Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Challenge #326 - #327........Anything Goes

Hello, everyone!  Welcome back for another FABULOUS challenge.  We're SO glad that you're here to play along with us.  Our dear friends from Freckled Fawn are back to offer some of their amazing wares to one of our lovelies playing along.  This may be YOUR lucky week, and we're looking forward to seeing what you will link up in this challenge.  We're ready to get started.

The Bible verse used for this beautiful piece of word art is Psalm 93:4, and it says "The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters; yea, than the mighty waves of the sea".  For anyone who has ever stood at the edge of a vast body of water (such as Lake Superior (a Great Lake), The Atlantic or Pacific Ocean, or another very large body of water; you are quickly reminded of its great size, how deep and powerful its waters are, and how strong its waves can grow to be.  However, this scripture reminds us that God is bigger, stronger and greater than the mightiest waters and waves because 1) He created them, and so 2) He controls them.  Despite the power of these great bodies of water and their waves, God alone possesses the power to stop the waves, direct the waves, make water change course, disappear, or anything else He chooses.  He is in control of ALL things including, but never limited to, the mighty waves of the sea.  It's important to remember His power and strength.  He is able to use His amazing power to protect His children.  God maintains ALL power, and He gives it freely to His Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord from heaven who alone gives atonement for our sins.  He can pardon our sins and protect us once we have placed our trust in Him.  It's important to realize His power and strength and His willingness to use His might to protect us even though He is a sovereign and just God, and we are sinners.  In awe of Him, we should thank Him for first forgiving us, and then loving and protecting us with the power of eternity that ONLY He offer.  We are so blessed to be loved by Him.....our mighty and powerful God.

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:
Our dear friends at Freckled Fawn are
generously sponsoring us again this year.
This fabulous store carries the
sweetest collection of wares and
all sorts of lovelies to adorn each of
your crafting, card-making, scrapping,
and other creative projects.  You want
want to miss out, so stop by and explore
what's new at Freckled Fawn today. 
One lucky person will win a lovely
$15 Gift Certificate to spend at
Freckled Fawn.

AND NOW......Our lucky winners:
Our friends at Crafty Individuals have generously
agreed to sponsor us again this year.  Located in
the UK, this AMAZING store carries so many of
your favorite stamps, dies, embellishments, and
SO much more.  One lucky person has won a
20 pound prize to spend at this AWESOME
store.  Be sure to stop by Crafty Individuals
to see ALL the FABULOUS products they carry.
Our lucky winner is Entry #37 - Cards By Beckie


For those of you playing along in the US,
Karen is offering this prize to another lucky
winner.  This brand new stamp set is from
Uniko Stamps
but it comes from Karen's personal stash.
This goes to........
Graciellie Design is our digital sponsor
for this challenge.  This AMAZING shop
is filled with rubber stamps, digital stamps,
and more.  Some of our DT Members have
used Graciellie images on their projects
today.  The lucky person who has won
THIS FABULOUS PRIZE is..............

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #4 - Mary V Scraps
Entry #281 - Cynthia O.
Entry #300 - Ann Mynyer-Tracy

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:



Cathymac said...

Beautiful samples as always, ladies! Thanks for the wonderful challenge!

Gail said...

Happy dance to all winners - and Yeah I am among them - thank you for another challenge - fab cards by DT - and for the devotional--- have a blessed day -I will be sending an email shortly

Cynthia said...

Thank you, as always, for the Scripture Word Art. What a comfort to know that He is mightier than all. Congrats to the winners and what a blessing to see my card in the Top 3 this week!

Migdalia said...

Thank you ladies for having me as this weeks guest designer. A wonderful challenge and a lovely scripture. Beautiful DT inspiration.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

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KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh WOW, I won!!! That's awesome! Thank you so much! I always enjoy your challenges, the gorgeous scripture art, and the beautiful inspiration, like today's cards! And congrats to Migdalia on her guest spot - such a pretty card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

And I just noticed that Gail was a winner too! Yay, Gail! Congratulations!

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Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merveilleuses créations de la DT.
Merci pour ce beau défi.

Wonderful creations of the DT.
Thank you for this beautiful challenge.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful work by the DT... great variety f creations to inspire and thanks always for a great verse to use and also the thoughtful post
Shaz in oz.x

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.