Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year 2014

I cannot believe that we are already at another new year. It seems like it was just yesterday when I posted in the CAST (Christian Artists Street Team) thread on Etsy my goals for 2013 and now it's time to post my 2014 goals.

2014 Goals for KraftieKidz
- Double what I made in 2013
- Write my about page
- Have about 240 items listed by my birthday (April 21) and 300 or more by the end of the year
- Have a bigger inventory of birthday, mother's day, father's day, christmas, valentine's day, and graduation cards than I did in 2013
- Add wedding, and baby cards
- Add more colors and themes to die cut sets
- Add gift card holders, magnets, clothes pins, and paper clips

Other Goals
- Make and list more jewelry in our other shop
- Learn how to sew simple items
- Make birthday cards for all the little kids in church
- Blog more

I may not get to do everything this year and some goals are even pretty high. But I love challenging myself; it's helps me come up with creative ways to become better. 

So what are your goals for 2014. I would love to read them.

I'll leave you with some photos from 2013.

Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Christmas Project: Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Yesterday we had the privilege of taking our Teens from church to pass out Blessing bags to our homeless. We took them to the Rescue Mission in Downtown Greenville. And boy were the men happy to get them! We didn't even get a chance to walk around, once word spread they came to us.

It was nice to watch the men go through their bags, some even were trading their items for what they wanted. The sad part was when we ran out of bags; once we ran out we had to load up the teens before more came looking for bags.

We plan on doing this again once we raise up money for more supplies. After yesterday we discussed about maybe starting a fund just for this purpose. And maybe next time we will have more bags to pass out.

For now I'll leave you with the one picture I was able to take.

Here the boys and one of our men from church are talking to a homeless man. The blue bag he is holding is a blessing bag.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

John Deere Baby Boy Banner

Whew, I haven't blogged in over a month, and man have I missed it. Ever since school started it has been busy, busy, busy and I have had to figure out and readjust my schedule. But I wanted to stop and show you my newest creation that I made for a friend who is having her baby in two weeks.
I'm hoping to list this in KraftieKidz soon.

Here I am in the process of making the banner. I have all my tools and supplies ready; 2 1/4" fancy square punch, pennant punch, mini hole punch, scissors, glue runner, tape measure, foam tape, hemp, scrap of John Deere fabric, brown and green cardstock, letter stickers, and tractor die cuts.

Here I am gluing the pennants on.

And here I'm putting the stickers on.

The finished product. The John Deere emblem in the middle was cut out of the John Deere fabric scrap.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cards I Made At Scrapbook Party

 Last week I was invited to a srapbooking party and since I didn't have any pictures that needed to be scrapbooked I decided to take my supplies and make cards instead. And man did I get a lot done! The party lasted three days and I got 23 cards and 2 sets of tags done.
 I have shown a few of the cards down below.



And here are the tag sets.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Junior Camp 2013: Day 2

 Day 2 was a blast as always. It was a long and tiring day which is normal but everybody still had  fun. Every day starts out with morning devotions before breakfast, and then after breakfast the preacher will bring a challenge to the campers.

 Here the kids are singing more silly songs. In the next few pictures they persuaded the preachers to lead them in one of the songs.


That's my Pastor in the white shirt. And that is his brother-in-law singing beside him. 
 After the morning service we loaded up the bus and took the kids to Mason's Camp where they ate lunch and then played water games.
Here they are playing a game where the fireman (or lady) sprays water and the campers have to fill up a cup and then pour the water into a bucket. The team whose fill their bucket up first wins. By the way this team's the Banana's.
And this is my team. We're the Oranges.
Here they are spraying a rubber chicken and whoever sprays the chicken to the opposite side wins.
While we were playing it rained for about 30 minutes and then stopped.

This is the water slide. We can't have a junior camp without the water slide.

The Ice Cream truck even came while we were there. Yay!  (Actually it was scheduled to come.)
 When it was time to leave we loaded the kids back up and headed back for the church. Were going back to Mason's Camp today and there will be more slide and pool and hiking and who knows what else.
 I'll leave you with a picture of me and Madeline, my little tag-a-long for the week.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Junior Camp 2013: Day 1

 Every year our church hosts a junior camp for ages 4 - 12. And every year we have a theme. This years theme is Gold Rush! The kids will learn the importance of staking their claim and not giving place to the devil, spending their time working for what really matters, and learn to appreciate the things that have eternal value!


This is our mining camp.


 Day 1 is only a half day. The campers get there at 4:00 for registration and then they do crafts and get to know one another before supper.

Some of the boys making marshmellow guns.

  We encourage the campers to dress up for the theme and then give out prizes for the best ones.         

 Here are the kids singing silly songs. We make sure that they get all their energy out so they will sit still and listen to the message. And yes, even the adults do silly songs.

 Bro. David Young preached on Gideon and his 300 men. And he mentioned that when Gideon's men got back in town and were talking about what happened and how the Lord delivered the Midianites into their hand, that the men who turned back were probably wishing they'd have stayed instead of turning back. He challenged the young people to stay with the fight instead of quitting so there would never be a time when they will have to say that they wish they would have stayed.
The night finishes with fun time, which includes a game of Zonk, before heading for bed.