Friday, July 23, 2010

Animal ATC's

These are the ATC's I did for Dreamers Animal ATC swap on We signed up for different animal groups and I signed up for Farm Animals, Sea Life, Butterflies and Birds. This is what I came up with.

Farm Animals- Cow
I used a brayer for the grass and sky, stamped the cow and used stickles on the bell.

Butterflies in Flight
I used some pretty back ground paper, and punched out acetate butterflies, inked them with Ranger Inks, and used Perfect Pearls on the lettering Flight. The butterflies actually look like they landed on the paper.

Blue Bird
I stamped an image on white cardstock watercolored it with chalks, used glitter for the beak and feet, used cuttlebug to emboss background paper and highlighted with glitter pen, put on a couple of dew drops.

Crabs N Starfish
I used K&Co background shell paper, punched out starfish and little crabs, used stickles for the crabs eyes and used dimensionals for the starfish.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Creative Connections Community Group

I have been leading a community group through my church this summer and it has blessed me so very much. It is a ladies group and we have anywhere from 8-12 ladies each week that come. I am teaching them that we all can be creative since we were made by the ultimate creator God. One week we made "God Cans". This is something I do for myself and wanted to share it with them. We can't do anything, but God CAN so I write down my prayers on little pieces of paper and stick them in my God Can...that way it is a visual that I am turning that over to God. Then on the first of each month I pull them out and look at them and if God answered a prayer I stick it in a prayer journal and write how He answered that prayer. Then I have a record of how God is working in my life. I have a friend that made one and if her prayer is about someone else she takes that slip of paper and puts it in a card and writes how God answered it and mails it to that person so they know she was praying for them and how He answered it. I think that is just a cool way to show your friends how your praying for them and how God is working in their lives.

I thought I would share a picture of my group and their God Cans!!!