Hope you've been finding time to get some stamping done! That's about all that's been on my mind the last couple of days. Tuesday the church ladies got together and stamped their little hearts out for our soldiers. We had a couple new ladies join us this month (hi Joy and Andrea!) for the first time. Our little band of stampers keeps growing! To me it's incredible that there are more ladies that come each month, so that even if some of the regulars can't make it we still have a good crowd! This is growing so fast that I'm having trouble keeping up with the demands of having enough cardstock, envelopes, and clear envelopes. Who would have thought that possible 6 months ago when we started out with just 3 of us.
Since you've been so patient with me posting so sporadically lately, I thought I'd inundate you with cards today! Well actually, 2 cards is not inundating you, but more like just sharing. So here are 2 of the cards we made on Tuesday. The other two we made I've already shared with you. The cards are simply made without alot of bells and whistles used, but since most of the ladies coming claim yheyare not stampers it works better this way. Seeing the results of what they make though, I don't think they can say they're not stampers anymore! hehehe Wonder if they're getting hooked???
Here's the Mother's Day selection. Like I said, very simple but the ladies making them all said they would be happy to get this card so the recipients should like it!
Stamps: All Holidays (unknown butterfly)
Cardstock: Whisper White and Pixie Pink
Ink: Garden Green and Pink Passion
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Stampin' Pastels with Qtips, and Butterfly Punch (unknown)
Thought we should make some children's birthday cards as they're always needed, so this is the one that we made.
Stamps: Bugs and Kisses
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White with Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper
Ink: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Cropadile, Sponge quarters, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Old Olive Twill Ribbon(retired)
Hope you like these ideas and can maybe use them as a springboard for more elaborate cards that you'd like to send. All totalled, the ladies stamped for 1 1/2 hours and made 68 cards. Congratulations and many, many heartfelt thanks to all the ladies who came out to stamp! You're so precious to me and you're making a difference in so many peoples' lives! Thanks for all you do.
If you're interested in learning more about 'From Our Hearts' ( the not-for-profit group that coordinates the mailings ofall these cards getting them to the chaplains in a timely fashion), just click on the button on the right side and that'll take you directly to their blog. This is my major calling right now - to touch the lives of others through my card-making, and God is really blessing these efforts. Thanks for letting me share this with you!
Happy stamping today!