Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Challenge Weeks #248-249 - Anything Goes

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday!  We're so glad you've chosen to stop by and play along with us.  We have a great challenge for you all again, and we want you to know that we truly appreciate each of you who takes the time to share your art with us.  God has blessed each of us with unique talents, and it's always so fun to see how you all use those talents to create your art.  Are you ready for another AWESOME challenge?  Well, here we go!

Our beautiful word art, Isaiah 54:10, says "For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that have mercy on thee".  These are words of PROMISE and of hope.  All around us we see terrible things taking place in the world.  There is hatred, destruction and evil at every turn.  But, this earth is NOT all there is.  We know that the mountains and hills WILL depart and be removed.  In the end, all that will matter is our position/relationship (or lack thereof) with the great Creator of this world, Jesus Christ (God in human flesh).  When everything is said and done, NONE of what we know and see will exist or matter.  It will ALL be gone forever.  But God's precious Word assures us that His kindness shall NOT depart from us, nor His covenant of peace because He has taken mercy on us.  But don't be misguided, people.  His mercy is no joke, and it doesn't just come to us automatically or because we're "good people" or because we've gone to church, helped others, been baptized, etc.  It's up to each person to choose or reject what God is offering us.  There WILL be an end to this world, and we each have a choice as to where we want to spend our eternity.  It's OUR responsibility to ASK God for His mercy by giving our hearts to Him in a personal manner.  Let this verse be a reminder to each of us that this world is temporary, and that His mercy is extended to each of us, but only IF we choose to make that move and ask God for His mercy on our soul.  Praise God that He loved us enough to come this earth in human flesh and provide a way for us to experience His kindness and His mercy.  But it's completely up to us if we choose to accept it.  Eternity is a very long time, and it's important to secure yours.  The mountains and hills will be removed.  Will YOU accept the covenant of God's peace and the mercy God has extended to you?

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 WONDERFUL sponsors for this challenge:
The Kraft Outlet is an AWESOME store filled with
kraft cards, envelopes, tags, and all sorts of great
embellishments.  One lucky person will win a
$15 Gift Certificate to spend on whatever they want.
You can window shop today at The Kraft Journal
AND.....
The Cutting Cafe is an AMAZING and super fun
on-line store for digital stamp sets, cutting files,
and SO much more.  One lucky crafter will get to
pick out some brand new cuts of choice.

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 will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
Who has won a $25 Gift Certificate
from our good friends at Simon Says Stamp
That lucky person is......

AND........
We have a re-draw for the prize from our last challenge
which was never claimed.  That prize goes now to:
Entry #52  - Diane H.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #54 - Judy V.
Entry #194 - Kathy S.
Entry #200 - Srebrnolistka


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


Gail Scott
Stephanie Wright
Sponsor Items Used From Kraft Outlet
Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock - Click Here
Buff Ivory Text Weight Paper - Click Here
Twill Tape (Natural) - Click Here
Black Baker's Twine - Click Here


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #246-247

Welcome back, everyone!  It's time for another fun challenge, and we're SO glad you've joined us.  We have two lucky winners to announce, a beautiful piece of word art, and our friends at Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring this challenge with a generous $25 gift certificate to the amazing store.  Let's get started right away.

Our beautiful word art/scripture is from Paslm 62:5 which reads, "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him".  In the midst of this beautiful psalm, David speaks to his own sinful soul and says, "My soul, wait thou only upon God".  You see, because of where that comma is placed, we know that he was speaking to his own soul.  If he had meant to say that his soul waits only upon God, it would have read differently (without the comma, like this)...."My soul wait thou only upon God".  This is why we believe the translation you use really does matter.  The Bible is God-breathed, meaning that it is the spoken word of God exactly as recorded by the true Prophets of the Bible (there are no true modern day prophets.  This another way of knowing a false religion).  They wrote down God's exact words (messages) for us.  We believe that the KJV is the most closely-preserved translation available.  Because there are SO many translations, we can see in this verse the difference and importance in meaning that a simple comma can make.  So, David spoke to his soul; telling it to wait only on God.  The reason he gave for this was "for my expectation is from him", which tells us that David knew that his salvation (his hope or expectation) was in him (Jesus Christ) alone.  This is a beautiful psalm filled with praise, promise, and hope (our expectation), and I encourage you to read through this beautiful psalm.  It is only 12 verses long, and I guarantee that it will be a blessing to you just as this verse has been.  Learning more about God's Word (and His promises) is fun, and is SUCH a comfort and a blessing to our daily lives. 

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.
You could win a $25 Gift Certificate
from our good friends at Simon Says Stamp
but only if you link up!

