Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Always Bring Your Own Sunshine!

Yesterday was my birthday!!! I really didn't have a clue as to what the day would hold - but I must say that I was very, very blessed by the love and thoughtfulness of a few special people as well as the many friends and family who sent me birthday wishes. Oh my heart is full ♥ Thank you, sweet friends for making my day so wonderful!!!

Today begins a new challenge at Inky Impressions. This week we'd like to see your Holiday/Vacation projects. Here's my take on the challenge...

The sentiment isn't that big, so I thought I'd show it first. In case it's too small to read on your screen, it says, "Wherever you go, Regardless of the weather, Always bring your own Sunshine!" What a fabulous sentiment :) HERE.

Here's my bright and cheery card! It makes me happy lol!

I duplicated and altered the suitcase image by Inky Impressions HERE. They are colored with copics: E49 37 35 34 33 31 30; 100 C9  7 5 3 2 W3; 0 Blender; Silver Spica Pen. I used Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Festive Berries DI around the sentiment and Mustard Seed to color inside the pretty die cut frame.

The white panel is embossed with my Damask EF which is the really BIG one! I love that I can fit 5" wide cardstock in it (and I believe around 12" in length!).

The cream swirly piece is a Silhouette cut file, pearls in the corners from my stash and the smaller pearls were made using my Pearl Pen. I love the bright yellow ribbon which I picked up at Michael's.

Challenges Entered
A Little Bit Crafty - Summer Sun
Paper Playtime - Lots of Yellow
The Pink Elephant - Texture
Crafty Creations - Texture
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
MarkerPOP - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

I hope that you've enjoyed my card. Thank you for stopping by!

My Saturated Canary Giveaway is still going on... you can find the post HERE.

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Jenée said...

First, happy birthday! Second, your card is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is just stunning, and the embellishments you've used are just lovely. The whole card has a vintage feel, and I LUV it!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Lori! I love the sunny colors and the stack of suitcases! That's a beautiful sentiment!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your birthday!
How cute your card message!
A big hug!

E said...

Beautiful card Lori!! Love the sentiment, perfect for vacations! Love the colors too. Happy belated birthday!!

Janis said...

Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Iva said...

Gorgeous card,Lori!Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Sharon said...

WOW!! This is most beautiful!!! I so love the suitcases, that awesome sentiment and that bow! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Use Lots of Yellow' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Sandra H said...

Wow Lori, This is so so beautiful the colours and the beautiful sentiment everything about it is stunning x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - fabulous bright and cheery colours.
Belated Happy Birthday wishes.
Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Jennifer Scull said...

no wonder your card makes you happy - it is wonderful! thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous sweetie love the sentiment. Hoep you had a lovely birthday hun, sorry I'm late with birthday wishes :0(

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Lori! I love the colours, so bright and cheery. The sentiment is great and just a lovely way to see things.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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