Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Anything Goes - Weeks #637-638

Hello, sweet and creative blog friends.  Welcome by Word Art Wednesday and thank you for joining us.  We have another fabulous challenge for you with an awesome sponsor.  God has been so good to us in providing sponsors for our challenges and we give Him thanks, honor and praise because that's the true objective of this challenge blog - to bring God glory.  We do this through the art we create and share, by having fellowship together visiting each other's blogs, and by encouraging each other to live a life that is pleasing to God.  With all that said, we're so grateful to have you here to play along with us and we appreciate the art you link up in our gallery.

The scripture used to create our (free) digital word art file for this challenge is Psalm 119: 2 and it reads, "Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart".  Like all of the Psalms God has given to bless and encourage us, this Psalm reminds us that those who keep the "testimonies" (the doctrines) of God, and those who seek after Him with their whole heart WILL BE BLESSED.  What a joy to know that.  Praise God!!  That doesn't mean we won't face difficulties and struggles in life, but it does assure that God will always be with us to love and support us through those difficult times.  His love for us never changes and will never end.  He loves us regardless of who we are and what we have done.  He wants us to live our lives according to the testimonies of God's Word - the Holy Bible.  This is how we can be assured that we're pleasing God in this lifetime, and that our eternal place with Him in Heaven has been secured based on God's forgiveness, His grace, His sinless offering, and His victory over the grave.  Living our lives for God is our small way of showing that we love Him and that we respect Him as God Almighty, the Creator of Everything.  Let God BLESS your life by living your life according to His standards, by living in line with the Word of God, and by seeking Him with your whole heart.  I can promise you that this will lead you to happiness now, and a joy unspeakable for all eternity.

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 or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  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 an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "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 not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
HURRAY - It's Seth Apter Designs back to sponsor
us once again. If you're not familiar yet with this
AWESOME store, please take a minute to click on 
the link and head over to Seth Apter Designs to see
all the wonderful paints, stencils, and mixed media
products of all kinds. Seth Apter Designs is very
cool and they carry many original items that you
won't find anywhere else.  Seth Apter Designs will
help your creativity soar. One lucky person will
WIN a generous $25 gift card to spend at this unique
and fun-filled store.  You can check out Seth Apter
Designs here.  Best of luck in the random draw for
this AMAZING prize, everyone.


AND NOW, We Have Another Lucky WINNER:
Our friends at The Stamps of Life sponsored our
previous challenge.  How exciting is that? 
One lucky person, by random draw, has now WON
a very generous $25 Gift Credit to spend
at The Stamps of Life.  This wonderful
store carries adorable stamps, dies, stencils, and
SO much more.  You could spend hours just
looking around at all their darling products.  I
do hope you'll stop by The Stamps of Life to
take a peek at all their truly unique items.
There's also lots of great inspiration shared
on all their social media channels.
Be sure to visit The Stamps of Life to
look around for yourself. You'll love it. Our
WINNER this time is.....
Entry #4 - Jeanne K.

Winners:  I still have a few Guest DT spots
open for this year.  If you're interested in a
spot, please email me to let me know.

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #91 - Helen

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration to get You Started:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Anything Goes - Weeks #635-636

Are you ready for another FUN and FAB challenge?  Well if so, you're in the right place because we've got another awesome challenge waiting for you here at Word Art Wednesday.  We couldn't be any more excited or any happier because you're here to join the fun and that means everything to us.  We want every person who stops by to play along in our challenges that we care about you and that we're here for you if you have a prayer request or special need.  God cares about you and so do we.  We have another really fun challenge ready for you with an amazing sponsor, The Stamps of Life.  There's also some fabulous inspiration, a brief devotional, and a full two weeks to create and link your art for a chance to win this fabulous prize being offered by our generous sponsor.

The scripture of focus for this challenge is 1 Peter 4:8. This verse was both a challenge and blessing for me this week.  My DT-mate, Ginny, sent me the lovely card she created (below) and I really sat there looking at this verse for quite some time.  The verse reads, "And above all things, have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins".  To me, I've always understood this verse to mean that as a Christian, a human, and thus, a sinner; we must remember to always show love and goodness to those whom we offend because in doing good towards them, we demonstrate God's love and we gain back our fellowship with others.  Well, I learned so much as I started to study this verse further.  After studying a bit deeper, I think what it's really trying to tell us is this.  "Above all things, have fervent charity (great love)".  The reason that LOVE is "above all else" is because God is love and God/love is eternal.  Faith and hope, while very important, won't exist for eternity, but love (charity) will because God will and HE is LOVE.  And, if we are truly living our lives rooted in Christ Jesus, we aren't able to sin - against God, against others, or even against ourselves.  The only time we can sin is when we suspend our love for God and people.  So, this verse is reminding us to stay close to our brothers and sisters in Christ demonstrating His love, to be forgiving of them, gracious towards them, and to show them the unconditional and unchanging love that God demonstrates towards us.  This way, we are much less likely to sin against God or others.  I hope this verse is a blessing to you as well.  The Word of God is so rich with truth and power to help us live our lives in the fulness of God's peace, hope and joy.  It sure blessed me, and I pray the same for you. Whatever a verse says to you, rest assured that God's Word will always hold blessings, strength and truth for our lives.

