Saturday, August 15, 2009

Warm Fuzzies

Little story here.
A few months ago, I wanted to make something nice for my sister D. She absolutely loves the fun animals and quirky sentiments of Kim Hughes stamps at Cornish Heritage Farms, so I knew I wanted to make her a set using those stamps. I thought she might like a set of little cards to carry in her purse, to have on hand. One thing led to another and I did a set of business card size mini cards. You can see they are very simple, but fun and colorful. I also made a little envelope to put them in and give to her. My thought was she could give them out when she ran into old friends, or as a pick-me-up for someone.
When I was teaching, our school had a promotion where students/teachers could give each other "warm fuzzies". Don't sounds goofy, but when you received a really nice little note from a student and on it was stuck one of those little furball people with googlie made your day.
So that was where I was going with this. I think she liked it, but I found out a few days after I gave them to her, that she had given them to her daughter who is a Speech Therapist at a large nursing home. A month later, my sister asks me to make another set. I was like, "What did she do with all of them?" And she told me my niece had been leaving them in her patient's room when they needed a pick-me-up, or warm fuzzy, or congrats for a good therapy session. She went on further to say how those little, simple, colorful business cards were making her patient's day and ended being posted on their bulletin boards, shown to their children, etc. She liked them so much she wanted to have another set to keep on hand.
So in the long run, I didn't make these for my sister. I didn't make these for my niece. They were made for people I will probably never meet. People who are thrilled and uplifted by them. And the good Lord orchestrated it all!
Now, I take zero credit in this you know. I was merely an instrument. But I am humbled at the positive effect these are having. God is amazing!
Stamps: Kim Hughes stamps and Paisley backgrounder at CHF
Ink: Momento
Paper: Papertrey white cs
Tools: Copics
Other: Mini envelope, ric-rac ribbon.
May you create something small and let the Master's hand make into something Grand!


  1. What a wonderful idea and how nice that it is doing so much to cheer people up! Great job!

  2. What a fantastic idea Colleen!! This sort of thing would be wonderful tucked away in the kids' lunches, or in their overnight bags for sleepovers. I'll have to try this - TFS!