Thursday, September 10, 2009

Because Nice Matters!

Stamps: Gorjuss Girls by Sugar Nellies Paper: My Minds Eye Just Dreamy 2 collection
Kaiser Pearls; Prima Flowers; Sizzix dies for letters; unknown ribbon
Card Measures 6"x6"

Hello! Welcome to another 3 Clovers Thursday! I hope that you will join us for this week's Challenge!
Most weeks I wait until Wednesday night to start thinking about what I am going to do for this week's challenge. This week was no exception! LOL! Fortunately, the Gorjuss Girl stamps I ordered came yesterday. And I thought this one would look adorable perched atop some letters. And as luck would have it, I had this BFF paper from My Minds Eye in my stash. :)

I am, as always, playing catch up. I have gotten terrible at keeping up on blogs. I have great intentions...but...

So I just popped in to our former 3CT girl, Elena's, blog. I was extremely saddened and horrified to read it. Why? you ask. Was there an accident? Did someone die? No...but someone did get hurt. Elena was hurt. Can you believe that someone had left her an insensitive comment about her work?! First of all, Elena's cards are always FANTASTIC! Secondly, anyone who reads Elena's blog must know what a wonderful soul she has. She is always so sweet and kind. Always thoughtful of others and always makes you smile. Finally, what would make someone leave a negative comment on a stamping blog?

I know that Elena, Unfortunately, is not the first person who has had to deal with this. If you (you=anyone) are at someone's blog and their project doesn't float your boat, then just move on. No one wants to know if you don't like their work. We are talking about stamping and card making. Something that is suppose to bring joy for the maker and the receiver! Stamping, just like "fine art", is personal. It's all in the eye of the beholder. And when we (we= anyone) share our art on the internet, whether it be on a blog or a forum or gallery or where ever, we are sharing what we love. Personal Expression. And yes, I do realize that in America we are also allowed to say and feel what we want....but why share a negative comment when the only thing achieved is hurting someone's feelings? I just do not understand why someone would be so bitter and spiteful. It makes me sad. We are not talking about Political blogs. Or hate based blogs. Or radical blogs. Just people sharing cards, paper projects and ideas. So please please please remember what your mama taught you (or should have!): If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all.

Have a Kindhearted Day!


MJ said...

This is brilliant. I love it. I really really do. I am so in need of more Copics--hmmm, am I allowed to write that with the new IDA, lol. Great job and I for one will be heading over to Elena's blog to show some love. Thanks for the heads up.

Moni said...

Hi Kerry so gorgeous card, and lvoe Gorjuss girl, the papers are fab ans so beautiful flowers! Hugs,moni

Polly Pierce said...

Here Here Kerry
I totally agree with you!!

Elena said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, Kerry! You know how much I love your coloring!!! It's gorgeous!
Thank you so much for saying nice words about me!

Tracey said...

Well said Kerry! I also cannot believe that someone would be so negative on a crafter's blog.

Love your card! It's gorgeous!! xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hey kerry! super, super card. love it!

hope you are well.


Lisa T said...

Adorable card! Gotta love those Gorjuss Girls. :)
I don't know Elena but I popped over to her blog but, as a fellow stamper/blogger, my heart really felt for her! (Can't believe someone would even leave a mean-hearted comment!) I left her a little blog love. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

"Gorjuss" coloring Kerry!

Sharon Caudle said...

Fantastic card, Kerry! Love her perched up on those letters and the paper is yummy!! Headed off to show Elena some love. hugs!

Christina said...

Amen there are so many things out there that aren't my taste and I am sure I make things that aren't others. Here's the difference you can always ALWAYS find one good thing you like about a persons art. Color, embellishments , the image something. People really honk me off. OHH the card is fab by the way!

Ceal said...

Sweet card Kerry!

Kim Y. said...

I totally agree with you, Kerry! If you (anyone) don't have anything nice to say, don't say! We all have different tastes so if what you (anyone) see is not to your liking, move on! I couldn't believe it! Thanks for sharing this with everyone, Kerry!

Love your card! She's a cutie! I don't have any SN stamps yet but ordered a few and they are on their way. :)

Hope you have a fantastic day, Kerry!

