Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Getting My White In Before Labor Day

Happy Tuesday to my friends, followers and viewers.
The second work day of this week.  It was a little slow and much of a  drag yesterday trying to get back in the groove from a beautiful weekend.  Somewhere between yesterday and this morning or maybe that second cup of coffee we are moving a little bit faster than yesterday.

 Many conversations are centered around Labor Day Weekend.  How strange it is to get back to work after a summer break and you're thinking already about when  you will get the next three day weekend. You haven't worked a full week yet and you're missing the fact that you have to work all of next week.  Let's put a smile on our face and laugh at this one.

Labor Day, as I've told you before, is the end of wearing summer white in our part of the world until Memorial Day of next year .  It was something we grew up with and have continued the tradition since my childhood.  It doesn't work that way in all parts of the world.  However, I wanted to have some fun with my card making today.  Therefore, I made a card, then decided to titled my post as you can see: "Getting My White In Before Labor Day.

It may have happened before the TV show "Empire" but lately I've noticed a lot of "all white affairs".  Some for birthdays, engagements, cruise ship parties, family reunions, as well as the traditional weddings and anniversary parties.  The entire list of guest are required to dress in all white.  Most of the pictures that have been posted and/or I've seen are really pretty...There was one other thing that I noticed...some sparkle..from the diamonds to the glitter.  There was some sparkle somewhere.

Today's card incorporates the all white with some sparkle:


I've used white Recollection paper (cut at 4.25 x 5.50) and a piece of glitter foam in the paper line.  A piece of the white paper was die cut for a mat from the Spellbinders Romantic Rose die.   A Recollection white rose was placed in the corner and die cut holiday greens (whites) from Sizzix Tim Holtz's Alterations die were placed around the rose. The sentiment was computer generated and cut out using the Spellbinders circle die. Studio G white glitter glue was used on the greenery to give some of the tips some sparkle.  A little strip of  white ribbon lace was adhere to the bottom part of the mat.  Here you have another CAS card.  Very easy to make.

When you sparkle your light shines onto others.  And you never know whose day you might brighten. Besides… it’s contagious!  So don’t forget to sparkle whether you're wearing white or some other color.

Sending  you a hug and LOVE,
Lois





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