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Monday, July 30, 2012

LADIES CLASS IN BORYDYANKA, UKRAINE

 Twice a month a drive about 40 minutes to a town northwest of me to do crafts with a church group.
 We've had some pretty hot weather and I thought they'd like having a fan since most here don't have airconditioning in their homes.
 As you can see also by the banner on the back wall, they celebrated my birthday that day with a cake. A sweet bunch of ladies.
 Once finished one of the ladies remarked with amazement, "and they really work."
 I've done these in several camps this summer and they are always a hit.
 Thank you to all who send supplies.  You can see here how we've used your old cards. What a blessing you are to us and the ladies say to tell you "THANK YOU."

JENNIBELLI ~ GOING GREEN ON PAINT SUPPLIES

This is so simple....one of those...well, of course but are you doing it?  I wasn't except with some small hand wipes.  Going big now.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

TRACI BAUTISTA ~ MAKE GLUE GUN STENCILS

You'll love making your own stencils that leave that personal mark on your page.  See what Traci did and you can do at home right now.  So cool and so easy.

http://kollaj.typepad.com/kollaj/2012/07/artjournaling-daily-hot-glue-handmade-stencils.html#

Sunday, July 22, 2012

PAPER NAPKIN TRANSFER BY MICHELLE

Michelle Wedemeyer from Michelle's Rubber Room demonstrates this great and simple technique for adhering napkins to card stock without using wet medium.  Since I like doing things with all the beautiful napkins they sell here in Europe, this is a boon to me.  I've done plenty using wet medium like Modge Podge and white glue, but here's one more tip/technique to add to your arsenal.

CAMP PRETTIES FOR DECORATING



I wanted to show you some of the pretties we made for the children to decorate with.  The first is glitter gems with silk flowers over paper punch pieces someone sent me.  The second is foam with the glitter gems and the last picture is silk flowers with buttons and glitter gems.  They sure had fun with these and we sure used a lot of them.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MY UKRAINE GARDEN








JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE VARIETY OF LILIES IN MY GARDEN. LILY SEASON IS ALMOST OVER.  I THINK I LOVE THEM AS MUCH AS ROSES, MAYBE MORE AND SOME HAVE A FRAGRANCE THAT REACHES OUT AND GRABS YOU EVERY TIME YOU PASS BY.  I LOVE THAT.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

KID'S KAMP IN UKRAINE




Here's examples of the crafts the kids will be doing this next week at camp.  Fortunately I have a few precious ladies in the church who help me prepare these crafts.  You can imagine 5 days of crafts for 40 to  60 kids.  That's a lot of prep and a lot of materials.  So grateful to those of you who have sent supplies that allow me to do this craft ministry with children, youth and ladies. The third one down is a CD case made into a picture frame and my golden rule is that all crafts must go home with a Bible verse on them.   We are blessed to have a team of people coming in from North Carolina who will be helping with the lessons.  It will be fun.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Crafts at Camp in Ukraine

 Ohs and ahs over pretty materials.  It was hot so we made fans.  No a/c at camp.  Here they are enjoying the pretty greeting cards people send.  We used those for one side of the fan.
 This little man did a superb job.  No one snubbed fans with as hot as it was at camp in the woods.
 Even one dad got in on it.  We used depressor sticks for handles.
 Moms and their kids.  It was a family camp with 33 in attendance for one week.
 Some of the teen girls who made really pretty fans with their cards and cut-outs.
 Even one babushka made herself a fan to help with the heat.
It is my joy to do this.  I mean, what better job could one have than to go play with kids and their parents.  Well, it's not really a job, but a ministry.  Everything I use is provided for by loving hearts in America who send materials since there are no Hobby Lobby stores here.  For that I am so grateful.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

ART JOURNALING IN UKRAINE

This is a journal my sister gave me probably 3 or 4 years ago.  It wasn't for art.  It had lined paper, but at the time it was all I had while visiting her in California so it became an art journal, lines and all.  The top left corner says, "Leap, and the net will appear.

FAMILY CAMP IN THE WOODS ~ UKRAINE

Dan and Cindy Williams of Antioch Baptist Church, Conway, Arkansas in the foreground come every year to teach Bible and English (respectively).  They are a great blessing to the camp and to us.  This is mealtime in the newly made mess tent, sewn by one of the talented Ukrainian ladies from Belichi Baptist Church of Kiev who are doing the camp.

Kitchen and kitchen crew.  What would we do without these dedicated ladies. They are the backbone of the church camp fixing three meals a day for 33 people. L-R are Natasha, Nina and Ira.  Ira is the one who sewed the mess tent and she is a super cook.

This year there are lots of little boys.  Zhenya is preparing games in front of his tent.

Here is an overall view of half of the camp.  You can see what a lovely spot they have.  And they are all ready for the campfire.

Dan Williams in front of his luxury hotel for the week.  Did I mention there are no showers from Sunday through Saturday?  It makes the nearby lake all the more precious.  Please pray for these folks and the whole camp experience that many may come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

CARD MAKING IN UKRAINE






Cards from my ladies class in Borydyanka.  They are doing such lovely work.  If you want to see more click in the right panel for FranksUkraine blog as these are just a few.  I travel about 40 minutes every two weeks to be with them.  We alternate between cards and their prayer journals.  Soon we will have those all set up.  Thank you to all who send materials.  I couldn't do this ministry without you so you are a blessing to many.  Love and hugs, Coleen

BRUSH FACTS BY JENNIEBELLIE

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