Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Card, A Quote and a POWERFUL video



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The Colorado Crafting crew took a trip to a craft store in Colorado Springs. I was VERY disciplined and walked away with a SINGLE sheet of 12x12 paper by SEI. Now this was no ordinary paper. It was flocked/textured/raised. It was prettier than wallpaper. I came home and cut it up into strips (only a portion of it), after all, these types of papers need to be used with great care. 

The stamps are from Penny Black --the flower is called POPPY TRIO and SUNNY HELLO. They are inked in gold. It's hard to tell but the flowers have a shimmer to them.  I have become so lazy with my blogging...no watermark, no linking or mention of products. What has become of me?!

I have been really inspired by words lately. I will be traveling to Columbus for work now and look forward to all the books I will be audio reading (is that a word??). In any event, I am going to leave you with this quote which really really inspired me.



Lastly, I started a new job in Cardiology recently (I mentioned that right?).  During the first week, we were shown a video. It is so POWERFUL. I am in the business of making people better and to be part of their lives during a challenging time.  I am so proud of that.  It is a gift. I wanted to share with you...




23 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the video. Kudos to you for the work that you do...an extremely moving video.

    Your card is lovely...the paper and stamping are perfect. I wish I had that much discipline...I won't tell you how much I went home with from Impress yesterday.

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  2. Well done video -- just shows you never know what a stranger might be going through~ definitely makes you think.....

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  3. Love your real life work and your work as a crafter. You should take that piece of 12 x 12 and make it into wallpaper :D

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  4. Your card is absolutely gorgeous and pure elegance! The video was very touching and helps us see just how many different stories each person brings that we just don't know about. Your work is so important, Wida.

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  5. Love your card, Wida! And yes, I would use the paper with great care, too! ;) I love the quote! And the video is indeed, powerful. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. That paper is gorgeous and that video is VERY moving. Thanks for sharing that!!!

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    1. it should be in the post Judy! It doesn't show up on phones, you have to be on your computer.

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  8. Beautiful card, Wida. Love that very special flocked paper. I'd use is sparingly too! The video was very powerful and gives us all a good reminder about the lives of everyone around us. Sometimes a smile to a stranger is the best form of encouragement of all. Thanks for sharing this. Bev

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  9. Beautiful card...awesome video. From one nurse to another...thanks!

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  10. Wonderful card, Wida - love the contrast!

    Thank you for sharing the video, it shares a very important message :)

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  11. LOVE the monochromatic card...I'd have a difficult time using that paper too... precious!
    Thanks for sharing the wise words and the video.
    Genuine compassion, is the mark of a great caregiver. What a wonderful world this would be if we all slowed down, got our heads up from our I-thingys and simply smiled at folks we don't know, held a door open, offered a front spot in line..ect.

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  12. Your post and video brought me to tears! We are all on this earth to love each other. This is the simplest and most important lesson we can learn. Thanks for reminding me how important it is to listen and not just hear, to look and not just see, and to show compassion and empathy and not just walk on...

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  13. Such a heart-warming, thoughtful post and video; like the others, I felt the tears brimming! That you've shared it with us is, again, testament to how compassionate, genuine and amazing YOU are, to bring rays of light to those whose lives intersect with yours (that includes me!). As for your card: OMG! That paper abounds with beauty and in your hands, it becomes stunning and elegant. Swooning... Hugs~c

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  14. I rarely can think of the right words to type when I visit your blog, I feel the urge to leave those {{ }} hugs signs instead. Usually because I'm thankful for the inspiration, but today is just as much for the catharsis. <3 you, friend.

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  15. Thank you for sharing that emotional and thought provoking film. Compassion is a gift but we must learn to practice it. Keep sharing your lovely work and your inspiring thoughts and films.

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  16. I kept the tears back, but in the end I failed. I have been in the same position as many of the patients in the video. Many times, I am treated as a number, (medical ID #, file #) rather than a person. It's comforting to know that there people like yourself who are compassionate. Thank you. Congratulations on your new job, and your card is lovely.

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  17. What a fabulous card! The video brought me to tears...so touching...thanks so much for sharing.

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  18. Thank you for sharing your lovely card. The video was touching and gives much to consider no matter who you are dealing with. I always try to remember that everyone has burdens to bear.

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  19. Congrats on the job. Gorgeous card (although I still think we drove way too far for one piece of paper). And thank you so much for sharing the video. I just showed it to my kids because I spend a lot of time trying to convince them that they don't have the worst lives ever; that they needed to realize that everybody has something, and that we always need to look deeper.

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