Sunday, July 9, 2017
In Honor of a Beautiful Day
Gratitude is good for the soul. Research shows that an attitude of gratitude is essential for happiness, and my personal experience supports the research. Perhaps you can relate. After years of cultivating that attitude of gratitude, I've discovered even in my lowest moments of fear or anger or sadness, I'll find myself smiling at a whiff of strong, black coffee or the sight of Daisy recharging her golden retriever goodness in a sunbeam or a piece of mail that isn't junk.
Yesterday, as my husband drove us to Barnes & Noble for our weekly mocha-and-book fix, I noticed the deep, rich greens of the grass and trees of mid-summer in Ohio. The perfectly blue sky sported a few puffy white clouds, and the temperature hovered around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
What a day to be grateful for!
This simplicity of the bright yellow sun, white card, and black sentiment speaks to the simple joy in a beautiful day.
And because today is a lovely repeat of yesterday, here's another version of the card...with a completely different feel to it. Simplicity is replaced with the the chaotic energy of joyful, celebratory colors (without loss of white space)!
To make this card, I used my MISTI and masked off the bottom and right edges with washi. The splatter stamps are from Altenew's A Splash of Color, which is extremely fun.
Whichever card you prefer, I pray that you are able to rejoice in a beautiful day and let your soul take a bath in gratitude overflowing.
Wishing you mercy, grace, peace, love, and summer gratitude,
stamps: Papertrey Phrases and Praises (sentiment), Simon Says Stamp My Sunshine, Altenew A Splash of Color
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: MISTI, washi