Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving, Second Grade, and Bible Quotes

Hi!  I'm so glad you dropped by for a visit.  You are in for a real treat this week at Cooking With Cricut.  Everyone has been in the kitchen creating such wonderful projects.  And they all include a Bible quote or verse.  Well, it just happens to be the week of Thanksgiving.  And for some reason each year at this time I think back to my second grade class. And when I say I think back, I mean waaaaaay back.  I'm talking back to the early 60's.  At that time, things were a little different in school.  I went to a public neighborhood school.  And one of the requirements was that everyone in my second grade class had to learn and recite Psalm100 by the week of Thanksgiving.  That is recite it all by yourself in front of the class the class.  Well, lucky for me, I had already memorized it in my Sunday School class.  So I was ok with it.

For some reason I remember all of this so vividly.  We also had to memorize a little Thanksgiving poem, write it and illustrate it.  I still have that paper so I have scanned it to show you.

Now, back to the challenge.  As I said it is to create something with a Bible quote or verse.  I made a card that has Psalm 100 on it.

The card mat is paper from DCWV. The Psalm is printed on ivory cardstock.  I used a Fiskars corner punch on the bottom corners and a corner rounder on the top corners.   Green and brown sheer ribbons and bow were added along with a few little gems to continue the color palette.  I inked around all of the papers with bronze and brown ink.  

Now, here is the inside of the card.

The mat is the same DCWV paper as on the front.  The little girl praying was cut from the Inspired Heart cartridge on aqua and tan paper.  I did a little distressing with bronze and brown ink.  I added  an ivory paper inked in bronze and brown for a place to write the message.  And three little gems were added to finish the card. 

Please go visit Cooking With Cricut where you will be inspired by the fabulous Design Team.  And then link up your project with a Bible quote or verse.  I am excited to see what you will create.    

And for an extra treat, here is my second grade class.  I am on the front row, 6th from the left.  Those were the good ole days.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving! 



  1. Awesome! Great poem and beautiful card, Charlotte. Have a great Thanksgiving.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  2. What a wonderful story and I love love love the card.... thought I would tell you that the green and brown quality if for the weekly challenge on She's A Sassy Lady too so do go and link it up and you might win a stamp set!
    I really love your cards and can't wait till we get together in January for that card party. Fun - Fun - Fun!

  3. Very sweet card. Love that you saved such wonderful memories from your childhood. TFS Cathie