Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Challenge #199 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Hello friends!  We're so glad that you've stopped by to play along with us this week.  We enjoy seeing the wonderful cards and projects you share each week.  If you've played along before, we thank you for being a faithful follower and sharing your art.  And if you're new to Word Art Wednesday, we welcome you and we're glad you're here.  It's always a blessing to have old friends and new friends, and you're all welcome and you're each appreciated.

Let's take a closer look at our word art scripture for this week - Psalm 72:18.  It says, "Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel" - the psalmist is praising the the LORD (God in the Old Testament/Jesus Christ in the New Testament).  With all that He had done for Israel at the time when this was written (and even before), and with all that He has done from that point until now, and will continue to do in the future - we know that He is awesome and worthy of our praise.  As Christians, we should continually lift up our hearts with praise for Him, and encourage others to lift up His precious name as well.  He alone is worthy of our praise, and it is right to bless and praise Him always in all ways, and to call His name blessed.  "Who alone doth wondrous things" - in light of all that God has done, and because He is holy; it is right to realize that the good acts of mankind could not be done without Him.  It is only through God's empowering that man can do good, and in comparison these are little things.  What He has done, however, are done of His own power.  These are WONDROUS things that are far-reaching and ever-lasting; just as His actions in the end times will be.  This psalm really leads into the next verses, and helps you to fully understand it.  But what it's basically saying is that the precious name of the LORD (Jesus Christ) should always be blessed (we shouldn't just flippantly say His name because He is holy), and He alone does wondrous things of His own power.  We serve an awesome God - the only one true God, Jesus Christ.

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:
Our sweet friend, Gloria Shirr, Consultant for
Close To My Heart, is offering one person a chance
to win the Seaside Greeting stamp set for playing along
You can shop at her Close To My Heart shop by
clicking this link.  CTMH offers SO much more
than just stamps.  Check it out today.
AND
Eureka Stamps is our sweet digital sponsor
this week.  One lucky person is going to win
their choice of three (3) sweet digital images
of choice from Eureka Stamps.

AND NOW.......More Lucky Winners:

Surprise Stamp Set - One lucky winner
will receive a brand new stamp set (or two)
and some other goodies from Karen.
That lucky person is the very lucky
Entry #13 - Dottie S.
AND
Deedee's Digis is our lovely
digital sponsor from last week.
Entry #193 - Jennifer Scull won
her choice of three sweet new
images from the ADORABLE
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

Using a Stamp Set from


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Challenge #198 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, everyone!  It's Wednesday again, and time for another fun challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We have some really exciting news to share with you all; and while we don't want to spoil ALL the surprises we have in store for you in 2016, this little bit of information might give you some idea of what we have coming in the new year.  Our friends at Simon Says Stamp have invited us to participate in their STAMPtember celebration.  Our DT Members will be sharing some wonderful projects with you in September (on social media and their personal blogs) using some lovely Simon Says Stamp products.  There's also LOTS of inspiration and fun taking place on The Simon Says Stamp Blog.  AND....they will be a part of our 200th Challenge Celebration on September 9.  Things are really coming together for the new year, and we PRAISE GOD for providing for us.....exceeding abundantly.  I hope I haven't said TOO MUCH!
Our word art/scripture for this week is Psalm 119:90 and it is such a beautiful reminder that God's faithfulness is unchanging.  I think that sometimes people tend to think that the Bible was written for a different time and for the people of old.  We need to remember that all the beautiful promises found in God's Word were written just as much for US as they were for the people who lived back when Jesus walked the earth.  God gave these same promises to His people when He originally spoke these words, and these promises are still applicable to us today, and will remain true forever.  This psalm was not intended to be a promise that applied only to one particular generation.  That's the beauty of God's Word.  It was relevant then, it's relevant today, and the same promises will endure forever.  The verse goes on to say "thou has established the earth, and it abideth".  This tells us that when God created the earth, the skies, the flowing rivers, the deep oceans, the tall trees, and all of His glorious creations; He made them so that they would endure forever - for ALL generations. They were a blessing to the people of Bible days, just as they are to us; and will be for all generations to come.  It reminds us again that this earth, just like His faithfulness, are unto ALL generations.  He has given us so much to enjoy here on earth; as well as so very much to look forward to in the future.  Until He returns, we can rest assured that He has provided us access to Him for all that we need, and a beautiful place to live and enjoy (this earth).  What an incredible blessing to know that His provisions are eternal, and His faithfulness really is for us just as much as it was for generations before us.....and even after us.  His mercies are new every morning, and He loves to hear us thank Him and praise Him for providing this faithfulness to us.  He alone is worthy of our praise, and we need to thank Him for His unchanging faithfulness, and for the generous provisions He has given us.  God is SO good, and we are SO very blessed.  NOTHING can ever change that truth - God's promises endure FOREVER!

