Thursday, June 25, 2009

secret recipe

Do you have a secret recipe or a particular penchant for creating, baking or making?
I designed these cards for a dear friend who loves to bake treats, not only for humans but for canines as well!  I thought that they would make a nice tag for a treat with space to write the on the back.
With the help of Heather over at Real Card Studio, she kindly printed these for me.  She keeps a fun blog too.  These were a birthday gift for my friend.  Inspiration can be the key ingredient for establishing an idea or a home based business.  What is your secret for inspiring others to create?

24 comments:

M said...

Uhm my secret recipe...Kill them with kindness ;)
Just kidding, i think if you do what you love everything falls into place.

pve design said...

M-
Yes that is so true, a little kindness can go a long way.
Finding what you love is key. Some do not find the secret recipe without the encouragement of others instilling confidence.
pve

Rachel Follett said...

I love your cards! Very beautiful! My secret? I like to offer ideas and get their creative juices flowing. It is such a great feeling to be part of someones creative process!

pve design said...

Rachel,
I like to think it is the oil to the tin man, to get someone moving to hone in on their creativity. Recognizing the passion and desire is half the battle!
pve

Joyce said...

I can be a pretty good cheerleader, encouraging others to follow their passion.

Have a golden day! xoxo

Deidra said...

I find kind words bring inspiration. When my children were younger I'd always repeat to myself "People become what you tell them they are." Being sure to encourage my children with my words seemed to inspire them to choose the good and to be creative and giving and thankful.

The cards are beautiful, and the bow is the cat's meow!

pve design said...

Deidra,
So true, expecting good creates good.
Faith helps when the doubt sets in.
pve

Tricia Mitchell said...

Your cards are so pretty! Your question has given me much to think about...how do I inspire others to create?...humm??? Maybe it is encouraging them to not fear failure...that type of fear will cause my creative energy to come to a screeching halt.

pve design said...

Tricia,
"Writing is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead."
- Gene Fowler
I think the above quote is true for anyone who relates to Art & fear, you need a bit of fear with a huge dose of faith and cheering.
From what I see, I think you inspire others to elevate a pure and radiant light.
pve

Frau said...

Love the cards, great gift idea. Others inspire me to be a better me.
I gain my inspiration from others that triumph no matter what life throws at them.

pve design said...

Frau-
so true, I stand in awe of others who live a life full of grace no matter what comes their way!
pve

Heather van Breda said...

Beautiful illustrations on the cards, you are so sweet to make them for a friend. Thanks so much for including me on your project!

My recipe for inspiring others is to be supportive of their strengths and interests.

Allie in G'town said...

Those are a fabulous gift. I once made some as a wedding shower gift yeeeearsss ago but they weren't nearly as beautiful as yours! XXOO

Cherry Tree Lane said...

I think my secret is to always impress on them how easy it can be and they don't have to think too much about it--just be free and have fun!!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Very cute. I have a secret recipe for brownies that I make. Maybe if I decide to no longer make them a secret I will need some stylish recipe cards.

Kwana said...

I'm not sure if I have that gift but i do try and inspire people with my words when I can. I hope it comes through.

Kelsey B. said...

These cards are beautiful! My secret recipe is that kindess and laughter will always make you feel better.

LindsB said...

Those are so cute, I love the design on the side- the matching bow is beautiful too. What a thoughtful gift.

annechovie said...

great job! your friend is lucky to have you create such beautiful cards, patricia!

Morning T said...

Very pretty cards and such a neat idea. My creative side gets a jump start every evening when my daughter shows me the 'work' she did at preschool. She is a creative child and she has inspired me to help her make cards and gifts at home together.

Rachel said...

Adorable! What a sweet gift for your friend. I designed some recipe cards for my sister, and it was such a fun project.

SEDONA said...

I am the lucky recipient of these gorgeous cards from the equally gorgeous (and generous) PVE--no, not the dog, the human behind the dog :-)
I am truly blessed in so many ways to have Patricia in my life...I aspire to have *half* the serenity, style, mothering skills and selflessness that she has! Hopefully, some of that will rub off on me.

Clarity said...

That is a touching gift. Any cook would adore those and I appreciate how it fits the personality of the giftee.

I think encouraging the seed of goodness or creativity is just as important as the person growing it.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I love these cards beautiful! I try to encourage my kids to create everyday.