Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time is a companion

"Time is a companion that goes with us on the journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
I made this card for my co-worker, Keith. He has a birthday tomorrow. I also made it for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #19 and the Ways to use it challenge to do something with time.
The quote is from my Tim Holtz set that I used for this calendar. I thought it went really well with Psalm 118:24. I have used this set several times, but today was the first time that I really looked at the words, and I was blessed by what it says. My goal or resolution for this New Year is to live in the moment. Not worrying about the past or the future. Happy New Year.

Gearing up for a New Year

I can't believe that 2009 is almost over. 2010 here we come. I made these two calendars for the Stampin Sisters is Christ Challenge. This last month went by so fast. There were so many things that kept me too busy to create or update my blog. Both of my daughters had birthdays in December. I had so many Christmas programs, parties, activities, year end projects at work... I just hope that things slow down just a little this next month. For the bottom calendar, I used a scripture from the book of Psalm 118: 24. It wanted to remind myself to rejoice and treasure each day. I find myself worrying about tomorrow and fretting about yesterday when today is all I can do anything about.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Caroling

(in her long wool coat getting her
bottles of lotion to give away to the residents)

(in his brown carhart jacket, studying the
words to the old Christmas carols)
(decked out in his Christmas sweater,
and singing JOY TO THE WORLD)

(with her arms filled with bottles
of lotion to give to the residents,)

I am so blessed to have a great family. Not just my close family, but my church family. Christmas is a time to give, and the church family that I have is one of the most giving. Last night 40 people from our congregation went to the local nursing homes to carol. We have been told by nursing care workers that the gift that would mean the most to the residents is hand lotion, so our church family came prepared with lots of bottles of lotion to give away. It was an amazing time. What touched my heart the most was in the Alzheimers unit. There were residents that I know had lost a lot of memories, but when we started singing the old Christmas carols, they could still sing along. Music is such a powerful gift.

Friday, December 18, 2009

One of the reasons

This is one of the reasons I haven't uploaded anything to my blog this past week or so:


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Triple challenge card

This card is for 3 challenges in one. I got behind on doing challenges by making the pins for my daughter's color guard group. This is for today's Ways to use it challenge to use a tag. It is also for the teaparty to show our most favorite gift. What better gift than the gift of God's Son? It is also for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge to put a gift on our card. I used porcelain paper technique to do the tag.

Color Guard Pins

My daughter is going to compete at the State Competition for Color Guard. The tradition of our school is that each girl gives the other girls little gifts. We decided that I would make them little butterfly pins. Their outfits are yellow dresses with rust colored flowers on the shoulders. We thought that these butterflies would go with that. I used my new Layers of Color butterfly stamp to make these porcelain paper butterfly pins.

Layers of Color Butterflies

I got this absolutely wonderful butterfly set as a gift from Laura at Layers of Color. Aren't those butterflies fabulous? I feel so blessed. It was the set that she offered as a prize for the Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenge a couple of weeks ago. I loved this set from the minute that I saw them. I know I am going to use this set alot. I used the porcelain paper technique on the butterfly


The technique lovers challenge this week was to make necklace pendants out of washers. The two purple ones were made using washers. The one next to the purple ones was done using a chipboard letter O and the top one was done using a pop top of a soda can.