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!!!


kareNstampZ said...

they're both great, yes I wonder how we let the little things slide - they'll be really appreciated, if I don't chat again, have a very blessed Christmas.


Roxy said...

These are adorable! Can't wait to see Mama on Sunday. She's such a hoot!

Like my meez? I thought the jammies were fitting. :-)

Sharon said...

hat a fantastic idea! My mum just said ' I can't see them agreeing to do that at my church!" but I say we should recognise people's efforts much more. Oh love the cards too.

Debby said...

Cute cute cute. I love those glittery brads.

Janet said...

they are both fab cards!!!

Anne said...

What a lovely idea, I'm sure the cards will be much appreciated.

I'm so glad, for both of you, that your husband handed over the stamping goodies!!! :0)

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and a Healthy, Happy New Year

Beemoosie said...

Hi there! I came her via Pink Room Ponderings and was happy to find another NY Christian bloggin' lady!!

~Blessings to you and yours!

Leslie said...

Deby, those are great cards. Your church friends are going to love them! Glad your husband caught "your eye", before things got dangerous for him!! LOL!
Hope your visit with your Mom was great for you and your kids.
Hugs my favorite Harley Chick!

Anonymous said...

All of these cards are so adorable. and I love your blog layout it is awsome!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous. I hope you enjoyed the holidays! :)


Suzy said...

Hi. I'm not here in error. I come thrue Leslie's candy, but i stop to read your story. About Harley, about your name, and about your children. I came back :)
Oh, and you make so great cards.

Susie said...

Love your cards


Sharon said...

Hope you had a spirit-filled Christmas. I have a gift for you on my blog.

Pink Dandelion said...

Your card may be simple but it is perfect for the occasion, love it. Debs x

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous card and fab blog enjoyed my visit :)
Val xxx