Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Challenge #97 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to another fun challenge.  It's such a blessing having you all share your wonderful creations with us, and we look forward to seeing the wonderful projects you will link up this week.  Please remember that while we are an "Anything Goes" challenge, we do not promote having any dark images shared in our challenges.  With Halloween approaching, some of you are creating cards and projects that aren't quite appropriate for our challenges.  We realize that it's all in good fun, but rules are rules.  Please be very careful when deciding which projects to link up with us.  We don't want to have to delete any of your entries.

Our word art/scripture for this week is Colossians 4:6, and it tells us that our speech should be filled with God's grace every time we speak.  In early times, there were no refrigerators.  Salt was used as a preservative to slow down the spoiling process.  So, when this verse tells us to "season our speech with salt", it means that we should slow down our tongue (as salt slows down spoilage).  When we take the time to THINK about what we are saying before we say it, then our words are far less likely to be offensive.  When others speak to us, they will be able to see God is us through our words.  There is a saying that goes like this....."Use your time and your words carefully as neither can ever be taken back."  Take the time this week (especially when angry or upset) to let God "season your words", and choose them carefully.  We can hurt others by speaking too quickly,  and we can ruin our Christian witness.  Let's work on "seasoning our words with salt" and properly representing Jesus Christ to a lost world.

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. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5 each week). The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word 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".  They have been recently revised, and we ask that you check them out if you aren't familiar with our challenge guidelines.  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.

Here is this week's free scripture/word art.  It's not
misspelled - it's King James Version.
This week's TWO AMAZING sponsors are:
Nice Crane Designs has wonderful
vintage and unique digital images.
AND
Digi Darla Designs has such sweet & adorable
images from most every category imaginable
Click here to Shop Digi Darla's
 
Here are our lucky winners from Challenge #96
The AMAZING Verve Stamps has given a
$20 gift certificate to Entry #78 - An'Jenic
AND
three digis of the winner's choice!
That prize goes to Lucky Entry #139- KT Fit Kitty
 
Special thanks to ALL our incredible sponsors!
How blessed we are - PRAISE GOD!!!
And now...here's a bit of inspiration from our Design Team
 
Tammy Hobbs, Our September Guest Designer
Carole Robb Bisson
 

9 comments:

Fit Kitty said...

Yay! I see that I won the Jellypark prize! Fantastic - thank you!!! I will be emailing you shortly. Congrats to the other winner!

Thanks for another wonderful scripture - I can really relate to this - maybe a little too much LOL.

Thank you too for another great challenge!

Very grateful,
KT Fit Kitty

Angel 007 said...

Wunderschöne Karten zeigt ihr lieben vom DT uns wieder.
Vielen Dank für diese Herausforderung.

♥Gruße Carmen

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

What an inspirational collection of cards by the DT members. Blessings!

Deedee Anderson said...

Thank you for another week of your amazing inspiration, ladies! It is always so fun to see the different styles of projects you come up with starting with one simple verse. :-)

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is so awesome. I'm happy to be the winner for Verve Stamps. EXCITED!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! The DT did an awesoem job with this week challenge. Lots of inspriation.

TFS AJ-

Rea said...

Lovely creations by the Design Team, thanks for the chance to play along.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Precious, wonderful DT work and wow! what blessing this site is, Shaz in Oz,x

Jennifer said...

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Karen Letchworth, for the very thoughtfull comment on my blog and I just entered the challenge, im number 157. Your comment made my day,

sparkling stamper said...

Thanks for sharing the information about salt. Slowing down one's tongue is always good advice. I didn't know the relationship before reading your post.