Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Anything Goes Challenge Weeks #242-#243

Here we are once again on a beautiful Wednesday, and it's time for another FUN CHALLENGE at Word Art Wednesday.  We have two super fun sponsors, a very lucky winner, a beautiful piece of word art, a short devotional to encourage you, and lots of great inspiration to get you started.  We really look forward to seeing all the beautiful art you create, and we're SO grateful to have you share your talents with us.

What's really awesome about the Bible is that God gave His Word (literally HIS words) to be a comfort, an encouragement, and a reminder of His deep and unconditional love for us.  So each verse contains a specific message He wanted us to have.  This week, we are focusing on Mark 11:22 which says, "So Jesus answered and said to them, have faith in God".  I encourage you today to read Mark Chapter 11; especially the words of Jesus in verses 22-26.  God gives us some very powerful information that could COMPLETELY change our lives.  Jesus tells us how incredibly important it is to HAVE FAITH IN GOD.  He explains that most of what we don't have in life is simply because we doubt Him and His ability to do what we ask of Him.  When we ask God for something, it's paramount that we BELIEVE 100% that God CAN and WILL do it.  But we doubt.  The enemy (Satan) comes along and places doubts in our minds, and when our faith in God falters, we miss out on His blessings.  He won't give us our desires when we don't delight ourselves in Him, trust Him without ANY doubts, and forgive others who have sinned against us.  I really encourage you to read Mark 11:22-26 today and try to understand that God CAN and WILL give you what you desire when you HAVE FAITH that never waivers, when you FORGIVE others, and when you ask of God you BELIEVE that He is able.  

As always, you are welcome to save the 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 all 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 as we share it. 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.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  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.

AND NOW.......Our AMAZING sponsors for this challenge:
Really Reasonable Ribbon is our sponsor for this
challenge, and one lucky crafter will win a
$10 Gift Certificate to spend on some GORGEOUS new
ribbons, trims, twine, flowers.....whatever they choose!
By the way, Really Reasonable Ribbon also has a
FUN CHALLENGE where you can play along.
The Cutting Cafe is our Digital Sponsor
for this challenge.  If you've never seen
this amazing will definitely want
to check it out.  Yup, a second lucky winner will
get the choose some ADORABLE new files from
our creative friends at The Cutting Cafe.

AND NOW......Our VERY Lucky Winner:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want,
and one lucky person has won a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.

One very lucky person has won a $25 Gift Certificate
from our good friends at Simon Says Stamp
and that person is......

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #21 - Laurie
Entry #271 - Donna Whitten
Entry #355 - Crafty Hazelnut

Please email Karen 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

Using Sponsor Products from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Including Orange Seam Binding and Orange Burlap String.
Using Yellow Satin Ribbon as sold by
Stephanie Wright
Using Sponsor Products from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Open End Roses in Deep Ivory, Royal Blue & Deep Pink


Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge.

Jennifer Scull said...

thank you so much for having me as a guest again here on your lovely blog! it is always a delight! :)

congrats to the happy winners of the prizes and top picks, too!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Fikreta said...

wonderful dt cards

Uma said...

Lovely challenge! Participated for the first time here!

CherylQuilts said...

Congratulations to the winners! And thank you for another beautiful Scripture digi and the wonderful DT cards! Hugs!

Janeen said...

Hmmmm never heard of RRR it's fun to be introduced to new companies. Congrats to the winners. Liking the designers samples.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge and scripture. Lovely work by the design team.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a promising piece of scripture to keep in mind during these times of trouble and tribulation in our country and the world. Peace!

Karen said...

Such fabulous creations frome everyone.xx

Janeen said...

again i love the thoughts that go along with the scripture posting. Thank you. Congrats to the winners. It's always fun to play along. Thanks.

Migdalia said...

Thank you for the wonderful DT inspiration.

Greta said...

Beautiful work by the DT!