Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's Challenge #123 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, everyone!  It's time for another awesome challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and you will be DELIGHTED by this week's amazing sponsors.  Please remember that while our challenges are always "Anything Goes", you must adhere to our Challenge Rules in order to be eligible to win our awesome prizes.  We want you all to have a shot at these great prizes, so if you aren't yet familiar with our rules, please make sure you check them out.  This Bible verse pretty much sums up the kinds of projects  you should share with us - Philippians 4:8 "Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."  As an aside, these are also the attributes that should replace worry in our lives.  And since your art becomes a source of worry for us when it does not match up with this verse (and the rest of God's Word), we must remove it.  We don't judge people for creating dark art, but it's simply NOT for our challenge blog, and will be removed.  Thanks for understanding.

From this week's scripture, Ecclesiastes 3:11, we learn that God makes all things beautiful in His time.  We know that God's timing, although not always in agreement with what WE think it should be, is always perfect.  He knows what should happen, and exactly when it should happen.  While God has given us glimpses into eternity, this verse reminds us that there are many things about eternity that He has not revealed to man.  And again, in His perfect time, those who are saved and who will spend eternity in Heaven with Him, will have all things revealed to them.  We need to always trust that God keeps some things from us because He knows that we are better off not knowing everything.  I don't know about all of you, but I'm SUPER excited to some day learn all the things He has planned for us.  We can always take great comfort in these facts - He makes all things beautiful in His time, He has eternity planned out perfectly, and He will reveal to us what we need to know exactly when we need to know it.  And again, it will be beautiful!

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. This includes any type of art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to 5 projects 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".  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.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's beautiful scripture/word art file.
We hope that it will be a blessing to you!
Here are this week's three AWESOME sponsors:
Docerela Stamps is offering one lucky person
their choice of any stamp set from their
AMAZING shop - check out Docerela Stamps!
My Creative Classroom offers MANY different
on-line crafting classes for crafters of all skill levels
and all types of crafting.  You will be sure to find a 
class that is perfect for you at My Creative Classroom.
One lucky person will win a seat in an upcoming
class of their choice!  Click here to read more
A special third prize from our own, Karen
Leave a comment on this post telling us
where you live, and which prize this week
is you favorite!  A third winner will receive
October Afternoon's Thrift Shop Stamp Set.
AND now.......
Here are our LUCKY winners:
The winner of the Freckled Fawn
$15 Gift Certificate is
Entry #51 - Mynnette
have fun shopping at Freckled Fawn!
The lucky winner of
the 10£ Gift Certificate to
Crafty Ribbons - is the very sweet
& Lucky Entry #203 - Hazel
Way to go, and happy shopping, Hazel!

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Today is the day of the Lord!

Lucy Patrick said...

Congratulations to the two winners. I love the prizes this week but seeing as you asked for a preference, I would love the Docerela stamp set and I live in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. XOX Lucy

PS While I'm here I'd love to let you all at WAW know how much your sweet comments make, they are always personal and caring messages and that makes them really special, thank you so much!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards by the design team. I live in Sydney, Australia and I like all the prizes. I have added my card.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my what beautiful creations and scripture! I love how each of you used the provided scripture this week. :-)))

D- said...

Thanks so much for sharing your incredible talents and sweet gentle hearts with us each week.
I look forward to your kind uplifting comments each time I post here.
I live in Oregon and it is a tie between the set from Karen and Dorcerela.
Thanks for brightening my life.
Crafty hugs,

Eemeli said...

Fabulous inspiration by the DT and such a nice prizes for lucky winners to win. I think I'd fancy one of the stamp sets...

Hugs from Finland,

Mynn xx said...

Woohoo!! SO excited to be a winner! :) Thanks for this new challenge and chance to link up--the DT work is amazing as always! HUGS! Mynn xx

Kailash said...

Karen, thanks so much for your sweet generous prize. I live in Illinois and my favorite prize is the stamp set, looks like it has so many possibilities. Love it!!!

