Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #268-269

Welcome by, everyone!  We're so glad you're here to play along with us.  We have one lucky winner of a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp, and a new challenge with THREE sponsors.  There's one for product here in the US, one for product in the UK, and one awesome digital prize to be won.  Keep reading for more information about these FUN sponsors, and your chance to win.

Our scripture for the word art is 1 Corinthians 13:13 which says, "And now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity".  (KJV)  It's a verse that is often read at weddings.  This verse reminds us that these three graces (faith, hope and charity) remain imperishable and immortal for all time.  Other gifts and graces or virtues will pass away over time as the perfect succeeds the imperfect.  These three graces will remain through all eternity exalted and purified.  There is also an order in this trinity of graces; and the imperishable gift of God's love for us is first and greatest.  After all, it's because of His unending and unfailing love for us that we are able to simply call on His holy name and receive eternal life through His gift of eternal salvation.  That's love, and it's truly a great love!

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 THREE sponsors for this challenge
(one for US winner, one UK winner, one digital)
Our friends at Winnie & Walter are offering one
lucky person a $25 to their SUPER sweet store
filled with stamps, dies, and SO much more.
Crafty Individuals is an awesome store.
Located in the UK, they carry ALL the big names in
crafting, and you're sure to find EVERYTHING
you could need.  One lucky person will receive
a £15 gift certificate to this fun store.
Click here to shop Crafty Individuals.
The Cutting Cafe is a DARLING digital shop
carrying sweet images, SVG files, cutting
templates for projects, and SO much more.

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
for scrapbooking, card-making, and SO much more.
One very 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
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at 
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!
It's Entry #11 - Cynthia O.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #22 - DeAnne
Entry #38 - Lois
Entry #96 - Ashlee

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:

Karen Letchworth


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Karen, thank you so much faithfully running this challenge every fortnight and thank you Ali's for Karen's lovely digital verses, how lovely this one is and the DT have used it so well!! How rich we are in the Love of our Lord God.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Granmargaret said...

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

Ginny Maxam said...

Thank you Karen for your beautiful Devotion, I always looks forward to reading them and I have been remiss in not leaving comments, so I owe you about 269 thank yous!

Beth F. said...

Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge! Another set of beautiful cards from the DT.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for a new challenge and beautiful scripture art! Your team's cards are gorgeous and I enjoyed reading your devotional write-up! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for all you do!

Bunny said...

Congrats, winners.

Thank you for the new challenge.

DIANA L. said...

Great DT inspiration Have a blessed day

DL.ART crinkle ribbon

Jenna ♥ said...

Wonderful creation, DT!

Donna Ellis said...

thank you for the gorgeously scripted verse, and the beautiful DT cards showcasing it! It's one of my favorites! Hoping you are enjoying a lovely week! hugs, de

trisha too said...

As always, I am impressed with the dt pieces. There is such a diversity of styles, and each one is beautiful.

Gaylynn said...

Very happy to play along this time with a bible journal page.

Granmargaret said...

I have just added 2 cards and 1 journal page in a row. This is because my blog posts for these all were for DT projects due today. I hope this is okay.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Fikreta said...

very nice cards from team!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...


Janis said...

Such lovely cards by everyone and a wonderful verse for this time of year.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

What a great surprise to see my card listed as this week's winner. I've emailed Karen as well. Thanks!