Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #400/401

Welcome by today, friends!  We're so glad that you've chosen to stop by to play along in our challenge.  We have (two) lucky winners, a fabulous sponsor, a new piece of word art, a brief devotional, and LOTS of fun waiting for you.  Let's get started with another FAB challenge here at Word Art Wednesday!

The scriptures used for our new piece of word art are found in 2 Corinthians 3:4-5.  These verses are actually the answer to a question asked in 2 Corinthians 2:16 which asks the question regarding life and death, "And who is sufficient for these things"?  So, the writer has asked in 2:16 who could possibly be sufficient to give (or to judge) life and death.  As the gospel was being spread, we read that it was like a sweet fragrance to God, who alone brings (eternal) life to the believer and (eternal) death to the rejector.  These verses tell us that our trust (faith) in Christ helps us to grow and to please Him, and that we alone are not sufficient to raise ourselves up to life (and most especially unto eternal life).  We are not enough, in and of ourselves.  We need Him!  There is only ONE WAY to having eternal life in Heaven.  You can't study your way in, you can't buy your way in, you can do enough good deeds to get yourself in, and you can't pray yourself in to Heaven.  You don't need to jump through any hoops or be anything special.  All you need to do in order to secure your eternal life in Heaven is to call on God, confess your sins and your inability to be enough, and just TRUST HIM.  He already paid the price by giving Himself as a flawless, perfect  and sinless sacrifice (God in human flesh) and giving His life for ours on the Cross of Calvary.  Yes, there's ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN....through the blood of Jesus Christ.  You can call on Him today and SECURE your eternal home in Heaven; and once you do, you can never lose it.  He's waiting (and happy) to hear from you!

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, 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!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The Project Bin is our sponsor for this
challenge.  We hope that you will take
time to visit The Project Bin and check
out their FUN assortment of stamps.
One lucky person will win a $15 credit
to spend at The Project Bin on the stamps
of their choice.  How exciting!


AND NOW.......Our Lucky Winner:
Stix 2 ANYTHING was our sponsor for
the last challenge.  If you're not yet familiar
with Stix 2 Anything, you'll definitely want
to check out this wonderful world of adhesives,
some exciting new products (glitters, etc.)
and helpful products for crafting.   One lucky
person has won an AMAZING Adhesives Prize Pkg.
from our FAB friends at Stix 2 Anything!
Let's hear for our lucky winner

The WINNER of our "Comment To
Win" Prize from last week is:

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #91 - Janis
Entry #136 - Shelly Schmidt
Entry #221 - Karen Ladd

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:

Donna Dambrot, The Project Bin Design Team
Sharing Three Cards Using Project Bin Stamps.
Her first card uses the BFF Stamp Set
Second Card Using Love Your Shellfie
And Her Third Card Uses The Gratest

Our August Guest Designer, Beverly Jordan



Maxine Diffey




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Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Anything Goes -- #398-#399

Welcome by for another fun challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  This post will be short and sweet as I'm "under the weather" so to speak.  We have a FUN new sponsor, a lucky winner, a Top 3, and a fabulous challenge waiting for you.  Thanks for joining us.

Because I'm not feeling well this week, I didn't have time to prepare a devotional.  Right now, I'm praising God that I was feeling well enough to make the post.  With that said, I'm doing something different this time for the devotional.  I encourage YOU to leave a comment telling us what this verse means to you, or what you get from this verse.  Our biggest goal here at Word Art Wednesday (other than fun, creating cards and winning prizes) is to share God's Word with y'all.  We love hearing how God's Word is a blessing to you; so we'd love to hear what this particular verse says to you.  I will draw one name from all the comments, and that person will receive a special prize package from me.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, 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!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you. 
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Stix 2 ANYTHING is our SUPER sponsor for
this challenge!  If you're not yet familiar
with Stix 2 Anything, you'll definitely want
to check out this wonderful world of adhesives
and helpful products for crafting.   One lucky
person will win an AMAZING Adhesives Prize Pkg.
from our FAB friends at Stix 2 Anything!
You can check out TWO NEW RELEASES at
Stix 2 Anything including 8 gorgeous colors of
Biodegradable Glitter and adorable

Door Hangers (I'm getting some of those!).
We're so grateful to have Stix 2 Anything as our sponsor
for this challenge.  We do hope you will check out
this amazing store (located in the UK).

AND NOW.....Another Happy Winner:
The FABULOUS Paper Smooches was our sponsor
for the previous challenge!  We hope that
you'll stop by to check out this AWESOME
store.  They carry such fun, unique and creative
stamps, dies, and SO much more.  One lucky
has won a $25 Gift Certificate to
Paper Smooches!  That's lucky
Entry #74 - Beverly Jordan

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #78 - Birgit
Entry #89 - Deanne
Entry #229 - Lois

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 July Guest Designer, Esther Asbury



Tamara Dixon

Maxine Diffey




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Anything Goes - #396-#397

It's time for another exciting Word Art Wednesday Challenge, and we're so glad that you've stopped by to join us.  We always enjoy seeing your wonderful cards and having you play along.  We have an AWESOME sponsor for this challenge, the wonderful Paper Smooches.  We also have a lucky winner of the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps prize, and lots of fun planned.  Thanks for stopping by to join us this week.

Our word art is beautiful, and was created using Philippians 2:16.  This verse says "Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain".  This is a great verse that talks about how we need to remember to hold tightly to the (word of life) Gospel or "good news" of Jesus Christ.  When we place our eternal security in nothing other than the blood of Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, who gave Himself in sacrifice for us.....well, we have nothing to fear.  And in fact, we won't have to worry about whether or not we wasted our time in life on things that don't matter.  We won't have "laboured in vain" if we've spent our time sharing the Gospel (good news of Jesus Christ) with others.  There are a lot of "nice things" we can do for others - and that's important.  But what we do for others by sharing Jesus Christ with them is eternal.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, 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!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The FABULOUS Paper Smooches is our
sponsor for this challenge!  We hope that
you'll stop by to check out this AWESOME
store.  They carry such fun, unique and creative
stamps, dies, and SO much more.  One lucky
person will win a $25 Gift Certificate to
Paper Smooches!

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
Our friends are Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
sponsored our last challenge, and one
lucky person has won their choice of either
two stamp sets of choice, or one stamp set
and one die-cut set.  What an AWESOME prize!
That lucky person who gets the prize from

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #132 - Joy Wilson
Entry #169 - Steffi H.
Entry #230 - Mia (Craft Artista)

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:

From The Paper Smooches Design Team


Our July Guest Designer, Esther Asbury
 
Tamara Dixon
From Sponsor, Paper Smooches



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Anything Goes - #394 - #395

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another FUN challenge, everyone.  I apologize again for the last challenge getting a late start (I was on vacation).  We have another really awesome challenge prepared for you, a very lucky WINNER of the Lawn Fawn prize; and another AMAZING sponsor for our new challenge.  We are grateful to have the best sponsors imaginable, and we're SO grateful to God for how He has continued to provide for us.  We sure hope you enjoy our challenges, and also hope that our Bible verses and little devotionals are a blessing to some of you.  Sometimes those few little words of encouragement can be just what you need. We hope you'll take a minute to read it.

The awesome digital scripture file was created using the verses Psalm 119:45 which says "And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts".  In the first portion where the psalmist says "...I will walk at liberty" refers to how he views his life (walking freely, openly, and in wide spaces - not being hindered by the weight of evil passions or corrupt desires because he was guarding his heart (his life) by walking with the Lord and seeking after what God wanted for him.  What I believe the psalmist was saying about living God's way was that he could see with his own eyes how people who obeyed the Lord were being blessed; and so, he was seeking to be even more obedient to God so that he, too, would gain the Lord's blessings and favor.  He wanted to obey God; but God's precepts (rules for living) require our careful obedience, and not just a lazy approach to the Christian life where we take our relationship with God casually.  God is holy and precious; and is the almighty Creator of everything.  We need to always remember that, just like the psalmist, our desire should always be to continue seeking after God and learning of Him, fearing Him, and asking Him to make us even more obedient.....we must ask Him to draw us even closer to Him, to be even more connected to Him, and to always seek His perfect precepts and will for our lives.  This alone is how we can find true peace and happiness while we're here on earth.  But PRAISE GOD that, for those who have placed their trust in Him alone and what He did for us on the cross of Calvary, we can know FOR SURE that we will spend eternity with Him in Heaven.  This world is not our eternal home.  But...God can give us a peaceful, wonderful, and blessed life on earth - and an eternity that's literally out of this world!  Let's always choose to walk at liberty and choose God's precepts.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, 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!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Our friends are Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
are sponsoring us again, and that means one
lucky person will win their choice of either
two stamp sets of choice, or one stamp set
and one die-cut set.  What an AWESOME prize!
Be sure to stop by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
to check out all their AMAZING stamps, dies,
and SO much more!

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
Lawn Fawn is an AWESOME, FUN, and really
great place to find all sorts of lovely stamps,
dies, and SO much more.  We're SO grateful!
One VERY lucky person has won a generous
$25 Gift Certificate to spend at Lawn Fawn.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #55 - Marie Bingaman
Entry #71 - Natalie V.
Entry #156 - Mary Marsh

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 July Guest Designer, Esther Asbury
Tamara Dixon
Using Word Art/Scripture
Using Word Art/Scripture

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter