Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Anything Goes - Weeks #479-#480

Hello there, everyone!  Welcome by again and thanks for joining us.  We're super excited that you're here, and we hope that you enjoy playing along with us.  It's always such a treat to see all the wonderful art that gets linked up and we appreciate each and every entry.  I still struggle with signing in at Splitcoast Stampers and Flikr to leave comments, but I do try my best to get around for commenting; and our entire Design Team LOVEs seeing your wonderful art and creativity shared with us here.  We wish the best of luck to ALL who enter, and we want you to know we consider you ALL winners and wish that we could send everyone a prize.  Thanks so much for playing along with us.  Please know that I do pray for you all.....every one who stops by here....I pray for you and appreciate you.  We're glad you're here.

The scripture for our word art is Psalm 29:2.  This may be a familiar verse to those of you who attend a church where worship and praise music is shared.  The verse was set to music in a song called "Come and Sing Praises", and it's beautiful.  Just listen to these words.  "Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name, worship the LORD in the beauty of his holiness".  If I can ask a question you ever just say (out loud) "PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS"?  If not, I highly suggest it.  We all know that God is holy and deserves our praise.  But, just like you and I enjoy (and sometimes need) to hear those words "good job", or "well done", "I appreciate you"; our precious Savior, Jesus Christ, also enjoys hearing us give praise to Him for ALL He has done, and continues to do, for us.  Next time something goes well (or, even if it doesn't) just say "PRAISE GOD".  Not only does this bring Him glory, but He enjoys hearing it and it's DUE to Him.  The second part of the verse says "worship the LORD in the beauty of His holiness", and this means having full awareness of WHO He is and realizing that He alone is holy and that He alone is God.  When we really get our hearts into a place where we are able to recognize God for Who He Is, and are able to worship Him in the "beauty of His holiness", we find a wonderful thing - a connection with Him.  It's such a blessing to have a Savior, our God, Jesus the Almighty Creator and author of everything at our 24/7 disposal.  Knowing that we have complete access to Him ALL the time is reason enough for us to give Him praise.  Don't take it for granted.  Getting into the habit of saying "PRAISE GOD" and giving Him the thanks and praise He deserves, and doing it often, is just another tool to use in helping you build your relationship with Him.   Just like any other friend, you need to say THANKS when someone does something nice for you.  God is ALWAYS "doing something nice" for us.  First, He suffered and died, rose again, and went to prepare a place (Heaven) for us, AND He is ALWAYS there for us when we need Him.  Give God the glory and praise that is due to His holy and precious name.  Worship Him in the beauty of His holiness by recognizing Him as the Almighty God and giving Him constant praise.  Not only does it make Him happy, but it will also bring you great joy.  PRAISE GOD.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The Project Bin is a lovely on-line store that
carries so many ADORABLE high-quality
stamp sets in a wide variety of designs as
well as steel dies to coordinate with the stamps.
You'll find SO many great products at this
wonderful store.  One lucky participant will
win a $15 credit to spend at The Project Bin.
HURRAY.  You'll see a few card samples
below that were made by a few of the talented
members of the Design Team at The Project Bin
using some of their lovely stamp sets and dies.

The Stamps of Life was our AWESOME
and FUN sponsor for the last challenge.
This lovely store is filled with the most
darling clear acrylic StampsDiesCard kits,
Embellishments, FeltInks, Card Classes,
 StoragePapers.  One lucky person has
won a $25 gift card from our friends at
The Stamps of Life.  How cool is that?
It's Luck Entry #99 - April W.

The Top 3 Honors Go To:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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 we pray for their success.
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

This sweet card from Lynn McAuley
....and using the same set is Barb Deicht's lovely card
Also from The Project Bin Design Team here's Jeanette
Using the darling Pumpkin Spice Stamp Set

And Now....From Our Design Team
Here's Our February Guest Designer, Esther Asbury

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Sandra H said...

So beautiful as always and creative card/project x

Rosmarie said...

Such wonderful inspirations from the team! Thank you Karen, for bringing your challenge to my attention and inviting me to participate. Rosi x

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci de nous offrir ce beau challenge et ces si belles interprétations de la DT.
Prenez soin de Vous.

Thank you for offering us this beautiful challenge and these beautiful interpretations of the DT.
Take care of yourself.

Janis said...

Congratulations to the winner and Top Picks!! Yay!
Beautiful inspiration from the team. I am totally in awe of Esther's card. LOVE those deep colors with the florals. GORGEOUS!
Thank you for another lovely challenge.
<3 J

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