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I choose to be happy.

 "The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. When you're unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. You get to take yourself oh so very seriously"―Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

I choose to be happy.  Making cards makes me happy.  I don't care if I am ever published or if I am a "known" name in the industry.  I care about giving my cards to dear friends and family who love them and love me.  Card making is an inherently charitable hobby--a loving and kind hobby.  How ridiculous it is that so many who profess to be avid card makers are spewing hatred toward others all across the web.  Just comes down to selfishness, I suppose.

Thank you, ladies.  I had over 200 pageviews yesterday.  Happiness always wins.


  1. And, "Happy girls are the prettiest"! ~Audrey Hepburn

  2. I look forward to seeing more of your cards Cheryl! I love Paula's (above) quote...Happy girls are the prettiest. It's a great one!!

  3. I love you, Cheryl. I was just trying to teach this message to Colin this morning. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. LOVED this post too!! You state things just how I think. so thanks for reading my mind and putting it into words! LOL!!
    Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

  5. Hi! I stumbled on your blog by chance and I just wanted to say that your cards are AMAZING! You have a wonderful talent for them. G'day!


  6. Hi Cheryl, I saw that you had sent me a message on the forum, but as you might have gathered, I can't log in to read it. Feel free to email me if you like. Address is on my blog.


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