Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Challenge #171 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone!  We hope you had a great week, and that you have had lots of time for crafting.  We absolutely love seeing the beautiful projects you share with us.  This week, the extra prize Karen is offering will be a special treat from The Kraft Outlet (one of our sponsors).  All you have to do is check out their AMAZING shop (maybe even treat yourself to something new); and then come back here and tell me what item you found in the Kraft Outlet store that you didn't know they carried.  Just leave a comment telling us the Item Number of that product.  Easy!  One lucky person from those comments will receive a little treat from The Kraft Outlet (in addition to the prize they're offering this week).  That's THREE chances to win again this week.  I also encourage you to check out Moonlighting By Mary, our digital sponsor for this week.  Her images are GORGEOUS!  You just might want to take a peek at what Mary has in her shop, as well!

Our word art for this week is Mark 12:30, and this important command are the words of Jesus himself.  Since He took the time to say these words to us, then we can rest assured that they are important.  We need to really examine His command to us, and obey it so that we can experience the full joy He intends for us.  In this particular passage, the scribes were questioning Jesus, and they asked Him "which is the first commandment of all"?  Jesus answered with this passage.  This command is different than "The Ten Commandments"; it's a lesson to the scribes (as to all) that we need to love the Lord, our God, with ALL our heart, soul, mind and strength.  One might guess that His reasoning for this is because if we don't have this type of unquestioning and unfailing love for Him, we would be unable to keep the other commandments He has given us.  If we truly love God, we will desire to keep His commands.  Most people, if asked, would say that they love God.  But the proof of our love for Him is in our actions.  We can't say that we love Him, and then not keep His commands.  We demonstrate our love for Him by being obedient in every aspect.  God proved His love for us by giving Himself as a sacrifice for our sins.  What have we done to prove our love for Him?  It's really something to think about.  Let's ask ourselves this question, "If someone looks at me and examines my life, do they see my love for Jesus?"  If it's not perfectly obvious, through our actions, that we love God; then we really need to make some changes.  God has given us so much.  Our unconditional love should be our thanks, as evidence, for all He has given to us.  We have yet another beautiful verse that tells us how to live, and how to receive ALL that God has for us.

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 scripture/word art file.
We hope it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
The Kraft Outlet is offering one lucky person
a $15 Gift Certificate to their AWSOME
store.  Click here to browse and shop
The Kraft Outlet
Moonlighting By Mary is our WONDERFUL
Digital Sponsor this week.  This lovely shop
is filled with the sweetest images.  Click here
to browse and shop Moonlighting Designs

And Now......Our Lucky Winners!
Mark's Finest Papers is giving a new stamp set
to one of our randomly chosen entrants.  That
lucky person is #6 - Stephanie S.
Special thanks to Crafty Secrets
for offering one VERY lucky winner
one of their beautiful Spring Collections
from their Digital Shop.  What a treat!
 It's Lucky Entry #178 - Graciellie
The winner of Karen's prize for
using a Crafty Secrets image is
Entry #129 - Cynthia (Stampin' In Alaska)
 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
Our Fill-In Designer, Stephanie Castro 

Using Sponsor, Kraft Outlet Product
See Carole's Blog for Inside View
Using Sponsor Supplies from Kraft Outlet


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah a WONDERFUL verse and great DT work all around, well done, and thank you for the precious word to use in our work, and for pointing us to our dear LORD,
Shaz in Oz.x
{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Great presentation
blessed week to all

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the Bible verse, and it was lettered beautifully too. Blessings!

Birgit said...

I visited the Kraft Outlet and was amazed at all the different supplies they carried. In particular, those cool clock faces. Thanks for the chance to win!

Bunny said...

Another great challenge and DT work. Thank you all.

Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

I pinned the verse on my pinterest wall for Best Books to Read. I looked the Kraft store and bought some things. I was surpised the amount of paper choices they had. I bought the twine in blue, because I hadn't seen that before. Have a great day.

Gail said...

Thank you for the devotional and scripture - some great sponsors coming up! I went by the Kraft Outlet and was surprised to see they have ebooks now - I didn't know that - have a blessed week - and I hope I get a chance to enter the challenge - enjoy your day!

Gail said...

Hey Karen - I did not know that the Kraft Journal had Vintage Sheet music - item 1025 - that was a surprise to see that - I have not been there for a long time so maybe they had it all along - but what do I know? I have been packing and getting my home ready to sell - painter will be here Saturday! Happy Dance!

StephC said...

Gorgeous cards ladies! Love them all!

Diane said...

What a gorgeous array of projects from the DT!! I hopped on over to The Kraft Outlet and had no idea they carried #1259 Recycled Tissue Paper....I think this would make wonderful flowers!!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Great projects, DT!

Graciellie Design said...

Thank you so much for the prize! As always a very inspirational challenge! Hugs, Gracie.

Sandy said...

I enjoyed my virtual window shopping trip to the Kraft Outlet. I love the Vintage Sheet music (#1025) because it's the real thing from an estate sale. How cool is that? The kraft sample pack (#954) looks like a great way to try out several products.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Karen, I haven't been here in awhile, so happy to see your word art blog still going strong. The cards you and your team have made are beautiful and the WORDart so beautifully made. Thank you for your ministry. ~ Abby

Joanne said...

I was surprised that the Kraft Outlet carried Kraft Label Sheets #708 - I love them.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for another challenge and verse. Lovely cards by the design team.

Sharon said...

Beautiful samples from the Design Team and an inspirational verse.


Lisa :) said...

I didn't know the Kraft Outlet carried fibers and ribbons, very convienient to order all in one place!

Heather said...

Lovely cards and great scripture. I had not visited the Kraft Outlet and was surprised that they carried hand stained bias tape (I'm a ribbon junkie). I love them all, but especially love AQUA MIST Part Number 306. I'm off to check out a couple other items people commented about.

Marilyn Mathis said...

I really like the verse this week. It is beautifully done and accents the word "all" to bring to our attention that God expects our "ALL". In the Kraft Outlet, I liked the #1233. I have not seen this anywhere before.

Janis said...

Kraft Outlet is new to me, so there were a bunch of different items I didn't know they carried. The one that really caught my eye were the terrific washi tape designs!!! I esp liked the Black & White Script and the Leaves and Birds designs.

Very lovely verse this week. LOVE the script!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Christine said...

What a great Kraft Outlet find--primitive printable collections available as instant downloads---item 398

Tina H said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the fun challenge and the inspiration. I looked at the Kraft Outlet and found some cute music washi tape item number 1234. Thanks for the chance to win.