Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Challenge #99 - Anything Goes

Welcome back for another fun challenge this week!  We have so many exciting things happening on our blog and we're SO blessed to have you all being a part of what God is doing here.  We have filled our sponsorship calendar for 2014 - PRAISE GOD!  And just wait until you see the amazing list of sponsors we have for next year!  WOO HOO!!  God is SO GOOD, and you're going to want to play along every single week because our prizes are going to be AMAZING!  Well, let's rephrase that.....our prizes already ARE amazing.  They're just getting better and better!  Tell your friends, invite everyone, let's really try to grow our blog and to spread the GOOD NEWS of Jesus' great love for us.  What a blessing to have this fun challenge blog where we can share our art AND share the best news EVER.....Jesus LOVES YOU!

This week's scripture is Psalm 100:3 and comes from the Old Testament.  When we see the word LORD in the Bible (in all capital letters as it is in this verse), this refers to Yahweh God - the ONE TRUE GOD.  In the Old Testament, He is referred to as LORD (Yahweh God) and in the New Testament, He is referred to as Jesus Christ.  This verse was written by the Psalmist, David, to helped Israel (and ALL people) understand that "it is He that made us", and that "we are His people and the sheep of His pasture".  This helps us understand and relate these two facts - that He made us, and that He is our Shepherd.  How could anyone or anything else possibly lead (or shepherd) people better than their own Creator?  It's not possible.  No one else and nothing else can be better for us, or understand us more clearly, than the LORD - the One who created us.  He wants so desperately to be our Shepherd and to lead us in the ways that are right for us.  By clearly grasping the fact that the same awesome God who created us is the same One who wants to Shepherd our lives gives us SUCH a tremendous advantage.  By allowing Him to guide us and show us how to live, and where to go, and what to do, we can be certain that He will protect us, guide us, and show us the way that is right.  No shepherd would ever allow even ONE of his sheep to wander into danger.  Jesus Christ is the same way (if not even more so) because He created us and wants what is best for us.  Just allow Him to direct you and to really be the driving force that He longs to be in your life.  He will never steer you wrong.  Next time you're feeling alone, in danger, or like a lost sheep......just listen to the voice of your Great Shepherd, and He will  show you the way you should go.  What a blessing to know!
BIG NEWS:  We have started a Facebook Page for Word Art Wednesday.  If you're a Facebook user, we hope that you will join/become a Member of our Facebook Group; and as soon as we have 100 members, there will be a random drawing for an awesome die-cut.  We're already more than half way there!  Check out our Facebook Group for more details.
As always, you are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5 each week). 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 each week. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".  They have been revised, and we ask that you check them out if you aren't familiar with our challenge guidelines.  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to these guidelines.  Please keep this in mind with Halloween approaching.  While we know that your Halloween cards are all in good fun, they are not appropriate for our challenges, and we don't want to have to delete any entries.  Thanks for understanding!

Here is this week's  gorgeous free scripture/word art file.
This week's TWO AMAZING sponsors are:
My Craft Spot offers adorable clear acrylic
stamps, crinkle ribbon, twine, die-cuts & more!
They are offering our winner
one stamp set of their choice!
Click Here to Shop My Craft Spot by Kimberly
Deedee's Digis is offering one lucky
person 3 digi sets from her adorable
shop.  Click here to Shop Deedee's Digis

Our 3 Winners from Last Week's Challenge:
The winner of a $15 Gift Certificate
from The Scrapping Center is
Lucky Entry #13 - Kanan Pandya
The lucky winner of 3 Digi Sets
from the wonderful Daydream Designs
is Entry #207 - Tracey Fehr 
We also had over 200 entries last week!
PRASIE GOD!!  Let's keep it up, friends.
As promised, there is a THIRD WINNER this week.
Diana Nguyen has won the Floral Die-Cut!!!!
Special thanks to ALL our incredible sponsors!
How blessed we are - PRAISE GOD!!!
We've got some AMAZING samples from our Design Team
Tammy Hobbs, Our September Guest Designer
 Carole Robb Bisson
Using Caity Caterpillar from Deedee's Digis
Jo Ann Atterbury
 No Art This Week - Happy Birthday,
to both JoAnn and her sweet son!
Gemiel Matthews
Using Bloom & Grow from Deedee's Digis
Stephanie Wright
Using Bloom & Grow from Deedee's Digis


D- said...

WOW 200 how wonderful! You guys definitely deserve it.
Beautiful work everyone!!! TFS.
Crafty hugs,

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congrats to winners,
fabulous DT presentations
wish good week
hugs and blessings Tamara

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A wonderful verse again Karen and thought thank you so much for being a blessing every blessing on your day, Shaz in Oz.x

Diana Nguyen said...

Oh, wow! Thanks so much for the special win! And thank you for always being so encouraging in your comments and uplifting in your Word Art!

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

What an awesome surprise to be a lucky winner this morning. I so appreciate the kind words from the DT when they stop by my are such blessings!
Tracey F.

DIANA L. said...

I always love these challenges they are always so uplifting and all of the designers do such a beautiful job!

Anonymous said...

Oh this verse was *just* what I needed today, ladies! Thank you so much for sharing it. Your cards and pages are all stunning as always. It is truly a joy and an honor to get to sponsor this week, and I thank you for letting me. Hugs and blessings and thanks to all of you!

Kanan Pandya said...

Ohh thank you so very much, I am so happy and excited to see my name as a winner. Also thank you to all the sweet Design Team members of Word Art Wednesday for always leaving lovely comments with beautiful words. Thank you to all for always praying for us and for the blessings. Congratulations to all the winners. :-)

Esther Asbury said...

It's so nice to be able to link up to Word Art Wednesday again! As always --- Beautiful inspiration from the DT!

Carmen S. said...

Wunderschöne Kreationen vom DT.

♥ Carmen

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Karen, I'm sorry it's been so long since I've visited or linked up. Love Karen's Wordart, no suprise there. All your cards are absolutely beautiful. Your team does a fantastic job. Congrats on the facebook page, I'll go check that out now. ~ Abby

Jo Ann said...

Hi Karen...Missing you guys! Thanks for the Birthday greetings for both me and my son. Hugs, always!

In Christ,

Dorothy S said...

Thanks for another challenge and the word art you share. I wanted to use the verse from last week but my printer was not cooperating - I will try again later!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...


Karenladd said...

thanks for the wonderful challenges and the free word art! Loving all the design team samples!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow, great devotion today and amazing creations. My heart just burst with joy when I saw the card using Deedee's Scarecrow image. I have that one and it is my all time fall favorite. So happy to see it in the line up today, it is beautiful. Thanks for another great challenge and for the encouragement. Hugs.

Bunny said...

As always, it is a pleasure playing here. Thank you for the inspiration and the challenge.

Bunny said...

Entering 1 more card. Thank you.

Create With Joy said...

What a wonderful blog you have! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

txexperiment said...

Beautiful Scripture verse and lovely cards. Thanks!