Welcome back by, everyone. We're so glad you're here to join us for our awesome challenge. We have a great time waiting for you all with a brief devotional to encourage you, a beautiful piece of scripture word art, another awesome sponsor, another lucky winner, some great inspiration to get you going, and of course our challenge gallery where we look forward to seeing your amazing creations. We can't express how very grateful we are to have you join us.
Our word art/scripture is Psalm 78:4 which says, "We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come, the praises of the Lord, and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done". There are many people who are proud of their heritage, and there's nothing wrong with that. We enjoy teaching our children and grandchildren who we are, where our ancestors came from and stories from our past. We may also enjoy showing (or giving) our children/grandchildren heirlooms that have been in our family for a long time (i.e. a piece of jewelry, photos, rare items, etc.) to impress upon them the importance of those items or memories. I have a beautiful diamond dinner ring that my grandmother gave me when I was little and I own many of the antiques that passed through my family over the years. I've also heard the stories of when my Great Grandparents came to America from Norway and settled in Northern Minnesota. These are all important pieces of who I am. However, there is ONE gift, one heirloom, one precious thing that has been handed down in our family from generation to generation and that is the TRUTH in the knowledge of what God did for us when He "became flesh and dwelt among us" and how He gave His life for us so that we can have eternal life with Him in Heaven. This ONE gift of truth is the most important thing you will ever be offered. Sharing this gift of truth with your children and grandchildren is the single most important thing you can possibly leave them. God has done great things for us. Share it with the future generations in your life and BLESS them with the eternal gift of God's love.
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 or to win in our challenges. We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly. 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 an encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "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 not. We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules. Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The one and only Taylored Expressions is our
sponsor for this challenge. We're super excited to
have them with us. They carry adorable high-quality
stamps, dies, stencils, paper, markers and many other
products to help you expand your creativity. They
also have lots of great inspiration on the TE Blog.
One lucky person will WIN a generous $30 gift card
to spend at Taylored Expressions. How FUN is that?
AND NOW.........Another LUCKY Winner:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps was our sponsor for the
last challenge. That means one lucky person has now
WON a generous $25 gift card from our friends at
Stamp Simply. This FUN store carries stamps and dies
for every occasion including scripture stamps and just
about every category you can imagine. They also carry
many of your favorite other brands, embellishments
like ribbons, laces, stencils, embossing plates and so
much more. There's also lots of great inspiration on
the Stamp Simply Blog to give you lots of great ideas
and where you'll find information about special sales
and promotions. Thanks, Stamp Simply. The lucky
winner of this awesome prize goes to our friend
Entry #71 - Pammie Tiedtke
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #70 - Deepti
Entry #73 - Aimeslee
Entry #87 - Yvonne
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: