Recently when reading an article Living a Life of Joy written by one of my favorite writers Martha Beck, I found that not only will sending hand stamped cards bring joy to family and friends, but it will also bring more joy into your life just by creating them. From the article…
"It is simple, two little words: Make something.
You see, creative work causes us to secrete dopamine, a hormone that can make us feel absorbed and fulfilled without feeling manic. Research indicates that we're most creative when we're happy and relaxed, and conversely, that we can steer our brains into this state by undertaking a creative task."
This card was inspired by amazing stamper and demonstrator friend Connie Stewart. She has an awesome video on her you tube channel called Simply Simple Flash Cards. You will enjoy watching her and I think you will be inspired to run to your stamps and see how many different cards you can make using this technique.
SUPPLIES (all supplies are products of Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Classic Inks: Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral
Accessories: 4 petal flower from the Punch Pack , Jewels Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Celia Cawthon says
LOVE this news, Patsy. I think this is why I can lose track of time, miss meals, never get the laundry loads swapped out …. LOL
Patsy Waggoner says
LOL so true Celia!