Yesterday my friend and downline Zeny came over to stamp with me. Zeny had offered to help me prepare for our July Stamped With Aloha Inspiration where we will be featuring our new "This Little Piggy" stamp set. Whenever Zeny comes over to stamp she always has some type of sweet treat in her bag. Whether its cookies or brownies or chocolate its fun to see her eyes light up when she reaches in her bag to share a sweet treat with me.
With my recent health challenges one of the main things I've been trying to avoid is sugar so when she asked me recently about sharing some treats with me, I politely told her that I wouldn't be able to have any but she was welcome to bring for herself.
When Zeny arrived yesterday she did what she normally does, she reached in her bag with twinkling eyes and a smile and set down two bags of "treats" on the table. They looked like a bags of gummy bears. I didn't want to be rude but I knew I had already mentioned to her about my situation so I said, "Oh Zeny! Thanks so much for bringing these but did you remember that I can't have any sugar?" She smiled and said, "Look Closer?" "These treats are Non Dairy, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Sugarless, Vegan Protein Veggie Chips!" Can you say that three times fast?? I had to laugh and then jump up to give her a big hug. I thought it was so sweet of her to not only bring a bag from me but to bring a bag for herself sacrificing her normal delectable sugary treat. What a thoughtful gesture from a true friend. Since her face lit up for Non- Dairy, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Sugarless, Vegan Protein Veggie Chips, I realized it was her love of sharing that made her eyes twinkle and not the treat itself!
It was such a SWEET TREAT to stamp with Zeny that day. We had a ball coming up with projects for our July Inspiration Night. We created 4 piggy cards that will sit inside of a pig pen box. I look forward to sharing these cards at the end of next month. Till then, here's one of the cards that didn't make the cut but we thought was super cute.
If you have followed my stamping style you will know that over the years I've converted many of our Stampin' Up! images to represent pineapples and hula girls. So, the thought came to mind when I saw the adorable pig from This Little Piggy that maybe it would work with one of the Piggy images too. So I used some punches to dress up this image and this is what I created.
I used the leaves from the Lemon Builder punch (cut in half) for the hula skirt and the flower from the Tree Builder punch to make a Haku Lei. The pig was stamped on Powder Pink card stock and cut out and adhered to the card with our new Mini Dimensionals which I LOVE.
For the background I used a piece of our sassy and shiny new Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper and this was the final outcome.
I think this is the perfect card to send to Zeny to thank her for coming over and not only stamping with me but being so thoughtful to bring such a healthy treat to share with me while we worked. Zeny's kind gesture and thoughtfulness really did make me happy. It's sweet, caring and thoughtful people like Zeny who truly do make the world a more beautiful place.