Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Anything Goes - #366 - #367

Welcome by today, everyone.  It's always a great joy to have you stop by our blog to say hello and to play along in our challenges.  We have two fun sponsors, lots of great inspiration, a short devotional, a beautiful scripture file, and lots of fun in store.  So, let's get started right away.

Our sweet word art file shown below is free for you to save if you'd like.  It was created using the verse Psalm 95:6 which says, "O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker".  When we read the words "let us worship and bow down", it doesn't mean that we are unable to worship Him at church or elsewhere without bowing or kneeling.  However, it does clearly tell us that we are to worship, to bow down, and to kneel before the Lord our Maker.  What that means to me is that these are all (three different) things we need to do.  The act of bowing down or getting into a low physical position is an act that shows respect and submission and lets God know that we recognize Him as being worthy of our honor and praise, and in placing our eternal security.  According to this scripture, we should bow down to Him in humble reverence.  We can do this during prayer time, our quiet time, Bible study time, or any time we want to honor Him and show Him this high level of respect.  This doesn't help us to gain God's favor in any way, but it is an outward sign to Him showing our humble recognition of who He truly is....our Maker.  The great Maker of everything.  Yes, it is good to show honor to our mighty and gracious 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, 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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
sponsor for this challenge.  This
lovely shopped is filled with the
sweetest stamps, dies, and all a
crafter/card-maker could ever want.
One lucky person will win either two
stamp sets of choice; or one stamp set
and one die-cut set of choice.  Some of
our DT Members have used Stamp Simply
products on their samples seen below.

AND.....Our Digital Sponsor
Graciellie Design is our Digital Sponsor
for this challenge.  They have the sweetest
stamp sets and so much more.  You can view
the entire Graciellie Design Etsy Shop here.
One lucky person will win this fabulous
prize from Graciellie Design

AND NOW........Two More Lucky Winners:
Gina Marie Designs is a FABULOUS on-line
store that carries lots of sweet stamps,
die-cuts, embellishments, and a wide
variety of crafting supplies.  One lucky
person has won the darling new
It's Entry #136 - Gail Scott

The Cutting Cafe was our digital sponsor
for the last challenge.  They carry SO many
cool digital stamp sets, SVG files,
personalized ribbons, and SO much
more.  Please be sure to stop by
The Cutting Cafe to see all their
lovely products.  This lucky winner

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #102 - Jennifrann4
Entry #141 - Maryann Scrapbooking
Entry #143 - Tonya - Christmas Angel

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 a bit of inspiration to get you started:

From the Stamp Simply Stamps Design Team
And Holly McMillen from Stamp Simply

Our December Guest Designer, Sharon Wheet
Using the lovely Stamp Simply
Tamara Dixon
Karen Letchworth
Using Coffee or Tea Stamp Set
And another card Karen made
Using This Week's Scripture/Word Art


  1. Great work by the DT and love the post and digi.
    Its a pity you cant download decent size resolution images of the verses these days. Not like you used to ve able and often don't print as sharp as I like. I've tried different ways of downloading.. on different devices.
    Thank you also for your devotions may we always worship our Maker in our hearts deed amd lives and give glory to His name.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

  2. Fabulous morning - every morning is -- but today I am doing a Happy Dance as I read my name as a winner - thanks for the challenges offered bi-weekly and for giving us the opportunity to win a prize - Win or not - it is always a fun challenge to enter.[Emailed Karen - thank you Karen]

    The devotionals provided help to give that extra boost of remembrance of why we are here on Earth - also, thanks for the inspirational creations by the team and GD -

    Wishing everyone a very Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year - feeling blessed that Christ loved me so much HE was willing to die for me so I might live with Him forever! I serve a risen Savior Christ the Lord - no other name under heaven by which we are saved -thank you JESUS Christ - Lord of all! Have a blessed day today - the Lord is surely good all of the time.

  3. As always, Thank You for the lovely word art Scripture and devotion. Great inspiration from the DT!

  4. Un grand merci à la DT pour le choix de ma carte dans le top3.
    Félicitations à toutes les gagnantes.
    C'est avec joie que je participe à ce nouveau défi.
    Très belle inspiration de la DT.
    Bonnes fêtes de fin d'Année à toutes et tous.


    A big thank you to the DT for the choice of my card in the top3.
    Congratulations to all the winners.
    It is with joy that I participate in this new challenge.
    Very nice inspiration from the DT.
    Happy Christmas and New Year to all.

  5. C'est avec joie que je participe à ce superbe défi.
    Très belle inspiration de la DT.
    Bonnes fêtes de fin d'Année à toutes et tous.


    It is with joy that I participate in this superb challenge.
    Very nice inspiration from the DT.
    Happy Christmas and New Year to all.

  6. Thank you for another wonderful challenge and beautiful samples by the DT. Happy New Year to all..and stay crafty!

  7. Blessings for a Happy New Year to You and the followers.
    "Thy (God) word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."