Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Challenge Weeks #236-237 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday!  We're so glad you've stopped by and chosen to share your art with us.  Thank you so much to all of you who shared your talents by linking up to our last challenge, and please know how grateful we are to have you share with us.   I can't believe we had well over 400 entries.  God has surely blessed and grown our blog since we first started, and we praise Him for providing us with such awesome talented participants, and fabulous sponsors.  We have another great challenge for you this time, so let's get started.

The beautiful word art for this challenge is from 2 Corinthians 3:17, and it says "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty".  Understanding the trinity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, isn't always easy.  It takes faith and trust.  But when we learn the all the aspects of the trinity (God the Father, Jesus Christ our Savior, and the Holy Spirit Comforter), and through faith accept all He has for us; we become more like Him, and can enjoy all He has for us.  He wants us to know Him in His fullness - all parts of Him.  It's important that we realize that all three are one in essence, but also recognize the distinct differences between them.  This is a study of its own.  What this verse is teaching us is that God really IS the Spirit, and when we have Him in our lives, we have liberty (freedom) from sin.  We can come directly to Him, speak directly to Him, and enjoy His fellowship in a very personal way.  Knowing all the parts of God brings great joy to the believer, and it is His desire that we know and understand all of Him (just as He knows all about us and loves us still).

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 attempting 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.

AND NOW.......Our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want,
and one lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One lucky person will win a $25 Gift Certificate
from our friends at Simon Says Stamp 

AND NOW......Our Lucky Winners:
Paper Smooches Stamps is our generous sponsor for this
challenge.  Their lovely shop is filled with the
most darling stamps, dies, and SO much more.
Lucky Entry #291 - Kelly has won
a prize from Paper Smooches Stamps.
digital sponsor for this challenge.
Lucky Entry #384 - Cheiro Urgia - has won
some new images from All Dressed Up.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #278 - "Hi Notes"
Entry #326 - Gloria Lee
Entry #344 - KT Fit Kitty

Please email Karen 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 Sponsor Stamp and Die Set
Using a Stamp from our
Using Always & Forever Stamp


Unknown said...

Gorgeous creations DT! I'm still staring. 😊

KT Fit Kitty said...

Woohoo! Thank you so much for the Top 3 pick! You made my day! I will email Karen for the badge. Thank you for the new challenge and beautiful scripture art! The projects by your team and guest designer are gorgeous!

Bunny said...

Thank you for another challenge and beautiful verses and DT work.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Thank you for the beautiful verse! :)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

cheiro urgia said...

Thanks so much for picking my card as one of the winning creations. Congrats to the other winners, too. Can't wait to play along with you again :)

Hugs, Veronika

Janeen said...

i love this scripture and font. this means more to me than you could know. Our Christian son is in prison and he feels a freedom given to him by the Lord that he never had when he was bound by secret sin. He is more open, confident and willing to share Christ in a way he never was when he was "free". Thankfully his incarceration will only be three years and we feel that is of the Lord also. All prayers and thoughts are appreciated. We never guessed this would be our lot or his.

Karen said...

Inspiration abounds in every facet of this precious blog. Thank you for the Scripture, divine words, and beautiful crafty creations. You are a blessing and I am thankful for you!

Hugs and blessings,

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Another precious verse from Gods word and clever DT ideas shared, thanks so much for sharing the rich blessings we have through our LORD Jesus Christ, a wonderful verse!

Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Fikreta said...

wondeful cards

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

Peggy T. said...

Karen, thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to yours. Such a wonderful inspiration. I am so pleased to have found you. I love all the cards by the design team. If ever you have an opening on your team, I would be honored to serve. Thanks for having a place that honors our Lord.

Peggy T.

Migdalia said...

Thank you for hosting another wonderful challenge. Wonderful DT inspiration.

Grudniowe Handmade said...

I deleted my post :/ (56.) now I have this card here:

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

May the Lord be with you during all your creative moments and beyond.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a lovely challenge to play along with. Thanks for the inspiration from the design team and thanks for for the chance to win the prize.

scrappymo! said...

This may be a duplicate comment...sorry about that...lost track of comments!

Thanks for the chance to win your lovely prize. The design team cards are so beautiful...Thanks again for the inspiration.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a beautiful verse, and I love the DT cards! Such inspiration! Big hugs, and wishing you all a happy and safe Fourth of July. May God continue to bless America as we shine the light of Christ! Hugs!