Can today really be ridiculously amazing?

Dear Friends,

Happy Monday!!  I usually start off my blog on Monday wishing you a good week. Today’s card fits that theme.

Recently, I discovered something that has helped me have brighter, happier days. You’ve probably known this for years, but I only recently discovered it. Here’s what I learned: If I have a good evening it usually carries into the next day. There are many nights after putting my kids asleep and cleaning the house (ha ha, thought I’d throw that one in for laugh) that I’m tired and stressed out. When I wake up the next morning, my mood usually carries over and it takes me a bit till my forced smile feels authentic. However, if I do nothing except relax in the last hour before bed, I seem to sleep better. I usually wake up more refreshed and happy. And my smiles are real 🙂 Guard that last hour before bed. Forget the dishes in the sink and all the “stuff” that needs to be done. Relax. You will be happy that you took the time for yourself.


To make the card above, I used a sketch from the Paper Craft Crew. I was excited to do the sketch since I thought this stamp set would be ideal for it and I hadn’t used it in a while.  (See PCCC189). It was a fun sketch and I enjoyed making the card.


I stamped the sentiment several times in various colors, then snipped out the parts I wanted for the card. Choosing the colors for the card was the hardest part. In the end, I went with a light blue background since I wanted the card to be bright and cheerful.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Crushed Curry, and Sahara Sand
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, and Pool Party
Accessories: Rhinestones (of course), Pool Party Ribbon, Silver Buttons, Metallic Doilies, Silver Thread

Hope your day truly is AMAZING.

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  1. You give great advice about relaxing and clearing your mind before bedtime, Rina! Now if only I could get that to work for me… LOL! This stamp is a perfect fit for this sketch; I like how you popped up different parts of the sentiment to make them stand out. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew for this week’s challenge! ~Deborah

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