Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reason To Smile Just For You Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Don't Let The 1% Determine How You Feel About The 99%
If you watched the Tour de France this year, you may have seen the one stage where a whole group of riders got flat tires.  It was quickly discovered that someone had thrown carpet tacks onto the surface of the road in an effort to sabotage the race.  I was immediately furious!  These athletes are putting their all into this sport and are traveling at rates of speed that I can only dream of.  Just the thought that someone would place tacks in the path of the cyclists and risk hurting the riders was enough to start to get me down on humanity.  A brief televised interview of Bradley Wiggins at the conclusion of Stage 15 of the Tour set my head straight.  He told the interviewer something like this, "99% of the people love the sport and are out here for the right reasons."  Yes Bradley, you are so right!  When I hear about the hurtful actions of one person I need to remember that that one person does not represent the whole.  While their stories may overwhelm us - along with the amount of coverage the story gets - we need to remember that they are an exception rather than a norm.  As the saying goes, "don't let the turkeys get you down."
Today's card came together very quickly using the Reason to Smile stamp set!  I stamped the flower image in three different in colors (Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit) and then added some dazzling diamonds to the centers.  The greeting is from Just Believe and it was punched out with the modern label punch.  So quick and so pretty!  If you like the Reason To Smile stamp set, you have until the end of the month to purchase this set for only $5 with a $50 product purchase.  Find out more in the upper right hand corner of my blog! :)


Lucy said...

I really like this CAS design. The colors give it such life and glow. Nice work!

Lorraine said...

Such pretty colors!