Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Anything Goes/Weeks #432-433

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  We realize that you're all going through various struggles as we face this pandemic together, and our hope is that rather than worrying or getting stressed out, that you will TRUST God and call on HIM for all your needs.  He loves us and wants to be our strength (during this difficult time, and always) and if we stand strong in our faith, we cannot be moved.  God WILL take care of us.  Please stay safe and healthy, dear friends.  We're happy to pray for your specific needs.  Just let us know.  We really do care about you all.  Thanks for playing along with us.

How cute is the word art/scripture font for our focus verse?  I just love the sweetness to that font; and similarly, this is also a sweetness to this little verse.  Sometimes just a little "nugget" or "tidbit" from God's Word like this can be such a BIG blessing to us.  Our verse says "He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great".  We know that when we "fear" God, it means to be reverent and to live morally pure knowing (with full awareness) that He is our holy and just God who will one day judge us all.  I can speak personally that He has most certainly blessed me, and that He continues to bless me each and every minute of every day.  We're facing a difficult time right now, dear friends.  May I offer the solution to it ALL?  It's Jesus Christ, and the fear of God which leads to GREAT BLESSINGS.  And His blessings are, obviously, for everyone...both small and great.  It doesn't matter how you define "small and great" either.  You can think of it as being about our troubles great and small, or you can think of it referring to people who are famous and infamous, young and old, tall and short, fat and skinny, smart and slow, etc.  The blessings of God are for ALL who simply choose to "fear" Him, and it applies to every aspect of our lives.  Here's a fact:  He (Jesus Christ) IS GOD, and He IS in control, and He IS coming again.  The blessed (mentioned in this verse) will spend eternity with Him in Heaven, and the cursed (those who reject Him) will spend eternity in Hell.  WHAT?  Did she just say that out loud?  Yup!  I did.  Because it's simple and true.  Are you BLESSED?  This isn't to shame anyone or to hurt anyone's feelings; it's a simple truth from God's Word.  We really hope that you will call on the name of Jesus, and be BLESSED - because this is what He wants for us all.  His gift of eternal life is free, it never runs out on grocery shelves, and it can never be taken away from you.  It's available to everyone, and it's the absolute best thing you can get to protect you from whatever chaos is going on in the world.  Whatever the trouble....Jesus is the answer.  #blessed

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; 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 AMAZING sponsor for this challenge:
Our friends at Heffy Doodle are sponsoring
this challenge with an AMAZING prize pkg.
filled with an assortment of Heffy Doodle
products.  Located in the UK, this prize
pkg. is valued at approx. 40 pounds (UK).
What an AWESOME prize!  You can visit
Heffy Doodle here to see their awesome
assortment of stamps, dies, stencils, and
extras.  We're SO grateful for this awesome
sponsor!  #heffydoodle


DRS Designs was our AWESOME Sponsor
for the last challenge. We hope you'll take some
time to check out ALL the awesome stamps
at DRS Designs.  One lucky person has won
a generous $20 voucher to spend at the
AWESOME DRS Designs.  This lucky person
is Entry #198 - Esther

SECOND PRIZE (from Karen)
For someone who used a DRS Designs
stamp on their entry, this sweet
Berry Wreath (rubber mount) stamp
from DRS Designs.  It goes to...

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry #69 - Renata
Entry #146 - Rosina

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 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!
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Our March Guest Designer, Julie Odil

Holly Lau


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Anything Goes - Weeks #430-#431

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday - the best challenge blog on the internet.  OK...maybe I'm just a bit partial here, but we really have an AWESOME Challenge Blog here, and we give God ALL the praise.  He continues to provide, to grow, and to bless our little blog.  It means everything to us that you are here, and that you're willing to share your wonderful art with us.  We just LOVE seeing all your creativity.  And this week, there are TWO (2) PRIZES up for grabs.  Sorry for the late start today, but...let's get started with his FUN new challenge.

The verse we're looking at is Ephesians 3:20 which tells us "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us".  From my perspective, what this is saying to us is that we're giving full acknowledgement and all praise to our God who is clearly able to do all of what we ask.  In fact, He is able to do things that exceed abundantly above anything we could ever ask or imagine.  Keep in mind, exceeding means going way above and beyond, and abundantly means with overflow or excess.  So...when God resides within us, His power works in and through us to accomplish great things.  When we ask God for wisdom, strength, or...really anything, we always expect an answer and we'll always get an answer.  But our minds are limited to what they can think or comprehend.  We're conditioned to have limits on what we think or expect because we're human.  But God can do ALL things, and can do things "exceeding abundantly" or, going far beyond what we ask or expect because He is GOD and His ways are greater and higher than ours.  How exciting to know that when we cast our cares on God, He will always answer us; and He will answer us in ways we can't even imagine because He'll do things exceeding abundantly above what we needed or expected.  He is limitless.  And, because He understand us SO deeply and intimately (because He created us); He knows our needs better than even we do, and He will care for us in ways we can't even begin to comprehend.  Let Him do great things in your life.  You will be amazed at what He will do through you (through each of us).  When we simply ask Him and lay out cares at His feet, His answers exceed far beyond what we could ever dream about or comprehend.  I really hope and pray that you know Him like that.  He is SO amazing!  Praise be to God.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; 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 AMAZING sponsor for this challenge:
DRS Designs is our AWESOME Sponsor
for this new challenge.  Our DT Members
have used DRS Designs stamps on their
projects today.  We hope you'll take some
time to check out ALL the awesome stamps
at DRS Designs.  One lucky person will win
a generous $20 voucher to spend at the
AWESOME DRS Designs.

SECOND PRIZE (from Karen)
If you use a DRS Designs stamp on your
sample, just write DRS after your name
when entering (or leave me a comment to
let me know you used a DRS image) and I
will pick one additional winner.  That person
will win this sweet Berry Wreath
(rubber mount) stamp from DRS Designs.

AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
Our good friends over at The Project Bin
sponsored our last challenge.  The Project Bin
carries such cute stamp sets.  One lucky person
has won a $15 to spend on some FUN new
stamps from The Project Bin.  The lucky
winner of that $15 gift voucher is...

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry #12 - Cynthia

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 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!
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Card Sample from Karin Martin of DRS Designs
Using:





Our March Guest Designer, Julie Odil

Using DRS Designs Stamp

Using DRS Designs Stamp
Snow Globe
Inside View With Scripture and Snow Globe



Visit Stephanie's Blog to see her
Images Using DRS Designs Stamp




Using DRS Designs Stamps including


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