Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Challenge Weeks #342-#343 - Anything Goes

Welcome by again, peeps!  We're SO glad you're here to join us.  Another fabulous challenge is about to begin, and we absolutely love having you play along.  It's always so much fun seeing all the amazing things you all create.  There's so much talent out there, and it blesses us to have you all share your talents and spend time with us.  We have THREE fabulous sponsors for this challenge, a new July Guest Designer, and lots of Design Team inspiration.  Let's jump right in and get started.

Our word art was created using Psalm 23:6 which says, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever".  You see, when we completely surrender our lives to God; He's doesn't promise that we will never have another problem or trial again for the rest of our lives.  What He's promising us, however, is that even when we (as His children) do go through trials in our lives, He will be there in the midst of it all.  And as long as we keep Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, and look to Him alone for the answers; He will always provide His goodness and His mercy so that we're able to handle everything that comes our way.  He gives us the wisdom, discernment, and strength we need to conquer any obstacles the world (or the enemy) puts in our way in an attempt to discourage us. Our joy increases as we face those obstacles boldly with the goodness and mercy He alone provides us.  In turn, we're promised that we will never be left to figure out anything on our own again because HE CARES for us.  He is always there waiting for us to call on Him, and He wants to show us His full measure of goodness and mercy.  We need only to trust Him completely, and turn to Him in every situation.  And when this life is finally over (and it surely will be for each of us one day), and when we've finished the course God has set before each of us; we will dwell (live/reside) with Him "for ever" and all eternity.  Not only will He take care of us every step of the way while we are here on earth; but He promises to keep us always.  We are physically and literally promised that we will spend eternity in His presence, in His "house" (Heaven.....a perfect place).  What an amazing promise!

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, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. 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 are our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
Wild Orchid Crafts makes all things
FLOWERS🌺 (and more!).
Karen is offering one lucky
winner some GORGEOUS WOC
Flowers  and Mulberry Leaves.

In addition, our friends over at
 Sunny Studio Stamps are offering
another lucky winner a $25 Gift Certificate
to their AWESOME store filled with the
cutest stamps, die-cuts, and more!
Be sure to stop by Sunny Studio Stamps.
Our digital sponsor for this challenge is
the ADORABLE Jane's Doodles.  This sweet
shop carries clear stamps and adorable
digital stamps; but for this challenge,
they are offering a FABULOUS digital
prize of the winner's choice.

AND NOW.....TWO Lucky Winners:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps sponsored
our last challenge.  Stamp Simply
carries such WONDERFUL stamps and dies.
Some of our Design Team Members have
used their products on their cards today.
Be sure to check out Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps to check it out for yourself!
One lucky person has won their choice of
either two stamp sets, or one stamp set
and one die-cut of choice.  That lucky
person is.....
Entry #348 - Bonnie Garby

Our friends at Imagine That! Digis offered
a $10 credit to their ADORABLE shop.
Just click this link to view everything
there is to see at Imagine That! Digis
 That lucky winner is.....
Entry #54 - Kym

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #15 - Janis Lewis
Entry #16 - Gloria Lee
Entry #93 - Fabiola

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen 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:

our Sponsor, Sunny Studio Stamps
Using Open Roses from our
Using a sponsor stamp set called


Fabiola said...

i'm so happy to be in your top3, thanks so much, congrats to all, blessing.

Gail said...

Thank you for having me on a Guest Designer - the DT did a wonderful work with their displays here - I wish everyone the best life has to offer - May God be gracious unto all who enter here - have a fabulous Summer!

Migdalia said...

Thank you fro a wonderful challenge!!Congrats to all the winners!!Wonderful inspiration!

krcmasterpiece said...

Love the scripture and the commentary. Thanks for you do Karen!!

Maia said...

Lovely cards here!
Greetings Maia

Cathymac said...

Beautiful cards by the design team! first entry #110 has the wrong sorry! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and for the opportunity to participate in this challenge!