Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Challenge #308-#309 - Anything Goes

Welcome by for a brand new challenge.  We're so glad you're here, and we hope that you are having an awesome week.  Please help us welcome our November Guest Designer, Dottie Seubert, and our newest Design Team Member, Sue Blamey.  I'm sure they would love to have you stop by their blogs to say hello and welcome them.

The word art for this challenge is from 1 Chronicles 16:34 which says, "Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever".  This is pretty straight-forward.  We should remember every day to thank the Lord for His goodness and love.  He is deserving of our honor, respect, thanks and praise.  This should be something we do every single day.....simply taking the time to say "THANK YOU, LORD".  His mercy endures (lasts) forever.  That simply means that what He did for us on the cross is an eternal gift that can never be lost or taken from us.  Once we've accepted His precious gift (salvation), it is secure for time and all eternity and we can never lose it.  That alone is reason to thank Him every day.  I hope that you will be mindful each day of His blessings, His love, and His eternal gift to us.  God came to this earth (became human flesh in the Person of Jesus Christ) and was the perfect spotless lamb sacrificed to fulfill all Old Testament prophesy and make a way for us to spend eternity with Him in Heaven.  All we have to do is call on Him, accept His gift, and it can never be taken from us.  Thank you, LORD, for this precious gift and for loving us SO much!

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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.
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That one lucky person will get to spend $25 at
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AND NOW.....Our TWO Lucky Winners:
Craftin' Desert Divas offered one lucky person
some of their sequins and that winner is
Entry #269 -Bunny
All Dressed Up is our digital sponsor for this
challenge.  Be sure to stop by this adorably whimsical
shop that carries so many sweet images to help
your creativity run wild.  What a cute shop!
One lucky person has won some ADORABLE
new images from All Dressed Up!
That's Entry #136 - Maria Bingham

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #134 - Srebmolistka
Entry #138 - Nana
Entry #212 - Sparkling Pink

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 to get you started:


Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Gail said...

Happy Dance to all winners - thanks for the new challenge - have a blessed week

Andrea W said...

Thanks for the anything goes challenge and lovely inspiration.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ah thanks so much for faithfully running the challenge each fortnight ladies, and for the varied and very inspiring work by DT and most of all for the precious word shared in each post.
I really love this weeks choice, how rich we are in Jesus, let us praise our Great Father God, glory to His name! Shaz in Oz.x

Grudniowe Handmade said...

Great inspiration! So colourful!

Nana said...

Thank for choosing my card as one of the Top 3. I enjoy playing along with your challenges.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful work from the Design Team! Thanks for the challenge.

Bunny said...

I'm so excited and appreciative to see that I've won. Congratulations to the other winner and to the Top 3. Thank you, WAW and Craftin' Desert Divas. I'll e-mail now. [Bunny]

Maryann scrapbooking said...

C'est avec plaisir que je participe de nouveau à votre défi.
Félicitations aux superbes créations de la DT.
A bientôt.

Fikreta said...

great challenge and wonderful inspiration from team!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and DT inspiration!

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats to all the winners! Fun creations by the DT!
Sherrie K

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Il me semblait avoir laissé un commentaire lors de mon précédent passage, mais il n’apparaît pas.
Je tente ma chance à votre défi une seconde fois...
Superbes créations de la DT. J'adore !
J'aime aussi beaucoup le travail des concurrentes.
Que de jolies choses à admirer.
Bonne semaine et à bientôt.

Kat said...

Thanks so much for the challenge and encouraging words.

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce beau défi et bravo à la DT pour son superbe travail.
C'est le troisième commentaire que je laisse sous ce post et qui n’apparaît pas.
Est-ce parce qu'il est rédigé en français qu'il n'est pas validé ?
A bientôt.