Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Challenge #132 - Anything Goes

Welcome back!  We have some WONDERFUL things to share with you this week.  We have TWO amazing sponsors again this week - Your First Stamp and The Flying Unicorn Store.  AND...the Design Team Members of The Flying Unicorn Store have created some GORGEOUS samples for you all using our word art/scripture for this week along with some of the LOVELY supplies you can find at The Flying Unicorn.  We are SO BLESSED to have BOTH of these wonderful sponsors, and to have these talented artists join us this week.   All kinds of fun is planned, and we're excited to share it with you.  You're really going to be blessed!

Our word art/scripture this week is Philippians 2:13, and it tells us that it is God who works in us - both to will and to do of his good pleasure.  This means that when we are in submission to God, and desiring to serve Him and please Him and live for Him, that He will give us the will (or desire) to do those things (practice daily actions) that please Him and bring glory and honor to His precious name.  When a person isn't saved, or isn't walking with God, they don't possess the desire (the will) to perform actions that are pleasing to Him.  We also need to remember that while our willingness to do what is right not only pleases God, but it blesses and pleases us as well.  We've all experienced those times in life when we acted in our flesh, and just HAD to do it OUR WAY.  We let our stubborn spirits fulfill the lusts of our flesh, and do what we WANTED to do.  Those times, at least for me, never turn out well, and have consequences that can be far-reaching.  But then, when we look back on the times when we were in submission to Him and we allowed Him to work in our lives, and we allowed ourselves to act out HIS PERFECT WILL (even when it's difficult), we can see how it brings Him good pleasure; and in turn, also brings us good pleasure.  There are also far-reaching BLESSINGS for "doing of his good pleasure".  Walking with Him and making life choices that honor Him will bless Him while blessing ourselves.  That's when we really learn the JOY of Christian living.

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 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 beautiful scripture/word art file.
We hope that it will be a blessing to you.
Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
The Flying Unicorn Store is again offering a
$50 gift certificate to their AMAZING
on-line store FILLED with every scrapbook/
crafting supply you could ever dream of....
and more!  You can click here to browse
and shop at The Flying Unicorn
We're also VERY blessed to have some of their
talented DT Members joining us this week!
Your Next Stamp is an ADORABLE shop where you
will find all sorts of darling high-quality acrylic stamps,
matching die-cuts and quality inks.
One lucky person will receive a $20 gift certificate
to their fun store!  Click here to browse
and shop at Your Next Stamp!

AND NOW....Here are our WINNERS!
Robyn's Fetish one of our FABULOUS digital
sponsors has generously donated three (3)
lovely images of choice to one lucky person!
And that lucky person is:
Entry #60 - Kakichka
Heart & Soul Rubber Stamps is giving away a
lovely new stamp set to this lucky person:
Entry #172 - Stephanie S.

We are SO VERY BLESSED by all our sponsors!
We're grateful for each and every one of them, and
we pray for God's blessings on their sweet stores!
Here's a bit of inspiration from our Design Team


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Amen! We are instruments of the Lord. Blessings!

Tammy said...

Stunning creations DT!
Tammy x

Unknown said...

i love all of the DT Work. Alda's card is just amazing!! Love how that is done!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Granmargaret said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely work by the DT.. great verse as always by Karen and lovely words on the great riches we have in Jesus through His precious word.. thank you, Shaz in oz.x

Karen said...

Beautiful words and creations once again this week! Thank you for continually inspiring and for another wonderful challenge! :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Bunny said...

Very pretty cards and projects. Thank you for the challenge.

SarahGeorge said...

The DT, as always have done a beautiful job with inspiration and the Flying Unicorn guest designer's have given mind blowing inspirations as well :) Thank you all! And the scripture and the details are a blessing as always!Thanks Karen! :)

Bunny said...

Entering my 2nd card. Thank you, again.

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Stunning creations by your Design Team. And your free Scripture is a blessing to soak in. Thank you, AntoinetteT

Karenladd said...

The cards by the Flying Unicorn DT are just fabulous!! Gorgeous and creative! Thank you for another wonderful challenge.

SHartl said...

So many beautiful beautiful cards and amazing inspiration! Thank you for the challenges and the wonderful quotations!