Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Challenge Weeks #344-#345 - Anything Goes

Hello, everyone!!  We are SO glad you're here because it's time for another FABULOUSLY FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  It's always even more fabulous when YOU all choose to join the fun.  Let's jump right in with our devotional and get this challenge started, shall we?

Hello everyone!  It's DT Member, Ginny M here filling in for Karen with this week's devotional.
Our verse is Isaiah 58:1 and it's a promise of a life-time blessing; as well as a personal favorite of mine.  I love to use this verse with birthday cards and wedding cards because it's such a wonderful verse filled with such promise and hope!  When we are young in our walk with the Lord, we need to learn that He will always lead us and give us strength to navigate the paths that our lives will take.  This verse promises us His mighty power during those times when great strength is needed. It tells us of the effect of God working in us, and what we become in Him.  Where else can we go to receive these precious promises?   I think we can all get through the hard times; but the question remains as to........"what happens after the hard times"?  What will we be?  We can look around us and see those who do not follow in the love and ways of God - and their end is not so good (it's uncertain and without hope).  But, to those that love and believe on Him - They (we) will be like a watered garden, full of life and beauty (that reflects Him) - He will never fail us!  He will guide us,  He will feed us, He will cause us to bloom!  If you know and love the Lord Jesus Christ, you know He will keep you; but if you don't yet know him, please pick up your bible and start reading.  In John 14 verse 6 He declares He is the truth, the life and the way.  Let him lead you, save you, cause you to bloom into the beautiful garden He created you to be.  You will never regret it!

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, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. 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 challenge:
Our friends at The Project Bin are
offering one lucky person a generous
$15 Gift Certificate to spend at their
store on some awesome new stamps!
Check out The Project Bin here.
Our digital sponsor for this challenge is
the ADORABLE Iralamija Etsy Shop.  This
is the CUTEST and SWEETEST digital shop
there is!  One lucky person will win their
choice of ONE digital collage/sheet
from the lovely Iralamija Shop!  And...
Owner, Bety Jennings is sharing a special
inspirational card (shown below) featuring
some of her lovely Iralamija images.

AND NOW....Our THREE Lucky Winners:
Wild Orchid Crafts is EVERYTHING when
it comes to all things FLOWERS🌺 (and
more!).  If you're not familiar with
Wild Orchid Crafts, be sure to check out
ALL their is to see at this amazing store.
Our friends at Wild Orchid Crafts have
offered one lucky person a 15 pound (UK)
prize to spend on some of their lovely
flowers, leaves, and goodies.
It's Entry #134 - Gail Scott
For our friends playing along in the US, our
friends at Sunny Studio Stamps are offering
another lucky winner at $25 Gift Certificate
to their AWESOME store filled with the
cutest stamps, die-cuts, and more!
Be sure to stop by Sunny Studio Stamps.
This lucky winner is....
Our digital sponsor for the last challenge was
the ADORABLE Jane's Doodles.  This sweet
shop carries clear stamps and adorable
digital stamps; but for this challenge,
they offered a FABULOUS digital
prize of the winner's choice.
That's Entry #187 - Elizabeth Hart

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #201 - Stephanie S.
Entry #199 - Sparkling Pink
Entry #212 - Desire Fourie

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen 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:

of sponsoring, Iralamija Etsy Shop using Iralamija
(details on Karen's Blog)
Using a Freebie from our
Digital Sponsor, Iralamija Etsy Shop

And Now...a few of our friends on the Design Team
at our sponsoring store, The Project Bin
 have created some lovely samples for you using
a few of their fun clear acrylic stamp sets.

Autumn's Calling
Now it's YOUR turn to link up.  Best of luck to you all in the next random draw!


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Blessings to Karen and all the DT members for this blessed card ministry.

Gail said...

Happy Dance to all of the winners [I am joining in on this dance - thank you]-- thank you for the lovely inspiration by the DT and for having me on board as a Guest Designer took - It has been a fun journey - the devotional is always a grand idea - without God in my life I would be wandering in the desert -- thanks for all that WAW does for the crating community and for the wonderful sponsors that support this challenges - have a blessed day!

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

Beautiful creations! I love them all!!!! <3

Dorothy S said...

Thank you! I am so blessed to have had my card chosen as one of the winners. I have already checked out the Sunny Studio site and have my eye on one of their great die sets. Congrats to all the winners. A special thanks for your challenges, all the great inspiration, and the verses you share with us.

Janis said...

Lovely work by everyone and congratulations to the winners!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce merveilleux défi et la belle inspiration de la DT

Thank you for this wonderful challenge and the beautiful inspiration of the DT

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Here's entry number 2, since I may not have anymore for a while. Blessings!

Cynthia said...

Thanks, as always, for the lovely Scripture Word Art and Devotional. Lovely DT inspiration as well!