Thursday, June 5, 2014

June Card Ministry

Good morning y'all!!!    I have lost something and I surely hope that y'all can help me find it and get it back!     What have I lost, you ask?    Only the first 5 months of 2104!    My goodness, where has it gone!     I do feel a bit like Little Bo Peep, only I have lost days and not sheep.    Maybe if I had a shepherds hook, I could hold on to my days a bit better.    I have no idea where they have gone to.    If you do, please share with me and tell me how I can get them back.    hahahaha    Of course I am kidding, but I tell you, I would take an extra day or two, if you have some to spare.    Oh well, I reckon "it is what it is", and I have to deal with.    So, a reality check, "it is June" and I've not lost my mind!!!  whew!!!

So, here it is Thursday and I am posting about our June Card Making Ministry.    As usual, it was a great time for those of us that got together.   There was six of us on Monday night.    Three of the regulars was not there, but we had three new ladies to show up, and they brought a bushel of fun with them.    I sure do hope and pray that they continue to come, it really is a blessing to get together and make cards.    We laughed so much that my ribs was sore the next day.    Those of us who have been doing it for a while was readily eager to help the new ladies jump in and start creating cards.

As usual, we made three different cards.   Each person made two of each one so we all made a total of six cards.    We each keep one of each, and then give the other card to the church.    Some times the Pastor will get some and the rest are passed out to the ladies in Sunday School for them to send to the sick and shut-ins.    Everyone loves them.     I did make pics and would love to share them with y'all.

Now, this first card was a Patriotic card that we made last month and I did not have one of them at the time I posted the others that we made.   It is a very beautiful card with all the angles and stars and red, white and blue.    A wonderful card.    The lady that is in charge of this project always does an awesome job in choosing what we make.    It is also noteworthy to mention that her husband helps her cut a lot of the pieces out.    He's a keeper!!!!
Now, this is the starting of what was made Monday night.    This light blue and white card is very beautiful.    It is four pieces layered and then applied to the front of the card.   A little bit of ribbon tied in a simple, loose knot and wrapped and taped to the back.     One of the layers of the blue was punched down both sides making the fancy edge.     So simple, but elegant.
This one, well, let me just say it makes me happy.    Those of you that know me, will know instantly why this makes me happy.    Ok, come on, you knooooow.     Sure you do, it's "PURPLE"!!!!!    Oh yeah!    And what's not to love about white polka dots, especially when they are on a purple background?     The little circle on the front was popped out with her big shot and a die and then we used about two feet of ribbon to weave around it and tied it in  a bow knot.
This last card reminds me of sunshine in an envelope.    It is quite simple but elegant also.    This was a die and a stamp that is coordinating.   The 3d flower in the middle is the same shape as the stamped flowers.    And then the center of the flower was another little die and then a little rhinestone in the middle.    Oh yeah, we got a little bling going on.    hahahaha     It is such a cheery card.   These will all be big hits with the people who get them in the mail.
As I leave you this morning, I leave you with a wonderful scripture.     

Psalm 118:24 says,  "This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it."  

Is that your mind set this morning as you get ready to start another day?     I really hope it is.    This is the day the Lord has made.     You and I had nothing to do with it.    God made it for us.     There "has never been" another day in the history of world exactly like this one.    There "will never be" another day in the history of the world exactly like this one.    We get one shot at this one day.    We will either rejoice and be glad in it, because that is the choice we made, or we will grumble and stumble through it and make everyone around us miserable.   I pray that all of y'all will make the choice to be "glad" in it.    Yes, I do know and realize that a lot of you are facing this day with lots of difficulty and uncertain circumstances.    But, if you have a personal relationship with the One who made this day for you, then you know He will be with you today, just like He was yesterday, and just like He will be with you tomorrow.     God is the creator of all time, every second of it.    Let's make a conscious effort today to rejoice in all of our circumstances.    Let's make an effort today, to be glad in this day, because it is a unique day and we want to make the best of it.

Memorize this scripture, if you haven't already and let that be your "motto" for every day of the rest of you life, recognizing that God made the days, and we will joyfully, be glad in every day that He lets us be a part of.   That sounds like a pretty good plan y'all!    

Well, I hope y'all have a spectacular day ahead of yourselves.     Enjoy the day.     Tell someone you know that God made this day just for them because He loves them.     Everyone needs a little hope.    My hope is God, thru Jesus Christ.    I pray yours is too.

Have a wonderful day Ladybug!    Sweetpea loves you!

Until next time, God loves y'all and so do I.   hugs, Patty

12 comments:

  1. All your card are very nice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you leaving me a comment. I sure hope you come back again. hugs, Patty

      Delete
  2. Oh SO pretty!!! The yellow is my FAVORITE!!! So cheerful!!!! I can't believe it's June already either!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Penny! I think all of us really enjoyed making the yellow card because it was so sunny and cheerful. Whew, where has this year flown to? hugs, Patty

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Dorothy!!! I appreciate you visiting me and leaving me a message. Yay!!! hugs, Patty

      Delete
  4. Your cards are so pretty. I'm sure each one is well-received and treasured.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Vic. I sure hope so. hugs, Patty

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Beverly! I appreciate you visiting and leaving me a message. hugs, Patty

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Betty! I appreciate you visiting and leaving me a message. hugs, Patty

      Delete