Monday, March 21, 2016

Bet your bottom dollar

The last few months have been a mix of good luck & tragedy. At least it's a mix‽ Focusing on the good news, I just received yummy package from The Paper Girls for winning their Sunshine Challenge. One of the goodies was a paper pack by My Mind's Eye, which included this sentiment piece with a quote from that most hopeful of songs.

The paper pack also included the matching yellow-green ombre paper & "Tomorrow" lyrics-patterned paper. The umbrella-patterned paper is by Graphic45. Inked the umbrella & text papers with a yellow ink. I used a TH stencil to create the splashes, which I embossed with lemon-scented embossing powder; it doesn't smell much after embossing, but it has a great citrusy color. I used clear embossing powder to add star & heart glitter and gold microbeads (leftovers from my Lucky Shaker card). The umbrella paper is backed with a white cardstock that I colored with a gray Copic marker; I used the Blender pen to add some fade & water-marks. The sentiment banner and middle strip are cut from a wood sheet from EK Tools; I colored the banner with a fluorescent yellow Copic. I found some comfort while making this, and hope it some day is given to someone & brings them a bit of comfort too.

Sketch Saturday #404: Sketch
Stampin' Royalty Challenge #321: Photo Inspiration
Use Your Stuff #215: Inspired by a Quote + Stash (G45 paper & embossing powder)

Update: This was chosen as a Stampin' Royalty Goddess Pick for Challenge #321, as well as a Highlight for Use Your Stuff #215!

Thank you for visiting & enjoy this day,


  1. The perfect quote for this beautiful card. Now I'm humming that tune! Thank you for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

  2. Awe ... what a great card creation! And a 'good advice' sentiment! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the USE YOUR STUFF Challenge Blog! We hope to see you again next week!


  3. This is so unique and fabulous! Very well put together and i love the look! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

  4. Congrats on your Sunshine win! I love that making the card brought you comfort and sending the card will bring someone else comfort. It is a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog. Hope you join us again soon!

  5. This is a great card! Love the colors, love the quote, and I love that paper with the lyrics all over it! Thanks so much for joining our quote challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

  6. Wow not only do I love this quote but I also love the colours and design who have choosen. Sorry to hear you have things tough of late! Hope things improve shortly. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff - Hugs DT Shirl

  7. I really like how you used a fish-tail to complete the sketch. Such bright colors and pretty papers. Thanks for sharing this with us this week over on the Sketch Saturday blog.

  8. I love your card, especially the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff, Heather

  9. Firstly, congrats on the win! Secondly I love your card! Such a classic quote. Thanks for joining my quote challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.

    Tammy DT co-ordinator
    use your stuff

  10. Love this!! so cheery and bright. CarolG


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