Welcome to Chapter Three

Welcome to Chapter Three: Taking Life One Page at a Time -- a space to blog about those things that keep this retired gal from getting into ...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

100% Chance for...

... Showers of Love

Before sharing today's card, thoughts and prayers to those affected by those awful mudslides. And, if you're caught up in this weekend's snowstorm, hope you're safe and warm. It sure is cold here. Brrrr.....

Today's card was made for Christina Hor's Cards for Little Hearts heart-themed card drive. The drive, which is for kids in the cardiac care unit at Nationwide Children's, is at the halfway point. Info can be found here,

My card was inspired by the current Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge. One day, when I was missing Mojo Monday, I went searching for other sketch-based challenges.... and came across this one. Happily, I'm finally having a chance to play along.  :)

So, here's the sketch, which was chosen by TMS DTer Carol... and that I really like. Great choice, Carol!

And, here's my card... which I also really like a lot. Just hoping it brings a smile or two to a little one in the cardiac unit.

Distress Ink blue and red core papers; Staples white, Recollections black, stash light blue cardstocks
Lawn Fawn Plane and Simple cloud images, stamped in MFT black hybrid ink
original computer-generated sentiment in Kristen font; MFT sentiment strip dies
SU embossing folder;  Wink of Stella and Stickles enhancements
hand-drawn heart-drop paths; adhesives: Scotch ATG, Zig 2-way glue pen, foam backing

This is actually the second version of the card. I thought the first was keep-able -- is that a word?, but not as cute as I would have liked. So, I changed up the font, embossed both layers of blue background papers, added two more clouds, and went with fewer (more randomly placed) heart-drops.

The pic at the right does a little better job of showing the sparkle and shine of the clouds and hearts. And, since there's a touch of glitter here, I'm going to share it with the CAS-ual Fridays All the Glitters challenge.

A quick reminder that a new W2CB Challenge started on Wednesday. We have a new-magical-beginnings challenge this time around and would love for you to join us.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Oh Sybrina, what an absolutely darling card! I love those sweet little clouds raining down their little hearts!

  2. Very nice Sybrina! And got to say that sentiment is quite cute. Thank you for sharing the message Sybrina. I hope the road is not too bad in your part of town. It is for us here and yes is it COLD! I look forward to spring. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs.

  3. This is just the cutest card every! I love your clouds and that sentiment!
    So glad you found us! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  4. Isn't that cute! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. I love your sweet sentiment clouds and background, all around great card!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  6. Love your cute glittery clouds and hearts! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge :)