Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jan 17, 2007 in Scrapbooks

All of a sudden, it feels like winter here in NJ!  The temperature was in the 60’s on Monday night when I held my Stamp-A-Stack – we had to open the windows , it got so hot in my dining room!  And now it’s in the 20’s – I really dislike the cold weather.  I have a Home And School meeting tonight that I should attend, but it’s so tempting to just stay here inside where it’s warm under my toasty down throw-blanket…

I did manage to accomplish some things today.  I got caught up on all my emails and finally went to the grocery store (yes, that’s right – now my family not only has clean towels, but we also have real food in the house!).  I tried to make a ‘Roast Pork with Citrus Sauce’ recipe in my slow-cooker – the pork came out great, but the sauce…not so good.  Couldn’t get it to thicken…

Anyway, I am the coordinator for my church’s (Pitman United Methodist Church) new scrapbooking ministry – it’s been pretty successful so far.  All of the money we raise goes to Victory House for Girls – a residential home for at-risk teenage girls. 

We invite people from all churches (or no church) to attend – we have door prizes, free classes and serve dinner.  We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month (our next meeting is this Saturday, so I need to get started!) and open up our social hall for scrapbookers to come and work on their projects and spread out their supplies.  We also have lots of donated supplies available for those who are new to scrapbooking – and we try to help them as much as we can.

Each month has a theme – this month’s theme is ‘Hope’.  I usually try to make some project relating to the theme that I can share with everyone.  Then I also try to find applicable Bible verses to share as well.

Today, I worked on a scrapbook spread about hope – here it is:

Our church building burned down a few years ago and our new building is currently under construction.  The photos were taken at the raising of the new cross back in November.  I thought this would be a great project to share for ‘hope’ – we are so full of hope every time we drive by that new building! 

At the bottom of the second page, I stamped crosses across as a border – it’s hard to see that in the photo.  I used Stampin’ Up!’s Sell-A-Bration ‘Just Delightful’ Scrappin’ Kit to make the pages – I also used some Heidi Swapp chipboard letters and Making Memories rub-on letters.  The colors in the kit are a little too ‘springy’ for me, but other than that, I’m happy with how it turned out.

I also decided to make a scrapbook embellishment using a domino for Saturday’s class and made a sample on the page.  Here’s a close up photo:

I made it to coordinate with the page and will let the attendees make it as either an embellishment, pin or magnet.  I used the Sell-A-Bration ‘Delight in Life’ stamp set along with my Stampin’ Pastels, Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds.

Aaaaah – the kids are all bugging me at once and Mike just walked out the door to have his bowling ball fixed or some such nonsense.  Looks like I won’t be going to the meeting after all….

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