Monday, February 2, 2009
I think a found a new crazy craft.....designer depends. My friend Kim and I had a 40th birthday party to go to for a cute and super couple. We wanted to do something to poke fun at them but it needed to be family friendly. So I thought wow the Weldon's are such a fashionable couple and just because you get old does not mean you have to stop being fashionable. So my idea was born. Kim helped me gather the supplies I needed and gave me great feed back on all my decorations. So I applied garnet, gold and football ribbon to his pair, added his football number and a big 40on the back. For her pair I attached a black and silver boa then some silver coin trim with lots or rhinestones and over the hill ribbon. I think you can see by the picture that the happy couple loved their new attire. I sure had a blast creating them
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I know that I have not blogged in a while. That is for many reasons. I started a new job in May, my computer at home was old and I could not post and in June I went on a mission trip to Ecuador. So with the last reason in mind a want my first post back to be used to share with you some crafts done by the children we saw in Ecuador.
Our church went to the capitol of Ecuador which is Quito. We ran a medical mission for a number of school children. In addition we did a bible study while the children waited to see the doctor. We sang songs with them, colored pictures and made a cross which they could take with them. They are able to pick the color of ribbons on their cross and then they pressed it in colored glitter. These children's faces would light up with love when they saw their finished cross. They were so excited that these pretty things they made would now belong to them.
I have done many crafts in my days from cross stitch to cards and scrapbooking but those little glitter covered crosses were the most special craft I ever helped make. Seeing the simple inexpensive supplies come together and show God's love was like a small miracle. We could not always communicate in language with these children but the language of God's love needs no words. How blessed I was to be involved in a craft that was truly from heaven above.
Monday, May 12, 2008
This pretty card is from my friend Terri. She and I have been scrapbooking and making cards together for a while. She is so talented. Her cards have such an easiness about them. They never looked forced just like she planned them for hours and hours. I love the blues and browns in this one. It is always nice to get a handmade card because as a card maker you know how much thought and work went into the card. I love it and will cherish it for ever. What a blessing to have such a special friend.
I had such a wonderful weekend at my parents. I went to their house friday night to do some things for them and earn money for my mission trip in June. Then saturday morning we cooked breakfast together. Dad gave mom and I jobs to do while he cooked the eggs and bacon. We had a great time just laughing and being together. After breakfast my sweet niece, Sydney, came over. She played with play-dough while mom and I worked on her computer. I am truely blessed to have such a wonderful family who really enjoy each other.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I know that many of you are saying, "That is your Father's Day card? But it has flowers on it." I realize that however they are flowers in black and white and my Dad loves any thing I make for him. (I am such a Daddy's girl) This card was also Amy's Sunday sketch challenge. She asked that we use three types of printed paper. The black and white paper I used I have been hording in my stash for a while. So I figured Dad was worthy of this special paper. I am planning on giving him this with some foot cream. The man loves to rub his feet with invigorating foot cream. (everyone has to have something that makes them happy) I guess now I need to work on a special card for Mother's Day. Check back soon to see what I come up with for good old mom.
Monday, April 28, 2008
What a great verse to add to my Divine Design challange. This verse has been very uplifting for me as of late. I seem to have an easier time forgiving others than I do myself. The Lord has been dealing with me alot lately regarding my past sins. He has scattered them as far as the East is from the West. However I seem to want to keep them close to me and remind myself how unworthy I am of His love. Of course not a one of us are worthy of the gift He sent in His Son and some times we can use that to keep Him from entering into our hearts. He wants us to love Him and to hold Him close to us in the good times and the bad times. When ever I look at this verse it reminds me to bring my sin to Him and leave it there. I want nothing to stand between His word and my heart.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
This is my first entry for the Divine Design Challenge on SCS. I picked this verse because it is one that I really need to keep close to my heart. I sometimes have a hard time praying for people that drive me crazy. So, many mornings I read this verse and try to remember during the day that those people need prayer too. As Christians we should always remember that we are here to live as Christ lived and the represent His love and mercy to others as He has done for us. It sure is helping me to focus more on His word and share with other special stampers at the same time.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful day. Remember to be blessed and be a blessing. Also pray for me as I will pray for you.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I believe that I am beginning to get the hang of this blog. It seems much easier for me to look at all the other blogs and then wish that someone would keep mine up to date. Oh, well I guess if you play hard you should work hard.
This card was made with scraps form some Halloween paper that I LOVE. I also used one of the stamp sets in Michael's $1 bin. I was really surprised that they stamped so nice. Then I colored them with the prisma colored pencils and mineral spirits. I loved doing this. What a great way to match your stamps with your printed paper. Since then I have done a few more cards with the technique. ( I will be posting them soon.)