Perk Up!

Sometimes we all need a little something to help us perk up, and the combo of Cosmo Cricket's Upcycle papers and this stamp by My Favorite Things is perfect for such a time! Isn't this a cheery card?

I think perhaps I was creating with the message I needed to hear when I made this card. I don't share a lot of personal stuff on this blog (since it's focus is the store) but I've had a rough week... I've been hit with the annual end-of-the-school year-cold (SO stuffed up!), I got laid off (no, the store is still here! My other job... the one that provided steady income for the past 9 years...), and a dear family member is sick in the hospital. Sigh. I'm so grateful for friends who have been there for me with hugs, and Starbucks and time to hang out and CREATE with me or just sit and watch movies with me! This card is going to go off to another friend who has been having a rough time lately, too... hope it brightens her day!

Here's a close up of the sentiment and embellishments- I love the Twinery twine and the cute 'doilies and butterflies' which are also from Cosmo Cricket! The little flower sequins are from Hero Arts, they've been in my stash for a while but they were fun to add!
I've used a sketch from Deconstructing Jen, which was perfect for my image & paper choices! Love it when that happens :)


v said…
Cutest card ever!:)

~Vanessa W
Lovely card I hope you take it all to heart yourself and I am sure your friend is going to love it.
We are here for you when we are needed you are going to do just fine. Take Care
mootseeka said…
Totally gorgeosity feel happy
Christine D said…
Tara I am sending you cyber hugs. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes it is hard to see what the reason is but it is there somewhere. I promise.

Love your card!! I can see you walking into the store with giant coffee cups!! That stamp reminds me of you!!

Chin up lady!! Look the world in the face and smile! Makes them wonder what you are up to!!! :)
Eulanda said…
LAID OFF AFTER 9 YEARS?! Oh my gosh GF that has to be tough on you! Horrible!! I'm so sorry you're getting all of this right now. Jeesh not nice!! I absolutely love your card if that makes you feel any better tho. That image is the cutest, love the twin and those extra embellies are perfect. I sooooo have a hard time with this color combo. Scoooooooore!!! Great card! Hugs!
Mrs T. said…
Hugs Tara, hang in there.
Things will get better.
Love the card great job.
Find it ironic though that she is carrying two giant cups of coffee and her legs are crossed. To cute!
Take care hun.