Thursday, June 25, 2009

You Make Life Sweet!

I've had quite a day today! I took a day of vacation to take care of some things. Nothing fun...believe me. After buying a new office chair, banking, dry cleaners, etc., I went to Wal Mart to buy groceries. Oh yeah...I also broke both pair of my sunglasses today. How does THAT happen?

Anyway, standing in the middle of Wal Mart I found a tearful little 4-year old boy. He had gotten lost from his grandmother, and he was so afraid! I tried to comfort him, then took him to the Customer Service desk so we could page his grandmother. When I asked him his grandmother's name, he said "grandmother". Okay...we started again. After giving a description of the boy, it took a while but his grandmother finally heard the page and came to us. She was crying...he was crying...and by then even I was crying! LOL! I just love stories with happy endings. I'm such a wimp! :-)

I also bought the book The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. It's been on the New York Times Bestseller list for a while now, and from what I've heard it tends to be a bit controversial. Have any of you read it yet??? I've love to hear what you think.

Okay...I know you didn't come here to hear about my day. So on to the card!

All stamps used on this card are from the Impression Obsession Cupcakes clear stamp set. I stamped on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with detail clear embossing powder. The image was colored with Tombow Markers and a damp paint brush.

On the cherries and strawberry I added a thin layer of JudiKins Diamond Glaze . On the cake plate I put a small dot of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls on each of the beads.

The scallops were cut with a Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch . The ribbon is May Arts 5/8" Rose Sheer ribbon.

The designer paper is from the My Mind's Eye Penny Lane collection called Tiny Dancer . The cardstock is Pink Prismatics and Suede Brown Prismatics .

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow, and hope you are too.


Gabriela said...

The verdict's in and the concensus is that you're a good egg, Charlie Brown. What a touching event finding the lost little 4-year old and assisting in the reunion with his grandmother! And on top of that you're quote the artiste!

Sue from Oregon said...

so glad it was you that found the little guy!

This is a GREAT card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet and happy story about the little boy. Glad he was found. I have had this happen with my youngest daughter so I can imagine how relieved both the grandmother and little boy were! Love your card!! Gorgeous coloring!! So sweet! Great Color combo!!

Hope you have a wonderful day on your Birthday and that it is less eventful!! Happy Birthday!!


Carolyn King said...

TOTALLY sweet gard! Love it...inside and out!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Love your card, and your very tender rescue story. Have your self a very Happy Birthday!

Joan Ervin said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle!!!! Hope your day is really special!!! Sounds like you had quite a day were a guardian angel, for sure!!! Love your card, too....the pink and brown color combo is beautiful and I am sooo lovin all those yummy cupcakes!!!!

Silke said...

AWWW - what a sweet story - Michelle!!! I bet the grandma was so worried about her grandchild, but thank goodness you were there to help out!!!

Love your yummy-licious card!!! Oh I so want one of these cupcakes - LOL!!!

The main reason I stopped by is to wish you a *HAPPY BIRTHDAY*!!! I hope you'll have a fabulous day filled with wonderful memories!!! Big b-day hugs ~S~

I also have a birthday card for you on my blog :)
Hope you will like it??? ~Enjoy~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Hey girl, first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA!!! I hope you have a MUCH MUCH MUCH better day than yesterday....sounded hectic and I'm SO GLAD to hear about the happy ending with that little boy. It's a good thing you were there to help.

Your card is SUPER pretty! I love that double-doily border with the sheer ribbon, and such cute cupcakes inside and out!

StampinCathy said...

Wanted to stop by and wish you a very very happy birthday.

papersunshine said...

Not sure if your birthday is the 25th or 26th but Happy Birthday!!! Mine is today the 26th :) I just ordered from you last week too, now how is that for coincidence since I haven't ordered stuff in a while! Awesome story helping the little one :) I wish you many 'good things' to come your way this year!

Lori K.

Tina Gilliland said...

Hi Michelle... I just found your blog by way of Cammie. I LOVE your cards and also your blog design.. pretty... your card is gorgeous and I have subscribed to make sure I don't miss a one! Oh and Happy Birthday!!

Judy Rozema said...

Michelle, I wanted to stop by and tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you have an awesome day!

I have a card for you on my blog today!

Kimberly Crawford said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you have super plans!!
LOVE the card! CUTE images and love the inside!!

CountessLaurie said...


I read The Shack. I loved it. But get tissues. Lots and lots of tissues.

BonnieRose said...

such a pretty card, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I found you from your friend Judy! Wishing you the best day ever!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Aw, that story made ME cry! LOVE your card, Michelle. . it's so sweet! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Carolyn King said...

Happiest Birthday Wishes, sweet friend!

Ann said...

Super sweet card! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Crystal said...

Michelle, have an absolutely fabulous birthday !!

Jekka said...

I am glad that you shared your day---it's a bit of insight into your world. Sometimes having a look into someone's life can put our own life into perspective.

Loved the card, especially the ribbon. I am commenting on Friday--so Happy Birthday!

Linda Bandow said...

Happy Birthday! I have been on both ends of that situation and it is heart wrenching to say the least.....Enjoy your day!

Brenda H. said...
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Brenda H. said...

Wishing you a fabulous year!
I read The Shack about a year ago...loved the first half, but struggled through the rest. I know this book has had a positive impact on a lot of people's lives...some of my friends have been inspired and encouraged by it. 
'Hope you enjoy it!

~Brenda H.