Saturday, November 28, 2009

Volunteering & Holiday Cards for My Mom

My mom came up this week for Thanksgiving so she could go with us and volunteer at the community center serving dinner. It was such a fun day! This is the second year that we've been able to volunteer and this year my 15 yr old got to serve lunches with us (last year he was pouring drinks behind a counter). I can't begin to explain to you how it feels to see the greatful faces of people who probably haven't had a decent dinner like that in a long time. It's incredible! One young man, probably about 12 yrs old, stopped my husband outside as we were leaving and thanked him, again, for serving him dinner. It was so sweet. We were there on our feet for about 2 hours, but it only felt like 20 minutes! We were not ready to be done, because we were having such a great time! We also got to meet some of the Disney on Ice travelers, some who are in the show and some who are behind the scenes workers. They helped serve as well. If you ever get the opportunity to do something like this, I encourage you to do it. You will be blessed beyond measure!

Now, my mom & cards! My mom always wants some cards made when she's here! She wanted 4 cards made, and she made one, but I only finished the other 2. I thought I'd share the shadow box card I made.



Ingredients:
DP/CS-SU & I belive the snowflake one is from My Minds Eye
Stamps-Magnolia (trees), The Greeting Farm, Studio G, Judith
Extras-Snowflake from the dollar shop, snowflake border punch by Martha Stewart, Liquid Applique, Stickles, Fun Flock, SU chalk, nestabilities

It's hard to tell, but we used a clear sheet of paper attached to the "frame" which we dotted stickles on to look kind of like falling snow. We also used chalk to "blotch" on the sky & sun by the trees. I love this card and she almost didn't get to take it with her!!! I'm going to enter this at the KLSNS blog snowflake challenge, too!

Don't forget to check out my blog candy & shout-outs here! There's only a couple more days to enter!

Blessings!
~H

21 comments:

Jacque said...

Beautiful job, Helen...I love that shadowbox card template....Lovely!! Hugs..Jacque

papersunshine said...

That is really pretty. Awesome work!

Happycrafter said...

Wow, this is an amazing card!!! All the extra detail you put into it is just outstanding.

hikers said...

Love the shadow box card. Like the paper. TFS
Myrna

charlene aka scrappygma said...

I just love this card great job !

Kristie said...

Very cute!

Kristine said...

OH Helen, this is BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE every single thing about this from your sweet Anya to the trees and DP and snowflakes down the sides! :) These shadow boxes sure are fun huh? You did a fantastic job with it! Thanks for entering our challenge at KLSNS!!
Hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Beatiful job Helen. Your shadow box is done so well - perfect in fact. The paper is super...great job...hugs...Barb

Sharon Caudle said...

What a beautiful shadow box! Gorgeous papers! hugs!

ladydiana said...

How darling is this, very clever and imaginative. I am glad you were able to make use of the stamp.
hugs, Diana

LindaC said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing. LindaC

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling card! You did a great job, Helen!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Natalie said...

This card is adorable. Love all the elements you've chosen, such a cute design with the shadowbox!

LINDA said...

Such a pretty card,i need to try and make
a shadowbox card.
Linda W.

Cami said...

You have created a very beautifufl scenic card! Love all the colors and your coloring is fab! Cami

Nancy said...

Love your shadowbox card! Great job!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Candy said...

Hi Helen,
Love 'The Miracle of Christmas' Card! You have made the shadow box perfectly. Your colouring is wonderful and all the little extras look fabulous! Love the magnolia trees in the background. Also the paper! Your chalking is wonderful.....
Hugs, Candy

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh wow! this is fantastic. So beautiful! TFS! I may have to make an investment in these trees.

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Stunningly beautuiful, Helen! I also enjoyed your story about the dinner. How sweet of that young man to thank your husband and what a terrific act of kindness you all did together as a family. Warms my heart, Kelly ;)

Deb (dcorder) said...

What a wonderful snow scene!! I just love it!
And your snowflake embellishment is perfect!

Thanks for playing the KLSNS Snowflake challenge!!

Davi said...

I love this card. The colors and darling little girl. The trees are fabulous!!