Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Challenge #280-281 - Anything Goes

Welcome back again for a brand new challenge here at Word Art Wednesdays.  We had some unclaimed prizes, so there are lots of winners today.  We also have our primary sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, back as our generous sponsor again this challenge.  Lots of fun awaits you all, and we thank you for sharing your amazing art with us.  We wish you all the very best of luck in the random draw.  Let's get started.

Our word art was created with a passage from Psalm 5:11 which says "But let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:  Let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee".   Of course, once we've placed our trust in Jesus Christ, we have SO MUCH to rejoice about.  We have eternal life through His sacrifice for our sins, we have His Holy Spirit Comforter to stay close, assist and intercede for us, we have the duty and privilege of great joy in knowing and serving Him in our daily walk, and we have the fellowship and blessings that come from being part of the Family of God.  We are SO blessed to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we have eternal life with Him in a beautiful place that nobody can even comprehend or imagine.  It's awesome to think about how He, the great God and Creator of this universe, loved us SO much that He came to sacrifice His own life for ours.  It's nothing less than AMAZING how He loves us despite the fact that we are sinful and unworthy of His gift.   We are truly blessed by what He did for us.  This verse goes on to further encourage us to "shout for joy".  We should do this often and make it a way of life....just being joyful.  I know that I sure feel good when I praise His name out loud.  Go ahead and "shout for joy" by saying PRAISE GOD out loud.  Let the enemy hear you as you praise His holy name.  And finally, it tells us "let those who love my name be joyful".  He wants us to have a happy and blessed life.  He doesn't want us to be depressed, sad, feeling alone or worthless....because WE'RE NOT.  We are important to the God who created EVERYTHING.  The God who loved us SO much so that He came and died for us because He loves us.  That is an unselfish and AWESOME love.  We have MUCH for which to BE JOYFUL!

As always, you are welcome to save the 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 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. 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 fun new challenge:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want
for scrapbooking, card-making, and SO much more.
One very lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One VERY lucky person will win
a $25 Gift Certificate from our friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at 
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!

AND NOW.....Our (FOUR) Lucky Winners:

Newton's Nook is a DARLING store that carries
the sweetest stamps and dies.  If you've never had
the opportunity to "meet Newton", stop by and
get acquainted.  You're sure to fall in love and find
some ADORABLE new stamps.  One lucky person has
won a $20 gift certificate to spend any way they
choose at Newton's Nook Designs.
It's Entry #350- Dorothy S.

Imagine That! was our digital sponsor for the
last challenge.  You can click on this link to visit
Imagine That!  You will love their super sweet
digital images.  One person has won their choice
of three (3) images from their sweet shop!
That's Entry # 29- Christine Miller

We also have TWO Re-Draws for prizes that went
unclaimed from our previous challenge.  Those
new (Re-Draw) winners are:
Entry #12 - Hazel of kbrandy4creations
has won the £15.00 gift certificate to
the FABULOUS Dies To Die For.
Entry #14 - Kathy Roney
has won a $10 gift certificate to spend
at DL.ART for seam binding, twine, etc.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #21 - Kathy Roney
Entry #194 - Debbie
Entry #278 - Bonnie Garby

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email us 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:

Diane Hover, our April Guest Designer
Using sponsor Simon Says Stamp card stock,
embossing powder, stamp set and dies
Karen Letchworth


kbrandy4 said...

Oh wow! Thank you so much for drawing my name in the redraw. I will email you straight away and congratulations to the other winners!
Hugs Hazel x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh what a wonderful verse... we fail to sing and say all praise to our great LORD God, with all our heart often enough..
Oh that we may truly cry His praises with our hearts, for then He will shine forth in our lives...
... as our hearts are truly right with Him alone.

Thank you for this ministry, it really blesses my heart .. and used again today on of Karen's verses I bought off her on Etsy. Joy! indeed.
God bless you all richly ...
BTW particularly love the GDT card.
Shaz in Oz.x

Gail said...

Happy Dance to all of the winners - thanks for the new challenge and the DT inspiration as well as devotional - have blessed week!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for the DL.Art gift certificate and choosing me in the top three!!! So exciting!

Congratulations to the other winners!



Janeen said...

Many thanks to the sponsors and also the WAW blog keepers. I appreciate you all. Thanks for the scripture thoughts.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful inspiration from the DT! Congrats to all the winners!
Sherrie K

Dorothy S said...

Thank you for selecting my card as a winner, and congrats to the other winners. Off to send an e-mail...
Blessings to you.

Migdalia said...

Wonderful DT inspiration!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Cynthia said...

Lovely inspiration and Scripture Word Art!

Debbie said...

Thanks for choosing my card in the top 3!!! I love WAW!!

Fikreta said...

great challenge and wonderful cards from team!

Fikreta said...

wonderful DT isnpiration!