Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Thanks For Noticing Me. " ~ Eeyore

At my new church, I noticed from my very first visit that Eeyore resides at every service . . . SOMEWHERE. Every week he is in a different place, but he is there. Here is a photo of him on Christmas Eve:

It took me a while, but I did end up asking my site pastor why Eeyore was there. He gave me a fantastic answer, but I can't word it like he did. The gist of it is that Eeyore is there to help members and staff be reminded that there are people everywhere, including in this church, that have an Eeyore outlook on life - whether it be temporary due to circumstances, or maybe a little more permanent. Our job as Christians is to help those Eeyores turn to God for everything. I sure have had the Eeyore mentality, but I'm really trying to work on that.

When I became a new member this past November, the senior pastor told me a story that involved someone who came in off the street in a unique situation. As she left, the pastor noticed that Eeyore was on the back of her jacket. After hearing that story, I knew I had to purchase the Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge to make a note card set for the pastors! I've always passed on the cartridge thinking my kids were too old to justify its purchase, but now I HAD to have it! I'm sure you can all relate to that NEED, not want- LOL!

Well, I did get that cartridge shortly after, but thanks to Scrappy Moms' Terrific Tuesday Cartoon Characters challenge, I finally got working on the note cards! Ahhh, nothing like a fitting challenge to push your to-do list through!

So here is my very simple Eeyore note card:

  • Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge for Eeyore
  • Black Recollections cardstock
  • Georgia-Pacific white cardstock
  • Pink, light pink, and grey-blue cardstock scraps from my stash
  • "You are in my thoughts" sentiment from Scrappy Moms' Sweet Somethings stamp set
  • Stampin' Up Basic Black ink
  • Stone baker's twine purchased from Scrappy Moms
  • Stampin' Up corner punch
It is about killing me not to bling it up with Stickles, but I didn't want to girl it up too much. Eeyore is whimsical enough. I added white cardstock to both sides of the inside so that the pastors can write something if they wish.

Sooo, I had fun creating tonight, I got to jump in a challenge, I knocked something off of my to-do list and I will feel good about giving these note cards to the pastors - these are the best kinds of projects!! It's a very good start to the week. :)

Well, thanks for "noticing" my blog today! Have a crafty week everyone!

4 happy comments:

Monica said...

What a sweet story! And an awesome gift for the pastors! Great job Jen!

Jenny said...

Awe, who doesn't LOVE Eeyore :) Great job!


Carol's Creations said...

Great story to go along with a great card. I love Eeyore!

Dawn said...

Sweet story and lovely card. Thanks for sharing both.


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