Good morning, and another blessed Sunday to you! Today starts another fun challenge at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenges and our hostess this week is the very sweet and talented Traci Major.
The Scripture for this week is Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
The challenge is so fitting…. Build up your card: by adding layers, paper tole, paper piecing, stacking flowers...you name it!!
I was a Puppet Team Director for Jr. & Sr. Highers at church for a few years and I remember writing this verse out in big letters on poster board as a reminder to them not to tear each other down, but speak only encouraging words. That is quite a challenge with this particular age group, and since I had a set of brothers on my team, it was necessary. But this verse is applicable no matter what age group we are. Words spoken behind people’s backs or even being outright negative in a group can be so damaging to relationships and can put road blocks up for the Holy Spirit to lead and bless. In fact… wouldn’t it be great to have this verse displayed in our own homes as well. I’m sure Traci has a wonderful devotional to share on this verse so be sure to hop over and read!!
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I bought a folding table from Costco and have it set up all the time in my craft room. I bought 2 "natural daylight lamps" (can't remember where from though--online) which uses Full spectrum daylight "flourescent" bulbs. I had some photo drapes (white, blue, black) from a photo box I had tried and didn't like. Plus, the lamps broke shortly after I got em, so I use the white drape from that, taping the top to the wall and letting the bottom part drape over the table. I turn OFF my overhead room light and just turn on my lamps.
My card in this photo looks very washed out, but I assure you, that's just because I'm so far back. I use a Canon Power Shot A590IS camera and I always put the setting on "close up" (the flower icon). I also use the FREE photo editing program which Blogger uses to store our photos when we upload to our blogs, Picasa. The “auto fix” feature works wonders!!