Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Blessing of an Ordinary Day

Appointments, commutes, lessons and the like are what ordinary days are made of.

ORDINARY, AVERAGE DAYS ~ are what make life,



the building blocks of a home, the stairsteps to normal or a new normal.

In the midst of chaos and transition...

an ordinary lifestyle is


I used one of the beautiful sentiments from TT's Ordinary Days.

Brayed Walnut Stain distress ink on an embossing folder pulled up the retro design.

The little images/sentiments from BoBunny's Remind Me Clearly Calendar Set created the "sentiment background" for my card.

I love that they capture "ordinary" activities.

I went with the striking colors from Moxie Fab's

DYSU #96 Brads

Crafty Friends Challenge
CFC #10 Sentimental

~I wish you an ordinary, average day my friends~

stamps: BoBunny Remind Me Clearly Calendar Stamps,Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards Ordinary Days
embossing folder: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Retro Cirque Set
inks: Versamark, Memento Ink Rhubarb Stalk, Ranger Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
dies: Verve Pennant Trim Die, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle
paper: American Crafts Cardstock,Georgia Pacific White, Bazzill red
other: Copper embossing powder,brads,brayer


  1. This is wonderful Marlena!! Your layout is great the colors are perfect, that banner is cool!! I love those wonderfully ordinary average days!!! Beautiful card!!

  2. What a great card for each of the challenges. Thanks so much for participating in the Crafty Friends Challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

  3. Hi Marlena... I totally agree with everything you said in this post... SO true!
    Great card too...

  4. another amazing card...such a fun design..

  5. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. What a great take on these challenges! As I looked at it I thought of the Tuesday Trigger photo...then scrolled down to see it! Love the brown banners and that fab patterned circle...and perfect sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  7. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!


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