It was the Catalog’s Fault!

I did it!

As mentioned in the last post, I ordered a catalog. I looked at digital catalogs from various companies, but wanted the Stampin’ Up! I was so excited when it arrived. Right away I saw the Free As a Bird stamp set and knew I would order it, but there was much more to see.

My enthusiasm grew and I must have been “oohing” and “aahing” outloud. That’s the only explanation I have for the surprising comment from my husband. He was beside me and said, “Why don’t you become a demonstrator?” What? I had thought about it in the past, but it wasn’t something I was currently thinking about. My life is busy and I just wanted to make cards and make people smile. However, he knows me well. He knows I like stamps, ink, and paper, as much as I like books, fresh tomatoes, and riding on the back of his motorcycle.

We looked at the catalog together and he continued to encourage me. He had excellent reasons why I should join. Things such as…my many years of experience … wanting to make others smile… I’ve taught paper crafting before…I have more time…it would benefit our daughters …and many more. We made the decision together and I ordered the starter kit.

It was fun to order.

My favorite stamp set in the catalog? I ordered it and can’t wait for it to arrive!! I know I’ll use it often and hope it brings joy to others.

Why I wanted the Free As a Bird stamp set : It would be a joy to send my dad a card, but he’s gone. When I was young, he’d wake me early on summer mornings to watch the sun rise and to listen to the birds. He’d say to me, “Baby Girl, listen to God’s orchestra. It’s His special music for us.” He loved nature and he loved his mornings. Today, I still love early morning hours and listening to the birds start their day. It’s a wonderful thought that perhaps Jesus and dad sit together to listen to God’s orchestra with me.

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