It's been a long while since I made a window card. This hello card
was one of my first wins from Hero Art's window card challenge back in 2009. This month's Hero Arts Challenge is to create window or/and fall-themed cards.
I stamped Leaf Prints and masked the leaves around the edges, then I diecut an oval in the center for the word "GRATEFUL". I pop dotted the entire card front for interest and add the SRM Sticker Sentiment-Fall . Before I applied the sentiment, I stamped Envelope Pattern to create some textured-like interest for the focal point. To add the finishing touches, I added the paper flower (folded in half) with a red twine.
When my kids were in elementary schools, I used to make my kids write thank-you notes to every teacher that they have at the end of the school year. To this day, they do them on their own now. Thanks to Dr. John, I came across this:
Thanks: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, scientist Robert Emmons explains on how feeling gratitude can make us happier than even winning the lottery. Emmons lists ways we can cultivate our own gratitude, including journals and ..something I have always loved--writing thank-you notes.
Here are three things I am grateful for. I am grateful to my family (who support me and love me the way I am). I am grateful to the friends and followers of my blog that I met through Hero Arts Flickr and blogging. So many of you are encouraging and kind to me and I treasure all of your thoughtful feedback and comments. I am grateful for the health that I have (thank you, Lord!). I often take it for granted. Without a good health, I can not do what I enjoy.
With my daughter's consent, I am sharing an excerpt from Stephanie's own heartfelt blog entry:
...while blasting music through my headphones and panting away today, I started thinking about all the teachers I’ve had over the years and how they’ve helped shape who I am today. Ever since I was little, my Mom has made it a (good) habit of mine to write thank you notes. She made me do this at Christmas time and at the end of a school year. Most often, these cards I reluctantly wrote were accompanied with a small gift or a plate of homemade treats. I always grumbled as a kid when she made me do this because “no one else does it” and because it meant that I’d have to approach my teacher privately outside of regular teaching time. Shudders. Well, good job Mom. I’m really glad you put me through that
torture routine because teachers do
go largely unappreciated. The special high school teachers, in
particular, deserve a pat on the back. Whatever career I end up with one
day, or job if it’s not so spectacular, I hope that it will involve
teaching. It’s just an occupation that I truly respect (reasons should
be somewhat obvious) and maybe, yeah, in teaching others you can make a difference.
I love what Stephanie wrote :)
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