Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Anything Goes #382 - #383

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone!   It's time for another FUN challenge, and we couldn't be happier that you've chosen to stop by and play along with us.  SO SORRY about this, but......we're having a bit of "drama" trying to figure out the new InLinkz tool, and because I got completely frustrated and gave up trying, this linky party is unable to start until 12:00 PM (which is noon today).  If anyone knows how to fix this problem with the new version of InLinkz (grrrrr), PLEASE let me know.  Thanks!!  There's lots of fun, a new scripture/word art file for you, our brief devotional, another lucky winner, a wonderful sponsor and a great challenge awaiting you, so.....let's get started!

What a beautiful verse we see in 1 Peter 1:3 telling us that "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ; which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead".  This verse gives us the wonderful promise of God's mercy.  You see, grace is when we receive something positive we don't deserve; but mercy is when someone withholds a negative consequence we do deserve.  There is a penalty for our sin, and the debt we each owe is to be forever separated from God in a place called Hell.  But, because He loves us SO very much, He provided a way for us to escape this terrible punishment, and avoid being separated from Him.  He willingly gives us something that we never earned, and that we certainly don't deserve.....that's grace!  And avoiding the debt we owe.....that's mercy.  What a joy to have these wonderful promises given to us through His precious Word.  We hope that this word art will be a blessing to you, and that you will receive this beautiful and eternal gift God has given us through His son and our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps is our sponsor once
again and they have EVERYTHING stamp related,
and then some!!  Check out all there is
One lucky person will win either two stamp sets
of choice, or one stamp set and one die-cut.
You can see some Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
card samples shared by our DT below.

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
Pink & Main is an AWESOME on-line stamp
and die shop that carries DARLING stamps,
patterned papers, stencils, glossy dots, and
SO much more.  One very lucky participant
has won a $20 voucher from Pink & Main to
spend on whatever her little heart desires.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #29 - Kanan Pandya
Entry #101 - Diana Nguyen
Entry #108 - Janis in ID

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 a bit of inspiration to get you started:

Our April Guest Designer, Darlene Pavlick
from Sponsor, Stamp Simply
JoAnn Atterbury
JoAnn's Inside View Showing Scripture/Word Art
Maxine's Second Card

from our Sponsor, Stamp Simply 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Karen,
Can’t link up not sure what’s wrong but not working in link up just times to linkz site????..

Will try later..... and maybe later again not sure your time over ther.. xx Shaz

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow this is weird an opition came up to report this and attempted to do this and it was changed to an entry really weird.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sis, I did manage to link one but tis not usual link and hard to use. On first image I tried to report it and ended up with that. I’ve just linked my card up to another Linz and it was same as old one so not sure what is happening? Will pray, Lord bless, hugs Shaz
X PS great DT inspiration.

Bunny said...

I'm very excited to see I was the winner. Thank you so much. Congratulations to the Top 3. [Bunny]`

Gail said...

Thanks for the new challenge, DT creations and devotional - sorry you are having situation with Linky - I sent an email but it looks like it is working here - blessings and have a fab day!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Très belles créations de la DT. Merci pour l'inspiration.
Je tente ma chance dans ce beau défi.

Beautiful creations of the DT. Thank you for the inspiration.
I try my luck in this beautiful challenge.

Janis said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your Top Picks. I am very honored!!
Lovely samples by the team. Karen's rustic farmhouse card is esp sweet.
Thanks for another fun challenge!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karenladd said...

Congratulations to the winner and top picks, especially my blog friend, Janis! Thanks also for all the beautiful samples from your DT and another fun challenge.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the Scripture Word Art and fabulous DT inspiration!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT said...

Congratulations Bunny on the win!! Love your work! And congratulations to all the top 3 as well!

ELE said...

Wonderful DT project. I love card of Karen Letchworth. Congratulations to winner and top 3

Cathy said...

Thankyou for the wonderful inspiration DT, Cathy x

Maia said...

Wonderful DT work!
Congrats to the winners and have Some Nice Easter days!

Kanan Pandya said...

Thank you so much for the honorable mention, so excited to see my name. Congrats to all. :-)