Sunday, August 14, 2011

A pick-me-up

A card can really make a difference sometimes. A lady I work with recently had her apartment broken into and she was really devastated. Having been through a similar situation when my sister and I lived in the 'hood, I had some idea of how awful and violated and scared she felt. You can't fix that, but you can try to let people know that you understand why they feel how they feel and give them hope that they will feel better in time. With this type of situation she was lucky because all she lost was stuff, and stuff can be replaced. But it's still scary, and it makes you mad that people came in and took stuff that you worked so hard for and meant so much to you. But in the end, it's really not the end of the world and stuff can be replaced. I made her this card and she almost cried when she opened it. She kept it at her desk the rest of the week and whenever she started to feel really down she read it again and told me it made her feel better and it reminded her that it really is just 'stuff.' The sentiment is from a new set in the catalog this year, Pursuit of Happiness. In case you can't read it on the card itself, it says "Everything will be okay in the end. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end." Words to live by.

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps:Inspired by nature, Pursuit of Happiness
Cardstock: Basic gray, Whisper white, Wisteria wonder, Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Elegant eggplant
Ink: Markers: Elegant eggplant, Wisteria wonder, Old olive
Other Stuff: Frost white shimmer paint spritz, Basic gray satin ribbon, Scallop edge border punch, dimensionals

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