Wednesday, April 15, 2020

You Are My Sunshine

Hi all!  I've been ignoring my blog a little...I've been crafting, but it's been scrapbooking!  I'm determined to finish up at least one, if not two (or even three) of my backlogged vacation albums.  Maybe by the time this is all over I'll be caught up enough to go on vacation again!

Anyway, I have missed working on little projects that you can get done in one sitting.  I think that's what really drew me to cardmaking in the first place.  You feel a sense of accomplishment and you don't necessarily have to think as much as when you're working on an album.

I picked up this You Are My Sunshine sentiment from MFT a while ago, an decided it really needed to get used.

I stamped it on a panel of cardstock and then added a couple of adorable little birds from the Rain or Shine set, also from MFT.  To give make it a bit more scene like, I added the clouds and puddle from that set too.

The images were colored with Copics, and I added a swirl of yellow to the center of the card to mimic the sun.  

I liked the card when it was done, but it still needed something to make it pop.  Enter my white gel pen.  I am no gel pen expert, so I'm always a little wary of using it, especially on colored critters, but I figured letters might be easier, and they were.

It felt like the card was still missing a little something, so I die cut a little heart (from white cardstock that was colored red with Copics and to which I added a little white accent).  The heart was clear embossed a few times for dimension, and adhered it over the i to finish off the card.

Hope that there's a little sun in your day today!


  1. Such a cheery card, especially in these times. BTW I love your reading lists and have followed many of your recommendations. I taught middle school for years and did Battle of the Books with the 5th and 6th grade classes. I've missed reading new juvenile/YA books, so you've helped me reconnect. Thanks!

  2. Miriam, I LOVE that you're busy doing scrapbooking!!!! YAY!!! I actually went back and finished a few pages from before we moved houses, so that must have been over 5 years ago, hahaha. Felt so good!! I'm hoping to do more of that while we're at home. Hope you post your pages!

  3. And yeah, totally why I moved to card making too, because i was spending so much time on a page. But I absolutely miss it. And so fun to look back at your pages!!