Sunday, May 22, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 90 . . . tongues of silver

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's hostess is the amazingly talented Grace, who has selected this verse from Proverbs 10:20-21 "The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, the heart of the wicked is worth little. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding." Her challenge is to create a card or project that encourages and to use a touch of silver.

Our sponsor this week is My Favorite Things and one player this week will have a chance to be selected by that random number generator thingamabob and win a $25 gift certificate to MFT.

The tongue is such a powerful tool or weapon depending on how we use it. Funny Grace should choose this verse when in a sermon I was listening to this week, the pastor mentioned a favorite saying his mom used to use, "I am the master of my unspoken words and the slave to those that should have remained unspoken."

Reminds me of Proverbs 25:11, "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver."

It isn't any surprise the bible compares fitly spoken words to precious metals. Think back to someone in your life who spoke a positive word that either lifted you up, encouraged you or affects you in a positive way to this day. How valuable are those words? More precious than any amount of money you could gather, I would imagine.

I remember the pastor's wife at one of my former churches, she was tiny with bright eyes, always reminded me of a happy bird, like a sparrow. She never, and I mean never, greeted anyone without having an encouraging or uplifting word to say to that person. She passed away many years ago but I can still see her face, lifted up, looking at the person to whom she was speaking as if they were the only one standing in the sanctuary.

I think the key to this proverb is pretty simple. Watch the words that we allow to fall from our lips and when they do depart our mouths, make sure that our speech is uplifting for the recipient.

I know Grace will have something fabulous to say about this verse. You can read her words here on the home page and we hope that you can participate in our challenge this week.

I used the MFT sketch challenge for this week in my card with the late summer tones or colors. It felt like the image was painting the scene around her. And I enjoyed using lots of patterned papers with both of them. Thanks for looking and have a great week!


Lisa Jane said...

2 fab cards - what a super cute image
Lisa x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! Two fun and beautiful cards!! Love them both my friend. Must say the first is my fave though with the spring/summer colors.

I loved reading your words on todays scripture too! What a way to remember the pastor's wife...something we should all strive for. Have a great week!

Miesje said...

Two amazing cards! Love them both. Words do have amazing power - love the way you explained it too, leaving people with positive words. Have a wonderful week!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous. Wonderful design paper.
I just love to be around people who are encouraging.

Joanne (jojot) said...

These are both fabulous....LOVE the bright, bold colors of the firt AND the earthy, deep, rich colors of the second...fabbo layouts as well

Vicky said...

2 gorgeous cards hun...!

hugs Vicky xx

Grace said...

Hi Peggysue! Oh my goodness you really outdid yourself! These are both sooo adorable!!! I love the colors of the first one and that little bird is so cute! Love the sentiment! The warm tones of the second are fabby too! Love them both! I so loved reading what you wrote today... What a wonderful legacy to leave... encouraging words! A wonderful way to remember your pastor's wife!!!

Have a wonderful week! I am just getting home from the day with our DD and we weren't planning it but we brought the kids home with us as Christy has some things going on tomorrow so we'll have some fun here the next few days!


The Mama Monkey said...

LOVE the two-fer of awesomeness! I happen to have the BG pack you used for the bottom card...uncut. Sad, but true!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Peggysue, two absolutly stunning and ever so beautiful creations! Love your coloring and those fun embellishments...awesome! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

ashjoy said...

Such a hard lesson to learn.
Love your cards, that little mouse is just adorable!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them! I especially like the pattern papers and bright colors on the 1st one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts that is something I need to work on.

Dell said...

Both cards are just fabulous! Love this gal image with all her mojo!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - I am finally able to comment! These cards are adorable - I love the different touches you have given each of them! What a wonderful legacy you are leaving -your family are so blessed! {{{hugs}}}

Lovely Linda said...

OOOOPPPPSSS!!! LOL! I meant to type Peggysue!!! Sorry Sistah - the sooner I have this eye surgery the better - well, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it! LOL! {{{hugs}}}