Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Be the Change...

"Be the CHANGE you wish to see in the WORLD..."  ~Gandhi

...would you know this is the FIRST Unity Stamp I ever owned?  Well clearly it's a good one!   I adore this saying and it's so very true, as we definitely have to BE the change we wish to see, often.

Today happens to be Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge and before I begin, just wanted to send a quick shout out to our fellow Muse Pam Speidel as she has decided to move on.  We'll miss you Pam-and I have to tell you I NEVER would have sewn on a card had it not been for your beautiful inspiration AND encouragement.  Yeah-think back to that...ME?  not sew on a card???   This is what I'm saying.  Pam just helped me make it so :)

Well here's today's sketch:

And here is my card, featuring this fabulous Unity Stamp and some fun DP from October Afternoon.

Be sure to check out the rest of our fabulous Muses today, too:

A special welcome to our October Guest Muse, Heather Pulvirenti!   Heather is amazing and I've been a LONG time fan of her work, so I'm super stoked to get to work w/ her this month!  Welcome, chick!  You're amongst a fun group and some awesome weekly followers of the sketch too!  We will have a blast !

I want to tell you all that I got a bunch of emails last week regarding my post about change and a few thank you's regarding it-and all I can say is, thanks :)  I'm very moved by the fact that I can inspire ANYONE, let alone a few at a time, LOL.  No, but seriously, my blog has become almost as much about writing as it is about the paper crafting and if I can encourage ONE person-then I'm a happy girl :)  SO thank YOU for reading, commenting, all the beautiful private emails I get, and just thanks for being YOU :)  YOU are the change we wish to see in the world-a LOT of you are :)

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I'll see you back here soon :)

"I make the MOST of all that comes, and the least of all that goes..."  ~Sarah Teasdale



Julie said...

STUNNING! Love that quote, Jess! What a gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, jessica! love that dp and the way you turned one of the strips into a flag/button accent...ingenious! those pearls were the perfect touch, too! awesome job on this week's sketch challenge! :)

Peggy said...

I love Gandhi and this quote is one of my favs! You definitely have a knack with finding balance with the ebb and flow of the crafting community as it changes! Your card is BEAUTIFUL, my friend, and you rocked Mercy's sketch! Hugs!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful, love the subtle browns/blues on it and the pearls are perfect.

Cindy Haffner said...


Danni said...

Did you know you're awesome? well you are! Love this beautiful card!

Welcome! said...

Ooooh this is just GORGEOUS Jess! Love that saying and also the colours you chose are just perfect! Sooo excited that we're working together again for a bit at C&Co! I was like 'woo hoo' when I heard...hehee! Glad you got my card ;)
Hugs, Krista :)

Tasha said...

Gorgeous card Jess, love the sentiment, its something that i believe in! Beautiful layout too
love tasha xx

Ann Kranitz said...

Everything about this is beautiful!!! Love that quote and I love this card.

Elena said...

Jessica, your card is gorgeous!
You are amazing person! You can inspire others... You can share what you feel and encourage people for something good... You have a very kind heart and very creative soul!
Thank you for being who you are, Jessica!

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful quote.

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Jessie/knightrone said...

Love how you added the pearls!! Great job with this sketch!! Gorgeous!!