Monday, March 23, 2009

It's That Easy ...

Yes, it's true. Kids say the darnest things. I've also learned that their simple words often show wisdom well beyond their years. Hannah's quote about what to do if you're feeling blue is a perfect example. Happiness isn't about having the perfect house, family, or job. It isn't about having anything. Rather, to be happy is a decision we make. It's an attitude. For me, feelings of gratitude have much to do with the fact that I consider myself a happy person. I genuinely appreciate my family and friends. I am thankful that I have a job to go to everyday and a place to call home. Don't get me wrong. I'm not Suzy Sunshine every day. Some days I have to work at it. I think we all do and what's important is that we keep trying.

Now, about my card. Yup, it's another simple card with one quality worth noting. Do you notice how the embossed pattern matches on the different pieces of cardstock? I accomplished that by cutting my four rectangles and then taping them together on the backside before running them through the Cuttlebug as one sheet of paper.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Black cardstock; Summer Carnival Textured Cardstock; Black ink pad; Inkadinkado Friendly Advice stamp set; Cuttlebug w/Spots & Dots embossing folder.

While I wasn't blue, I did spend the best part of the day in bed with some kind of yucky bug. I'm feeling much better this evening and am anxious to get to work tomorrow. Other than that, there isn't much to report. I hope your week got off to a great start. Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Ok that is a GREAT state of mind to have. I need to remind myself of that one every day.
The embossing is way cool..great idea to run it all as one piece. Very bright and peppy and matches the sentiment entirely...I think I will be pink today! LOL
Hope you feel better soon.

Sharli said...

Oh Kathi, you are so smart! I don't think I would have thought of putting the pieces together before running them through the CB. LOL

Thank you - once again - for a moment of wisdom and one of just clarity!

Sharli

Laurel said...

Wow, super job! I have that sentiment and have yet to use it! thanks for the inspiration! Oh ya, great idea on taping the pieces together! and Sara, I would be pink everyday if I could!

Jeanne said...

Great card...love the embossing AND the sentiment...and you are a happy, grateful person...it shines through in your posts.

I'm sorry to hear you had a bug and hopefully you kicked it to the curb. Sometimes even feeling yucky, it feels good to just hang out, doesn't it?

Hugs to you!

Sylvia said...

Hope you are feeling better today. Colorful card and that is a neat tip about embossing so all the pieces are lined up.

Liane said...

I always love your work and this is no exception. I might just need this stamp!