Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Texas Sized "Goodbye"

Just wanted to share the card I made for our young punk Pastor, Will, and his wife Adelaide. I say "young punk" with all affection... This is the first time in my life I've ever been OLDER than my pastor... I'm told that it only gets worse... This was their last Sabbath with us after 2 years and 7 months of service. They're off to the frozen north this week, where he will finish his Master of Divinity degree at my hubby's old Michigan stomping grounds, Andrews University. Maybe - just maybe, it's not so frozen right now. Since Will is returning to academia, that's the route I went with the card - even listing a few of the actual classes he'll be taking on the "class schedule". (If you click on the photos they should enlarge - just hit your back button to return to the blog.)

This evening we had a farewell potluck dinner for them - complete with a Texas Cedar money tree (note to self: check Gibson's for seeds. Gotta get me one uh those...) that just might have enough green on it to buy most of the gas for their trip north... One of our talented members is a very fine quilter and made the Texas Adios wall hanging for them. I was asked to make a card large enough for the entire congregation to be able to sign - so instead of my favorite 6 x 6 inch format I kicked it up a notch (or two,) to a 12 x 12 inch size. It's basically two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock, hinged on the left with a 12 x 8 piece of printed cardstock folded in half lengthwise.

All of the papers and embellies I used, (except for the Making Memories {Note} Worthy chipboard letters spelling 'Goodbye'), were from a monthly Memory Works kit from my friend Christina's store. Doesn't she have awesome kits?! My Sis sent this school themed kit to me as a gift. I've been privileged to receive a few kits and various gifts from Christina's store, Rubba Stampa & Scrapbooka's Attic, up near Boston - thus the accent :0) She's got a small store - but it's packed with an excellent variety of the latest and greatest STUFF! She's got a good buyer ;0)

The swirly stamps were also from Christina's store - but not part of that particular kit. They're from Autumn Leaves - Swirls v.2 by Rhonna Farrer. I LOVE 'em... I also used the new Fiskar's border punch - Threading Water. My Sis sent me that too, in a recent surprise package. She's a keeper, no? I like the punch a lot - I can see it getting a lot of use in the future.

I believe the cardstock is Bazzill, the patterned papers and cardstock tags and words are Basic Grey from the Recess collection. The journaling box (Class Schedule) is My Mind's Eye. The punch out "Mini Alpha Tabs" are from The Office Line by Autumn Leaves. In addition to those chipboard ledger print letters, I also used my good 'ol Making Memories letter stamps for the words "miss" and "Klinke '08-'09". I used the Evolution font - pretty much the only time I'm fond of evolution... :0) I threw in various inks for the paper edges too - ColorBox Chalk Ink pads (the cat eye size) in Olive and Creamy Brown. I used Memories Pigment ink in a rich brown called "mink" for the swirl stamps.

And to all of you 'non-scrappers'... thanks for indulging me through a "creative" post. I was getting a bit rusty...

We'll miss you Will and Adelaide - come back and visit us often.


  1. That was the perfect card to give them, Sara.

    Isn't that Fiskers punch the best thing ever? I just used mine on a project posted at my blog. *Hint, hint-go check it out* LOL. :)

  2. That card turned out wonderful - love the school theme! Glad you were able to put the punch to good use so soon. I loved the tour of your room - looking forward to scrapping together this summer. LYS!

  3. what a beautiful card Sara! Love it! Hey, that Fiskars punch rocks doesn't it, I've been using mine like crazy!!

    Glad to see some scrappy stuff on your blog, not that I don't enjoy seeing the kiddos ;)


  4. You did an awesome job on the card! I'm sure the pastor and his wife appreciated it. You always do great work though Sara! lots of love, Maria

  5. That is a great they look so young. Hope they have a safe move and he enjoys school, onto the next chapter in life. Hugs, Heather S.


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