Saturday, February 6, 2016

Be My Warm and Fuzzy Valentine

These bags were made for our Ashton Nursing Home ministry.  Our church members gave generous donations and items to fill the bags such as robes, socks, houseshoes, throws, knitted caps, t-shirts, hats, lotion, denture cups, toothbrushes, and word search puzzles for their Christmas worship.  We had more than enough.  Due to a last minute donation of t-shirts and socks, instead of holding them to next year we decided to give them out on Valentine's Day.  So with that said, I designed the front of the paper bags from a sketch by Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The paper bags were a freebie from my Paper Crafting Sister Rhoda.  She placed them in her donate box and somehow I knew they would come in good use.

A pair of socks was wrapped up in a t-shirt of various sizes. 
Below are how they were folded to put in the bag.

There are a total of 32 Warm and Fuzzy Valentines prepared!

Here's a close up of the paper bag.  
The message says "God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them."  

DCWV - The Performance Stack
Recollection doily
Butterfly punch
Stampin Up sentiment

Entered in the following challenges:
Through the Purple Haze - Things with Wings #94
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch challenge

Moving Along with the Times - Things with Wings
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes #219 - UPlifting Sentiment
Left of Center Challenges - Things with Wings #116


  1. WOW PP this is really a labor of love which is as you know, is no labor. The bags are very pretty but the spirit behind them is beautiful. The red signifies the precious Blood and love, the music notes and butterflies give a sign of hope. God bless your art and outreach. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

  2. What a wonderful ministry! Thank you so much for using our sketch for such a great cause! Your bags are beautiful, the gold foiling adds just the right amount of sparkle! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  3. Wow so thoughtful of you - great work as always tfs!!!

  4. You are an inspiration in so many ways!!! Love what you did for your creativity and especially your thoughtfulness :)

    1. I concur with Patti. I could not have said it better!

  5. Your church ministry is awesome! Just like these cards, so beautiful, that you made to enclose in the bags. Bless you and your ministry!

  6. Your bags are wonderful, but even greater is the gift! What a blessing for all the recipients!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  7. Beautiful gift bags and so thoughtful too. Thanks for joining us at LOC challenges this week.

  8. Wow these look fab, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  9. Princess, great job as usual. Now I will be on the hunt for some of those red dollies and will certainly use that sketch too. Thanks for inspiration!

  10. Thank you so much for joining in our 'things with wings' challenge at Left of Centre creative challenges.

    What a fantastic idea that is very well executed. The bags all look wonderful and such a labour of love.

    I hope you will join us for future challenges each week.

    ❤️ & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LOC DT Member

  11. God bless you for your caring and your cards are lovely. Thank you for joining us at TTPH challenge.
    Lisa ( DT )

  12. What a great idea! So beautifully done too!
    Dawn xx

  13. Wow, what a labour of love and how lovely to be giving back in this way, thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week Claire DT.


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