Monday, October 29, 2007

Z Fold Card Challenge & Spot Light on Sentiments

This is my very first card challenge. It is a Z fold card with a rectangle on the front, the challenge was issued by Beate. I also decided to enter it into the Spotlight on Sentiments challenge, since it seemed to fit it. :) And, I added a challenge of my own to it. I've been trying to challenge myself to "use it up". On this card, I used scraps for the leaf punches and the mini envelope has been hanging around forever, so it qualifies. :) I made it as a get well card for my youth pastor who had back surgery recently. I was very happy with it. The stamp set that I used I had just gotten from my most recent SU party and this was my first card that I made with it.

Showing the front with the envelope as the rectangle and the sentiment "Thinking of you"

Here you can see the inside with another sentiment ~ "I'm praying for you"

Inside the envelope is a little tag/card with the first sentiment that I chose for this card "May you find strength in the love that surrounds you."

recipe (as best s I can remember it) ~~

cardstock ~ unknown light gray color
ink - SU basic black and real red
stamps - SU Sayings and Such, Fall Whimsy, and Warmest Regards, unknown "praying for you" stamp
leaf punches
mini envelope

This was a blast, Thanks Beate and Tanis!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

LIFE ~ Love in full expression

Well, my time as a nanny has almost come to a close. So, I decided to start a new blog. One that is more about my life in general, and not just one part of it. Nannyventure had become a place to keep everyone up to date on the family, but I didn't like the title, url or the description for that purpose and couldn't figure out how to change it.

So I tried to figure out how to encompass all that my life includes into a title - God, family, homeschool, 4H, volunteering with kids, midle school youthand animals, photography, crafts - what do I care the most about? What I came up with was this~ helping ~ people and animals. I love to help, always have.
My favorite verse in the Bible is Galatians 6:9 ~
Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

For as much asI love to help others, I do sometimes get worn out, tired and discouraged. But this verse gives me hope. I truly believe that we are blessed in order to pass that on - blessed to be a blessing. Another great verse that I really love is in Hebrews and it talks about helping others ~
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. ~Hebrews 13:2

I will move all my old posts over here, with the same dates (if posssible) so they will be in the archives, then I will delete the nannyventure blog. But I will send out reminders and such to everyone first. :)