Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Weeks #481-#482 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.  We're SO glad you're here to join us, and we look forward to seeing the wonderful art you link with us.  It's always a real treat and we're SO grateful for all the cards and projects you share with us.  We have yet another AWESOME sponsor, Seth Apter Designs, offering TWO prizes.  Yup!  There will be TWO lucky winners for this challenge.  We hope you'll take time to check out Seth Apter Designs to see all his amazing products.  Thanks again for stopping by to play along with us.  Let the fun begin.

The scripture used for our word art is Proverbs 27:9 and it reads, "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel".  If you're like me, you might have a favorite perfume (oil, lotion, scent, etc.).  I get excited when my husband buys me a bottle of my favorite perfume.  By the way, it's called Angel by Thierry Mulger....just thought I'd throw that in there...LOL.  I love putting it on when we go out anywhere, and it's true....my heart will rejoice (be glad) when I smell that lovely scent.  What this verse is telling us is that there's another sweetness God has given us that will also cause us to rejoice.  This sweet gift is the wise counsel of our Christian friends.  This is a lesson we taught our children early in life, and it's an important one.  We often get overwhelmed with the big decisions in life, or when going through a trying time.  God never intended for us to go through any of it alone.  Not only is He there to listen to and comfort us 24/7; but He has also given us friends (family, relatives, neighbors, church members, pastors, etc.) to help us.  The LORD is encouraging us here to rely on the sweetness of a friend's wise/hearty counsel.  Some people might say, "well, I don't have any friends to give me wise counsel".  If that's the case, I strongly encourage you to seek out a church family.  Keep in mind that NO CHURCH IS PERFECT simply because it's filled with imperfect people.  But know this.....those imperfect people are just like me and just like you.  They (we) need the fellowship of one another.  By getting involved in a local church or Christ-centered Bible Study group; you gain wise counsel through friends who can share their experiences and wisdom.  This could be the pastor, a pastor's wife, church members, etc.  That's what a church body/family of believers does for its members.  And as you grow in your faith and knowledge, you will also be able to bless others with the sweetness of hearty counsel.  Please don't ever feel alone.  God is there for you, and He also has friends waiting for you so that they can bless you and you can bless them in return.  Don't ever attempt to go through life feeling alone.  The Lord has such sweet and wonderful gifts for us all - reach out and grab them.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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 AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
It's the AWESOME One-of-a-Kind Seth Apter Designs
offering not just one; but TWO (2) prizes of $25 each.
That's right!  TWO (2) lucky entrants will each win
a $25 Gift Certificate to Seth Apter Designs.
How cool is that?  Seth Apter Designs carries
other wonderful products you can find here.
Thanks again, Seth.  And good luck, everyone.

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
The Project Bin is a lovely on-line store that
carries so many ADORABLE high-quality
stamp sets in a wide variety of designs as
well as steel dies to coordinate with the stamps.
You'll find SO many great products at this
wonderful store.  One lucky participant has
won a $15 credit to spend at The Project Bin.
HURRAY.   That lucky winner is our friend

The Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Here's Our March Guest Designer, Elizabeth Hart
Using Seth Apter Stamp Set - Electica Mini #55

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Anything Goes - Weeks #479-#480

Hello there, everyone!  Welcome by again and thanks for joining us.  We're super excited that you're here, and we hope that you enjoy playing along with us.  It's always such a treat to see all the wonderful art that gets linked up and we appreciate each and every entry.  I still struggle with signing in at Splitcoast Stampers and Flikr to leave comments, but I do try my best to get around for commenting; and our entire Design Team LOVEs seeing your wonderful art and creativity shared with us here.  We wish the best of luck to ALL who enter, and we want you to know we consider you ALL winners and wish that we could send everyone a prize.  Thanks so much for playing along with us.  Please know that I do pray for you all.....every one who stops by here....I pray for you and appreciate you.  We're glad you're here.

