Monday, June 21, 2010

Handmade birthday cards

Here are some wonderful cards I received for my birthday.

MIABA Acrylic Books 06192010

Check out the photos  from MIABA by clicking on the underlined and highlighted word photos.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Where is Cameroon?"  That's a question David Begg has been answering a lot, and he knows the answer.  In January, 2011 David will be returning to Cameroon for the third time.  Since his first trip in 2009 he has developed a real passion for doing mission work in this West-Central African country.
 
  During that first mission trip in 2009, David visited the St Joseph Children and Adult Hospital in the village of Bafut.  This Catholic hospital is an extraordinary center of healing, especially noteworthy for reconstructive surgeries and rehabilitation work.  The hospital also has a school for blind children, a shoe shop, a prosthesis shop, and occupational training.  What the hospital doesn't have is a proper medical incinerator.
 
  David returned from his 2010 trip with a task that he believes God has lead him to complete.  He is seeking help in purchasing a medical incinerator for the St Joesph Hospital.  The hospital is currently burning their waste in an open pit.  David explained, "It is a sad irony that this important medical center is doing so much good work and also polluting the environment of the very people it is serving".  Then with a broad smile he said, "God is so amazing!"  David's story is one that is best heard directly from him, but it includes the connections that "fell into place" to help the hospital get an incinerator. 
 
 The challenge is raising the $4,000 needed to purchase the incinerator.  David was talking to me about the project when Tim Lawler stopped by.  Tim encouraged him to speak to the Knights of Columbus, and they have agreed to both receive donations for the project and facilitate the money transfer to Cameroon.  David has pledged $1,000.  We have been invited to help raise the balance.  It will take two months just to produce the special bricks used to construct the incinerator. However, the project can be completed before David returns to Cameroon.  This is great news because David will be able to inspect the incinerator in January and give a personal report when he returns from his trip.
 
  We need $3,000 to complete the project.  Can you help? 
 
 If you are able to help with purchasing an incinerator for this Catholic hospital, please make your check payable to the Knights of Columbus #5999 and drop it in the church collection or bring it to the St. Mary Parish office. If you wish to mail it the address is: 212 W. Hanover Street, Marshall MI 49068.

Feel free to let anyone have this link who might be interested in donating to this worthy cause .

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Blessings,
Tina Hamilton
 
 
PHOTOS
 
1631: Current "burning pit"
1617: Child recovering from corrective surgery
1625: Mother and child
1627: Child #2
1630: David with two of the Sisters at St Joseph

Monday, May 10, 2010

May 2010 with the girls

Power was out at Puff's due to the storms but we made the best of it.  Doc had a generator going and even could take a hot shower!

Artiscape 2010

Had really a great time at Artiscape and learned new techniques.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Card Class Jan 23 10

Linda's card class (click on this link to see the slideshow of the latest cards!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine slideshow

Since I couldn't make this work like I normally do slideshows, I hope this link will take you there.
  Valentine slideshow 

Alcohol ink challenge


A Yahoo group to which I belong issued a challenge using alcohol inks.  I can never do just one...so here are 7 cards I made.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Valentine's Day Cards

I've been busy making Valentine's.  Will you be mine?


Grrr...I can't make this upload a slideshow...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tina time!


My niece, Tina, is here tonight.  We are getting lots of snow and I think she's hoping for no school tomorrow.  Anyhow, this is what she made for me!  I really like the colors and designs in the letters.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cardmaking


Since we had so many days off I made a few cards. I embroidered cupcakes which were drawn freehand on muslin.  Using the Tonic punch system I made a border of cupcakes.  Another card was using vellum and a stencil that Rianne, my "sister" from The Netherlands sent me.  Also, the embroidered frame card was using a sticker that Rianne sent.