Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Challenge #274-275 - Anything Goes

Welcome back by today, everyone!  It's time for another fun challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and our primary sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, is back to offer another lucky participant a $25 gift certificate to their amazing on-line crafting store.  We have so many exciting things to share with you all, so let's get started.

This beautiful verse, Revelation 21:4, gives us a glimpse into the new Jerusalem where God will wipe away ALL tears from our eyes (regardless of why our tears appear), and where there is no more death, sorrow or crying.  So, not only will God personally wipe away our tears, but He will ensure that no more tears come to our eyes (for any reason whatsoever).  It also tells us that it will be a place where there is absolutely NO PAIN of any kind, and that ALL former things are passed away (sin, pain, sadness, etc.).  The place that God has prepared for us is wonderful, and just this small glimpse of what it will be is enough to get any saved person excited.  If you don't know FOR SURE that YOU will spend eternity in Heaven with God, we encourage you to settle it today.  It's not, as some people think, "arrogant" to say that you know FOR SURE you're going to Heaven.  It's something God wants us to know, with great certainty.  It's not because of us or anything we have done or possibly could do on our own because we are sinful.  It's because of Him, and what He did on the cross by giving Himself as the perfect and only worthy sacrifice for our sins.  Just call on Him today, ask Him to be your Lord, confess your sinfulness, ask Him into your life, and....that's it!  He died FOR YOU (and for me), and He wants us all to KNOW that this wonderful eternal life in Heaven with Him FOREVER is waiting for YOU, and for ME, and for sinners just like US!

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not 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. 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 our 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.

Here is our AWESOME SPONSOR for this fun new challenge:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want
for scrapbooking, card-making, and SO much more.
One very lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One VERY lucky person will win
a $25 Gift Certificate from our friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at 
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!



AND NOW......Our lucky winners:
Special thanks to Taylored Expressions
for their generous support!
Taylored Expressions is an ADORABLE store
filled with stamps, dies, inks and more.  You
can also find inspiration on the TE Blog as well
as on FacebookTwitter and more.  One lucky
person has won a $25 Gift Certificate to spend on
whatever their little heart desires at the
fun and fabulous Taylored Expressions!!
You can read more about Taylored Expressions
on our "About Our Sponsors" Page.
The lucky winner of the $25 Gift Certificate
 from Taylored Expressions is......
AND
The winner for using Taylored Expressions
product; winning our secondary prize

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #1 - Rosette
Entry #334 - Sharon
Entry #353 - Dora

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email us per the Rules Page.

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

Our March Guest Designer, Angela Westland
Karen Letchworth



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Challenge #272-273 - Anything Goes

We have a VERY SPECIAL challenge for you all this time around.  We're doing something different and fun with our friends at Taylored Expressions.  Since they are sponsoring this challenge, some of their DT Members are generously sharing samples with us today featuring some of their SUPER SWEET stamps and dies.  We're happy to have them all with us, along with our own DT Members who have each created something special using Taylored Expressions products.  I apologize for the long post, but we have so much great inspiration to share with you all.  NOTE:  If you use Taylored Expressions stamps on any project(s) you enter into this challenge, leave a comment telling us what set you used.  Out of all those using their stamps who leave a comment, I will be giving away an additional TE prize (2 TE dies) to one lucky entry in addition to the sponsor prize.

The word art/scripture file for this challenge is actually two verses; and even though they're very short, there's a lot of great meaning in these words.  Rejoice evermore - isn't that a positive and great way to help keep your attitude where it should be? These two simple words..."rejoice evermore" are SO important, and can bring us such great joy simply by choosing to have an attitude of gratitude, and to focus on all the blessings in our lives.  The second part says "pray without ceasing", and it's another great way to ensure you are always talking with God.  We are able to "pray without ceasing" by keeping our hearts in an attitude, or spirit, of prayer...continually talking with our friend and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Just like any other friend, He wants to hear from us and longs to be included in our daily routines.  By keeping our hearts filled with praise for Him (rejoice evermore) and praying without ceasing, we are able to communicate with God all day, every day, and experience the fullness of His great joy.  And the best part is....He wants to hear from us, and He always answers our prayers!