The scripture for our word art is Psalm 29:2.  This may be a familiar verse to those of you who attend a church where worship and praise music is shared.  The verse was set to music in a song called "Come and Sing Praises", and it's beautiful.  Just listen to these words.  "Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name, worship the LORD in the beauty of his holiness".  If I can ask a question here.....do you ever just say (out loud) "PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS"?  If not, I highly suggest it.  We all know that God is holy and deserves our praise.  But, just like you and I enjoy (and sometimes need) to hear those words "good job", or "well done", "I appreciate you"; our precious Savior, Jesus Christ, also enjoys hearing us give praise to Him for ALL He has done, and continues to do, for us.  Next time something goes well (or, even if it doesn't) just say "PRAISE GOD".  Not only does this bring Him glory, but He enjoys hearing it and it's DUE to Him.  The second part of the verse says "worship the LORD in the beauty of His holiness", and this means having full awareness of WHO He is and realizing that He alone is holy and that He alone is God.  When we really get our hearts into a place where we are able to recognize God for Who He Is, and are able to worship Him in the "beauty of His holiness", we find a wonderful thing - a connection with Him.  It's such a blessing to have a Savior, our God, Jesus the Almighty Creator and author of everything at our 24/7 disposal.  Knowing that we have complete access to Him ALL the time is reason enough for us to give Him praise.  Don't take it for granted.  Getting into the habit of saying "PRAISE GOD" and giving Him the thanks and praise He deserves, and doing it often, is just another tool to use in helping you build your relationship with Him.   Just like any other friend, you need to say THANKS when someone does something nice for you.  God is ALWAYS "doing something nice" for us.  First, He suffered and died, rose again, and went to prepare a place (Heaven) for us, AND He is ALWAYS there for us when we need Him.  Give God the glory and praise that is due to His holy and precious name.  Worship Him in the beauty of His holiness by recognizing Him as the Almighty God and giving Him constant praise.  Not only does it make Him happy, but it will also bring you great joy.  PRAISE GOD.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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 AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
It's time for THE PROJECT BIN.  AWESOME!
The Project Bin is a lovely on-line store that
carries so many ADORABLE high-quality
stamp sets in a wide variety of designs as
well as steel dies to coordinate with the stamps.
You'll find SO many great products at this
wonderful store.  One lucky participant will
win a $15 credit to spend at The Project Bin.
HURRAY.  You'll see a few card samples
below that were made by a few of the talented
members of the Design Team at The Project Bin
using some of their lovely stamp sets and dies.

The Stamps of Life was our AWESOME
and FUN sponsor for the last challenge.
This lovely store is filled with the most
darling clear acrylic StampsDiesCard kits,
Embellishments, FeltInks, Card Classes,
 StoragePapers.  One lucky person has
won a $25 gift card from our friends at
The Stamps of Life.  How cool is that?
It's Luck Entry #99 - April W.

The Top 3 Honors Go To:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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 we pray for their success.
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

This sweet card from Lynn McAuley
....and using the same set is Barb Deicht's lovely card
Also from The Project Bin Design Team here's Jeanette
Using the darling Pumpkin Spice Stamp Set

And Now....From Our Design Team
Here's Our February Guest Designer, Esther Asbury

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Weeks #477-#478 - Anything Goes

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday, and thanks for joining us.  It's time for another FUN challenge and we have another WONDERFUL sponsor.  If you'd like to see all the sponsors for 2021, you can find that under PAGES on the side-bar.  That way, you'll know when your favorite company is sponsoring AND you can stop by all these awesome shops to check out their amazing products.  We are blessed to have some of the most WONDERFUL sponsors out there.  We give God all the thanks and praise for providing these sponsors, and we pray that God will BLESS our sponsors in return.  We do hope you'll check out their shops and support them when possible.

The scripture used to create our word art for this challenge is Luke 1:37 which says, For with God, nothing shall be impossible".  What a wonderful truth to remember.  Knowing that there is absolutely NOTHING that our God cannot do is a tremendous encouragement to us.  Since nothing is impossible for God, that surely means He can take care of us when we need Him/need help.  As humans, our minds tend to put limits on everything.  We limit things like time, space, capacity, supplies, life, and.....well, pretty much everything we know has some sort of earthly limit.  Right?  Well, God does not have any limits.  That's difficult to comprehend, but amazing and encouraging to know.  The next time you're facing something that seems absolutely impossible to you, I encourage (even challenge) you to give it to God.  Just pray, lay it at His feet, and humbly ask Him to help you face your "impossible" situation.  God may not "fix" your situation exactly the way you hoped or expected, but He will surely always be there to guide you through the situation and bring you safely through to the other side with a resolution and a peace.  Remember, NOTHING is impossible for God and you're never alone.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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 AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The Stamps of Life is our AWESOME
and FUN sponsor for this challenge.
Hurray!
This lovely store is filled with the most
darling clear acrylic Stamps, Dies, Card kits,
Embellishments, Felt, Inks, Card Classes,
 Storage, Papers.  One lucky person
will win a $25 gift card from our friends at
The Stamps of Life.  How cool is that?

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
The AWESOME Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps was our previous sponsor.
One lucky person has WON, and will get
their choice of any two (2) items from the
 find out who's the lucky winner of this
FUN prize from the wonderful 
Lucky Entry #251 - Julie O.

Our Top 3 Picks This Challenge:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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 we pray for their success.
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

From The Stamps of Life, a few fun samples
Using New February DragonFly Stamp Set

From Our February Guest Designer, Esther Asbury

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter