Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Anything Goes - Weeks #446-#447

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.....the BEST little challenge blog around.  Well, at least I tend to this so.  God has blessed us with such AWESOME and generous sponsors, and it's always SO much fun seeing all the gorgeous projects you link up with us.  WOW, you all are so super talented; and you're ALL winners in our opinion.  It's inspiring to see your creations, and we really are grateful to have you link up with us here for your chance to win our AWESOME prize.  For this challenge, that's the one and only Lawn Fawn Stamps.  As always, our challenge is Anything Goes (following blog rules).  We'd like to give a warm welcome to Ginny Maxam who is rejoining our Design Team.  And finally, please don't forget to check out Emma's Paperie and grab some bargains before they close their doors forever.

The scripture for our lovely piece of word art is found in Psalm and it says, "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another".  This is a brilliant passage that reminds us that, even though we are saved by grace and forgiven of our sins (through the shed bled of Christ on the cross), we aren't supposed to use our liberty (freedom) for the wrong purpose.  We are called, as followers of Christ, to be separate (different from) the world and to represent the greatness of God in all we do.  However, some people take this liberty, or free will; knowing that God will forgive us, and they choose to sin.  That's not what the Lord expects of us.  Not only are we to be separate (different, holy, set apart, etc.) but we are also called to use our liberty (freedom) for the glory of God.  Next time you are tempted to do something that you know is wrong (whether that's telling a lie, spreading gossip, drinking or smoking, etc.) try to remind yourself that this is not what pleases God.  The Lord will ALWAYS give you a way to escape (avoid) the sinful choice(1 Corinthians 10:13) and He will help you to do what's right.  Christians are most certainly not perfect people.  We are SINNERS, saved by the grace of God.  We are called to good works, and God will help us make those right choices when we ask Him, submit to Him, and look to Him when we struggle.  There's always a way to do what's right, and it will bring SO much more joy to our lives and to those who are watching us (our children, spouse, grandchildren, neighbors, etc.).  Look to God for ALL your needs.  Making good choices is also how we can begin to "serve one another".  We build up others by our example, and we can serve others by showing them that our liberty is under control.  Be that example.  God is always there...waiting to bless and guide us.

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:
Lawn Fawn is such a darling, fun and
wonderful company.  The carry such
sweet stamps, dies, and more.  One
lucky person will win a generous
$25 Gift Certificate to spend at


AND NOW.....Another LUCKY Winner:
The Project Bin is such a FUN stamp
store.  Be sure to stop by and check out
their adorable stamp sets.  You can also
find lots of FAB inspiration on the
Project Bin Blog.  One lucky
person has won a generous $15
Gift Certificate to spend at
The Project Bin.  Our winner is

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry #20 - Fikreta
Entry #183 - Esther

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:

Grace Camou from the Lawn Fawn Design Team
Using Build-A-Castle and Tiny Fairy Tale

Kara Pogreba from Lawn Fawn Design Team
Using Stitched Rainbow, Puffy Clouds, and
New Release Products

Our July Guest Designer, Billie Anderson
Using Lawn Fawn Stamps



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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Weeks #444 - #445 - Anything Goes

SPECIAL NOTE:  We respectfully ask our followers to stop by Emma's Paperie and take a look around.  This WONDERFUL store has been a favorite of mine for years.  Sadly, they are going out of business.  But, there's good news!!  They're still open, and they're having a SALE.  I'd like to show them our SUPPORT.  The Owner of Emma's Paperie, Cindy, is sponsoring TWO challenges for us (later in the year) after Emma's Paperie will be officially closed for business.  That's why I'd like everyone to show their support now - while they're still open.  They carry top-brand products that we all LOVE.  And...let me tell you this - the prizes she gave me for the upcoming challenges she's sponsoring (November 4 and December 30) are AMAZING.  More than $100 in value.  They're are truly AWESOME prizes.  Let me know if you do end up ordering from Emma's Paperie.  I just might have a little something extra for you as well.  Thanks for your support of one of the very special, generous sponsors in our wonderful crafting community.


Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday where we have a new challenge every other Wednesday centering around the wonderful Word of God.  In a lost world, we hope that this small glance into the Bible will bless and encourage you.  We all love to create and share our art, and we're always super excited to see what you've been crafting up in your little studio or quiet creative space.  We are very grateful to have you stop by and share your artful creations in our challenges, and we wish you the best of luck in the random draw for our winners.

