#Who's Who of B and B

You Say It's Your Birthday?

May 03, 2017

Remember those ribbons I'm trying to earn at church?  The value I'm working on now is Good Works.  Every summer My Mr. B's church has a week long camp for foster kids.  It's a pretty big endeavor, with about 30-plus foster kids and I don't even know how many people from the church are there.  They spend the whole week at camp and have a blast.

One day of the week it's everybody's birthday.  One of my friends, we'll just call her Missie, has always been in charge of the birthday party.  It's a really BIG DEAL.  Every kid gets a present, there are games, and food, and cupcakes.  And every kid gets a birthday card signed by all the camp counselors.  These cards have been made by different groups at the church that get together and make them.  


Several years ago another friend, we'll just call her Carrie, introduced me to the art of card making.  How had I gone through my life and not known about card stock?  I mean, really!!!  So now that I know how to make cards, Missie has invited me to participate in the card making for the kids' camp.  But to be totally honest, did I say "the art" of card making?  There is not an artistic bone in my body.  When I make cards I have to look at pictures, lots and lots of pictures.  I have to look at colors and color combinations.  It takes me a really long time.


So now back to the bit about the ribbons I'm trying to earn and the value Good Works.  Each value requires a value project that takes at least 10 hours.  I decided those cards are going to be my project. I told Missie last fall that I would make all the cards for kids' camp.  So I got started.  I always make a really big mess and have paper all over the place - so I figured each time I made that mess I needed to have at least four cards to show for it.  I couldn't do them all at once, because - well, I just couldn't.



Last Sunday I had My Mr. B deliver the cards to Missie.  They needed them earlier so that the counselors could sign them when they have a training day in a couple of weeks.  Missie had said she may need a little more than 30, so I delivered 42.  I really planned on only 40, but somehow there was a couple extra.  

Whew!


It really was a lot of Work, but I feel pretty Good about it - so I guess you could say that's a wrap on my Good Works Value Project.

Thanks for stopping by!  I enjoy good company.


6 comments

  1. I love everything abt this event - way cool! You did an amazing job on the cards. A true labor of love. ��

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    1. It really was a labor of love - but it may be a while before I feel the urge to make cards.

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  2. You deserve a ribbon and a big hug! Also, cute post. Just call her Carrie. ;). Miss you!!!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I have to finish one more Value, because I like to get ribbons in twos!!

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  3. Dene, those cards are amazing and will be truly cherished! good Job!

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    1. Thank you. I had to make a few duplicates for myself, just to remember what I did. It is kind of therapeutic for me too.

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