Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Are You Sparkling"

Great news my friends, followers, visitors and viewers....
it is Wednesday (hump day), June 14, 2017.
We're in the middle of the week.  If you are a high school senior, you have either graduated or your day will be Thursday or Friday of this week.  If you are near Emporia, Virginia, you can have a good time at the annual "Pork Festival".   Today is also Flag Day.  I know most of us don't do anything special on this day but I'm just reminding you of what's on the calendar. 

Our focus is on getting through this week especially if you are a teacher and you are ready for the little ones to leave.  "Sunshine" (grand) finished yesterday and is headed to camp until school opens in August.   It is summer weather and most of us will be visiting the beaches and having picnics every weekend until the weather change.  Be careful and enjoy!

Here is the question for today:
Are you sparkling now or wherever you go? 
Do you leave a little shine behind?  Does sparkling make you feel as though you have something to offer this world.
I know that we are not the "life of the party" at all times but who wants to be around a "dull" person that will not smile or "let their hair down" for a minute. 
It's true that we all have different personalities.    It doesn’t matter what sort of personality you have, you can leave your own stamp on people. It’s what you do with your life and how you can enhance people’s lives that matter:

Here is the card that reflects today's post:
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 I started with a piece of music sheet cardstock taken from my paper stash.  I stamped one of the "runway" women using Tim Holt's Stamp set on it and colored her dress red.  Then, I cut a piece of cardstock from the Ki "Berry Blast paper pad.  From the center of this piece, I folded the edge back to show the other side of the paper and to give the card some contrast.  The dragonfly was cut using Tonic Studio's dragonfly brooch die and two pieces of cardstock (light beige and dark brown).  The dragonflies were adhered together and placed at the center of the folded piece of cardstock.  Faux pearls from Jolee's Boutique were placed on top of the dragonfly.
Using the Rectangle die and black Recollections cardstock, I cut out a frame and place it around the top portion of the image.  The final step was using a sentiment taken from Vicki Boutin's watercolor stickers.
Once the focal image was complete, I layered it on top of another piece of black Recollections cardstock before placing it onto the Neenah white card base.

Once again, thank you for your time and your viewing.  I hope something said or done will enlighten your day.  Most of all, I hope you can see or feel the "sparkle" I left behind.
Please come again, you're always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
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