Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Anything Goes #458-#459

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  We're so glad you're here and we're always super grateful to have you play along with us.  There were so many amazing entries in this past challenge, and you all make it SO difficult to choose a Top 3 because we truly believe that you are all so incredibly talented.  Please know that we really appreciate your participation in our challenges, and we think that you're ALL winners.  Thank you for sharing your talents with us.  I also want to mention, once again, that Emma's Paperie (sponsoring us in November) is going out of business.  EVERYTHING is 25% off now.  Please check out this lovely store and scoop up some bargains.

Our word art is from the scripture Isaiah 42:16 and it says, "And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.  These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them".   Just know that this verse isn't just talking about those who are (physically) blind.  I encounter people each and every day who are so blinded by our corrupt society.  JESUS CHRIST, God in human flesh, is the ONLY way to Heaven.  He is also the ONLY way to true peace on earth.  It's time to allow God to remove the scales from our eyes and to see things through His eyes.  Don't allow this dark ugly world to blind you.  Let Him turn your darkness to light and make the crooked straight in your life.  Put away judging and bitterness - towards others even if they don't see things like you do.  PRAY for your country and for your President.  Do this instead of complaining about things, and you will soon see a change in your heart and in others.  Praying changes things.  Whining and complaining doesn't.  Let God shine through your words, your posts, your actions and all you say and do.  Let your actions lead others to Christ; not to anger.  This world is NOT our eternal home.  Always remember to keep your focus on Him - not the things of this world.

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:
Our friends at Clearly Besotted Stamps are
offering a 15 pound prize to one lucky person.
This lovely store is filled with AMAZING
high-quality stamps, dies and so much more.
Stop on by to see all the wonderful

AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
We absolutely LOVE and greatly
This wonderful store carries their own line
of the most amazing, high-quality clear
stamps and dies as well as other brands of
stamps, dies, and all sorts of great extras.
One lucky person has won their choice
of either any two (2) stamp sets, OR
one (1) stamp set and one (1) die set
from the Stamp Simply line.
The lucky winner of this awesome prize

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 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 Clearly Besotted Design Team
Featuring Ring Around Autumn Stamp Set
Featuring Undercover Plushies Stamp Set


Our September Guest Designer, Mia/Crafarista


JoAnn Atterbury
Coming Soon



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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Anything Goes #456-#457

Welcome back for another AWESOME challenge, everyone.  We're so glad you're here to join us because we have another great challenge for you all, and we're excited to see all the amazing things you'll create.  We really enjoy your cards and projects; and even if we don't get to your blog each time to leave a comment, please know that we see them and we appreciate them.  For me personally, I have had some trouble logging into SCS and some blogs requiring us to sign in.  But please know that we really do LOVE all the art you share with us.  You're all WINNERS in our eyes.

Our word art for this challenge showcases the verse Mark 11:24 which tells us, "Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them".  What a wonderful and comforting thing to know.  Over the years, I've had blog friends ask me if it's ok to pray for their sick dog, or for their sports team to do well, etc.  Let me say this....it's NEVER wrong to pray.  When we pray, we are ASKING something of God.  Now, some matters bear more weight than others and are more/less serious than others.  However, God cares about the things that matter to us.  We can ASK Him ANYTHING.  He hears our prayers.  But here's the key....first and foremost, it matters TO WHOM you are praying.  God/Jesus Christ is the Almighty King, Creator and Master of everything.  He alone is God.  He came to earth in human form (as Jesus Christ).  Praying to GOD (Jesus Christ) is the only way you're going to be heard because He alone is God, and He alone can answer prayer.  The second thing is that we need to ASK that God answer our prayers according to His perfect will and for His glory (not our own).  And finally, what this verse is really trying to tell us is that we can't flippantly ask Him for something, and then "hope" it happens.  We  must ASK Him BELIEVING and trusting that He will answer our prayers because, quite frankly, He ALWAYS answers our prayers.  If we've prayed properly, He answers our prayers according to His will, and in a way that brings glory and honor to His name.  It's also answered in a way that He knows is best for us.  That may not always be the outcome we wanted; but it WILL be answered.  God can do ALL things.  He can physically move a mountain, part the ocean waters, raise the dead, heal the sick, and.....He can certainly answer every need you ask of Him.  Once you've asked Him, you must BELIEVE that it will be done according to His will.  And finally, be sure to thank Him and praise Him for hearing and answering your prayers.  Praying is a blessing and a privilege, and He loves to hear from us...every day, all day, any time 24/7.  God is always there for you.

