Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Anything Goes - Challenge #440-#441

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.  It's time for another FUN challenge.  We're so glad that you've chosen to join us, and we always enjoy seeing the amazing cards and art you share with us.  We wish everyone the best of luck in the random draw.  We have a new sponsor for this challenge - Art Glitter.  Be sure to check out all their fabulous glitters, glass beads, and other great products.  One AWESOME product carried at Art Glitter is their variety of Designer Dries Clear Adhesives.  These FAB adhesives come in different varieties (for paper crafting, fabric, etc.) and are super helpful in crafting.  They even carry Applicator Tips for applying adhesive in those smaller areas requiring fine detail.  We do hope you'll stop by and check out Art Glitter.

Our word art scripture is Jeremiah 33:3 which says, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not".  When Jeremiah spoke these words, he was speaking to the people of Israel and Judah.  Much of his writings were a warning to the people of these kingdoms to help make them aware of the judgement to come, and to persuade them to repent of their sins and turn to God.  But in the midst of all of this, he took time to write these words of encouragement.  His words are a blessing to us even today.  We're facing troubling times as well.  Sometimes we think we have all the answers and we forget to ask God for the strength and wisdom we need.  These words that he spoke are so relevant to us now.  If we will simply call on God (speak His holy name and ask Him for help), His word says that He will answer us.  It also assures us that when we call on God, He will show us great and mighty things that we don't yet know.  Let's be honest....there's much that we can learn.  Rather than looking to our televisions, newspapers and computers for the answer we need; let's "call on God, let Him answer us, and let Him show us great and mighty things that WE DON'T KNOW".  This is when we will be blessed - when we look to God for ALL that we need.

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:

Art Glitter is one of our new sponsors this year.
You won't want to miss out on visiting this
AWESOME store to see their vast assortment
of various Glitters, Glass Beads,
Designer Adhesives, and more.
One (very) lucky person will win a
generous $50 gift card to spend at
Art Glitter.  How cool is that?


AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
Pink & Main was the sponsor for
our last challenge.  You can see all
their wonderful papers, stamps and
dies in the Pink & Main Store.
One lucky person has won a generous
prize package valued at over $25.
The lucky person who has won this
awesome prize package from our
friends at Pink & Main is
Entry #145 - Marie Bingaman

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry #59 - Esther

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:

From Our May Guest Designer, Greta Hess



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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Anything Goes #438-#439

Welcome back to another great challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We're always SO grateful to have you stop by to join us.  We have another great challenge ready for you with an AMAZING sponsor.  We also have a lucky winner from our last challenge, lots of fabulous inspiration, and a few words of encouragement.  We're always so grateful to have you join us, and we do hope that your experience here will be a good one.  Best of luck to everyone in the random draw each time.  I try to always remember to say a quick prayer just before I hit the random generator and ask God to pick someone who needs a pick-me-up for some reason, or who He knows maybe just hasn't had a good win in a while.  We hope that you've been blessed by our generous crafting community, and that you enjoy the fellowship of the challenges where you enter your art.  If it were up to us, every single person who enters our challenges would win a prize, because your entries are all so amazing.  We appreciate you so much, really.

Our word art scripture is Proverbs 23:25 and it's a verse that speaks of the joy that parents feel when their children are walking with God.  With Mother's Day approaching, let me encourage everyone to remember to honor our mother (father/parents) by thanking God for giving us all the exact parents He did.  Nobody's parents are/were perfect.  Not everyone's childhood was filled with goodness and favor.  Yet, we were born into our family and our circumstances for a reason.  God has a perfect plan for each of us.  Whatever your situation and whatever your circumstances when it comes to parents/family, etc. I encourage you to find what is good, and give God thanks for those things.  When we choose to focus on what is good, we will think less about what is negative.  For those of us with a mother (family) that was supportive in your walk as a Christian, I encourage you to thank God (and your mother/parents) for that.  If it was less than favorable, I encourage you to remember God's love for you.  He is the Father who will never leave you nor forsake you.  He's really all you need....in this life, and to spend the rest of eternity with Him in Heaven.  We wish you all a very happy and blessed Mother's Day this week.  We also wish for those who are hurting over the loss or absence of their mother in their lives the hope of God's ability to completely fill any void and heal any hurt you're dealing with in your life.  He is always enough, and He cares so much about you that He wants you to lay all your burdens on Him so that you don't have to carry them alone.  Those are His words, not mine.  Just call on His precious name, and know that He is always going to be there for you.  Have a wonderful week, everyone.

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:
Pink & Main is our sponsor
for this challenge.  You can find all
their wonderful papers, stamps, dies,
and all sorts of wonderful goodies
here in the Pink & Main Store.
One lucky person will win a generous
prize package valued at over $25.
There's SO much to see at Pink & Main.
You can also see some card samples
below using their AWESOME products.


AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
store that carries so many amazing stamps and
other crafting goodies; including their own line
of stamps.  One lucky person has won their choice
of either TWO (2) Stamp Sets, ONE (1) stamp set
and ONE (1) die-cut, or TWO (2) die-cut sets.
We hope you'll stop by to check out the
Congratulation to Lucky Entry

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:

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:
Pink & Main DT Member, Donna sharing
this card using the Petals Stencil
Isn't that pretty?

And this cute set by Pink & Main
DT Member, Kathy Schweinfurth using Thin Fishtail
Banner Dies, Stitched Circle Dies,
Thin Alpha Dies and 
Enchanted Garden Enamel Dots


From Our May Guest Designer, Greta Hess
Beautiful hand-rolled felt flowers.


Using Pink & Main Birthday Stamp Set





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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Anything Goes #436-#437

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  Thanks for stopping by to play along in our FUN challenges.  We have another great one ready for you with an AWESOME sponsor, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  We also have some amazing inspiration for you as well as a devotional that we hope will be a blessing to you during this difficult time.  Many people are struggling for answers right now; and it's our prayer that you will look to the Lord, Jesus Christ, for all your needs.

Our word art scripture is Hebrews 1:10 and it tells us that the LORD (Jesus Christ) created everything.  That's a tough one for some people to comprehend.  Hey, I get it.  The human mind has trouble comprehending things that simply don't compute in our limited (human) minds.  The whole concept of creation defies what our minds are able to understand.  As humans, we only know the things we've seen and understand.  But you see, God's ways are so much higher and greater than ours.  If God explained it all to us in detail, our human minds still couldn't comprehend it all.  That's because we think logically, and we base our thinking on what we know, what we see, and what history tells us.  We're limited because we think in human terms (i.e. everyone has a beginning/birth and an end/death); but God is different.  He IS time, and He has always existed.  That's another hard one for us to comprehend.  You see, the things of God are SO much higher and greater; and to comprehend it all, WE MUST HAVE FAITH.  What is faith?  The Bible tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  You see, our minds can't comprehend all the things of God because He is not human.  While yes, He "became flesh and dwelt among us"; God Almighty (the LORD) is not human.  He is SO much more, so much higher and greater.  It takes faith to accept the things that we can't simply explain.  But that doesn't mean they aren't true.  The Bible also tells us that "blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed".  One day, those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior will be in His presence; but we won't be in human form.  Again, so difficult to understand and yet so true.  And at that time when we'll be able to ask Him about all these things that we never quite understood while here on Earth, these questions won't even be important to us any longer.  Once we are in His presence in our eternal form, we will understand.  The questions we have now won't be an issue for us any longer.  Strange?  Yes, somewhat.  But that's what makes God SO special and SO unlike any other "god".  God/Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven.  He is the ONLY God who is qualified to offer Himself as a perfect spotless sacrifice for our sins, and the ONLY one who suffered death, came back to life, was seen by hundreds of witnesses after His resurrection, and who has gone to prepare an eternal home for those who choose to practice FAITH by accepting His precious gift.  So, if you have doubts or questions; that's normal.  We are human.  We do encourage you, however, to look to qualified individuals who have extensively studied God's Word when trying to sort out these questions.  One thing we know for certain is that "by GRACE (God's gift on the cross) we are saved through FAITH".  It takes us being willing to accept, through faith, what God has done for us.  And trust me, all those questions will sort themselves out and make sense when it really matters.  Life is short.  Eternity is a LONG time.  Today is a great day to step out in FAITH and ask God to come into your heart and guide your life.  You will never regret stepping out in faith.  Great are the works of His hands.

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:
store that carries so many amazing stamps and
other crafting goodies; including their own line
of stamps.  One lucky person will win their choice
of either TWO (2) Stamp Sets, ONE (1) stamp set
and ONE (1) die-cut, or TWO (2) die-cut sets.
We hope you'll stop by to check out the


AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
Gina K. Designs is a WONDERFUL shop
filled with sweet stamp sets, stencils, die-cuts,
embellishments, and SO much more.  One lucky
person has won a $40 gift voucher to spend at
Gina K. Designs.  How cool is that?  It's lucky
Entry #83 - Gail Scott

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:

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:
From Our Sponsor, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
Sharon Johnson sharing this pretty card which
uses Thinking Of You Rose Stamp Set, Get
Well Tulip, and All Occasions Sentiments 1
And this lovely card set, also created by Sharon,
Fishtail Sentiment Banners

And One from Holly McMillen using
A Godly Man and All Occasions Sentiments

Our April Guest Designer, Diane Hover

Holly Lau
And JoAnn's Card Using
 from Sponsor, Stamp Simply


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