Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge #294-#295

Welcome!!  We're so glad you're here.  It's time for another fun challenge, and it's always more fun when YOU can join us.  We love seeing your art, and we thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us.  We have three awesome sponsors for this challenge, a beautiful scripture file, a brief devotion, and lots of great inspiration.  Let's dive in!

PLEASE NOTE:  Please accept my apologies....I'm away on vacation and let things slide a bit.  There are TWO Linky tools on this post, and you can use either.  Rest assured that I will count ALL entries when randomly selecting winners.  Everyone will still have the same chance to win.  I also forgot to update our Guest Designer information.  Please welcome Bunny Hoyle as our August Guest Designer.  We are so blessed to have her with us this month.

Our beautiful word art/scripture for this challenge is 1 Corinthians 10:13.  I first learned this verse (committed to memory) back in 1984 while I was doing a course called "Survival Kit".  This verse basically tells us that there is no sin (or temptation of sin) that many others haven't also been tempted with (including Jesus Himself).  We aren't alone in ANY temptation.  God can relate to the temptation, and others can relate to the temptation.  But, when we are tempted, God doesn't ever leave us alone and tempt us beyond our own limits.  NO EXCUSES!!!  We absolutely DO have the strength within us to resist ANY temptation.  This verse also promises us that in EVERY SINGLE SITUATION where we are tempted, God will provide a way of escape (a window) so that we can get out of the temptation.  Because I memorized this verse early in my life, I was able to recall it when I was being tempted in sin.  Every time I'm faced with temptation, I look for that window.  When I am wise, I crawl through that window and resist sin.  When I am foolish, I don't take the way out.  But I promise you....there is ALWAYS a way to resist the temptation. We have to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us, and we need to always remember to look for that window of escape so that we won't sin.  Next time you are faced with right or wrong (in big things, and even in little things), remember that there IS a way out, and take the window!

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.
Our AWESOME Sponsors For This FUN Challenge:
Frantic Stamper is an AWESOME on-line shop.
They have their own line of unique die-cuts, as
well as lots of other brands.  They also carry lots
of hard-to-find items from your favorite companies.
Don't hesitate to check out ALL the fabulous
products at Frantic Stamper.  One lucky person
will win this GORGEOUS Stained Glass Window Die.
Our friends in the UK at Wild Orchid Crafts are
offering a 15 pound prize to one lucky person.  If
you've never seen all the GORGEOUS flowers
(and SO much more) available at this AMAZING
store, I encourage you to stop by and look around.
Mulberry Flowers are such a gorgeous accent.
They are truly AWESOME!!   Check out WOC
Craftin' Desert Divas is such a fun store!  They
are our digital sponsor for this challenge.  They do
carry stamps, dies, sequins and other lovely products.
But for this challenge, they are offering one
lucky person their choice of two (2)
adorable digis from their sweet shop.

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 randomly-selected 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!
It's Entry #64 - Deonna Bemish

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #53 - Crafty Paws
Entry #138 - Fiki
Entry #268 - Cheiro

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:


cheiro urgia said...

Thanks so much for picking my lavender creations as one of the top 3 projects among all the entries of your latest challenge. Congrats to the other winners, too.

Hugs, Veronika

Bunny said...

Hey, y'all. First, let me say thank you for the invitation to be a Guest Designer for the month of August. This is fun being able to create along side all of y'all. Thank you so much. [Bunny]

Hazel said...

Can't see any linky. My card is here x

Cynthia said...

Beautiful inspiration from the Design Team! Thanks so much for the fabulous Word Art Scripture.

Fikreta said...

congrats to winner ant top 3!
so happy to be in top 3!
team made wonderful cards for challenge!

CraftyPaws said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so excited to have my card chosen as one of the top projects! Congratulations to all the other winners too! Big hugs, Kristina

Gail said...

Thank you for the new challenge - I am playing for fun this time -so if my number comes up please select another winner - thank you and God Bless

Maia said...

Congrats for the winters
Nice DT cards and good luck everyonea,
Greetings Maia