Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Leaves Are My Pals
Well, I survived day one of VBS (Vacation Bible School) yesterday -- phew!! We had a typical Day 1 with everything running late, but I have a great group of ten Grade 4/5 kids to call mine for the week.
Our theme this year is India, in particular supporting the Dalits who are the lowest of the lowest cast there. It breaks my heart to even think of what they have to endure....they can't draw water from a public well by themselves and have to rely on someone else to do it for them, which very rarely happens because they are considered so "unclean" that nobody will. If they do it themselves, they are beaten and sometimes even killed! They basically have no rights whatsoever, no schooling for education or jobs and many other horrible restrictions. As part of VBS this year, we are raising money to send some missionaries who work among the Dalits so a well can be dug in their area. This will allow them to draw their own water for their families, village and crops. Last year we raised $1,500 for an orphanage in Uganda so I'm hoping we can do the same or more this year for the Dalits.
After a short nap to recover from Day 1 (what can I say, I'm not as young as I used to be LOL!) I made this CAS card for the Pals Paper Arts Colour Challenge. I found this great Studio G leaf image at one of the LSS I visit and was beyond happy as it is as close to PTI's Turning Leaf set as I'll get for now!
The gray panel was embossed with Diamonds in the Rough, and the ribbon came from a past ribbon bin diving adventure at Michael's. I actually dug for another 15 minutes trying to find a second spool because I liked it so much, but came up empty (insert pouty face). One of these days I just may tip that ruddy ribbon bin over so it is easier to dig through...sure the managers would love that one - not!! Yes, I definitely have a love hate relationship with that bin LOL!
Today I'm off for Day 2 of VBS and am wearing a gorgeous sari!! Thanks to a wonderful lady who called her friends, we have about 25 of them on loan for the leaders to be able to wear if they want to. The beading and embroidery work on mine is amazing! Hopefully it won't get too hot today or I'll be melting!
Better run! Hope to be able to past again soon.
What's In It?
Stamps: Studio G Leaf Stamp, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Basic Grey, So Saffron, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Diamonds In The Rough Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Dimensionals