Monday, May 14, 2018

Fungi Thank You

Today's card is a fun thank you to all who commented on or emailed me about yesterday's post--for the encouragement, for the stories, for the prayers and good thoughts. I had an awesome conversation with my amazing sister-in-law this evening. She had lots of good advice for me. Looks like I'll be creating a LinkedIn profile soon.

I feel so hip!

Anyway, today's card was inspired by a number of cards using the basic idea (I've used it before, too), but this time instead of flowers and leaves, I chose mushrooms and this awesome color scheme of greens, pool, and purples.

I started with the sentiment in the middle and added the mushrooms next. Then, I added the dandelion seeds to fill in the voids.

The shape of my oval ended up looking odd on a standard card (too circular), so I cut it down and made an irregularly shaped card that's 5" x 4.75" and will fit into a standard 5" x 7" envelope.

Now, there've been a lot crazy disasters in the past few days. First, my car tire picked up a nail...too close to the edge to repair. Of course the tread wear and the fact that the car is all-wheel drive mean we need four new tires, even though the tires still have life in them. We're seeking a second opinion on this. Grrrr.

The two bar magnets for my MISTI stuck together. (George got them apart. Go, George!)

Cooper ate my favorite scarf. (George can't fix that. No one can.)

I waxed my upper lip and it bled. Seriously, Mother Nature. Why?

As you might imagine, I need to go to bed and listen to a Calm meditation, pray, and go to sleep. If you haven't discovered the joys of Calm, download the app immediately and get started. Mindfulness, meditation, and prayer will get me through.

And the lovely support of you wonderful stampers. God bless us, every one!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: StampinUp Endless Thanks, Hero Arts You're a Fungi
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Corner Chomper  


  1. cute card. good luck!!!! sorry for the mishaps. yikes

  2. Mushrooms! Yes! Don't know why, but I love mushroom images. I know, I'm weird. But love the card.
    Try wrapping some wide washi tape around your magnets, leaving a 1" tail. Makes them easier to slide apart (slide them sideways), and I think it helps to keep them from breaking when they do snap together.

  3. The color scheme and graphics of this card are so much fun! The whimsical nature of it makes me smile.

    I'm praying for you as you go through this time of transition—in addition to dealing with all the vexations of everyday life. Take a deep breath. You've got this!


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