Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Challenge #170 - Anything Goes

Are you are all ready for another GREAT challenge?  We're sure glad you're here with us this week.  We have two more AMAZING sponsors, Guest Designers, and lots of fun and great prizes for you!  Karen is making the same offer she did a couple weeks ago, but this time there's an extra step.  If you use a sponsor (Crafty Secrets) image on at least ONE of your entries here at Word Art Wednesday, AND link your project to THEIR challenge as well as ours, then leave Karen a comment on her blog saying you did so, you will be entered for an additional prize from Karen.  Not to mention, you'll be entering in our Word Art Wednesday Challenge, and Crafty Secrets' Challenge - that's a total of THREE chances to win with just one project!  (By the way, Word Art Wednesday DT Members and Guest Designers are allowed to take me up on this offer).
 
Our word art scripture for this week is Proverbs 10:12, and it tells us that "hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins".  As we all know, Proverbs is FULL of great tidbits of wisdom for happy living.  In this particular passage, we are told that when we hold hatred in our hearts, all it will do is bring strife (stress, worry, unhappiness, chaos, etc.) to our lives.  Who wants that?  Not me!  I don't have the time or the energy to hate anybody.  I can hate the things they do, but I won't dwell on it.  We've heard of horrendous things happening all around the world by those who "stir up strife", but here's the good news.....LOVE COVERS ALL SINS.  We're NOT talking here about the act of love.  In this verse, it is speaking of the noun LOVE, which refers to God.  God=Love   We read in 1 John 4:8, "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."  So, unfortunately there WILL be hatred in this world because of those who "knoweth not God".  It's happening in the political world, it's happening through terrorist acts; and unfortunately, it's even happening in some of our homes.  I beseech you, my dear friends, don't allow strife to be stirred up in YOUR heart.  Let go of hatred today.  It accomplishes nothing.  Let love (God) cover your sins; and pray for those whose sins are not covered by the precious blood of Jesus.  Because we know that all acts of hatred WILL one day be answered for (when we each stand before the One true God some day), it is still important not to hold hatred in our hearts toward anyone.  We have to give it to God.  This is a really strong, relevant, deep-reaching, and important verse; and it can REALLY be a blessing to each of us if we take time to think about all it means.  Isn't God's Word WONDERFUL?!
 
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 these guidelines.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's ADORABLE scripture/word art file.
We would LOVE to see you use it, if possible.

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
Mark's Finest Papers is giving a new stamp set
to one of our randomly chosen entrants.  Click
here to browse and shop Mark's Finest Papers
AND
The ADORABLY SWEET Crafty Secrets
is offering one VERY lucky winner
one of their beautiful Spring Collections
from their Digital Shop.  What a treat!
We even have one of their talented
Design Team Members joining us!
 
 AND NOW.........Our VERY Lucky Winners:
Verses Rubber Stamps is offering one winner
$20 in wood or cling stamps from their LOVELY
shop.  That lucky person is none other than
Entry #54 - Sandee in North Carolina
AND
Our digital sponsor, Imagine That Digi Stamps
is giving three (3) images of choice to
Lucky Entry #171 - Lisa D.
AND
for the last time :(
My Craft Spot by Kimberly is giving their sweet
Jar Full of Flowers Stamp Set to this lucky gal:
Entry #78 - Alycia
  
 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
Our Fill-In Designer, Stephanie Castro
as well as their Homemade Vintage Image and Journal Booklet

Using Sponsor Stamp, Amaryllis Definition
And Here's Stephanie Wright Card #2
Using Digital Flowers Images
from our Sponsor, Crafty Secrets
Using Stamps, Brad and Paper from
Sponsor, Mark's Finest Papers.  AND
Images from Sponsor, Crafty Secrets
Using Sponsor, Crafty Secrets, Image
Coming Soon 

14 comments:

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork everyone.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous work from DT
blessings to all
hugs Tamara

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Beautiful projects from our teammates and our lovely guests! I hope you are all well and that you have a very blessed week!
Big hugs,
Heather

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to be your guest designer today! I love the Word Art Wednesday community, and have received such a warm welcome from you all! I hope everyone will feel welcome to link up their Crafty Secrets project on the blog! We'd love to have you join the fun! Have a blessed day!

Bunny said...

What a great verse. With the things going on with terrorists and what they are doing to those that only come to a certain country to help others is a challenge.

Pretty DT work. Thank you.

StephC said...

Another week of gorgeous inspiration. Beautiful cards ladies!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards by the design team.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

How awesome to be a winner! Thanks so much!

Lisa D.

Donna K said...

Wow...so much happening here each week! I love it.
FABULOUS design team projects!
Congratulations to your winners, thanks to the awesome sponsors and kudos to all the entries...love being inspired in such a positive way! Have a great weekend. ~Donna K

Creative M said...

Beautiful DT projects!! Congrats to all winners.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and fabulous DT inspiration!

Sierra Winters said...

I love this challenge blog, and I did also enter the Crafty Secrets February Linky party. Thanks again.
Sierra

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Gorgeous DT creations, as always! Thanks for another super fun & inspirational challenge!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Joanne said...

I was amazed tat there is a place that specialized in Kraft products. I love using Kraft colored paper in mu projects. Does anyone know the quality or order from Kraft Made