Kristen said...

Amen! I can't believe that! I find something nice in everyone's cards! There are so many levels of talent. I have only been paper crafting for 2 1/2 years, so I definitely can learn from everyone. What an awful thing to do.

I love you card by the way, those gorjuss gals are real sweet! Our grand daughter started kindergarten this year and made two BFFs on her first day! She didn't know their names, but they were her BFFs already :).

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow Kerry this is so pretty and cute. Love that image and the layout is great. Your coloring is fabulous.

I truly loved what you had to say today as well. I have become good friends with Elena and I must say her artwork has been a real inspiration to me and for anyone to say a "negative" comment was just rude. She truly is a kind and warm individual who has always left me the nicest compliments on my blog and she deserves to be treated with respect and kindness as do all crafters who share their art.

mamichelle said...

That is rotten!! NO, not your card, the mean comments on your friend's blog. I don't understand how someone could be so rotten.

Your card is beautiful, as always!

Lorie said...

Your card is, as always, adorable! As far as Elena goes...Amen, sistah...preach it! Mean people stink!

Pia said...

Thanks for sharing the story Kerry. What a shame! I checked out her blog, her cards are great!

I love your new stamp and your card, is it headed to my mailbox?

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful, cheery & fun Kerry--I love it! Might have to find some time to participate in this--love the letters! And nicely said about commenters, I agree wholeheartedly!


Kez said...

Stunningly gorgeous card and well voiced sentiments. TFS

Katarina said...

Well put! I can't believe people are actually wasting their energy to say mean things. Sigh. Good thing there are such wonderful people out there to give support and put a smile on one's face. Even though we don't know eachother I always feel connected to other crafters.
Have a great weekend.

iluvmybugs said...

Hi Kerry! Really pretty card!! Love the colors!! TFS

It's so unfortunate that there are people who choose to hurt others with their negative comments. You are so right: if you can't say anything nice, just say nothing!!!


Christi said...

That is so sad that this happened to your friend! I've had someone make a hurtful comment on my blog and it tore me apart. I just checked out her blog an she is an amazing talent. I can't believe someone could do something like that to her. :(

Anyway, your card is gorgeous!!! LOVING this!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is tooo darling!!! I love the colors and your coloring on this!!! Beautiful job!!!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning Kerry!!!



Cami said...

Oh my Kerry, this is absolutely stunning! I love the colors you used and how you colored miss Gorjuss! Wow! She jumps out at me with that beautiful depth in your coloring. Cami

Mary said...

Kerry this card is beautiful! I have to say after I read what you wrote happened to Elena I went over to her blog to check out her work. I couldn't beleive that someone would say something horrible about her work. She is such an amazing artist!!

Carolyn V said...

Gorjuss card! I thank God for candy, because that's how I found your blog. Now I'm a follower, cuz I want to see MORE! LOL

As for your defense of your friend - AMEN, sista!

Blessings, Carolyn

Tracy said...

Gorgeous Card! Love all of your cards.
And I fully agree with you about the rude comments!

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Very nicely said, Kerry!!! I totally agree. My mama taught me that a long time ago, if you can't say anything nice then just keep your mouth shut. I can't believe someone would be that mean. {{hugs}} to Elena.

Nikki said...

It's funny how when most people say negative comments it's usually to try and make themselves feel better they are just full of P**S and Vinager. Craft sites are for fun and pleasure. Not BS!!!
p.s your card is so fantastic

Crissy Armstrong said...

This card is incredible. I love the coloring you did on the Gorjuss girl, wow!~
I also agree with your sentiments in your post. Poor Elena! I am going to go visit her and cheer her up! I agree also "if we can't say anything nice don't say anyting at all.
But I must correct you on one thing... our Momma's didn't teach us that, Thumper did. Bwahahaha!! Wisdom from a bunny!! xo

Candy said...

Hey Kerry Girl,
Love that you have the strength to write this about your friend and her blog. You are correct - don't say anything if you can't say something nice!!!!!!!!!
Love your card - love the Gorjuss Girls I have them too :o)
Big hugs, Candy

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