Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Challenge #221 - Anything Goes Two-Week Challenge

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another AWESOME challenge.  We had so many gorgeous entries in our last challenge.  WOW!  Thank you all for sharing your incredible talents with us.  Please know how much it means to us when you take the time to link your cards and projects with us.  You are sure a talented bunch of crafters.  And just wait until you see the wonderful prizes we have for this challenge.  God is SO good!

Our beautiful word art for this challenge is from Deuteronomy 31:8, and it tells us once again that God goes before us, that He is with us, that He will not fail or forsake us; so we don't need to fear or be dismayed (worried).  When this verse was originally translated (spoken by God through Moses), it was given to the Israelites to assure them once again of God's constant presence with them.  We are now God's spiritual Israel, and this same verse encourages our faith and hope in that God will NEVER fail us or forsake us.  Just as God went before the Israelites into the wilderness, and later into Canaan; he goes before us in all our life's journies.  We aren't ever alone.  He will never fail to give us to the counsel and direction we need, He will give us strength, fill us with courage, and protect us from our enemies.  He will not leave us for one second as we do the work that is set before us in this life.  It's not that different now than it was when the Israelites went through the wilderness.  God knows our days can be dark and scary (as they were then), but God's Word is filled with verses like this that encourage us and remind us that we are NEVER alone once we have God in our lives.  What a joy to know that He isn't going anywhere.  He will ALWAYS be right there...going before us and guiding our way.   What a blessing to know.

As always, you are welcome to save the 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 all 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 as we share it. 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.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply atempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.

Our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge are:
Newton's Nook is an ADORABLE stamp shop.
They sell the sweetest stamp sets and the
coordinating die-cuts to help you create
something ADORABLE!  One lucky person
will win this fabulous prize....
We even have a sample card from Newton's Nook (below).
So, be sure to stop by Newton's Nook and look around!
All Dressed Up is our sweet digital sponsor
for this challenge.  One lucky person
will win three images of choice from
the adorable All Dressed Up shop.

AND NOW......One VERY Lucky Winner:
Simon Says Stamp sponsored our last challenge,
and one lucky person has won a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
This honor goes to.........

AND, Our Top Three Honors Go To:
Entry #286 - Crafty Paws
Entry #215 - Diane/Nellie's Nest
Entry #318 - Lea Lawson
Please email Karen or leave a comment
if you'd like a Top 3 Badge for your blog.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Using Little Flower Girl Image
from Sponsor, All Dressed Up
Jennifer Jackson from Newton's Nook DT
Featuring Stampp Set Newton's Antics


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Lovely ladies,
Such wonderful work of the DT, lovely verse too by both Karen's, once again we are reminded how very blessed we are as children of the Lord, love Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Migdalia said...

Thank you for hosting another fun challenge with wonderful DT inspiration.
Congrats to all winners.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That scripture would work perfectly with my watercolored icon. Blessings!

Diane said...

WOW!!! I am totally honored to be chosen as Top 3...thank you form the bottom of my heart, I appreciate it so much and congrats to the others as well! Once again, your DT cards are beyond superb!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Gail said...

We are not alone - thank you God - thanks for the DT lovely creations and another challenge - have a blessed week! The Lord is soooo Good - All of the time! Enjoy today!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful verse this week.
Thank you so much for the inspiration.xx

Bunny said...

Very nice DT work. Thank you for the challenge.

Janeen said...

OMW...Newtons...i would love to win some Newtons! :) Thanks for the sponsor ship and Thank you to WAW for offering a challenge.

Unknown said...

Love the DT Creations. Beautiful.. all of them! Love Natalie's... beautiful colors!! Love it! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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Sybrina K said...

Lots of wonderful inspiration from the DT!

Janeen said...

Testing to see if this comment will go through. Every time i try to leave a comment on this post I get an e-mail that says it is an undeliverable e-mail address. I am not trying to send an e-mail but posting directly to the site. Any clues why? I see you get a few comments coming through but i wonder if others are having this issue? I have tried several times over the past few months.

Irena Stefanova said...

Great DT inspiration!

Karenladd said...

Congrats to the winners and thank you to the DT for all the gorgeous samples! I'm busy working on springtime and Easter cards this week so always happy to see this challenge.

Karen P said...

Thank you for the lovely challenge and gorgeous inspirations too Karen x

Gaylynn said...

Happy to play along this week with an Easter card.

Marjeta said...

Love to participate in this gorgeous challenge.