Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Anything Goes - #386-#387

Welcome by the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog and thanks for joining us!  It's time for a fun new challenge and we're so glad that you've chosen to link up with us.  We have a FUN new sponsor for this challenge, a lucky winner, some awesome inspiration, the free scripture file, and a brief devotional.  Let's get started right away with the new challenge.

Our word art uses the scripture Isaiah 54:13 which says, "And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children".  This beautiful verse is an encouragement and reminder to us, as adults, the importance of teaching our children (not just our biological children, but all the children God places in our path) of God's principles, His ways, His commandments, His holy and precious Word, and the unspeakable joy that's found ONLY in a life of service to Him.   This is one of those verses that comes with a promise.  It says "thy children shall be taught of the LORD" and goes on to say that "great shall be the peace of thy children".  So we are assured that when we raise up our children to love and fear the LORD, Jesus Christ, and to live for Him; that they will have great peace in their lives.  What a beautiful promise from God.  It doesn't say that life won't have difficulties for our children, but they will have peace.  That sure is an encouragement to me, and I hope it's an encouragement to you.

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 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!
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:
We have a new sponsor for this challenge, and
it's the wonderful Precious Remembrance Shop.
This super sweet store carries delightful stamps,
embellishments, storage options, stickers, and SO
much more.  One lucky person will win their darling
Little Things Stamp Set.  Below you will see a few
card samples from their talented Design Team
using this sweet stamp set.
I hope you will a moment to visit

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner
The Stamps of Life is an AWESOME
on-line store carrying DARLING stamps,
steel dies and all sorts of accessories 
for crafting.  One lucky person has
won a $25 voucher to spend at
It's Entry #205 - Gail Scott

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #289 - Tina Z.-treebug
Entry #206 - Stephanie S.
Entry #204 - Larissa Heskett

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:

DT Members Using The Prize:

Our May Guest Designer, Anna Munyer-Tracy
Tamara Dixon

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Anything Goes - Challenge #384-#385

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday!  We hope that you're all having a great week and getting LOTS of cards made.  We sure do enjoy seeing all the amazing creations you share with us each week, and we truly wish that every single one of you could win the prize each week because you're all SO very talented.  It's such an inspiration to see your cards and to learn new tips and tricks from all of you, so THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful art with us.  We have a fun new sponsor for this challenge.  It's The Stamps of Life, and they have such a DARLING shop.  Our DT Member, Stephanie, met the owner of The Stamps of Life at a Scrapbooking/Stamping Expo last year and fell in love with their products and also "clicked" with the owner.  So.....I followed up, and they graciously agreed to support this challenge for us, so we really hope that you will stop by this fabulous store to take a peek and say hello to them.  Let's get started with our fun new challenge, shall we?

The scripture for this new piece of word art is Proverbs 11:25 which says, "The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself". At first glance, this verse confused me.  I thought to myself...."I'm not a liberal, I'm a conservative".  And quite honestly, I also had the immediate feeling that "I don't even want to be associated with the word liberal".  Well, guess what?  I was wrong!  This verse is actually quite lovely, and proves to me once again why I absolutely LOVE and CHERISH the entire Word of God.  In studying this verse, it became very clear that "the liberal soul" simply means "a generous person" - to give liberally.  When a person chooses to give to others (financially, physically, etc.) in a liberal (or generous) fashion, they "become fat".  And in saying they become fat, it simply means that these generous people will receive SO much more in return from the Lord, Jesus Christ.  While it's a wonderful thing to pray for blessings upon others, this verse pertains specifically to those who give physically to others (their service, their money, etc.); and as they give cheerfully and plentifully to others, the Lord "makes them fat" by blessing them with temporal and spiritual blessings and showing His mercy and favor on them over and over again.  And finally, when we read "he that watereth shall be watered also himself" means that those who share with others in big ways (liberally/generously like a flowing fountain of water) will receive in return an abundance of blessings from God who is our inexhaustible fountain of blessings.  The more we seek ways to honor God (with our money, our time, and really with ALL of us) the more that He will continue to reward and bless us.  Praise God for ALL of His holy and precious Word.

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 Stamps of Life is an AWESOME
on-line store carrying DARLING stamps,
steel dies and all sorts of accessories 
for crafting.  One lucky person will
win a $25 voucher to spend at
Check out the AWESOME card
samples shared below using

AND NOW......Another Lucky Winner:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps was our sponsor
for the previous challenge, and they're
SO much fun.  Click the link here
One lucky person has won either two stamp sets
of choice, or one stamp set and one die-cut.
That lucky person is

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #53 - Jackie Cornfield
Entry #68 - Beverly Jordan
Entry #219 - Tonya

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:

Our April Guest Designer, Darlene Pavlick
Sharing Two Cards Using the Scripture/Word Art
From Sponsor, The Stamps of Life

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Anything Goes #382 - #383

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone!   It's time for another FUN challenge, and we couldn't be happier that you've chosen to stop by and play along with us.  SO SORRY about this, but......we're having a bit of "drama" trying to figure out the new InLinkz tool, and because I got completely frustrated and gave up trying, this linky party is unable to start until 12:00 PM (which is noon today).  If anyone knows how to fix this problem with the new version of InLinkz (grrrrr), PLEASE let me know.  Thanks!!  There's lots of fun, a new scripture/word art file for you, our brief devotional, another lucky winner, a wonderful sponsor and a great challenge awaiting you, so.....let's get started!

