My creative journey started when I discovered stamping and card-making in March, 2010. At the time, my husband asked, "how long is this one going to last?" A fair question considering my recent passing crazes: beading, triathlon, cycling, dog-training to name a few. I couldn't articulate an answer at the time but I knew that somehow, this would be different. What I've discovered is that stamping is not just a hobby to help pass the time or to keep my mind busy; rather, it has therapeutic qualities in itself. When I am making a card, the whole world shuts off as I focus on my design and concentrate on putting together the bits and pieces of card and ink. The creative process builds my self-esteem, calms my mind and delights my spirit. And I know that the card itself will also bring joy or solace to someone else one day. At the moment I firmly believe that crafting is a gift from God in my life and I am exploring ways to use this gift in some form of ministry for Him.

Monday, February 21, 2011

GKD Stamp Tv sketch

Back on the saddle again! I've had a trip to Canada/LA over Christmas, plus it's summer and there are so many happy outdoorsy things to do that I haven't been making cards. However today was just the day to be creative so I found Stamp TV to check out the latest competitions. This card is for the sketch contest with the Latest Release Party. It's not spring here but that's okay. I liked the colours and felt a bit springy today. Unfortunately I didn't plan the ribbon very well and the circle covers the bit that matches the tangelo. Oh well--next time. The stamps are Theresa Mombers at GKD Designs.
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