Creative Entrepreneurship

With Love, From Friends

With Love, From Friends

I’ve written about the amazing Eve Elzenga last year, both before and after going to her house to help make cards for her beloved project, With Love, From Friends, now in it’s 6th year.

“My fondest hope is that we can remember all of our seniors without families — especially those who are not financially advantaged,” Elzenga says. “Everyone deserves to be remembered, appreciated and loved.”

The purple card, lower right, was hand stitched by yours truly!

The purple card, lower right, was hand stitched by yours truly!

This year, the program is being run a little bit differently. Due to personal reasons, Eve is unable to host card-making parties in her home so she encourages artists to gather together in their own homes and studios to make cards and deliver them to her no later than February 2. Free supplies are available from Eve – but of course you can use your own high quality supplies as a part of your donation. More details are available here.

2012  card by Jen Born of PS Enjoy Your Life

2012 card by Jen Born of PS Enjoy Your Life

I want to stress on Eve’s behalf how important it is that these are high quality artful cards. This is an adult project, not intended for children’s groups. It’s also important to note these guidelines, in order to make the cards that seniors will truly be able to enjoy. Know your audience, right? 🙂

From our Rochester Artisans involvement in 2012, Vickie Porter is in the foreground and Lori Prince sits with Eve in the background.

From our Rochester Artisans involvement in 2012, Vickie Porter is in the foreground and Lori Prince works with Eve in the background.

See the pink hand stitched card, upper right? Yep, me again!

See the pink hand stitched card, upper right? Yep, me again!

Here are more cards for inspiration!

And while you’re there – also check out her Picasa album of her wedding consultant work – she’s the real deal – has a flair for everything she does!

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Comments on: "With Love, From Friends" (3)

  1. Eve gave me an armload of supplies yesterday!
    We’re having card parties at my house here Thurs. 1/24AM, Fri. 1/25 1PM, and Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 9:30 AM

    248.2652 Maryanna Mueller

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  2. maryanna mueller said:

    Fab, Dahlin’ !!!

      Ridin’ With The Light,

    Maryanna

    >________________________________ > From: Rochester Artisans >To: maryannam_2000@yahoo.com >Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:34 AM >Subject: [New post] With Love, From Friends > > > WordPress.com >Rochester Artisans posted: ” I’ve written about the amazing Eve Elzenga last year, both before and after going to her house to help make cards for her beloved project, With Love, From Friends, now in it’s 6th year. “My fondest hope is that we can remember all of our seniors ” >

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  3. […] of you may know her from her With Love from Friends program, where Valentine’s Day cards were created by local artists. Eve worked with local agencies to disperse them to the elderly. She’s also an interior […]

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