Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Anything Goes - Weeks #418-#419

Hello, and welcome by!  It's always nice to have you visit and play along with us.  We have another fun challenge ready for you, another awesome sponsor with absolutely ADORABLE products, another lucky winner, and much more.  We hope that you're enjoying your December as we all prepare for Christmas and the New Year.  Life often gets very busy at this time of year, and we hope that you will take time this December to read the Christmas story with your family; just to remind us all once again of what this season is really is all about.....the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

Our word art is from 1 Samuel 12:24 where we read, "Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you".  We are told to fear the Lord and serve Him with all our heart.  Wow, I sure don't think that's much to ask of us.  To fear the Lord simply means to respect Who He Is!!  He is Jehovah God, Jesus Christ is God in human flesh, and He is truly the Savior of the WORLD and our only way to Heaven.  It should be NOTHING for us, as the sinful humans we are, to simply fear (respect) Him.  The verse goes on to say....."for consider how GREAT THINGS He's done for you".  If you don't know what those "great things" are that He has done for you, I've got GREAT NEWS.   He died for our sins to pay the price for our sinful condition.  And because He alone is God, the perfect, sinless, Almighty, Omnipotent, Son of God, Lord of Lords and King of Kings and sacrifice; He is the ONLY One and the ONLY Way we can receive the redemption we need to get to Heaven.  By calling on Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, we can be forgiven of our sins, and we can choose to "fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all our heart" and we can KNOW our eternal security AND enjoy the blessed life that comes through the peace He alone gives us as we live for Him and honor Him with our lives.  Life is often difficult, and we all have someone who loves like no one else ever could.  That someone is God, our Creator.  Why not trust Him today and "consider how great things He hath done for you" and for us all.  What a beautiful gift of love He has given 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, 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's this week's scripture/word art file.

Check out our DARLING sponsor for this challenge:

Pretty Little Studio is an ADORABLE shop filled
with loads of sweet, whimsical patterned
papers, flair buttons, stickers, clear stamps,
pocket cards, vintage ephemera and
SO much more.  Take time to stop by
to do some browsing and shopping at
Pretty Little Studio  - You will LOVE their
products, and you'll find loads of inspiration.
One lucky person will win a very generous
$50 Gift Certificate to spend at the



Stix 2 Anything is an AWESOME ADHESIVES
Company.  Located in the UK, they carry
every adhesive imaginable in addition to
Glitters, Paints, Packaging/Bags, and SO
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Take a minute to check out this amazing
store - Stix 2 Anything.  The lucky winner
of the FABULOUS Adhesives Package is
Entry #149 - Bonnie Garby

 Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry # - 105 - Ishani
Entry #150 - Cardogram
Entry #169 - Red Obsessions

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!

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Click here to enter


Cynthia said...

Congrats to all of the winners! Thank you so much for the Scripture and DT inspiration.

Gail said...

Happy Dance to Bonnie - Yeah and all the top picks too - Thanks for the devotional and scripture - Merry Christmas to all - and Whoot Whoot is right on that prize for this challenge what a blessing! Have a fab day!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Belles créations de la DT.
Merci pour ce dernier défi de l'année.
Bonnes fêtes à toutes et tous.

Beautiful creations of DT.
Thank you for this last challenge of the year.
Happy holidays to all.

Fikreta said...

very beautiful cards !
congrats to all!
🎅🎄 Happy Holidays! ⛄❄

Janis said...

Congratulations to the winners!
Fabulous inspiration from the team using the lovely scripture. I really love how Maxine included the torn perforations on her mixed media background for extra texture. Fab idea and would work great for a masculine card!!
Thank you for another year of challenges and all the time and effort that goes into them. Thanks also for the wonderful generosity from all the sponsors.
<3 J

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