Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SMILE


I must admit that life has been a bit difficult for me lately. For various reasons.

The other day I especially needed a little pick-me-up. So I decided that some Creative Therapy would help -- temporarily, at least.

So, I went to my box of Project Life prompts and selected a card at random. Of course, I was hoping that this random pick would be super inspiring. 

But . . .

What was my random pick??

A piece of graph paper. 

Huh?

All I could think was, well, this is gonna help a lot. Not!

Sure, I could have trimmed it up with stamping. But . . .

I had been playing around with lettering a bit lately. Well, why not?

Since I was feeling sort of down, I decided the perfect focal point for this card would be a simple word, SMILE. 

The graph paper was framed in a bit of Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay. So, I, of course, based the rest of the color scheme upon those two colors. 

And, this is what I finally came up with:


A very brief intermission . . .

This is GREAT!

Just now, as I was typing this blog post, I heard through my winter-closed window the sound of a bird. Thinking, hoping, it might be a robin, I jumped up from my chair (well, not jumped . . . ) and went to the window, searching for that first robin of the season. No robins, but, high in a tree, there he was: a bright red cardinal!

And, what did the sight of that handsome dude do for me? It made me


Anyway, as I have learned through the struggles of what life tosses in our paths, 
a lot can be gained if you just 


and, of course, a little PAPER CRAFTING!

Smiley
Smiles.

10 comments:

  1. Your card made me smile too! Creating lifts my spirits too! Thanks for sharing with Let's Play!

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  2. I enjoy a good handmade font, and that is a very fun and cute homemade font. Excellent.

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  3. Lovely hand lettering! Your card has an endearing, homespun feel to it! Love the little buttons and the dotted background!

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  4. Well this certainly made me smile! Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

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  5. I love your smile! I'm looking forward to seeing cardinals again.

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  6. Lovely card! Sometimes we all need a reason to smile x #FridayFrivolity

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  7. For feeling down you did a lovely job of the Smile card. I do hope you are feeling much better.
    Kind regards, Kathleen

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  8. So simple yet so cute! Would definitely make someone smile! :)

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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