Today is Works For Me Wednesday over at Shannon's excellent Rocks In My Dryer Blog. It's a carnival, so be sure to check out all the great posts today!!
Works for me: Photo Greeting Cards!!
We travel quite a bit as church-planting missionaries with e3 partners. Most of our work over the past year has been in central/east Africa. Last summer, my husband and I wanted to send out personalized thank-you cards to all of our supporters. We gathered a few simple materials I already had on hand: dymo label maker (the classic, hand-held model), photo corners (scrapbooking item), off-white card stock (from office supply store). Then I found a couple of cool photos taken on a 1-day safari my husband went on while in Kenya. We printed the photos on 4x6 glossy photo paper. Then I folded the card stock in half, put 4 photo corners on the front, inserted a photo, then crunched out a dymo label message and placed it on the inside of the card. Wrote a personal greeting/thank you. Then my husband addressed plain white envelopes, stuffed in the cards and dropped them off at the post office. So easy. Relatively inexpensive. Pictures were beautiful - frameable really!!
This lion looks a little bit battle-weary!
I thought this was a pretty cool picture.
So beautiful. One of my favorites. Although I'm sure the water and shore smell pretty bad.
I know, I know. I've been missing-in-action. And there's definitely been a lot going on. So much that I had to put blogging on hold in order to hold everything else together!
I'm in the process of creating three new blogs. Yes, three. Hey, why not, right?
The first blog will focus specifically on my cousin, Pati, who was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Pati, her two daughters, their dog, and Pati's mom (my aunt) will be moving in with us at the end of September. Yeah, that's like a week from today. I predict an emergency remodel in my immediate future.
The second blog will be a fun, recipe blog called "Rock The Dessert" which was inspired by Eric, aka, The Eternal Optimist.
The third blog will be a ministry-focused blog. Worship leading, women's ministry, missions, etc.
My plan is to blog daily at "Rock The Desert" and then blog regularly at my other three blogs.
Stay tuned for a great variety of posts in the coming days. Thanks for your patience while I've been re-prioritizing my life and channeling all my creative energy toward Pati. Life is good. Life is busy. I'm back to rocking the desert over in my little corner of Phoenix!