Sunday, December 12, 2010

Trim the Tree: Ephesians 4:29

Right off the bat let me say that I goofed. I was supposed to make a card of encouragement - so let me see how I can make this work. Okay, ready? That cute little girl (an image from our sponsor this week, Simon Says Stamps) is wanting to trim the Christmas tree but there is no tree. (do I hear an ahhh) So she is holding the ornament waiting for encouragement. How am I doing? So our cute little girl is given permission to decorate the halls since there is no tree. So did I save face on this one? Yes, you are in the right place, the Sunday challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Today Patti is the challenge hostess and the scripture she chose is from the book of Ephesians 4:29.
Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Everything that I say should be nice and good. Not easy to do for most of us. But so very important especially this time of year. The kids are trying to be on their best behavior (Santa is coming) the parents are a little more stressed than usual and even those of us who are not raising children yet or anymore are a little more on edge. We make our lives busier with social engagements and shopping and a list of things that have to be done. Now is when we should be trying to be good and helpful - I tell the younger students at school "Use your nice words". Maybe we need that reminder too.

So the challenge this week is to create a card or project that will compliment, encourage, or cheer someone in need of uplifting. Like the little girl who needs a tree to decorate. :-)

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters to see what they have to share this week:

Grace Nywening: Th-INK-ing of You
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow
Patti J Gilliam: Cherish Each Precious Day
Peggysue Turner: Roses By My Window
Rebekka Reed: Diamond in the Rough
Randi Barret: A New Creation (On break)

Thanks for the visit.

Stamps:Simon Says Stamps -  Trim the Tree 
Paper: SU - Blue Bayou
Designer Paper: Graphic 45
Other: flowers that I colored with a marker, a couple of buttons and gold thread

Other Challenges:
Simon Says Stamps - Christmas card with no red or green
Card Patterns - sketch
Sassy Studio Designs - non traditional Christmas Colors
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card
Papertake Weekly - Christmas with no red or green


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Miesje! I just love your layout with the two pink flowers and the sweet image. Gorgeous nontraditional Christmas card. I hope you are getting some rest after your busy week my friend. Enjoy your Sunday!

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Oh I'm so glad to know I am not the only one who goofs sometimes!!! Your card is more than adorable and I love how you "fixed" it with your words! I do hope you are feeling better and have a chance to rest this weekend!!! Your card is over the top adorable!!!

Becky said...

Good morning Miesje;
I love this! This is adorable and love the pink flowers with the heart buttons, how cute..
See...this card sure encouraged me..:) Get some rest.

Patti J said...

I think you totally rocked this challenge! How much fun, reading your story this morning!!! lol...thanks for being such a sweetie. Your card is so adorable, how could it NOT be uplifting to someone??? You rock!

Sara said...

She is totally adorable! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

Peggysuez said...

I think you did pretty well working your way out of that tangle. And you are so right about using our 'nice' words. Why is that so much harder than just letting emotions fly off the tongue? Cute image and very nice card.

Benzi said...

Just a darling card and I think decking the halls will be just fine. I love that you tell your students to 'use their nice words'.
Very good lesson.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card it so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

NinaB said...

This is so adorable, Miesje. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - you are funny - I love your post today - you did beautifully! What an adorable image - I love that dear little face! Gorgeous work and encouraging words - love it! Thansk for sharing Miesje! {{{hugs}}}