Friday, March 18, 2011

hands that serve & giveaway.

For those who don't know, I'm a Mormon.  I recently was given a calling (an opportunity to serve those in my church) to help out with activities for the ladies in the church.  This past Tuesdays, we had a special evening called, Hands that Serve.  
Our focus was to remind and encourage one another that through our hands, through our service, Heavenly Father blesses each and everyone of us.  We also did a bit of pampering for ourselves since we need to remember the importance of taking care of ourselves so that we can take care of others!

Being on the committee, I signed up to make some cupcake stands, which are easy!  Grab some plates and cups/bowls/candlesticks and super glue and put them together!  These were put on the food tables with cupcakes on them for dessert!

Next were the centerpieces for the tables that we would be pampering ourselves with hand scrubs!
Cute huh?  They were free...which is even better!

So here's how they were made:
So I grabbed some mason jars..I have a lot!

I spray painted them pink, and grabbed some twigs from my backyard...

I filled it with rocks that my girls collected to hold the stick in place...


I found and wrote up some quotes and printed them off for each branch...

I marked 2 hole punches in 2 identical papers...

I put a paper on each side and tied them around the twig with some string and ta da!!
What do you think?


Here are the quotes:










Aren't those great quotes?
The evening turned out lovely and I'm kicking myself that I didn't get a picture of the night.  The message of the night was uplifting and it strengthened my efforts to use my hands for good!

So seeing how I have 2 sets of these beautiful quotes, I am giving one set away to one of you!
I'm going to put my set in some frames and hang them in all crazy-like in my craft room to inspire me as I create :)

So to enter:
Leave a comment letting me know what quote you like the best!

Extras:
-Follow me on my blog
-Like my FB page
-Follow me on Twitter.
-Tweet, post on FB or blog about this giveaway (1 pt. for each thing!)
-link to one of my parties!

Leave a comment for each thing you do!

This will end Next Saturday at Midnight :)

I'm linking up to THESE parties.


34 comments:

  1. Ca-ute! I now follow your blog!

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  2. My favorite one is "Dare to reach your hand into the darkness and pull another hand into the light".

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  3. I just "like"ed you on FB!

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  4. Posted about your blog and the giveaway on facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/ThatCupcakeLady

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  5. My favorite is "No one can do everything but everyone can do something." Amen!

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  6. I'm a follower! You are dynamite. I have the same calling in my ward and do not do nearly this much for our activities . . . :-/

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  7. I like the give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.

    emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

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  8. And, I follow you. I actually just found you tonight from Show & Tell Saturday at Be Different.

    plannedimprovisation at gmail dot com

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  9. I've been obsessed with Emerson's success poem since I first read it in high school!

    plannedimprovisation at gmail dot com

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  10. How do you come up with this awesomeness?

    My fave is Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something. Too true. I follow you ... too much.

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  11. So, so, so cute! I want to go to your ward! I love the Nobody can do everything... quote. I'm a new follower.

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  12. I love your quote: To receive everything, one must open ones hand and give! Your ideas are so easy & functional!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  13. I have just started following you on FB!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  14. I also follow your blog!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  15. Your blog is great - glad to find it. This is a cool centerpiece.

    Happy crafting!

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  16. I love "Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something!"
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  17. I love it!!! I'm your newest follower :)

    Lovely blog BTW!

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  18. What a great project - fabulous ideas too. I like the "If we learn to take a little time out...." one the best. They're all fabulous though - thanks for a great giveaway!

    scrappydiva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  19. like you on FB - ScrappyDiva Maryanne
    scrappydiva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  20. blog follower
    scrappydiva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  21. @ScrappyGifts following you on Twitter
    scrappydiva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  22. FBed about it
    scrappydiva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  23. linked to your Scrapbook Sundays =D
    scrappydiva2129 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Became a follower and thanks for the giveaway! and I love the quote: Dare to reach your hand into the darkness to pull another into the Light! awesome :)
    purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

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  25. OH how fun! That turned out so cute.

    Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

    -Melissa

    MyCraftieLife.Blogspot.com

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  26. These just made me soo happy! I love the idea and now I am trying to rack my brain for excuses to use them somewhere! Hmmmm....I am sure I will come up with something. Thanks for all of your amazing inspirations and keep up the great work! I am such a happy follower of your blog!

    Amanda @ Our Life on a Marquee

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  27. you are so right! those quotes are great. fun centerpieces as well.

    thanks so much for linking up so many inspiring projects to the spring fling.

    kellie

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  28. What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party!

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