Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 69 . . .a way with words

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Our lovely and talented hostess this week is Patti who has selected this verse from Ephesians 4:29, "Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them."
Her challenge is to create a card or project that will compliment, encourage or cheer someone in need of uplifting. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, check the home page to see which set one randomly selected winner will receive!
Ouch! Excellent verse from Patti. Especially for someone as blunt as I am. No matter how many times I tell myself to watch my words, there are days when I slip, and more than once.
But what if we woke up each day with that resolve? What if we thought about our words before we said them, or typed them, or texted them?
I believe our conversations might actually cease for a while, that there would be a period of quiet. What does quiet afford us? Time for reflection--and the best sort of reflection is to ponder God's word and its application in our lives. Then after that reflection, how would the bible be 'reflected' in our words? Imagine instead of complaining, offering someone a compliment. Instead of ennui, putting forth the effort to encourage. Instead of gossiping, cheering someone on in their walk. How uplifting that would be!!
For my card, I did a variation of the sketch challenge from this week on splitcoast. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but I stamped the sentiment on a piece of patterned vellum, its sort of swirly. Thanks for looking and hope you can join along with us this week!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Peggysue!! I just love your blue and yellow combo, the snowflakes, and embossing. Stunning card.

Your words are so true and something to ponder on. TFS!
Have a great rest of the weekend my friend.

Grace said...

Hi Ps! Oh I love this swirly frame and the vellum is a beautiful touch! I love the color combo and happy feel! Thanks for sharing your thoughts today... so true!!!! Hope you have a wonderful week and can start to feel "home" at last!!!

Karen Lynn said...

Very pretty, Girlfriend! I like the text of the sentiment.

Becky said...

Good morning Peggysue;
This is lovely with the vellum and swirl frame.
wonderful thoughts on the devotion today, so true.
Have a great day

Aimes said...

Love your use of vellum and embossing on this, Peggysue! So very pretty!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

A beautiful card! The Nestie is so pretty behind the sentiment. Love that bible verse and it is so true too. Have a great week ahead!

Miesje said...

Great card Peggysue! I love it and also your words - they hit home to me too. Loved it.

Joanne (jojot) said...

great card....thoughtful words

Traci M said...

I have that set and love it, the fonts are so gorgeous...your card and words are a true testimony, one thing I always appreciate about you!!

Benzi said...

Your card is soooo pretty! I can see the swirls perfectly on the vellum. Beautiful frame, too. I think this verse has such a powerful message for all, especially me.

Cammie said...

Peggysue, the silver frame around the sentiment is lovely. And the swirls on the vellum are the perfect complement to the snowflakes. We may have a few more swirling snowflakes tonight. As always I love reading your thoughts in these posts. Thank you

Terri said...

Nice job. I especially like the colors and the embossing too. Hope you are enjoying your new home and things have settled down for you.

Angy said...

Very pretty peggysue! I love the blues and the silver embossing. Very nice.

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Peggysue - you always bring such truth and 'food for thought' to us with your inspiring SSIC posts! Love this card and the gorgeous embossed frame! Love it! Thansk for sharing Peggysue! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

This is beautiful. love the embossed frame.