First, I have my card(s) for today's Splitcoast Clean and Simple challenge: Banners. I thought I was done with graduation cards for our church card ministry, but the idea of a CAS card with banners got me thinking that I could do a group of cards based on each local high school's school colors. So I finished those three and realized there were two private schools. I probably should have done some of the schools from the suburbs north and west of us, but I never obsess over things like that! (That thud you heard was the sound of all of my cardmaking buddies falling out of their chairs laughing hysterically over the fact that I stated I don't obsess!)
- Stamps: Studio G sentiment (the cheap stamps at Michaels), Taylored Expression banner
- Ink and Paper: a variety to match school colors
- Accessories: Taylored Expressions banner die, Cuttlebug folder, misc brads.
So what's up with the penguins??
This weekend our church held our second annual day of service. We had 15 different projects- some in the church, many out in the community. I was in the church working with a group making Magic Cards - they are great cards for kids as they image is black and white until you pull up a tab and it magically becomes colored (tutorial here). We are giving them to Lutheran Family Services who will use them as birthday cards for their clients. Since I was in the church, my pictures are some of the inhouse projects - but the people outside did such things as feed our local firefighters, build a handicap ramp, clean up the yard of a WWII vet, garden at Girls/Boys Hope homes, work at our local food bank and others.
|This is a small portion of the group stuffing the penguins
to give to Ronald McDonald house. They carefully
placed a heart in each penguin and then
decorate "birth certificates".
|Here's part of the group making birthday cards.
|This group is decorating brown paper bags for
Project Angel Heart. That group delivers meals
to people dealing with life-threatening illness.
The meals are necessary, but the bags are treasured!
I have to credit my husband for the success of the birthday card project. I was so totally overwhelmed last week with our regular church cardmaking gathering, the service day (I also did all of the organizing/communicating) and a big bell choir finale with a full orchestra - that it fell to my husband to get all the parts and pieces of the birthday cards together. He cut and scored for three days - and he will proudly show you his paper cuts!