Morning, everyone! Hope the month of April is off to a good start.
Three Things and A Story
Any fans of the Oprah show out there? Remember the gratitude journal phase? I remember faithfully reading my copy of Simple Abundance and recording three things for which I was grateful in my journal every at the end of the day.
These recollections came back to me recently as I was enjoying a lovely spring day. The gratitude journal really helped me focus on the positive after some pretty long days. So, after listening to and reading about all the craziness going in the world, I've decided to acknowledge those people and things that bring joy to my life.
Today I am grateful for...
- waking to the chirping of birds,
- indie films and the artists that make them, and
- the azalea blooms in the shot-glass vase that hubby left on our dining room table.
Flowers for a Special Mom
Today's card was inspired by the following:
- the current SAS4Kids For Moms Challenge,
- Sketch Saturday sketch #406, and
- a recent vellum-panel-card post by Jennifer McGuire.
The sketch worked really well for this vellum idea because of its two vertical strips. I was able to run tape on the back of the vellum along these strips... which means the vellum is well attached and no adhesive is showing through it!
I originally played with flowers -- in lots of combinations -- where indicated in the sketch. But, I felt like they were getting lost. Then, inspiration hit to stamp and fussy cut a few tags, and I loved the result. :)
There is an Anything Goes Challenge going on at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. So, I'm going to share these little flowers over there.
The Cards in Envy Just Purple Challenge is open for about another nine hours. Another challenge will post tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Words 2 Craft By challenge runs through Wednesday -- with a couple of Simon Says gift certificates up for grab. :)
Have a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!