Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cards made at Card Ministry Night

Good early evening, y'all!!!   I hope y'all are doing well this wonderful, fine day!   When we have days as beautiful as the last few days have been, you just have to say, "God is Good"!!!    As I look out through the woods and forests, I can now see that all the trees are fully leafed out now.   Just barely a month ago, I seen no greenery, now here we are, in full blown Spring with temps in the high 80's.    Wow, wow, wow!

I haven't posted in a while, I just needed to be still.   I am not fully over the vertigo that has been a minor issue for the last little bit, so, I have to just do what I feel up to doing, when I feel up to it.   But, I have been managing to get some cards put together that I have been working on for quite a while.   So, all the time was not lost.  Yay!    So, I will share those projects real soon.

Tonight, what I wanted share was some cards that I made at Card Ministry Night at church last night.   I just have to say that the lady that is over this project really works hard at getting this together each month.   She does it out of the love that she has for her Lord and Savior and for what He has done for her in her life.   I am more than honored to call her my sister in Christ and friend!    Last night there was six of that came together to make cards and we had a blast doing it.   Every table was full of laughter and fellowship and the sweet, sweet, Spirit of the Lord was with us.   Praises to God for His presence and goodness at all times.

She had prepared for us to make four cards last night.   Three of the cards was for general use and the fourth card was specifically for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.   By the time I got the first three cards made, I was pooped out, so I didn't get the fourth one made.   I am so wishing now that I would have made it.

When our card lady gets the cards together, she gets together enough for each of us to make two or three cards of each design and then we get to keep one and give the others to the Card Ministry and then the ladies in the Sunday School Class gets to send cards to whom ever they wish to send a card to.   It is really fun on Sunday mornings watching all the ladies look at the cards and oohing and aahing over them and who they are going to send cards to.   It is a great time.   I did take pics of the cards I made last night.
I think the punch for the flowers and leaves and then the stamps to stamp them with are StampinUp.   I enjoyed this making this card and putting all the layers together.
I think most of the products on this one is StampinUp also, I'm not sure.   The butterflies are cut out using a Sizzix Embosslet die that cuts and embosses at the same time.   It may be StampinUp, I'm not sure.   I don't remember seeing that particular embosslet at the Sizzix store.   I really liked making this one also.   It was really fun.   What is so fun about these cards, is that each one of us can take the same pieces and put the cards together just a little differently enough that they are all unique.
I think this may have been my fav card of the night.   It just makes me happy when I look at it.   I think the combination of the dotted swiss background and the ever so delicate flowers reminds me of a dotted swiss dress that I had when I was a young girl.   Dotted swiss has always been a fav of mine, simply because of the memories of my mother sewing for myself and her, many years ago.   Anything that helps you remember the good stuff is great!!!

This is what we done last night and I'm really sorry that I don't have the fourth card to show you, I could just pinch me.   hahaha

As I leave you this evening, I ask you this question, simply because I have had to ask myself this question more than once over the years.  Do you rejoice in hope?   If your hope is in Christ Jesus, then you should rejoice in your hope.   Our hope in Christ Jesus will be fulfilled when we breathe our last breath and enter into the kingdom of heaven.   But, until then, we can and should rejoice in our hope.   The world does not and can not offer the hope that Jesus Christ freely gives to those who choose to follow Him.   If you rejoice in hope, then more than likely you will be patient through tribulation.   We all have times in our lives that call for much patience.   If we don't develop patience in our Christian walk, we will find ourselves repeating the same old, same old, over and over.   If we can be patient in every day life, then, when the biggie stuff comes along, we have a greater chance of being patient and waiting on the Lord through the trying times.  One  of the surest ways of rejoicing in our hope and and being patient in tribulation is by being constant in prayer.   We should always be in prayer, what ever we are doing, we should have that communication with our Father God, Abba Daddy going on.  

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

This particular scripture comes from a passage in Romans Chapter 12 where Paul, thru the inspiration of Jesus Christ is urging Christians to be living sacrifices for Jesus Christ.   What does a living sacrifice do?   Point others to Christ!   Christ died for us and we should be living for Christ!    If we are living for Christ, that means we should loving those around us.   We should be living in such a way that they see Jesus in us.    They should see us rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, constant in prayer.   Prayer should be a priority in our lives.   I challenge all of us to make Romans 12:12 the theme of our lives.   Who's up to the challenge?

Well, my friends, I pray y'all have a blessed evening, wonderful night of refreshing rest and a great day tomorrow!   Meet me back here in a day or two and see what else I have to share with you.

Hi Ladybug, Sweet pea loves you bunches!!!!

God loves y'all and so do I!   much love and many hugs, Patty


  1. They are all beautiful! It's great you have a fun group to work with.

    1. Thank you Debbie! It is always a fun time when we get together to do this. We get to have a blast and serve the Lord at the same time. It is a win win situation. hugs, Patty

  2. Patty
    How I love the cards. I too like the dotted swiss because it brings back childhood memories. My dress was navy blue with white dots. Your message hit home.... HOPE
    Hugs Sue kaye

    1. Thank you Sue! Dotted swiss is so fun! As for the message, God always gives me what I need, and you know and God knows I have needed HOPE and He always provides it. Thanks for your visit and comment. Love to you, Sue and hugs, Patty

  3. Thanks for a wonderful post!
    Love your cards!!

    1. Thank you Dorothy for your visit and your supportive comment. So glad you enjoyed the cards. hugs, Patty

  4. Beautiful cards and beautiful message. I needed the message this morning. Dotted Swiss has always been a favorite of mine also. Happy memories of childhood.

    1. Thank you Patsy! Praying for you for sure! It is so funny how something as simple as a piece of material, or a piece of embossed cardstock can evoke such wonderful memories. Thank you for your comment. It is so encouraging for me to hear how people needs what God gives me when I need it. We all need the same thing, HOPE! Love and hugs, Patty

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    1. Thank you so much Vic!!! Thanks for leaving me some luv! You made me happy. hugs, Patty