Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Challenge #312-#313 - Anything Goes

Welcome by, everyone!  It's hard to believe that it's already December and that Christmas is just a few short weeks away.  We realize that this is a very busy time of year, so we are especially grateful that you take time to share your wonderful cards and projects with us.  We have our primary 2017 sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, sponsoring their last challenge with us.  We have oodles of FABULOUS new sponsors lined up for 2018 and I will be posting all our sponsors at the beginning of the new year.  But for right now, we are so grateful to have Simon Says Stamp offering a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky participant for this challenge.

The scripture for this piece of word art is Luke 2:12, and it's interesting to think about the fact that as the angels proclaimed the birth of Jesus Christ, they appeared with this message to shepherds watching their flocks in the fields.  What a blessing to know that God sent these angels to simple men...doing simple jobs.  This message didn't come to a king, or to the owner of the largest business in all of the nation.  God speaks to common people - like you and like me.  We are never "too low" or too common for Divine visits from God, and He can speak to us at any time and in any place.  When we have an honest calling and God is in the center of our lives, He will always speak to us and give us the messages He wants us to have.  But, like the shepherds who heard from the angels, we have to remain open to hearing what God is telling us and remain willing to act on His messages.  In this case, the message was about the arrival of Jesus Christ; God in human flesh.  But as always, the praise goes to God.  Let's all remember that God still speaks to us today, and that we need to be always ready to hear Him when He does.  We also need to always remember to PRAISE HIM for who He is, for what He does, and for loving us enough to care about communicating with us.

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's our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Special thanks to Simon Says Stamp for being
our primary sponsors for two years in a row.
This will be their last time sponsoring a
challenge for us (at least for now).
THANK YOU, Simon Says Stamp!
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 one lucky person will get to spend $25 at
Simon Says Stamp on whatever they choose!

AND NOW......Our THREE lucky winners:
Really Reasonable Ribbon is our sponsor for
this challenge, and they are offering one
lucky person a $10 Gift Certificate.
Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect place
to find all the ribbons, laces, trims, twines,
paper flowers, embellishments and more!
Stop by to see what's new today at
Congratulations to Entry #240 - Lisa Bzibziak
Karen has personally donated this prize package
to one lucky person.  These eight unused stamp sets,
various embellishments, adhesives & supplies are items
from Karen's own personal stash, and she's drawing
one name to receive everything shown here:
They will go to the very lucky
person who was Entry #214 - Leslie Turner
Our digital sponsor for this challenge is the
is offering one lucky winner their choice of
four (4) digital images from their SUPER CUTE
store.  You can check out their images here
at the amazing Bugaboo Stamps.  This prize goes
to Lucky Entry #18 - Hazel

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #17 - Elizabeth Hart
Entry #163 - CreativEle
Entry #209 - Shaz in Oz

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:

Coming Soon


Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Jerrie said...

What great inspiration by the design team! Happy holidays to you.

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Magnifique travail de l'equipe de conception.
Je participe au défi avec joie.
A bientôt.

Beautiful work of the design team.
I participate in the challenge with joy.
See you soon.

LeslieT said...

OMG, did you hear me squeal, Karen?! LOL! Thank you SO MUCH for the awesome prize pack - so happy to be your random winner! Congrats to the other winners and top picks!
Love To Scrap 2
Love To Scrap!

Andrea W said...

Thanks for the inspiration and anything goes challenge.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Congrats to the winners! I love the verse you shared!!! :)

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Beautiful creations of the design team.
I participate in your challenge with immense pleasure.
See you soon.

Maryann scrapbooking said...

C'est avec plaisir que je m'inscris à ce challenge pour la troisième fois.
Bonnes fêtes de Noël et de Fin d'Année.

It is with pleasure that I join this challenge for the third time.
Happy Christmas and New Year.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Great inspiration Design Team!

Migdalia said...

Congrats to all the winners! Wonderful DT inspiration.

Lucy Patrick said...

Fabulous DT creations for this latest challenge. I wish you all at Word Art Wednesday a very merry Christmas full of family, friends, love and good health. Happy 2018, XOX Lucy