Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy FRIDAY!!!!

It's Good Friday; Happy Resurrection Sunday early, everyone!! REJOICE! He is not dead, HE IS RISEN!!!!!!

So, last night I had the pleasure of meeting Diana from Romania - pronounced Deeahnnah. :) She and her husband (who's from the US) are visiting his mom right now, getting things they can't get in Romania, for their work. They work with girls who get out of the orphanages and have no place to go; they give them a sense of family, of belonging, so that they don't go get into trouble. Romania is a troubled place for children, and Diana and her husband are helping to break that cycle! It's an exciting work, one that is SO necessary! And times are hard for them, as well as the rest of the world; Diana is learning about new crafts, so that hopefully she can teach the girls and they can sell their works to help support themselves.

So my friend Hillary brought Diana over last night to learn a little more about card making. We did a private class, then I showed Diana a few other little tricks, and she looked at a few of my samples - and she left with some things I hope she can use, as well as four years' worth of old Idea Books, so she can get ideas without having to go too far to find them. :)

I wanted to share the three new projects we did with you; two of them have been posted recently, but I think three new ones to show you will make you happy. :D

Since these are easy cards, I'm just going to give you the recipe; if you need further directions, please don't hesitate to ask me!!!!

Card Stock: Whisper White, Brocade Blue

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Whisper White

Accessories: sponge, white embossing powder, square scallop punch, dimensionals, Level 1 Hostess Paper Pack 2

Second Card!

Card stocks: Pacific Point, Glossy White, Old Olive

Stamp Sets: Sweet Stems, Sock Monkey

Inks: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Real Red, Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Small and Large Oval Punches, Big Shot, Top Note die, dimensionals, blender pen

Third Card!
Card Stocks: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Stamp Set: Boho Backgrounds
Inks: Versamark, Real Red
Accessories: Black embossing powder, heat gun, scallop circle punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, dimensionals
Weren't those SUPER easy???? It was a LOT of fun; Diana is a very conscientious stamper, as are most of us when we start. :D I think we're going to do a party when she comes back in the fall as a fundraiser/earn freebies for Romania! If you'd be interested in helping support that effort when it happens, please EMAIL ME! She wants to make sure it's something the girls are going to be interested in doing before she invests a LOT into it, but I have a feeling she will be really looking forward to getting some more things for them to use! They'll be back in the fall, as I said, and I can't wait - I can't think of a better way to be involved in their mission than to do all I can to give them tools to support themselves with! :) (And stamping is a FUN way to make a living! LOL!)
OK, I'm off to enjoy my weekend! Be BLESSED, dear reader. I'm so glad you're with me!!! :) By the way, be sure to STAMP SOMETHING for that Easter basket! :D If you can't think of anything, shame on you - look at all the BUNNIES I've shown you! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D