"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

You make me HAPPY when skies are gray...

I’ve had this song in my head for days now. Trying to keep the peace in my thoughts.

Hi friends. Just a little card I wanted to share with you today. I wanted to challenge myself a little bit by not putting the sentiment on the outside of it:

Since I’m usually hyper-verbal, this truly is a challenge for me ;). I used the cute clouds from Lawn Fawn’s Bon Voyage mini set and paper pieced them onto the cool calender page from a 6x6 pad of Crate Paper’s Portrait Collection (the background page is also from that set), distressing the edges of each cloud with weathered Wood Distress Ink, then added a few pretty gems to each of them. I wanted them to look somewhat “weathered” so I used my tape runner only on the middle of the clouds and then bent them up a bit around the edges before securing them to the card. Then I finished it off by making it a grid using some awesome grey bakers twine. Just a simple card.

Aren’t the gems gorgeous though?!? They’re new from Prima and I’m so in love with them! It’s hard to get the full effect from them in a picture, but they are very sparkly and are such pretty colors!!! The inside of the card says “You make me HAPPY when skies are gray”. I forgot to take a pic of that, but I used Lawn Fawn’s Smitty’s ABCs to create the sentiment ;).

On another note, my 32 Things To Do While I’m 32 list is coming along. I’ve read 4 books so far, 28 to go (#3 on the list). Right now I’m reading The Glass Castle. So far, so good. We’ve also planned a little road trip up to visit my in laws (#18) and also plan to ride a 4 wheeler while I’m there (#27). I’ve also been spending every Friday with my mom (#28). Taking her to run errands and to lunch. Just having a nice time together. I thought I’d try to keep you guys up to date on my progress ;).

That’s all for me today. I hope you have the most awesome-est of days!


  1. I love these bling clouds!!!! Let me know how you like The Glass Castle, it was on my to read list at one point but never read it. I am not a big reader, but I do enjoy a quality book! Thinking the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo needs to be next since my brother-in-law let me borrow it months ago.

  2. Great way to keep whittling away at your list. Such a good card too, I totally got what you were trying to convey. The boys just got a mini four wheeler and they drive it everyday, four wheeling is tons of fun.

  3. So cute! Love this... Now that song is stuck in my mind, lol!

  4. Super pretty card! I love the bling (Prima bling is awesome, isn't it?). The card doesn't need a sentiment :) I'm glad you're ticking off your "32" list--you go girl!