Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Challenge #278-279 - Anything Goes

Welcome by today, everyone!  We're so glad you've stopped by to check out our challenge, and we are excited to see all the beautiful art you will create and share with us.  God has given each of us specific gifts and talents that we can use to bring Him glory, to encourage and bless others, and even for the purpose of just having fun!  Thank you for joining us.  Let's get started with our fun new challenge.

Our word art scripture for this challenge is John 12:23, and it says, "And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified".  Jesus, God in human flesh, came to this earth to fulfill a very specific ministry.  He came to minister to the people, to share His love and His wonderful plan of salvation for the sins of mankind.  When God spoke these words "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified", He knew that the time had come for His death, burial and resurrection (the ultimate purpose of His ministry here on earth); and that He/His Father would be glorified through this.  You and I also have a purpose for being here on earth.  We each have some similar ministries (our marriages, our children/family, our jobs, etc.) and some of us have additional ministries (prison ministry, teaching Sunday School, helping those in need, praying for others, etc.).  Through our ministries, our ultimate goal should also be bringing glory and honor to God.  We don't (or shouldn't) perform our good deeds so that others will think we're awesome.  Our ministries here on earth are for the purpose of bringing glory to God, and reaching the lost world with His great love and letting others know that God loves us and died for us.  If you don't feel like you're currently being used of God, let today be the day that changes.  You can become a prayer warrior, or an encourager, or you can get involved in any number of worthy ministries.  Just like Jesus Christ came to seek and to save that which was lost, YOU and I can make a difference here on earth and bring glory to God every day by committing our lives to doing things that matter in eternity.  Let today be the day we each say "(Lord, in my life)....the hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified".

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.

Our AWESOME sponsors for this fun new challenge are:
Newton's Nook is a DARLING store that carries
the sweetest stamps and dies.  If you've never had
the opportunity to "meet Newton", stop by and
get acquainted.  You're sure to fall in love and find
some ADORABLE new stamps.  One lucky person
will win a $20 gift certificate to spend any way they
choose at Newton's Nook Designs.
Imagine That! is our digital sponsor for this
challenge.  You can click on this link to visit
Imagine That!  You will love their super sweet
digital images.  One person will win their choice
of three (3) images from their sweet shop!

AND NOW.....Our THREE Lucky Winners:
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 has won a $10 gift certificate
to spend at DL.ART - how exciting!!
That's Lucky Entry #6 - Lovely Linda
And for our friends in the UK, we have Dies to Die For
sponsoring us with a £15.00 gift certificate that is going
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!
Our lucky winner is Entry #69 - Anjie Mc
For our digital prize this time around, we are very
grateful to welcome the support of our friend Gracie
from Gracielle Design.  She's giving 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.  This lucky person is
Entry #254 - Fabiola

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #10 - Designs By Sharon
Entry #246 - Hazel
Entry #367 - Leslie Turner

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:

Diane Hover, our April Guest Designer
Karen Letchworth
Jennifer Jackson from Sponsor
Design Team at Newton's Nook


Hazel said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of the top 3 - lovely surprise. x

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Gail said...

The DT did a fabulous Job - Glorify the King Jesus - always the King and the Best King ever! Have a blessed week

Marjeta said...

Thanks for gorgeous challenge and beautiful thoughts.


sarascloset said...

I love your Word Art this challenge and the DT inspiration. Congratulations to all the winners and top picks!

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge, the DT work and the verse.

Janis said...

Beautiful work, as always, by your lovely and creative team!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Migdalia said...

Wonderful DT inspiration!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Sherrie K. said...

Such gorgeous DT inspiration!
Sherrie K

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge and the inspiration.

Migdalia said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners! Wonderful DT creations.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Sherrie K. said...

Such beautiful inspiration from the DT! Congrats to the winners! Thanks for a great challenge~
Sherrie K

Fabiola said...

Thanks so much, i'm so happy to win your sweet challenge, i send you an email, blessing.

Cynthia said...

Congrats to last week's winners! Thanks so much for the family friendly challenge.

Fikreta said...

so nice cards from all!
thank you for great challenge!

Lovely Linda said...

I always love to play along and the inspiratiited to see I was one of the winner - thank you! :D