Monday, March 27, 2017

ART FROM THE ROAD: SENDING CARDS

I belong to the Main Street Congregational Church in Amesbury, Massachusetts. One of the ways I serve my church and its people is as a member of the "Called to Care" Committee. This group, among other things, sends cards or notes to members when they are ill, undergo surgery, suffer a loss, welcome a new baby, or, sometimes, just need to be lifted up and know that someone cares about them. Even though I have been away from my church for the last six months as we travel, I have continued to stay connected by creating these cards and notes and mailing them from the road.

One of the women in our church recently fell and broke her ankle. I created this card for her. I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit just inside my cream card blank and adhered it to the front. I stamped my text (which I thought rather appropriate!) onto a piece of cardstock,  matted with black cardstock, then adhered that to the front.

My focal image is a stamp designed by artist Carol Porter. This image is from her "Funky Girl" series. You can purchase this stamp as well as others in Carol's Etsy Shop here. Carol's art blog is called DAILY ART TANTRUMS which you can find and follow here. The image was stamped on cream cardstock, colored with Copic Markers and cut out. I punched a scallop shape from the same cream cardstock to ground my image.



I am so glad that you stopped by today and thank you for taking a moment to leave a comment. Why don't you create or purchase a card today and surprise someone with a greeting! It just might be the nicest thing that happens to them on the day they receive it in the mail!

Cheers!

10 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous card! Wonderful sentiment and very cool image - I am sure it cheered the recipient up! It's such a lovely thing that you do - receiving cards for any reason in a real uplifting experience! xxx

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  2. Love this Kay! I love that you serve the Lord, using your artistic skills through those needed cards! I love that your church has a benevolence program of that nature too. (((Hugs))) -Von R.-

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  3. It takes a special kind of person to give in the way that you do. I am sure your cards mean more to people than you know AND to even create them as you travel, wow! It always brings me joy when I see one of my stamps on your cards, it's perfect!

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  4. Such a well suited card! And how good of you to still do this!
    Enjoy all the little and big things you see! Hugs, Gerrina

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  5. What a wonderful card and so well thought out for the lady concerned.

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  6. What a fabulously appropriate card for your fallen friend, Kay. It just couldn't get any better, could it? The perfect pick-me-up!

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  7. This is wonderful Kay, a great card, and a lovely scheme that you're in. It's good to be back home and catching up in blogland! Have a great week. Sue xx

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  8. Powerful words - love them!
    Alison x

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  9. Let this be your catalyst to Seventh-Heaven:

    'The more you shall honor Me,
    the more I shall bless you'
    -the Infant Jesus of Prague
    (<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

    Love him or leave him...
    better lissen to the Don:
    if you deny o'er-the-Hillary's evil,
    which most whorizontalites do,
    you cannot deny Hellfire
    which YOU send YOURSELF to.

    Yes, earthling, I was an NDE:
    the sights were beyond extreme.
    Choose Jesus if you haven't.
    You'll be most happy you did.
    God bless your indelible soul.

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  10. Let this be your catalyst to Seventh-Heaven:

    'The more you shall honor Me,
    the more I shall bless you'
    -the Infant Jesus of Prague
    (<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

    Love him or leave him...
    better lissen to the Don:
    if you deny o'er-the-Hillary's evil,
    which most whorizontalites do,
    you cannot deny Hellfire
    which YOU send YOURSELF to.

    Yes, earthling, I was an NDE:
    the sights were beyond extreme.
    Choose Jesus if you haven't.
    You'll be most happy you did.
    God bless your indelible soul.

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