Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Taylored Expressions: Share Joy Campaign

The Share Joy campaign is an invitation to celebrate the joy of card making and to share that joy with others.  The gift of a handmade card can bring a smile to anyone’s face, and we want to bring as many smiles as we can to the faces of people around the world!  Please join us in creating and sending handmade cards that will make a difference in the lives of others. 

This is just the beginning of the Share Joy campaign!  We will be donating the cards to various charities as time goes on.  We are starting by sending this first batch of cards to hospital chaplains throughout the U.S.  TE stamps are not required, unless you want to be considered for the opportunity to have your card featured on the TE Store homepage.  You can find all the details on the TE Share Joy page!!

For my card today, I used one of the TE sets that makes very happy. . .Sunny Days with coordinating dies.  I absolutely LOVE this stamp set and use it often when I need to send a "just because" card.  Everytime I look at the images in this set, they make me smile. . .the happy sun, diecutting a rainbow!!  LOVE it!  TIP:  Instead of diecutting the rainbow out of different color cardstocks and then piecing it together, I simply diecut it out of white cardstock and color each strip with a Copic marker in my color of choice. 

I LOVE to make cards and send them for no reason at all.  In today's world, I think most of our communication or letting someone know you're thinking of them happens through email, Facebook or texting.  And that's GREAT!  They are all instant ways to get a message to someone, but I think opening the mailbox and finding a card in the mix with all those bills  (ha!!) can really put a smile on someone's face.  It's like a little surprise that instantly puts a spring in your step.  I know my kids come running from the mailbox when they find an envelope that has their name on it!  While receiving any card is wonderful, there is something about a handmade card that makes it even more wonderful.  For me, the thought that someone not only thought of me and sent me a card, but that they took time out of their busy life to MAKE it, really means a lot to me.  :)  I love to do that for others. 

Be sure to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen and friends have created to Share Joy!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Carole Burrage
Cassie Trask
Charmaine Ikach
Courtney Kelley
Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Craig
Melody Rupple
Monika Davis
Rachel Sztonyk
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Tracy Clemente
Wanda Guess


Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Charmaine. Love the colorful rainbow. It would but a smile on anyone's face.

Cassie said...

Your card is just too cute, Charmaine :D

Shannon White said...

Soo Adorable Charmaine! Love how you did your rainbow and the sweet smile on your sun!! Too CUTE! this would definitely make anyone smile! 8-)


Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love the adorable little sun and rainbow behind the cloud...this is just precious!!!

Tracy said...

This is too stinkin' cute Charmaine! Love, love, love this. It certainly made me smile today. :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is fabulous, Charmaine! Love the rainbow and what a great idea to color each strip... thanks for the wonderful tip!


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