Monday, June 29, 2009

Scrapbooking with a mission

I love scrapbooking and paper crafting! For the past few years, I've had a tugging on my heart to use this passion to reach out to others. I started a scrapbooking group at my church. But as much as I love this fellowship, I have not felt that my need to reach out to others has been filled. So I've decided to start dedicating handmade cards to the church, to use as the leaders see fit. I invite you to join me in this new endeavor. The workshop is free. I will provide you with a list of supplies to bring and I will provide you with cutting guides and talk you through putting everything together. You can make as many cards as you like. I just ask that you donate 4 of the cards made each night to the church with me. The church crop is the 2nd Thursday of the month and I would love for you to join us! These free card workshops will begin starting in August. See the photo for a sampe of the card we will be making in August. Please RSVP so that I could let you know what supplies to bring and email you the cutting guide.

I look forward to seeing you all then!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

I want to wish a very happy father's day to all men--not just the ones with children. I believe that you could be a dad a heart--God bless those, too!

I helped my niece, Alyssa, make a card for her father for father's day this year. I was so proud! She knew exactly what she wanted to do! Check it out!

Alyssa lives in Maryland but is in Orlando for a month during her summer break. I get to play with her on weekends :). How can you come to Orlando and not visit Mickey Mouse and the princesses? I was not prepared when she came last year. So this year, I made sure she had an autograph book to take to the parks with her. What do you think?

I would love to see what kind of artwork you are coming up with this summer! Please email me a picture of your projects for a chance to win a handmade gift from me :). I'm sorry I did not post last week. Please keep me honest--email me if you haven't seen an update in over a week!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wedding card and chocolate eggs

My cousin got married a few weeks ago. I'm a little late with my gift! Their colors were Clover Meadow green, Bamboo, and Colonial White. I was having a hard time coming up with a card, but I added Taffy and I think I finally like it :). It was a beach wedding so I thought the Taffy would go well. I used the June Stamp of the Month (which I love!). So my challenge to you this week is to come up with a project using the following colors: Clover Meadow, Dessert Sand, Taffy, and Colonial White. I had fun, I hope you do to! Email me your projects for a chance to win a hand made gift!

I spent the last weekend in Miami. I hadn't seen my parents since their accident, so I was looking forward to spending some time with them. My grandparents were also in town from Brasil, so it was nice to see them. My grandmother brought me one of the most original craft ideas I've seen in a long time! It was a chocolate egg. That does not sound original, but I thought it was! What my cousin does is carefully break only a tip off a real egg. She disinfects the shell,
decorates it, then fills it with chocolate. The only downside is that you have to break the beautiful decoration to get to the chocolate :(. But check out these works of art!

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The most important things in my life are relationships. I value every title I own--daughter, sister, wife, aunt, friend. I feel so blessed to be able to add another title to my relationship collection--mom. I can't wait to meet my baby girls!