Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Challenge #292- #293 - Anything Goes

Welcome!  It's time for another fun challenge, and we're so glad you've joined us.  We have lots of fun planned with our FABULOUS sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, a beautiful scripture file, lots of great inspiration, and three lucky winners.  Let's get right to it and take a look at the brief devotional that DT Member, Ginny Maxam, has prepared for us.  Please note that I have posted (my version) a colored version of the word art.  I did this because, quite honestly, I forgot to save the original black version.  If you prefer the all black version, please let me know and I'll be glad to email it to you.   OK, now....here's Ginny!

Hi, this is Ginny here. I’m a member of the Design Team; and for this challenge, I am privileged to write the Word Art Wednesday devotion.  This week’s beautiful scripture (Isaiah 43:25) is one of those verses that becomes even more precious as time passes.  I have been a Christian for most of my life, and understanding this verse and the power of the forgiveness of sin is a beautiful demonstration of God's grace in my life that becomes more precious every day.  This verse guarantees that the Lord, Jesus Christ, will erase the history of our sin for all eternity; and in doing that, He also creates a beautiful life for us here on earth.  If you have never read this verse and are unfamiliar with the process of redemption through God that is available to you and your loved ones, may I suggest you pick up a Bible and start reading?  Start with the Gospel of John and discover who Jesus is, and ask Him to help you understand the beautiful plan he has for your life.  While we tend to dwell on past sins, God promises that once we've confessed our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us.  He doesn't hold an account of wrongs.  Praise God, we're forgiven (and our sin is forgotten).  What a wonderful example of how we should be.....forgiving and willing to let it all go.  Today is a great day to start clean.  Confess, be forgiven, and let it go.  Don’t wait, there is never a promise of tomorrow!


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. 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 our 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 is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.

Our AWESOME Sponsor For This Challenge:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want
for scrapbooking, card-making, and SO much more.
One very lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One VERY lucky randomly-selected person will
win a $25 Gift Certificate from our friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!


AND NOW.....
Our THREE Lucky Winners:
Bossy Joscie Crafty Goods is a wonderful
store that carries adorable flair, stamps,
personalized stamps, and SO much more.
One lucky person has won a $25 Gift Card
to this WONDERFUL shop!
Entry #335 - Ann Greenspan
AND
For our friends playing along in the UK,
we have our friends at Dies to Die For
offering a 15 pound Gift Card to
this lucky winner.  Check out ALL
the wonderful die-cuts available at
Dies To Die For
Entry #156 - Kleri
AND
Imagine That! is our Digital Sponsor
for this challenge.  One lucky person
has won their choice of some sweet
new digital images from our friends at
Imagine That Digital Stamps.

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #9 - Dottie S.
Entry #212 - BeeBeeBabs
Entry #190 - Marsha D.


Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email us per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's some inspiration to get you started:



9 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work as always DT - Congrats winners and thank you for picking my card as one of the Tops!!!

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Janeen said...

i needed that verse today. so much has come up in my life about forgiveness. Thank you for posting it. The DT has fantastic cards once again.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful inspiration! Congrats to the winners and thank you for another wonderful challenge!
Sherrie k

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge and the DT work. [Bunny]

Migdalia said...

Thank you for a wonderful challenge. Beautiful DT inspiration.

Janis said...

Such lovely work by everyone. Thank you for all the work that goes into your wonderful challenges.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Janis said...

Lovely work by everyone!!! Thank you for another fun and inspiring challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Jen Young said...

It's been a while since I've played!! Happy to be back again!!! Love all the samples n' love the freebie!! Thank You so much!!!

Blessings,
Jen