Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Anything Goes - Weeks #629-630

Welcome back for the first challenge of 2024 here at Word Art Wednesday.  We're SO glad that you've come by to play along with us.  We have LOTS of WINNERS to announce, another FAB sponsor, a brief devotional, a beautiful piece of (free) word art, and lots of fun; so let's get started.   By the way, thank you all for joining our Annual Blog Hop again this year.  We love hearing your comments, having your visits at our blogs, and enjoying your fellowship all year long.  We wouldn't have a challenge blog without YOU.

What an awesome scripture.  Psalm 94:19 (NKJV) and it says, "In the multitude of my anxieties within me, your comforts delight my soul".  I don't know about you, but that is EXACTLY what I need to hear and be reminded of every single day.  What a blessing and joy to KNOW that God is always there to comfort "the multitude of my anxieties".  That means no matter what I'm going through, and no matter how loaded down our minds/lives get, God is bigger than it ALL.  In fact, it says that even in the midst of our anxieties, His comforts will "delight the soul".  Not only will we be comforted, but we will be delighted.  Yes, anxieties come to us all; but God is waiting to comfort and to bless us.  All we need to do is to remember to draw close to Him......always.

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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
The one and only Lawn Fawn is our sponsor
for this challenge.  They are offering one lucky
participant a $25 Gift Certificate to spend at
their AWESOME store filled with the most
ADORABLE stamps, dies, stencils and SO
much more.  Be sure to check out all the FAB
shopping at Lawn Fawn and all the amazing
inspiration on the Lawn Fawn Blog.  There's
even a Lawn Fawn Challenge.  SO CUTE!!
You can see some Lawn Fawn inspiration from
a few of their DT Members below.

Here Are Our Lucky WINNERS:
Hurray!!  It's Unity Stamps who generously
sponsored our Annual Blog Hop Challenge
by offering with TWO (2) $25 Gift Certificates
to spend at their AWESOME store.  That means
TWO people who linked up their art with us
have each won a $25 credit to spend on all the
AMAZING stamps, dies, papers, stencils, inks,
adhesives and SO much more.  Be sure to check
out Unity Stamps and all their brilliant social
media inspiration.  Thank you to our friends
over at Unity Stamps for the generous support.
Our TWO lucky winners of the $25 gift cards

Stix 2 Anything also sponsored our Annual
Blog Hop challenge by offering an AMAZING
Adhesives Package to one lucky participant.
Located in the UK, Stix 2 Anything is your
one-stop shop for all Adhesives, Glues,
Craft Tools, Ribbon, Glitters, Foils and
PaintsCards & Envelopes, Crafting Ideas,
items.  Be sure to check out ALL the amazing
products available at Stix 2 Anything.  The
lucky winner of this prize is.....

Our WINNERS from each blog on the Blog Hop are:
From Christine's Blog - Esther Asbury
From Ginny's Blog - Denise Bryant
From Cynthia's Blog - Bunny Hoyle
From Natalie's Blog - Bonnie Lynn
From Beverly's Blog - Pamela Duncan
From Karen's Blog - Jennifrann

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #28 - Lynne R.

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 Lawn Fawn Design Team, here's

AND from Christiana Reuling of the Lawn Fawn DT,
here's a card featuring Porc-u-pine For You,
Mushroom Border and Stitched Hillside Borders
And this sweet creation from Helga using

And, from our own Design Team, Here's
Our January Guest Designer, Bev Jordan

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Pamela Duncan said...

What a nice surprise to see my name among the others in the blog winners! Thank you Karen & Beverly - Much appreciated!

Carrie said...

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks for the lovely inspiration from the DT!

Natalie said...

Congrats to all the blog hop winners!! Happy New Year!

Wendy said...

Lovely design team samples. Thanks for the challenge and chance to win an awesome prize.