This site comes down to two things: cards and kindness. Here’s how I got to this place.
I Love Papercrafting!
I first learned the art of papercrafting with stamps and ink over 20 years ago. Then I took a break from stamping for about 10 years before returning to it.
Wow, had things changed! New products, tools, and techniques were available that made it quicker, easier, and more fun than ever to create beautiful cards (which was my primary interest). Everywhere I turned I was amazed and delighted with what I found.
I Love My Fellow Stampers, Too!
What hadn’t changed (and didn’t surprise me) was the people I met and connected with through stamping activities. My fellow stampers are creative and curious, caring and sharing, enthusiastic and encouraging, friendly and fun-loving, inspired and inspiring, helpful and heartful!
While they express their love for friends and family in many ways besides handmade cards, they also use their papercrafting magic for little acts of kindness (we call them Random Acts of Kindness, or simply RAK) toward people they don’t know and may never even meet, by donating cards for soldiers overseas, sending cards to sick children, teaching cardmaking to seniors, donating cards and supplies for special projects and fundraisers.
It’s a community I love being part of, and the reason that this page and my micro-business now exist.
Let’s Do This Together!
It’s easy to see that our world needs compassion and kindness – now more than ever. I want to be an active part of making that happen.
I also would like to make stamping easier, quicker, more creative, and more inspiring, for those who make their own cards.
I hope to accomplish these goals by:
– doing random acts of kindness and using “pay it forward” cards to encourage others to express their gratitude for these little kindnesses,
– finding fun and interesting supplies that I can share with other stampers,
– coming up with new and better techniques and tools for papercrafting,
– and providing a place to for you to share your RAK efforts and experiences.
You’re making the world a better place, one kindness or card at a time. The world needs what you do now more than ever!