Mojo Monday Card Entry — Sweet Little Birdies

I was spending some time in my office this morning and decided to create a card from the Mojo Monday Card Sketch.  I rarely EVER do this type of thing, but I got the email this morning (as I do every Monday) and decided to play a little while.  Here is my creation.  I used some of my favorite DSP and some sweet little birdies that remind me of the beauty of spring.  We have lots of little birds in our bushes that sing so sweetly — and wake me up most mornings!  I am reminded that they choose to SING every morning — instead of growling and grumbling when the sun rises like me — and they seem to be happy about waking up!  I must confess that I am not always happy to get up these days — many mornings I leave and it is still dark outside! I want to be more like the birds and sing praises to God for each new day.  For everything in it, be it happy or sad, joyful or worrisome, and I want to sing a new song each morning!

Here is the sketch, in case you want to play along and try your hand at making a new card.  Sometimes I can come up with something quicker using a sketch…….and I really like sketches when I’m scrapbooking!  If you haven’t tried it, you can go to their blog and see lots of sketches.

I have some great Easter photos that I’d like to post, but I am going to do them on a different post.  I have to spend some time at the hospital today with Charles’ family.  His sister, Evelyn, is having open heart surgery this morning.  We only found out about this on Friday.  She did not have any major symptoms, just some achy feelings in her chest and some discomfort.  She just didn’t think things were right.  She may have saved her own life by going on and seeing about it.  She found out Friday that there were 2 places that are 100% blocked and 2 other partials.  She is a severe diabetic (since childhood) and we pray that there are no complications, of course.  It will be a long recovery, no doubt, and came as quite a shock to all of us on Friday.  She is only a few years older than Charles and in great health — so we thought.  I say all of this to caution you and tell you that I have learned a lesson from this.  Be aware and act on your feelings!  If something doesn’t seem right, see about it!

Supplies used:

Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess collection), Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo, Stamp Set:  Easy Events, White Taffeta Ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Punches:  1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle (non SU), Large Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Ribbon Border, Paper Piercer, Tea Stain Stampin’ Spot for sponging.  

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