Saturday, February 8, 2020

Bunny


Penny Black - Caroling Trio 
Small musical note stamp
Kuretake Zig Clean Colors - 22 30 32 50 51 65 81 80 90 91
I need more practice with the Zigs. Especially for the background.


Recently I met a new friend, Mary, who I met her through Di at Pixie's Snippets Playground. You can read about Mary by clicking on Pixie's above. For Mary it was one of those bad situations where the Fire Marshall tells you that you have 20 minutes to get out of the house. Those California winds gobbled up Mary's house and many others. 

It moved me and I got in touch with Mary, a few e-mails, phone calls and I sent her a few things. It always makes you feel good to give to others. I've noticed the crafters I've met are genuine and good hearted people. 

Well, a little time passed and I was checking on my House Mouse team mate Sue Kment who is soon to retire and I wanted to know how she was doing. I also mentioned to her that I was really just now starting to collect some of the Penny Black stamps and had purchased one of the stamps that she had made a card out of.  I called her my enabler for that stamp. One older stamp (the stamp above) I mentioned I really wanted it to be my next Penny Black stamp.  I pace myself on purchases since I don't work for money. Lo and behold, Sue sent me an e-mail back and said she had purchased an extra Penny Black Caroling Trio and wanted to send it to me as a gift. Just like that. In the mail I received it and a couple of other stamp sets by different companies. I told Sue it felt like I was being paid a kindness in return for sending Mary a few things. As I said before it feels good to give to others and you never expect anything to be paid forward to you but then when  it happens, what a blessing. Sue said it was a blessing for her as well and I truly believe that. Thank you, Sue. 


21 comments:

  1. Oh that is the sweetest stamp. I can see how it would be on your wish list. And how wonderful and generous of your friend, and of you, for giving stamp supplies as a gift. Your card is lovely.

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  2. Hello, I just started tot follow you blog, love your cute cards very much !!
    Gr, Annie

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  3. Cute card and well done in design. How nice to get a surprise like you did and I agree it feels good to share our love of creativity with others too. i recently found a surprise in my mail box too. And I was notified by email when you posted. Thanks.

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  4. Isn't that wonderful that Sue had an extra? I love how things always happen in the most unexpected ways. I enjoy sharing "goodies" with others, when they least expect it, and in ways that always touches them sweetly. It never fails that in some similar fashion, things happen in return. But even if material things did not come to me, I would still feel greatly humbled and grateful for the love and friendship so freely given me. Bunny, your merry little carolers could not be sweeter, and I know you will think of Sue every time the stamp is used! It's a beautiful card! hugs, de

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  5. What a sweet card Bunny.
    Thank you for joinning us at the Sweet Stampers.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  6. Gorgeous card and a lovely PB stamp too. I loved reading your post and your generous act of kindness has been repaid, wonderful x Susan x

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  7. Super image and a lovely background, super colours too. Really lovely post. Thank you for joining our 'Animals, Birds and Butterflies' theme at Penny Black and More.

    Kath x

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  8. That's so awesome, Bunny! I can't count the times this has happened to me as well and it always takes me by surprise - a happy surprise! Your card is so cute and I love how you made the background scene!

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  9. Oh so cute and your colouring is just fine Bunny - I love that background. CarolG

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  10. A super cute card, Bunny. Love the snowy hill, great coloring and the simplicty of the sentiment font is just perfect! And great way to frame the image with the pretty pattern papers! I'm on a mission to use up more of my pattern papers, it's not always easy for me somehow!
    So great to see you joining in at Penny Black and More challenge as well as my Crafty Wednesday challenge! Thank you for playing along!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  11. What a cute image!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
    Susan
    DT for CHNC
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  12. Thank you for sharing that sweet story on how you got the stamp. Lovely card you made with it.
    Hugs Monica

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  13. Cute card Bunny.
    I love the House Mouse images!

    greetings Marga

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  14. Sounds like it was meant to be. I love how crafters support one another. That is a cute image!

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  15. such a fun and festive card and of course those perfectly colored critters just take it to the next level! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun this fortnight! ♥

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  16. How lovely Bunny! Kindness is always rewarded. Go you!! I love your gorgeous Christmas card!

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  17. Cute card, and love the kindness shown by you and then it is returned by Sue. Nice to hear some good news these days........

    Hugs
    Sue

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  18. Aww Bunny-it was meant to be wasn't it! Love your sweet winter scene! ♥ Sue Kment

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  19. Very sweet card and your story of helping came full circle. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna - DT Member

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  20. Awww...such a sweet card!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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