Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cardmaker's Bill of Rights

Hi Everyone!  I got this from my new friend Emily's blog,    Bombshell Em's Artistic Expressions.
  She loves to stamp (and does a fabulous job!) and is involved with Operation Write Home.  Go check her out and give her some love!
I thought this was so great that I had to share it.


Cardmaker's Bill of Rights

A cardmaker delivers the most welcome kind of unannounced visitor: A HANDMADE CARD.
A card touches us – somehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honorable and important task.

As a cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:

  • You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.
  • You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.
  • You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate – just because you know it will stay in your house.
  • You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.
  • You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because a) you like it; b) you think it's cute; c) you'll never find it again, or; d) you know you'll use it someday.
  • You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.
  • You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.
  • You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes – whether the dishes are done or not.
  • You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.
  • You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.
  • You have the right to value your personal style.
  • You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.
~Author Unknown

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7 comments:

  1. OMG....I absolutely love this....would it be okay for me to share if I link back to you and Em?

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  2. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I am going to frame this and put it in my space! Thanks for sharing it today Julie!!

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  3. Ha, this is great. I'm with Kathy and will print this out and hang in my craftroom. Thanks for such a great post
    Hugs
    Brenda

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  4. Too cute, Julie! TFS!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  5. I love this Julie!! I think I may just make a sign like this for my husbands desk, lol. Ok maybe he won't appreciate it as much as I do, hahahaha!
    ~Hugs~
    Becky

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  6. will have to share this with my friends.

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