Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Challenge #324 - #325...Anything Goes

Welcome to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog as we wrap up our last challenge by announcing our lucky winner, and we start a brand new challenge with THREE amazing sponsors.  We have one sponsor for our friends playing along in the UK, one physical prize and one digital prize.  Yup, that makes THREE chances for you to win this time, and we always enjoy seeing your amazing projects.

The word art for this challenge is from Romans 5:8 which says, "But God commended his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us".  This beautiful scripture reminds us of how great God's love for us truly is.  While the verse reminds us that He died for us "while we were yet sinners", it is also reminding us that this is precisely WHY He suffered and died.....BECAUSE we are sinners.  He knew our condition, and knew that we needed Him.  Without His deep love for us and His willingness to sacrifice Himself in atonement for our sins, we would be eternally lost (separated from Him forever - like we deserve).  But because He saw our need for salvation, He chose to die for us and pay the price for our sins, and provide a way for us to spend eternity with Him despite our unworthiness.  God didn't have to do this (suffer and die).  He did it willingly because of His unfailing love for us.   So, let's all try our best to remember each day to be humble and to thank Him for loving us in spite of our sinful condition, and for loving us enough to care about our eternal destiny.  Let's also remember to pray for those who have never called on Him for salvation.  There's still time!  Praise God for loving us, forgiving us, dying for us, and rising again to go and prepare a place for us.  This is truly His greatest gift.

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 are our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
Our friends at Crafty Individuals have generously
agreed to sponsor us again this year.  Located in
the UK, this AMAZING store carries so many of
your favorite stamps, dies, embellishments, and
SO much more.  One lucky person will win a
20 pound prize to spend at this AWESOME
store.  Be sure to stop by Crafty Individuals
to see ALL the FABULOUS products they carry.


For those of you playing along in the US,
Karen is offering this prize to another lucky
winner.  This brand new stamp set is from
Uniko Stamps
but it comes from Karen's personal stash.
Graciellie Design is our digital sponsor
for this challenge.  This AMAZING shop
is filled with rubber stamps, digital stamps,
and more.  Some of our DT Members have
used Graciellie images on their projects
today.  One lucky person will win this:

Our friends at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
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.  That lucky winner is.....

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
to thank them for their support, and to do some shopping!

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #51 - Deb
Entry #76- Larissa
Entry #86 - Panna

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:

from Sponsor, Graciellie Design

Using Sponsor Image from Gracielle Design

from Sponsor, Graciellie Design

Using Count On Me digital stamp set
from sponsor, Graciellie Design


Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Janis said...

Congratulations to the winnerand top picks! Gorgeous work by the team. I esp love Dottie's exquisite card in pink and green with that fabulous bird cage!!
Thank you for this wonderful challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Jerrie said...

All the colors and flowers the dt has used are so fun and full of spring! I just love the fact that the cycle continues and we will see new lfie in the trees budding out, new babies being born etc~ love your cards~~

Karenladd said...

Congratulations to the winners and kudos to the design team for their gorgeous cards!

Pam Sparks said...

Love the scripture sentiment for this of the scriptures I sang with our daughters when they were growing up. Steve Green had a series for kids...I think they stuck with me more than the kids! :D

Fikreta said...

Congrats to winners and tops!
thank you for another great challenge!
have a nice day

sarascloset said...

These words leave me in awe every time I read them. You ladies have used them beautifully in your makes!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful scripture art and gorgeous cards by you and your team! I love this challenge and just wanted to pop in and say thank you for all the inspiration!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Très jolies créations de la DT.
Merci pour ce beau challenge auquel je participe.
A bientôt.

Very nice creations of the DT.
Thank you for this beautiful challenge in which I participate.
See you soon.