Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Challenge #100 - Praise The Lord!!

WOW!  Time really does fly when you're having fun.  It really and truly does seem like just a short time ago when we started here at Word Art Wednesday, and we're already celebrating our 100th Challenge.  We praise God for the success and growth of our challenge blog, and for all the blessings He has given to us.  We have an amazing and committed group of ladies on our Design Team who love the Lord, so many awesome participants who share their beautiful art each week, and loads of generous sponsors - all of which (Design Team, participants and sponsors) have been given to us by the grace of God!  He is SO GOOD, and we're blessed beyond words.  THANK YOU to every single one of you for your part in making Word Art Wednesday the best scrapbooking/card/art challenge blog in the entire world!

This week's word art/scripture is a familiar verse (Ecclesiastes 3:1).  In fact, there was even a popular song written that was based on this scripture.  Some of you may be singing it in your heads right now.  What a beautiful passage; knowing that everything in this world has an appointed time, and that it is ALL part of God's perfect plan.  Our pastor shared a video with us in church Sunday night, and I wanted to share it with all of you.  It reminded me (as I hope it reminds you) that our words, our actions, and everything we do, can have a very powerful, and even eternal, impact on people.  There is an appointed time for everything (even the salvation of souls that some people may think would never come to the Lord, Jesus Christ).  Don't ever underestimate your actions toward others.  There is a time and purpose to EVERY THING under Heaven!
 
BIG NEWS:  We have started a Facebook Page for Word Art Wednesday.  If you're a Facebook user, we hope that you will join/become a Member of our Facebook Group; and as soon as we have 100 members, there will be a random drawing for an awesome die-cut.  We're getting closer!  Check out our Facebook Group for more details.
 
As always, you are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5 each week). 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 each week. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".  They have been revised, and we ask that you check them out if you aren't familiar with our challenge guidelines.  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to these guidelines.  Please keep this in mind with Halloween approaching.  While we know that your Halloween cards are all in good fun, they are not appropriate for our challenges, and we don't want to have to delete any entries.  Thanks for understanding!

Here is this week's  gorgeous free scripture/word art file.
 
This week's THREE AMAZING sponsors are
Lisa's Altered Art has loads of lovely vintage
collage sheets and beautiful digital imagery.
AND
The super fun Eureka Stamps is offering
one lucky winner 3 of their adorable images
AND
Just because she wanted to share the excitement
of this year's October Afternoon Warehouse Sale
with you all, Karen is offering this special treat
AND NOW.....
Here are our winners from last week's challenge:
The winner of a new stamp set
of her choice from My Craft Spot
is Entry #65 - Barbara Washington
AND
The winner of 3 adorable new digi sets
from Deedee's Digis is Entry #173 - Julie J.
 
Our Top 3 From Last Week Are:
#102 - Tricia T.
#43 - Hannah Means
#56 - Jennifer Dunn
Please email us if you'd like a Top 3 Badge for your blog.
Here are some fun samples from our Design Team
Elizabeth Hart, Our October Guest Designer
Diane Noble
 Carole Robb Bisson
Jo Ann Atterbury
Gemiel Matthews
Stephanie Wright
No Art This Week 
 

17 comments:

Natalie said...

Beautiful inspiration ladies!! I always end my post with a Scripture and before knowing what the verse was at WAW, I had Eccl 3:1 chosen for mine! To God be the glory!!

Gail said...

Thanks for another challenge and for the DT inspiration - I will check out the Facebook page today. Congs on 100th post! Way to go!

Donna Jones said...

What a powerful message the video sends, hope it reaches many people.

Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations on 100 challenges - that is wonderful!

I love this week's scripture - however, when I downloaded it, I could only get the thumbnail, not the full-size version as you usually offer. So it will be difficult to use as it gets blurry when I enlarge it. If possible, could you please email the scripture to me at fitkitty1@gmail.com. I would be very grateful to have the scripture - it's one of my favourites.

Thank you for your fun challenges each week and your free scripture word art.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Thank you so much for listing me as a top three choice! How sweet of you! : )

Tricia

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Congrats on the 100th Challenge! That is wonderful!

Trisha Stanley said...

Congratulations on your 100th challenge! I look forward to playing along EVERY week! Thank you for sharing His Word!!

Trisha S.

One Scrappy Gal said...

I particularly like this weeks selection - it is beautifully done and an excellent and usable verse. When I tried to download it, however, it wasn't a hot link to a larger version and when I printed it out, the resolution was low. Can this be remedied?

One Scrappy Gal said...

I particularly like this weeks verse, however, when I tried to download it, there wasn't a hot link to the larger version so when I printed it out, the resolution was too low to use. Can this be remedied? Thanks.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Beautiful inspiration from the DT and congrats on the 100th challenge!!!

D- said...

Congrats!!!
Happy 100th challenge.
DT your inspiration projects are WONDERFUL. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Thank you soo much for picking my card as a winner, do you have a winners badge I can add to my blog
Julie x

Bunny said...

Very beautiful cards and scripture. Congratulations on your 100th challenge.

Rea said...

Lovely creations by the Design Team, and welcome for the month of October to Elizabeth.

Chris said...

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Dorothy S said...

Thank you for your challenge and inspiration. What is more uplifting than the message of Christmas!

Faye said...

Powerful video! Thanks for sharing this.