Y'all might notice there aren't many "kid" cards on this here blog o' mine. I joke about my inner child being murdered in my teens by depression and other unpleasantness, but the truth is, whimsy is hard for me. I do, however, try.
The peace love joy sentiment (from Papertrey's Peaceful Garden) is very much my style. My mantra is Mercy, Grace, Peace, and Love. (Even in my head, I use that Oxford comma!) Whenever I want to lose my cool, smack someone, or spew profanity, I repeat, "Mercy, grace, peace, and love. Mercy, grace, peace, and love."
When we cultivate those four things, joy results. Eventually.
But joy isn't whimsy.
I'd made this card with just the grass and knew something was missing, even with the bling-y "dew drops." It needed a focal point, something to grab the eye. But that focal point needed to be something that embodied the sentiment, and it needed to be small. I went searching and found the whimsical butterfly. Yay! Focal point!
Peace, love, and joy to you!
Care to share your mantra? What do you repeat to yourself to keep yourself under control and moving in the right direction?
stamps: Papertrey Peaceful Garden, Hero Arts (discontinued)
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones, markers