Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Weeks #495-#496 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.  We are SO blessed and so grateful that you're here to join us.  We hope that you are blessed and encouraged by our challenges, and we hope you know how much we appreciate the art you share with us.  We wish you could ALL win the prize each week because you're all winners in our book.  The art you link up is nothing short of amazing, and we're SO thankful to have you play along.  Let's get started with another FUN challenge with yet another AMAZING sponsor, the wonderful Pretty Pink Posh.

Our focus scripture is Deuteronomy 5:29 which says, "O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever"!  What do you hear when you read these words?  What I hear is that God is longingly telling me (us) that if only our hearts "feared" Him (respect/acknowledge Him) for who He is, and kept His commands always, I (we and our children/generations) would have true peace.  This is what He wants for each of us.  It's a peace that passes all understanding (the unsaved world can't even comprehend our peace and joy when we're living in and for Jesus).  Because we're humans with a strong self-will, we tend to want to do things our own way.  We continue to fail, to fall, to hurt, and then to cry out to God to "fix" it again.  He's saying that if we simply keep His commandments and respect/trust Him with our lives, He will keep us (all) in His perfect peace.  Each one of us needs to trust Him more.  Let's do this.....when your heart is hurting, or you know someone whose heart is hurting; simply point them to Jesus.  He is ALWAYS enough.  He is ALL we need.  Let's turn OUR hearts back to God, and encourage the world to seek after Him as well.  Praise God!  He's always there for us all.

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:
Our friends at the WONDERFUL and lovely
Pretty Pink Posh have agreed to sponsor this
challenge for us.  What a treat!  Pretty Pink Posh
is filled with the most LOVELY stamps, dies,
stencils, sequins and more.  Be sure to stop by
Pretty Pink Posh to look around at all their
wonderful products.  One lucky person who
plays along with us will win a very generous
$30 Gift Certificate to Pretty Pink Posh.

Our friends at Pink & Main ajoined us for
our previous challenge.  Pink & Main is a great
shop filled with patterned papers, the most darling
high-quality stamps, steel dies, and all sorts of
great embellishments and supplies.  Be sure to stop
by Pink & Main to check out ALL their awesome
products.  One lucky person who played along in
this challenge has been randomly drawn and has
won a generous $20 Gift Certificate to spend at
the WONDERFUL Pink & Main.  Hurray!
It's Entry #112 - Mamaw Cindy
The Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:
Entry #2 - Donna W.
Entry #70 - Julie Gearinger
Entry #70 - Gloria Shirr

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:

From Our Sponsor, Pretty Pink Posh - Some art
from their talented Design Team Members
First, Yoonsun Hur Using Pretty Pink Posh
Here's the talented Jeanne Jachna sharing a card
And next, it's Mona Toth who made this lovely card
And finally, the talented Leica Palma
Using Bear Friends and Dad Stamp Set

AND NOW.......From Our Design Team
Our June Guest Designer, Christine Miller

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Donna Walls said...

Thanks so much for choosing my card as a Favorite. Congrats to the Winner and other Top Spots.

Julie Gearinger said...

Thank you so much for including me as one of your Top Three- what an honor! Congratulations to the other Top Three as well- gorgeous cards by all! Looking forward to playing again in the future :-)

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you for your awesome challenges and for choosing my card as one of the Top 5 Picks. I appreciate it very much. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A wonderful verse to live by, thanks so much for inspiring DT creations…. and for flying the banner High for the Lord may we do likewise in our daily walk.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Magnifiques interprétations de la DT.
C'est toujours un plaisir de participer à votre challenge.
Bonne fête des Pères à tous les papas.

Magnificent interpretations of the DT.
It is always a pleasure to participate in your challenge.
Happy Father's Day to all dads.