super excited to have you ALL play along with us.  The more, the merrier.  We do our best to get to everyone's blogs; but if we do miss yours, please know that we are always SO super grateful for each and every piece of art linked to our gallery.  We wouldn't have a challenge blog if it weren't for fabulous artist like each of YOU who share your creations in our link-up.  We consider you ALL winners, and we're always super grateful to have you share your talents with us.

Our scripture for this challenge is Jeremiah 15:16 and it reads, "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by thy name, oh Lord God of hosts".  Yum!  I love to devour God's word.  Let's take a look at what this verse is telling us....or at least my best interpretation of it.  The first section reads, "thy word was found".  That's clearly the first step.  We have to FIND it, open it, and STUDY it.  There's NO other book or publication (none whatsoever) that "completes" God's Word or "adds value" to it.  It is COMPLETE, PERFECT, and filled with words to bless your lives and guide us toward the blessed life He wants for each of us.  It next tells us that once it has been "found" and studied, "it was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart".  That's a beautiful and encouraging thought.  We don't always need food to comfort us, alcohol, drugs, entertainment, crutches, etc. to fulfill what our bodies truly need.  Opening and enjoying God's Word gives us much greater joy than ANYTHING this world has to offer.  The reason why is because the JOY we get from God and His precious word is permanent and lasting.  The "joys" of this world (of the flesh) are only temporary and can't ever provide us the true inner joy and peace we seek.  Finally, the verse reads, "for I am called by the name, o Lord God of hosts".  God has called each of us to follow Him.  Where do YOU find your joy?  If it's in anything other than Jesus Christ, it won't last forever.  Eternity is a LONG time.  Today is the perfect day to decide where you want to spend your eternity.  He's calling YOUR name, and He longs to give you the joy and rejoicing of your heart.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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 the 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.
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
Our friends over at The Project Bin
are sponsoring this challenge.  They
carry many sweet stamps sets, die-cuts,
and all sorts of great sets to help you
create something FUN.  One lucky person
will win a $15 credit to spend over at
The Project Bin.  That's awesome!  We
hope you'll stop by The Project Bin to
look around.  Thanks so much, Denise.


AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
Our Friends at Really Reasonable Ribbon were
our previous sponsor.  We do hope you'll stop by
Really Reasonable Ribbon where you'll find not
only every ribbon and trim imaginable, but also
lots of other great products like Mulberry Flowers,
Embellishments, Adhesives, and much more.
You won't want to miss Bonnie's Tutorials on the
always lots of great inspiration there, along
with the monthly Blog Hops (starting on the
13th of each month) and info about sales, etc.
Please stop by often for lots of great ideas and
your #1 source for Ribbons, Flowers & more.
One lucky person has won the October AND
November Ribbon Club Assortments from our
friends at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  How cool
is that?  Thanks so much, Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Our lucky winner is

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's Badge for your blog.
All winners must also email Karen
to claim prize (per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration To Get You Started:

Our November Guest Designer, Diane Hover

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Weeks #517-518 - Anything Goes

Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.  We're SO glad you've chosen to stop by and play along with us.  We have yet another AWESOME challenge for you all today, and it's always much more fun when YOU join the fun.  We have one new DT Member and we hope you will give a warm welcome to Christine Miller.  Christine has been a faithful participant of our challenges for many years, and she is also a faithful Christian who loves the Lord and loves to create beautiful things.  We have another WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge; THEE source for everything ribbons, trims and more - Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Let's get started with our challenge.

Our word art for this challenge uses the scripture verse Psalm 31:12 which reads, "To the end that my glory may sing praise to three, and not be silent.  Oh Lord, my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever".  These beautiful words pretty much sum up my daily prayer to God - that He might allow me to sing His praises as long as I have breath left in me.  I know that I (and those who are saved) will sing His praises forever in Heaven.  I praise God for that.  But this dark and twisted world wants to silence my praise to Him now; and that will never happen.  God has each of us to sing His praises, to bring Him glory, and to testify to His greatness and love - while we are here on this earth.  You see, it's really all about sharing the Gospel (the truth and GOOD NEWS) of Jesus Christ and His gift of eternal life through what He has done for us at Calvary.  This earth as we know it WILL pass away, and each of us WILL spend an eternity in one of two literal places.  Let's do all we can to sing His praises as long as we have life in us.  Let's each commit to sharing God's love and goodness with our lost world.  This is His hope for us.....that we reach the lost for Him.  Are you singing His praises?

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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 the 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.
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
Our Friends at Really Reasonable Ribbon are
sponsoring this challenge.  Please pop on over
to Really Reasonable Ribbon and you'll find not
only every ribbon and trim imaginable, but also
loads of other great products like Mulberry Flowers,
Embellishments, Adhesives, and SO much more.
You won't want to miss Bonnie's Tutorials on the
always lots of great inspiration there, along
with the monthly Blog Hops (starting on the
13th of each month) and info about sales, etc.
Please stop by often for lots of great ideas and
your #1 source for Ribbons, Flowers & more.
One lucky person will win the October AND
November Ribbon Club Assortments from our
friends at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  How cool
is that?  Thanks so much, Really Reasonable Ribbon.


AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
The WONDERFUL Erin Lee Creative was
generous to sponsor our previous challenge.
If you're not yet familiar with Erin Lee Creative,
be sure to stop by to see all the wonderful
stamps, dies, and crafting products.  You'll
also find lots of great inspiration on the
Erin Lee Creative Blog.  One lucky person
has won a special prize from our friends
at Erin Lee Creative.  That lucky person
is Entry #77 - Esther A.

Our Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:
Entry #76 - Hazel

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's Badge for your blog.
All winners must also email Karen
to claim prize (per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration To Get You Started:

Our November Guest Designer, Diane Hover

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Anything Goes - Weeks #515-516

Welcome back, everyone!  We're always so grateful to have you stop by to read our post, get some inspiration, and play along in our FUN challenges.  Your amazing creativity is a treat for our eyes week after week.  Please know that even if we don't get to every blog post, we do notice your art and we are SO incredibly grateful that you share your talents and art with us.  We love seeing your entries, and we thank God for you.  By the way, I'd love to know if you're praying about our 2022 sponsors.  Those last few spots are filling in nicely.  Praise God!

Our word art for this challenges is from Isaiah 43:6-7 which read, "I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him: yeah; I have made him".  Just as they were back in the time these words were written, people had family members all over the world as we do today.  He was calling for his sons and daughters from all parts of the earth to come together.  Just as all those who are called by His name need to come together now (and always) for the cause of Christ.  He calls us from the north, from the south, from wherever we are.  He needs YOU and ME to share His love with everyone in this lost, dark world.  As the verse says, "He made us for His glory".  It also reminds us that He created us (we did NOT evolve  - we were created in His likeness), that He formed us (He knows every detail about us), and that He made us (He is constantly making us into the best versions of ourselves when we seek after Him.  God is calling us all to follow Him and to share His love with our hurting world.  At a minimum, each of us can PRAY for others, for our leaders (President, all in authority, police, etc.) and most of all - PRAY for the LOST world to simply turn their hearts to God for ALL the answers they seek.  Only GOD has the eternal answer we all need.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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 the 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.
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
The WONDERFUL Erin Lee Creative is our
sponsor for this challenge.  If you're not yet
familiar with Erin Lee Creative, be sure to
stop by their store to see all the wonderful
stamps, dies, and crafting products.  You'll
also find lots of great inspiration on the
Erin Lee Creative Blog, and below where a
few of their DT Members have share some
Erin Lee Creative card samples.  One lucky
person will win a special prize from our friends
at Erin Lee Creative.  How COOL.

Here's Our Next Lucky Winner
sponsored our last challenge.  One lucky person
who plated along in our previous challenge has
now won this AMAZING prize from
choice of either any two stamp sets, or the
choice of one stamp set and one die cut set.
How AWESOME is that?  Be sure to check
out all the wonderful stamps and products
Our Lucky Winner is:

Our Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's Badge for your blog.
All winners must also email Karen
to claim prize (per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration To Get You Started:

From the Erin Lee Creative Design Team
Ceal P. Using Jumbo Skinny Rainbow Die

and Jennifer T. Using Sweet Succulants
From Erin Lee Creative


Our October Guest Designer, Darlene Pavlick

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Weeks #513-514 - Anything Goes

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday, everyone, and thanks for joining us.  We have another FUN challenge waiting for you with lots of great inspiration, an awesome sponsor, a brief devotional, and free digi scripture.  There's always lots of fun and excitement for you here at Word Art Wednesday, and we always LOVE having you share your wonderful art with us.  If we don't make it by your blog to leave a comment, I do apologize.  Please know, however, that we're SO very grateful for each and every one of you; and for every card and project you link to our gallery. Your talents always amaze us.  Let's get started with our new challenge, shall we?

The Bible verses used to create the word are from Psalm 119:125,129 which read, "I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.  Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them".  These two scripture verses were combined to remind us that we are God's servants; meaning He is above us in every way.  It also tells us that when we truly belong to God and live for Him, we will desire to know Him more fully so that we will truly learn how to have a personal relationship with Him.  God knows EVERY intimate secret detail about us; but....how much do we know about God?  To love someone is to WANT to get to know them - fully.  When we take the time to really get to know God, we'll learn of all the wonderful things He has done, Who He is, and all the ways our lives will be blessed through our knowledge of Him.  The more we know God, the more we will desire to keep His commands, to learn, and to live in a way that will bless us and bring Him glory.  The BLESSED life comes through knowing God and understanding Him.  Is He your friend?  Do you know Him?  He sure wants to know you.  

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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 the 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.
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
are sponsoring this challenge.  We have some
inspiration to share with you using some of
their wonderful stamps.  One lucky person who
plays along with us will win an AWESOME
prize from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  The
choice of either any two stamp sets, or the
choice of one stamp set and one die cut set.
How AWESOME is that?  Be sure to check
out all the wonderful stamps and products


AND NOW.....Another Lucky WINNER:
HURRAY!!  The wonderful and beautiful
Studio Katia sponsored  our last challenge.  How
AWESOME is that?  This gorgeous store is
filled with high-quality stamps and dies in the
most beautiful designs.  Their talented DT will
inspire and amaze you!  Be sure to stop by the
wonderful Studio Katia to look around at it all.
One lucky person who played along in our last
challenge has now won a $30 gift card to spend at
Studio Katia.  How cool is that?  Thank you SO
much, Studio Katia.  We appreciate you!  Our
winner is Lucky Entry #73 - Marie Bingaman

Our Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's Badge for your blog.
All winners must also email Karen
to claim prize (per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter