Card Making and Youth


I spent some time a couple weeks ago preparing to help with a girls organization called GEMS. This is a church related group that always has a theme verse for the year. I found out that this year it is one of my favorite verses… Micah 6:8 ” He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

My part of the evening was going to be helping with the craft and I was going to help with card making. Last week, was the week I got to have the fun of helping out with that group of girls.

20171106_143517_Film1.jpgIt was a little hard to decide what type of cards I was going to prepare for a group of young girls. It is always kind of an experimental thing knowing what someone else will like. Of course I had to include a chicken card!

They did seem to like that one and it was fun to hear the stories of moms and grandmas who also had chickens. It was also fun to try figure out if I knew those moms and grandmas!

The stamps for the chicken cards were a set from Stampin’ Up called “Hey Chick”. I love this set for obvious reasons! Some gold, white, and navy cardstock, markers to color chicks with and we had a finished card.

The other two cards we made, are in the picture at the top. Not quite as “fun” but they still had a good time making them. All the stamps used on these three cards were from various set from Stampin’ Up. The cardstock and paper came from a variety of places…..Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Stampin’ Up and some really old scraps from Creative Memories. (Nope I don’t get any compensation for mentioning where the stuff comes from….just thought it might be helpful.)

Watching those girls make cards and listening to their comments was wonderful. It gives me great hope for the future. These girls were polite, full of funny comments and they freely helped each other with ideas for their cards.

It should probably be mandatory for everyone over a certain age to spend time with young people. Their view on life can make a person feel young again and see that the future is full of promise. They give you the feeling that anything is possible and bring a joy to life that is catchy.

I have always told my kids that my goal is to get old but not grow up……and after that evening I know why. (Oh….and my kids have assured me that I am doing just fine on my goal.)

It is good to have the joy of a young person. It is good to see the endless possibilities in life. Some days are easier than others to find that joy but it is a wonderful thing when you do. I pray this finds you full of joy and possibilities.


The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing.

Youth is not a question of years:
one is young or old from birth.
Natalie Clifford Barney

24 thoughts on “Card Making and Youth

      • juliascreativeyear says:

        They are fab. They are a perfect mix of wanting to do everything themselves but still needing you and your encouragement. I’ve had some amazing moments looking under rocks and finding crazy bugs with them and it’s really exciting when we find something bonne of us recognise and we use the nature trail omnibus my grandparents gave me when I was little to try to work it out


  1. bcparkison says:

    What a fun time was had by all.Are you a demonstrator for SU. I was for about 3 years but no one around here was interested and it got kinda expensive all alone. LOL They do make great products which I will be using forever. more LOL

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I am not a demonstrator but I know a good one in a town about 10 miles away. I love the SU stuff and usually wait for the Sale-A-Bration cause then I get a free set also!
      Our local thrift store has a craft area and I also like to check for SU stuff there….can get some pretty good bargains that way.
      I bet you were a great demonstrator!

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  2. bcparkison says:

    No…that is why I no longer am. I has several “parties” and we had a fun time but no one purchased anything and just weren’t interested in doing it too. Same thing with our attempt at Amway long years ago. Love their products too but boy are they expensive today.

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I totally understand that Beverly. I do Young Living. I make just enough to support my “habit” of their products so I am okay with that. It would be nice if it did more but this is fine too!
      I remember as a kid we had neighbors that did Amway.
      The SU gal holds 3-4 card making parties in a year and used to do a lot of home parties. I used to host one of those every January but their rewards really went downhill for hostesses so I just get together with friends now and we make cards. So much fun.

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  3. DM says:

    Sounds like we’re cut out of the same cloth..(the calendar says one thing but our approach to life says something completely different.) In my case, I know it comes from my mom. she is 83 going on 16, Being around negative people who whine about their age is one of my pet peeves….we have neighbors who were whining about getting old in their 40’s…(when we first met them) they are now mid to late 60’s and definitely both have 1 foot in the grave. When I was growing up, dad got his hands on a copy of Norman Vincent Peel’s book, the Power of Positive Thinking…didn’t realize at the time how much that shaped the trajectory of my life. You sound like the perfect fit for that group of young people

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  4. thecobweboriumemporium says:

    Fabulous post, Incredible cards, and amazing mixture of young and not quite so.
    Good things happen when a young of heart and young of years get together. They instill something into each other. Something not seen but felt as a love connection.
    Well done Chicken. You nailed that get together! ~ Cobs. x

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