Friday, August 28, 2009

Don't Forget Even the Weeds Can Bloom

You would not believe how many "bloom" stamps I own. I can never pass one up. I get so excited when I see one, as if it was made just for ME! Isn't it? Anyway, today I'm sharing I card I made yesterday. I was busy using scraps on my desk again and this was the end result. I love how it turned out! I love the October Afternoon papers. I can't seem to get enough of them. Then again, I can't seem to have enough of any beautiful printed paper! I think the green plaid is from American Crafts. It's hard to find this paper so I bought several sheets when I saw it. The flower is from my friend Gretchen. Another of her gifted stamped images to me. This bloom verse is from Verve stamps.

I save all my old Mary Engelbreit magazines. You never know when you'll need a bit of whimsy to get you going in your creative quest for that perfect card. No, I've never made that "perfect" card, but I have made lots that I love to look at, but that doesn't stop me from trying to create better and better. That's the lesson for today. Use your own imagination! Creating the perfect card isn't the reason most of us create. It might be the goal, but remember to enjoy the process. I know so many crafters who think that their work is not good enough to show off. Why is that? Can we all improve? Sure, but only improve for ourselves. I want to laugh when I look back at some of my earlier cards. How could anybody have bought those? I ask my self. Self answers the same way every time. They saw what could be. I've been selling cards for a long time and I have a few wonderful friends who have been buying from me from the start. I'm sure they think the latest cards are the best, but I hope they treasured the first ones as well. The moral of this story is---don't be afraid to show off your creations! They are part of who we are!

This is a quote from Mary

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done. Then they see it can be done--Then it is done and the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago!

Have a wonderful day! Love and Hugs to all who enter!


1 comment:

  1. This is a bee-u-ti-ful card Paula! I love it! I can see where you would get excited finding "bloom" stamps! I was actually cleaning up my craft space yesterday and putting all my stamps back on the shelf and came across a dollar "Bloom" stamp that I have and thought of you! I wonder how many stamps there are with the word "Wade" on them..ha! ~~Pam