Saturday, August 20, 2011

Got Paint?

To help with the adoption fundraising, (Thank you to Amanda and Loretta for your donation to the chip in.) (The chip in is in the process of verifying my banking information so that is why it is not showing up yet.) I am painting some rooms for people. So far I think I am painting farm animals and tractors in one room and a teeny bopper room in the other house. So if you need your kids room painted or you want your movie room painted. Let me know.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Books..they're not just for reading anymore.....

The other day while at Red Racks (which is a really great thrift store in Blue Springs) with Chet's mom I found this old golden book encyclopedia. The illustrations are great and the book has a nice old smell. I had no idea what I was going to do with it. But I thought if anything I could scan in the pictures and use them in cards or something. Turns out I paid 1.00 for the book cause it was hard backed. But it was worth it. This is one thing I have decided to do with it. I ripped out the first page. Then I folded it in half and cut clouds out of it. Printed page elements are so hip right now. And I got 96 pages of cool elements to make.
Seriously. Look at these great illustrations. This is Snowflake the albino gorilla.
This is the page after the clouds.
Aren't they pretty?
Another hip thing right now is doodling. If you watch TV and billboards you'll see that everybody is into handwritten fonts and pictures.  So I took my little black pen (bic brand flair pen) and outlined the clouds.
then I inked them up with my Autumn leaves turquoise ink pad. They are so cute I will show you when I finish the cards I made out of them.




Amanda gave me 10$

Thanks Amanda, for starting me out with ten dollars though its not showing in the chip in yet! But its there. I have faith.

Listed my first 2 cards at Etsy!

In motivation for getting this adoption thing underway, I listed my first two cards.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Here is My new Chip In!



Help us raise money to commit to adopt a little angel!

On Respite and other things...

Our respite for 10 days was hard. But enjoyable. Its hard to connect with a teenager you know nothing about. But it was fun and hope we get to do it again soon. We met with our social worker only to find out that training wont be in August but maybe in September if we r lucky. I am about ready to give this local adoption thing the heave ho. Many of my blogging friends have been to the Ukraine and back in the 8 months we have been waiting for our classes to start. I mean really. 8 months. Just to start taking the classes (we get our home study done in the class). I want a blind kid, a deaf kid, and 1000 different sibling sets, we are willing to take 18-21 year olds and still it has been 8 months. I know where the system has failed these kids. At the front door. We started this journey in November, completed our paperwork and physicals in January and we are still waiting. On another note this is Stephen.
Stephen is Blind. But he has some sight. He is new to reeces rainbow. I am trying to raise the 1000 for him. He was born March of 2010. So he is 1 year 5months old. or 17 months. If you have a heart for Stephen and want to help leave a comment or go to http://www.reecesrainbow.org/ he is Stephen21H. I have a booth on October 15th in Desoto, MO that I am going to sell handmade cards at. I am hoping to raise more money for that little child God wants us to have. I keep hoping that the reason this local thing is taking so long is because we are meant to be looking to the Ukraine or Russia instead.