"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Challenge of Happiness

You may think Suzie Q is happy because she's been shopping. Nope! She's so happy because she has been sharing her GIFTS OF HAPPINESS.

I have to admit it... I'm a people pleaser... sort of. he. I just want everyone to be happy... within reason, that is. Death, severe illness, poverty... of course those aren't things to be happy about. And I would certainly never ask those sufferers to "look on the bright side." But when there are things in our lives that can be changed, dealt with appropriately, or simple done away with... well, by all means HAVE A HAPPY HEART while you deal with it!

TAKE MY CHALLENGE... There's always someone else dealing with much more severe heaviness than we. And besides, we never know just who our Happiness is going to serve. wink. My challenge is NOT THE SKETCH CHALLENGE. My challenge is that you create a "card of happiness" to send to someone you believe needs a bit of "happy" in their life right now. UPLOAD YOUR CARD IN A COMMENT TO MY BLOG. This way I know you are really taking part in the challenge. Then get that card in the mail. Do it NOW and don't put it off. It would be so fun to see a ton of "happy" in my comments and know all that "happy" is being shared with others.

Time is crazy right now, I know. So if you don't get around to sending a bit of "happy," that's okay. Leave a comment anyway and I promise you will put some happy in my day. Hope your day is filled with GIFTS OF HAPPINESS!

The sketch for my Suzie Q card was inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge #207. Suzie Q is an image available from In Style Stamps (see the "Guest Designer" button in to the right.) The hearts on Suzie's card are from the preview stamp set called "Love You Much" by Stampin' Up!. Those same hearts were punched with the preview Heart to Heart punch.


Sharon said...

Suzie looks great, I love the hearts they look very effective.

Jennie said...

KellyJean, Seeing this card made me smile...such a sweet card and after reading your post, we ALL have many things to be happy about! I am a cheerful person as well, and the glass is always half full and isn't that just great! Seeing the bright sunny side of things just make life easier...my dh calls me Sally Sunshine.

Such a sweet post and after I finish cleaning and preparing for a crowd of people coming over tomorrow I will get to making a happy card for someone this weekend!

Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Kelly Jean, what a cute card! I love it!