Thursday, June 26, 2008

VBS projects

***WARNING, this is not an SUO (Stampin’ Up! only) blog entry!*** But I wanted to share with you what we’ve been doing that’s been keeping me occupied this past week. This year we chose Group Publishing’s Power Lab VBS. The theme of the first day was, “Jesus gives us the power to be thankful,” so we made thank you cards. We used the VersaMark® resist technique by stamping some Oriental Trading foam science themed stamps in VersaMark® ink on glossy card stock and then brayering over that using a retired spectrum pad. We used Green Galore for our card base, and yes, I gave them all non-SU envelopes, but we did not stamp the enves to match.

We started on Sunday evening, so Monday’s theme (day 2) was, “Jesus gives us the power to help others.” We made first aid kits and prayer bracelets, but I don’t have pics of those.

Tuesday’s theme was, “Jesus gives us the power to be brave.” I found this totally awesome paper called “Nature Prints.” Check out their website here. So we made these prints, and then we got to make slime…were they BRAVE enough to touch the slime? That’s how it all tied in…sort of…but, oh, they loved it.

Wednesday’s theme was, “Jesus gives us the power to live forever.” I totally forgot to tie in the theme last night, but the point was that even thought Jesus died on the cross for our sins and because of that we will have eternal life, our earthly lives will one day come to an end. But what I do to keep the memories of our earthly lives forever is take pictures and scrapbook them. Instead of making scrapbooks, we made these picture frames. The kids wrapped the binder clips and tied the ribbon knots to secure the photos, and then they stamped their chosen images with VersaMark® ink (several of the images they had to choose from were SU!), then took their paper to the embossing station and chose gold or silver EP, and the adults poured the powder and embossed the images.
Today’s theme is, “Jesus gives us the power to tell others.” Hopefully, I will remember to tie in all the projects we’ve done throughout the week, and then we will be making a banner for our church using those Oriental Trading foam science themed stamps again. If it turns out okay, you can bet I’ll post a pic on here.

Sweet wishes!

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