Make Your Own Sunshine


Where ever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine ~ Anthony J D’Angelo

It’s been pretty gloomy here in midwest America for the last few weeks, minus Tuesday this past week. (The sun was out all day long in honor of my birthday.) For the most part though, it’s been a make your own sunshine kind of spring around here.


This is for Taylored Expressions Friday Sketch Challenge.  Loved this sketch.

I used this darling sentiment and leaves from the Verve set, Feel the Sun. October Afternoon paper and Spellbinders dies made quick work of this one. Notice how I could highlight ‘enlighten’ on the patterned paper and add a few leaves from the same stamp set. Loved how that worked out.

You can see other fabulous cards by visiting other members of the sketch sampling crew: Monika Davis  • Lisa HjulbergLynn Mercurio Melissa SaulsAlice Wertz and Jami Sibley.

Hope your weekend is full of sunshine – whether it’s the real deal or self-produced.


14 responses to “Make Your Own Sunshine

  1. What a sunshiney card! So glad the sun shined just for your birthday! 🙂 It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend here and hopefully for you too!

  2. Love the sunshiney look – it’s been so grey here lately and I could use some sun! Send it here!

  3. We’ve had a 3 day rain here too Lori….love to see your sunshine card…especially the glittery sparkle on the word too!

  4. Melissa Sauls

    Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous! I love how your “sunshine” is so sparkly. Love it!

  5. Ooooohhh I love that pinking edged circle – especially for the sunshine…and the little pop of color with the buttons! Hope you are having a great weekend and are ready for your trip.

  6. Gorgeous card Lori! The colors are fabulous… and that verse is great! Love the sparkle… the stitching! TFS!

  7. Lori, this is a lovely card! A belated Happy Birthday to you!

  8. I love the stitching pattern you used framing the circle. Did you draw it or trace something before Sewing it?

  9. That stitching is cool!! Love the polka dots and mix of colors! Sweet card Lori! 🙂

  10. BEAUTIFUL card Lori!!! Love the bright, happy feel of it — just makes you smile! 🙂 And——— it was your BIRTHDAY last Tuesday!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend – I hope you had a wonderful day!!!! {hugs}

  11. Such a darlin’ card Lori…love your take on the sketch and the sparkly sun is the perfect touch!!!

  12. What a bright and sunshiny fun card Lori. It’s sure to bring some sun into someone’s day!

  13. What a precious card!! Just adorable!

  14. Just adorable, Lori! Love the sparkle and your little button blossoms.

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