What a beautiful verse we see in 1 Peter 1:3 telling us that "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ; which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead".  This verse gives us the wonderful promise of God's mercy.  You see, grace is when we receive something positive we don't deserve; but mercy is when someone withholds a negative consequence we do deserve.  There is a penalty for our sin, and the debt we each owe is to be forever separated from God in a place called Hell.  But, because He loves us SO very much, He provided a way for us to escape this terrible punishment, and avoid being separated from Him.  He willingly gives us something that we never earned, and that we certainly don't deserve.....that's grace!  And avoiding the debt we owe.....that's mercy.  What a joy to have these wonderful promises given to us through His precious Word.  We hope that this word art will be a blessing to you, and that you will receive this beautiful and eternal gift God has given us through His son and our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps is our sponsor once
again and they have EVERYTHING stamp related,
and then some!!  Check out all there is
One lucky person will win either two stamp sets
of choice, or one stamp set and one die-cut.
You can see some Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
card samples shared by our DT below.

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
Pink & Main is an AWESOME on-line stamp
and die shop that carries DARLING stamps,
patterned papers, stencils, glossy dots, and
SO much more.  One very lucky participant
has won a $20 voucher from Pink & Main to
spend on whatever her little heart desires.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #29 - Kanan Pandya
Entry #101 - Diana Nguyen
Entry #108 - 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 April Guest Designer, Darlene Pavlick
from Sponsor, Stamp Simply
JoAnn Atterbury
JoAnn's Inside View Showing Scripture/Word Art
Maxine's Second Card

from our Sponsor, Stamp Simply 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Anything Goes - #380-#381

It's time for another fun new challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and I'm running late!  Thank you all for helping to keep me on my toes.  We all understand that life gets busy, and I appreciate your patience when things run a bit behind schedule on my end.  We have lots of great things planned for this challenge including an awesome sponsor, a brief devotional, winners, lots of great inspiration, and SO much more for y'all, so let's get started.

Our word art scripture is Hebrews 12:2 which says "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God".  When we read these particular verses in Hebrews, the Christian walk is being likened unto a race.  Like any good racer, the Christian must be prepared for the race.  We look to Jesus the "author and finisher of our faith".  He is the one who started the race for us by His perfect example, and He has set the standard for completing the race, and He has perfectly prepared the trail on which we are travelling - even the detours.  The verse also tells us that Jesus is the one who blazed the trail before us....He has prepared the way for us - never sending us into anything that He hasn't already experienced in human flesh Himself.  And another trait every good racer needs is the ability to stay focussed during the race.  The racer doesn't have any distractions with him while racing (no phone, no television, etc.) and this gives us the concept of keeping our focus on Jesus as we race/go through life (staying focussed and centered) with our eyes fixed on securely on HIm.  A good racer keeps his eyes on the trail and doesn't allow himself to be distracted by shiny objects along the way (LOL) - staying focussed on our journey is important.  But the good news is that God gave us an instruction manual (the Bible) to help us find our way when we encounter roadblocks, etc.  This verse also tells us that "He despised the shame" which tells us that He was humiliated and shamed by the experience of what He endured; but He did it because He was the ONLY possible (holy and perfect) sacrifice to endure the cross on our behalf, and we also read that He did it all "for the joy set before Him".  He wants you and I to be part of that joy, and to experience it fully with Him.  And finally, the verse tells us that He "sat down" at the right hand of God.  This "sitting down" signifies that His work on the cross was COMPLETE, so He could rest at the right hand of God - His rightful place.  It shows His holy position, and always signifies that the work was completed.  Wow!  That's a whole lot of wonderful in one little verse.  We are SO blessed to have His precious Word (the Bible) to guide and bless our lives.  I hope this one is a blessing to you this week.

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:
Pink & Main is an AWESOME on-line stamp
and die shop that carries DARLING stamps,
patterned papers, stencils, glossy dots, and
SO much more.  One very lucky participant
will win a $20 voucher from Pink & Main to
spend on whatever their little heart desires.
What a FANTASTIC prize!


AND NOW......Another Lucky Winner:
Our sponsor for the last challenge was 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.  The lucky winner
of this fabulous prize is......
Lucky Entry #203 - Fabiola

Winner from Karen's Heffy Doodle
Giveaway is......#3 - Gail Scott

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #38 - Rosina
Entry #42- Elena
Entry #107 - Meghan

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 March Guest Designer, MariLynn DeGroot
 
Second View (Flipped Open to reveal scripture)
Second View of Stephanie's Card Using Pink & Main
Patterned Paper Called, Take Flight.