Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Challenge #146 - Anything Goes

What a great week we had, and we're SO glad that you were a part of it!  We're glad that you're back again this week to play along in our challenge with us.  We have two more AMAZING sponsors this week, and we can hardly wait to see all the beautiful cards and projects you create and share.  We enjoy visiting your blogs and getting to know you a little better, and we are super grateful to have you share your talents with us.  If there is anything we can do to be a blessing to you, please don't hesitate to let us know.  We're not perfect, and we're the first to admit that.  We're simply a group of sinners saved by the matchless grace of Jesus.  We're here to be a blessing and an encouragement to you, and create and share art with one another using the unique talents that God has given to each of us.

This week's beautiful scripture is 1 Samuel 2:2; and these verses are the lovely words of Hannah as she poured out her praise for the LORD (Yahweh/God in the O.T. and Jesus Christ in the N.T.) and she was singing His praises in response to God's answer to her prayers.  She sings of His holiness, knowledge, power and judgment.  You will also notice that Hannah refers to God as her "rock" and a rock like NO OTHER.  As we all know, a rock is something SOLID and UNBREAKABLE.  As our rock, God is always there for us to stand on in times of trouble, and His foundation is firm and unchanging unlike any other "god" or religious figure.  Just like Hannah, we can experience His holiness; and we will quickly realize that there really is NONE OTHER like Him.  He is ONLY one who was worthy (perfect and sinless) to offer Himself as a sacrifice for our sinfulness.  Jesus suffered and died on the cross, was dead and buried, and He rose again three days later proving that HE IS GOD.  He is the ONLY one who was SEEN BY HUNDREDS of eye-witnesses after His death and resurrection, and He is the ONLY way for mankind to get to Heaven.  Jesus Christ wants to be your rock, and all you have to do to receive this ROCK of salvation is to ASK.  It really is that easy.  You confess Him as God, accept what He did for you on the cross, and ask Him to be your LORD and your Savior.  Much like Hannah, you will find yourself singing His praises.  Learn to lean on the ROCK - there is NONE beside Him!  (John 14:6)

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 (dark images, etc.).  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 WONDERFUL sponsors:
Prairie Point Junction Quilting and Wool Felt
Prairie Point Junction - Home of Wool Felt Central
is giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to their
AMAZING store.  This is an extra special treat!
Our friends at Nice Crane Designs
are offering a $20 Gift Certificate to their SUPER
fun store filled with the loveliest images!

AND NOW.......Here are our lucky winners:
Congratulations to Entry #10 - Becky S.
who has won a $15 gift certificate to
Classy Cards 'N Such
Lucky Entry # - 84 - Gail S.
has won a $20 gift certificate
to Your Next Stamp

 WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.
May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration From Our Design Team
 Front View of Card
Side View of Card Showing Folds
Using Wool Felt From Our Sponsor,


Create With Joy said...

Thank you, DT, for the beautiful creations you inspire us with each week and the words of encouragement you leave on our blogs.

You ladies are SUCH a blessing to us!

Have a wonderful week! :-)

Gail said...

Oh Happy Dance to be a winner - congrats to the other winners too - and thanks for another challenge - lovely projects by the Design Team - looking forward to another challenge - have a blessed day!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Amen to this week's Bible verse. Blessings!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Gorgeous cards ladies! What a wonderful word to share this week! Jesus is our rock! I go straight to the song

"I go to The Rock of my salvation,
I go to the stone that the builders rejected,
I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me,
When the earth all around me is sinking sand,
On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand.
When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to the Rock!

Praise God!


Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. Love that pop up. Thank you for the challenge.

Unknown said...

Always such amazing projects from the DT! I LOVE Stephanie's card! That is absolutely stunning! Do you pull the tag to get it to pop up? .. Like a slider. That is just fatnastic!!! I LOVE IT! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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

Unknown said...

Congratulations to your winners. I enjoy your challenges, and the great work by your talented Design Team. I was a little late entering this time, but glad I could play along.

Little C's Creations said...

Hi Karen!! I finally got to play along with one of your FREEBIES!! I hope you like it!! Thank You for another fun challenge, allowing us to share the Word of God and it's beauty! God Bless U!!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful design team samples. Thanks for letting me know about this challenge.

Tina H said...

The DT projects are all so beautiful! Thank you so much for the inspiration, and the wonderful challenge :)

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Gorgeous & inspiring DT creations! Thank you for another fun & uplifting challenge!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Karen what a wodnerful verse for the great Rock the one and only Rock who is really the LORD our God how blessed are we thank you so very much for the blessing of the word each week, Shaz in oz.x