Thursday, August 12, 2021

Be Encouraged

How do you encourage others?  Do you tell someone that they've done a good job, or that you appreciate what they have done?  Do you pay attention when someone is down and just needs someone to listen to them?

Or is that hard for you to do? 

In 1 Thessalonians 5:11 it says:

"Therefore encourage one another and 

build each other up..."

I think this is one of the many things we fail miserably at every day, from our children and family to friends and others we don't even know. What a better world we would have if we could all just take this one verse of scripture and apply it somewhere every day.

I recently received a beautiful painting of a hummingbird from a dear friend who is teaching herself to paint.  As I found this image to make a thank you card for her I ran across the sentiment from a very old (and discontinued) digital package from Graciellie Designs

What a perfect sentiment of encouragement for this card! 

Never be afraid to try new things.  Always have a dream for your future and always take the time to listen to others. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Addicted to Stamps ~ Ultimate Blog Hop 

The Paper Shelter ~ Summer Break Challenge 

Paper Funday ~ Challenge 32 ~ August 

Watercooler Wednesday ~ Challenge 322 

Word Art Wednesday, 503-504 

Inkspirational ~ Challenge 245 ~ Journey

Pam's Pearls 

Copics Used:  Hummingbird: W6, W3, B04, B02, B01, YG03, BG11, BG10, Flowers: Y19, YR07




  1. What a lovely blog post and card, Pam. The image is colored beautifully and the sentiment is just prefect! Thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenges this month.

  2. What a beautiful image and a great sentiment to go with it, you have combined them beautifully
    Thank you for sharing this work of art with us at Word Art Wednesday
    Stay safe
    Maxine WAW DT

  3. So beautiful Pamela! This gorgeous bird works so well with that lovely sentiment. A perfect combination! Thanks so much for sharing over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!! Stay safe! :)