Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rotten bananas ...

... and lemons: when life hands them to you, make something to eat/drink ... my words to live by.  Right now life is pushing us to be stronger, more faith-filled, reverent, loving, and generous.  We're up for it.  What do I do first?  Cook, and make cards.

Just when I needed a smile, and just the right words, my newest arrivals from Wplus9 arrived:  Happy Birds!

Inside:  'Life truly is a balancing act ... we've got this.'
 
After stamping them all, I just couldn't help but
leave a few in black and white! 
What a perfect feathered paper, yes?
 
Inside:  "... you're not feeling too 'chirp-er.'
Whatever we can do?  Consider it done."

That's it for me this week.  Thanks so much for hanging out with me for a bit ... it helps more than you'll ever know.

=]  Michele


34 comments:

Karen said...

Love these; hopefully my "Happy Birds" will be here shortly!

Lisa said...

These are both just as cute and fabulous as can be! I am quite smitten with the second. The feather paper...YES!!! HUGS my friend.

Kajcyika said...

oh, both cards are just so beautiful! Love them! xx Kaja

Lynn said...

Right there with you on the rotten bananas...and these cards certainly remove that feeling! xx

cm said...

I adore your little birds, Michele - and this coming from someone who is terrified by real birds (seriously, the ravens are hippo sized here!). You've welcomed these little chirps with love and warmth! Fabulous..and yep, I want this stamp/die set, too!
hugs~c

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele I am so glad you and using your favourite outlets to get you through right now. These are such fantastic cards, so uplifting and right into my shopping cart! ;)

Dotty Jo x said...

Gorgeous! Jo x

Kristie Goulet said...

EEK! I love what you have done with these birds! May just have to add them to my cart! LOL!

Kara said...

Adorable!! Love em both!

Joyce said...

Fantastic cards. And, good to see you are getting some comfort out of crafting. Sending hugs to you and your family.

Karren said...

A-dor-able! I hope things get back on track for you soon. Hugs.

Susanne Vargas said...

Those cute birds and the wonky frames on your cards surely put a smile on my face! Thank you!
Hope everything is ok...???

lostinpaper said...

I LOVE your cards! I actually 'had to' order from the US as soon as I saw them, so they are flying on their way to me right now and I can't wait (it's the Harper'ishness that I couldn't resist - I couldn't afford the PTI ink ones, but totally prefer these ones anyway, things always work out for a reason).

I Card Everyone said...

Therese I have the PTI ones too ... I think I love these more ... So many options and SO Charley Harper I asked if she was a fan!! xx

Suchi said...

Eeeekkk!! These are soo cute!!! Adorable cards Michele! :)
Suchi xx

Anonymous said...

You've made Happy Birds a delight to look at.

Sharron said...

Oh, these are so adorable! Mine just came too. You knew I would need them! And I think you are right about them being even more Charley Harper style.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what cutie patootie little birds, Michele and you have really made them shine!!! For sure both has put a big smile on my face!!! Love how you have used the frames!!!!
Cooking and crafting - great ways to escape when life is a bit tough!!! Keep well, my friend!!!! BTW - I tried the figs with bacon - WOW, wonderful, sooooo yummy!!! Will definitely be doing those again!!!
Hugz

Susi Kelly said...

That Happy Mail you received resulted in 2 gorgeous cards, Michele (and I suspect, a LOT more in the days and weeks to come)! A fun stamp set indeed, as we can see by these cards. The Heart Juggling Birdie definitely put a smile on MY face, and I agree that the feather DP is a perfect backdrop on your 2nd card.

Brenda said...

Gracious, they are super cute cards Michele! These cute birds really do make one smile don't they?!! Love them colored and love them in black/white. Hugs, Brenda

Michele Henderson said...

These cards are just ADORABLE! I totally must go to Wplus9 now and get this Happy Birds stamp set! I LOVE this!
Take Care!
Michele

Chriss Blagrave said...

Totally ADORable! ❤️

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such fun cards! Love the idea of first one, and the bird is adorable in blue.

Cat Craig said...

Saw these on IG, and they are fabulous, man you really know how to rock these happy birds!

Barb Ghig said...

I really LOVE your outlook on life, Michele...and your fabulous cards! Beautiful coloring on the first one, and the B&W birdies on the 2nd card look so cool against the fun papers! Love your wonky frames, too! Gonna have to put these little guys on my wishlist...thanks for showing them off to us :)

Jeanne H said...

Teehee...what fun and happy birds. Hope they make you as happy as they did me!

Kim Heggins said...

Michele...I love your out look on life! Just amazing like your card. Those little birds are as sweet as you are! Wishing you well and stay strong my dear friend.

Michelle said...

Hang in there, lovely. Sometimes life is rather crappy. But, I'm with you, make lemonade or banana cake or cards! I love these little birdies, I love your cards, and I love you. xxx

Tracie Pond said...

Thank you for always sharing such amazing creations. You are in my thoughts! Hugs, Tracie

Bobby said...

It's the way you use them and the sentiments you add that make these cards extra special. Michele. There are those darling thin frames again. It's becoming your signature style.

Anita in France said...

I fell in love with these Happy Birds as soon as I saw them at WP9, Michele ... they're so at home with your cool, crisp, fun and genius style! The bluebird ... it did put a big smile on my face ... well all over it actually ... and the feathered paper ... yes, it is, it's absolutely perfect! Bon Carême, mon amie ... je t'envoi des gros câlins! Anita :)

TK said...

These little birds are so sweet! I love both cards! The sweetness of the cards reflect the sweetness of the heart that made them :o) Praying for you...

Jeanne Jachna said...

i LOVE That you left the birds uncolored. They stand out wonderfully here!

Aunt Denise said...

I love those little birdies! Thanks for sharing! Now, I've got to go place an order:)