Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #266-267

Welcome back for another awesome challenge with us here at Word Art Wednesday!  We're so glad you've stopped by to play along with us.  Our amazing sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, is back with us for this challenge and they're offering one lucky winner a $25 Gift Certificate to their AWESOME store.

Our word art for this challenge is found in Psalm 121:1-2 which says, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth".  This is such a beautiful verse, and is extra special to me because I can actually remember when I was a small girl and my Grandfather would recite this verse in the mornings as he looked out his kitchen window towards the nearby hills.  He would call on God to bless his day and guide him through it.  What a beautiful testament for me to have witnessed as a child.  I learned that when I'd start my day by calling on God to sustain me...I could count on His presence in my day to protect me and bless me.   Never underestimate how powerful a message we send our children, grandchildren, and others when they see us read our Bible, hear us recite scripture, listen to and watch us pray, and gradually....we make an impact on their lives for the Lord, Jesus Christ.  Our help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth, and God will always give us what we need to get through any trial.  Lift your eyes up to Him, and always remember to call on God when you need help.  He's always there for us.

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.

Here is our AMAZING sponsor for this challenge:

AND NOW......Our lucky winner:
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
for scrapbooking, card-making, and SO much more.
One very lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One VERY lucky crafter, chosen by random draw,
will win a $25 Gift Certificate from our
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
One lucky person will get to spend $25 at 
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!

AND NOW.....Our Two Lucky Winners:
The Greeting Farm is a new sponsor for us this year.
They carry adorable rubber stamps in their
sweet store, and someone has won
a $40 gift certificate to spend however they
choose.  What an amazing prize.
That lucky person is
Entry #95 - Esther Asbury
Thank you, The Greeting Farm for your support!
Craftin' Desert Divas was our digital sponsor,
and another new sponsor for us this year.
One lucky person has won their choice of
any two (2) digital images from their shop.
You can visit Craftin' Desert Divas here.
Here's that lucky winner:
Entry #83 - AJ

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #175 - Shelly Schmidt
Entry #200 - Jana K.
Entry #306 - Bonnie Garby

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email us per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Karen Letchworth
Using Sponsor Items:


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Amen to this week's Bible verse, and Blessings to all the DT members!

Fikreta said...

wonderful cards from team!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Bunny said...

Congratulations, winners.

Thank you for the new challenge and the nice DT work. said...

Congratulations to the winners and honors ladies! Beautiful inspiration by these designers too!! Love their work!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the comforting Scripture and DT inspiration!

sarascloset said...

congratulations to the lucky winners and the Top Three picks! Another wonderful line up of inspiration from the Design Team! Thank you for the challenge!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Thank you for the win and congrats to Esther Ashbury for a win. Congrats to Shelly, Jana and Bonnie for the Top 3 Honors.

Adrijana Knez said...

Thank you so much for choosing my exploding box in the TOP 3!
I'm very happy 😊
Have a nice day, Jana

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork ladies!!

Beth F. said...

Thank you for another challenge! Beautiful inspiration!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh WOW! Thanks you for such an honor to be chosen as a top 3 here! And, Congrats to the other winners.

Thanks you for your inspiration, beautiful artwork and for a wonderful challenge blog with such great food for thought !

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderfully special verse on today's post, how I love Psalm 21 such precious promise of hope to cling to!

Thanks for the blessing of your free digi and inspiring posts and creations each fortnight.

It blesses one's heart!
Shaz in Oz. x
{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Gail said...

I am so blessed to be a child of the King - Jesus! The Alpha and Omega - The One True God - there is none like Jehovah - Counselor, Prince of Peace --- I look forward to bowing down before Jesus when the time comes - thanks for the encouraging words to call up on the Name of the Lord - He is truly always there and loves us - He is a Mighty God indeed - thanks for the challenge - have a blessed week

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge and verse. Lovely work by the design team. This verse was one of my mum's favourites and is one of my favourites.

Bonnie Garby said...

So honored to be one of your top 3 picks. Thanks for running such an wonderful challenge. Congrats to all the other winners as well!

vicky's scrapping passion said...

All creations are just st adorable. TFS and for the inspiration.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Thanks so much for hosting this great challenge!

Debbie said...

Such beautiful makes from you all. Inspiring. Hug so x

Marjeta said...

Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration.