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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Verse Challenge

The challenge this week for my Blogger Group 2 is to make a card featuring a quote or a verse. I always think about doing this when I see the quote stamps at the store but never actually do it. I collect random quotes in a little notebook that I carry in my purse and I have several stamps with quotes that really say something to me.  Carmen issued this challenge for our group and I really enjoyed playing along. In addition to enjoying quotes, I am fascinated by how one person ends up in the life of another and how past experiences then can later effect people that have never met. This quote really reminds me of the influence that I might have on the people I come in contact with on a daily basis. Hopefully the parts of me that get carried to different paths are always positive. For instance, my friend Kay invited me to a CTMH workshop one day, I met Julie and she showed me how much fun stamping was, then I send cards to people and make them happy, even though Kay and Julie have never met that person, their influence on me has helped me make someone happy. Same thing with my friend Angela, she has encouraged me and taught me so much and in turn I have tried to pass along some of that knowledge and friendship to others. It reminds me of that game with Kevin Bacon, Six Degrees of Separation! To wrap up that long story there, I really like this quote because it really gets to the point that our actions don't necessarily stop with one interaction, they keep going. I used my square and scalloped square Nestabilities and then used my paper piercer to pierce the holes. The stamp is from Stampendous, the ribbon is from Target and the paper is from 7 Gypsies pack that I got last week at Bev's store. 


It is Wednesday so it is the day I let one of the girls post some of their cards. Here is Samantha: I colored the panda with brush tip markers and I did the clouds with a glitter pen. Then after I glued everything on, we punched two butterflies and we bent the wings so it looks like they landed on my paper and that they are flying. We punched the flowers and I put the light flowers on top of the dark pink flowers and I made a field and an a b pattern. Samantha's card used a Memory Box stamp, the Marvy scalloped square punch, a Fiskars butterfly punch and a flower punch. Have a great night!
***ETA Jenna and Samantha aren't my daughters, they are the daughters of a close friend. The girls stay with me after school and are my crafting buddies.

16 comments:

Grace said...

Gina I love your quote card... and I love what you said about quotes! So true! This would be a good challenge for you to issue for our ocean's 11 group when it's your turn! Your daughter's card is just adorable too! Isn't it fun to have the kids play along!

Jennifer Scull said...

I love your daughter's card! please tell her that I think she is very talented! :)
and great job with the quote challenge! I have a quote box somewhere, but it is buried away in my stamping room....... I had better find it before the challenge is over! ;)

Kay said...

I totally agree with your thinking - great quote and a great posting. Very deep!!

Elizabeth said...

Gina - I love that you stamp with your daughter and most of all post her creations. I am sure she is thrilled to see her creations on the net. She is a real artist in the making - and it is nice mother/daughter time.

peggysue said...

What a cute quote card. And I like your daughter's card too and the little penguin dude in the post underneath! So much inspiration, so little time!

Carmen said...

This is a great post.....I always think of 6 degrees of seperation, funny thing how we are all connected somehow. I like your card! Thx for playing.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a sweet verse! I will have to post some of my DD cards, she is 9. Thanks for sharing.

Dru said...

I love your Sentiment on this card, and the colors are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing. Hopefully I'll get mine done sometime soon. Take Care

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Such a wonderful quote and very true.

Paula said...

Gina, this is a wonderful card. Your thought into this card really shines through!
Tell DD that she ROCKS!

Saved By Grace said...

I love the quote you used on your card...I might have to use it for a graduation card as I think it is very fitting. Thanks for sharing.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh I love your quote card! What a fab idea for a challenge. Your color choices are just perfect.

Samantha, I love how you made the butterflies look like they are flying! So pretty!

laos348 said...

Nice job on the verse challenge - that is a very pretty verse.
Samantha's card came out really nice too. I really like when I have crafting buddies around - there is something so social to crafting to me that I find it not anywhere near as fun by myself.

DaDoodleDiva said...

I just love the quotes on your card. You did a nice job on this.

Karen from PA said...

A very lovely card. I really like the quote you used. I love quotes also and tend to write them down on whatever is handy. Sometimes, it is really hard to choose just one for a card.

The Wired Angel said...

Talent runs in your family! It's nice that your daughter takes an interest in creativity!