Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Challenge Weeks #344-#345 - Anything Goes

Hello, everyone!!  We are SO glad you're here because it's time for another FABULOUSLY FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  It's always even more fabulous when YOU all choose to join the fun.  Let's jump right in with our devotional and get this challenge started, shall we?

Hello everyone!  It's DT Member, Ginny M here filling in for Karen with this week's devotional.
Our verse is Isaiah 58:1 and it's a promise of a life-time blessing; as well as a personal favorite of mine.  I love to use this verse with birthday cards and wedding cards because it's such a wonderful verse filled with such promise and hope!  When we are young in our walk with the Lord, we need to learn that He will always lead us and give us strength to navigate the paths that our lives will take.  This verse promises us His mighty power during those times when great strength is needed. It tells us of the effect of God working in us, and what we become in Him.  Where else can we go to receive these precious promises?   I think we can all get through the hard times; but the question remains as to........"what happens after the hard times"?  What will we be?  We can look around us and see those who do not follow in the love and ways of God - and their end is not so good (it's uncertain and without hope).  But, to those that love and believe on Him - They (we) will be like a watered garden, full of life and beauty (that reflects Him) - He will never fail us!  He will guide us,  He will feed us, He will cause us to bloom!  If you know and love the Lord Jesus Christ, you know He will keep you; but if you don't yet know him, please pick up your bible and start reading.  In John 14 verse 6 He declares He is the truth, the life and the way.  Let him lead you, save you, cause you to bloom into the beautiful garden He created you to be.  You will never regret it!

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.
Here's our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Our friends at The Project Bin are
offering one lucky person a generous
$15 Gift Certificate to spend at their
store on some awesome new stamps!
Check out The Project Bin here.
AND
Our digital sponsor for this challenge is
the ADORABLE Iralamija Etsy Shop.  This
is the CUTEST and SWEETEST digital shop
there is!  One lucky person will win their
choice of ONE digital collage/sheet
from the lovely Iralamija Shop!  And...
Owner, Bety Jennings is sharing a special
inspirational card (shown below) featuring
some of her lovely Iralamija images.

AND NOW....Our THREE Lucky Winners:
Wild Orchid Crafts is EVERYTHING when
it comes to all things FLOWERS🌺 (and
more!).  If you're not familiar with
Wild Orchid Crafts, be sure to check out
ALL their is to see at this amazing store.
Our friends at Wild Orchid Crafts have
offered one lucky person a 15 pound (UK)
prize to spend on some of their lovely
flowers, leaves, and goodies.
It's Entry #134 - Gail Scott
AND
For our friends playing along in the US, our
friends at Sunny Studio Stamps are offering
another lucky winner at $25 Gift Certificate
to their AWESOME store filled with the
cutest stamps, die-cuts, and more!
Be sure to stop by Sunny Studio Stamps.
This lucky winner is....
AND
Our digital sponsor for the last challenge was
the ADORABLE Jane's Doodles.  This sweet
shop carries clear stamps and adorable
digital stamps; but for this challenge,
they offered a FABULOUS digital
prize of the winner's choice.
That's Entry #187 - Elizabeth Hart

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #201 - Stephanie S.
Entry #199 - Sparkling Pink
Entry #212 - Desire Fourie

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 some inspiration to get you started:

of sponsoring, Iralamija Etsy Shop using Iralamija
(details on Karen's Blog)
Using a Freebie from our
Digital Sponsor, Iralamija Etsy Shop

And Now...a few of our friends on the Design Team
at our sponsoring store, The Project Bin
 have created some lovely samples for you using
a few of their fun clear acrylic stamp sets.

Autumn's Calling
Now it's YOUR turn to link up.  Best of luck to you all in the next random draw!


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Challenge Weeks #342-#343 - Anything Goes

Welcome by again, peeps!  We're SO glad you're here to join us.  Another fabulous challenge is about to begin, and we absolutely love having you play along.  It's always so much fun seeing all the amazing things you all create.  There's so much talent out there, and it blesses us to have you all share your talents and spend time with us.  We have THREE fabulous sponsors for this challenge, a new July Guest Designer, and lots of Design Team inspiration.  Let's jump right in and get started.

Our word art was created using Psalm 23:6 which says, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever".  You see, when we completely surrender our lives to God; He's doesn't promise that we will never have another problem or trial again for the rest of our lives.  What He's promising us, however, is that even when we (as His children) do go through trials in our lives, He will be there in the midst of it all.  And as long as we keep Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, and look to Him alone for the answers; He will always provide His goodness and His mercy so that we're able to handle everything that comes our way.  He gives us the wisdom, discernment, and strength we need to conquer any obstacles the world (or the enemy) puts in our way in an attempt to discourage us. Our joy increases as we face those obstacles boldly with the goodness and mercy He alone provides us.  In turn, we're promised that we will never be left to figure out anything on our own again because HE CARES for us.  He is always there waiting for us to call on Him, and He wants to show us His full measure of goodness and mercy.  We need only to trust Him completely, and turn to Him in every situation.  And when this life is finally over (and it surely will be for each of us one day), and when we've finished the course God has set before each of us; we will dwell (live/reside) with Him "for ever" and all eternity.  Not only will He take care of us every step of the way while we are here on earth; but He promises to keep us always.  We are physically and literally promised that we will spend eternity in His presence, in His "house" (Heaven.....a perfect place).  What an amazing promise!

