Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Anything Goes Weeks #523-524 Christmas Blog Hop

WELCOME to our final challenge of the year AND our annual Christmas Blog Hop.  We're so glad you've chosen to join us.  We have another awesome sponsor, Sunny Studio Stamps, as well as a six-stop Blog Hop where you can comment to win six additional AWESOME prizes as you hop along.  Just use the Blog Hop list below to visit the blogs of our DT Members and leave a comment on each blog.  That way, you'll be entered to win the extra prizes being offered on each blog.  As always, of course, there's also a (grand) prize that will go to one randomly selected participant in our regular challenge.

Our scripture of focus for this challenge is Ecc. 11:5 which says, "As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child, even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all".  Over the years, wise men (and women) including doctors, physicists, archeologists, meteorologists, scientists, explorers, and people from all over the world in every field of study have thoroughly examined each subject imaginable.  They've learned SO much about so many things that were once a mystery to mankind.  However, there is NOBODY who can explain the way of the spirit (God's ways).  Nor has anyone ever figured out (and never will figure out) just how the bones grow in the womb of a pregnant woman, nor have they (or will they ever) figure out the mighty works of God - the maker and creator of everything.  The reason why people can't figure out these things is simply that we are not meant to understand the things of God because His ways are higher and purer and greater than ours, and the human mind isn't capable of comprehending the amazing greatness of His wisdom.  You see....God knows EVERYTHING.  He sees the bigger (entire) picture of the past, the present, and the things to come (both tomorrow and years from now) in ways we couldn't possibly comprehend.  Because God alone is all-knowing and has the ultimate outcomes already determined; He alone makes all things happen.  And that's quite alright.  Just knowing that there is an all-knowing loving God who has EVERYTHING under control should comfort us greatly.  The next time you're stressed, just remember that we aren't meant to understand it all.  But God has it ALL figured out.  Trust in that truth; and find strength in the fact that God loves you, wants His very best for your life, and has it ALL under control - even when you don't quite understand it.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; 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). Let's just keep it family friendly and appropriate for everyone.  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 WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
Sunny Studio Stamps is our AMAZING Sponsor
for this challenge.  YES!  This fun store is full of
high-quality clear stamps in the most darling
variety of images and sentiments, etc.  You will
LOVE this FUN store.  Check out all their cool
Paper Products and of course wonderful
Stamps and Die-Cuts among other things.
One very lucky person will win a very generous
$25 credit to spend at the wonderful.....


AND NOW...... TWO More Lucky Winners:
Crafty Individuals is an AWESOME Scrapbook
and Stamping Supply Store.  Located in the UK,
Crafty Individuals carries their own FABULOUS
line of awesome stamps as well as other brands and
essential stamping essentials.  You're sure to find
something great at Crafty Individuals.  All CI
stamps are high-quality, and they have some of
the most original, cool designs in their line.
One lucky person has won a 25£ prize to spend
on the Crafty Individuals line of stamps.
These stamps are SO unique and original.
THANKS to our friends at Crafty Individuals.
The lucky winner of this fabulous prize is

AND
The one and only DRS Designs was a sponsor
of our last challenge.  They carry high-quality
AWESOME rubber stamps.  We hope you will
stop by DRS Stamps and take a look around.
One lucky person has now won a $20 Gift
Voucher to spend at DRS Stamps.

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:

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.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started:

Our December Guest Designer, Allisa Steinlicht



Here's the Blog Hop List
Leave a comment on each blog below
to be entered to win one of the awesome
prizes along the way.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

21 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

What gorgeous designs by all the DTs! Thank you for this amazing challenge and all the inspiration! Merry Christmas to ALL!

Lilian said...

Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration! Merry Christmas to all!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely scripture and a great blog hop! Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!

Cynthia said...

Lovely DT inspiration. Thank you for the Word Art Scripture.

Craftyhairlady said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as top 3., I m very honored.

Craftyhairlady said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as top 3., I m very honored.

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Félicitations à la DT pour ses superbes créations.
C’est toujours un plaisir de tenter sa chance dans ce beau challenge.
Joyeux Noël & Bonne Année sans Covid
MaryannG
Congratulations to DT for their superb creations.
It's always a pleasure to try your luck in this great challenge.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year without Covid.
MaryannG

Lori Podolsky said...

How honoured I am to be among the Top 3 winners. Thank you so much for selecting my card. Congratulations to the other winners. May you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Hugs xx

Donna said...

Thanks for the always fun challenge and inspiration! Merry Christmas!

mamawcindy said...

Wonderful creations by the Design Team. Thanks for your challenge. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas to all the DT. Thank you for your inspiration all year long.

TracyB said...

I am so grateful to have found this blog. I am looking forward to participating in upcoming challenges. May your Christmas be blessed and a creative New Year ahead for all.

Heather said...

Another wonderful year full of beautiful Scripture verses and fabulous challenges! Thanks for always being inspiring!

Valerija said...

Wonderful creations by the Design Team. Thanks for the inspiration and for your challenges.
Amazing blog hop too.
Valerija xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for another challenge, gorgeous inspiration, beautiful scripture art, and devotionals. I just finished your inspirational blog hop and was happy to get a close-up look at everyone's cards. I realize I am not eligible to win your giveaways since I live in Canada but I want to support you in any case. There is so much wickedness in the world today and we are seeing it more and more as Satan and his demons try to turn people away from Jesus - it is nice to come here to spend time with like-minded crafters and enjoy the word of God - thank you! Blessings to you all!

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks for all the free Scripture printables and the fun challenges you post all year long. Hoping you have a blessed year in 2022.

Becca Yahrling said...

Just beautiful! Love everyone's pretty cards and what a great hop! Allisa and Maxine's cards are both so elegant and have used the scripture beautifully.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh lovely, thanks for picking my card for my mum as one of your Top 3! Hope you all had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Christy Designs said...

Thank You for the wonderful Blog hop with beautiful DT creations

D.L. Walls said...

Wonderful Inspiration from the team! Thanks for a wonderful year of challenges and uplifting scripture! Happy New Year to All.

Jackie C said...

Thank you so much x