I'm finally back from vacation and settling back into things. I spent a full evening on the couch last night recuperating from auntie-overload. I only get to see my niece and nephews rarely, since they live 5 hours away and I gotta get as many hugs, kisses, and secret candy behind the backs of their parents in while I can.
But onto the serious business of crafting! This week over at Crafty Gals Corner, we are having a challenge to use either buttons or bows in your creations.
I'm a big ribbon-lover, myself, although I always seem to forget to use it! A big ol' bow just adds so much to the design.
I worked with a great digital sentiment called Happiness Sunbeam from Eureka Stamps. It reads:
"Happiness is a sunbeam... When it strikes a kindred heart, like the converged lights upon a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected until it is shared."
I am a person who always looks at the proverbial glass and sees the rainbow reflected in the water and never considers the fullness at all. Sure, there are days that can be gloomy, but I am overwhelmed by the sheer propensity of kindness that is found right in front of my nose - if only I look for it.
So when I read this sentiment, it sort of just stuck there with me. I knew I wanted to make it bright and cheerful, hence the sunbeams (which are stenciled from a Wendy Vecchi for Stampers Anonymous "Sunburst" stencil).
I also stamped this vintagey looking pensive lady from the Passion for Art Set because she seemed to match the sentiment really well. I added a die cut frame and a big ol' gold glittery bow and...
So add a little bow, or glue a little button and link it up to Crafty Gals Corner for your chance to win an awesome prize of three free digital images from Eureka Stamps!
Make Art Challenge Blog - Stencils
Simon Says Stamp Monday - B is for... Bow!
Fashionable Stamping - Springtime
Cupcake Inspirations - Sparkle (that gold sparkly ribbon does the trick, I think!)
A couple of things before I leave: Many of you asked about the inflatable robotic R2D2 and so I am happy to report I have a video for you!
They sure had fun and so did I!! Hope it left you with a smile!
Also - I have the winner of my blog candy for the coffee lover's blog hop! There were so many comments and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who made me grin with your kindness - The winner is....
#91 - Lynn Hardy! Congrats, Lynn! I'll be emailing you shortly for your address.