Friday, April 20, 2012

Under the Weather?

This is my second post for today...if you're looking for my Raise the Bar card, scroll down to the next post. This card uses the sketch for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge this week and it's for Wendy's Free 4 All Challenge on SCS to use 2 or more designer papers on a card.  I got some happy mail yesterday (happy birthday to me!) and this umbrella die with stamp set was one of my MFT goodies.  So much fun to paper piece this umbrella!  The border is the Dainty Lace Die-Namic...also by MFT.  Papers are from the Buttercup pad by Lilybeedesign.

I'm sharing one of my favorite fables with you...THE WIND AND THE SUN.

"One day the north wind and the sun argued over who was the stronger.  On seeing a man walk by, they decided to settle the matter by betting who could strip him of his coat.  The wind went first, blowing and howling around the man.  The man responded by wrapping his coat tightly around himself.  Then it was the sun's turn.  The sun beamed down gently, embracing the man in comfort and warmth  In a few minutes, the man took off his coat and basked in her golden rays."

Isn't that a great reminder that gentle persuasion works better than brute force?  Have a wonderful day!


Marisa said...

Oooh, love the papers and that umbrella is so cute! I have this set on my wish list. Wonderful to treat yourself to a pressie for your birthday :)

Hopped the line to p/u my Verve order and mailed your card at the same time so you should hopefully get it by early next week at the latest. Have a great weekend :)

Vickie Z said...

Yes, I thought I read that you were buying B-Day presents!!! Have a good one...I'm sure you will!! Ahhh... The fable...I'm thinking we all adjust to what we need. Love that umbrella and all the bright colors!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors! Great fable, too!!

Peggy said...

Well we were definitely on the same wave length with our MFT cards this week, lol! Love your papers and sentiment!

dj said...

Love love love that umbrella die....great color combo as well!!!