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Little Things that Make me Happy!

Little Things that Make me Happy!

Sometimes it’s the little things that make me the happiest.


Today started off a bit out of the normal.  We had to get up early and the kids had dentist appointments at the crack of dawn (8 am is the crack of dawn for me)!


If you didn’t know this, I’m not an early riser.  I’m lucky enough to have second shift this year, meaning I get up with the girly girl and see her off to school.  We actually get to sleep in a little later than the boys.  It’s great because it works well with my night owl tendencies.


This morning however we were all up together sporting our happy faces.  Once the appointments were finished it was off to get the kids to their schools.  Brandon has a bit of a commute everyday to get to his school so we had a nice ride together.  Well, sort of.  He was very testy this morning and I thought maybe he had gotten up on the wrong side of the bed.  Then I remembered he is a teenager and at times he is an alien.


Coffee Please???

Once I dropped him off I came home to sit quietly and enjoy a LARGE cup of coffee and peace and quiet.  It wasn’t 15 minutes after being home I received a text from Brandon.  Normally I would be all kind of “mom crazy” with him for texting during school but this text made my heart swell with pride because my alien teenager turned back into his amazing loving self.


It was something so little that he said but it meant so much.  “I’m sorry, mom!”


This is huge my friends.  The fact that he realized he had made a few bad choices this morning was AMAZING.  I’m not going to lie,  I thought for a second that someone had grabbed his phone and started texting.  It happened once.  It wasn’t pretty.  True story.


It was him.  He apologized and I had a moment of being a proud mom.  I’m pretty amazed how teenagers can have the sweetest disposition one minute and turn bat crazy the next.  It’s really an adventure. For those few minutes I relished in the fact that he recognized he was not being kind. He truly apologized and the day would be better. It was MUCH better.


It’s the little things.


This idea, little things…  carries over into my crafting.  It’s the little things that bring me joy.  A simple little embellishment or a certain color I’ve used can make me so giddy.  Today the little thing is actually a BIG thing when it comes to crafting.  I like what I created and feel like a glimmer of my creative mojo is coming back.  That’s HUGE friends.  HUGE.


Friendly Wishes


Little Things, Friendly Wishes, Stampin' Up!


Once again I’m pulling out designer paper and using it.  I am a hoarder by nature and it’s got to be USED.  I made quite a few of these cards because they were so simple and easy to put together. Plus, I love the color combination.


Little Things, Friendly Wishes, Stampin' Up!


The best part of this card for me was adding the black cardstock.  I think it made all of the colors really pop.  The focal point (the greeting) came from the stamp set Friendly Wishes.  This is a great stamp set for friendship/relationship cards.  You can send a whole lotta love with this set.  You can see it on page 122 of the Main Catalog.


Little Things, Friendly Wishes, Stampin' Up!


Favorite Elements

A few of my favorite elements of this card

  • Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper #141022.  This is a FREE product when you spend $50.  If you love flowers, you will love this paper. What I love about the paper is the colors. The colors really pop and it’s very SPRING.
  • A simple piece of Delightful Dijon 1″ Dotted Lace Trim was a perfect match and simple addition to this card.
  • It’s My Party Enamel Dots #140554- another bright pop of color.
  • My favorite little scallop border from the Cutie Pie Thinlits # 138273

Lastly, this color combination was totally created using the colors from the designer paper.





It’s the Little Things

Today, I hope you can find joy in the little things.  Sit back and take a second to look around you.  What is something little that is HUGE for you? Once you find it, take it ALL in and enjoy it.  Life is busy.  Life is too fast sometimes.  Just enjoy the moment for a little bit.


Most of all, I hope you take time to get crafty.

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