Sunday, May 20, 2012

Oh be careful little mouth what you say...

This is the scripture that my Sister in Christ, Traci choose for our contemplation this week: 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."

 Last Sunday, my pastor's mother got up and spoke. She was telling stories about being a mom. What made me laugh was when she said that her daughter, JUST LOVED TO TALK and still does. I don't know a lot of people that would describe me as a talker. I am a little on the shy side. So when I am in a big group, I am quiet and I don't say much. But if I am in a familiar  and small enough group I have a lot to say. One of the things that I liked right away when I joined Splitcoast Stampers was the commenting, and now I get to comment on blogs. An encouraging, uplifting comment can mean so much. The saying that my mom always said when I was growing up was "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." I wish more mothers would say that to their kids. I hear such mean things said at the middle school and high school. Sometimes these things are "SAID" on facebook. What a much nicer world it would be if we made the effort to use our words to encourage and help others rather than tear them down. Thanks Traci for that wonderful reminder.

Traci's challenge this week is: Build up your card: by adding layers, paper tole, paper piecing, stacking name it!!

 Tami Mayberry is our sponsor this week.

For my layered card, I had six layers before I started adding my layered coffee filter flowers. I made the little yellow flowers out of coffee filters too. I wrapped wire with floral tape and glued the flowers to the tape and added a bead for the centers. This card was one that took me a long time to make. I am giving it to a friend who lost her husband to cancer yesterday. His visitation and funeral are this week. I never know what to SAY at funerals. Maybe this card can speak for me.


I got to hear this song live when I went to hear JJ Heller in concert in April. 
The thought that all things well be made new in heaven is such a comforting thought.
My friend's husband who fought cancer for so long that his body gave out, will
have that new body that will not ever feel pain again. "Hallelujah, alll will be made new!" 
I just love to listen to this song over and over. I hope it blesses you as much as it does me.

Check out what my Stampin' Sisters have created for your inspiration:


  1. Your creativity is fab but you have such a way with words Marilynn... I love to visit you blog each week and check out what you have written.

    Please consider sharing this with the Scripture Sunday Link Up (over on Each Card Tells a Story). It runs Sunday - Saturday. I believe it will be a real blessing to others and I would be blessed too by having you stop by!

    Wendy @ ECTaS

  2. Your card is just stunning! the flowers and butterfly look so real.
    My grandmother told us the same thing.

  3. Gorgeous card Marilynn! NancyD

  4. Kids can definitely be so mean, and I am shocked by what I see on some people's FB pages! Don't they realize that even if they delete it, it NEVER goes away? It's always out there. In fact, my hubby says that many employers now look up their applicant's on FB to see what they're like. THey can tell a lot from their FB wall.

    Anyways, your card turned out so GORGEOUS!! I love all your handmade flowers and I know how much time it took to make that work of heART! Hope you have a blessed week. Hugs, Kris

  5. MariLynn...this sweet card just brings tears to my eyes. You can tell it is so lovingly and thoughtfully created and I know it will bless your friends heart...even in the midst of her grieve. With a card so beautiful, no words are needed. What a powerful ministry, what an amazing creation. You bless me! Have a wonderful week, sister.

  6. Absolutely Gorgeous card. I love all the beautiful flowers.

  7. Your special sympathy card is SO beautiful, Marilynn! I'm sure your friend will treasure it. Your handmade flowers are lovely...the whole card speaks of your love. And, yes, that song is very encouraging that all things will be made new...Hallelujah!
    Praying for a blessed week for you and your friend.

  8. Beautiful. This card is just so pretty with all the flowers and butterflies and perfect verse. Wow. Stunning!

  9. MariLynn, I pray your heart has been lightened this week as you made your card. Sometimes when I am creating a card for someone, I sense a lifting as I pray for the person it is for...I am sure this beautiful creation will minister God's grace and comfort where words are unable. This is a gorgeous creation!! Have a blessed week!

  10. So beautiful MariLynn - you card is filled with beauty! I was brought up the same way and it makes me sad to hear the things that people say to one another - the power of life and death is in the tongue! God bless you Sistah! {{{hugs}}}

  11. Oh Wow -- this card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! So many beautiful details in it!

  12. Very beautiful card! I love all the butterflies and flowers! Great use of the doily, too! Beautiful!