Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mojo Monday 453 - The Sweet Life

I wanted to combine the Mojo Monday sketch with the Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge to use 2 of something. I wanted to cut out two strawberries because I thought about a sweet incident that happened years ago in June. We were in the ministry and moving to a new home in the sandhills of Nebraska. Our moving truck pulled up to the parsonage some time after 7:00 in the evening. There were many of the church families waiting to unload our truck. The ladies even unpacked our kitchen boxes and put everything away. In a very short time we were done.

Then they brought out homemade ice cream and strawberries!  They told me the strawberries were from our garden, planted by the previous minister. That strawberry patch was filled with everbearing strawberry plants that kept producing some even later that summer.

Is it any wonder that we enjoyed our time serving the folks of that church! This sweet memory inspired the choice of my sentiment from the old CTMH July 2013 stamp of the month set, Sweet Life.

I used this Mojo Monday sketch with grosgrain and satin ribbons for the diagonal strips. I cut the Cricut strawberries (Paisley cartridge)and the scalloped rectangle (don't remember the cartridge).
I added some silver sequins and the satin ribbon for the Simon Says Stamp challenge to add some shimmer. (I'm always trying to use up my old B&T paper. This is Seafoam, I think.)

I'm also sharing this card with Word Art Wednesday Challenge #236-237. Their scripture word art and devotions always inspire me. May we be like those everbearing strawberries by serving the Lord and blessing others all throughout our lives!

"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45"


Natalie said...

Very cute or should I say berry cute card! Love the sentiment, too! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Word Art Wednesday!

Lin said...

Love this luscious card - and the sequins add a lovely shimmer! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Caroline said...

Ohhh, this is definitely a sweet card. I love those twin strawberries and the way you used the sketch. Nice embossing, too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Gail said...

Howdy! A sweet card! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge - where you can upload 5 pieces each week - a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance - it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge - may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message "The Lord is Good - All of the Time" Blessings, Gail WAW DT

moknowsall said...

Sweet card and story. Thanks for joining the bbtb2 challenge

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO sweet, Vickie. In more ways than's lovely AND it has me craving some strawberries, too. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. I'm so grateful to have you play along, and I hope that you will join us again real soon.
Have a blessed week, and God bless you!
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday - I'd love to have you stop by and say hello sometime.