Thursday, August 27, 2009
One of the our neighbors had invited my son to vacation bible study last week. This was the first time he would be attending bible study and was so nervous he wouldn't know anyone. But I kept reassuring him that most likely he will find children who had gone to his preschool and some of the other neighbor kids were attending as well. Vacation bible study was held for 5 days for 2 hours long so hubby and I got a chance to spend some one on one time with my daughter - it was very nice.
On the last day of the class, I made a yummy dessert, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars, for the kids during snack time and created a two-in-one project that was a thank you card and check holder at the same time. I used the template from Designs by Lisa Somerville (Grad Money Holder Tutorial). She has a lot of tutorials so make sure to check out her blog!
In Lisa's sample, the inside piece almost looks like a bookmark, but because of time constraints (I was trying to finish it within the 2 hour timeframe before I had to pick up my son), I opted not to put all of the frillies at the top. My hubby and I decided to give the church a pretty hefty donation because my son absolutely LOVED going to bible study. So I created a slit underneath the sentiment (way at the bottom) with the SU slit punch to hold the check in place.
I thought a religious sentiment/verse was appropriate for the card so I downloaded some Elegant WordArt by Bethany you can find in this post. She is one super talented gal and has a great eye for putting words together so elegantly! There were 5 separate pieces to the verse so I hope I pieced the whole verse the right way. I used 2 different flower images from Inkadinkado Garden Delight stamp set colored with Stampin' Up markers on both sentiment layered pieces - oh yes, I actually inked some neglected stamps!!! I actually tried the rock and roll technique (I know it's hard to see it in the pictures but there really are two different colors on the flower petals).
When I finally picked up my son, I took a picture of the whole class and handed the card to the volunteer coordinator. After she read the card and message I wrote on the back, she was crying (in a good way)! I think she was just touched mostly because she loved having my son there! He is such a good boy! We are so proud of how grown up he is!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Digi - Stamping!
Digital Stamps: Elegant WordArt by Bethany (Children May Know)
Stamps: Inkadinkado (Garden Delight)
Paper: Memory Block (Inspirations)
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White), The Paper Company (Dark Blue)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin Up (Old Olive, Positively Pink, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa)
Accessories: Stampin Up (Paper Piercer, Slit Punch), Offray (Baby Blue Ribbon), Crop-a-Dile