Thursday, December 21, 2006

Visiting Teaching Gifts

Today I spent the day doing Visitng Teaching. That's where my compainion and I go to the homes of a few ladies in our church. It's meant as a time to reach out to our sisters and grow a stronger bond within each other and with Heavenly Father. It really was a special time today, and I have to admit, there were times that I cried. The women I visit teach are some of the most beautiful souls I've ever had the pleasure to meet, and I know that I am truely blessed by having them a part of my life.

So tonight I set to making Christmas gifts for my Visiting Teachers. They're a couple of really great ladies, and I so enjoy the time I spend with them every month and at church on Sundays! My hope was to make something that would show a portion of my love for them. That being said I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they enjoy these gifts!

I started off making monogramed cards with their first initials on them. I used Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla and Rose Red. I cut the letter oval with my cricut using the Jasmine font! I used Bravo Burgundy ink and the Paisley Background stamp on the Rose Red cardstock.

Then, after I made the cards I made beaded pens. If you need instructions on these, go to Splitcoast Stampers (the link is at the very bottom of the page under my mug.)

The last thing I did was make a card pouch to hold all the loot! For this I used 9"x9" page protectors. Cut off the holes and sew it on to a piece of 11.5"x9.5" Creamy Caramel cardstock, leaving the top edge un-sewn. Score and fold the cardstock just above the pocket to make a flap. Decorate the flap. I used velcro dots as a closure.

I really really really hope that they like these. They didn't take too long, and really I think that they turned out rather well. The hardest part is going to be giving them away... OR maybe I should make a set for myself?!

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

These are so cool! I will have to try these!