I’ve been thinking up all sorts of fun files to create lately and I’ve been joined by Paulette from Create With TLC! I’ve been a fan of Create with TLC for quite some time and I’m beyond excited to be able to bring these next two (yes, another coming on Friday) fun graphics and word arts.
Lush green crops in our little valley of heaven!
It has been a particularly moist summer for the area I live in - we are called “Canada’s only Pocket Desert” and generally by this time of year our hills are the color of shredded wheat and just as dry. (the crops are always green due to irrigation) However, we’ve been enjoying periodic days of sudden rains and thunderstorms. There is a blessing in this as our evenings the temperature plunges down to a nice and comfortable level which is a good balm rather than the hot and sticky roll round in the sheets all nights. But along with the moist and cooler temps comes those pesky mosquitoes. The ones we are seeing this year are a light and lemony color. I asked around to a few people and the best response I got that made sense is that they have had a quicker than usual incubation and therefore are not totally colored up. Now I could be completely wrong but I’m happy with that thought in my head so I’ll go with it.
When one faces adversities one must find the brighter side and so for me its to make a funny greeting card with a zzzzz theme. I chanced asking Paulette if she might join me and she made this super funny wordart to go with it and its PERFECT!
Designer Paper - Indie Chic Ginger “Directions” Brocade Paper by My Mind’s Eye
Word Art - Create with TLC (click on this link to take you to her blog and download)
Mosquito - Mosquito cut and PNG by Barb Derksen
I wanted the fun word art and fun Mosquito to say it all so I chose a monotone background and popped the word art with a red ring (says BLOOD, right? haha)
.studio cut files and also all layers of PNG
WORD ART freebie - Create with TLC
I”m in AWE of my Silhouette SD - this mosquito measures about 2.75 inches wide, thus these legs are as thin as a piece of crochet thread. My Silouette has absolutely no problems with cutting this thin and intricate. I also added a teensy tiny gem for the eye.
Here’s something to ponder on for today:
Like mintage spent, is past recall;
It’s echo dimmed beyond time’s wall.
It never promised earthly man,
Nor does it often fit to plan.
Is gold that covers hill and dell,
And rich are they who use it well.
~ Pearl Phillips
(God’s Word Translation)
Don’t love money.
Be happy with what you have
because God has said,
“I will never abandon you or leave you.”
I’d like to mention my friend Janice today - she’s always a sparkle on my horizon. She always sees the bright side of life, even at times when she felt cut adrift and life was pretty mundane, she’s always made me smile with her outlook on everything. She’s bursting with a trillion creative ideas (even more than me!!!) and I’m betting we are all going to see her do something creative and BIG in the future. Won’t you take a moment out of your day to check out Janice’s blog? (you’ll come away smiling, I’m sure!)