I talked to my mom, who purchases a lot of store bought cards. She said it's really hard to find these cards in stores too. Then I searched the internet for stamps that said what I wanted. No luck.
It's no secret that I love Gina K Designs. Gina has this extra special way of making everyone feel like they are special. I'm SURE that I'm her favorite customer. Totally sure of it. I'm sure you are her favorite customer too, she's like that. So I felt totally comfortable taking this idea to her. Making a stamp set that is for offering peace, comfort and support. Gina got back to me within an hour and we were on the phone dreaming up what such a set would include. She asked me to write a bunch of sentiments that I thought should go in the set.
I wrote a pile of them. My favorite idea was a broken sentiment that started with "In this difficult time..." then you could choose any of a handful of completing phrases. Gina used my ideas. Then she added beautiful flowers and worked out the font and editing. The end result is the set Comfort and Peace. I'm thrilled. Really honored, and excited to see this on the market. I think it's unique and needed.
Here are some cards I made using the set.
I also really wanted to let you all know that I was very serious working on these phrases. I thought a lot about how people would feel when they needed these cards. It was hard for my heart. I realize though that if we didn't extend ourselves in love we would never need these cards. And that's the magic of this whole thing. We do have pain and heartache, but the love we have is always worth that pain. I hope this is true for all of you, and I hope that love brings YOU peace and comfort when you find you have to pull this set out and make these cards.
Working on this project with Gina was fun. Really fun. I got to talk to the famous Gina K on the phone several times, which is always a pleasure. I got to see my ideas turn into stamps. I did have a big secret for a few months, which was so fun it was almost painful.
If I could, *and I guess I can, it's my blog* I'd dedicate my efforts on this set to Jill, whose trials right now break my heart.
ETA: The set will be included in the release that will be on the 20th. Thank you so much Donna for reminding me of this very important detail! Hugs,e
ETA AGAIN!: I TOTALLY forgot this. You can WIN this set. I have one with your name on it. Just post here and I'll pick a winner. No hard game or anything, just post and I'll draw a name. :)
ETA yet again: I will draw a winner sometime on Sunday. After church for me, which ends at 2, then I come home and get my tots down for a nap and all... So sometime on Sunday afternoon. I will try to contact the winner through their blog or email, but if there is no email I'll only be able to post it here. :) Oh and if you win it, but then also get it as your 1 free with 3, just pass it along to a stamping friend. Or have two, if that suits your fancy.