Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Challenge #316 - #317 - Anything Goes

WELCOME BY!  It's our first challenge of 2018, and we're SUPER excited to have you with us.  We have so many AWESOME sponsors lined up for you this year, and I want to give a BIG shout-out to our super generous crafting community for all the support they give to blogs like ours by providing prizes and assistance.  I've posted all the sponsors for 2018 on a Page (here on the blog) called 2018 Sponsors, so you can see who is sponsoring which challenge this year.  We are SO blessed, and I really hope that you will play along with us every week.  By the way....I'm looking for Guest Designers for 2018; so if you're interested, please let me know.

Our word art file for this challenge is from a wonderful scripture (Deuteronomy 3:22), and it says "Ye shall not fear them:  for the Lord your God he shall fight for you".  Keep in mind that this was a troubling time, and Joshua had concerns about his safety and the safety of others as they faced large enemies (big people and large numbers of people) who could cause trouble in their lands.  These words were spoken to encourage him and remind him that when we place our faith in God, we have nothing to fear.  The same is true today.  We face enemies every day (as a country, and as individuals), but if we put our complete faith in Christ to protect us, He will always fight for us.  That doesn't mean that nothing bad will never happen in our lives; but it does mean that God promises to protect us and provide everything we need to get through life's trials.  Don't live in fear of the world; but rather, in FAITH that God will cover us.  We all know that life can be difficult at times, but God is ALWAYS what we need to get through this life with confidence...and to know that eternity with Him in paradise is certain when we place our faith in Him alone.

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.
Here are our TWO AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
Our friends at Paper Smooches are offering
one lucky person a $25 Gift Certificate to their
awesome store filled with the cutest stamps,
dies, and crafty goodies to help you create and
adorn your creations.  We hope you'll stop by to
check out EVERYTHING at this amazing store!

Wild Orchid Crafts (located in the UK) is offering
one lucky person a 15 pound prize.  This sweet
store is filled with the most GORGEOUS flowers,
leaves and accents to adorn your projects.  Be
sure to stop by Wild Orchid Crafts to look around!

AND NOW......Our Lucky Winners:
Frantic Stamper is an awesome company, and
they carry so many fabulous dies, stamps, and
supplies from your favorite companies.
They're offering one lucky winner this
lovely Frantic Stamper die-cut set called
Nativity Silhouette Die Set ($14.99 value).
It's Entry #17 - Elizabeth Hart
Imagine That! Digital Stamps is our digital
sponsor for this challenge.  Be sure to stop
by and check out all the adorable images
available at Imagine That! Images.
One lucky person has won their choice
of any three (3) sweet images!
That's Entry #67 - Coffin Cards

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #15 - Fikreta
Entry #29 - Elena
Entry #180- Ann Chuang

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:

Dottie used some pretty Spiral Stamens
Karen used some beautiful Flower Stamens on
her card as found at sponsor, Wild Orchid Crafts


Fikreta said...

congrats to winners ant tops!
Happy to be in top 3!
wonderful DT inspirations for new challenge!
happy new year!

Gail said...

Happy New Year - Happy Dance to the winners - thanks DT for the new challenge and your lovely work - blessings

Cynthia said...

Congrats to all of the winners! Thanks so much for the fabulous Scripture and DT inspiration.

Cindy C. said...

Happy New Year to all at Word Art Wednesday!!
Congrats to all winners!

Darlene said...

Happy New Year Ladies!!!

Migdalia said...

Happy New Years to Everyone!! Congrats to all the winners!!
Beautiful scripture and DT inspiration.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Jerrie said...

Great DT inspiration to start off 2018!!

stampingbowd said...

Beautiful scripture! Wonderful sample cards! Thanks so much for inspiring us!

Jen E said...

Hello, Thanks for hosting ^_^ and have a great weekend! =^_^= byeee