Challenge Rules

This challenge blog is, first and foremost, all about sharing the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We hope that you will  use our free scripture/Word Art in your creations, but you are not required to do so in order to play along.  You can use whatever colors, shapes, templates and themes you choose, and may submit altered art, mixed media, digital projects, cards, layouts, etc.  Just let your heart guide you in making your art.  We believe that God has given each of us special gifts and talents, and we want to encourage you to use those special talents to make and share art here on our blog.  You are welcome to link up to five (5) entries per week, and may combine our challenge with as many other challenges as you like.  As long as you use either scripture or an uplifting/encouraging quote or sentiment, and keep your entries "family friendly", that's fine.

We do reserve the right to remove any projects or links that we deem to be inappropriate for our blog.  This would include "dark" images (skulls, crossbones, demons, and spirits, or the mention of such in the blog/post).  We don't judge those who create differently.  This simply isn't the right blog for sharing certain styles of art.  Please remember that if you don't like our rules, there's no reason to get upset with us.  After all, we didn't write the Bible - God did.  So, if you disagree with what the Bible says, that's between you and God.  Our primary goal is to honor the Lord, Jesus Christ, and we will only approve artistic creations that follow Biblical scriptural guidelines, and those that would bring Him glory, and be honoring to Him.

What IS acceptable art for our challenges?  Thank you cards, get well cards, Birthday cards, sympathy cards, friendship cards, etc. using wholesome images.

What IS NOT acceptable for our challenges?  Art with skulls, skeletons, witches, images of scandalous or half-dressed women, ghosts, dark images, or anything contrary to Biblical scripture, etc.  (see above)

Please be sure to link up to the project page/corresponding post on your blog, and not just your home page/blog in general.  If you don't know how to do this (or have any linking/blogging questions), please let us know.  We are happy to help!

We do not allow "stacking" of entries.  What this means is that you cannot save up your five entries and add them all at once so that they all appear in a row just to increase your odds of winning.  This is NOT "a stupid rule".  We want to encourage everyone to do what is right and pleasing in the sight of the Lord, and to have an unquestionable witness.  We do realize, however, that sometimes many of us make blog posts back-to-back, and that perhaps two of our entries appear back-to-back.  That's fine.  It's just not acceptable to wait until one day to link all five posts at one time, and to "stack" all your entries in a row.  If we feel that someone is purposely doing this, we do reserve the right to remove entries.  We're sorry to have to make rules, but we want to be fair to everyone.  And, after all, we are representing our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  The Bible tells us that we need to "avoid the appearance of evil", so even if our intentions aren't wrong, we don't ever want to make it appear to others that we have done something that is morally questionable.  We thank you for understanding.

We would be VERY pleased to have you post our Word Art Wednesday badge/button on the sidebar of your blog.  To be eligible to win, you MUST mention Word Art Wednesday in your blog post AND insert a link back to our challenge page in your blog post.  Please also remember to link to your specific blog POST, and not just your blog in general as this makes it easier for our Design Team Members to find your entry and comment on it.
Our challenges run from Wednesday at 12:00 AM through the second following Tuesday night at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (a two-week span). If your name is chosen as the random winner(s) of our challenge, we need you to contact Karen by email before the next challenge begins.  We usually leave a message on your entry post asking you to contact us.  We also put this information on the post where we have announced the weekly winner.  Winners are also posted on the Paper Playful Blog.  If you don't email Karen by the start of the next challenge after your name has been posted as a winner, you will forfeit your prize.  We're sorry to have to make rules like this, but it is in fairness to our generous sponsors.  We feel that it's only right that we respond to them within that time frame to inform them of our winners' names and contact information.  If you have entered, it's always best to check on the following challenge to see if you have won, and to then send an email right away.  Under no circumstances are winners to contact sponsors directly.  If this happens, unfortunately, you will not be allowed to win again at Word Art Wednesday.

We also send all our challenge winners and those given Top 3 honors a special "WINNER'S" badge and/or Top 3 Badge to display on their blog (if they so choose).

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Blog Administrator, Karen at:

Thank you for joining our challenges.  May God bless you as you share your art with others and spread His wonderful love.  We are SO blessed to have you share your art with us.

34 comments:

Stampsnob said...

Thank you for leading me to your beautiful blog...............Lis

Kinky Bella said...

I just have a question...I am confused about when the challenges end..is it 11:59 PM Tuesday night or 12:59 PM on Wednesday afternoon?

Margaret said...

Karen, thanks for the invitation to join this challenge. I hope to be able to join in often.

Shea said...

Karen, thank you for the invitation to join this challenge. I am happy to have discovered you and your site - it is lovely!

Judith Tetley said...

