Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Anything Goes #422 - #423

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for our second challenge of the new year.  If you haven't yet had a chance to check out all our amazing 2020 Sponsors, you can see the entire list on the Sponsors Page.  For this challenge, we are blessed and grateful to have the WONDERFUL Neat & Tangled with us, as well as a WINNER from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps. There's lots of fun waiting for you, so let's get started.  And thanks again for joining us.

Our word art/scripture focus is Lamentations 3:25 which says, "The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him".  Let's break it down.  The first part tells us that "the Lord is good unto them that wait for Him".  You see, once we have asked the Lord God, Jesus Christ, to save us and dwell within our heart; He is ALWAYS there.  However, there are still going to be times when we struggle, get sad, and lose hope.  But this verse tells us that God is good to us when we WAIT for Him.  Our prayers aren't always answered WHEN and HOW we want, but they are always answered.  During those periods of time that we wait for Him to answer our prayers and guide us, He is good to us.  He comforts us and gives us the strength and wisdom we need to get through the situation.  We need to remember that His timing is always perfect, and that He knows what's best for us.  So while we wait, He continues to "be good to us" because He loves us.  The latter part of the verse tells us that this happens "to those who seek Him".  Let me ask you this....when something unwanted happens in your life, what is the first thing you do?  This verse reminds us that when troubles arise, the first thing we should always do is to "seek Him".  We do this by calling on Him.  And let me remind y'all that God LOVES to hear from us.  When troubles arise, seek Him!  Call out His name and ask for the help you need.  Through prayer and petition (asking), He is good to us.  But we have to "seek Him" (call on Him) first.  God loves you SO much.  He wants to be there for us, and He will be there for us; but we first have to ask Him for the help and direction we need, be willing to wait patiently for His answer, and then thank Him for being so good to us.  I know personally that I could never handle life's troubles alone.  He is SO good, and it's important to recognize that He will always be there and be good to us when we seek after Him.

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!
Check out our sponsor for this challenge:
Our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge is
Neat & Tangled.  This adorable on-line shop
carries high-quality acrylic stamps, dies,
sequins, stencils and more.  Be sure to
stop by and look around.  One lucky person
will win a $15 voucher to spend at the
wonderful Neat & Tangled.  Woo hoo!

AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
store, and they carry all your favorite lines
as well as their very own line of stamps and
dies.  One lucky person has won their choice of
either any two (2) stamp sets, OR any one (1)
stamp set and one (1) die-cut.  Be sure to
some shopping!  You're sure to find something
amazing.  And...there's LOTS of great new
inspiration on the Stamp Simply Blog.
Our lucky winner this time is.....

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 the Neat & Tangled Design Team
Tee Minner Using Grateful Heart Stamp Set
And Koren Wiskman Using the same


Our January Guest Designer, Princess Jones
Using Bold Brew from
Sponsor, Neat & Tangled




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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Anything Goes #420-#421

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday!  We hope that you all had a happy and blessed Christmas and New Year's Eve, and that you're on track for an AMAZING 2020.  We sure are glad you're here to join us, and we're SUPER EXCITED to announce our 2020 Sponsors which you can see by clicking on the link.  WOW!  We sure have some FAB prizes coming your way this year, and you won't want to miss a single challenge.  We're very grateful for the art you share with us.  Oh, and by the way.....please welcome the talented Princess Jones as our Guest Designer this month.  She's our first Guest Designer of 2020, and she has some amazing cards to share with you this month.  I know she'd LOVE to have you visit her blog Papercrafting Paradise to say hello and view some of her art.

Our word art was created by Karen Murray using the verse Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved".  What a wonderful verse.  The psalms are filled with wonderful verses to uplift, direct and encourage us.  And even if you're not a person who reads their Bible every day, I will say that the Psalms (or perhaps just a Psalm per day) can be a tremendous blessing to our daily lives.  For instance, just this one verse tells us SO much.  It says that (the writer) SET the LORD always before him.  That simply means that, because he was wise, he chose to start every endeavor in his life by asking God to lead the way.  We often step out to do things (big things and small things) without taking the time to ask the LORD to lead the way.  That's first and foremost because, you see, when we ask God to lead our way, it means we are submitting to Him and trusting Him to walk in front of us to clear the way.  And while, yes, it's metaphorically rather than physically, please remember that we are talking about GOD here....and HE can do anything - including, but not limited to, physically and metaphorically clearing the way for us.  When we do things on our own, we will typically continue to stumble and fall and get distracted.  The verse also tells us that because God was always at his right hand, he would not "be moved".  What does that mean, you ask?  Well, the way I understand it; it simply means that when I am centered in Christ, and I've asked Him to walk before me and to stay at my right hand, I am far more likely to be able to successfully complete the tasks I set out to accomplish.  Also, when we keep the Lord "at our right hand", He is not only walking before us clearing the way, but He is also in our direct sight (our eyes stay fixed on Him as we go about our business).  Can you see how "setting God before you" and wanting Him "at your right hand" are a good thing?  The closer we are to God, the better off we are.  On our own, we will stumble and fall, we will get discouraged, and we will likely often stray off our original path.  We get distracted, we tend to give up, make wrong choices, etc.  When we ask God to go before us, we can rest assured that He is there to show us the right way, and the way that will bless us.  It's just a matter of asking Him for it.  So, can you see now how even one small verse, or psalm (like this one), can bless you?  It's so true!  God's Word (the Bible) is filled with wonderful bits of helpful encouragement and life-changing truths.  Let it bless you today.  Let God and His precious Word be that guiding light, that protection, clarity, and let Him be that wonderful friend you need for 2020 and......for all eternity!

