Some Encouragement

Hi my beautiful friends, today I want to share two cards with you.  The first one I made last night when I wasn’t feeling very crafty, but I sat at my desk and searched for inspiration anyway.  I kept thinking of my crafty friends who have been down lately, for various reasons.  Emotional or physical, whatever the reason we all have our down days (or weeks, or months, or even years).  So I thought I would make a simple card of encouragement.  I just got the Partly Cloudy set from Lawn Fawn the other day and thought I would break it in.  I know it’s an old set, but still a good one!  So you girls who are dealing with the blues (you know who you are) this card is for you.

This second card plays along with this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge #12 which is a sketch challenge. I like sketch challenges.  I used the new Cruising Through Life set from Lawn Fawn and some beautiful papers from My Mind’s Eye.

Gray Skies
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn {partly cloudy & smitty’s abc’s}
Ink: Jenni Bowlin {spice tin & soap powder} Distress Ink {faded jeans}
Paper: Papertrey Ink {kraft}

Pinwheel Dreams
Stamps: Lawn Fawn {cruising through life & blissful botanicals}
Ink: Jenni Bowlin {brown sugar} Distress Ink {tea dye} Versamark
Paper:  Papertrey Ink {terracotta tile & summer sunrise} My Mind’s Eye {stella & rose mabel paper pad}
Other:  My Mind’s Eye {stella & rose mabel brad} Papertrey Ink {rustic cream button twine} Copic {E11} EK tools {scalloped scallop edge punch} Liquid Pearls {buttercup}

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope maybe these bits of encouragement have made your day a little brighter.  Creating them always makes my day happier.  Have an wonderful day!


14 thoughts on “Some Encouragement”

  1. I just ADORE the card you made with the sketch I did for Lawnscaping. So amazing that you used the blissful botanical set along the side, and the patterned paper looks so good on the pinwheels.

  2. Chari – you rock my world girl. I love these cards so much, especially the umbrella one!!! They're both so fun & you did an awesome job on the sketch. I havent even started this one yet. I just ordered the bike/pinwheel set! Excited!!

  3. I love both of these so much! You did such a great job on the challenge, Chari. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping once again! I always really look forward to your entries!

  4. Chari, I love these cards. Both of them…. Your first card was just so thoughtful and well appreciated by everyone who is going thru a hard time, me included, so thank you…. And your second card is fun and inspiring and perfect for our sketch challenge!

  5. Chari these are both so cute! I've had partly cloudy for awhile and I'm glad you got it and are having fun with it! I absolutely love that set! You've also convinced me that I need to get Blissful Botanicals ASAP! =)


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