Friday, August 6, 2010

Rays of Sunshine


Rays of sunshine can take on many forms. Like my little boys, my husband, my family. Like new puppies, or a nice gesture by a complete stranger, a comment left on my blog or forgiveness for an honest mistake. It can be a hug from a grandparent, or a good meal shared over raspberry lemonade with a good friend. What's your ray of sunshine?

Just a quick card using two Practicing Creativity Design sets-You're Dandy and The Whole Cycle. I created a mini field of flowers with the tire and spoke stamps, and used the wagon wheel for the stems.

Supplies Used: Cardstock: (Lime Green) Recollections (White) Georgia Pacific Stamps: (The Whole Cycle, You're Dandy) Practicing Creativity Designs (Hello from Mega Mixed Messages) PTI Ink: (Blue, Purple, Green Chalk Ink) Colorbox Ribbon: (Black Twill) May Arts (which can be purchased at the Practicing Creativity Designs store too!) Other: (Black Marker) Pilot, Thread Tool: (Corner Round Punch) Fiskars

24 comments:

  1. Again- your out of the box use is so inspiring!!! I LOVE the flowers you've created! And I'd say your comments on my blog are ALWAYS a ray of sunshine for me!!!! :)

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  2. I love the stitching detail on this one, great attention to detail. Jen's comment is so sweet. My children are really my ray of sunshine, even when they're driving me mad.

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  3. I like the colors of this card and this band of flowers! I had a beautiful ray of sunshine on my blog with a short article written by my daughter for my birthday.
    Another little ray of sunshine, your little words on my blog. Thank you for everything.

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  4. Another great one! Such a wonderful use of stamps. Those rays are just the perfect touch.

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  5. WOW ♥GREEN♥ totally love this! Great use of stamps - love how you think outside of the box!
    My ray of sunshine would be your sweet comments on my blog!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  6. Gorgeous card Karen...I really love all the stitching...so many fun details!

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  7. oooh, love the green ink on green CS...what a fun look. And who would have thought of tires as flowers, except for you?!
    My ray of sunshine? time alone...yep, time to myself for sure.

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  8. Oh I love this, Karen! The whole feel of your card is happiness and joy! There are so many things that can be rays of sunshine, aren't there? I guess the main ones for me are my hubby and children x

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  9. Just found you and I love your wonderful work. Where are you in Central Wisconsin? I'm from Stevens Point. Nancy

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  10. So pretty! Seeing your lovely cards is a ray of sunshine for me! Love the your awesome, cheery colors on this treasure!

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  11. So creative! It's a fresh take on the bicycle set. Not hard to love since I adore everything with flowers! I haven't been blogging much so I can't remember if I congratulated you on the DT position. Your work is great!!!! I'm excited to see it in even more places!

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  12. see, you can sew a straight line:) this card is just lovely, the colors are beautiful, and i love the 2 different stitchings.

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  13. too fun! love how you built the flower field!! love this!

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  14. Oh! Love this! My rays are my son and hubby!

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  15. What a beautiful ray of sunshine! Mine is my husband, and my two cats :)

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  16. Those rays! I just love them. Awesome card!

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  17. Those rays! I just love them. Awesome card!

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  18. Karen, I love those rays and cute little flowers! My ray of sunshine is my wee son. I can't help but smile when I look at his sweet little face! :)

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  19. i love this card!! the background is stunning. and the flowers are so cute. my ray of sunshine - definitely my doggie.

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  20. Just looking at this card brings a smile to my face!!! Great work! My rays of sunshine---my husband, our travels, my family, blog friends like you, time for getting creative, and our beautiful surroundings here in the mountains!

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  21. The rays of the sun makes me smile! love this happy card.. the row of flowers are a gorgeous touch:-) simply beautiful!

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  22. I love the colors on this! And the border strip is gorgeous!

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