Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Challenge #276-277 - Anything Goes

Welcome by again, everyone!  We are SO glad that you're here, and even more excited about all the wonderful cards and projects you share with us.  We have THREE amazing sponsors, a devotional, lots of great inspiration, and LOADS of fun for you all.  SO.....let's get started with our new challenge!!

The Bible verse used for our word art is Psalm 90:12 which says, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom".  This is a great verse that is basically telling us that we need to make the most of our time; not wasting our days here on earth so that we will become wise.  I hear so many people say things like, "I just don't have time to read my Bible". Well, let's be honest....if you have time to be reading this, and time to craft, then you have time for God!!  The truth is that we ALL have time for the things we WANT to have time for.  And it's also true that we do waste time.  You can pray or read a devotional while you're using the restroom, waiting in line at the bank, sitting in the doctor's office, etc.  By keeping ourselves in a "spirit of prayer", we are able to communicate with God all day long.  We can just talk to Him throughout the day like we talk to any other friend.  Just make Him a part of your day, and share things with Him as you go about your day.  Take 10-15 minutes in the morning to read a few Bible verses, and then ask God to help you think about those verses during the day.  Get something out of it.  Even if you print out this word art and place it on your refrigerator this week, and think about it each will remind you to THINK ABOUT God and your relationship with Him.  There are so many easy ways to spend time with God.  No more excuses...not for me, not for you, not for any of us.  Let's really make a conscious effort to get closer to God.  As this verse tells us, it's so that "we can apply our hearts unto wisdom".  That simply means that, at the end of our life, we want to be able to present God with a wise heart (a heart that knows Him and knows His Word).  It's really not difficult, but the benefits are literally out of this world!!!

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 SPONSORS for this fun new challenge:

DL.ART is a super fun store that carries sweet
crinkled hand-dyed seam binding, a wide variety
of baker's twine, laces and embellishments.  One
lucky participant will win a $10 gift certificate
to spend at DL.ART - how exciting!!
And for our friends in the UK, we have Dies to Die For
sponsoring us with a £15.00 gift certificate that will go
to one lucky person.  Dies to Die For carries hundreds of
amazing die-cuts from several of the US-based
companies we all love SO much.  We encourage our UK
friends to stop by and check out all the WONDERFUL
dies carried at Dies To Die For!
For our digital prize this time around, we are very
grateful to welcome the support of our friend Gracie
from Gracielle Design.  She's offering one lucky
winner a $15 Gift Certificate to spend
in her amazing digital stamp shop.
You can view all these amazing stamps in her
Etsy Shop by following this link to
Gracielle Design.  Some of her DT Members
have also shared lovely samples today!

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
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 friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person gets to spend $25 at 
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!
That lucky winner this time is....

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #164 - Nat's Paper World
Entry #167 - DesignsBySharon
Entry #380 - Migdalia

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:

Our March Guest Designer, Angela Westland
Karen Letchworth
Using Sponsor DL.ART Ribbons
Cabernet from Vintage Collection
Ghoul From Halloween Bundle

More Inspiration from DT Members of
Digital Sponsor, Gracielle Design

Maria Pilar Using Love Ya Stamp Set


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A great verse Oh that we do this day by day applying our hearts to wisdom indeed!! how by reading he word of course and hiding it in our hearts .. what comfort it brings in chem of need then!

Thanks for the blessing of your posts digi and wodnerful Challenger you are a great blessing to so very many! Well done, also,to the DT!
Shaz in Oz.x

Migdalia said...

I adore the lovely verse. Thank you for hosting another fun challenge and for choosing my card as one of the Top 3. Awesome! Thank you!
Beautiful creations by everyone! Congrats to all winners!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Gail said...

Love the Word of God... Great Devotional - so blessed that I was called out of darkness into his Marvelous light - thanks for the new challenge and thanks to the DT for their art display - blessings

Graciellie Design said...

We are so glad to be able to join your challenge this week! Thanks for the opportunity to not only be a sponsor but also the blessing to share cards with your team.

Yes, time management is key but God is omnipresent so we can reach out to Him whenever we can. Beautiful devotional.

Hugs, Gracie.

Fikreta said...

congrats to all!
wonderful proects from all!

CG said...

Thank you for the fun link-up & wonderful DT creations! Best, CG

Bunny said...

Thank you for another challenge.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Amen, to this week's scripture!

Granmargaret said...

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

Andrea Shell said...

This seems to have been written for me! Thank you!

Beth F. said...

Another wonderful verse! Thanks for continuing this great challenge!

Melissa L. said...

I'm not sure why, but the link to my card, #93 Melissa L., is broken. Here is the correct link.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful design team inspiration.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Thank you for the wonderful verse and the challenge!

Lil at Embracing the Lovely said...

Where can I find the scripture prompts for each week? I'd like to join in!


Urban Mermaid said...

Lovely artwork. Does my challenge entry have to include Word art or can it just be inspired by your word prompts?