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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Start each day with a grateful heart...

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this reminder, which I purchased from the Silhouette Design Store. It's really a good reminder these days when we feel like we have lots to complain about.

Today I am so grateful that I already planted the little seedlings that I started inside the house about 6 weeks ago. We have had a couple of nice rains in the days since I did that, so their chances of survival have been greatly increased! I planted quite a bit of kale, which I like to add to soups, salads and other dishes. I've even made kale chips by roasting it in the oven for a few minutes.

Besides sharing this cup with you, I thought I should also share a card I made recently.

I've had this stamp set for some time, and it was definitely time to ink it up. After stamping my birds and masking them off, I used some brushes, ink and a piece of torn paper as a mask to create the sky and grass. I then cut a cloud shape (with a die) from a piece of cardstock. Using this as a stencil, I applied several layers of white ink through my "stencil" to form my clouds.

I think you can really see those clouds in this sideways photo.

I had fun with my Promarkers, making the birds as colorful as I could. I think their whimsical design lends itself well to bright colors.

After stamping a few notes around their heads and some leafy fronds at their feet, I was ready to work on the inside.

The sentiment here was computer generated, but the notes were added with stamps. I tried to find a font that went well with the font used for the stamped sentiment on the front of my card.

To add just a bit of color to my panel, I drew several lines close together with the Promarkers I had used to color my birds. I know it's hard to see, but I actually used different colored markers at the top and bottom of my panel.

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynette said...

What a great mug, Cheryl. I love your cute card, too, with the wonderful sentiments - inside and out.

Darnell said...

You are such a great motivational soul, Cheryl! I love your attitude and your mug and I'm excited that your garden is doing so well! Your bird-day card is pure fun, colorful, and cheerful! Well done inking it up ... you should share it at NBUS! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That is such a fun card! Love those little colorful birds!

Lynne in NI said...

Love your mug Cheryl! Great to see those colourful birdies too, I have that set as well and think I've only inked it once so I'll def have to get it out again.

Glittered Paws said...

Love the mug - you should make more!!! And I love colorful goofy birds - they are so much fun to color and you did great on your clouds. Great job.