Saturday, July 2, 2011

Smile and the whole world smiles with you

Good morning!

I would like to say Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! It's been a very busy week - fundraising event at work, last day of school, company arriving from out of town and the week ended with yesterday's Canada Day festivities. Whew - not a minute for blogging in there!

Well, luckily I snuck in a few minutes last Sunday to play around and came up with this card for Paper Sundaes where the challenge this week is to use at least two of the following items from their Sundae bar: purple, gems, wings, paper piercing. I am hoping this qualifies - I used gems and wings but the wings ended up on the inside as the little birdie just wasn't working on the outside. If not, that's okay because I am pleased with the result regardless.

I plan to send this to a friend who is not doing well health-wise and we want her to know that we are thinking of her. It happens that she is blind and so the different textures and dimensions will aid in her enjoyment of the card. I am going to ask a friend at work to Braille the sentiment for me and we will send it from our office. The recipient is the kind of person who is always smiling and makes others feel at ease. She also makes people laugh, easily - what a gem - I hope this will cheer her up!

And here is the inside with the little birdie I mentioned.

Best run before my company (my rents) awakes. I had better put the kettle on :) I think I actually may still have one child in bed - I think it's a record! Mind you, we didn't tuck the boys in until about 11:30 pm following the fireworks display that was followed by a huge thunderboomer! But usually when they stay up late, they wake up even earlier - my boys are early birds. :)


Shanna :)

What I used:

papers: 7 Gypsies

stamps: CTMH - Free Spirit, September Word Puzzle

emb: ric rac, twine, buttons, gems, stitching


  1. Oh wow, Bananan this is fab. Love the rustic, patchworky feel. Fantastic work. Have a restful Sunday. ;)

  2. Inside or outside - I love that little bird! Card looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  3. This is just a fabulous card and it does have so much interest and dimension. Having the sentiment in Braille as well is such a great idea:)

  4. This is wonderful, Shanna! Happy Belated Canada Day!


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