“People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you to today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
In light of the bombings in Brussels this week, I wanted to make a “Peace” card, so I decided to make a Christmas card. What has appealed to me since the beginning of the Global Design Project is the universality of it…it makes it a peace initiative in my eyes, bringing together people from all over the world. I love that…thanks, Global Design Project! I love works of peace in any form, so I decided to add this great picture of my son Joseph, taken yesterday when he helped serve lunch at our local soup kitchen. Way to go Joseph! (He’s watching me type, with a big grin on his face). If you are new to Stamping Peace, Joseph has Down’s Syndrome and is one of the happiest people you could ever meet! 🙂
The challenge at the Global Design Project this week is a “Case the Designer” challenge. I didn’t have much time this week so I didn’t change much with the design! This was the very first time that I used the “Peaceful Wreath” stamp set…I wanted to test out everything so I had fun with the inside of the card too!
The green bow was made by a new technique that my stamping friend Sue Hayes sent to me. Just tie the ribbon around a glue stick (or something smaller or larger) and tie a knot. Slip the ribbon off and there will be a loop. Cut the loop in half and there you have it! It’s a pretty slick little trick. : )
A blessed Good Friday to you, and thanks to all for each and every little work of peace that you add to our world!