Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Anything Goes/Weeks #404 - #405

Welcome back, creative friends!  It's time to wrap up our last challenge, announce our winner, and get started with our fun new challenge.  We have some of the most amazing sponsors in the entire crafting community, and we're so grateful for each of them.  Just wait until you see our sponsor for the new challenge.  It's Taylored Expressions!  They're offering TWO prizes.  And.....they want you to know this about their current Birthday celebration and sale:

Taylored Expressions is celebrating our 11th birthday and the gifts for you are stacking up! Here's how you can jump in on the celebration!

1. Receive a free Share Joy enamel pin with every order (while supplies last).
2. Free US shipping on orders of $50+
3. Orders of $75 will be entered to win 1 of 11 gift certificates to the TE store: ten $50 gift certificates, one $100 gift certificate! 

Offers valid 9/10 - 9/22 and while supplies last. Gift certificate winners will be announced on the TE blog on 9/23.

The lovely new digital word art file uses the scripture Psalm 91:11 which says, "For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways."  This is such a beautiful verse, and it gives us such a warm feeling to entertain the idea that the Lord has angels watching over us.  This verse, as well as many other verses that talk about angels, have long been discussed and debated.  Whether or not each of us truly has their own "guardian angel" watching over us isn't really the issue here.  What God does want us to learn from this verse (and other verses about His watchcare over us) is that once we are a child of God, we gain His favor.  He will protect us, watch over us, guard us from harm, and direct our path.  Perhaps He uses angels to help guide us, but...make no mistake that it is by the power of God alone that we are protected.  Not only are we protected by Him in this life, but we are also promised an eternal protection.  This eternal protection is in a place free from sin, free from fear, and free from the darkness of this evil world.  Praise God that "He shall give his angels charge over us" to keep and protect us always.  What a wonderful God we serve...that He would offer His protection over us always.  In this world, and in the next.  That's what I call true protection and love, and I'm so grateful that He died for me so that I can know that 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 the 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 sponsor for this challenge:
Taylored Expressions is our sponsor for this
new challenge!  How lucky are we?  This is
such a FUN company with wonderful stamps,
dies, wool felt, inks, and SO much more.  Take
a moment to stop by Taylored Expressions to
look around at all their AMAZING products!
See special SALE information above.
TWO lucky entrants will each win a $25
Gift Certificate to Taylored Expressions!

AND NOW.....Another Lucky WINNER!!!
Newton's Nook Designs is one of the CUTEST
shops on the internet.  Please take time to
stop by Newton's Nook to look around at all
their wonderful stamps, dies and more.  One
lucky person has won a $20 credit to the
WONDERFUL Newton's Nook Designs.  We're
SO grateful for their support.  Thanks, Newton!
Lucky Winner of $20 Newton's Nook Prize

Top 3 Winners:
Entry#169 - Lisa Bzibziak

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen to claim prize
(per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Taylor from Taylored Expressions
Strips - Birthday stamp

Heather from Taylored Expressions
Using New Birthday Basics and a fun
ink blending technique using 
Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes

Our September Guest Designer, Lisa Jung

Maxine Diffey

Using Sponsor Product, Simply Stamped

Using Sponsor Product, In My Heart
(Retired) Set by Taylored Expressions

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Janis said...

Congratulations to the winner and top picks!!!
Thank you for the lovely inspiration. I esp love Natalie's beautiful card with the arty zinnia background.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

Thank you for the Word Art Scripture and DT inspiration!

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

Thank you for having me as your September guest designer.Its always a pleasure to join your challenges. God bless

Fikreta said...

wonderful challenge and inspirations from team!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The DT members are such a blessing!

CG said...

Thank you for the fun challenge & beautiful DT projects! Best, CG