Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Challenge #174 - ANYTHING GOES

It's time for another SUPER FUN challenge, and we're SO glad that you've stopped by to join us again this week.  We have two AMAZING sponsors who are offering FABULOUS prizes again this week.  Some of our Design Team Members have used sponsor stamps on their projects this week from our sponsor, Taylored ExpressionsTaylored Expressions is a new sponsor to us this year, and we really hope you will stop by to check out their shop!  We are so grateful for all our wonderful sponsors.

Our scripture this week is Hebrews 13:5. "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee".  Let's break down this scripture one part at a time.  First, we hear "let your conversation be without covetousness".  The word covetousness is defined as idolatry, or being greedy.  We are warned that our words should never be those of greed or showing discontent with our lives.  The next part says "be content with such things as ye have", and we know that this simply means we shouldn't be constantly wanting more.  We are SO blessed, and we should always show God how grateful we are for all that we have.  Don't waste time wishing for the things you DON'T have; but rather, praise Him for all that you DO have.  If you are faithful and grateful with what you have, only then will He entrust you with more.  Finally, the last part of this verse gives us the best news of all....God tells us that He will NEVER leave us or forsake us.  That means that we will NEVER be alone, and that He will NEVER abandon us or give us up to another.  Our lives may be difficult, but our end is promised. We have a responsibility to live our lives honorably, and according to His precious Word, until then.  This is how we receive favor, and how we will be blessed with more.  It's SO important to be live according to His word, to be good stewards of what we have, and to show content and gratefulness for what we have.  And what a tremendous blessing to know that He will ALWAYS be there for us despite our sinfulness.

As always, you are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share 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 each week. 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 these guidelines.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's scripture/word art file.
We hope it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
Taylored Expressions is a new sponsor this year.
They carry the sweetest stamps, dies and other
embellishments.  Please stop by to check out
ALL their wonderful products.
AND
Bugaboo Stamps is our digital sponsor.
They carry oodles and oodles of the cutest
digital images ever.  You can click here to
browse and shop Bugaboo Stamps.  One
lucky person will win 3 images of choice.
 
AND NOW.......Our Lucky Winners:
The adorable Shoppe 3130 is offering one person a
mixed media set that includes an assorted wool felt die kit,
a ric-rac trim set, and adorable fabric pieces.
That lucky person who has won the prize from
Shoppe 3130 is Entry #95 - Lisa Bedigian
AND
The Cutting Café is the sweetest digi shop with
all kinds of unique SVG cutting files, digital stamps,
and so much more.  The lucky winner of our prize
from Cutting Café is
Entry #213 - AngelicBadGirl

WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.
May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started
Using a stamp for our sponsor, Taylored Expressions
 Using Sponsor Image from Bugaboo Stamps
Using Sponsor, Taylored Expressions
A La Carte Stamp, Shooting Stars
Using Sponsor, Taylored Expressions
A La Carte Stamp, Cherish Every Moment
to create her lovely background pattern.
Using A La Carte Library Stamp
from Sponsor, Taylored Expressions

8 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Ladies what a beautiful verse the LORD has given us this week..

... and interesting how it shows how contentment brings the assurance that He will NEVER leave nor forsake us!!

What riches indeed are these!!!


Thanks so much for this blessing each week too of this challenge and the great work by the DT...
... I love it!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I needed to hear that Bible verse this morning, thank you! I love all the inspirational pieces by the DT members. Blessings!

Bunny said...

Very nice creations by the DT. What a great Bible verse. Thank you for the challenge.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This post blessed my heart! What a joy to know that God is always there for us.

Beautiful creations from our WAW DT! <3 Thanks for the inspiration and for the encouragement!

HUGS to you all!
Heather

Susan Kennedy said...

Always such beautiful creations from the DT! I Love them all!!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and fabulous DT inspiration!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge and another bible verse. Lovely cards by the design team.

Creative M said...

Lovely Creations!
Have a wonderful day,
Millie
Crafting With Creative M