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.



16 comments:

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love this week's scripture!

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful DT inspirations!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Cynthia said...

Lovely Scripture! Thanks for the Word Art and design team inspiration. Congrats to last week's winners as well!

Fiki said...

congrats to winners!
Lovely Scripture!
very ncie cards from team!

SHartl said...

Thank you for another great challenge. I love Taylored Expressions stamps and dies and will have to pull mine out for a card or two. The TE design team did a beautiful job with their cards this week!

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge and the wonderful scripture.

Tricia T said...

I used the Taylored Expressions set "Much Love" on my card - entry 62. :). Beautiful DT cards this week!

Gail said...

Congrats to winners - fab DT creations - and thanks for the new challenge - have a blessed week - love the devotional as well - blessings

Janis said...

Such beautiful designs by the creative team! Thank you for this lovely challenge.
<3 J

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Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

gorgeous creations by the dt :) thanks for the inspiration !

Sandy said...

Taylored Expressions has some wonderful designs -- it's one of my fave companies. I used an image from the Spring Tulips set on my entry #272 (yes, the same as the challenge number, isn't that funny?).

Sandy said...

So happy to see Taylored Expressions featured. The designs are beautiful. I used an image from the Spring Tulips set for my card (#272). Thank you.

Sharon SharonW said...

I am always inspired by the creative, beautiful work of this design team! thank you for always making me feel welcome to play along. and thank you for inspiring me!

Angela Hoynes said...

You have an amazing number of entries. I linked to the image for my second entry as I wasn't sure how to link the same post twice. Thank you for the Scripture word art.

Gail said...

It is always a delight and honor to enter here - thanks for the encouraging devotional writings that are given when the blog is posted - have a blessed week!