Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Challenge #288-#289 - Anything Goes

Welcome by, everyone!  We're so happy you've stopped by to play along with us.  We have a lot of fun prepared for you with THREE lucky winners, our FABULOUS sponsor Simon Says Stamp, a free digital scripture file, a brief devotional, lots of great inspiration, and a Design Team that looks forward to visiting your blogs to say hello.

We have a beautiful scripture for our word art from Jeremiah 31:3 that tells us "The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, "yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn thee".  The term "appeared of old unto me" isn't necessarily talking about time (of old), but rather, is referring to distance.  You see, it simply doesn't matter where we are Jonah in the belly of a great fish, or like those lost in the wilderness, or a prisoner of war in an unknown place....NOTHING can separate us from the love and comfort of God.  He always knows where we are, He hears our cries, and no matter how far away one might be (or feel), He always hears our cries and draws near to comfort us with His lovingkindness.  What a joy to know that no distance, no amount of miles or time, no person, NOTHING can separate us from His great love.  This world can be difficult, but in the end...ALL that matters is our relationship with Him.  What a blessing, comfort, privilege and joy it is to be "drawn to Him" and to receive His unspeakable gifts of comfort, rest, peace, and eternal life with Him in paradise.  Have you called on Him yet?  Eternity is real, and we WILL spend it somewhere. 

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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 is our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
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 will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One VERY lucky randomly-selected person will
win a $25 Gift Certificate from our friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!

Lawn Fawn is such a fun company.  They
carry adorable stamps, dies and more.  They
even have a fun challenge on their blog.
Check out Lawn Fawn and all they have to
offer.  One person has won an 8x8 paper pad
and a new stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
That's Entry #271 - Donna Whitten
All Dressed Up is our digital sponsor for this
challenge.  They carry the sweetest digital images
in their lovely Etsy shop.  One lucky person has
won their choice of some sweet new images.
That winner is Entry #98 - Maxine Diffey
His Grace Works is a new sponsor for us.
I really encourage you to check out this
AWESOME shop that carries many different
Planning Pages to help you organize both
your personal and spiritual life.
One lucky person has won a $15 gift
certificate to spend at His Grace Works 
I do hope you will check out this lovely shop.
And that's Entry #148 - Debbie's Dash

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #147 - Janice Melton
Entry #197 - Nancy E.
Entry #201 - Marisa Job

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...

Beautiful work by the DT, how I love this verse .. how blessed we are in our sweet LORD!
a big congrats also to the winners...
Thanks for sharing this challenge and word of God so faithfully!
Shaz in Oz.x

Gail said...

Happy dance to winners - thank you for the new challenges - have a blessed week

Billie A said...

Beautiful inspiration cards in both way.. Scripture and artistic. Always enjoy playing along in the challenges. Thanks for all you do.

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge.

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats to all the winners! The inspiration for the new challenge by the DT is amazing and all such beautiful creations!! Great job everyone!
Sherrie K

Fikreta said...

thank you for the challenge!
team made wonderful cards

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful, inspirational cards ladies! TFS!

Fikreta said...

very nice inspirations from team!
great challenge!

Cynthia said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful DT inspiration and Scripture word art!