Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Weeks #481-#482 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.  We're SO glad you're here to join us, and we look forward to seeing the wonderful art you link with us.  It's always a real treat and we're SO grateful for all the cards and projects you share with us.  We have yet another AWESOME sponsor, Seth Apter Designs, offering TWO prizes.  Yup!  There will be TWO lucky winners for this challenge.  We hope you'll take time to check out Seth Apter Designs to see all his amazing products.  Thanks again for stopping by to play along with us.  Let the fun begin.

The scripture used for our word art is Proverbs 27:9 and it reads, "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel".  If you're like me, you might have a favorite perfume (oil, lotion, scent, etc.).  I get excited when my husband buys me a bottle of my favorite perfume.  By the way, it's called Angel by Thierry Mulger....just thought I'd throw that in there...LOL.  I love putting it on when we go out anywhere, and it's heart will rejoice (be glad) when I smell that lovely scent.  What this verse is telling us is that there's another sweetness God has given us that will also cause us to rejoice.  This sweet gift is the wise counsel of our Christian friends.  This is a lesson we taught our children early in life, and it's an important one.  We often get overwhelmed with the big decisions in life, or when going through a trying time.  God never intended for us to go through any of it alone.  Not only is He there to listen to and comfort us 24/7; but He has also given us friends (family, relatives, neighbors, church members, pastors, etc.) to help us.  The LORD is encouraging us here to rely on the sweetness of a friend's wise/hearty counsel.  Some people might say, "well, I don't have any friends to give me wise counsel".  If that's the case, I strongly encourage you to seek out a church family.  Keep in mind that NO CHURCH IS PERFECT simply because it's filled with imperfect people.  But know this.....those imperfect people are just like me and just like you.  They (we) need the fellowship of one another.  By getting involved in a local church or Christ-centered Bible Study group; you gain wise counsel through friends who can share their experiences and wisdom.  This could be the pastor, a pastor's wife, church members, etc.  That's what a church body/family of believers does for its members.  And as you grow in your faith and knowledge, you will also be able to bless others with the sweetness of hearty counsel.  Please don't ever feel alone.  God is there for you, and He also has friends waiting for you so that they can bless you and you can bless them in return.  Don't ever attempt to go through life feeling alone.  The Lord has such sweet and wonderful gifts for us all - reach out and grab them.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
It's the AWESOME One-of-a-Kind Seth Apter Designs
offering not just one; but TWO (2) prizes of $25 each.
That's right!  TWO (2) lucky entrants will each win
a $25 Gift Certificate to Seth Apter Designs.
How cool is that?  Seth Apter Designs carries
other wonderful products you can find here.
Thanks again, Seth.  And good luck, everyone.

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
The Project Bin is a lovely on-line store that
carries so many ADORABLE high-quality
stamp sets in a wide variety of designs as
well as steel dies to coordinate with the stamps.
You'll find SO many great products at this
wonderful store.  One lucky participant has
won a $15 credit to spend at The Project Bin.
HURRAY.   That lucky winner is our friend

The Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Here's Our March Guest Designer, Elizabeth Hart
Using Seth Apter Stamp Set - Electica Mini #55

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Seth said...

So happy to be able to contribute the prizes for this challenge and have really enjoyed looking at all the entries. Good luck to you all.

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci de nous offrir ce beau challenge et ces si belles interprétations de la DT.
Prenez soin de Vous.

Thank you for offering us this beautiful challenge and these beautiful interpretations of the DT.
Take care of yourself.

Migdalia said...

Thank you for another wonderful challenge. Beautiful DT creations! Congrats to all of the winners.

Wendy said...

Thank you for the word art challenge. The design team samples are beautiful and inspiring.