Thursday, June 30, 2011
Anyone who draws (or stamps) can try this very easy, but versatile technique. A new use for that pesky craft foam that keeps hanging around. I just know I will get lots of mileage out of this one. And wouldn't the kids have fun with this?
Monday, June 27, 2011
The girls at camp in Voronkova made lovely bows out of paper napkins. Just another little craft technique to take home with them. They enjoyed themselves and we all loved the beautiful surroundings of the camp atmosphere.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Something I did to pass on as a means of encouragement. Wish I had more time for such, but a little here and there. The technique for the background "fabric/paper" can be found by paging back in the blog to March 8th, 2010 where you'll find a written tutorial. It is really very easy, but very textural and strong.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Upon returning from the states at the end of April I was quickly hit with requests for ministry. Though I was still adapting to four months absence and much to catch up on at home, I could not turn down the opportunity to work with these youth girls in a weekend camp. In the first picture the girls did bookmarks. They all have Bible verses for a witness that goes home with them. Thank you to Francene for the die-cuts she sent for this class. The following two pictures were of girls doing bracelets. I am blessed that people send old jewelry which we break apart to reuse. As they work it is my opportunity to tell them about the Lord and his loving grace as demonstrated by the ladies who supply the materials for them to do this. I can tell you they love making bracelets and crafts. You can tell by the smiles on their faces. Thank you to all who contribute to this ministry. I couldn't do it without you. God is truly gracious and abundant in his provision.
I started this for a tangle swap, but decided I had to do another since my daughter likes dragonflies so much. So instead of sending it off to someone else, I sent it to Leah in the U.S. We are rapidly approaching the date of our one year anniversary of being empty nesters. Leah is approaching one year of adapting to life in America after 16 years living in, growing up on the mission field of Ukraine.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Even Elena Bandura, our great Sunday school director got into the fun of making bookmarks for a keepsake. Each craft always has a verse on it so there is a witness that goes home. I love doing this with the kids. I always leave feeling so blessed. God is good.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Go here to find a tutorial on making your own faux Japanese masking tape. It's really easy and so cool. I know you'll love it as much as I did. Can't wait to make some. Copy and paste or just click on the title above to go right there. Have fun. http://juliekintaiwan.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/make-your-own-faux-japanese-masking-tape-tutorial/