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.
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!
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