Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Send a Card Sunday


After reading Wendy's blog, and talking about creativity, I thought I'd share one of my brief opportunities to do something creative. I make cards. I tend to go through phases of frenzy card making...and then a little lull with hardly any card making. Anyway, about a year ago, my hubby came to my stampin' table and asked me what I was doing. Actually, his exact words were, "What in the world IS all this?" I explained that this was all my card making paraphernalia... "No," he said. "What is all THIS?" he said, pointing to my huge stash of completed cards. So, I explained that when I make a card, I tend to put a little piece of my little heart and a smidge of my little ole' soul into it. And, sometimes, when I'm done making someone a card, I decide that person really isn't "card-worthy" and I end up buying a card and saving my little piece of my heart and my little ole' soul. "They won't really appreciate the effort and love," I think. Therefore, I end up with quite a stash of beautiful (at least, beautiful to me) cards. Well, my hubby doesn't really understand the "little heart and little ole' soul" story. So he puts forth a mandate! "Don't make any more cards until you send some!" says he. Then he spews forth this little piece of wisdom... "The people that are the least card-worthy are probably the people that need your cards the most." Ok, ok. When he's right, he's right. And, he's the one paying for my stuff. So, being the retentive person that I am, I make a plan. On Sundays, when I'm TRYING to do the resting thing, and I'm considering my upcoming week and planning menus, etc... I pick, write, and address a card that I will mail the next day. Now, I've only been doing this for a month or so, and I am finding that it's actually getting easier to release my cards. And, it's really kind of fun to try to think of someone that may just need a little piece of my heart :-)


Here's the recipe... Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip. Ink: Whisper White, Basic Brown, Versamark. Stamps: French Script, Wonderful Words, Always. Other stuff: Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Ribbon (retired). I got this color combo off of Kristina Werner's lovely website www.kwernerdesign.com

10 comments:

Jarrod said...

Hey Trish,
Y'know the funny thing is I can just hear Roger saying all of that. Really, I can see and here him in my mind. That is so funny. I'm glad you've found a release for that good heart.

JenMarie said...

Oh, this is GORGEOUS!!

miagallivan said...

Hi Trish, I came to your site just to see your submission for Kristina's color challenge, & I just had to tell you that a) I love your card, and b) your hubby's a wise man! I still labor over the "creating" part of the card-making process, so when I finally do make one, I REALLY have a hard time letting go of it! I'll definitely have Roger's wise words in my head from now on... Thanks!

Melissa Flaming said...

Um, Trish, so when will I know if I'm "Card-worthy"?? I'll be patiently waiting in case I'm waaaay down on the list. As for the "another baby" comment...in your dreams!!

~missprissme said...

Very pretty... great use of the color s in the challenge.

Suzanne said...

I hear you. I loved the idea about putting them in clear envelopes so that you can see them, browse through them and not get them disshelved looking.

Sherri said...

Hey Trish,
Beautiful card. I got a new monitor tonight and so.... I can see again.
I will check out the website and look for additional challenges. What fun!

WendyJanelle said...

Ohhh...first of all, I'm again blessed and honored by you, that you would even mention me, much less be inspired to share your creativity. :-)

Second, I know exactly what you mean. I do the same thing, I'm ashamed to admit. I give homemade cards to the people I love and cherish...but I send a store-bought one to my mother-in-law, who I know would not take more than a glance at my heart-and-soul-card.

But hubby is right. Those stinkin' hubbies and their wise words! ;-)

And, hey, thanks for all your tooth advice, through the grapevine!!

WendyJanelle said...

Aaannnnddd...that is a buh-U-tiful card!

WendyJanelle said...

I already said I LOVE this card...but now I need to say it again! :-) I LOVE this card!
I had such a crummy day on Tuesday...Ethan tested positive for the flu, and then he also got Poison Oak! I had dental work done, and blah, blah...other things just kept happening. But you were such a blessing!!--you brought such a smile to my face. Thank you!!