Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Challenge #168 - Anything Goes

Welcome back!  It's time for another fun challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and we are super excited to see what you will create and share with us this week.  We have two more amazing sponsors with us for this challenge, and we wish you all  the best of luck in the random draw for prizes at the end of the week.  Here's a secret something.....if you use a sponsor digi on your entry/entries (up to five times) this week (from All Dressed Up) and leave me a comment on my blog saying you did so, you will go into a drawing for a special prize!!

This week our word art/scripture file comes from Psalm 71:14, and it says "But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more".  This is a wonderful verse that reminds us of the importance as Christians to remain hopeful at all times.  Having a constant attitude of hope, and the right heart mentality of always being hopeful; leads us to praise God more and more.  As we have seen in our own lives, as well as in the lives of those we know; when we lose hope, we get depressed.  When we remain hopeful, we remain happy and blessed.  This causes us (and allows us) to constantly remain in a state of happiness - being filled with praise that just continues to increase, and lead us to a stable existence of hope, happiness and subsequent praise.  If you're one of those pitiful people who dares to say, "well, I don't have anything to be hopeful about", or "my life just doesn't give me much cause to praise God"......then all I can say is, "SHAME ON YOU"!!  There is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS so very much for which we can (and should) be thankful, grateful, hopeful, and filled with praise.  The very fact that you are on a computer (or electronic device with internet) reading this is a praise.  The fact that you have eyes to see it, and the ability to read it, those are causes for praise.  The list of things for which we can remain hopeful is truly an endless list.  We hope that when you read this verse (as with SO many beautiful scriptures) that it causes you to praise God for giving us such a precious gift...His precious Holy Word.  He gave us the Bible to bless us and encourage us, and we have a responsibility (and a gift) to remain hopeful, which will cause us to PRAISE HIM more and more.

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 altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (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 AWESOME sponsors:
Loves Rubber Stamps is offering a
$10 Gift Certificate to one lucky person.
Click here to browse and shop at
Loves Rubber Stamps to see all their
AWESOME stamps and goodies!
All Dressed Up is our digital sponsor
this week, and they are offering one
lucky person three (3) images of choice
from their DARLING Etsy Shop!

AND NOW.......Our Lucky Winners!
The lucky winner of a very generous
$25 Gift Certificate to The Flying Unicorn
is Lucky Entry #154 - Cornelia
Click here to browse and shop The Flying Unicorn
The lucky winner of three (3) images of choice
from Fred-She-Said Digital Stamps
is Lucky Entry #45 - Sandie Gough
You will LOVE this sweet prize.
 WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.
May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Using Love Spring Time image from
Sponsor, All Dressed Up as well as their


Bunny said...

Good morning. Lovely cards and cute bag from the DT. Thank you for the challenge and the reminder that we need to always be hopeful and thankful and praise the Lord for what we do have. Sometimes we think what we know or want is best.

Wendy said...

Beautifully crafted Design Team Samples. Thank you for the "anything goes" challenge.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning projects from the DT as always

Karen said...

Stunning creations to go along with such a vital message! It is so important to stay hopeful... hope encourages joy and the joy of the Lord is our strength! Thank you for continually inspiring us in so many ways. :o) Have a blessed week!

Hugs and blessings,

Migdalia said...

Such fabulous creations!!! Awesome job ladies!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wow, can't believe my luck! Thanks for the win, Ladies! And extra thanks to Karen for letting me know! Gorgeous DT cards! Have to play again ;)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wow, can't believe my luck! Thanks for the win, Ladies! And extra thanks to Karen for letting me know! Gorgeous DT cards! Have to play again ;)

Bonnie T. said...

Thank you so much for this encouraging and hopeful scripture. I had a difficult situation to deal with today and initially felt hopeless. Later I decided to offer mercy instead of condemnation and the situation was resolved. Trusting God and letting go made all the difference. Remaining hopeful and keeping an attitude of praise really helped me through what could've been a real mess.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT!!!

Diane said...

Once again, beautiful and inspiring creations form the DT!!

Donna K said...

What an amazing scripture! Thank you for sharing and thank you to Karen L for inviting me over to play along at Word Art Wednesday.
Your DT has offered some wonderful inspiration! Have a great Monday!

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Gorgeous DT creations, as always! Thanks for another fun & inspirational challenge!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Yelyn said...

Gracias por visitarme y dejarme mensaje, eso levanta el ánimo a continuar participando con ustedes ;)
Pronto verán mi participación para este nuevo reto. Me encantó el versículo que seleccionaron.