Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Anything Goes - #396-#397

It's time for another exciting Word Art Wednesday Challenge, and we're so glad that you've stopped by to join us.  We always enjoy seeing your wonderful cards and having you play along.  We have an AWESOME sponsor for this challenge, the wonderful Paper Smooches.  We also have a lucky winner of the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps prize, and lots of fun planned.  Thanks for stopping by to join us this week.

Our word art is beautiful, and was created using Philippians 2:16.  This verse says "Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain".  This is a great verse that talks about how we need to remember to hold tightly to the (word of life) Gospel or "good news" of Jesus Christ.  When we place our eternal security in nothing other than the blood of Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, who gave Himself in sacrifice for us.....well, we have nothing to fear.  And in fact, we won't have to worry about whether or not we wasted our time in life on things that don't matter.  We won't have "laboured in vain" if we've spent our time sharing the Gospel (good news of Jesus Christ) with others.  There are a lot of "nice things" we can do for others - and that's important.  But what we do for others by sharing Jesus Christ with them is eternal.

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 the 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:
The FABULOUS Paper Smooches is our
sponsor for this challenge!  We hope that
you'll stop by to check out this AWESOME
store.  They carry such fun, unique and creative
stamps, dies, and SO much more.  One lucky
person will win a $25 Gift Certificate to
Paper Smooches!

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
Our friends are Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
sponsored our last challenge, and one
lucky person has won their choice of either
two stamp sets of choice, or one stamp set
and one die-cut set.  What an AWESOME prize!
That lucky person who gets the prize from

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #132 - Joy Wilson
Entry #169 - Steffi H.
Entry #230 - Mia (Craft Artista)

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen to claim prize
(per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

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

From The Paper Smooches Design Team

Our July Guest Designer, Esther Asbury
Tamara Dixon
From Sponsor, Paper Smooches

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


  1. Happy Dance time to the winners - yeah - fab devotional and DT did a great job on their work - thanks for sharing and for the challenge

  2. Such wonderful DT work. I esp adore Esther's beautiful sunflowers!!!
    Thank you for another lovely challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Merci pour ce nouveau challenge et la belle inspiration de la DT.
    Je tente ma chance.

    Thank you for this new challenge and the beautiful inspiration of the DT.
    I try my luck.

  4. Thanks for the great inspiration by the DT members, and thank you for the win! I feel blessed. Peace!

  5. Thank you so much, my dear ladies, for choosing my A6 mixed media journal page to be on Top3. I feel honoured and I am thrilled for my win. I am going to email Karen right away. Hugs from Greece.

  6. Thank you so much for choosing my card as a Too 3! I’m honored! Congratulations to all the winners💕
    Hugs, Joy

  7. Ooooh! Happy, beautiful card full of fun and vibrancy. Smadav 2020

  8. I had fun using the die and stamp I got from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps! I hope they like what I created. Blessings!