In Gratitude

Since I started making cards in March this year and re-opened this blog for that purpose, there have been moments of frustration when the creative side of me seems blocked.  I skim the web for ideas and found them in many creative blogs by the many talented people all over the world.  Many have been scrapbooking and making cards for several years.

There are moments of excitement when I see challenges which touch me and ideas flow.  Best of all, there are moments of joy when my cards get highlighted or spotlighted.  It gears me even more to this hobby or artform which keeps me creative.

I am thankful for Annie Ling whom I met a while ago at Maranatha Retreat House, Janda Baik at a silent retreat.  Having befriended her in Facebook, I was drawn to her cards and bookmarks.  That led me to 365 Cards and this new chapter in my life commenced.

I am thankful for my brother Frankie Tan who resides in West Virginia and runs Atasia Spa at Berkeley Springs.  He got me the Cuttlebug, dies, stamps, flowers from although he is a tough Harley rider.

I am thankful for my sister Margaret Tan who carted the Cuttlebug and stuff all the way from good old USA back to Malaysia which would otherwise cost a lot here.

I hope one day all the scrapbooking and card making stuff will be made affordable here.

I hope one day that Stampin' Up will set up its business here and I can be one of their proud demonstrators.