Monday, November 24, 2014

He Knows My Name

OCC National Collection Week begins today and lasts until next Monday, Nov. 24.
Let's take a look at some children who have received shoeboxes through this ministry.

He knows my name and your name.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Operation Christmas Child

National Collection Week begins on Monday morning, Nov. 17. Be sure to pack your shoeboxes with school supplies, hygiene items, small toys, non-chocolate candies for boys and girls all over the world. Many of these children have never received any kind of gift before. They haven't received gifts from parents and family because in many instances, those who love them have been working hard just to provide food for their survival. Also, this is an opportunity for children to learn about Jesus Christ. With every shoebox goes a booklet in the language of the child telling how to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and have eternal life.

Let's take a look at how Uncle Si Robertson packs a shoebox.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Card Map #2

Here is another card map. I would love to see what you do with it.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day to all the brave men and women who have fought through the years to keep the United States of American a free nation, under God. A special thanks to my special family members who have served in the Army, Army-Air Force, Air Force, and Marines. My dad was in the Army-Air Force before the Air Force became what it is today. He was an airplane mechanic who helped keep the planes flying in WWII. My brother was in the Army Green Beret during Viet Nam. I have a grandson who was in the Air Force for 4 years and another grandson who is currently serving in the Marines. I have a son-in-love who is a chaplain in the US Army. There are other family members who have served proudly in the armed forces for our country. I am proud of all of them.

Thank you to all of our veterans, past, present and future!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Card Map #1

Here is a card map that you can use if you want. I did it with a variety of colors and patterns to make some manly birthday cards.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Birthday Card

Since November is the busiest time of the year for Operation Christmas Child, I don't know that I will have time to make or post any other cards this month. Since I have sent cards to the senior citizens at my church for years, I had to make some so they won't be disappointed. I made all the same design just using different papers. This card was made using all scraps and basic tools.
Materials needed:
Patterned paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Coordinating patterned paper 2 x 5 1/2"
White card stock
a variety of scraps to punch flowers with
Secret Garden dies from SU!
Vintage Rose Garden stamps by Jennifer Ellory
Tangerine Tango 1/4" ribbon from SU!
Scallop Border punch from SU!

1. Punch along one of the long edges of the 2 x 4 1/2" paper. Adhere it to the other patterned paper about 1/2" from the bottom edge.
2. Stamp the birthday greeting on white card stock that is cut to about 1 x 4 1/4." Adhere the greeting to the bottom right of the scalloped piece leaving a small border around the edge.
3. Make the flower by cutting 3 different sizes from the Secret Garden dies or from flower punches. Punch a hole in the center. Layer the flowers and insert the brad in the center. Adhere the flower to the top left side of the card.
4. Ahere about 6" of 1/4" ribbon across the bottom of the scalloped piece.
5. Adhere the card front on to a card base and add a message inside the card.