Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Challenge #181 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly

Welcome back, friends!  We're so glad you've stopped by for another great challenge, and just wait until you see this week's AMAZINGLY AWESOME sponsors.  We have a brand new sponsor (to Word Art Wednesday) this year...Winnie & Walter Rubber Stamps.  They carry sweet stamps, dies, and adorable sequins.  SO cute!  And we also have a new digital sponsor, the very sweet Fresh Brewed Designs.  We encourage you to check out both of these SUPER SWEET stores.  And who knows?   YOU may be the lucky winner of one of these amazing prizes.

This week's word art/scripture is from one of the most PRECIOUS writings in the Bible, as it pertains to the Godly woman.  Perhaps you've heard the term "The Proverbs 31 Woman".  It's something for which every Christian woman should strive.  I've often heard people say, "I wish life came with an instruction manual", or "I wish parenting came with an instruction manual".  Well, good does!  It's the Bible, and it is FILLED with priceless information that will help us to live a blessed life.  These beautiful virtues were spoken to King Lemuel by his very wise mother.  She had incredibly high hopes for her dear son to prosper and to be wise in ALL his dealings; and this portion of Proverbs 31 speaks of ALL that a good and Godly woman should be.  She warned Lemuel of these things so that he would be mindful of them when choosing a mate.  Verse 10 tells us that the virtuous woman has a price far above rubies.  That says A LOT about how valuable a good wife is to her husband/family.  Our focus verse (verse 25) says that "strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come."  This simply means that the virtuous woman will "wear" strength and dignity (they will be visible in her life), and that she will smile at the future.  The virtuous woman has no anxiety; knowing that her family is well taken care of and content.  Personally, I know how incredibly blessed I feel to know that my children are saved and living for the Lord; and that I don't need to worry about them spiritually.  PLEASE, dear friends.....I strongly encourage you to read Proverbs 31:10-31.  When you read these words, if you see attributes that YOUR mother possessed, PLEASE thank her (especially this Mother's Day).  If your mother is no longer living, then please take the time to THANK GOD for giving you a Proverbs 31 mother who loved Him, and you, enough to possess these attributes and carry them on to you.  And on a personal note, I sincerely hope that reading these beautiful verses will encourage YOU to apply these virtues to your own life.  Let your family see these virtues active in your life, and allow them to help YOU to truly become "The Proverbs 31 Woman".

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:
Winnie & Walter is another new sponsor to us
this year.  This LOVELY shop is filled with
sweet stamps, dies, sequins and more.
One lucky person will win a new stamp set!
Our digital sponsor this week is the sweet
Fresh Brewed Designs.  One lucky person
will win some sweet new images!
AND NOW......Here Are Our Lucky Winners!
Loves Rubber Stamps is SUCH a sweet stamp store
and this lucky person gets a brand new stamp set!
Entry #144 - Nana Connie
Sweet-N-Sassy Stamps is SO much fun,
and the very lucky
Entry #33 - Niki1
has won $10 in digis from
 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
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 Sponsor, Fresh Brewed Designs
Using Sponsor, Fresh Brewed Designs


New Creations said...

Gorgeous creations by DT's! Congrats to winners!

New Creations said...

Gorgeous creations by DT's! Congrats to winners!

niki1 said...

Congratulations Nana Connie !

Thank you for being chosen as the winner from Sweet-N-Sassy Stamps
I am so happy
Karen your mail is on his way !
Thank you...
Greetings from Belgium,
Monique ( niki1 )

Migdalia said...

Congrats to all winners!!
Fabulous inspiration ladies!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love that Proverb, and will need to remember it for my daughter's upcoming graduation from Texas A&M. Blessings!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congrats to all winners!
I wish all blessed new week
hugs Tamara

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and fabulous DT inspiration!

Granmargaret said...

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

Karen said...

Beautiful words to accompany such lovely DT creations! After a few months away from crafting, I am so happy to be back as of last week! I missed playing along with you... thank you for the inspiration and blessed challenge home. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Cardsbymaaike said...

thnak you for inviting me over, fab blog!

Karen said...

I love visiting you all so much
Always such beautiful inspiration.
Thank you.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Bunny said...

Beautiful inspiration and challenge. Thank you.

Pam said...

The Design Teams creations are just beautiful!

CG said...

Thanks for the fun challenge & gorgeous DT inspiration! Best, CG

Hazel said...

Big apology - I've just linked a card not realising that I've already entered 5 - I can't delete it, so please do so. xx