Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Challenge #190 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Welcome back, friends!  We're so happy that you're here to play along with us this week.  It's a delight to us to see ALL the amazing projects you link with us week and week, and we really appreciate seeing how God has blessed each of you with such amazing talent.  Having you share all those great cards and projects with us is just a real treat for us, and we can't even begin to thank you enough.  We'd like to warmly welcome our new Guest Designer for the Month of July, the lovely and talented Joann Burton; as well as the sweet and crafty Virginia (Ginny) Maxam, who will be joining us as our newest Full-Time Design Team Member.  We're SO blessed to have them both with us, and we know they would sure enjoy having you stop by their blogs to say hello and welcome them.  Well, let's get started!  We have two more AMAZING sponsors again this week.

When we look at the background of this week’s focus verse, we find that it was written during a time when the nation of Israel had taken steps to turn back to the Lord.  The result was that Joel was able to tell them that instead of living with fear, they could have joy and gladness because the Lord was going to do great thing for them.  That is the way it always is for followers of the Lord. When we follow His clear teaching in the Bible and obey His leading, we will experience His blessing in our lives. In our world today, people in general are abandoning Biblical principles in favor of what is culturally or politically acceptable. This is the broad path that the Bible says leads to destruction. This makes it even more important for those who call themselves Christians to stand up for what is right and follow what the Bible teaches. God’s Word is the final authority for life and practice.

This does not give us an excuse to be unkind or deliberately antagonistic. The Bible says we are to speak the truth in love. We may disagree but that does not mean God’s command to love others does not still apply.   Just like a light in the window on a dark night draws the traveler home, we should live so that others are drawn to the Light we are showing. So, Christian, be loving but unwavering when it comes to standing up for truth and righteousness. God will surely bless you for it.          -Stephanie Wright

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:
Pretty Little Studio is an ADORABLE shop
filled with whimsical embellishments and
lovely little goodies to adorn your projects.
One person will win a $20 Gift Certificate
to the AWESOME Pretty Little Studio.
AND
Our wonderful Digital Sponsor this week
is the very sweet Deedee's Digis and
one lucky person will win their choice
of some super sweet digis.

AND NOW......Our VERY Lucky Winners:
DeNami 
Blinkie
DeNami Design is a DELIGHTFUL Shop
filled with lovely stamps, die-cuts and SO
much more.  The VERY LUCKY
Entry #40 - Teresa Kline has won
$25 Gift Certificate from DeNami Design!
AND
Our Digital Sponsor for last week's challenge..the
LOVELY Crafty Secrets is graciously giving
$20 worth of their sweet vintage goodness to
Lucky Entry #132 - Bonnie Garby

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

Stephanie Wright Using a New Image
DeeDee Anderson of DeeDee's Digis
Using Digi, All The World
Sandy of DeeDee's Digis


10 comments:

Granmargaret said...

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

Karen Conner said...

That is a wonderful post! how true. Our Nation truly needs our prayers. God is always in control! have a blessed week Designers.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Congratulations to the winners and blessings to all!

Gail said...

Congrats to all of the winners -do that happy dance! Thanks DT for your lovely creations and for another challenge - have a blessed week and Happy Independence Day to all Americans!

Creative M said...

Congrats to the winners!! Thanks for for hosting such a wonderful challenge.
Wonderful DT inspiration.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Annette Stapylton said...

To all the wonderfully talented Design Team Members, you are all invited to join in the "World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenges" which commenced on 1st July.
Love to see your talent in these challenges which are only open to DT's throughout the World.
Here is the link:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Some really wonderful work by the DT ..


And a great verse to share and mediate upon too, we are so very rich in the LORD are we not? may we be faithful to live by that light!

Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Barbara Washburn said...

Awesome cards DT! You all are such a wonderful inspiration each week. Thank you! Barbara

Bunny said...

Nice DT work. Thank you for the challenge.

Teresa Kline said...

thanks for always bringing a uplifting challenge....I am having a month long giveaway to celebrate my birthday this month, go here to comment for your chance at winning....

http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/2015/07/my-birthday-month-giveaway.html

happy independence day to all....

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. ~Psalm 33:12

sparkle & shine *~*