Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Challenge #67 - Love/Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by again this week to join us.  We have been so blessed by your beuatiful art each week, and we hope that each of you knows how truly grateful we are every time you stop by to participate in our challenges.  We are so incredibly grateful to have so many talented crafters sharing their creations with us.  The last challenge of each month (February - May), we will have 10-12 prizes to give away.  And the last challenge in the month of June, we will have an awesome Grand Prize of an acrylic stamp set, an acrylic block, and some journaling cards.  These extra prizes have been donated by a special sponsor, Scripture by Design of Australia.  Watch for these special prizes during the last challenge each month (February - June).

This week's scripture/word art file is from the First Book of John Chapter 4 and verse 7, and it speaks of God's love.  If you read the rest of this passage in Chapter 4, you will see right away that this a very powerful passage.  Written by John, this passage tells us that "God is love" (v. 8/16), and that love is God's most supreme quality.  God can be truly known only by those individuals who "live in love" (v.16).  However, we could not even begin to know how to love, and not be able to love Him if He had not first loved us (v.19).  Also, when we learn to love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected (or matured) in us (v.12/17).   God's love for us was demonstrated when He gave His life as a sarifice and paid the price as an atonement for our sins, so that we can have eternal life by placing our faith in what He did for us on the cross.   That's true love; that our perfect and sinless Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, would give His life to pay the price for sinners like you and me.   What a blessing to love one another, to live in love, to know God and to be born of God into eternal life.  We are so blessed to have, and to know, and to live in this kind of love from such a wonderful Savior.

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 the challenge. We simply hope to have you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-freindly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5). The more, the merrier. We just hope 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".

Here is this week's free scripture/word art. We hope you enjoy it!
 
This week, we have TWO AWESOME Sponsors!
First, let's welcome Prairie Point Junction Home of Wool Felt Central
They are offering a $20 Gift Certificate to their lovely shop!
They have the yummiest, high-quality wool felt, and other materials.
 
AND
Fred She Said Designs Digital Images
 Good Luck to ALL Who Enter!
 
The lucky winners of last week's challenge are:
Entry #34 - Kakichka
She has won the prize from Shabby Cottage Studio
And Lucky Entry #76 - Tine
She has won 5 images of her choice from Robyn's Fetish Digital Images
Special thanks to all our generous sponsors!

Our Top 3 for this week are:
#129 - Vickie O'Dell
#122 - Hazel (kbrandy)
#108 - Mian Hahne

Please email Karen so she can send you a Top 3 badge for your blog.
We are INCREDIBLY grateful for EVERY single lovely entry!
And now, here is a bit of inspiration from our Design Team
Our February Guest Designer, Melissa Bove
 

 
 


 

 

 

Diane Noble


 

19 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful inspiration from the design team. Thank you for the scripture word art, I've saved it for later use.

Vickie ODell said...

Karen, you always leave such lovely, thoughtful comments on my blog. You should know that I am inspired by the artwork and sharing of God's Word and His love when I visit this blog each week. Thank you for the Top 3 award! I placed it on my post with this card. God bless you and the rest of the team.

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Ladies, thank you for another fabulous challenge and beautiful inspiration!! Thank you for the Top 3 award too, i'm so thrilled to receive it!!
Hugs Hazel xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Karen,
Your DT team seems to outdo itself every week. Great pieces of art to inspire everyone who passes through. Blessings Carole

Rea said...

Beautiful creations by the DT.

Mynnette said...

Thank you for another wonderful challenge and all the gorgeous DT work for added inspiration! :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I used last week's verse, because I loved it so much. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning DT creations. Thank you for a wonderful challenge
Sue

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous creations dt. janex

Tine said...

Lovely inspirational projects, ladies & thank you for the inspirational verse & digital image prize which I have been lucky enough to win.
Congratulations to the Top 3 & to the other lucky winner too.
Tine :)

Marlena M. said...

Lovely verse and post. Beautiful inspiration~of course! Happy Valentine's Day~

T said...

Thank you for the insperational verse...I just found your blog and hope to play along with the challenges...thanks for sharing!

Ritu Dua said...

I recently discovered this blog and found it so inspiring ! Love the concept and the whole idea is absolutely awesome ! I will visit here every now and then and also share my passion for art and words with all of you :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Feb is the mth for LOVE and I Love the DT creations. Entered 5 entries for limit of 5 including the scrapbook layout with an artwork sketch my daughter created for me who I feel is the true artist in my family and she is studying Art Animation & Art History in college.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi
Beautiful designs from the DT's. Kindly note, when I clicked on the seclection, it was incorrect. Here is the direct link to card.
http://berni46.blogspot.com/2013/02/tea-maker-17feb13.html#links

Melisa Waldorf said...

Thank you so much for being here to share God's word and for all you lovely projects! I hope you are all doing well and have a blessed week. hugs, Melisa

Berina RGA said...

I have submitted a congratulatory card. I'm not sure if it qualifies. Please let me know. Thanks :)

Victoria said...

Beautiful inspiration. It has been a while since I've managed to stop by here and I'm delighted to see how much this challenge has taken off since its early days! Blessings!

Patti P. said...

Sorry to be so late joining in this week. Love this week's verse and all of the team's cards. Thanks so much!