Monday, October 20, 2008

Pastor Appreciation Week!

This week is Pastor Appreciation Week. There is so much that our pastor, Cory Britt, does for our church! He came about two years ago when we were going through some very difficult times, and has helped us to heal and begin to become a healthy church again. I'm so grateful for all he does. Besides the administrative things and congregational nurturing a pastor is typically responsible for, Cory is very involved in our music and worship ministries. He plays guitar, piano, and has a great voice. I love singing in both contemporary praise and traditional worship. We sing alot of Chris Tomlin's songs, so I thought it was appropriate to add a playlist to the sidebar of my blog today. I'll be adding other songs soon.

Several months ago we were blessed to be able to hire Jeremy Blanton as our youth pastor. He is still practically a youth himself at only 22 years of age, but he has been such a great inspiration to our youth group, which is growing and becoming closer to God and each other since his arrival. (I am so happy to see my son develop a stronger relationship with God that isn't just on mom's apron strings, so to speak!) Jeremy is also very talented Cory, he plays guitar and piano and sings too. I wish I had that kind of versatility!

I wanted to do something simple to express my thanks to them, so I pulled out Like it a Latte to make these cute little gift card holders. I mentioned them to my friend, Jodi, who called while I was stamping to finalize our lunch plans today, and she thought they were a great idea, so I made one for her to give to her pastor too.

Stamps: Like it a Latte
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, unknown DP scraps
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Tim Holtz distress ink
Accessories: Coluzzle, ribbon, brads, straight edge scallop punch, round tab punch, photo corner punch

I used the round tab and photo corner punches to make the slot in the pocket for the gift card. After we eat lunch at Moe's we'll go next door to Starbuck's for some gift cards to put inside these. This sample American Express card is just there to make sure the real cards will fit!

I hope to be able to stamp today's Technique Challenge later! I will have to make another Michael's run to grab some twinkling H2O's to try it!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is a wonderful gift. You do gorgeous work. I've quickly looked at several of your projects. I'm adding you to my Google reader so I can stay updated.

  2. Wow this is gorgeous! Wonderful job Deb!

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  3. What a great gift, Deb! I love your design with the circle in the background! Your church sounds wonderful... wish mine was as vital as yours seems to be right now. We may be where you were 2 years ago!

  4. What a great gift, and the colors are perfect for a man! :D

  5. These are GREAT! What a wonderful way to honor your pastors! :)