Monday, October 19, 2009

Silver Lining

Hey sweet friends!  You know the old saying...every cloud has a silver lining.  I am a believer!  The clouds are a major pain, BUT, I try and keep my eye on the silver lining to help me get through any tough times and to s-q-u-e-e-z-e every precious bit of joy out life.  For instance, the silver linings for me the last couple of days...a precious new baby boy in our extended family, a fun weekend scrapping and crafting with some super sweet girlfriends, two little girls in my house who had a dress rehersal today and are going to make lovely flower girls this coming weekend, time with my hubs and parents and so on.  Stuff like that makes the hard things not worth worrying over. 

I made this fun little card for a girl who is truly a silver lining in my life.  I had fun with some CUTE paper from TPC Studio!  It is a 12x12 sheet full of clouds and cutie pie birds!  I used a coluzzle to partially cut a cloud and bird pair out of the sheet. 

Ahhh buttons and embossing plates...two of my favorite ways to up the texture on my cards these days.  Love the contrast of embroidery floss on the buttons too!

And...a little bit of eye candy above...these flowers are up for grabs as blog candy over at the Just Us Girls blog.  I'll hope you'll join in the challenge.  Check it out!

Thanks for coming by today.  You all are a super bright part of my everyday silver lining!!! 

Paper: Papertrey iNk, TPC Studios
Embossing plate: SU!
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Punch: SU!
Craft supply: ribbon and embroidery floss


~amy~ said...

what a sweet, sweet card!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Those flowers look awesome! What a sweet card! Whoever gets it is sure to love it!!

Elise said...

Wellllllll, now, lil' lady! That bird done flew the coop, alright! Reminds me of a gathering I went to recently!

CAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTEEEEE! That card is beyond, fabulous! Such great images all tied together, so pretty like and with buttons, to boot! Love it! Dane, you're awesome! NOT TO MENTION, those terrific flowers - HELLO! Hello, beautiful! You are a MIGHTY talent, indeed! That's some pretty awesome loot, if you ask me! Can't wait to join you's guys there at the JUGS blog! Yee haw!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Dana! That lil' birdie on the cloud is precious! Sounds like you have been a busy girl entertaining family :) TFS

Maile Belles said...

Adorable card and more of those wonderful flowers!

Vanessa said...

Super super card! Love it! and those flowers are adorable!


Jane said...

It's very important to look for the silver lining......I forget sometimes....this card is ADORABLE! love love it! And those flowers are awesome!!!

Courtney Baker said...

So cute! I love those clouds! I had so much fun playing the challenge. Your colors were AWESOME!

Winter said...

So sweet! I am lovin' those flowers! :)

Kristen said...

Pretty card, love those buttons! I also love how positive and happy your come across in your writing. Thanks for Sharing your talent!

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

what an adorable! card!!! The cloud looks like its been stitched. Love your post too. We just completed a 360 in moving to a new home town and I try to appreciate everything we have in our new small western town vs. what we don't have...keeps me smiling and happy that way...and there is a LOT to appreciate in this town. So thanks, for the more ways than one. K

Anonymous said...

Love the little bird and the cloud, what a perfect addition! Buttons rock hey, I love using them! Maybe that might need to be a JUGS thing...hint hint! LOL

Rosemary said...

Adorable card!! And those flowers??? All I can say is WOW!!!

Melissa said...

What a sweet card, I love the cloud! Those flowers are beautiful--thanks for the reminder about the challenge!!