A heartfelt thanks for inviting me to share my work on your blog. You have created a peaceful place for contemplation and sharing; and it will be a pleasure to participate in 2013, when I hope to have more time.

My question is; how do you access the weekly quotation? The only way I can access it; is by "copy and paste". Is this the correct way to get a nice print of the text?
Kind Regards
Judith from Australia
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Mary said...

I just discovered your blog and your challenges are very clever! Love the idea and look forward to participating soon!

Marcia said...

Karen,

Thanks for inviting me to join your challenge blog.

Marcia

Anja said...

Karen, thank you for your invitation :)

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to join in on your challenges :) I look forward to participating!

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Stacy Chic said...

Hi Just and FYI... The last comment came from ad... the literal traslation of it said.. "on our blog we have a great choices on how to take care of oily skin" ...

:)

Thank you for the invite... But i how do i grab free scripture? I can't copy and pase it... Is there place i can download it?

Also I would love to display your badge on my blog but i can't :( because i don't have HTML code

SarahGeorge said...

Thank you so much! Got your blog's link via Abby's "Littlbirdieblessings" blog. I'm so happy and excited to have found a God honoring blog. And, the idea of providing scripture as a base,is so wonderful.......!!Thank you once again,for such a beautiful platform, to express our creativity to glorify our creator:).
Blessings
Sarah

Olga Moore said...

Karen, thank you for your invitation to participate in challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I would be delighted to play along and am looking forward to it.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Thank you for every comment and visit on my blog-I ove to play with you
hugs from sLOVEnija and blessings Tamara

Patti Doss said...

So very glad I found you. Hugs...Patti

sonyamacdesigns said...

Very blessed to have found this special place

KT Fit Kitty said...

I appreciate your updated rules - thank you! I think they are fair for everyone and in keeping with the Word Art Wednesday intention. Wishing you all a blessed day!

Jan Leslie said...

Just read the updated rules - and feel they are more than fair. I am so thankful for your website and look forward to it each week, I love praising the Lord and want my cards to reflect that. Thanks for giving me a place where I can do that! God bless you always!! Jan

Kari Mason said...

Is it ok to submit items other than cards or do you wish to keep it just card specific? Look forward to sharing with all of you!

Karen Letchworth said...

I guess I've been neglecting all these questions. Challenges end at midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at midnight Pacific Time and that's when the new challenge starts. To save the word art, just right click on the image and save it to your files. And yes, you can enter ANY type of art (not just cards) as stated in the first paragraph above. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to email me.
Karen

Rhonda Emery said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to enter my santa claus box I am so glad I found your beautiful blog and challenges. Thank you so much. hugs Rhonda

DIANA L. said...

Great inspiration I love everyones work. Thanks for another fun challenge

Susie Moore said...

Thank you for inviting me to your website. It is truly lovely and inspirational.

Jennifer said...

what a wonderful blog with a beautiful purpose!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Love this blog. I am now a new follower. ~ Marilyn

Moshie said...

I totally agree with all the rules and it is so refreshing to see someone stand up for Christ and the Bible in a mass media life! I was coming to enter my little Christmas album but it has to do with the 12 days of Christmas and I did not add scripture anywhere so it does not qualify. I am now a new follower of the blog as well as an older follower of our Lord.
hugs to you all,

Kiwi said...

Hi Karen! Have just sent you an email.I don't have a blog,so does this rule me out of entering your challenges? Love your blog and all the encouraging word art scriptures!
Ann.x

Karen Diebolt said...

I am so happy to have found your blog. I design digital scrapbooking products, and I do not like all the scantly clad posers that are on some sites. I found you through Creative Busy Bee Scrapbooking. This site posts freebies they find on the Internet. Thank you for a site that honors God.

Izolda said...

I just found your blog. It's a really great place!! I know I 'll stay with you for a long time because I love your blog rules!
much love
iza

Gail said...

I agree with your blog rules and trying to make the drawings fair. I'm just sorry that there has to be rules and that people even do these sorts of things requiring rules! Treat people the way you want to be treated!!!!

kristinasartcorner said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to join in on your challenges . I love your blog rules!Thanks again!

się błyszczy said...

Thanks for inviting me Karen! I don't believe that was an accident or mistake :) I love what you do, that you use scrapbooking to share the Gospel! This is similar to what we're doing with a couple of friends here in Poland. I would love to hear more about it. If you have time you can contact me on kawatychy@gmail.com
God bless you and your work/mission :)

Ольга Лещенко-Агрум said...

Thank you for inviting me to blog. This wonderful blog. I am also a Christian. I live in Ukraine. Poorly know English, but I believe that this will not be an obstacle. Jesus Christ unites all.

Kandy Krazee said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog and inviting me to visit yours and participate in your challenges.