Good morning Blog Friends. After our night of wind & rain, we have a gloriously sunny morning to enjoy. The sunshine always perks up my mood. I discovered many years ago that I am one of those people who need sunshine; after several days of gray & gloom, I tend to get a bit 'blue'. On those days I have to keep very active or engaged in doing something. Guess it's from all our years in So. Florida. I have a card to share today so here goes with the specs:
- Stamp is Penny Black L.O.V.E. colored with copics on Copic Xpress cardstock
- Spellbinders Resplendant Rectangles die, S5-147, second to the largest in the set - edges distressed with DI Tattered Rose
- Sizzix Hearts embossing folders (large and a smaller one for the pink circle) The larger folder had  some Tsukineko Angel Pink gently rubbed against the heart motif before embossing
- ribbon from stash
- Glossy Accents on some of the balloon hearts
- cardbase is white GP and pink circle was from a paper snippet not yet reorganized
I hope you like the little card. Think this one might be for Sweetie, since he hasn't seen it yet. Usually he sees the image as I'm coloring it, as he sometimes will critique it for me. (of course he knows the right thing to say, but sometimes he'll be honest!!!) Ya'll have a wonderful Thursday, and I hope my followers were a bit intrigued by the little glimpse of some coming goodies in the WOYWW post yesterday. Many hugs. Thanks for stopping in to visit today.


  1. Can just see the pink on the embossed hearts.The little hedgie is such a sweetie with his bunch of hearts to hang onto.
    There is a syndrome recognised now as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD for short. We have a friend who suffers from it so badly that they have bought a place out in Spain and Winter out there each year. Your E-mail is turning out to be a book to beat Warb & Peace!!. Thought i had it saved in draft form om my Ipad but lost the blooming lot . One and a Half pages worth so busy busy busy retyping it as best from memory as I can. Sometimes you just can't beat the good old pad and pencil technique.
    Hugs Mrs A.

    1. That happens to me when I'm using the laptop, and I can never figure out what I did to make all I just typed disappear! Yes, I do think I probably suffer from SAD. My family just think I'm kinda nutsy, cause the weather doesn't bother them. It's something I recognize and try to deal with it,by being very busy (and/or taking a nap! )

  2. That Penny Black image is so sweet Mary and I really love the embossed heart background. A real beauty of a card. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Penny black has some very cute images! Your coloring is fab and the lo is adorable. TFS! Thank you for letting me know about removing the spam in blogger. I really appreciate the tip.

  4. Hi, Mary! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog! I think we might very well be "naybors" because my local scrap store is none other than Scrapbook Creations! =D I live about 15 minutes from the store, in Spartanburg. I really enjoyed checking out your cards here--all really beautiful! And I love this one with the balloons. Too cute!

  5. I was thinking the other day that I bet you and Cynthia lived near each other! Hope you can meet up sometime! I love your sweet hedgehog with his balloon bouquet! Such pretty embossing too!

  6. Awww Mary, this card is too cute! I love this little hedgehog and his heart balloons! Mary we are still having the winds, rain did stop, but not before coming in the basement again. I need the sunshine too Mary, not sure where my "need" came from since I've never lived in the sunshine state, but boy if I don't get my sunshine, I'm as blue as blue can be. Like you I have to keep busy or it's not pretty. lol

  7. Just fabulous Mary - I adore that Hedgie image! I have the one of a Hedgie running along with heart balloons but think this one is even cuter - and beautifully made too.

    BTW, you needn't even get spam in Blogger if you change your settings to disallow Anonymous comments - have just changed Bernie's blog and my own..............I sure didn't feel the need to buy shed loads of Viagra and other such stuff :(

    Email on the way about photos!!

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. Oh Mary - love this great work!! Shaz in oz.x

  9. aww, hedgie is adorable drifting away with all those hart balloons. such a cute card and your DH will love it.

  10. Hi Mary

    I just love this cute Penny Black image and you have used it beautifully.

    We have had some glimpses of sunshine these last few days .. .. and today has started of lovely and sunny. It certainly gives a lovely boost I feel.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Hi Mary so very cute all the balloons. Glad the sun is shining there for you today.

  12. Love those cute little hedgies...keep it well hidden...I am sure he is going to love it.
    Mine is so nosy i have to really hide his...He wanders down on the pretext of needing to ask something and then starts "moving" paper around!!! teehee