Monday, June 25, 2012

Hello Summer

This week's A Muse Studio Challenge is all about celebrating Summer.

I love the heat and the feeling of the sun on my skin, so I try to get as much daylight as I can. Unfortunately for me Summer in Florida means hurricane season so we've been getting lots of rain lately. I decided to make a brightly coloured card to shine through the rain and bring on the sun:

I used every single stamp in the Chevrons set on this card; eyeballed every single one. It was a lot easier to line up the stamps than I thought it would be. The sentiment panel was created using the Vintage Labels 2 set which is one of the spotlight sets this month. Love the matching dies which come in three sizes. Fun!

I hope you'll join us at the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog to Celebrate Summer.

Hugs and Kisses,
TraceyJ

Supplies used (all A Muse Studio):
Cardstock - Apricot, Sugar
Stamps - Beautiful Botanicals 2, Chevrons, Rock Star, Vintage Labels 2
Ink - Apricot, Bellini, Papaya, Orange, Cherry
Other - clear Twinkles, Copic Y38, Vintage Labels 2 dies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Today is a good day

I have a girlfriend who has decided to stop smoking. This morning as I listened to her talk about the discomfort she experienced on her first smoke-free day (yesterday), I realised just how proud I am of her for taking that first step. I know the next couple of days will be extremely difficult for her and I can only hope that my support gives her some comfort in the days ahead. I know that a positive attitude can make all the difference between success and failure, so when I came across this today I thought I'd share:


Make today a good day...

Hugs and Kisses,
TraceyJeanH