Sunday, August 17, 2014

Always Bring Your Own Sunshine




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"Cats do care.  For example they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off."
                                                                                 ---------Michael Nelson 
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Hi, Friends......

I am here with a card for the MFP FOSTV Challenge - Yellow and Gray.  I also used the sketch from the Inspired By Stamping Monthly Blog Challenge.  

Here's the sketch she gave us:



 Here's my take:


The gray and yellow colors immediately brought to my mind clouds and sunshine.  I recently won this Papertrey Ink - Hello Sunshine set from PaperCrafts and Scrapbooking.  (THANKS, PC&S!!) and I knew it would be perfect.  I love this sentiment:  "Wherever you go, No matter the weather, Always bring your own sunshine."  I stamped this with a brand new Memento - London Fog ink pad I just bought.  (Yes, I do actually buy things!!  Ha.)  I can't tell you how much I totally LOVE this ink!!!  I also bought one in Rich Cocoa....actually, I bought two so I can give one away in my 50 Follower giveaway coming up sometime soon.  :) :) :) 

I used several different papers in this one:  Crate Paper - Flea Market (a prize from Pumpkin Spice...THANKS, PS!!!), Glitz - Sunshine in my Soul (a prize...THANKS, Glitz!!), Authentique - Blissful (a prize, also....THANKS, Authentique!!) and that dazzling silver glittered paper is DCWV - Twinkle Glints (a gift from my daughter <3 <3 <3 ).



Here's an angled shot so you can see the sparkle and shine.  Other embellishments include:  butterflies from Recollections, a lovely Zva swirl, some thrift store lace, and a few JoAnn dollar rack rhinestones.  Fun!!  Hope you like it, too!!!

Hey, I have another new follower.  That makes 43!!!!
Diana Larson of DL.ART.  I only recently became acquainted with her blog through my pal, Karen L., but it is an a-w-e-s-o-m-e challenge spot!!  She also is an amazing crafter.  You have to look at the out-of-this-world beautiful anniversary bouquet she has up on her blog right now!  Thank you so much, Diana, for your sweet comment on my blog and for becoming a follower!!  This ginormous smile is for you!!!


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Thank you all for stopping by today.  Hope your weekend is full of lovely things!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP FOSTV Color Challenge #137 - Yellow and Gray
2.  Inspired By Stamping Monthly Challenge #85 - Sketch   
3.  DL.ART August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
4.  Words 2 Scrap By Challenge #8 - From Darkness to Light  
5.  Craft Your Passion Challenge #226 - Bring Me Sunshine (Add some yellow)

22 comments:

lisa808 said...

Pretty colors and great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at IBS!

Karenladd said...

This is one gorgeous card Janis! That sentiment is awesome and love the colors you used. Wow, you packed in a lot of great paper, embellishments and bling in one fabulous ppackage. So glad you found Diana's blog too because you will love all her blog posts and beautiful projects, as well as her challenges.

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Janis.

This is so very pretty -- a lovely interpretation of the sketch! And, I love all the texture and dimension. :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By for our from darkness to light challenge.

Davi said...

Janis you did a fabulous job with the colors!! love the sparkle, lace a butterflies together! So glad you have joined us at FOSTV :)

Stampsnob said...

Gosh those colors are lovely together Great job Love the butterflies and I enjoy your cats.............come do the color challenge ....Lis MFP

BobbisTreasure said...

Beautifully done! Love the soft detail with the sparkles! Thanks for playing along with us at Words2ScrapBy.blogspot.com!

Leah said...

This is so soft and beautiful! I love the colors and the lace down either side and great job with the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inspired By Stamping!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful color combo with that sentiment - Thanks for joining in with IBS~

Mynn xx said...

This is GORGEOUS! I adore the fabulous colors and the sweet sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Janis said...

Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate your sweet comment. Please stop by again!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Karen! You are so right abt Diana's blog.....so full of lovely projects and lots of fun challenges. Thanks for pointing me in that direction!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Sybrina!! I loved the theme of the Words 2 Scrap By challenge.....so inspiring! I appreciate your visit and nice comment!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Davi!! I was so pleased with how these colors came together for my card. And, yay....I am excited that my entry was drawn as the winner of that challenge.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Lis!! I wouldn't have thought that gray and yellow would look so nice together, but with some amazing papers from terrific companies I loved how it turned out.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much! I am a fool for anything that sparkles. :) I appreciate your visit and your lovely comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Leah! I really love what that lace brought to the card, too. I need to use it more often!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Vicki, I am especially pleased that someone mentioned how the sentiment went with the colors.....since it's one of my favorite things abt the card!! :) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Mynn!! I appreciate your visit and your sweet comment!!

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Janis

Ann Abrahamson said...

Love the color combo that you used - beautiful entry for the Words 2 Scrap By Challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Janis said...

Thank you, Ann!! I just love the Darkness to Light inspiration theme! I really appreciate you stopping by!!

<3
Janis

Shan said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the papers and embellishments you used. Thank you for joining us at Inspired by Stamping. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Shan

Janis said...

Thank you!! I appreciate your visit and your kind words more than you can imagine!!!!

<3
Janis