Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Anything Goes - Annual BLOG HOP

Welcome by, everyone, and thanks for stopping by to join us for another awesome challenge AND our Annual Christmas Blog Hop.  We have two AWESOME sponsors (three sponsor prizes) as well as goodies to be won at each stop along the way through our BLOG HOP.  To be entered to win the sponsor prizes, just ink up your cards and projects in our gallery as always.  To be entered to win the prizes available on each blog, simply stop by that blog and leave a comment.  That will enter you into a random drawing for the prize shown on each blog.  Here's the Blog Hop line-up:

Our word art scripture is 1 Chronicles 16:11 and it says, "Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face continually".  I don't know about you, but I sure do struggle some days.  Life (and more specifically, the enemy Satan) likes to throw "darts" at us, bring turmoil our way, or place trouble/obstacles in our way as we go about living our lives.  This can get stressful and cause us to worry, complain, and even experience unnecessary fear.  This verse simply reminds us to seek the Lord and His strength and to seek His face all the time.  By seeking (looking for, learning about, spending time with) God; we are SO much better equipped to handle those "darts" that come our way.  The closer we draw to God, the closer He draws to us.  This helps us to face life's troubles with clarity, confidence and allows us to live our lives with confidence, hope and surety that God is always in control.  As long as we remember to "seek Him, His strength, and His face continually", He will always give us the peace, the confidence, and the strength we need to conquer life's troubles.  Seek the Lord and His strength and seek His face continually and you will never regret it.  God wants to show you His goodness and His love, and He's asking each of us to seek Him, to know Him, and to live the BLESSED life He has for each of us.

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 sponsors for this challenge:
Hurray!!  It's Unity Stamps sponsoring this
challenge with TWO (2) $25 Gift Certificates
to spend at their AWESOME store.  That means
TWO people who link up their art in our gallery
will each win a $25 credit to spend on all the
AMAZING stamps, dies, papers, stencils, inks,
adhesives and SO much more.  Be sure to check
out Unity Stamps and all their brilliant social
media inspiration.  Thank you to our friends
over at Unity Stamps for the generous support.

Stix 2 Anything is sponsoring our challenge
by offering an AMAZING Adhesives Package
to one lucky participant.  Located in the UK,
Stix 2 Anything is your one-stop shop for all
Adhesives, Glues, Craft Tools, Ribbon, 
items.  Be sure to check out ALL the amazing
products available at Stix 2 Anything.

AND NOW.......Yet Another LUCKY WINNER:

For our last challenge, Karen offered up a FUN
package FILLED with goodies from our friends
at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  One lucky person
selected by random draw has WON a lovely
assortment of ribbons, flowers and FUN.
Be sure to check out Really Reasonable Ribbon
for all your ribbons, flowers and more.  The
lucky winner of this FAB prize is

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #90 - Bisse

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, Bev Jordan

Using stamps from our Sponsor, Unity Stamps

Using various stamp sets from
our sponsor, Unity Stamps
And also from Ginny Maxam

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Carrianne said...

I want to wish everyone a Blessed Christmas. Thank you for allowing me to join your challenges. They have been fun; keeping me on my crafting toes! You have all been an inspiration! I really love that you do a finale Blog much fun!

I made the Top 3 this round and I am very honored. Thank you!

Esther Asbury said...

Beautiful inspiration (as always!). Here's wishing all the WAW team a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Wendy said...

Lovely design team samples. Thanks for the blog hop! Merry Christmas to the design team members! See you in 2024!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful scripture and I LOVE all the DTs projects! Thank you for the all the inspiration all year! Your team is wonderfuL!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie said...

Lovely projects from the DT! Thanks for the opportunity to win some fun prizes on the hop! Sending Christmas blessings to everyone as we celebrate God’s great love in sending Jesus our Savior to earth that first Christmas so long ago. said...

Such beautiful treasures of cards and projects!! LOVE the inspiration and thrill of the hop!! Thank you for always putting out positivity with the verses and the vibe on WAW!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful projects to inspire us, and I look forward to checking out the hop! Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!

Becca Yahrling said...

What a great hop! Wishing everyone the merriest of Christmases filled with peace, love & joy!!

Heather said...

What a fun hop!! The DT made some incredible projects this time around! And I believe I am going to use the verse this week on a card for a lady at our church--thank you!!

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi KAren! What a fun blog hop this year! Some much inspiration!! Thank you for making this happen!
Ginny M.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous blog hop, with so many beautiful cards to feast on - I have been around the full hop

KT Fit Kitty said...

I just finished the blog hop, and I am feeling very inspired! Thank you for the new scripture word art - this text is very appropriate for the times, and I will be making a card with it soon, God willing. I seek Him daily in prayer and Bible reading. This month I am working my way through Luke, a chapter a day as an Advent to Christmas, and it has been extremely faith strenthening. Thank you for your blog hop, and I wish you and your team much joy and many blessings this Christmas!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thanks for the wonderful challenges and DT inspiration. I love having a place to share my creations. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Big hugs, Gloria

KathyA. said...

So much inspiration in the DTs cards... and I love the new scripture verse. Already got it downloaded and ready to use! Also, am thankful to be the random winner of the prize from RRR. I have enjoyed using their ribbons and flower embellishments in the past, and can't wait to see what Karen puts together for me to play with in the prize pack. (She never disappoints!) May your Christmas, and the coming year, be blessed with peace, joy... and His love!

Jackie C said...

Thank you so much, Seasons Greeting to all xx

Jennifrann said...

Love this week's verse and all the beautiful inspiration on the blog hop! Thank you for always inspiring me! Happy Christmas and New Year!

Bunny said...

Y'all, thank you for a christian based blog. It's a blessing and who knows how many lives you may have touched through the years. Y'all really are a blessing.

Thank you for the blog hop. It's been a joy to hop along.

I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas day. [Bunny]

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely inspirations! Thanks for the Blog Hop, I enjoyed hopping on all the DT blogs and leave some love about their fabulous works. Merry Christmas to everyone!

Christy Designs said...

Thank you for the nice bloghop with Lovely inspiration cards
Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!

KathyA. said...

Just finished my blog hopping... now am inspired to do some creatin'! Grabbing a coffee refill and heading to my craft room for a bit of craft therapy. Thanks for all the wonderful card samples, and prize packets. So fun! Kathy A at

Lynne in NI said...

Such beautiful cards from a very talented team! Happy Christmas to you all.

Valerija said...

Such an awesome hop. I really enyojed it.
Wonderful projects from the DT! Thanks for sharing.
Valerija xx