Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Challenge #199 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Hello friends!  We're so glad that you've stopped by to play along with us this week.  We enjoy seeing the wonderful cards and projects you share each week.  If you've played along before, we thank you for being a faithful follower and sharing your art.  And if you're new to Word Art Wednesday, we welcome you and we're glad you're here.  It's always a blessing to have old friends and new friends, and you're all welcome and you're each appreciated.

Let's take a closer look at our word art scripture for this week - Psalm 72:18.  It says, "Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel" - the psalmist is praising the the LORD (God in the Old Testament/Jesus Christ in the New Testament).  With all that He had done for Israel at the time when this was written (and even before), and with all that He has done from that point until now, and will continue to do in the future - we know that He is awesome and worthy of our praise.  As Christians, we should continually lift up our hearts with praise for Him, and encourage others to lift up His precious name as well.  He alone is worthy of our praise, and it is right to bless and praise Him always in all ways, and to call His name blessed.  "Who alone doth wondrous things" - in light of all that God has done, and because He is holy; it is right to realize that the good acts of mankind could not be done without Him.  It is only through God's empowering that man can do good, and in comparison these are little things.  What He has done, however, are done of His own power.  These are WONDROUS things that are far-reaching and ever-lasting; just as His actions in the end times will be.  This psalm really leads into the next verses, and helps you to fully understand it.  But what it's basically saying is that the precious name of the LORD (Jesus Christ) should always be blessed (we shouldn't just flippantly say His name because He is holy), and He alone does wondrous things of His own power.  We serve an awesome God - the only one true God, Jesus Christ.

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:
Our sweet friend, Gloria Shirr, Consultant for
Close To My Heart, is offering one person a chance
to win the Seaside Greeting stamp set for playing along
You can shop at her Close To My Heart shop by
clicking this link.  CTMH offers SO much more
than just stamps.  Check it out today.
Eureka Stamps is our sweet digital sponsor
this week.  One lucky person is going to win
their choice of three (3) sweet digital images
of choice from Eureka Stamps.

AND NOW.......More Lucky Winners:

Surprise Stamp Set - One lucky winner
will receive a brand new stamp set (or two)
and some other goodies from Karen.
That lucky person is the very lucky
Entry #13 - Dottie S.
Deedee's Digis is our lovely
digital sponsor from last week.
Entry #193 - Jennifer Scull won
her choice of three sweet new
images from the ADORABLE
Deedee's Digis.

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 a Stamp Set from


Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Gail said...

Lovely DT creations - thanks for devotional and scripture - and for the challenge - congrats to the winners - Happy Dance! ENjoy your week!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love this week's scripture, as well as all of the DT members' projects. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful image again with a great scripture again, such a joy to have these each week from WAW, and love and am uplifted by devotion and the work by the creative DT.
Well done ladies, God bless you all,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Barbara Washburn said...

Love the DT cards. Many different and inspiring ideas!

Janis said...

Beautiful and encouraging inspiration from the scripture and from the team. Thank you.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful scripture.

Fikreta said...

very nicedt inspiration

Jennifer Scull said...

Thank you for the uplifting and encouraging verse this week, as they all always are!

and thank you as well for choosing my card as one of your winners, although EVERY card is a winner, aren't they?! :)

I'll send out an email shortly. beautiful projects by your team!

Tina Z. said...

so lovely inspirational cards!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Always inspiring to visit Word Art Wednesday! Beautiful samples from the team!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful scripture art - thank you! Your DT samples are gorgeous! Thank you for a new weekly challenge - I enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere here! Have a great weekend!

Karen P said...

Thank you for a fun challenge and for sharing the gorgeous DT inspirations too Karen x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous creations from the DT! Love those flowers from JoAnn .. that is a fantastic card! Love your stitching and the banners. Just wonderful!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards as always. Thank you for the challenge.

Vivian Cunningham said...

Hi, you don't know how much this site means , I work in a hospital and I have been wanting to give bookmarks and cards to my patients and now I have found your site .I believe that God sent me here .Thank you for all you do. And every one's work is beautiful as well. Blessings to you...Vivian

Maia said...

Beautiful DT work ladies!!
Such lovely entries!
I like to enter with my 4 season wallhanger.
Good luck everyone and have aa happy creative week!
Greetings Maia

Diane said...

Thank you Karen Letchworth for inviting me to join in Word Art Weekly challenge.
That was the sweetest most lovely invitation I've ever received.
Wow! There are lots of entries. Lots of beautiful talented crafters.
I am looking forward to being inspired by all the lovely creations.
Blessings and Hugs,

D- said...

Beautiful cards everyone. Thanks so much for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Migdalia said...

Beautiful scripture...
Congrats to all the winners. Beautiful creations by the DT.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Granmargaret said...

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