Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Challenge #276-277 - Anything Goes

Welcome by again, everyone!  We are SO glad that you're here, and even more excited about all the wonderful cards and projects you share with us.  We have THREE amazing sponsors, a devotional, lots of great inspiration, and LOADS of fun for you all.  SO.....let's get started with our new challenge!!

The Bible verse used for our word art is Psalm 90:12 which says, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom".  This is a great verse that is basically telling us that we need to make the most of our time; not wasting our days here on earth so that we will become wise.  I hear so many people say things like, "I just don't have time to read my Bible". Well, let's be honest....if you have time to be reading this, and time to craft, then you have time for God!!  The truth is that we ALL have time for the things we WANT to have time for.  And it's also true that we do waste time.  You can pray or read a devotional while you're using the restroom, waiting in line at the bank, sitting in the doctor's office, etc.  By keeping ourselves in a "spirit of prayer", we are able to communicate with God all day long.  We can just talk to Him throughout the day like we talk to any other friend.  Just make Him a part of your day, and share things with Him as you go about your day.  Take 10-15 minutes in the morning to read a few Bible verses, and then ask God to help you think about those verses during the day.  Get something out of it.  Even if you print out this word art and place it on your refrigerator this week, and think about it each day....it will remind you to THINK ABOUT God and your relationship with Him.  There are so many easy ways to spend time with God.  No more excuses...not for me, not for you, not for any of us.  Let's really make a conscious effort to get closer to God.  As this verse tells us, it's so that "we can apply our hearts unto wisdom".  That simply means that, at the end of our life, we want to be able to present God with a wise heart (a heart that knows Him and knows His Word).  It's really not difficult, but the benefits are literally out of this world!!!

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 are our SPONSORS for this fun new challenge:

DL.ART is a super fun store that carries sweet
crinkled hand-dyed seam binding, a wide variety
of baker's twine, laces and embellishments.  One
lucky participant will win a $10 gift certificate
to spend at DL.ART - how exciting!!
AND
And for our friends in the UK, we have Dies to Die For
sponsoring us with a £15.00 gift certificate that will go
to one lucky person.  Dies to Die For carries hundreds of
amazing die-cuts from several of the US-based
companies we all love SO much.  We encourage our UK
friends to stop by and check out all the WONDERFUL
dies carried at Dies To Die For!
For our digital prize this time around, we are very
grateful to welcome the support of our friend Gracie
from Gracielle Design.  She's offering one lucky
winner a $15 Gift Certificate to spend
in her amazing digital stamp shop.
You can view all these amazing stamps in her
Etsy Shop by following this link to
Gracielle Design.  Some of her DT Members
have also shared lovely samples today!

AND NOW.....Our VERY 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 gets to spend $25 at 
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!
That lucky winner this time is....

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #164 - Nat's Paper World
Entry #167 - DesignsBySharon
Entry #380 - Migdalia

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
Using Sponsor DL.ART Ribbons
Cabernet from Vintage Collection
Ghoul From Halloween Bundle

More Inspiration from DT Members of
Digital Sponsor, Gracielle Design

Maria Pilar Using Love Ya Stamp Set


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.