Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Challenge #144 - Anything Goes

Welcome, everyone!  We're SO glad you're here to play along with us.  We have another great challenge planned for you with two AMAZING sponsors, which means two GREAT prizes to be won. 

It's a busy time of year for everyone, and some of our DT Members need a break now and then.  We are so grateful to have Heather Dennis as our Guest Design Team Member for August, as well as former DT Member, Karen Conner, who is our August Fill-In Designer.  Please make them feel welcome.  We're so grateful to have them both with us this month.

What a lovely scripture we have for our word art file this week.  It is found in the beautiful Book of Psalm, from Chapter 147, and verse 4.  It calls for our praise, and tells of His greatness in creation.  The Bible tells us that God spoke the world into existence - the heavens, the earth, the stars, the waters.....He simply spoke, and.....so it was.  However, that doesn't mean God didn't put GREAT thought into everything He created.  This verse tells us that He knows the very number of stars.  Scientists tell us that stars die out over time; and yet, He knows the exact number of stars on any given day.  He even named each one, and their names matter to Him.  Yet, God didn't send His only Son to this earth to die as a sacrifice for the stars.  The stars DO matter to Him, and He really DID name them.  But God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ - God in human flesh, to give Himself as a sacrifice for US - the people of the earth.  If He knows each star's name, how much more important are we?  He knows the number of people, He knows each person's name, and He offered Himself as a sacrifice for EVERY person who has ever existed.  What an incredible thought.  Even babies who have died in birth, or before their birth - He knows each one by name and He loves them.  There are people who choose to deny Him, but NOTHING can change absolute truth.  What joy we find in each and every verse He has given us.  Isn't it EXCITING to learn that He knows each star by name?   It assures us that He puts even greater value on those He suffered and died for, and it's AWESOME to think that HE KNOWS YOUR NAME, and that you matter to Him!

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 art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to 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 (dark images, etc.).  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

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

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
Heart & Soul Rubber Stamps is offering
one lucky person their choice of either
2 mounted or 4 unmounted rubber stamps
from their AMAZING SHOP!
AND
Robyn's Fetish is offering another lucky winner
their choice of 3 (three) digis from their
FUN-FILLED digi shop.  Click here to
browse and shop Robyn's Fetish.
You can read more about this FABULOUS
sponsor on our "About Out Sponsors" Page

AND NOW......Here are Our WINNERS!
Lucky Entry #142 - Robin C. has won
a $25 gift certificate to
The Flying Unicorn Store
WOO HOO - you lucky girl, Robin!
AND
Craft Classes Online is offering a fun
on-line course (valued at $25) to
Lucky Entry #10 - Faye
Enjoy your class!

 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 From Our Design Team

18 comments:

Granmargaret said...

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

D- said...

Thank so much for sharing your beautiful artwork.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a marvelous Bible verse you've chosen to work with. The DT members projects are all spectacular. Blessings!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Thank you for allowing me to be a guest for the month of August and for the beautiful scripture that I was able to work with. All of the DT creations are fabulous!

I hope you have a very happy and blessed week.
Heather D.

Bunny said...

Great bible verse. Lovely creations from the DT. Thank you for the challenge.

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous DT Creations!! Love Heather's card! That sun is fantastic! Love all the papers! Gorgeous!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful verse from the precious word of God.. it reminds me of Dan 12:3 and they that turn many to righteousness shall shine as the stars forever and ever. May we truly do this.
Great work everyone. Shaz in Oz.x

Tina H said...

Beautiful projects ladies! Thank you for the inspiring verse and another fun challenge :)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Blessed new week to all
Tamara

Karen said...

Beautiful devotional and beautiful DT creations to celebrate the Truth. :o) I cannot tell you the joy it is to play along here each week. Your love of our dear Lord always sparkles through! Thank you for continually inspiring and another wonderful challenge. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Leanne said...

Gorgeous, love the DT inspiration...the projects on here are beautiful.

Paula Jennings said...

so happy to finally be creating with you again! I am entering a mini-book so only the cover is showing in my link. Hope you will visit the blog and get to see the rest! Although with the way that it flips it is hard to get the real effects online.

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Awesome DT projects! I love this week's verse! Thank you for another super fun & uplifting challenge!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

kbrandy4 said...

Fabulous DT creations, thanks for another fun challenge!
Hugs, Hazel xx

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous work ladies! Always beautiful inspiration each time I stop by.

Enchanting Stamping said...

Thank you for the challenge and a place to share our thoughts!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Stunning projects by the DT xxx

Lisa :) said...

I'm having blogger issues and I don't think the link I posted is actually correct. My card can be found here http://royalpumpkinart.blogspot.com/2014/08/tell-of-stars.html and I apologize for the wonky linkup entry!