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 or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  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 an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "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 not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
YES!  It's The Stamps of Life Stamps as our
awesome sponsor for this challenge.  How
exciting is that?  One lucky person, by random
draw, will WIN a generous $25 Gift Credit to
spend at The Stamps of Life.  This wonderful
store carries adorable stamps, dies, stencils, and
SO much more.  You could spend hours just
looking around at all their darling products.  I
do hope you'll stop by The Stamps of Life to
take a peek at all their truly unique products.
There's also lots of great inspiration shared
on the fabulous Stamps of Life Blog.
Be sure to visit The Stamps of Life to
look around for yourself. You'll love it.


AND NOW......Here's Our LUCKY WINNER:
The one and only TopFlight Stamps sponsored our
last challenge for us.  TopFlight Stamps carries
stamps, dies & pretty much anything and everything
else you can imagine.  One lucky person who played
along in our challenge has WON a generous $25
credit from our friends at TopFlight Stamps
Much thanks to everyone at TopFlight Stamps
for their support and inspiration.  The lucky
winner is - Entry #86 - Dawn E.

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #50 - Alice

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration to get You Started:

From The Stamps of Life Design Team,
Here's Chris Lawlor.  Here's Chris' Stamps
as well as her YouTube Channel for even
more great Stamps of Life Inspiration.

You are invited to the Inlinkzlink party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Anything Goes - Weeks #633-634

Well, the new year is off to a good start and we're already saying goodbye to January.  Time flies by so quickly, and I'm sure blessed to be able to spend time looking at all the beautiful cards you share with us here at Word Art Wednesday.  It's still impossible for me to log in at Splitcoast Stampers, but I try to get to most of the other entries.  If I, or another DT Member, didn't get by your blog; please know that I really do appreciate you SO much.  I wish you could all know just how much it means to me when I see your wonderful cards linked to our gallery.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Our word art scripture for this challenge was really made with a sweet font.  It's Psalm 139:5 and it says, "Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me".  This verse was written by David; and as you may remember, David had an often-troubled life because of sin he allowed to enter into his life.  As a result, David was truly amazed at how God would protect him from enemies on all sides, present or past (behind and before) and how God would lay His mighty hand upon David despite his sinfulness.  You see, when we give our life to God; He is going to protect us from all sides.  He is going to lay His hands on us, provide for us, and watch over us at all times.  Much like David, I'm truly amazed at the unconditional love of God.  He continues to amaze me and bless me every day despite the enemy's attempts to draw me away from God.  NOTHING will ever move me from my relationship with Jesus.  He encompasses me from behind and before and lays His hand upon me even though, like David, I'm a sinner.  Praise God for His never-changing unconditional love for us all.

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 or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  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 an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "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 not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
That's right!  TopFlight Stamps is our sponsor for
this challenge and that's super exciting.  The motto
at TopFlight Stamps is "Bringing a World of Stamps
to Your Doorstep".  How cute is that?  Well, it's
almost as cute as all their adorable stamps, dies &
pretty much anything and everything else you can
imagine.  One lucky person who plays along in our
challenge will WIN a generous $25 credit from our
friends at TopFlight Stamps.  How exciting is that?
You can see some TopFlight Stamps card samples
from their DT Members below.  How awesome.

AND NOW......One More Lucky WINNER:
Our friends over at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
generously sponsored our previous challenge.
You will absolutely LOVE all the beautiful
scripture stamps, sentiment stamps for any
and every occasion you can imagine, lovely
images, coordinating die-cuts, and much more.
Be sure to stop by and shop at Stamp Simply
Store and visit the Stamp Simply Blog for
AMAZING inspiration.  One lucky person,
by random draw, has WON a generous
$25 gift/credit to spend at the LOVELY
person is Entry #58 - LeeAnn Barrett

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #82 - Nina S.

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration to get You Started:

From the TopFlight Stamps Design Team
Here's Ericka Strange with a sweet card
PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Chalk Paints

Next up is Cornelia Wenokor Sharing This Lovely
Card Using Abstract 04 on the Side and Flower Stamp

And Finally, Here's Mary Key of the TopFlight DT Using


And Now......From Our Design Team, Here's
Our Dec/January Guest Designer, Bev Jordan


Our Fill-In Designer, Dottie Seubert

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter