Brighter Day

I have an encouragement card I'd like to share with you today.  It's been really rainy here in the Panhandle of FL - just like it's been in a great many places throughout the U.S.  Personally, I don't care much for the rain.  It always gets me down in the dumps a bit.  Kinda like winter and all this cold air.  My guess is because that means I'm cooped up inside rather than being able to be outdoors, running around barefoot, being active and basking in all that glorious sunshine.  And so.....
 
....I thought I'd take that rainy weather and turn it around.
 
I found this cute teddy bear in his rain coat, playing with his sailboat in a puddle and thought that's perfect.  This little cutie is called Bobby and His Boat, and he's a Marjorie Ann Designs creation. 
 
My sentiment is from the Rain or Shine stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.  I have another one from this set that I used inside that says " when life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles"  Isn't that perfect?
 
On the outside of my card I decided to be a little adventurous and I tried this new product I purchased called Goosebumps by Tsukineko.  It's a clear texture spray and mimics that wet look.  Of course I need a bit more practice as I was nervous the first time using it but I still think it turned out pretty good.
 
I also added a couple of Stream colored skittles from DoubleClick Connections to shake things up even more.

2 comments:

Leinzlove Tear Bears said...

This is so adorable! <3

Scrapper69 said...

I don't have that type of weather here often - Lived in it before - that's why I moved - Sorry it's been so rainy for ya - but your card is really sweet! LOVE that bear sitting playing in the puddle - precious little scene! Try and have a great weekend! :)

Theresa
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