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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Crafting is great therapy!

Hi everyone - on Thursday my sister and I hauled out the craft supplies to make thank you cards.  Tami has plenty of people to thank - lovely neighbors, dear relatives and sweet friends who brought food or housed relatives, sent flowers or gave moral support during these tough times.  Tami is more of a scrapbooker than a card maker but she asked me to help her make some cards.  I thought it would be very healing and it was!  I have accumulated many supplies that I leave at her house, plus I usually bring a few stamp sets.  She says she can only create when I'm in the room for inspiration but I'm sure she could do it on her own too!  Here we are creating:

Crafting Day Sister Tami making cards!

Here's about 1/2 of the cards we created together:
Set of Thank you cards
 
We used some wonderful Hero Arts clear and wood block sets, especially an excellent 2013 release CL663 Thanks a Bunch.  I had Tami repeat some of the designs if they were going to different areas. Then I stayed busy creating while she addressed the envelopes. And, of course, here's a shot of our messy crafting table:

Another Creative Mess

This mess was over at my parents' house earlier in the week, then I cleaned it all up and created a new version at my sister's house - LOL! And they didn't even mind that I left it messy for several days as I continued creating. We did a lot of running around to the post office, the outlet mall, for lattes, etc. so I didn't get a chance to publish this until today. Crafting is great therapy - it really helped to heal as we personalized the thank you cards for the people who sympathized & shared with us. Thanks for stopping and hope you have a safe and crafty weekend.

10 comments:

Barb said...

You must be back home? Glad you're doing okay, Linda. Love the photos of you and your sister! It really is a wonderful hobby - for so many reasons. The two of you created some beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing, my friend - sending hugs!

CinnamonSally said...

Looks like you had a good time creating with your sister, its always good therapy in tough times.

joy said...

Hi, Linda! These cards are just lovely and, made with LOVE by you and your sister, for those who shared in your sadness. I enjoyed seeing the "mess" - that's the way my table looks when I've been making cards!

Greta said...

So wonderful you could do this with your sister. I also live in a different state than my sis & she only makes cards when we're together, too. I know these cards will be so appreciated & you're right--crafting can be so healing.

Dawn Turley said...

what a great way to support your sister cope with her loss. All the cards look delightful.

Cindy C. said...

Such lovely way to support your sister!

Virginia L. said...

You are so right about Crafting is great therapy! Just look at your BIG smile :) Your card samples are beautiful! Love that you share this hobby with your sister! You have inspired me to invite my friend Marilyn who may need some card-making therapy! HUGS!

Heather Maria said...

Linda, looks like you both had a great stamping session! A messy desk is always a good sign:) These are lovely photos of your and Tami. The cards you made are gorgeous and I'm sure they were much appreciated.

Maureen Morton said...

What an uplifting story, Linda. Sending lots of hugs to you and your family. Looks like you are doing the right thing - positive and creative therapy. So glad you did that and the results are amazing! You are a blessing to share your love this way.

Robin K. said...

Oh Linda- I'm so sorry I haven't expressed my condolences sooner. If I were there I'd give you a big hug right now:). You are so right about crafting- it's so therapeutic for both the crafter and for those receiving the cards. Take good care, Robin:)