Monday, August 20, 2012

You're Owl-dorable!

Hello Everyone!

Are you having a good Monday so far?  I loooove Monday mornings!  One of my favorite times of the week.  I get my kids off to school and then get down to business getting my house back in order after having it DESTROYED over the weekend!  LOL!  I am actually going to play tennis this morning at 9:00 am with some friends and then come back and get my laundry done.   BLAH!  Laundry is no fun at all!  

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Sunday!  Mine was GREAT!  In the morning we went to church and I got to hear my 12 year old give a talk on Service to the entire congregation.  Do you want to hear her talk?  Here it is!  Can you believe she wrote this by herself and then got up in front of over 200 people to present it??  Here we go.....

MY DAUGHTER'S CHURCH TALK

"For those of you who don't know me, my name is ____________ Cardon.  This is my first time giving a talk in church, so I'm a little nervous.  I was asked to speak on service.  The definition of service is the act of labor to benefit another person.  It can be as easy as opening a door for someone, or even smiling at someone.  When my sister broke her arm and was in a long cast, I helped her out with the things she was unable to do.  Almost every Sunday, me and my mom, mostly my mom, make a treat for our friends and neighbors.  When I do an act of service, I feel really good inside to know that I had helped someone, usually during a rough time.  Every Saturday all of the kids help my parents out by cleaning all the bathrooms in our house, along with some other small chores.  In the scriptures we read that if you have spent your days in service, you have been in the service of your God.  And that means when you do service for other people, you are doing service for Heavenly Father.  I know that we are all able to serve, and that if we do, we will be blessed."


Didn't she do a fabulous job?  I was one proud mama sitting in the church pew!

Last night I wanted to make more cards to use in my church calling.  I get to work with the women in my ward (congregation) by checking on them and making sure they are taken care of.  I realized that I am getting low on fun cards!  I thought, what about a cute owl??  This is what I came up with.  What do you think?  

I used the Cricut Lite Hoot & Holler cartridge.   I also used Biggie Punnies (which will be gone forever soon, so get them while you can!)  

26 comments:

  1. So cute Robyn!! I love the fun colors and the border at the top looks great!!

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  2. I'm so proud of your daughter, she did a wonderful job. Your card is adorable.

    Deanna Ohio

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  3. Your daughter did a great good job on her talk. Your are such a great Mother. I love your Owl card and we are so glad you are back posting. I've missed reading your blogs.

    Barb from PA

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  4. Robyn, your daughters speech is absolutely perfect! Thank you for sharing it with us - you are right - I would be proud too! Robyn, I am so glad that you are back 'with us'. I love your posts and hearing about your family, church, thoughts and yes crafting!!! Many hugs!!!!

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  5. It sounds like your daughter did a great job! Your project is owl-dorable :) TFS

    michelle
    http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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  6. So glad you're back to posting! You've been missed!!!
    becky
    beckyboyer.com

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  7. Your daughter did a fabulous job. I remember sitting in the pew the time my son preached his first sermon (he was 16). I was overwhelmed with gratitude to the Lord for blessing me with such an amazing son and I feel the same way when my daughter sings and uses her beautiful voice to praise the Lord. The best thing we can do as parents is teach our children about God.
    Your card is so cute. Thanks for sharing.
    God Bless
    Sherry

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  8. What a wonderful example you set for your children! Love the card. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  9. Robyn, I am not a religious woman, and I come from a part of the country where people push their religion rather than practice it. I have to say that I am inspired by you and your family. You all practice what you believe. Weather others have the same beliefs or not they have to be inspired by your family. Your children are giving instead of greedy a novelty in itself. I have followed your blog for about 3 years and I truly enjoy everything you post. I can see and hear (on your videos) the absolute joy and love you feel when you speak of your family, your religion and your hobbies. You help people and expect nothing in return, you truly awe and inspire me. Thank you.

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  10. Wow Robyn what your daughter said really spoke to me and I loved it love your card too

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  11. This is such a fabulous card - love the sentiment. Your daughter did a fabulous job on her speech, she must make you so proud. TFS

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  12. LOL...This is so Cute!Fabulous and Fun!

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  13. Super cute card...and kudos to your daughter. Lee-Ann :)

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  14. Oh my goodness, What a beautiful family you have! Brought tears to my eyes!

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  15. Very cute!! The colors are fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Carol

    3kidcropshop.blogspot.com

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  16. WOW, Robyn your daughter did amazing!! But not suprising seeing who her mom is :)You are such a great mom and teacher!!

    I hope you had a wonderful time playing tennis today and enjoy your free time.

    I am in love with those owl cards!!!

    Big HUGS
    Cristi

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  17. So now I had a chance to actually read the post robyn!!! ;) Your daughter's talk was great, she's being a terrific example---it sounds as if your whole family is, which is no surprise! Good for her for having the courage to speak in front of so many people!!

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  18. I love what card and what your daughter wrote was so incredible. You and your husband are doing such a great job raising your children!! You can tell by the what she wrote!!! So inspiring!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  19. What a great job! I teach 12 and 13 year old kids, and she sure did a great job writing that! I have three little kids, and I pray everyday that I can raise them to live a life of service. Your daughter has inspired me even more on how I can help my children start with just the little things and make them aware of others and their needs. Thanks Robyn!

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  20. your daughter is precious and so is your card, thanks for sharing.

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  21. You should be proud! Your daughter gave a great speech!

    Love your adorable card!

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  22. Your daughters words have brightened my day . I'm off to see what service I can do today ! Lovely card as always Robyn x

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  23. Robyn- What your daughter said was just wonderful! What a great young lady she is:-) You tell her that she has inspired me to do more for others! Life gets so crazy sometimes we forget what is really important. Have a great weekend!

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  24. yout daughter did a agreat job! Very nicely written speach.

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  25. I would like to order the birthday kit,
    but didn't see where to order from.
    Sandy(mamarose5@gmail.com

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