Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Challenge #284-285 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, everyone!  And if you're new to Word Art Wednesday, welcome to you as well.  We're so glad you've stopped by to play along with us.  We have our fabulous primary sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, with us for this challenge.  There's also a brief devotional, a beautiful piece of word art, and lots of fun planned for everyone; so...let's get started.

Psalm 42:1 says, "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God".  The word (hart) is not misspelled.  It's from the (KJV) King James Version, and actually is spelled correctly.  The word "hart" refers here to an adult male deer (and is translated so in most other versions of the Bible).  This verse is painting a picture of these animals vigorously thirsting for water; and finally being quenched when they find the water brook.  The picture continues to compare how, in much the same manner, our own hearts and souls (as humans) thirst for God.  When we're really physically thirsty, it's almost like we can't get enough water sometimes.  We just keep drinking and drinking.  God's Word, His comfort and love through the Holy Spirit, and His eternal promises are much the same.  Once we know Him and love Him, we simply can't get enough of Him.  Our souls will long for Him and we will want to "drink" from water (God) that can eternally quench, just as the deer longs for its needed water.  The beautiful thing is that we can sit and "drink" all day and all night.  We can fill ourselves with His knowledge, His goodness and His love, and find exactly what our souls need most...ALL in Jesus! 

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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's our AWESOME SPONSOR for this fun 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
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 randomly-selected person will
win a $25 Gift Certificate from our friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!

Link up now for your chance to win!

AND NOW.....Our Three (3) Lucky Winners:
The Kraft Outlet is a great store that carries
card stock, cards and envelopes, embellishments,
tags. and all sorts of wonderful krafty goodness.
One lucky person has won a $15 Gift Certificate
to The Kraft Outlet.  That lucky person is
Entry #95 - Bonnie Garby
Stix 2 Anything is an amazing store located in the UK,
and they carry a wide variety of adhesives along with
oodles of other fabulous products.  One lucky person 
has won a goodie bag from Stix 2 Anything filled
with a load of amazing adhesives/crafting products.
It's Entry #55 - Berina Febin
Our digital sponsor for the last challenge was the much
loved Bugaboo Stamps, and one lucky participant
has now won some sweet new images of
their choice from Bugaboo Stamps.
That winner is the very lucky
Entry #227 - Marjetina

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #213 - Sherrie
Entry #242 - Lovely Linda
Entry #244 - Lisa Lynn

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:

Using Sponsor Stamp Set, Roses For You
Slider Card - View Below with Slider Pulled Out
Using Sponsor Products by Simon Says Stamp
Karen Letchworth


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

a beautiful post Karen and a great verse too.. how we do indeed thirst after that living water the Word of God and precious life giving salvation in the One Who said whoso drinketh shall never thirst again!! praise Him!
Great DT inspiration too,

Esther Asbury said...

One of my favorite verses -- thanks for hosting this lovely challenge every two weeks! I really enjoy using your word art in my projects!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Gail said...

Happy Dance to the winners - one of my favorite verses! In fact, I have a huge scene framed picture in my dinning room with this scripture on it - help me to always long for your word O God. Thanks for the challenge and DT creations for inspiration - blessings

Berina RGA said...

Oh yay!! I'm so happy to be one of the winners! Beautiful cards by the team. From the moment I saw this verse, I'm singing the song :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks for choosing one of my cards as the top 3, and congrats to all the other winners.

Maia said...

Gorgeous DT cards ladies!
Have a Nice weekend!
Greetings Maia

Marjeta said...

This is my happy day. I found my name among winners. Thank you. Thank all DT members for great challenge and inspirations.


Migdalia said...

Lovely verse! Beautiful DT creations! Congrats to all winners.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Granmargaret said...

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

Fikreta said...

congrats to winners!
great challenge and wonderful cards from all!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and DT inspiration!

Cynthia said...

Oops! InkLinkz has expired so I'm adding my entry here:

Thanks, Cynthia

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Okay Karen popped over to add a card on Monday and it says the link up has expired because the trial has expired its period. As it Monday and usually still ok thought you might not realise there is an issue ..
Here is my link to my card I was going to link...
Hope and pray that you get it sorted.
Shaz in Oz.x

kiwimeskreations said...

I cannot link up my entry as the linky has expired - here is the link to my blog entry

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Sherrie K. said...

Congrats to all the winners! thank you so much for choosing my creation in the top ~ So excited and will email you for the badge to proudly display on my blog!
Sherrie K