Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Challenge Weeks #236-237 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday!  We're so glad you've stopped by and chosen to share your art with us.  Thank you so much to all of you who shared your talents by linking up to our last challenge, and please know how grateful we are to have you share with us.   I can't believe we had well over 400 entries.  God has surely blessed and grown our blog since we first started, and we praise Him for providing us with such awesome talented participants, and fabulous sponsors.  We have another great challenge for you this time, so let's get started.

The beautiful word art for this challenge is from 2 Corinthians 3:17, and it says "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty".  Understanding the trinity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, isn't always easy.  It takes faith and trust.  But when we learn the all the aspects of the trinity (God the Father, Jesus Christ our Savior, and the Holy Spirit Comforter), and through faith accept all He has for us; we become more like Him, and can enjoy all He has for us.  He wants us to know Him in His fullness - all parts of Him.  It's important that we realize that all three are one in essence, but also recognize the distinct differences between them.  This is a study of its own.  What this verse is teaching us is that God really IS the Spirit, and when we have Him in our lives, we have liberty (freedom) from sin.  We can come directly to Him, speak directly to Him, and enjoy His fellowship in a very personal way.  Knowing all the parts of God brings great joy to the believer, and it is His desire that we know and understand all of Him (just as He knows all about us and loves us still).

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not 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. 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.

AND NOW.......Our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want,
and one lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One lucky person will win a $25 Gift Certificate
from our friends at Simon Says Stamp 

AND NOW......Our Lucky Winners:
Paper Smooches Stamps is our generous sponsor for this
challenge.  Their lovely shop is filled with the
most darling stamps, dies, and SO much more.
Lucky Entry #291 - Kelly has won
a prize from Paper Smooches Stamps.
AND
digital sponsor for this challenge.
Lucky Entry #384 - Cheiro Urgia - has won
some new images from All Dressed Up.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #278 - "Hi Notes"
Entry #326 - Gloria Lee
Entry #344 - KT Fit Kitty


Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Using Sponsor Stamp and Die Set
Using a Stamp from our
Using Always & Forever Stamp


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Challenge Weeks #234-235 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, friends!  It's time for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We are SO glad that you've stopped by to join us.  We have two amazing sponsors this week, lots of great inspiration, and a scripture from God's Word to encourage you.

The scripture that was used to create our beautiful word art for this challenge is Proverbs 16:9.  It says, "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps".  First, this verse isn't talking about a wicked man (person), but someone who is instinctively following his conscience.  This man considers how he will go about attaining the things he desires in life.  When the LORD (God in the Old Testament, Jesus Christ in the New Testament) lives in our heart, the plan we'll devise to guide our life will obviously be a wise one that leads us in the right direction.  When we allow the LORD to direct our steps, He will lead us in the way we should go.  Life isn't easy, and it's not always a breeze just making the right decisions.  But when we have the LORD in our heart, and we listen to our heart when we make our decisions, He will direct us.  We will still face temptations and trials, but God always provides a way for us to do what's right and resist temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13), and He has promised that He will never leave us lonely (Hebrews 13:5).  We're very blessed to have God's Word. Each verse carries a blessing, and we hope this one has spoken to your heart.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not 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. 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 atempting 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.

AND NOW.......Our FUN sponsor for this challenge:
Paper Smooches Stamps is our generous sponsor for this
challenge.  Their lovely shop is filled with the most darling
stamps, dies, and SO much more.  One lucky person will
win a fabulous prize from Paper Smooches Stamps.
AND
digital sponsor for this challenge.  One
lucky person will win some of these sweet
new images from All Dressed Up.

AND NOW....Our lucky winner:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want,
and one lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
Entry #336 - Debbie
has won the $25 Gift Certificate
from our friends at Simon Says Stamp 

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #98 - Ikemo
Entry #263 - Karen H.
Entry #265 - Sreb


Please email Karen or leave a comment
if you'd like a Top 3 Badge for your blog.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Using Sponsor Image, Girl On A Bike
Using Sponsor Image, Dreaming of Summer

Using Sponsor Image, Dreaming of Summer
Using Sponsor Image, A Cuddle Makes It All Better


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Challenge Weeks #232-233 - Anything Goes

Well, once again we find ourselves on a beautiful Wednesday all ready for another FABULOUS challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We're so glad you've stopped by to join us, and we thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us.  It's always such a blessing to have you play along with us, and we want you to know that we welcome EVERYONE to stop by and play along in our challenges.  You are important to us, and YOU are important to God.  We thank Him for your participation, and we praise Him for providing this FUN place where we can all gather to share our talents and make friends.