Gail said...

Thank you for the devotional reading , the DT creations are wonderful and for the challenge this week - congrats to all the winners - have a blessed week!

Karen said...

Such a lovely word to read today. His timing is always perfect and we must remember that when we're tempted to try to force His hand! Beautiful creations by the entire DT once again this week. Thank you for the inspiration and wonderful challenge! :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Amy A said...

Beautiful DT inspirations! Thank you so much for another sweet challenge. I'm from Victoria, BC and I'm quite excited about Docerela Stamps as this is a new company to me. ;o)


SCarol said...

Such a great post today. God's time is definitely the perfect time! Thanks for such a wonderful challenge blog :)

Karenladd said...

Thanks for another great challenge and congrats to last weeks winners! The DT always inspires me with their gorgeous cards! I am from northern California where it's bright and sunny today and I love Karen's prize, the stamp set by october Afternoon!

Diane said...

Beautiful creations by the DT....I am from Michigan...brrr...and the prizes are always very nice...a stamp set for me I guess...I just enjoy entering the challenges..thanks for all you do!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Amazing inspiration from DT
thank you
another week is infront all of us
let be calm and creative
great words
hugs and blessings to all

Ann said...

Lovely creations by the DT. I live in Missouri and my favorite prize this week is the stamp set from Docerela Stamps.

DebR said...

I live in Minnesota...and my favorite prize is the stamp set.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what wonderful prizes, and I must admit that my favourite prize is the stamp set shown - I have been waiting to buy a lace doily set, but the $$ run out before I get there :-).
I live in New Zealand where it is still warm and sunny, and God is currently blessing us with colourful trees. We have the remains of a tropical cyclone due to hit this weekend so it will be wet and windy, very windy.


kReN said...

I live in Florida and I love that set of clear stamps. The"remember this", typewriter and doily/medallion shape really speak to me. Egads! I do remember these things!

kReN said...

Oops! Forgot to say, my card will be ready to upload today. I am "be hinder".

nancyparker55 said...

Love your challenges.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

I live in Quezon City, Philippines and my favorite prize is the stamp set from October Afternoon. Happy WAW even if I am posting late (on a Friday)!

New Creations said...

Congratulations to the winners!!!

I live in India, the land of unity in diversity.
I simply adore your lovely comments. The prizes are great and I like them all. But, A stamp set tops everything else.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards DT!
Hugs, Tammy

Jennifer Scull said...

congrats to the winners! and beautiful projects by the DT, too. :)

I live in snowy OH. thank goodness I like the snow! I like all of the prizes that are offered here at WAW. you have such generous sponsors. :)

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kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful DT creations as always! Love the prizes but if i had to choose it would be the lovely stamp set offered by Karen. I live in the UK!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Beautiful creations and inspiration by your Design Time. Thank you so much for the weekly free scripture. Big Hugs, AntoinetteT

Bunny said...

Beautiful inspiration. I think this is where we all come for a scripture to be in our thoughts. Thank you.

Jessie said...

The prize of winning a free craft class online is really cool!

Unknown said...

I feel so privileged to have found this site! Everyone's work is so beautiful and inspiring, Just today our Pastor was talking about God's Giftings and creativity was among those gifts! How awesome for all who spread His word in this way!😇

I live in Southern Oregon and all the choices are wonderful, but a new set of stamps from Docerela sounds fantastic.

Also a special thanks to Karen for helping me with downloading the verse!

Blessings to all!

Marsha said...

I live in the beautiful Pacific NW, Washington to be specific. I think it would be fun to win an online class. Could always use some lessons and hints.

Little C's Creations said...

The DT did awesome, and thank you again for a beautiful challenge. Love creating projects with the WORD of God!!!


Christine said...

I live in Texas just off the Gulf coast and am so appreciative of the ministry of WAW. Seeing the creativity of others and the truth of God's Word is such a great reason to visit. If I were to choose a favorite prize, it would be the stamp stirs my imagination!