Make someone smile: send them a card!

The late Dorothy Parker once said, “I hate writing, I love having written.”

I, on the other hand, love crafting and love having crafted!

I am a papercrafter, through and through. I love making cards, tags, mini-albums and scrapbooks.

I love my designer paper, card stock, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, sparkles, pretty images and ribbon. I love my stamps, ink pads, embossing powders, glitter glue, pop dots, snail tape, embossing folders, die cutting machine, glue gun, paper-cutters, chip board, baker’s twine, buttons, bows, gel pens, scissors, brads, heat gun…well, I think you probably get the idea.

Every card, mini-album or scrapbook I make really is a work of love. Every letter, every flower, every bit of trim has to be just right.  I work feverishly on every project–housework and cooking just have to wait! And then, when the last embellishment is glued on and my “Hand-crafted by Gloria Sauve” seal is put on the back, I get to experience a that wonderful sense of elation that only comes with creating a “work of art.” So this is how Michaelangelo, Debussy and Shakespeare must have felt! (Okay, maybe I’m not quite a s famous as these guys, but I am a legend in my own little mind).

But, all kidding aside, the real joy comes from seeing the look of pleasure on the recipient’s face or getting an e-mail of thanks. If I can do something that makes someone smile and have a great time doing, then I am blessed!

There’s an old adage that says, “A busy person is a happy person.” It is definitely true!

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t crafted something lately, give it a try. Knit, crochet, sew, build something out of wood, make some play dough, or just slap a coat of Mod  Podge on a flower pot and shake some sparkles on it. It’s fun! It’s satisfying! It will make you feel like a kid, again! And, I promise, you WILL forget all about work!

3 thoughts on “Make someone smile: send them a card!

  1. Hi, Linda,

    Crafters have a philosophy called CASE, which means Copy And Share Everything! I’m glad you find my storage idea useful. As for my stamps, I am working on them, now. I am stamping each one in my book and organizing them by category (Christmas, birthday, flowers, etc.). It’s going to be so handy once I get them all catalogued…I’ll just be able to browse through the book, pick out the one I want and then go to the corresponding box. I will post photos once I get them all finished. Right now, I’ve got several projects on the go and I’m trying to keep all the balls in the air!! LOL!! But, it keeps life interesting and keeps me out of trouble!!

    Have a wonderful day,

    Gloria
    http://www.globugideas.com
    http://www.gsauve.com/homeatlast

    ***Dear Reader: I love receiving postcards from my readers! If you enjoy Globug Ideas and find it helpful, please send me a postcard from your hometown. Here is my address: 13 Tripp Crescent, Ottawa, ON, K2J 1C5 Thank you!***

  2. Hello,
    I found your blog on Pinterest. I love the ideas you had for identifying embossing folders. I will copy that idea, if you don’t mind. Did you do the same thing with your stamps? I’d love to see what you did.
    Thanks,
    Linda Nielsen

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