Monday, November 2, 2015

Sharing Handmade Kindness

Hi there - long time no see! I am struggling to have much creative energy these days, but I don't want to give up yet. I have a card to share with you today.

This post is prompted by a well-known cardmaker, Jennifer McGuire. She is one of the best there is, and is always very generous to applaud others' efforts and to give of her talents. She has recently launched a new website, and along with that, a challenge for crafters to spread kindness by sharing something handmade. Each week in the month of November, she is planning to issue a different challenge.

This first week's challenge is to share something handmade with family or friends. I thought of this card I made a while back, and decided to send it to a lady who is a member of our church. Due to health issues, she can't get out as often as she'd like. I hope this will be a little ray of sunshine. Sometimes just to know that someone is thinking of you is such an encouragement!

Here's my card:

This design was inspired by this card. I didn't have the set she used, so I pulled out an old Stampin' Up! set called Bugs & Slugs. I enjoyed the process and I think many sets with small images could be used this way.

I hope your week is off to a good start. I'm looking forward to this month of gratitude!

Till next time, 



Robin said...

I think your card is adorable and what you used was perfect. I can also see why you were inspired by the other card but I did enjoy the stamps you used. It makes me want to make one. I also like to make do with what I have which is a ton :) Super nice work. Robin Hawkins

Karen Oliver said...

Your card is beautiful, I love what you did. Caught my eye on the sharing handmade kindness blog.

Gio said...

I really think your sweet gesture brought some joy in your friend. The card is very lovely. I wish you a peaceful Festive Season and Happy New Year, Immi :-)