Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Challenge #296-#297 - Anything Goes

Welcome back today, everyone!  We're so glad you're here, and we hope that our challenge will be a blessing to you just like YOU are a blessing to us.  We love sharing God's Word with you, inspiring you with our art, and giving you the opportunity to share your creations for the chance to win the AMAZING prizes from our AWESOME sponsors.  I apologize again about the linky mistake from our last challenge, and I assure you that everyone was equally entered into the random draw for the prizes.  OK...let's get started with our new challenge.  Here's our own Ginny Maxam with our devotional.

Hi, This is Ginny.  I’m a member of the Design Team here at Word Art Wednesday, and I’m stepping in to write the devotion for this challenge.  I’ve been living for the Lord all of my adult life; and one thing I know for certain is that my relationship with Him gets sweeter as each day passes!   This  week's verse (1 Corinthians 10:13) again speaks of redemption and its power to free our lives.  Not only for the present, but it also frees us from the stranglehold our past can put us in, and it opens the windows of heaven to pour out blessing into our future. This verse tells us that the Lord would rather pour love into our lives than judgment.  One of these things will happen someday when we stand before Him, and this is His calling card for us to choose to spend eternal life with Him.  The card is mailed in an envelope called redemption, and it is sealed with his blood.....and that choice between redemption and judgment is up to each of us.  If you don’t know Jesus in a personal way, you really need to get to know Him.  You can start your journey by reading the Gospel of John, and discover who Jesus is; and ask Him to help you understand the beautiful plan He has for your life.  Jesus doesn't want to be "a mystery" to you.  He longs to be your friend and your Savior.  Start today, and get to know Him and His beautiful gift of redemption!

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 Sponsor for This Challenge Is....
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 gets to spend $25 at
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!

AND NOW.......Our THREE Lucky Winners:
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
has won this GORGEOUS Stained Glass Window Die.
That's Entry #121 - Gail Scott
Our friends in the UK at Wild Orchid Crafts are
offering a 15 pound prize to another 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.
That lucky person is Entry #5 - Jackie Cornfield
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.
That winner is Entry #94 - Vilinke

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #4 - Mukta
Entry #122 - Esther
Entry #268 - Bonnie

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:



Fikreta said...

congrats to winners!
wonderful DT cards!

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks for picking my Hello There card as one of your top 3! I enjoy playing along in your challenges and finding inspiration in your link up gallery!

Debbie said...

Wonderful creations from the DT!

Just an FYI... the word art in the post is the verse from last challenge.

Gail said...

OH my Whoot Whoot - I won - Yeah - thanks for a new challenge and for the win - Excited to be a winner! Lovely Die there too! I am off to email Karen - have a blessed week and thanks DT for your hard work and lovely display of art here as well - blessings, Gail

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Awesome DT creations, as always! Thanks for all the inspiration you ladies provide!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Migdalia said...

Wonderful DT projects!!Congrats to all the winners!
Thank you for hosting another wonderful challenge.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Jerrie said...

Great inspiration from the DT! I love how each of you used the scripture on your card.

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Hugz

Gaylynn said...

Happy to play along with a bible journal page today. Many blessings. <3

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Très belles cartes de la DT.
Félicitations aux gagnantes.
Je participe au Challenge avec plaisir.