Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Couple of Cards For People at Church.

Some time ago we did this thing at church where we recognized different people for things they did - kind of like an "I Noticed You" award, though we called it, "Servant of the Month." I don't know why or how we got out of the habit but we did, until this month when my DH decided it was time to get back on track and recognize those who make our church life better. This month we honored the lady whose in charge of all the decorating for all the various seasons. She's even the one who picked out the color scheme throughout the building. She does a fabulous job all the time! Our church looks bright and cheery no matter what time of the year it is. So last Sunday we honored her with some flowers and a gift certificate to Olive Garden. This is the card I made to put her gift card in. Very simple, but nice.

This next card is one I did for a young woman, again at church, who just had her first baby, a boy obviously. While the stamp is from SU, the paper stuff is from a gift I ended up with from our church staff & leaders Christmas party last week! We play this silly game where everyone brings an exchange gift...everyone picks a number...then we go number to number either picking a new gift from under the tree or taking someone else's. It's a riot, especially as the "gag gifts" are unwrapped! It's something we look forward to every year and is a game I'm sure you've all played yourself in one variation or another. Anyway, the basket full of stamping goodies is what my hubby ended up with so naturally he gave it to me! The "questioning ("Are you going to give it to me?") and glaring ("You'd BETTER give it to me!") eye" probably clued him in as to my desire to have it! (lol) And in return I very lovingly gave him the binoculars I ended up with...and he didn't have to give me "the eye" at all!

6 more shopping days til Christmas!!! All I have left to buy are a few stocking stuffers for my DH. And tonight I pick up my God-given mom from the airport whose coming in from So. Cal. to be with us for Christmas! It's a total surprise for my kids who have no clue she's coming! We have the video camera ready!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

SBS #25 Challenge #9 Entry

Here it is! Here it is! I woke up with a start this morning, realizing I hadn't posted my card for the challenge. So even though it's a day late, this is my entry! The stamp set is one from a 99 cent bin at AC Moore. I got another one too (big spender!) that I need to try out now too!
Have a blessed day everybody!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Few Things to Share!

I have been so very busy of late, I've not had much time to do anything except the necessities! Please forgive me!!! But I did manage to scavange a couple of minutes to show you some of these masterpieces. This first one here is a card I received from my SBS #25 sister, Janet! Isn't it adorable??? It was actually the first Christmas card I received!

This next card is the one I did for my DS who turned 12 on the 6th. He's a VERY active boy who loves all the "fun stuff" in life ~ snowboarding, skateboarding, climbing trees, etc. (you know...the dangerous stuff!) and it's not very often he doesn't sport a scab or fresh cut on at least one of his arms or legs, if not all 4 at once!!! To be honest, the card didn't impress him as much as the presents! But that's to be expected, isn't it? I thought his card was cute though! Don't you just love the sofa?

This last card is just one of about 12 I made for family for Christmas this year, with not one of them being alike! Unfortunately, I had so many packages to box up and mail that I didn't have time to take pictures of them all before I tucked them away in their appropriate boxes and sealed them up for mailing, wihch I also managed to get done today. It feels so good to actually cross something off the ol' To Do List! And to get them out of the dining room where we don't have to trip over them anymore is a bigger thrill!

Okay, now I have to get busy on my SBS #25 entry for Challenge #9 using just scraps! Hmmm...the creative juices need a little jolt here though as I don't feel "in the zone" at the moment! Hopefully I'll not only come up with something but also get the picture taken and it posted!!!
Hope you're all enjoying the season!