Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fruit of the Spirit = Bananas


I found some cool Fashion Magic Brites Sunbathing Bananas T-shirt transfers (#19835) recently by Western Trimming Corp. Chatsworth, CA. I thought about using them for prizes for my Sunday School class and applying them to pillow-slips instead of T-Shirts as they are pretty big! I'll have to add some paint to finish them off with eyes. If I were to use these transfers for T-shirts, they suggested using Westrim's small sunglasses, lips, & pail w/ crab buttons.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Sunbonnet Card


I made this card after reading a book about one of my favorite childhood authors. This is a template card of a sunbonnet such as Laura Ingalls Wilder might have worn as a girl. Recently I wrote a short biography about Laura for my history blog as she lived in Missouri and Kansas too. I don't know who the rubber stamps are made by as they were given to me, unmounted, by a girlfriend and she doesn't remember where she bought them. As a sidenote, in 1915, Laura and Almanzo owned a dog named "Inky."

Here's a link to Laura Ingalls Wilder's biography on my History Nut blog.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just Knuckle Down and Do It!
“ for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

I was diagnosed with A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder) by Dr. Grace Ketterman, M.D. several years ago as an parent of a child with the same. One of the pitfalls of this condition is I struggle with procrastination.
I tell myself, ‘I don’t feel like making cards today,’ so I fill my day with other things. I didn’t get the cards done, reasoning there’s always tomorrow. Tomorrow comes and somehow, I still didn’t get them made and sent again. God, in a still small voice behind me says, “Come on, just knuckle down and do it!”
I read somewhere that procrastination is really disobedience. James says in his letter that if anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins (vs. 4:17). That means I’m being selfish and disobeying God when I delay. Somebody might not get the lift s/he needs to keep going one more day. Ouch!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your understanding, grace, and forgiveness. Keep nudging me in the right direction towards obedience. And help me serve others with a smile. Amen!

Today’s Tip:
“Try to set aside a little time on a consistent basis for card creation. If a given time is scheduled, you are more likely to get to it.” ~ Sandi Genovese.