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:

Surprise Stamp Set - One lucky winner
will receive a brand new stamp set (or two)
and some other goodies from Karen.
AND
Deedee's Digis is our lovely
digital sponsor for this week.
One lucky person will win
their choice of three sweet new
images from the ADORABLE
Deedee's Digis.

AND NOW......Our Very Lucky WINNERS!
Stamp & Create is an AWESOME On-Line Store
and they carry so many of your favorite brands
for crafting, card-making and scrapbooking.
Entry #17 - Something Crafty By Dottie
has won a $25 Gift Certificate to spend at
Stamp & Create
AND
Moonlighting & Co. is a GORGEOUS
store.  They have the most lovely
images you can imagine.
Lucky Entry #79 - Maryvonne
has won three images of choice from
Moonlighting By Mary on Etsy

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 Sponsor Image, Goody Jars
Joining us...Using In Season Image



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Challenge #197 - Anything Goes

Hello to all our creative friends.  We're SO glad you've stopped by this week to join us.  We are fast approaching our 200th CHALLENGE and that means LOTS OF PRIZES for all of you!  Start telling your friends now, because we are going to have a BIG celebration that week.  But for now, let's get started with this week's challenge.  We have lots of fun in store for you.

This week our word art includes a beautiful scripture from Romans.  This verse tells us "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost".  Wow, those are powerful words.  You might ask yourself, "Am I filled with all joy and peace?  Am I constantly believing in what Jesus Christ did for me?  Do I abound in hope"?  God had Paul write this prayer because He knew that we would lose hope from time to time, and He wanted to encourage us.  He gave us verses like this one to remind us that when we are feeling depressed, and when we are losing hope; we can look to Him for the hope we need so that we can truly can be filled with all joy and peace in believing, and that we may abound in hope always.  Another beautiful thing about this verse is that it assures us that God has given us His Holy Spirit to continually help us stay filled with all joy and peace, and to abound in hope.  So, please don't ever feel discouraged when you go through difficult and trying times.  There's a simple solution.  Spend time with God every day.  Talk with Him, call out His name, pray to Him (ask for what you need), sing His praises, read His precious Word.  These things will help you to find the joy and peace you seek, and you can truly abound in hope; knowing that Jesus Christ is all you need - for this life, and for securing your eternal hope.  If you'd like to read an excellent commentary on this verse, you can check out this link:  Lesson 101: Abounding in Hope

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:
Stamp & Create is an AWESOME On-Line Store
and they carry so many of your favorite brands
for crafting, card-making and scrapbooking.
One lucky person will win a generous
$25 Gift Certificate to spend at
Stamp & Create
AND
Moonlighting & Co. is our GORGEOUS
Digital Sponsor this week.  They have the
most lovely images you can imagine.
One lucky person will win their choice
of three (3) images from this sweet shop.
Click here to browse & shop at
Moonlighting By Mary on Etsy

AND NOW......More LUCKY WINNERS!
High Hopes Stamps is another new sponsor
for us.  They are an AWESOME Canadian-
based stamp store with really fun stamps.
Entry #4 - Jennifer Dunn
has won three (3) unmounted
stamps from this AWESOME store.
Click here to browse and shop
at High Hopes Stamps.
AND
Fresh Brewed Designs was our super FUN
Digital Sponsor last week.  They have
such unique digital images you'll love.
Lucky Entry #129-NannaConnie
has won her choice of any 3 images
from Fresh Brewed Designs.

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 Sponsor Image, Spring Wonder
From Moonlighting & Co. on Etsy
Inside View With Scripture