AND NOW.......Our TWO Lucky Winners:
Classy Cards 'n Such has (sadly) gone out of business.
But my sweet friend, Beverly, the owner of
Classy Cards 'n Such, still sent us an
AWESOME prize from her lovely store before it
closed specifically for this challenge.
One person will be VERY blessed
by this prize package.  Thanks, Bev!
Karen also threw in a cute new die-cut from
Frantic Stamper and some other embellishments.
The winner of this prize package is....
Entry #150 - Hillary H.
AND
My Artistic Adventures is our Digital Sponsor.
This sweet Etsy Store, owned and operated by
Heather Hudson, has whimsical, sweet, and
most-adorable digital sheets to help you create
the sweetest ephemera for your creations.
One lucky person will win some digital sweetness
That lucky person is Entry #191 - Gloria Shirr

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #162 - Rosina
Entry #172 - Terri Burson
Entry #187 - Lovely Linda


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

 
Gail Scott
from Sponsor, Simon Says Stamp
Stephanie Wright
Using Several Sponsor Products



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Challenge Weeks #244-245 - Anything Goes

Hello, and welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another FUN challenge.  Even though we've gone to a bi-weekly challenge schedule, this is one of those months where we have three challenges.  So for that reason, we have two sponsors again for this challenge; and then Simon Says Stamp will be back with us again for our third challenge in August.  We sure are glad you're here for this challenge because we have two AWESOME sponsors again which means two more chances for YOU to win.  I'd like to quickly mention that one of our DT Members, Carole Robb-Bisson, has been seriously ill.  For those of you who love to pray for others, I know that she would greatly appreciate your prayers for healing.  We miss her fellowship and presence, and wish her a speedy recovery.  Thanks to those of you who will pray for Carole.  We're also happy to pray for YOUR prayer requests if you let us know.  And with that said.....let's get started on our challenge.

The first thing I need to tell you about the word art file for this challenge is that it is NOT spelled incorrectly or written incorrectly.  It's is the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, and our preferred translation here at Word Art Wednesday.  That doesn't ever mean that you can't use different translations of the Bible for your own cards and projects.  We love God's Word, and it delights us to see it on your cards and art in any version.  It's also important to mention again that you are never required to use scripture when playing along.  That's not a requirement, even though several people have had that misconception.  We really just enjoy seeing ALL the different forms of art you create.  You're always welcome to read our Challenge Rules if you have any questions about "the rules" and such.  This beautiful verse (and beautiful piece of scriptural word art) would be such an awesome one to make into something you can frame, and using it as a wedding gift or a new home house-warming gift.  It's a great verse about the home, and as we all know; our houses are a very important part of who we are as people.  These two verses say, "Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall all the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches".  The words "an house" refer to an individual or family home; and one that is grounded in wisdom, strengthened by understanding (good judgement), and prospers by continuing knowledge (growing in God's Word and developing as a Christian or child of God).  These things will cause our chambers (the rooms of our homes - as well as all the needs in our lives) to be filled with all precious and pleasant riches (the desires of our heart).  It's fun to look at verses from God's Word and learn what message they have for us.  We hope you enjoy creating with this beautiful piece of God's Word in the form of word art (if you so choose).  Let God's Word be a blessing to you.

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 AMAZING sponsors for this challenge:
Classy Cards 'n Such has (sadly) gone out of business.
But my sweet friend, Beverly, the owner of
Classy Cards 'n Such, still sent us an
AWESOME prize from her lovely store before it
closed specifically for this challenge.
One person will be VERY blessed
by this prize package.  Thanks, Bev!
Karen also threw in a cute new die-cut from
Frantic Stamper and some other embellishments.
AND
My Artistic Adventures is our Digital Sponsor.
This sweet Etsy Store, owned and operated by
Heather Hudson, has whimsical, sweet, and
most-adorable digital sheets to help you create
the sweetest ephemera for your creations.
One lucky person will win some digital sweetness

AND NOW.....Our TWO Lucky Winners:
Really Reasonable Ribbon was our product sponsor for
the last challenge, and one lucky crafter has won a
$10 Gift Certificate to spend on some GORGEOUS new
ribbons, trims, twine, flowers.....whatever they choose!
That lucky artist is.....
Entry #12 - Something Crafty By Dottie

AND
The Cutting Cafe was our Digital Sponsor
for the last challenge.  If you've never seen
this amazing store....you will definitely want
to check it out.  A second lucky winner has
been drawn, and they get to choose some
ADORABLE new files from our friends
at The Cutting Cafe.  That person is:
Entry #270 - Scrappy Scatty Jan

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #51 - Uma Lyer
Entry #156 - Jose
Entry #264 - Gaylynn


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

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Stephanie Wright