Monday, October 14, 2013

Clergy Appreciation Month

Did you know that October is Clergy Appreciation Month?  Me neither, until I was assigned to write an article about it for Scrapjazz.  Despite being a lifelong churchgoer, I hadn't even heard about Clergy Appreciation Month and had certainly never done anything special for the occasion. Time to remedy that.  I definitely appreciate my pastor.  He's awesome.

Here's the card I made for Pastor Todd.  I used the scraps from my goddaughters' baptism card to make the cross.  I ran the base through a friend's Texture Boutique using the 'Swirls and Dots' folder, orienting it so that the dots were toward the top (in other words, upside down).  I glued a cardstock butterfly in place, then added a line of glue just along the body and carefully placed a vellum butterfly on top.  I gently folded up the wings to provide dimension and a sense of movement.  I'm happy with how it turned out: simple, elegant, and uplifting.    

 

If you have a religious leader in your life, I encourage you to take the time during Clergy Appreciation Month to show your thanks for all that he/she does!

5 comments:

  1. I didn't know it was their appreciation month either!! I loveeeeeeeeee the card you made for your pastor!! Beautiful!!!

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  2. I always learn something when I visit your blog, Cindy. I did not know that it is Clergy Appreciation Month! I love the wonderful card you made, and I bet your pastor did, too. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us!

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  3. Wow! October is a month that celebrates a lot of different things!
    Nice card!

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