Translated: Be Jolly or more familiar to us "Don't Worry...Be Happy"
I made this card shortly after I received the new Tim Holtz Summer Distress 3-Pack. My daughter was playing around with the ink, because green is her favorite color, and got copious amounts on the ink applicator. Therefore I had tons of color to work with, at first I was a bit upset about how much ink she used but her mistake turned out great for me once i started applying it to a tag... I used Tim's flicking water technique and got wonderful splats of color. I had been to a wedding just a week prior and was in the mood for black and white so off I went with Glitz stamp and my TH Distress Markers, sometimes those mistakes turn out the best, right?
Okay so back to the business at hand, I am entering this into the Play Date Cafe Challenge #146...Black, White and a touch of Lime...this may be more than a touch but I think its so pretty, it deserves to be shown off! I also am entering it into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge(links down below), they want you to use the Summer Distress inks, how perfect is THAT? !!! The Pretty Little Ribbon Challenge#13 wants us to use bling or sparkle.
So,I'm so glad I was too busy to blog earlier this summer so I can enter it into these and several more Challenges:
The Play Date Cafe - Challenge PDCC #146
CASE Study Challenge
Card Making Mammas - Technique - Water Flicked Distress
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Summer Distress
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Bling
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Lotta Layers
Finally, last but not certainly least I will be adding this to the Word Art Wednesday who want to see cards that refer to the Joy of the Lord. I love the saying on this stamp "Be Happy," and the addition of "Happy Girls are the prettiest" - a fair observation on the part of Audrey Hepburn, no matter how much make-up a mean, unhappy girl wears, she can never compare in beauty to someone who is happy from the inside out. The bible teaches women that they should not seek for beauty by the braiding of hair or wearing of jewels, but by possessing the gentle and quiet spirit imparted by knowing The Lord. Paul was using those external beauty enhancers as an example by trying to convince these women to not be obsessed with the external, not as a archaic commandment of some sort but rather as a way to point them to Jesus. He is the only I one I know who can give us that true "Extreme Makeover"!