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!

Check out our DARLING sponsor for this challenge:
store, and they carry all your favorite lines
as well as their very own line of stamps and
dies.  One lucky person will win their choice of
either any two (2) stamp sets, OR any one (1)
stamp set and one (1) die-cut.  Be sure to
some shopping!  You're sure to find something
amazing.  And...there's LOTS of great new
inspiration on the Stamp Simply Blog.

AND NOW.......Another Lucky WINNER!
Pretty Little Studio is an ADORABLE shop filled
with loads of sweet, whimsical patterned
papers, flair buttons, stickers, clear stamps,
pocket cards, vintage ephemera and
SO much more.  Take time to stop by
to do some browsing and shopping at
Pretty Little Studio  - You will LOVE their
products, and you'll find loads of inspiration.
One lucky person has won a very generous
$50 Gift Certificate to spend at the

WOO HOO!!! It's the very lucky
Entry #102 - Kathy Schweinfurth

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:

Sheri Holt from the Stamp Simply Design Team
Using A Godly Man Stamp Set and Die Cut

Design Team Using Fruit & Fruit Sentiments

Our January Guest Designer, Princess Jones

Using Cup of Java Stamp Set
from Sponsor, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
and...JoAnn's Card Using Word Art/Scripture



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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Anything Goes - Weeks #418-#419

Hello, and welcome by!  It's always nice to have you visit and play along with us.  We have another fun challenge ready for you, another awesome sponsor with absolutely ADORABLE products, another lucky winner, and much more.  We hope that you're enjoying your December as we all prepare for Christmas and the New Year.  Life often gets very busy at this time of year, and we hope that you will take time this December to read the Christmas story with your family; just to remind us all once again of what this season is really is all about.....the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

Our word art is from 1 Samuel 12:24 where we read, "Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you".  We are told to fear the Lord and serve Him with all our heart.  Wow, I sure don't think that's much to ask of us.  To fear the Lord simply means to respect Who He Is!!  He is Jehovah God, Jesus Christ is God in human flesh, and He is truly the Savior of the WORLD and our only way to Heaven.  It should be NOTHING for us, as the sinful humans we are, to simply fear (respect) Him.  The verse goes on to say....."for consider how GREAT THINGS He's done for you".  If you don't know what those "great things" are that He has done for you, I've got GREAT NEWS.   He died for our sins to pay the price for our sinful condition.  And because He alone is God, the perfect, sinless, Almighty, Omnipotent, Son of God, Lord of Lords and King of Kings and sacrifice; He is the ONLY One and the ONLY Way we can receive the redemption we need to get to Heaven.  By calling on Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, we can be forgiven of our sins, and we can choose to "fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all our heart" and we can KNOW our eternal security AND enjoy the blessed life that comes through the peace He alone gives us as we live for Him and honor Him with our lives.  Life is often difficult, and we all have someone who loves like no one else ever could.  That someone is God, our Creator.  Why not trust Him today and "consider how great things He hath done for you" and for us all.  What a beautiful gift of love He has given 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 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's this week's scripture/word art file.

Check out our DARLING sponsor for this challenge:

Pretty Little Studio is an ADORABLE shop filled
with loads of sweet, whimsical patterned
papers, flair buttons, stickers, clear stamps,
pocket cards, vintage ephemera and
SO much more.  Take time to stop by
to do some browsing and shopping at
Pretty Little Studio  - You will LOVE their
products, and you'll find loads of inspiration.
One lucky person will win a very generous
$50 Gift Certificate to spend at the

WOO HOO!!!

AND NOW...….Our LUCKY WINNER:

Stix 2 Anything is an AWESOME ADHESIVES
Company.  Located in the UK, they carry
every adhesive imaginable in addition to
Glitters, Paints, Packaging/Bags, and SO
much more.  One lucky person has won a
FABULOUS Adhesives Package from our
Take a minute to check out this amazing
store - Stix 2 Anything.  The lucky winner
of the FABULOUS Adhesives Package is
Entry #149 - Bonnie Garby


 Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry # - 105 - Ishani
Entry #150 - Cardogram
Entry #169 - Red Obsessions

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!



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