Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Challenge Weeks #222-223 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, everyone!  What a treat it is to have you here with us.  We consider it a real blessing to have you share your wonderful creations with us, and we want you all to know how much we appreciate you for taking the time to stop by and link up your art with us.  You're ALL winners in our book, and we hope you know how truly grateful we are to have you join in the fun here at Word Art Wednesday.  We have two more AWESOME sponsors, a beautiful piece of word art, and lots of great inspiration to get you all motivated.  So....let's get started!

Our word art for this challenge is from a wonderful scripture, Psalm 130:5.  It tells us, "I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope".  The very first part of this particular verse says "I wait for the Lord".  When we really think about this, what the psalmist is referring to is the fact that we wait on God for His grace and power, for the forgiveness of our sins, and for all our physical provisions on this earth as He alone gives us everything we need.  There is NO other provision quite like what we receive from God.  So when we wait on Him, we will receive EVERYTHING we need.  The next portion of the verse says, "my soul doth wait".  This means that we are also waiting for God inwardly (in our soul) where nothing is hidden from Him and there is no indifference or waivering.  It reminds us that we need to be VERY REAL with God, as nothing is hidden from Him.   What an overwhelming thought to know that God sees our sins, knows us like no other, and yet loves enough to die for us.  WOW!  The last part of the verse says, "and in His word do I hope", which reminds us that God is merciful; and because of His holiness and sacrifice on the cross, He is our only way to receive forgiveness for our sins and receive eternal life.  We are so blessed to have God on our side, and when we wait on Him (both physically and spiritually, we will always have EVERYTHING we need.

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.

We have TWO AWESOME sponsors for this challenge
with THREE PRIZES in total up for grabs!
It's a great week to play along to win one of these prizes:

The Kraft Outlet is an AWESOME store that
specializes in kraft note cards, kraft labels,
and SO much more.  One lucky person will
enjoy a $15 Gift Certificate to spend at
The Kraft Outlet.
Another lucky winner will win themselves a
package of the GORGEOUS Dove Grey
Seam Binding from Kraft Outlet.
Imagine That Digi Stamps is our sweet
digital sponsor for this challenge.  They
have oodles and oodles of ADORABLE
images.  One lucky person will win
THREE (3) images of choice from the
super sweet Imagine That Digi Stamps.

AND NOW.......Can we get a drum roll, please?
We have two VERY lucky winners to announce:
Newton's Nook is an ADORABLE stamp shop.
They sell the sweetest stamp sets and the
coordinating die-cuts to help you create
yourself something ADORABLE!
The VERY lucky person who will enjoy this
very generous $20 Gift Card to Newton's Nook is:
Lucky Entry #335 - Juilien Jiang
All Dressed Up was our sweet digital sponsor
for the last challenge, and this lucky person
has won three images of choice from
the adorable All Dressed Up shop.....
It's Entry #27 - #Evi

AND, Our Top Three Honors Go To:
Entry #372 - Shaz In Oz
Entry #85 - Karen H.
Entry #63 - Jenna
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

Carol's card uses Kraft Cardstock
as well as ruler ribbon and supplies
from our sponsor, Kraft Outlet
Stephanie's card uses products from BOTH
of our sponsors this week.  She used some
The Kraft Outlet for her base,
and a sweet image called
Karen's card today uses products from BOTH
of our sponsors this week. She used a
from The Kraft Outlet as her base,
and the digital image "House Sold"


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, am shocked but thrilled to see my Sea card made it to top three .. thank you so very much for the privilege for entering your wonderful challenge...
What great verse again... as we come to Easter we remember the great gift of salvation in Christ..thanks for being a blessing.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I will email you Karen, too, for a top three badge to add to my blog ..Shaz.x

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love this quote, blessings!

Ardilla said...

The verse you are sharing today is perfect for me this week. Thank you so much!
Ardilla :)

Jenna ♥ said...

It's fantastic news that my project won a Top Three at WAW. I'm very happy! Thanks DT!!! Karen, I would like a Top 3 Badge for my blog because I'm a proud winner. :-) Thank you.

Jenna's Design

Gail said...

Happy Dance to all winners! Thanks for the challenge and for the lovely eye candy by DT - have a blessed week!

eva said...

Thank you very much! God less dear DT and sponsors.

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW what FABULOUS DT creations!!!! Thanks for another fun challenge to play in here!!!

Migdalia said...

Thank you for hosting another fun challenge with wonderful sponsors.
Beautiful DT creations.Congrats to all winners.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Karen said...

Inspiring words and stunning creations by the DT once again! Thank you for sharing your heart and faith with us! Oooh, I am just tickled pink to be one of your top picks! I'm delighted you enjoyed my project! I would love a Top 3 Badge and will zip Karen an email soon. Have a beautiful day and thank you for another wonderful challenge. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

sarascloset said...

Congratulations to all the winners! The Design Team has provided lovely inspiration once again! Hugs and Blessings!

Bunny said...

Thank you again for the challenge and the nice DT work.

Janis said...

Lovely work by all the team! Thank you for another wonderful and inspiring challenge!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Congrats to everyone!

And such beautiful inspiration from the Design Team too. Thank you.xx

Cynthia said...

Fabulous inspiration as always! Thanks for the devotion and scripture word art.