Monday, March 05, 2007

Totally Tulips


Here's another fun Hero Arts stamp I bought at the LSS a few weeks ago! Isn't it a fun stamp? Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, so I snatched this up pronto. Again, I thought it was a perfect image for an Easter card. The tulips are watercolored with Rose Red, More Mustard, and Lovely Lilac ink and my handy-dandy aqua painter. I used the Itty Bitty BG stamp all the way around the image when I was done painting it. The tulips are matted with Old Olive cardstock, one of my favorite colors. The ribbon is looped and glued onto the back of the image. The Happy Easter sentiment is new this season from Penny Black. My friend asked last night if it was all one stamp, and just to let you know too, it is! I used two different designer papers, and separated them with one narrow strip of Perfect Pink cardstock cut with wavy scissors on both sides. Another cheerful card for you today!
I am leaving shortly to go stamp with my friend Lue! We are hoping to get some more Easter cards made. She's got more Easter stamps than I do, so maybe I'll have some more Easter cards to show you soon.
Have a wonderful day. I read a blog yesterday that talked about living a joyful life. I found it here, at Where the Rubber Meets the Road. She shared this quote with her readers, which she found in this book, Help for the Harried Homeschooler: A Practical Guide to Balancing Your Child's Education with the Rest of Your Life by Christine M. Field:
One of the best ways to dispense with discouragement in your life is to practice joy. How? By learning to love your life just as it is....God never promised us that life would be all sunshine and happiness. We know as Christians that we are not entitiled to "the good life." By God's grace, he gives us what he gives us....Joy comes in tiny segments. If we deal with life as it comes, moment by moment, one step at a time, we'll find it. Now is all God asks us to handle.
Wow, isn't this a powerful statement? I so need to work on this concept of changing my attitude to one of joy instead of always questioning why my life isn't as perfect as I'd hoped. I encourage you to read this blog entry too. I am sorry, I don't know her name, but she sure struck a cord with me. I'll drop her an email and tell her so. Maybe later today, I'll update this entry with her name! Have a wonderful, joyous day!
Amy

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely Easter card. I think you are ambitious, I still have Christmas cards to send out (oops!). So glad you appreciated that quote, I sure did.

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  2. Amy - that's a great card - and your card "staging" looks good too; love the casually tossed primas.

    Thanks for sharing - i enjoy your blog.

    ~Beth~ (tired mommy to a busy 3 1/2 year old)

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  3. This is just gorgeous! I love all the bright colors you used. Plus that tulip stamp is just fabulous... I only have a few Hero Art stamps... maybe I need more???

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  4. Peggy Maier10:51 PM

    Not having any more trouble reading your blog. Working great!
    Really love the card! Gosh! Makes me realize I need Easter cards soon! Also...thanks for the reminder about joy coming in small doses. If we had all we wanted we'd be totally overwhelmed & we certainly wouldn't need God, would we? Glad He's so wise!

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