Monday, June 6, 2011

LNS Graduation Challenge with Wisteria Wonder and a Whole Lot More!

When I made this card, it was for three reasons.
1. To show off a new Stampin' Up stamp set and color.
2. To have a graduation card for this week's challenge.
3. I wanted to make a card with a star on it.
It did all three of those things.

But then, I have to tell you about tonight.
Our church's VBS where I'm the elementary pastor began. Our 5th and 6th grade VBS runs separately from the rest of VBS for the younger kids and I was in charge of it. We were expecting 70 kids. Then, we thought we'd have around 80. Then they all came tonight. There were 13 groups of kids with 7 or 8 kids in each group. I think we ended up with around 95-100 kids.

"Imagine the Possibilities" took on a whole new meaning when I came home to put this card on my blog and this is why.

This is not what I had planned. I was going to teach elementary school forever. I would be the old lady who retired and her kids she taught thirty years ago came back to see her with their own kids. But God had other plans. I had decided to leave teaching and work in the church. I had been in my first church and they didn't have a lot of young families at the time. So, they didn't really need me there to work with the kids. When I was leaving, I was sad to be going and said, "I just want to tell kids how much God loves them. I don't understand why He doesn't want me to do that."

"Imagine the Possibilities."

Little did I know that He'd soon be sending me to Chandler, Arizona, where almost exactly 3 years later, I'd get to tell 95 5th and 6th graders tonight about how much He loves them.

Unfortunately, the person who was going to get this card, now needs a new one. I'm keeping this one in my office for those days when I need to remember that, no matter what, God's plans are bigger and better than I ever imagined- even when I tried to "imagine the possibilities."

Happy Stamping!
I've got to go to bed because I get to do it all again tomorrow night! :)

I used the following Stampin' Up supplies to make this card:

Pennant Parade Stamp Set (coming in the new catalog!)
Word Play Stamp Set and Wonderfully Worn Background Stamp
Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink (a new "In Color" coming in the new catalog!)
Daffodil Delight and Elegant Eggplant Classic Inks
Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, and Elegant Eggplant Card Stock
Petite Pennants Builder punch (coming in the new catalog!)
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals

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