I’m so grateful for paper crafting – it gives me a reason to be creative each and every day. I’m also grateful for the kindness you show when I share my 4-1/4″ x 5″ creations with you. You are wonderful. Today I want to thank YOU for a gift you’ve given me (and helped me to give to others), and then I’m sharing a sweet, simple thank you card I made for you.
A Big Thank You from Me to You
At the end of July, I shared a post about two ways you could help me with sharing the joy of card making. I shared an article about my Great Aunt Margie and what she was doing to stay busy during the pandemic. I requested cards for Margie and, at the same time, cards for those who are isolated from family and loved ones during the pandemic. You can see the original post here.
Throughout August and September, cards poured in – my mailbox was filled nearly every day.
From this outpouring of love a support, I received:
- MORE THAN 100 CARDS FOR AUNT MARGIE
Aunt Margie was so thrilled when I talked with her the day her first box of cards arrived. She immediately opened the box and sat down in her chair to read through each and every one. While I told her she didn’t need to write anyone back, she ignored me. 🙂 I think she’s picked up a couple of pen pals through this. I can’t tell you how much I love that! ♥♥♥
- MORE THAN 750 AMAZING CARDS THAT I DELIVERED TO LOCAL NURSING HOMES, DELIVERED TO A NURSING HOME IN FOUNTAIN INN, SC AND SHIPPED TO A NURSING HOME IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.
Given current health restrictions (that gave me a reason to collect cards for these lovely people), I couldn’t be there to see the recipients when they received the cards, but I imagine they were thrilled.
While there were a lot of people who sent a handful of cards, many of you sent boxes filled with cards and lovely handwritten notes inside. I can’t thank you enough. I could see the love in each of the cards.
Special thanks to the following who each sent more than 40 cards:
- Carole Gaines
- Beth Geraghty
- Gail Tomita
- Jana Miner
- Jackie Beers
- Shila Froehlich
And thanks to the following who each sent between 20 and 39 cards:
- Linda Williamson
- Diana Barber
- Cecilia Bowman
- Leigh Williams
- Melly Turner
- Chris Robinson
- Maureen Barry
I can’t tell you how wonderful this has been to share your cards with those who are feeling isolated and shut off from family and friends. You are special people, and I am grateful to you.
You are Wonderful
I can’t go two days in a row without showing a new card, so I created this card as a THANK YOU to everyone who participated in either of the requests I shared above:
I stamped “You are wonderful” from Rooted in Nature on Calypso Coral cardstock. I’ve always love the flat edge on the top of this sentiment and thought it would be fun to top it with flowers. These flowers from Jar of Flowers gave me just what I needed – a sweet bushel of flowers with a super-sweet sentiment. I colored the flowers with a mix of Stampin’ Blends, giving a light touch of color to the arrangement. I used a mix of Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Here’s a closer look:
Stamp Sets: Jar of Flowers, Rooted in Nature Papers: Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Stampin’ Blends (Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green) Accessories: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
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