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.

Here are our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
Wild Orchid Crafts makes all things
FLOWERS🌺 (and more!).
Karen is offering one lucky
winner some GORGEOUS WOC
Flowers  and Mulberry Leaves.

AND
In addition, our friends over at
 Sunny Studio Stamps are offering
another lucky winner a $25 Gift Certificate
to their AWESOME store filled with the
cutest stamps, die-cuts, and more!
Be sure to stop by Sunny Studio Stamps.
AND
Our digital sponsor for this challenge is
the ADORABLE Jane's Doodles.  This sweet
shop carries clear stamps and adorable
digital stamps; but for this challenge,
they are offering a FABULOUS digital
prize of the winner's choice.

AND NOW.....TWO Lucky Winners:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps sponsored
our last challenge.  Stamp Simply
carries such WONDERFUL stamps and dies.
Some of our Design Team Members have
used their products on their cards today.
Be sure to check out Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps to check it out for yourself!
One lucky person has won their choice of
either two stamp sets, or one stamp set
and one die-cut of choice.  That lucky
person is.....
Entry #348 - Bonnie Garby

AND
Our friends at Imagine That! Digis offered
a $10 credit to their ADORABLE shop.
Just click this link to view everything
there is to see at Imagine That! Digis
 That lucky winner is.....
Entry #54 - Kym

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #15 - Janis Lewis
Entry #16 - Gloria Lee
Entry #93 - Fabiola

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 some inspiration to get you started:

our Sponsor, Sunny Studio Stamps
Using Open Roses from our
Using a sponsor stamp set called

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Challenge Weeks #340-#341/Anything Goes

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday.  We're so glad you're here to play along with us and share your wonderful art in this fun challenge.  God has blessed us with the most amazing sponsors, lots of sweet inspiration from our Design Team, and just a really great place to fellowship and have fun.  Let's get started with our new challenge.

The scripture that was used to create this beautiful piece of word art is Isaiah 64:8 which says, "But now, O LORD, thou art our father, we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are the work of thy hand".  This reminds us of God's supreme power over us.  He created us, and as His children, He continues to "mold" us as we walk with Him.  Personally, I'm glad that I'm not the same person I was when I was first saved.  Not that I was a "bad" person, but like everyone, I have personal struggles.  God sees all those struggles and imperfections, and He cares enough about us to continually work in our lives.  He knows, and cares about all the things that we consider obstacles in our lives.  As we walk with Him and learn of Him, He forms us and helps us to become the best version of ourselves so that we can reflect His goodness and love in this dark world.  If you, or someone you know is unhappy, needing the "Potter" to remold and shape you into a better, happier person....here's the answer.  By giving your life to God, you're promised that He will never leave you.  Not in this life, or the eternal life we get with Him in Heaven.  He will continue to mold and shape us into the best people we can be - making us happier and more content in this life.  And, PRAISE GOD, we will spend eternity with Him in paradise.  By surrendering to Him, we're assured that He will help mold us into the person He desires for us to be....a happy, blessed person with a secured eternity.  Just call on Him, ask Him to save you, to keep you, to mold you, and to bless you today and forever.  He's waiting to hear from 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 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.
Here's our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps is sponsoring
us for this challenge.  Stamp Simply
carries such WONDERFUL stamps and dies.
Some of our Design Team Members have
used their products on their cards today.
We hope you'll visit Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps to check it out for yourself!
One lucky person will win their choice of
either two stamp sets, or one stamp set
and one die-cut of choice.

AND
Our friends at Imagine That! Digis is offering
a $10 credit to their ADORABLE shop.
Just click this link to view everything
there is to see at Imagine That! Digis

AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
Our friends over at Lawn Fawn
are offering one lucky person a
$25 Gift Certificate
to their AWESOME store.
Be sure to stop by and check out
all the FABULOUSLY ADORABLE
stamps, dies, papers and SO
much more at Lawn Fawn.
Our lucky Lawn Fawn WINNER

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #26 - Monika Buzsy
Entry #41 - Diane Hover
Entry #103 - Pam Sparks

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 some inspiration to get you started:

Using Queen Anne's Lace from
Using Thinking of You Rose Stamp Set
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