Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Gift That Will Keep on Giving

This is the stamp set I received from Shelli Gardner, president of Stampin' Up! Just so you know what kind of company culture you support when you purchase SU! products, let me quote a bit from the letter that came with this gift:

"As we work together to share what we love with others, I recognize your hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm. I hope this set brings you happiness and reminds you how very much we appreciate the time you spend with us and the time we spend with you." Wow, huh! I'm glad she is guiding the company, because this communicates to me that she values people and invests her energies accordingly.

The name of the set is Time Well Spent, and the 2 sentiments in it are "Time with Friends is time well spent" and "Too much of a good thing is still a good thing." Then there are 5 different sized flower images, several leaves, a stem and a butterfly.

This is the first attempt that came of my experimenting with it, and it was a birthday card for a new friend. My idea was to accomplish something similar to the spotlight technique that I did with the pumpkin set last month here. I don't think I quite pulled it off though. Still, I had fun and the recipient liked it. That's really all that matters, right?

So, pull out some stamps this holiday weekend and focus on someone you can encourage with a card. That was really the point of Shelli's gift, and I intend to live toward that end, because what we do to invest in each other really is the only gift that keeps on giving.

Happy Thanksgiving--I'm giving thanks for you!

1 comment:

sandra said...

happy thanksgiving to you too!