Thursday, 8 March 2018

Rainbow Card


Hello crafters!  I have a clean and simple card to share today that uses the rainbow die from the You Are My Sunshine die set.  It is very simple to use and you can make a bunch of different rainbows to use for other cards too from the left over pieces!


On another note...
Today would have been my Dad's 98th birthday (sadly he passed away a seven years ago).  Every year I go back and reread the Lessons of Life that he sent me (he didn't write it, but came upon it and sent it to me), but I still think that it is just the most well written bit of advice that I have ever come across.  I am including it again in today's post if anyone would like to read it (the card pics are below it, just scroll down.)

LESSONS OF LIFE .Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles.3 4. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come.. 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift." Remember that I will always share my spoon with you! Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves I think that we all need to take a few moments every day and be grateful and appreciative of what we have.

I love you Dad!!








 The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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94 comments:

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card which I hope will help to brighten your day Sue and all others that need their day brightening.
I always read the lessons for life and each time say to myself that they are the way to try to live it. Unfortunately I'm not very good at sticking to them,but I do try.
Take care x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, the card is lovely, one of my favourite dies. Thinking of you today, you have happy and lovely memories of your Dad, and thank you for sharing the lessons of life again, I read them every year, and there is always at least one that has real significance at that moment. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Beautiful -

Beautiful card

Beautiful words

Love to you Sue,
Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, a lovely card, I shall watch the video later.
Sue thank you once again reminding us of the lovely words your Dad gave you.
Take care Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a happy card today, love the words to live by - happy memories of your dad
Glad you had a good weekend June
Hugs
Muriel x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
This simple looking card will brighten anyone's day.We all have loved ones to remember on special days and these lessons your dad gave you are precious to you.I must tell you when I first read them I copied them to give to my Grandaughter when she was older.I think the time is right now because she will have her 21st birthday in August.
Take care and thank you for sharing.
Jan x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A very appropriate tribute to your dad, the rainbow has so many different meanings to so many people, but the rainbow is such a beautiful thing to watch develop just like the relationship with our parents. I was so lucky to have the most incredible dad who was my world, like you Sue I didn't have him in my life long enough, and our daughter missed out on the most loving,caring grandad but I make sure his love and memory remains by talking about him, she won't remember the cuddle he gave her but I will and it's the most precious photograph I will ever have, so this sample today is a beautiful tribute and I always read the Lessons of Life, some always make me think, some make me smile, and like Hollyberry above, it's one of those things I'd love to carry through, but like many that read this our intentions are good but life gets in the way and the memory of that wonderful lesson fades, it takes the memory of your late dad to remind us of these lovely, funny lessons.
To all those remembering their wonderful dad I send my hugs to you xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue. I remember reading your dads life lessons, they are a great tribute to him.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card and quotes!!

Suemac said...

Inspirational card and words.

Debra K. said...

Such a gorgeous card!
Such wise words from someone who had lived long enough to know them to be true. Your dad was right to live his life by them and sharing them with his family. Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. I love to read these words each year. I sent them to a friend last year when her dad passed away. They were well received also.

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue and it was so lovely to read again the Lessons of Life that were given to you by your Dad. Life can be tough, is short and there is some great advice in these lessons.
Marion S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, love it.

Sue these words are amazing, I can relate to so many of them, and they are all meaningful to us all, thank you so much for sharing. Remember on this day especially all the wonderful things about your Dad, you have a lifetime of memories and I truly believe that he is there in spirit with you every minute of every day as he was in life. special hugs. xxx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue and wonderful words from your dad xx hazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today & good to read the Lessons of Life again.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

Love this card and admire your Dad hugely for his life advice. This card would be perfect to send to cheer someone up. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card my favourite rainbow. Lovely to read those wise words again , they are so true xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card and sentiment. Sending special thoughts to you today. Am I the only one who thinks some of these wise words would make fabulous stamps? Just a thought! Sue xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for sharing ‘lessons of life’ again...I love reading them, we should all remember them!! My son is suffering from depression...I might type these out for him? You have wonderful memories of your dear Dad! Fantastic card too!
Much love
Sam
xxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Your Dad must have been a lovely man to find and send you "Lessons in life" Shows in the blood is a thing that comes to mind when I think of you as you are one of the most generous people I know, you are kind, considerate and show compassion. You have never met me and most of the other "wilsonettes" but we all feel like you are our friend. He would be proud of you.
Today's card is using one of my all time favourite dies the rainbow,so anything you do with it is awesome. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I have loved reading your dads wise words again so thankyou for sharing them x alot of them have stayed with me and must admit to quoting a few to my children frequently x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card and a lovely tribute to your dad and to you, I'm sure you and your family have wonderful memories to look back on today, my thoughts are with you all.
Thank you for sharing the lessons of life it is the 1st time I have read them and they are so true to everyone.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all xx

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Anne said...

