A little bit of me

Art ♥ from ♥ the ♥ heart

I love making cards and tags for friends and family. When I first starting making cards, years ago, I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. My friend Dorothy suggested that I make a few cards before I decide whether or not to pursue it as a new “hobby”. I’m so glad she gave me that advice, because after making a few cards, I knew it was going to be something that I would really enjoy. In the beginning, card making was about being able to use up my designer paper, embellishments, and ribbon that I had leftover from scrapbooking projects. Today, it’s more about making art from the heart, and making the recipient feel special.

It’s been a long time since I’ve bought a card from the store… with the recent exception of running to Publix a couple of weeks ago to pick up a birthday card for a fellow associate. It was sticker shock for me when I turned the card over to see how much it cost, and on top of that, I realized that I am slow as the seven-year itch when it comes to picking a card out {now would probably be a good time to thank my pal Lori for her patience with me at the store!} Seems like a see a design on the outside that I like, then I open the card up and the verse inside doesn’t say what I’m feeling. That’s one of the many reasons I like making my own cards. You plan a design based on the supplies that you have on hand; pick out your paper & embellishments, glue it all together, then write or rubber stamp a simple sentiment on the inside. For me, that is so much better than getting in my car, running to the store, finding a parking spot, going to the card aisle and standing there for who knows how long trying to find the right card, then finally finding one, going to a check-out line, paying 5 bucks for a semi-pretty card, then get back in my car and go back home. I’m gonna use my scrap paper & leftover embellishments instead, and continue making art from the heart…

4 thoughts on “Art ♥ from ♥ the ♥ heart”

  1. Hi Diane! I clicked on a pretty card next to your name on linkedin and it brought me to this amazing blog…. Wow – I’m just amazed at your talent and creativity. You’re amazing!!


  2. I just recently started making cards (thanks to Diane) and I love it. Thank you for being such a great inspiration to me. With every card I make, my goal is to make you proud and I only hope that one day I can be as creative as you. It is a joy for me to see all you do!!!


  3. Wow! I am really glad you took my advice!!! Look what a great card-maker you are! Not only have you been making cards for family and friends…you have been creating smiles and warm fuzzy feelings for all your recipients! I can’t think of another way to send a little bit of yourself in an envelope! When the envelope is opened….a great big hug jumps out!


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