A few weeks ago I worked at the Orlando Scrapbook Expo with Rubbernecker Stamps and had such a wonderful time sharing paper crafting. I saw several friends that I have known for years and made many, many new friends. I had a very special opportunity to talk with Smita , a lady I had met several years ago at an Orlando paper crafting event. She recently lost a family member and has had very little interest in paper crafting due to her grief. She hadn’t really wanted to come to the Expo but had finally consented to come with two of her good friends. I was able to share with Smita how much paper crafting and being creative has helped me get through difficult times of stress and grief over the years. During our chat I encouraged her to get out her paper, stamps, inks and dies and to try to make a project. I promised that being creative, even for a a short time really helps clear the mind and heart. Meeting Smita again was one of the main highlights of that weekend.
I was so touched yesterday when I received a text from Smita with the picture of the beautiful card below that she made using some of the dies she purchased at the show. I asked her permission to share it on my blog. You know there is nothing I love more than die cut scenes. And, another fun thing is that Smita shared that when we met several years ago I had shown her how to make clouds. I love how pronounced her clouds are in her mini scenes.
Thanks for coming by today and allowing me to share a special story. I hope you have a great week. You can see the dies that Smita used to make her project listed below.