Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dream Journal

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Donate Something!

It's easy to collect things for yourself and focus on sharing your precious time with those who are closest to you.  At the same time, it can be incredibly rewarding to donate something to others.  That "something" can be money, a thing, or your time.  Somehow, by donating something to others, we make room for something else to come into our lives.  For years I have donated time by reading newspapers for the visually impaired.  Today's technology allows me to record these readings at home and transfer the file to the Audio Information Network of Colorado where the reading can then be "published" to thousands of visually impaired individuals.  If you love crafting (and I have to assume you do, or else you probably wouldn't be at this blog!), maybe you can think of ways to donate your time or some craft supplies to a Boys and Girls Club in your area or another organization that helps bring the arts to children.  Even a quick trip to the Goodwill with some clothes you haven't worn in the past year can make a huge impact for someone else.  What can you donate today?  You'll be amazed at what you get in return!

This small journal was a donation for an environmental organization that my friend is working with.  They are having an auction on Earth Day, so I made this journal to accompany the "DREAM" sign that I posted last week.  Hopefully the auction will generate a lot of donations!  I used the Dreams du Jour stamp set and stamped with Jet Black Staz-On and colored with markers.  The flower was made from a flower die cut from fabric and a touch of Sweet Pea felt.  I hope you like it!

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