Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Challenge #103 - Anything Goes

Welcome back again this week!  Some of you may have noticed some changes in our Design Team recently.  We want you all to know that no one has left our Team under troubled terms.  In fact, each time we have lost a Design Team Member, it has been simply due to the fact that life has gotten busy and their time is just spread too thin.  While we greatly miss those who have moved on, we completely understand and support their reasons for stepping down.  Each time someone has stepped down, I surrender the situation the Lord; and each time, He has blessed us exceeding abundantly.  This has happened once again, and God has blessed us greatly!  We will be sharing our exciting news with you all very soon.  ALL PRAISE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST "who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Unto Him be glory"!!!  Ephesians 3:20-21(a).

Our scripture/word art for this week is Galatians 6:14 and was written by the Apostle Paul.  Paul lived a life that was VERY separated from the world.  As Christians, we too are called to live a life that is separated from this world.  As you read this passage, you will hear Paul saying that it's not about him, but about the Lord Jesus Christ.  When we learn to put Christ first in everything, and get our flesh out of the way, then God is able to work through us for His ultimate glory.  We encourage you all to live your lives this way - apart from the things of this world, and in complete submission to Jesus Christ.  Only then will we find all the wonderful blessings He has for us.

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. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5 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".  They have been revised, and we ask that you check them out if you aren't familiar with our challenge guidelines.  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to these guidelines.  Please keep this in mind with Halloween approaching.  While we know that your Halloween cards are all in good fun, they are not appropriate for our challenges, and we don't want to have to delete any entries for content or from "dark" blogs.  Thanks for understanding!

Here is this week's free scripture/word art file.
This week's TWO generous sponsors are:
Your Next Stamp is offering a
$20 Gift Certificate to their wonderful shop
Where you can find sweet stamps & die-cuts
Click here to Shop Your Next Stamp
Gail from Shabby Cottage Studio is offering
some of her gorgeous digital images
Click here to Shop Shabby Cottage
 AND NOW......
Here are last week's lucky winners:
Hurray for....Debbie Reed
who has won the MUCH-COVETED
$15 Gift Certificate to Freckled Fawn
Entry #45- Heather/House Built of Cards
has won this SUPER prize!  Lucky girl!
A $25 shopping spree at the AMAZING store:
The Flying Unicorn - This is AWESOME PRIZE!
May God bless all our amazing sponsors
Here are some fun samples from our Design Team
Stephanie Wright
Karen Letchworth



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

what a wodnerful verse ladies for us to think upon especially when so many other things are thrown at us to enjoy/ glory in - rather than the pure, beautiful things that God wants us to enjoy/ glory in. Wonderful work by the DT and congrats to last weeks winners, Shaz in Oz.x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...


KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for the reminder of your updated rules - I haven't read them in a while. I think your rules are fair to all and in keeping with the intention of this blog.

I enjoy your uplifting challenges - thank you for another one this week!

Congrats to last week's winners! Great prizes up for grabs this week - thank you!

D- said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us once again.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Crafty hugs,

Natalie said...

Beautiful work, ladies!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Another great challenge
hugs Tamara

Ann said...

Lovely creations by the DT, thanks for the chance to play along.

DebR said...

Love your ministry and all your talented, awesome designers.
Love playing along...

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Beautiful cards! Amen, there is blessing in living the life God calls us to!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful verse -- this one really says it all, doesn't it? Beautiful cards, ladies. Thank you for the inspiration. Can't wait to play!

Gail said...

Another wonderful challenge - thanks for blessing us! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Greta said...

I've been meaning to check out your blog & finally did. Glad I could enter this challenge & love the idea of your blog.

~Tammy~ said...

More beautiful inspiration! Blessings!

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Such beautiful inspiration from the DT! Thanks for another super fun challenge!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful and inspirational artwork ladies!