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 SUPER sponsor for this challenge:
We absolutely LOVE and greatly
This wonderful store carries their own line
of the most amazing, high-quality clear
stamps and dies as well as other brands of
stamps, dies, and all sorts of great extras.
One lucky person will win their choice
of either any two (2) stamp sets, OR
one (1) stamp set and one (1) die set
from the Stamp Simply line.
Below you'll see several samples using


AND NOW....Another Lucky WINNER:
The WONDERFUL Stix 2 Anything
is our sponsor for this challenge.
We all have our own style of crafting
and card making.....but EVERYONE
needs ADHESIVES.  Stix 2 Anything is
the headquarters for ALL things adhesive.
One lucky person has just won an amazing
prize package of adhesives and goodies
from the wonderful Stix 2 Anything.

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 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 Jill Hillard of the
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps DT
Holly McMillen of the Stamp
Simply Design Team

Our September Guest Designer, Mia/Crafarista


Natalie Houston

JoAnn Atterbury


Maxine Diffey

Virginia Maxam




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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Anything Goes - Weeks #454-#455

Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by Word Art Wednesday.  We're so glad you're here to play along with us.  Before we jump in, I'd like to once again mention Emma's Paperie.  This sweet store is going out of business, and you can get some AMAZING bargains as they close out.  Emma's Paperie is sponsoring (quite generously, by the way) two challenges for us this year.  However, they will already be closed when they sponsor us.  So....I encourage you to stop by now and see what bargains you can't live without (lol).  I know that Cindy would appreciate your support.  We're SO grateful for all our wonderful sponsors.  For this challenge, we have the amazing Stix2Anything offering an awesome adhesives package.  We all have our own style of crafting and card-making, but adhesives are a necessity for everyone in crafting; and Stix2Anything has everything you could possibly need in that area.  The Owner of Stix2Anything, Ruth, sent me some goodies (shown below) and I made a cute calendar hanger using them.

Our word art for this challenge is Romans 12:5 which says, "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members of one another".  This verse holds a wonderful lesson about compassion for others.  When it comes to individual people, our unique personalities define and unite us.  But in the Church, it is Christ who unites us.  Each and every individual in the body of Christ has a unique role to play.  Your gifts and your influences are different from mine...and so on.  Each person is vital to the body of Christ as a whole.  We are each called to play our part.  Together, we bring glory to God.  But what happens when one member is suffering?  The Bible tells us that God will not  rest (sleep) because He is always watching our coming in and our going out.  So, if our troubles matter to Him, certainly they should matter to us (as members of the body of Christ).  It's important to know YOUR role in the body.  It's equally important to care about the role each person plays; and when they are suffering, we  need to show God's love for them.  Pray for others as you would for yourself.  Each person is equally important.  Sort of the on-going "theme" these days, right?  ALL lives matter to God because we each have unique value to Him.  The left hand isn't more important than the right hand.  The right foot isn't more important than the left ear.  EVERY SOUL matters to Christ Jesus.  He cares deeply for each of us without anyone being more (or less) valuable to Him than another.  I wish our lost world could comprehend this.  We all matter to Him.  We should ALL matter to one another.

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 AMAZING sponsor for this challenge:
The WONDERFUL Stix 2 Anything
is our sponsor for this challenge.
We all have our own style of crafting
and card making.....but EVERYONE
needs ADHESIVES.  Stix 2 Anything is
the headquarters for ALL things adhesive.
One lucky person will win an amazing
prize package of adhesives and goodies
from the wonderful Stix 2 Anything.


AND NOW...….Another Lucky Winner:
We're blessed to have another new sponsor
(to us) this year.  The lovely Hello Bluebird
offered up a FAB prize to one very lucky
participant.  We hope you'll stop by the
Hello Bluebird Blog for loads of inspiration.
The Hello Bluebird store has so many great
stamps, dies, and all things lovely.  We're so
grateful for the generous support given by
this wonderful store.  The lucky winner of
the Hello Bluebird prize is....
Lucky Entry #48 - Julie Geringer

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 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 NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Our August Guest Designer, Gail Scott




These are the Stix2Anything goodies I was sent:
And here's what I created with them:

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