Saturday, July 3, 2010
Day 1 Something New
OK, I admit it. I have a serious hoarding problem when it comes to card making and scrapbooking supplies. There’s always silkier ribbon or shinier bling and who can resist the myriad of patterned paper?
My weakness – new stamps, wood mount, acrylic, cling, it just doesn’t matter. My heart starts to pound and I just want to touch them. My brain spins and then the creative process begins.
OK, I admit I have another problem in this area. Once I create a card, I don’t want to give it away. It’s not the fear that the person I give it to won’t like it or worse that they’ll throw it away (well, maybe a little) but the fact that each card is special, different, like my own child. How could I bear to part with it?
Somehow I suspect I am not alone.
I named my blog my noteworthy cards for several reasons. Yes, I am a musician, a piano teacher to be exact and I get so much happiness and inspiration from music (I’m listening to Jacqueline du Pre playing the Elgar cello concerto as I write this). More importantly, I realize there is so much more value in making someone else smile. Giving someone a card that you create with a handwritten note inside says that you care, that person is special to you, you’re thinking of them. My cards are worthy of a handwritten note and so I am sure are yours.
This blog was created in hopes that lives will be touched through the gift of handmade cards and music.
Thank you for visiting.
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Canson, Patterned Paper: Memory Box Frond Collection, Stamps: Memory Box Create Art; Flower Bundle, Ribbon: May Arts Silk Green, Ink: Memento Grape Jelly, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink Old Paper, Bundled Sage
Thanks to Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center, Ohio for carrying the great Memory Box product line!