Well the lights in our house are shining once again! It's so wonderful to have electricity back on! This is a card I was working on to post yesterday, but the lights went out and I wasn't able to do anything else on it until yesterday afternoon.
This uses an old Stampin Up set called Take Shape. A friend of mine was selling some of her sets and this was one I picked up from her. I colored the stamps with markers and then stamped them on watercolor paper. I added little seed beads to some of the flowers as a last minute thought. The little "shine" charm is actually a bead that the ribbon is threaded through. I got a whole bunch of these with all different words on them through Oriental Trading Company. I thought with the brightness of the card, the word was appropriate. I distressed the edges of the watercolor paper by running my fingernail over them. The vase in this set can also be a hot air baloon or a light bulb or Christmas ornament with the other little stamps in the set. I'll have to play with this set a little more before I decide if I like it or not.
Thanks for looking!