Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Challenge #194 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Here we are again on a Wednesday, which means it's time for the best little challenge around.  We're SO blessed to have you here with us, and just wait until you see our FUN sponsors for this week's challenge, as well as all the great inspiration from our talented Design Team.  Let's get right to our challenge.

Our focus verse for this week is Job 42:2, and it has a beautiful life lesson for us all.  If you've ever read through the story of Job, you know that Job's struggles in life were similar to those of many of us.  It's a great story to read, and I encourage you to read the Book of Job so that you can understand the process Job went through during his journey to trusting God completely.  By the time we get to chapter 42 of Job, he has learned much of what God hoped to teach him.  He realized that his rebellion and pride needed to be confessed and forgiven so that he could experience true fellowship with God.  The same is true with us.  We all sin; but in order to restore our fellowship with Jesus, we need to confess our faults to Him.  The best lesson we can glean from the story of Job is to realize that, just like Job, we will never understand all of God's ways.  Job learned, through very difficult lessons, that in truly knowing God and trusting Him fully, he could learn to trust that God's ways are ALWAYS best; even when we don't understand things.  Knowing and trusting God means that we don't need to comprehend (nor are we able to comprehend) the things we will suffer, or the sufferings of others.  Having this trust in God allows us to rest assured; knowing His ways are higher than our own, and that He has us in His hands.  We are unable to hide our true feelings from God - He knows everything we think; and nothing is hidden.  He wants us to experience that true faith that will allow us to trust Him when troubles come our way (and they will).  We can take joy in knowing that He has a greater plan for us.  This world is not our home.  We simply need to trust Him here, so that we can have fellowship with Him now, and in eternity.

As always, you are welcome to save this week's 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 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 each week. 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.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's scripture/word art file.
We hope it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
The Kraft Outlet is an AWESOME
store with lots of great kraft note cards,
bags, and embellishments of all sorts.
They also have a weekly challenge where
you can link your cards for another chance
to win some of their awesome products.
One lucky person will win a
$15 Gift Certificate to the
Kraft Outlet just for playing along!
AND
All Dressed Up is our sweet
digital sponsor this week.  One
lucky person will win their choice
of two images from the super sweet
All Dressed Up.

AND NOW.....Our Lucky Winners:
Loves Rubber Stamps is such a lovely
shop.  They carry stamps, paper, punches
and SO much more.  Check it out!
Lucky Entry #116 - Designs By Sharon
has won a $10 Gift Certificate to
the ADORABLE Loves Rubber Stamps
AND
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps carries lovely stamps,
dies, and goodies of all sorts.  They also carry
the most adorable digital images!
Guess who has won $10
in digital sweetness from
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps?
It's Lucky Entry #90 - Margo S.

WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Using a sweet Image from our Sponsor,
All Dressed Up called Mirror Mirror
Using a Sweet Image from our


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Challenge #193 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

It's time for another fun challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and this week we have two SUPER fun sponsors for you to enjoy.  We're SO grateful for the art you share, and we would just love to have you each share the maximum of FIVE (5) projects with us this week.  This will not only be a blessing to us; but will also help YOU increase your odds of winning the wonderful prizes being offered.  Thank you in advance for the lovely art you share with us; and please know that each entry you link means SO much to us.  Let's get started with this week's fun.

This week we're focusing on 1 Corinthians 15:58, "Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable; always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." In this verse, Paul is encouraging his fellow believers to remain true to the Lord and to keep working for Him. So often, when we are trying to serve the Lord, whether in formal ministry or just in day-to-day life, it's easy to get discouraged. Maybe we don't see any obvious results or maybe we are being criticized or even persecuted for what we are doing. When we are not seeing results, we need to remember that it's our job to be faithful and the results are up to the Lord. If we are being criticized or persecuted, that's a time to be like the Early Church leaders who rejoiced "that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name." (Acts 5:41)

Our focus verse this week ends with a great encouragement, "that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." Our Lord keeps meticulous records. He knows everything we do (good or bad) down to the smallest detail. If we are serving Him, even when no one else notices or appreciates it, God does see it. Our labor for Him is never in vain. So let's be encouraged and remain steadfast and unmovable and keep working for Him.     - Stephanie Wright

As always, you are welcome to save this week's 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 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 each week. 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.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's scripture/word art file.
We hope it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
Loves Rubber Stamps is such a lovely
shop.  They carry stamps, paper, punches
and SO much more.  One lucky person
will win a $10 Gift Certificate to
the ADORABLE Loves Rubber Stamps
AND
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is our sweet
Digital Sponsor for this week.  In addition
to their lovely stamps, dies, and goodies,
they also carry the most adorable digital
images, and one person will win $10
in digital sweetness from
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

AND NOW......More Lucky Winners:
V's Sweet Ideas is one of the SWEETEST
little shops on the internet, and
Lucky Entry #63 -  Kathy Roney
has won a $10 Gift Certificate
to spend as she chooses at
the lovely V's Sweet Ideas.
AND
Robyn's Fetish is a wonderful digi shop,
and Entry #113 - EngelChen
gets to pick out and play with 3 darling
new Robyn's Fetish images of her choice.
You can read more about this wonderful
store in our About Our Sponsors tab.

WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Using Peaceful Swans from Our
Digital Sponsor, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps




Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Challenge #192 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

We are BLESSED to have you here with us this week, and we want to THANK YOU for playing along with us.  We can't even begin to express how GRATEFUL we are for each of you who takes the time to link your beautiful art in our challenges, and we LOVE seeing each lovely creation you share with us.  We have another wonderful challenge this week with two AMAZING sponsors, so let's get started with the fun.

This week our focus verse is Isaiah 55:12, "For ye shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace, the mountains and hills will break forth before you into singing and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." This verse is looking forward to the Millennium. This is a 1000 year period when the Lord will be reigning on the Earth. We will be spending much of our time praising the Lord. In fact, the whole earth will be full of praise to the Lord. So much so that the mountains, hills and trees will burst forth with greenery in praise to Him. Verse 13 of the same chapter tells us that instead of thorns and thistles, trees will sprout and grow.  It will be a time of great peace.

So many people today are feeling hollow inside and are looking for peace. They will try many things and many religions while looking to fill that hollow space. However, that empty space inside can only be filled by the Prince of Peace.  Peace isn't found in things, or even in religion. It's only found in a personal relationship with the Lord. What about you?  Have you accepted Christ as your Savior and experienced the peace that only He can bring?  It's the most important decision you will ever make.       - Stephanie Wright

As always, you are welcome to save this week's 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 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 each week. 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.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's scripture/word art file.
We hope it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
V's Sweet Ideas is about the SWEETEST
little shop on the internet. It's filled
with sequins, stamps, and embellishments
that will make your next project SHINE!
One lucky person will win a $10
Gift Certificate to V's Sweet Ideas.
AND
Robyn's Fetish is our Digital Sponsor
this week, and one lucky person will
get to pick out and play with 3 darling
new Robyn's Fetish images of choice.

AND NOW......Our Lucky Winners:
The Flying Unicorn is a one-of-a-kind and
WONDERFUL store that carries ALL your favorite
brands.  Lucky Entry #141 - Hillary H.
has won her a $25 Gift Certificate
to The Flying Unicorn.
AND
Fred She Said is a FUN and FABULOUS
Digital Shop, and you will LOVE their images.
Entry #157 - Lisa D. has won some 
AWESOME Fred-She-Said Goodness!

WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Using Sequins from our Sponsor,



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Challenge #191 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Welcome back, friends!  Thanks so much for joining us again this week for another FUN challenge.  We have two of our favorite sponsors with us this week (well, to be perfectly honest they're ALL favorites because ALL our sponsors are SO amazing and generous).  Just wait until you see all we have for you this week.  Let's take a look at this week's scripture.

This week we are focusing our attention on Psalm 20:5, "We will rejoice in  thy salvation and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfill all thy petitions." As we read the other verses in Psalm 20, we see that the Psalmist (David) is expressing his supreme confidence and trust in the Lord (Psalm 20:6-7). Because of his deep-seated trust in the knowledge that the Lord is in control, he is saying that he can also rejoice in how the Lord is working in the lives of others.  This confidence also allows him to "set up his banners," in the Lord's name.  David was not afraid to let others know of his trust in the Lord. David faced many times of war and uncertainty, however he knew that the Lord was in control and would take care of him.

We also face difficulties, financial uncertainties and troubling times in our world today. It's easy to get bogged down in worry for not only our future but also for those we love. Since we serve the same God David did, we can also have his confidence in the Lord to care for us and our fellow believers. This should be a great comfort to us. Let's follow David's example and not only have this confidence in the Lord in our hearts, but also be bold in expressing it to the world and stand up for Him.          - Stephanie Wright

As always, you are welcome to save this week's 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 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 each week. 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.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's scripture/word art file.
We hope it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
The Flying Unicorn is a one-of-a-kind and
WONDERFUL store that carries ALL your favorite
brands.  One lucky person will win a generous
$25 Gift Certificate to The Flying Unicorn.
AND
Fred She Said is a FUN and FABULOUS
Digital Shop, and you will LOVE their images.
One lucky person will win some AWESOME
Fred-She-Said Goodness!

AND NOW....Our Lucky Winners:
Pretty Little Studio is an ADORABLE shop
filled with whimsical/vintage paper products, flair pins,
lovely ephemera, and much more to adorn your projects.
Lucky Entry #126 - Robin C.
has won herself a $20 Gift Certificate to
Pretty Little Studio.
AND
Our wonderful Digital Sponsor this week
is the very sweet Deedee's Digis and
Entry #67- Bello
has won some digital sweetness from
the fabulous Deedee's Digis.

WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started