Welcome to Word Art Wednesday, everyone. It's time for another FUN challenge and we're SO blessed to have you join us. As always, we have a beautiful (free) word art scripture you're welcome to grab, a brief devotional based on that scripture that we hope will be a blessing and encouragement to you, a Top 3, another lucky winner, and a fabulous new sponsor. Seeing your amazing cards linked up in our gallery each week is such an encouragement, and we appreciate you so very much. Your art blows away every time. Thank you for sharing your talents with us, everyone.
The scripture used on our beautiful word art for this challenge is Psalm 75:1 which says, "Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wonderous works declare". This verse was written in reference to the Jews who were in exile. They were praising God, we assume, for preserving them during their time in exile. It's also assumed that they were praising God for revealing Himself to them (the Jews) in some special way during this time. Regardless of the details, we know from this verse (as with many others), that it's good to give God thanks. God is ALWAYS showing Himself to His people as they (we) seek Him. We're assured that God is near us as evidenced in His mighty works. As Christians, we will see these mighty works in small ways, in big ways, in personal struggles and also in big life (world) troubles. God is always faithful to show us His wonderous works. It's up to each of us to draw close to Him, to always praise and thank Him, and to share His amazing goodness with others. We'd LOVE to hear how God has shown His wonderous works to you and for what you're giving Him thanks at this time of year. God is SO GOOD. Praise His precious holy name.
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 or to win in our challenges. We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly. 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 an encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "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 not. We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules. Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
Woo Hoo!! Our friends at Stamp Simply are
sponsoring this challenge with a generous
$25 gift card to spend on their vast array of
beautiful stamps, dies, papers and SO much
more. You can always find loads of great
inspiration on the Stamp Simply Blog and the
best variety of scripture stamps, gorgeous
images, and the perfect sentiment for every
occasion in the Stamp Simply Shop. Thank you
to our friends at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.
AND NOW.........Another Lucky Winner:
The wonderful Kat Scrappiness was the previous
challenge sponsor. It's a blessing to have their support.
One lucky crafter who played along in our last
challenge has now WON a generous $15 gift
certificate to spend at Kat Scrappiness.
This one-of-a-kind store is filled with FAB
stamps, dies and so many great products.
Be sure to visit the Kat Scrappiness Blog
for lots of great inspiration. Thanks to
our creative friends at Kat Scrappiness
for their support. Our lucky winner is
Entry #187 - Shirley Gentry
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #18 - Carrie S.
Entry #70 - Leona B.
Entry #96 - Karen C.
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.
Here's Some Inspiration to get You Started:
From the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Design Team
Here's Esther Asbury sharing a sweet card that uses
and Crochet Border Die from our fabulous sponsor
And here's a card from Karen Letchworth using the new
Our November Guest Designer, Berina Rajakumar