Thursday, April 25, 2019

Celebrate the Good--with a Shaker Card

Do you ever feel like you've forgotten what a good day feels like?
Is it ever hard to find the good in the middle of your struggles?
I know that is an ongoing struggle for me
I have to constantly remind myself to actively look for the good and be thankful once I find it.

When you find the good--good day, good moment, good mili second, don't forget to recognize it, give thanks, and maybe have a little celebration.

This week I had enough good one day that it calls for a real celebration and even a shaker card.  My four year cancer-versary is this week and it was time for my six month check up with my oncologist.  Even after years of positive lab results and no sign of re-occurrence, I still constantly find myself waiting for the other shoe to drop.  The time I was told my lab work was perfect, my liver enzymes are better, see you back in one year at which time my hormone blocker/cancer medication (poison as I lovingly refer to it) will be discontinued.  

This calls for a celebration.  Does this mean I will stop waiting for the other shoe to drop? Probably not.  But, I do recognize the importance of celebrating the good and giving thanks for the blessings in our lives.

This designer series paper reminded me of the night sky and outer space.  I wanted to stamp directly onto it, so I decided to heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder so it would stand out against the background.  I used retired sequins for the shaker element and if you look close enough you can see that some of them are stars.

This card was not intended in any way to be a tribute to Marvel's Avengers Endgame movie coming out this week  But, I think I subconsciously made it appropriate for celebration of that movie as well  Is your family looking forward to seeing it?  Are you?  It has been discussed at length around here.  I think that movie must be in my weekend plans at some point.  :)

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Products Used to Create this card
Genuine Gems Stamp Set (Coming Soon)
Perennial Essence DSP (Coming Soon)
Brights Sequins (Retired)

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  1. Very cool design! Love the shaker with the sentiment, perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  2. Beautiful card - love these bold colors for a shaker, and congrats on your awesome results! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. Thanks so much Stamp, Ink, Paper for choosing me a one of your winners. Thanks for helping keep the celebration going.