Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Anything Goes - #378-#379

Welcome by for our new challenge, everyone!  Sorry I'm running a little late in getting this posted.  If you didn't happen to see the message on my last post, I am looking for a few more Guest Designers for the year.  If you're interested, please place the letters GD after your name in your entry below, or just send me an email.  We're all SO excited to have you play along with us and share your wonderful art, so let's get started with the challenge.

Our word art was created using 1 Corinthians 12:27 which tell us, "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular".  What a blessing and a joy to know that we are part of something SO much bigger than ourselves.  Many people search their whole lives for a place to belong.  People try joining clubs, gymns, attending social groups, and all sorts of things that are fun and help us get through life's ups and downs; but many still never find that place of belonging they're looking for.  Perhaps the reason they're still searching for that perfect place of belonging is because all those other options are temporary.  They can only fill a small portion of our lives.  But when we have asked Christ to be our Lord and Savior, our friend, and eternal source of security; we are part of something SO big, and something that lasts FOREVER and gives us a peace that passes understanding.  Nothing on this earth could ever fill that void in our lives quite like Jesus does.  We become members, in particular, we are members of the body of Christ.  Each of us is equally important in this collective body because we all have different talents, gifts and worth.  If you're still looking for that perfect place to feel love and a sense of perfect belonging....Jesus is the answer!

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, 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 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.

Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Our sponsor for this challenge is the
WONDERFUL and charming Heffy Doodle.
This is a new sponsor for us, and they have
the cutest stamps, die-cuts and more.
One lucky person will win a 15 pound
prize to spend on some new crafting supplies
from Heffy Doodle Stamps.

AND NOW......another lucky winner:
The Project Bin was our AWESOME sponsor
for the last challenge.  If you're not yet
familiar with this sweet stamp shop,
we hope you'll stop by to look around.
One lucky person has won a $15 gift
certificate to spend on some new stamps
from The Project Bin.  That lucky gal
is Entry #27 - CaroleAnn

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #47 - Crafting With Katherine
Entry #71 - Anushree
Entry #72 - Ela 17

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

Francesca Vignoli from Sponsor, Heffy Doodle

Our March Guest Designer, MariLynn DeGroot
 
I ran out of black ink and couldn't print the
word art, so I'm sharing a Heffy Doodle card
I made in September (and sent to Tamara). It
uses their Mewniverse Stamp Set.  If you go to
Heffy Doodle to look around, leave a comment
on MY Blog telling me which is your favorite
Heffy Doodle Stamp, Die or product.....
and you'll be entered to win some vintage trims,
laces, etc. from me.  Heffy Doodle is FUN!



Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Anything Goes - Weeks #376 - #377

Welcome by!   We're always SO grateful to have you stop by and share your art with us.  We believe that God has given each person very special gifts.  We use our God-given gifts to bless and encourage one another.  And let me tell you, we really enjoy seeing the beautiful creations you share with us, and we praise God for all the amazing talent we see each week.   We apologize that not everyone's blog gets a comment each week.  I'm still having trouble commenting on Splitcoast Stampers.  But please know that even if we miss leaving you a comment, we still peek at your cards and we thank you for taking the time to share them with us.  It means so much to us.   We have another great challenge all ready for you to enjoy, so let's get started.

PLEASE NOTE:  I'm looking for Guest Designers for this year.  If you are interested in being a Guest Designer here at Word Art Wednesday, please type the letters GD after your name in your entry.  Or, you can simply email me.

Our word art was created using the verse Ephesians 2:6 which says, "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus".  What this essentially means is that once we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are "made alive" (v. 5) and in addition to that, we are "raised up with Him" meaning that, in the future, we will be seated along side Him (in heavenly places).   Not only does God give us wisdom, provision and security in this life, but He also promises us that we will be near Him in eternity.   That's AMAZING!   The one true God, creator and author of EVERYTHING, powerful, mighty, sovereign, omnipotent and eternal - He who sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty - has secured a place for us at His precious side.   You see, regardless of what the world might want to believe....there are only two places that every soul WILL spend eternity.  Those two choices are either: 1) Hell:  A dark, endless pit of fire with anguish, gnashing of teeth and eternal torment; or 2) Heaven - in the immediate presence of God, walking streets of gold, living in mansions, walking beside the waters, and seated by His precious side.   I leave you with this question.....where will you spend your eternity?   We WILL spend it somewhere.  The choice is ours to make.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, 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 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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The Project Bin is our AWESOME sponsor
for this challenge.  If you're not yet
familiar with this sweet stamp shop,
we hope you'll stop by to look around.
One lucky person will win a $15 gift
certificate to spend on some new stamps

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
Our sponsor for the last challenge was
This lovely store carries acrylic stamps,
dies, and more.  Stop on by to look around.
One lucky person has won a $15 Gift Certificate
to spend at the Waffle Flower Store.
That very lucky person is....

