It's been wisely said that remembering the WHY of what we're doing helps us connect to the true motivation of our hearts. I've been giving this some thought, and I hope you don't mind if I spill over in writing some of the reasons I love what I do.
I've always known I love the process of creating something beautiful with my stamps, paper and ink. But more recently, I've gotten a different focus. Our pastor said yesterday that every one of us is born to give. I think that's really true. Making beautiful things to give to others is my WHY.
I don't always mail my cards. As a matter of fact, I mail relatively few of them, and the rest fill shelves, baskets, and boxes in my craft room. Or decorate random places around our home! Recently I gave a huge bunch of my samples to a stamping friend who makes and mails cards for her husband's business. I was so touched because she wanted one card for her to keep - and she wanted my Artisan Design Team stamp to be on the back.I loved giving her the very first card I designed as an Artisan Award Winner last year.
I've had another request for cards this month, and I wrapped up a boxful to help raise money for a cause very, very dear to a reader's heart. What a joy to think these cards might bring profit for her and blessings to someone else!
A loving husband bought a gift certificate last week for his wife's birthday. Here is what I made.
The statement from the heart of Stampin Up! says "To love what we do, and share what we love, in this, ..........we make a difference!" Is this an adventure you've thought about?
Today is the last day to sign for the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $25. If you're excited about loving to give, and creating with exciting products, won't you consider taking advantage of this one time offer?
I truly can say I had no idea how much I would gain, grow, learn and have FUN when I signed up to be a demonstrator almost 10 years ago. Questions? I'd love to answer them!
Back tomorow with a new project and news is there will be a NEW *special promotion you won't want to miss!
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