There is SUNSHINE in my soul today!

I needed a little pick-me-up this morning so I went into my craft room to play around a bit!

I played around with my “Ziggy”s, a die cut and a stencil.

Using those things I made two sunshine cards!

~Sunshine Happy Birthday~


To make this card I used a circle die cut as a guide on my watercolor paper. I cut my paper using the stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn – LOVE those!! See the photo below. Then I used 3 colors of  “Ziggy“s – yellow, bright yellow , and orange and colored in some with each color and then used a wet paintbrush to blend the colors.


Then to make the rays I used a Simon Says Stamp Layered Tree Stencil. (See Below) I used the zig pens to trace the outline of the stencil and then filled it in by wetting the ink and blending it with a wet paintbrush.


Finished off the card by doing a really, really light blue wash and added a sentiment from SU! – stamped it with Only Orange craft ink and embossed it with clear powder.

To add a little pizzazz to my card I used some Doodlebug Sprinkles – Tangerine and BumbleBee.

I am linking this card up to these challenges:

Seize the BirthdayBirthday Theme with Sunshine “Toppings”

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My card is full of Sunshine!

Addicted to StampsChallenge # 197 Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark badge

I used my Zig Markers to make my mark on my bright sunshine!

Use Your StuffSizzle Into Summer Blog Hop

I think Summer is full of Sizzlin’ Hot Sunshine!

AAA CardsGame 66: Watercolours


My Sun and the rays and my light blue background were all watercoloured!

Simon Says StampWork it Wednesday – SUNSHINE


Sunshine galore in this card!!

I am also going to take my Sunshine to play at Paper Issues!

I was PIN-Spired by this photo –

June Collage

The sunshine!!

I also made another version of this card ~ Here it is ~


And, I think I will end on that note, BECAUSE of ALL of YOU – my world is brighter!!

Thank you so much for the SUNSHINE you bring to my life!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

15 thoughts on “There is SUNSHINE in my soul today!

  1. 1
    Cheryl W says:

    Your card totally made me think of the song, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…” Now I can’t get it out of my head. LOL Wonderful card by a wonderful lady. Thanks for brightening my day.

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    Angela says:

    Great cards, the second one is my favourite because I like the quote x

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    Patti J. says:

    Oh boy…now you have me singing! Lol…. Cuteness, my friend! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4
    Kim Heggins says:

    LOOK at you! This is one amazing card, makes me smile from ear to ear!

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    Patti says:

    Loving this bright and happy card Taunya!! I was so excited to see you in the gallery at Seize The Birthday! I hope you’ll play along with us again!


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      Jane says:

      Love this! Such an artsy hand drawn look to your card and so brilliantly bright and happy. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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    Lilian says:

    What a happy card!!!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

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    LC says:

    Taunya, you never cease to amaze me! What a clever way to use that tree stencil! I love this cheerful card that is sure to brighten its lucky recipient’s day! I just noticed the icon toward the top right of your page that says that you won the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge. Congrats! Well deserved, my friend!

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    Nora says:

    This is amazing!! LOVE how you created that sun. I also love that you used the xmas tree to make the rays. What a way to stretch your supplies!! Totally fabulous card!!

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    Khristina says:

    I love the sun and your shading! What a happy, fun card to receive. Thanks for playing along with our Sizzle into Summer Blog Hop this week at UYS.

    Khristina UYS DT

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    Colleen F says:

    Amazing card, Taunya! I love all the different elements you used to put this sun and its rays all together. It is so bright and cheery, sure to bring a big smiles to the recipients face! Thank you for sharing this at STB!

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    Glenda J says:

    So fun and cheerful! Well done. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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    Asha Martins says:

    What a brilliant project, Taunya! … pun intended :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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    Justine says:

    What a fun and happy card! Thanks for playing along at the AAA Card Challenge :) ~Justine

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    Teresa Doyle says:

    Such a sweet card, very happy and fun. TFS!

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