And Our Top 3 (4 this week) Honors Go To:
Entry #52 - The VineArt Cafe
Entry #91 - Kren
Entry #122 - Pillan
Entry #240 - Maryann Scrapbooking

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

Our February Guest Designer, Lori Ulrich
 



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Challenge #374- #375 - Anything Goes

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  Tomorrow is the day we celebrate all things "love", and here at Word Art Wednesday know that the source of all love is our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  As our focus scripture tells us, God IS love; and all that we know about love is learned through His wonderful love for all of us.  We're so glad you've stopped by to share your art with us.

Our word art uses the verse 1 John 4:16 which says, "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.  God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."   This beautiful verse about love tells us the very source of love.  Notice that it doesn't say that God created love or that He knows all about love.  No!  It tells us that GOD IS LOVE.   He is the very source and object of love.  It's through His actions of mercy towards us that we are able to experience love, and to share that love with others.  Without God, there would be no such thing as "love" because HE IS LOVE.   We take His perfect model of what love is, and we mold it into the many different forms of love in our lives.  Because He loves us, He was willing to suffer and die to make a way for our sinful souls to spend eternity with Him.  So, as we celebrate LOVE (both tomorrow on Valentine's Day and all year long) let's always remember that GOD IS LOVE.  Let's also try to follow His example by loving others unconditionally as He has loved us.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, 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 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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Our sponsor for this challenge is the
This sweet store carries wonderful stamps,
dies, and more.  Stop on by to look around.
One lucky person will win a $15 Gift Certificate
to spend at the Waffle Flower Store.

AND NOW......Another Lucky Winner:

AMAZING sponsor for this challenge.
They carry the most wonderful stamps,
dies, and SO much more.  While this store
carries many popular brands, the Stamp
Simply brand is uniquely amazing.
One lucky entrant has won their choice of
either any two stamp sets, or their choice of
one stamp set and one die-cut set.
The lucky winner of the prize from
Stamp Simply is......

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #119 -Jennifran4
Entry #137 - Carol Gill
Entry #196 - Little Birdie Blessings

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

Our February Guest Designer, Lori Ulrich
From Our Sponsor, Waffle Flower Stamps


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Anything Goes - Weeks #372- #373

Welcome by for another fantastic challenge, everyone!  We had a great challenge and a wonderful start to 2019, and we're SO glad that you've chosen to join the fun and play along.  We always enjoy seeing your wonderful cards and creations.  Let's see what's happening here at Word Art Wednesday.

Our word art scripture is Psalm 55:22 which says, Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee:  He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved".  This is not the only scripture in God's Word that tells us to "cast our burdens on him".  In fact, God makes it very clear that He WANTS us to cast (throw) ALL our burdens on Him.  He doesn't want us walking around scared and worried.  He has agreed to do ALL our worrying and fretting for us.  What a wonderful friend and righteous Redeemer we have in Jesus Christ...He not only has the ABILITY to fix our problems, but He also has the DESIRE to want to handle thing for us, and the POWER to change and fix things.  God doesn't want us to be worried or stressed.  Today is a great day to do what His word tells us and to simply.....CAST OUR BURDENS UPON THE LORD.  We don't need to live with all the stress and drama, and He WANTS to help us.  And truth is....our worrying does nothing to fix the problems, and He has the power and authority to fix what we trust with Him.  We often wonder why God doesn't give us more.   Are you trusting Him with EVERYTHING?  He wants to (and can) help.  Let this be the day when you truly cast it all on Jesus and watch things improve.  Trusting is the first step.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, 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 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.

Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
AMAZING sponsor for this challenge.
They carry the most wonderful stamps,
dies, and SO much more.  While this store
carries many popular brands, the Stamp
Simply brand is uniquely amazing.
One lucky entrant, by random draw,
will win their choice of either any two stamp
sets, or their choice of one stamp set and
one die-cut set.  Below, you can see some
samples of Stamp Simply cards/products
shared by their DT members and ours.


AND NOW.......Our Lucky Winner:
The Greeting Farm is such a fun little shop.
They carry adorable Clear Stamps, Rubber
Stamps, Die-Cuts and Digital Images.
There's something for every crafter.
One lucky participant has won a generous
$40 Gift Certificate to spend at
The Greeting Farm.  How exciting!
That's Entry #176 - Amy Marshall

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #51 - Rosali
Entry #62 - Darlene Pavlick
Entry #151 - Janis in ID

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

Our January Guest Designer, Gail Scott
 
JoAnn Atterbury Using Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
Maxine Diffey Using Images & Sentiment
from our Sponsor, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
Products - Fishtail Banner Dies and
Stamp Set from Sponsor, Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps - Scripture/Word Art on Inside