Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Challenge #195 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another week of fun, fellowship and prizes!  We are SUPER excited to have a brand new sponsor this week, the wonderful Heartfelt Creations!  We also have the adorable Imagine That as our digital sponsor, so it's a great week to play along for your chance at one of these awesome prizes.  We also have TWO Guest Designers with us for the Month of August.  Karen has been busy with her daughter's wedding, travelling, and family responsibilities; and she is SO grateful to have these two talented artists, Lilian Forsyth and Arnoldo Romero, along with her amazing Design Team Members to share their talents with you, and inspire you to play along with us.

Our word art/scripture for this week is from Psalm 16:11.  It assures us that however difficult life may be, and despite the temptations we will face; the Lord Jesus Christ will ALWAYS show us the right way.  All we need to do is to seek Him, and ask Him to show us the right way to live our lives.  Living in His perfect will brings us a "fullness of joy" that the world (the unsaved) cannot experience.  The Bible tells us that sin has pleasure for a season (Hebrews 11:25), but we know that our sins always catch up with us, and will bring us nothing but grief.  It's only when we allow God to truly govern our lives that we can experience that "fullness of joy".  It's the sweetest feeling in the world.  Not having to carry around the weight of our sins gives us a peace and a freedom that the world cannot offer.  Of course, we will still sin.  But when we have a personal relationship with God; knowing that Jesus Christ paid the price of our sin on the cross, and confessing our sin to Him, we are able to be cleansed from all unrighteousness; and we gain a joy that can't even be explained.  This verse tells us that "at the right hand of God, there are pleasures for evermore."  I know that I sure don't want to live in the pain and ugliness this world has to offer.  I want to experience the "fullness of joy", and spend eternity "at thy right hand with pleasure for evermore".  How about you?

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 our 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 AWESOME sponsors:
Heartfelt Creations is our WONDERFUL
sponsor this week.  This sweet store is
filled with stamps, dies, and LOTS of
great inspiration.  One person will win a
generous $25 Gift Certificate to
enjoy at Heartfelt Creations
Imagine That is our sweet digital sponsor
this week.  You will fall in love with
their sweet images.  One person will win
their choice of three (3) images.

AND  NOW.....Here are this week's LUCKY WINNERS:
The Kraft Outlet is an AWESOME
store with lots of great kraft note cards,
bags, envelopes, and embellishments of all sorts.
They also have a weekly challenge where
you can link your cards for another chance to win
even more of their awesome products.
Entry #71 - Cre8ive Cindy has won a
$15 Gift Certificate to the
Kraft Outlet!
All Dressed Up is such a sweet
digital store with adorable images.
Lucky Entry #3 - Ma-Mi
has won two images of choice
from All Dressed Up.

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

Kathy Roney, Design Team Member for Our Sponsor
Heartfelt Creations Showing Their GORGEOUS
Supplies.  Isn't this LOVELY!


Beth F. said...

Congrats to this week's winners! Thanks for another challenge!

D- said...

Congrats everyone!
Thanks DT for sharing your wonderful talents and time.
Crafty hugs,

Gail said...

I just wanted to leave a comment about your blog. I like the moral standard you're upholding and the images you are allowing. I have my share of images inappropriate for your blog that have been pushed aside for the pretty and cute ones. Thanks for the hard work you put into making this challenge blog an awesome one.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous DT Creations!! Love the scripture :) Love seeing all the different designs! Wonderful!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Janis said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards and fabulous work by the team and the guest designers!!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and the fun challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Bunny said...

Nice DT cards. Thank you for the challenge.

Karen Petitt said...

Thank you for a lovely challenge and beautiful inspirations Karen

Lilian said...

Great DT cards!
The Leaf Studio