Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Challenge #209 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, friends!  We're so glad you are here and that you have chosen to share your talents with us.  We consider you ALL winners, and we wish you the very best of luck in the random draw for our TWO FABULOUS PRIZES this week.  We have lots of fun for you all again, so let's get started.

When we read this week's word art/scripture verse, we could ask ourselves why God gives us riches.  Well, the reason He blesses us is for His ultimate glory as well as for the good of mankind.  God does not bless us just for the purpose of luxury and self-gratification, and it is not to be spent on sensual enjoyment or to show off to the world.  God blesses us so that we can show our gratefulness toward Him, and glorify His name.  God wants the very best for us, and He wants to bless our lives.  But God does not want us to flaunt what we have.  We are to use it with humility, with praise, and in a way that shows Him we are grateful for all He gives us.  He won't give us more unless, and until, we are good stewards of what we already have.  As we approach Thanksgiving, this is a great time to really take inventory of all that He has given us.  We are so blessed.  Most of all because of the greatest gift He could ever give us - eternal life.  Take time to PRAISE GOD for all the blessings in this life, and most especially; for providing a way (through His shed blood) to make a way for us to spend eternity with Him in Heaven.  God is SO GOOD, and we should always be reminded of His goodness; and give Him praise!
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 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 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 our guidelines.  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 this week's AMAZING sponsors:
Really Reasonable Ribbon is a WONDERFUL
shop with ribbons, laces, trims and SO much more.
One lucky person will win a FABULOUS
$10 Gift Certificate to spend at
Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Our Digital Sponsor this week is the LOVELY
Crafty Secrets.  They carry the sweetest vintage
and adorable images you can imagine.  One very
lucky person will win a $20 Gift Certificate to
the ADORABLE Crafty Secrets!

AND NOW......Our Lucky Winners:
The Kraft Journal is offering one lucky person
a package of their LOVELY Dove Grey
Seam Binding.  AND.....Karen is throwing in
a new package of Jenni Bowlin Ephemera.
This lovely prize goes to the very lucky
Entry #177 - Sarah P.
The Peacock Eye was our GORGEOUS
Digital Sponsor last week.  Guess who
has won a $20 Gift Certificate
(excludes custom orders) worth of LOVELY
new vintage sets from The Peacock Eye.
It's Lucky Entry #109 - Eva Petkova

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Special Guest Designer, Michele Kovac
Design Team Member at Sponsor, Crafty Secrets
Using an image from Crafty Secrets Thanksgiving Collection


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love this week's Bible verse, which is perfect for all the beautiful cards that the DT members designed. Blessings!

Unknown said...

Congrats to all of the wonderful winners!! :D Love the DT Designs! Rozy's card is beautiful!! Love the faux stitching around the edge.. Love the black background.. really makes the colors on top just pop out at you. Beautiful! Just absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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

Gail said...

Thanks for the devotional - for the DT creations for inspiration and for the challenge - and happy dance to the winners! Enjoy your day!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful scripture! The DT samples are gorgeous! Thank you for a new challenge!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous projects by the Design Team. Thanks for hosting this wonderful challenge.
blessing hugs,
(Tickell Expressions)

Migdalia said...

Such a wonderful scripture. Thank you for hosting another fun challenge.
Congrats winners.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Jerrie said...

What a great scripture verse heading into November. God truly has blessed us and He deserves the glory, praise and thanksgiving. The DT has rocked the inspiration and thank you for this fun challenge.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful projects by the DT. I especially love the one with the bird flying to her nest.

Thanks for this wonderful challenge blog and all you do to keep it running. I know it is a lot of work and a labour of love.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa Arsenault
Tickell Expressions

Migdalia said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Thank you for hosting another fun challenge and for a lovely scripture.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Karen said...

Beautiful words.. And lovely creations from the DT.xx

suzARTe said...

Thanks so much for another link-up, I always enjoy playing along :)
Anything goes, Just keep on creating
Imagine Create Express
Susan xx

Janis said...

Lovely cards and inspiration from the Word of God.
Thank you for your lovely presence in the papercrafting blogosphere!!
You are a blessing.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Bunny said...

Beautiful DT work. Thank you for the challenge.

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful Bible verse which is exactly what we need this weekend. Thank you for sharing your art and love with us and for an awesome challenge too Karen x

Cynthia said...

Thanks for another lovely scripture. The DT inspiration is fabulous as always!

stevenjared0853 said...

All these cards are beautiful. Each and every card has got its own specialty. Colors used are just fantastic! My mom organized such an art and craft workshop for her school students last month at one of local event space NYC. Kids loved learning about handmade stuff and were very excited to take part in the contest.

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