Friday, May 15, 2015

Smile!



Today is Friday so let's see a great big SMILE!

When I was growing up my dad didn't like it as I started eyeing all the boys - which of course I did anyway.  He'd always say to just smile and just keep walking!  HA!  As if that was ever going to work!  I did smile a lot though - and still do.  What better way to start to the day!

Several months ago I got this nifty little tool called a Misti at My Sweet Petunia.  Although I haven't had a lot of time to practice with it yet, one thing I did learn is that it was so much easier to stamp something straight using this!  Even using a stamp-a-ma-jig thingy I would always get everything crooked.  So, for this card I pulled out the Misti and proceeded to stamp the lines of dots.  Worked great and they're actually straight!  Then I used a MFT Smile die and cut that out of black, added glossy accents, and popped it up on a piece of white card stock. 

I'd like to enter this in the challenge over at The Crooked Stamper (sketch).  Leslie has great sketches every month.

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

33 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is cheerful, bold... and definitely makes me SMILE!

nwilliams6 said...

Great advice from your Dad on the smiles and from you on your new tool. Super fun card - happy and bright and cheerful. Love the colors too. Hugz

Jacee said...

I did as I was told Lynn, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! Love the simplicity! I'm jealous of your MISTI - what an awesome tool! Keep smiling, Lynn, and have a great weekend!

Leslie Hanna said...

YAY for using the MISTI! I adore mine, and use it every chance I get. I am also SAMJ-challenged, which largely contributed to my blog name. I couldn't do anything straight.

Thanks for playing my CSSC!!!!

Linda Simpson said...

This looks fabulous and sure made me smile. Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Lynn!! I love the straight lines of dots!! I've been eying the Misti...you pretty much convinced me to give it a Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Craftstry!!

Chrissy said...

The word "smile" just did that Lynn..made me smile..[even though I'm reading this at 6.00am on Saturday morning and have a long day ahead at work.]..love the coloured dots[ and so straight]with their lovely bright colours..fabulous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Lori said...

Love all the colorful dots paired with the bold sentiment! (I'm with you on the smiling and the MISTI.) Have a lovely weekend!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Now that's what I call a BIG smile! Great sketch and the primary colors look super. Have a great weekend.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this bright and cheerful card Lynn it did make me smile
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

WOW what a bright, fabulous card Lynn! I love the shinny sentiment and all of the dots!!
Hugs, Tammy

Donna Hanley said...

Great take on this nice sketch. I've been toying with the idea of picking up the Misti and you might have just convinced me. Enjoy your weekend.

Sue said...

This is really lovely Lynn your card certainly made me smile! have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

Carol L said...

I defy anyone to look at this card and not break out into a huge smile! I love those shiny black letters of the word smile! Fun for Friday card :)

MaryH said...

Just FAB-U-LUS! You do super colorful CAS cards, and this is one of the best yet! Love the bright lines of dotty spots, with that glossy big Smile sentiment. Yay for you on great work with MISTI! (but I never saw anything crooked before Misti arrived, Miss L). Happy wkend, and TFS - Hugs to you both.

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Such a bright, happy, and cheerful card! And love the advice from your dad. I agree with him. :)

NanaConnie said...

Love, love, LOVE it, Lynn! And I'm smiling. No guys around but I'm smiling anyway. :-D

Chriss America Real said...

So cute Lynn!

Diane said...

Wonderful card design Lynn, your dad sounds like mine dad.

Hugs diane

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love the bright bold colors of this card. It is so simple yet so cute...Hugs, joann

Maxine D said...

Glad to hear you are still smiling Lynn, and this card made me smile too - it's fabulous!
Blessings
Maxine

Tammy said...

Oh wow, such rich and vivid colors, wonderful card and I'm smiling!

*Vicki* said...

This is a wonderful CAS style design Lynn!! Love the colorful dots!! I have got one of those and wish I had more time to fool around with it!! Love the smile die cut!!! :)

Bonnie said...

I am smilin' at all those bright dots in their straight rows! That Misti is the greatest invention!

Davi said...

You did an amazing job lining up all those dotted lines Lynn, Great CAS card :)

Monica said...

Bold and trendy and smiley and happy looking. Love it,
M

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Lynn, do love this card and totally impressed with your misti stamping well done. Love the die cut in black too, for real CAS.

One other thing... I had issues commenting on your blog because you have embedded comments. IPad no likee, so now on android using website, rather than mobile site. If you go into:
1. Settings on your blog,
2. Comments section and select "pop up" comments.
This is preferred (saw it mentioned first in Snippets playground) as you can still read post as commenting too, without scrolling down.
However just a suggestion... helps those on mobile devices.
Thanks for popping over,
Shaz in Oz.x

Barb said...

This is a cute one too. I just got MISTI this week so I cannot wait to play.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Even on the best of days I can never get things lined up straight. I do have to say the MISTI intrigues me and I just might have to check it out some day. I like all the gloss on your 'smile' and that you keep on smiling!

Marilyn said...

Another great card Lynn and I like it because it's so cheery and happy.
Good to hear about the Misti... I've been debating about that so it's always good to hear a positive review.

Anne Temple said...

Love your CAS card and the bright colors. Isn't the MISTI a fabulous invention for those of us who don't do straight!

Margaret said...

LOVE those cheerful dots! Had to 'smile' at your story. We get concerned when our girls are smiling at the boys. Maybe I need to add the keep walking part for them!