Our word art for this challenge is from Matthew 19:14 and it's a story that was told in the Gospels of the New Testament when Jesus and His disciples had come into the coasts of Judea and He was preaching beyond Jordan to the Pharisees and others who had gathered to hear His words.  As He preached, there were children who came into the midst of the crowd, and the disciples shewed them away; assuming they were bothering Him as He spoke.  We do this sometimes when adults are having important conversations, and this may be a good lesson for us to consider.  Jesus corrected them, reminding them that the innocence and love of children is stronger than that of adults because it comes to them naturally; not being dependent upon other human relationships.  It was significant that they are children of God, and Jesus told them that we must humble ourselves with the innocence of a child when we come to Him for salvation.  This is a really sweet verse, and it should always remind us not only of God's love for children; but of His great love for all of us as "children of God".

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not 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. 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 atempting 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.

AND NOW.......Our AWESOME Sponsor for this challenge:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want,
and one lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
We hope you will play along in our challenge
to be entered to win this great prize
from our friends at Simon Says Stamp 

AND NOW.......Our lucky winner!
Our friends at Freckled Fawn are offering one
lucky person a $15 Gift Certificate to their
sweet shop.  Freckled Fawn carries washi tapes,
wood chips, cork, metal and so much more.
That lucky winner is......
Entry #339 - Diana Lynn Martin
Enjoy your prize from Freckled Fawn 

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #66 - Diana Nguyen
Entry #169 - Hetty
Entry #188 - Ina
Please email Karen or leave a comment
if you'd like a Top 3 Badge for your blog.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Princess created a church fan!
Using Sponsor, Simon Says Stamp Products
Please welcome our new Design Team Member!
Using Sponsor, Simon Says Stamp Products
Christmas Cats Die Set (heart), and the



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Challenge #230-#231 - Anything Goes

Hello to all our creative friends!  We're so glad you're back again for our new challenge.  It's a blessing to us every time you stop by to share your wonderful creations with us, and we're grateful for your participation.  We have a really fun sponsor this week, a beautiful piece of word art, and lots of great inspiration for you; so let's get started.

Our word art was created using the verse Psalm 33:11 which says, "The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations".  Let's look at this verse and break it down.  First we read "the counsel of the Lord", and this refers to THE PURPOSE of the Lord (or what He wants for us).  Next we read, "standeth forever" which means that it will be carried out and will never change".  This is one of the most precious things about God's Word.  It was, and is, and ALWAYS will be the same.  Unlike other religions whose doctrines flip-flop and change over time, God's Word is UNCHANGING because it is perfect, complete, solid and true.  It means exactly what it means, and will never change.  Praise God for that!  Time can't change God's word, and men can't change God's word (unlike other religions' doctrines).  Next we read "the thoughts of his heart", and this refers to all the things God has designed and that He wishes to be accomplished.  And finally, the last part says "to all generations", which is a beautiful reminder that His purpose (His desires for us) are passed down from one generation of men (from the beginning of creation) to the next for ALL TIME.  So, let's put all these parts together to see what God is telling us in this verse.  It basically says that the purpose of the Lord (what He wants for us) will be carried out and will never change.  The things that God designed and wishes to be accomplished will never change from one generation to the next.  What a blessing to know that His doctrines and principles are consistent, pure, and unending.  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow; and He is the ONLY WAY to Heaven.  We hope this verse will be a blessing to you this week.


As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not 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. 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 atempting 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.

AND NOW.......Our AWESOME Sponsor for this challenge:
Our friends at Freckled Fawn are offering one
lucky person a $15 Gift Certificate to their
sweet shop.  Freckled Fawn carries washi tapes,
wood chips, cork, metal and so much more.
Stop by Freckled Fawn to do some shopping!

AND NOW......Our VERY LUCKY WINNER.......
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want,
and one lucky person has won a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
The lucky winner of our last challenge who will
receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the AWESOME
Simon Says Stamp is..........
Entry #145 - Janeen K.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #136 - Elizabeth
Entry #163 - Sabina
Entry #264 - Lisa
Please email Karen or leave a comment
if you'd like a Top 3 Badge for your blog.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started