Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #264-265

Welcome back, everyone, and happy 2017!!  It's the start of a brand new year, and we're super excited about all the great things God has blessed us with for this new year of sharing our artistic talents with one another.  If you take a look at the side-bar, you'll see all the wonderful sponsors we have lined up for the year.  Some have been with us for quite some time, and some are brand new to us.  We praise God for supplying ALL our needs, and as it always with Him, He has blessed us exceeding abundantly!  We want to say a HUGE thank you to all our amazing sponsors.  We are truly grateful for their generous support.

Our word art for this challenge was created with the verse Psalm 107:2 that says, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so".  When translated, the original meaning of the word "redeemed" is delivered or rescued.  One might ask, "delivered or rescued from what"?  Well, the answer to that be RESCUED FROM ETERNITY IN HELL....SEPARATED FROM GOD FOREVER.  I can't imagine the pure torture of one single second without Him.  But to be separated from His almighty presence for ALL ETERNITY is too much to even imagine.  It also refers to our deliverance from danger.  At the time, God's people were being delivered from their captivity in Babylon.  Praise God, we can also be delivered (rescued and safe from danger) for ALL ETERNITY.  So, if you are redeemed (saved, rescued, delivered and safe) by the blood of our the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, Jesus Christ, then SAY SO!!!  Tell the world that you are redeemed and set free.  This news is too wonderful and to important to keep to ourselves.  Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!!

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.

Here are our SUPER sponsors for this challenge:
The Greeting Farm is a new sponsor for us this year.
They carry adorable rubber stamps in their
sweet store, and one lucky person will win
a $40 gift certificate to spend however they
choose.  What an amazing prize.
Please stop by The Greeting Farm to look around!
Craftin' Desert Divas is our digital sponsor,
and another new sponsor for us this year.
One lucky person will get their choice of
any two (2) digital images from their shop.
You can check out Craftin' Desert Divas here.

AND NOW......Our 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.
So, who is our winner of a $25 Gift Certificate
from our good friends at Simon Says Stamp
That lucky person is......

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #140 - Diane from Nellie's Nest
Entry #194- Crafty Hazelnut
Entry #211 - Designs By Sharon

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email us per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's some inspiration to get you started:


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh what a truly wonderful verse, let the Redeemed of the Lord indeed say so, today is my spiritual birthday it's 51years since I trusted in my Lord Jesus as Saviour and Friend, how very rich I am in Him.
Thanks for the blessing of your fortnightly challenge.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Happy New Year!

Janis said...

Lovely work and inspiration!! Happy and belessed New Year to you all!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge and verse. Lovey work by the design team.

Gail said...

Thank you for the new challenge - blessings!

Fikreta said...

Great challenge!
team made wonderful cards!

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Kathy said...

Yippee!!! Thanks so much for the gift certificate! Can't wait to go shopping! Congrats to the top 3! Blessings! Kathy

Sharon Wheet said...

Thank you for selecting my 'card' as one of your top 3! Super excited! and I posted my top 3 badge on my blog award page!
And your design team has inspired me again! Beautiful work!

Cynthia said...

Thank you for the devotional and scripture word art! Fabulous DT inspiration again this challenge.

Gaylynn said...

I love the inspirational messages here. I like to use them in my bible journal. I am sharing a card project today. Happy to play along.

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge.

Fikreta said...

wonderful cards from team!

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun challenge Have a blessed day

DL.ART crinkle ribbon

vicky's scrapping passion said...

Amazing designs. Tfs

Karenladd said...

Thanks for another wonderful challenge and great inspiration from your DT! said...

Am so encouraged by this verse! Am going to handprint it INSIDE my card since it is already with another sentiment on the outside! Love your blog!

kReN said...

Happy New Year, WAW! I'm sorry I had to post my cards all at once, but I am not feeling well and I procrastinated until the last minute. Now I have to go to bed. Hope everyone else is doing well.