Friday, December 19, 2008

1 Picture = 100 words

I have been playing with my Claudine products, and having a LOT of fun trying new things, I will have something to share tomorrow, it just got done too late this evening to share pictures of!

But, there is something else that I wanted to share, it is one of the layouts from my Hall of Fame entry the year I received an Honorable Mention. I haven't shared very many of these layouts because I didn't want to be judged by the masses as to whether I had been worthy or not to receive this honor. But one of my layouts was about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, and this is a good time to share a more private moment that means a lot to me. I craft, a lot, because I like to make things that are from my heart, and when I give them, I like to think that I am giving a small piece of myself with these types of gifts. This is a trait that I learned as a child from my parents, they were people who did things for people that meant something. Simple, meaningful things that could be treasures. This is a trait that I am working on with my children, and it is really hard at times. Ours is a society of instant gratification and indulgence. With the changes in our economic cycle, I would like to challenge everyone to make something simple but meaningful for those people who are important in their lives. Not an extravagent project, but a card, ornament, or other little item that will become a treasure and not forgotten in the coming months.
For our neighbors, we spent time as a family making cookies and the small containers to deliver them in. This was a wonderful experience, and gave us time together to enjoy each others company, a gift that the kids gave to me! I feel very blessed that we had this opportunity, and know that it is what I will remember years down the road!
Anyway, I know that I am preaching to the choir as so many who visit are already crafters, but please take time to slow down and enjoy the people who are the blessings in your life!


Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Beautiful layout! And beautiful post...indeed...

I just want to say that I am so 'in awe' of your HM!! That is HUGE!!!!

AK2CO Girl said...

thanks for the inspiration to keep going as the clock clicks down.