Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Challenge #214/215 - Two Weeek Anything Goes

Well my crafty friends, it's almost Christmas.  Because of the fact that we all get SO busy this time of year, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to spend time with family and still have a chance to link up with us; this challenge will be open for TWO WEEKS.  We will not have a new challenge next Wednesday.  The same challenge will continue until Wednesdsay, December 30.  So.....since we have a two-week challenge, we are really hoping that everyone will have the opportunity to link FIVE times with us.   In fact, we will even cut you some slace if you throw in a couple of extra entries.   There will be some extra "Christmas prizes" offered in addition to our sponsors prizes, so be sure to link up all your family friendly, encouraging and uplifting cards during this two-week period.  We really look forward to seeing what you will create.

Our word art this week is from Psalm 9:2 which says, "I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will sing praise unto Thy name, O most high".  It is our hope that you truly are glad and rejoicing in the promises of Jesus Christ.  Don't get me wrong, life has is struggles and sadness.  That's normal to get down in the dumps or upset when things become difficult in our lives.  But at the very heart of who we are as people, Christians have something for which they should ALWAYS be glad and rejoice.  The fact that God Himself became a man (Jesus Christ) and dwelt among and provided a way for us to spend eternity with HIm is such a HUGE blessing that we can't help but be glad and rejoice.  No matter how bad this world gets, there is ALWAYS hope and ALWAYS the promise of Heaven.  Don't let the journey get you down......EVER!  Our hope is not of this world.  Our hope is eternal.  ONLY through the shed blood of Jesus Christ can we find forgiveness for our sinfulness and find a way to eternity with God in Heaven.  If you haven't called on Jesus Christ (God in human flesh) to save your soul and give you eternal life with Him in Heaven, then let this be a Christmas gift to you.  Just pray this simple prayer (with meaning in your heart), and you can KNOW FOR SURE that you will spend eternity with Him in Heaven:

"Jesus, I know that You are God.  I know that the Bible is your holy Word.  I know that I am a sinner, and that you suffered and died in my place to pay the price for my sinfulness.  I confess all my faults to you, and I ask you to forgive me.  Now, in the best way I know how, I ask You to save me from my sins.  Thank you, Lord God, for dying for me.  Help me now to live for you.  Amen".    It's really that simple!  If you've prayed this prayer, understanding it and meaning it, you are saved!  ONLY GOD (Jesus Christ) can save you.  Once you've called on Him for eternal salvation, NOTHING and NO ONE can EVER take it from you.  Now that's something to be happy and rejoice about, and to sing His praises about.

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:
Classy Cards 'n Such is a FABULOUS
shop with great stamps, dies, ribbons,
and goodies of all sorts!  One lucky
person will win a $15 Gift Certificate
to Classy Cards 'n Such
P.S.  They have fun weekly challenges!
QKR Stampede is our sweet digital sponsor
this week, and one lucky person will be
DELIGHTED to win three (3) of their
lovely images to play with!
They also have fun challenges!

The Flying Unicorn Store is an AMAZING
on-line shop where you can find ALL the
BIG NAMES in scrap-booking, paper-crafting,
and SO much more.  This very lucky person
has won a $25  gift certificate to spend as she
chooses aThe Flying Unicorn
It's Lucky Entry #103 - PaperPapier
The Cutting Cafe was our FUN digital
sponsor last week.  This person will have
the opportunity to pick out some sweet
new cutting files or images from
The Cutting Cafe
It's Entry #149 - Lydia R.

Our Top Three Are:
#44 - Teresa A.
#75 - Susan Lankford
Please email Karen or leave a comment
if you'd like a Top 3 Badge for your blog.

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


Jerrie said...

Beautiful projects from the DT. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and will see you in 2016! I hope you enjoy the time spent with family and friends over the next two weeks!

Gail said...

So delighted to read the DT is taking time off and the challenge is 2 weeks and the new challenges will be 2 weeks - the devotional was so right on - may people who need Jesus [we all do] follow him before year end and become His disciple - thank you Jesus for being born and later dying on the Cross for sins of your people - what an awesome God you are! Merry Christmas and fab creations by the DT - Happy 2016 Year too!

Carrie said...

Beautiful projects by the DT! Have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for all your lovely scripture word art creations each week.

Bunny said...

Merry Christmas all. Thank you for a year of challenges and scripture. Thank you DT for always showing us beautiful inspiration and commenting on our creations.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Thank you for choosing my entry #44 as one of your top 3. I would be proud to display your Top 3 badge on my blog.
Blessing hugs,

paperpapier said...

So happy to be one of the random winners. Wishing all the talented DTs a very happy Christmas. Hope you all will have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT - Happy Holidays!!!

Unknown said...

Congrats to all of the winners!! I love all the DT Creations!! And Birgit's is wonderful!! Love the pink.. that little bird is adorable. Just wonderful! Love Autumn's too! What an amazing tag!! Thanks for another fun challenge! Merry Christmas!

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

Karen said...

Thank you for another year of sharing your Jesus-loving hearts and creations... you are appreciated and I am forever thankful for you! Praying God's blessings and love upon you, always. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the lucky winners! As always, Thanks for the lovely word art scripture and DT inspiration.

Dorothy S said...

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the challenges, and especially for all of the inspiration each week. I am so thankful that you are able to have this blog to share your faith - we are truly blessed.
May all of you have a most blessed Christmas.

Fabiola said...

thanks so much, i'm so glad to be in your top3, blessing, congrats to other top3 and winner,.

Fabiola said...

hello DT Girls, i would love to have a top3 badge for my blog, thanks so much.

Lidia R. said...

Gorgeous projects from the DT. Merry Christmas and I wish God bless you more!!! Congrats to all winners.
I feel so blessed to know that I am one of the winners too !!
Jesús es el motivo de la navidad!! Un abrazo desde Costa Rica!!
Lidia R.

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Gorgeous DT creations, as always. Thank you for another inspiring and uplifting challenge. You guys are the best! I always feel so encouraged when I read your blog posts. Thank you for taking the time to share with us every week -- I know it takes a lot of time. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Migdalia said...

Congrats to all the winners!!Thank you so much for the wonderful scripture and challenge.
Merry Christmas!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Karen P said...

Congrats to the winners.
Many thanks to all of you for the beautiful inspirations and all your hard work throughout the year running and working on this challenge: I sure do appreciate you and your hard work and hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones Karen xx