Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Challenge #130 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, crafty friends!  Thanks so much for playing along with us.  We always enjoy seeing your creativity at work, and we appreciate each and every piece of art you share with us.  We SO wish that everyone could win a prize every week because you each deserve it.  Please know that when you do win, we make every attempt possible to contact you.  But if you don't get a hold of us in a timely manner, you may forfeit your prize simply because we cannot expect our sponsors to give a prize several weeks after it was promised.  Be sure to check the winners listed each week, and contact us promptly.  We want you to receive and enjoy the AWESOME prizes our sponsors have provided.  All our rules and expectations can be found under the "Challenge Rules" tab, and our contact information is listed there as well.  Our winners are also listed each week at Paper Playful.

Our scripture verse this week is Galatians 6:9, and it tells us that we need not "be weary", or that we shouldn't lose heart in well doing (living a righteous life before God) because in due season (in God's PERFECT timing), we will reap (see ALL the blessings and benefits God has for us) when we faint not (absolutely DON'T give up or doubt God).  Sometimes in life, we don't see the results we want or expect in a situation - even something about which we've prayed diligently (and sometime for a very long time).  But God promises us that we WILL reap (see the blessings) when we refuse to lose heart and never lose our trust in Him or in His timing.  Just because you don't get the answers you want, or get things in the exact timing you want, it doesn't mean at all that God doesn't have your best interest at heart.  Quite the opposite is true, in fact.  Sometimes He says no to our requests because He knows what's truly best, and He has other plans in mind for us.  We must trust Him completely, and never lose heart (or grow weary) because His Word promises us that, as always, He WILL bless us over and over again if we simply remain faithful to live for Him.  His blessings will exceed our wildest expectations, and living for Him with great and unwavering faith is always what's best for us.  It's because He loves us so much that He demands our trust.  When we finally learn this, we are truly blessed.

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. This includes any type of art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to 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 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".  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.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's beautiful scripture/word art file.
We hope that it will be a blessing to you!
Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
Pink Persimmon has the most ADORABLE vintage and
whimsical high-quality vinyl stamps, and one VERY lucky
person will win a $40 Gift Certificate to their AMAZING
shop!  Click here to shop at Pink Persimmon.
The Flying Unicorn Store carries ALL the BIG NAMES
in crafting, and you'll find everything you love.  Plus,
their shipping fees are SUPER reasonable.
Click here to shop at Flying Unicorn Store.
One person will win a $50 Gift Certificate
to the AWESOME Flying Unicorn Store.
AND NOW.......
Our Lucky Winners!
Paper Temptress carries SO MANY luscious papers - You will
have NO trouble quickly spending your $25 Gift Certificate.
Congratulations, and have fun shopping at
Paper Temptress, Entry #116 - Lisa F.
The VERY lucky winner of some GORGEOUS new images
is Entry #202 - Carol Gill
Have fun shopping at Mary's LOVELY Etsy Shop!

We're grateful for each and every sponsor, and
we pray for God's blessings on their sweet shops!


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really needed to read that passage from Galatians this boring, so thank you for sharing it along with your DT's beautiful creations. Blessings!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful work as always by the design team!

Kathy said...

Beautiful creations ladies! Wow, very generous sponsors this week! Blessings! Kathy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

what a truly wodnerful place for uplifting joy is the word of God.. and it surely does us heart good.. love this one.. to know we sahll reap.. in God's time and way.. what treasure it is as our heart longs and pray..

ah, and a wonderful script used for it too, looks really stylish on DT cards, have saved it to my WAW file thank you!
and thanks everyone for being a blessing, Shaz in Oz.x

niki1 said...

Lovely cards ladies !

Karen I sent you a mail...

Greetings and blessings,
Monique ( niki11 )

crafty-stamper said...

Thank you for choosing my album as the winner-beautiful DT inspiration and thank you for the beautiful comments your DT leave on my entries
carol x

Karen said...

Beautiful words and beautiful projects... thank you for continually inspiring! :o) Have a blessed week!

Hugs and blessings,

Mynn xx said...

Thanks for the chance to link up and the amazing DT work for added inspiration, girls! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Gail said...

Thanks for the scripture and devotional and for the DT creations - thank you for another challenge - have a blest week!

SarahGeorge said...

Amen to the scripture and the devotion!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous DT Creations!! Love the white and pink!! that Linda used.. Gorgeous!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for another scripture verse. Lovely cards by the design team. I have entered my first card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful scripture! Your DT creations are gorgeous! Thank you for another challenge - I enjoy playing along with you each week. Wishing you a day filled with blessings!

Bunny said...

Very pretty cards and project. Thank you for the challenge.

kbrandy4 said...

Hi all, such beautiful creations as always, thanks for the challenge!
Hugs, Hazel xx