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not 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. 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 our 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.

Here is our AWESOME SPONSOR for this fun new challenge:
Taylored Expressions is an ADORABLE store
filled with stamps, dies, inks and more.  You
can also find inspiration on the TE Blog as well
as on Facebook, Twitter and more.  One lucky
person will win a $25 Gift Certificate to spend on
whatever their little heart desires at the
fun and fabulous Taylored Expressions!!
You can read more about Taylored Expressions
on our "About Our Sponsors" Page.
NOTE:  See above for an additional chance to win!

AND NOW.....Our Lucky Winner:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want
for scrapbooking, card-making, and SO much more.
One very lucky person has won a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One VERY lucky person has won
a $25 Gift Certificate from our friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at 
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!
It's Lucky Entry #186 - Julien Jiang

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #2 - Bianca
Entry #53 - Delfina
Entry #134 - Dr. Sonia

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email us per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's some inspiration from our talented
Design Team Members  using several awesome products
from Taylored Expressions to get you started.  Most
have additional TE cards posted on their blogs:

Using Light of the World Stamp Set from TE
Using Light of the World Stamp Set from TE
Using Graphic Greetings Redeemer Stamp Set and
See Stephanie's Blog for Several More TE Cards
Karen Letchworth
Using TE Stamp Set, In My Heart
Visit Karen's Blog to see her second TE card
And now...even MORE inspiration from the talented
members of the Taylored Expressions Design Team
using their ADORABLE stamps/dies.  Click on their
names to be taken to their blogs to learn more
about all the TE products they use on their cards.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Challenge Weeks #270-271 - Anything Goes

Welcome by for a brand new challenge today here at Word Art Wednesday.  We have three lucky winners, an AWESOME sponsor, a new freebie word art scripture file, and lots of fun planned for everyone.  Let's get started with the fun.

This week's scripture/word art is from Jeremiah 32:17 and says, "Ah Lord God!  behold thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee".  What a blessing to know that there is absolutely NO situation or problem too difficult for God.  Because He is the fountain of all being, power and life, no situation with Him is too difficult to overcome.  He is a God of boundless mercy and of strict justice, and He directs everything for the best.  Jeremiah also acknowledges here that God was righteous in causing evil to come upon them.  Like Jeremiah, we have to realize that all situations or conflicts, whether public or private, are ALL seen by God Almighty.  We can take great comfort in knowing that because our awesome God is involved, no matter what the situation; He sees what's happening and knows exactly how to remedy (fix) it.  We also need to learn that we should never argue with God regarding the results and outcomes of circumstances....but rather, to TRUST Him that He has a greater purpose and plan, and seek to know, accept and understand His will more perfectly in our journey as we grow ever closer to our Savior and become more like Him.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not 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. 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 our 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.

Here is our AWESOME SPONSOR for this new challenge:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want
for scrapbooking, card-making, and SO much more.
One very lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One VERY lucky person will win
a $25 Gift Certificate from our friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at 
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!
Link up for your chance to win!

AND NOW.....Our THREE Lucky Winners:
Our friends at Winnie & Walter are offering one
lucky person a $25 to their SUPER sweet store
filled with stamps, dies, and SO much more.
That winner is lucky Entry #201 - Fawn
AND
Crafty Individuals is an awesome store.
Located in the UK, they carry ALL the big names in
crafting, and you're sure to find EVERYTHING
you could need.  One lucky person will receive
a £15 gift certificate to this fun store.
Click here to shop Crafty Individuals.  The lucky
winner of this prize is the talented
Entry #252 - Crafty Hazelnut
AND finally...
The Cutting Cafe is a DARLING digital shop
carrying sweet images, SVG files, cutting
templates for projects, and SO much more.
This lucky winner is the very lucky

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #235 - Christina Hor
Entry #236 - Melissa L.
Entry #279 - Sierra W.

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email us per the Rules Page.

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

Using Simon Says Stamp Sponsor
Using Sponsor Products from SSS including
Artful Flowers Stamp Set
Karen Letchworth