Our New Stampin' Up! catalog is here! Yesterday, I was able to place my first order and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of new products to play with. Since I have been going through some health challenges, I have been unable to stamp for the past few days. I'm hoping that by the time my new products arrive I will be up to stamping again.
So because I don't have any "new" projects to share, I thought I'd share something that I made a couple weeks ago to bless a friend.
Just prior to any of my procedures starting my friend Anna picked me up and took me to the mall for some "retail therapy". While shopping I came across a pair of Pizza themed pajamas. I immediately .thought of Kileigh who is this sweet young girl who I serve with in the worship ministry at church. Kileigh loves PIZZA!!! So, I bought the pizza pajamas and came home to stamp her a card to match her gift. It wasn't her birthday or any special occasion just something I wanted to do to bless my pizza loving sister in Christ.
I'm not sure if you can tell but the front of the card is cut out so that when you open it the pizza it mounted on the inside of the card. I used some retired Heart Framelits to cut out the front of this card as well as the different sized hearts that were used on the pizza. The sentiment is cute because when I think of Kileigh my heart does smile and I'm sure that's the same thing that happens when Kileigh thinks of pizza!
It was fun to send this unexpected blessing to Kileigh to let her know just as the pajamas say, that I love her to pizza's, I mean pieces! Which is so true because I really do!
Today in my quiet time I was reminded of the importance of loving others. It doesn't have to be through gift giving but why not bless someone today in an unexpected way to let them know that they were thought of and are loved. That is something I hope to be better at in this new season. I want to use my hand stamped creations to let others know how much I love and care for them not only at times when they need it but also when they least expect it.
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." I John 4:7