Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Partly Cloudy–No Rain

Hi crafty people.  Well, we made it.  We got through the weekend without rain – Yeah!  After the warmer weather we had last week, the mounds of snow piled around town are virtually all gone.  With melted snow comes soggy grounds, so the last thing we needed was rain.

Even if it did rain, gray skies can’t hide the sun in my heart…which brings me to my project for today.


I used some Fawn Lawn images for this reminder to “keep the sun in your heart”.  We may have days when the clouds surround us, but that doesn’t mean that we need to walk around all gloomy.  We have the choice of how we react to the rain.  We can either hide inside, staying dry, but also missing the freshness of the air right after the downpour.  Instead, we can pull out that umbrella and head on out into the world, knowing that soon we’ll be able to put away the umbrella and enjoy the sunshine when the clouds part.


I die cut my clouds and popped them up with foam dimensionals.  A simple card with an important message.  Don’t let the clouds get the best of you – keep the sun in your heart.

Have a wonderfully sun-shiny day!


Stamps:  Party Cloudy (Lawn Fawn)
Papers:  Kioshi (Basic Grey – available from i{heart}papers), Fresh Asparagus (Pure Luxury), White Cardstock
Inks: Coffee Bean (Vivid)
Accessories: Diamond & Dots Embossing Folder (Quikuts), Lace Corner Punch (Fiskars), Twine (Jillibean Soup), Cloud Die (Dienamics), Foam Adhesive (Zva Creative)


ruth_spolton said...

Love your card Lynn. It's so happy and fresh, and your layering is great! Thanks for the inspiration and uplifting feel ;)

Sian said...

A beautiful card to look at, and a great sentiment to consider - who could ask for more?

Kim Burmeister said...

Lynn, your card is awesome! I love the way you popped the clouds. Oh, I can't wait for spring and the rain showers. Love it!

Kelly Massman said...

This is so beautiful-and seems so apt for our family's current situation--loss of our nephew last week. TFS!

Patti J said...

I love the sun in your heart, dear friend! Your card is perfect - those layers are so much fun! And I too, am happy it didn't rain! Ugh. Can't walk in the yard now without sinking!!! lol...

Monique said...

Great card Lynn... love the bow of twine on your umbrella... I keep on hoping for the sun and SPRING lol... Have a great week :)

Mary Friederichsen said...

Your Card is Beautiful Lynn!
I just love the dimension that you gave it! It should be framed, and hung on the wall!
We had rain and hail this past weekend, and it was wonderful! Of course we needed it and have more coming this weekend. But when everyone is safe and sound inside and all gathered in the family room it is a wonderful feeling! :)

Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful week!

Mary J said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! What a great card Lynn!!

Crystal said...

Fabulous and BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE this design and colors Lynn!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card & great message, Lynn! I have such a hard time making cards with my Kioshi papers. Oh and it's been sweltering hot here lately - I'll take rain or cool weather instead, lol.

Justine said...

super cute, love the little bow on your umbrella handle

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Lynn,

Love what you wrote! And it's so true! If we let the clouds cloud our happy vision, then there will be no fun and pleasure, while it's always around us, you just have to keep your eyes open and this happy card helps! It's so much fun, love it!!! Thanks for making and sharing and hope you stay dry!

Hugs, Wendy

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Very cute!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, love the sentiment, we certainly need that optimism here as it's been raining all week!