Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Anything Goes - Challenge #322-#323

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  Welcome by the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog.  We're so glad you're here, and we look forward to having you play along and share your art with us.  We have a FABULOUS new sponsor for this challenge....Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  We're so grateful for the support of all the amazing stores in the crafting community who support our challenges, and we encourage you to stop by and thank them for their willingness to help out this way.  We're really excited, so let's get started!

The word art for this challenge comes from Colossians 3:14 which says "And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness".  This chapter (3) of Colossians speaks to us about the characteristics of our faith, and explains how we are to live our lives in faith...putting off anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, swearing, etc.  It also explains that once we are saved (have accepted the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ), we have become a new (and different) person who will strive to be like Him.  It reminds us to be holy (following the example of the Lord Jesus Christ) by showing kindness, being humble and meek, forgiving one another....and most of all, showing one another a perfect and complete love (charity).  This will help us to achieve this "bond of perfectness".  Of course, we realize this doesn't literally mean that we become "perfect".  After all, he wouldn't have reminded us not to be angry, or to put off wrath and malice, etc. if He knew we would suddenly become perfect.  No, God realizes that we are not perfect.  But by demonstrating this perfect love (charity) in the best way we know how, we show God and the rest of the world that we are His, and that He resides in us and guides us.  We will still make mistakes.  That's because we are sinful.  If we weren't still sinful, we wouldn't need a Savior.  God is simply instructing and reminding us that once we are saved, we should show the world that we are new creatures in Him; and we should strive toward being the best versions of ourselves that we can be.  This is how we find true happiness in this life, and how we bring honor to Him.  Take a peek at Colossians 3 this week.  You are sure to be encouraged by His precious Word!

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.
Here's Our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
are offering one lucky person either TWO
stamp sets of choice; or ONE stamp set
and ONE die-cut set of choice.
Be sure to check out ALL their amazing
products.....including stamps, dies, and SO
much more.  Each of our Design Team Members
stamps/dies on their projects!

Here's a little bit about this new sponsor:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps are Christian based,
and are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
where you can also find lots of your favorite
paper-crafting supplies. Our line of clear stamps
have been designed to uplift and encourage,
while our overall theme is..........
Keep it Simple, Make it Pretty.
We hope you'll stop by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

AND NOW........Two More Lucky WINNERS!!!
The Project Bin is one of our AWESOME new
sponsors this year.  They carry such lovely
clear acrylic stamps and metal die-cuts.   One lucky
person has won a $15 gift certificate to this sweet
store.  Be sure to stop by and check out ALL there
is to see at The Project Bin.  This lucky winner

AND
Imagine That! was our digital sponsor for the last challenge.
If you haven't checked out these SWEET images, I
encourage you to do some looking around.  One lucky
person has won their choice of three (3) new
images from our friends at Imagine That!
That's Entry #55 - Cheiro Urgia

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #48 - CG's Cards 4 U
Entry #82 - Elizabeth Hart
Entry #186 - Birgit

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:

 
Dottie also made this card using Coffee or Tea Stamp
and Die-Cut Duo from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
Natalie used the Thinking Of You Rose
Stamp Set from our sponsor, Stamp Simply
Stamp Set from our sponsor, Stamp Simply
Using Sponsor Stamp Set
Words of Encouragement
from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
Using Sponsor, Stamp Simply
Stamp Set (You are a Blessing) from our


3 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Janis said...

Such gorgeous cards!! I especially love Dottie's exquisitely beautiful heart card.

Thank you for this lovely challenge!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Cathymac said...

Lovely samples, ladies!