The verses of scripture for the new word art are found in Psalm 112:1-2, where it says, "Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.  His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed".  This tells us that we who fear the LORD (Jehovah God in the Old Testament, and Jesus Christ in the New Testament) give Him ALL the praise that is due His holy name.  We delight greatly in keeping His commandments and principles.  It also reminds us that by teaching these truths to our children, they will be blessed in return.  You see, it's only through God that we can find true joy.  Whether it's in this lifetime, or the eternity to come....if we don't have Jesus, we really have nothing.  This is a confusing and scary time for the world.  But for those who "fear the LORD, delight in His commands, and give Him all praise" they are promised to have "seed that is mighty upon the earth: and that the generation of the upright shall be blessed".  Only wonderful promises for those who trust in Him (and for their future generations who are taught how to delight in the LORD.


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 Project Bin is such a FUN stamp
store.  Be sure to stop by and check out
their adorable stamp sets.  You can also
find lots of FAB inspiration on the
Project Bin Blog.  One lucky
person will win a generous $15
Gift Certificate to spend at

AND NOW......Yet Another Lucky WINNER:
Hurray!  Newton and all his friends over at
Newton's Nook were happy to sponsor our last
challenge for us.  Don't miss out on seeing
their selection of darling stamp sets, dies,
stencils and all sorts of other high
quality products for crafting/stamping.
One lucky entrant has won a very
generous $20 gift card to spend at the
DARLING Newton's Nook.
It's Lucky Entry #115 - Chris

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry #22 - Kelly Santi

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:

Kren Kurts From The Project Bin DT
Using Defined Stamp Set
Dawn Mercedes from The Project Bin DT
Using Kinda Pawsome Stamp Set

Our June Guest Designer, Leslie Turner
Defined Stamp Set from The Project Bin

Coming Soon


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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Anything Goes - Weeks #442 - #443

Welcome back by, everyone.  Thanks once again for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday.  It's time for another SUPER FUN challenge, and we have no shortage of excitement for y'all this time around.  We have an AWESOME sponsor, Newton's Nook, with some inspiration from a few of their DT Members using some of their adorable products.  We also have a brief devotional that we hope will be a blessing and encouragement to you, as well as another lucky winner from our last (very generous) sponsor, Art Glitter.  So, with all that said.....let's get started.

The scripture (verse) used to create this sweet piece of word art is Proverbs 13:26 which says "In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge".  This simply means that when we are living "in the fear" of God (giving full respect and comprehension to who He is), we find strong confidence.  We won't be confused, uncertain or worried when we submit everything (all our worries, all our ways, all of us) to His will and His way.  Our confidence grows. This refers to our confidence in our decisions, in our relationships, and in every aspect of our lives.  Realizing God for WHO HE IS (the Savior, the awaited Messiah, the Ultimate Creator) gives us confidence (strength and clarity) in every part of our lives.  And when it says "His children shall have a place of refuge", that means He will always be our "safe place", our fortress (shelter in the time of storm), and that He will protect us from everything and see us safely through our trials.  With so much doubt and uncertainly surrounding us today, what a blessing to know that God is ALL we really need.  In a time of confusion, what a joy to know the One who brings us "strong confidence" and who will always be our "place of refuge and safety".

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:
Hurray!  Newton and all his friends over at
Newton's Nook are happy to sponsor this
challenge for us.  You won't want to miss out
on seeing all the darling stamp sets, dies,
stencils and all sorts of other wonderful
embellishments you'll find over at
Newton's Nook.  One lucky entrant will
win a $20 gift card to spend at the
DARLING Newton's Nook.


AND NOW.......Another Lucky WINNER

Art Glitter is one of our new sponsors this year.
You won't want to miss out on visiting this
AWESOME store to see their vast assortment
of various Glitters, Glass Beads,
Designer Adhesives, and more.
One (very) lucky person has won a
generous $50 gift card to spend at
Art Glitter.  That lucky person is

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry #3 - Marianne Jakobson
Entry #90 - Deanne

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:
Zsofia Molnar from Newton's Nook DT
Using Newton's Flower Garden Die Set and
Newton's Flower Garden Stamp Set.



Tina Smith from Newton's Nook DT
Using Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set
and Fancy Edges Tag Die.


Tatiana from Newton's Nook DT
Using Floral Roundabout Stamp Set
and Circle Frame Die Set.


Our June Guest Designer, Leslie Turner
Using Newton's Nook Free Digital
Sunflower Image






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