Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Challenge #300-#301 Anything Goes

Hello, and welcome back.   It's time for a new challenge and we have lots of fun things for you all.  We're glad you've stopped by to play along with us.  We'd like to welcome Desire Fourie as our September Guest Designer.  We hope that you enjoy the cards she and our other Design Team Members share with you this month.  We're sure looking forward to seeing all of your creations for our new challenge as well.  Let's get started.

Our word art is from Colossians 4:6, and it says, "Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man".  Paul is speaking specifically about the way we speak to "the world", but of course it's just as important to speak properly to those we love.  Often when we are angry, we lash out with ugly or hateful words.  I don't know about you, but I have said things in anger that I later regretted.  This verse reminds us that we need to continually submit our lives to the Holy Spirit of God, and allow Him to guide and control every aspect of our lives (most especially our speech).  You see, the words that come out of our mouths reflect back on us more than any other aspect or action of our lives.  So....if we gossip, are our words truly seasoned?  Are they savory to the ears of others?  If we speak in a hurtful manner to our friends or family, are those words seasoned?  I think not.  Consider this....if we, as Christians, are truly a living sacrifice, and the altar is God's table; what kind of dinner conversation would be appropriate for a meal with God?  As we read in the Book of Revelation, we will one day dine with Christ.  So, if we choose to live our daily lives knowing that Christ is the silent visitor at all our meals, the silent listener to every conversation, we are far less likely to say things that we will regret.  Let's all do our best to remember that we need to continually submit to Christ so that our words will always be "seasoned with salt" (controlled by God's Holy Spirit), and that we will always represent Him the way we should. 

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 the 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 will get to spend $25 at
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!

AND NOW.....Our lucky winners!
Craftin Desert Divas is an AWESOME shop that
carries digital images, stamps, dies, sequins, and
SO much more.  For this challenge, they are offering
one lucky winner some of their AMAZING Sequins!
It's Entry #55 - Karen C.
All Dressed Up is an ADORABLE
digi shop, and one lucky person has won
their choice of two (2) sweet new images.
Check out All Dressed Up here.
That's Entry #50 - Cards Made by Beckie

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #51 - Ingunn
Entry #196 - Diane H.
Entry #205 - Inka

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 said...

Beautiful cards by the DT as always!! Thank you for putting my card in the Top 3, it is such an honor!! Congrats to the others as well!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Gail said...

Happy Dance to the winners - YEAH! Enjoy - thanks DT for great display of work and for another challenge blessings

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks so much for the Scripture Word Art and fabulous DT inspiration.

Sherrie K. said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog and the invite to join in the challenge! I appreciate your kind words~
Have a great evening~
Sherrie K

Fikreta said...

Wonderful Dt cards

Migdalia said...

Wonderful DT inspiration! Congrats to all winners!

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge and congratulations to Desire for being the September guest designer. [Bunny]

CG said...

Thank you for the great DT inspiration & link-up!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Congratulations to Desire for being Guest Designer! Beautiful cards by the DTs!

Patry Ro said...

Thank you dear ladies for share with us your objective about sharing the love of our Creator, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks for the amazing designs of the Dt members and guest designer. I appreciate too much your invitation to participate in your fabulous challenge. Kind regards.