Wonderful card and such beautiful words, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

BenteS said...

Such a sweet card!
Wonderful words from your father, I can very well understand that you cherish them highly!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I remember that day as if it was yesterday! The seven years have flown by, sending love and hugs to you and your family. xx Today's card is so appropriate, and the words are beautiful, what a lovely man your Dad was!
I enjoyed the video and the card is gorgeous, I've just got in from night shift so off to bed. Thinking of you today!
Hugs x
Heather T

Judith Tucker said...

A lovely simple card, but the sentiment means so much.
Love your dad’s wise words.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I look forward to this post every year, these are good lessons to live by aren't they. I'm sure you will spend the day thinking of your dad and your mum too, mind you, I think of mine most days. The rainbow card is very appropriate. It's good to have a Sue toned post again.
Love Diane G xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
The rainbow card is very appropriate . I look forward to remembrance of your dad. Yvonne xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. A beautiful card this morning Sue. And so appropriate for the remembrance of your Dad. I have just read his words and some of them are so very true. Every one of the 45 lessons will affect most people in
different ways. He must be one of the wisest men over the rainbow bridge. You must be so proud of him.
Sending best wishes to everyone this very snowy winters morning. We thought we had said goodbye to the snow.... but it's as bad now as it was last week. A good excuse ladies to retreat to your craft area..... that's where I am going. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful uplifting card to celebrate a special day. WakeyL

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the soft colours on the rainbow. I will watch the video a bit later. Those words your dad sent to you are lovely he must have been a very special man. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A beautiful card Sue to remember your Dad. I loved reading these 45 Lessons when you first posted them. Is it really 7 years ago?.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A sad day for you but I'm sure many happy memories.
Beautiful card.
Lydia
X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and beautiful words.
B xx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card, I have this set and just adore it.
It's so very hard when we have lost a loved one, my dear Mum has been 11 years now and I miss her dearly, especially this Sunday.

Krafty Runner x

Owlish said...

HI SUE
This a lovely card very jolly for your memories
and cheerful with all this up and down weather
we are having to put with
JOY Xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card and wise words. Thank you
for sharing them on this special day.
Rosemary xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Your lovely uplifting rainbow card and your Dad's Life Lessons are perfect partners, I really enjoy reading the Lessons every year...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - thank you for reminding us of these very important lessons of life, so inspiring and so true. Your dad left such a precious memory for you. Your card is very serene and so appropriate too. Thinking of you and sending very best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Pussycats said...

Good morning Sue and all.
Beautiful card this morning and a beautiful Memory to your day dad. The lessons of life which your dad shared with you are beautiful .
crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

June Horrocks said...

Dear sue thank you so much for sharing those beautiful words with us god bless your dad on this special day XX
Lovely words indeed next Thursday is our dimond wedding anniversary 60 years married we feel very lucky for a long and happy marriage
The card is beautiful sue love it
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Thank you for sharing the card and those wonderful words with us Sue. Your Dad must have been a wonderful man.

deniseann said...

Hi Sue I expect that , like me, many tears have been shed reading "lesson in life". It moves me every time. Hope your day is full of happy memories and love. The rainbow card is lovely. With warm thoughts Denise

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and beautiful words so true. love Jean Z xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card to vrighten up our day. We have the weather for a rainbow unfortunately today.
Love the lessons in life, and they are all very true. A great one to read when ever you can.

Craftychris said...

I have read the wonderful words again, thank you! A gorgeous card too. Have a day filled with wonderful memories of your lovely Dad. xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card with a great sentiment. Thank you for the wise words of 'Lessons in Life'. Thanks also for your video.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a gorgeous card, it has an uplifting quality about it. At least to me.

The advice your Dad gave you, written by a truly wise woman, is one we should read every day and try and heed. Thank you for sharing it with us again and hope you have a day filled with happy memories - I know he would be proud of you.

Hugs, Rose

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Thankyou for sharing your Dear Dad's gift to you it really makes you stop and take stock

as my Dear Dad used to say to me.

Today's card is beautiful over the rainbow bridge

Enjoy many happy memories of your Dad Bless you

Luv n hugs

Annx without an "e"

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the rainbow die. I made my version of this for my cousin who is undergoing major surgery next week. I used strong colours and the stitched hills and clouds; she loves it and says she will keep it with her in the hospital. I have also made a couple of baby cards using pastel colours and I am very happy with both versions.

Thank you for reminding us of the 'Lessons in Life', it is always good to re-read them and I am sure newer Wilsonettes will appreciate them also.

Frances

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely words, lovely card.
Regards,
Evis M.

Donita Naylor said...

Perfect for the loss of a pet as well. Thank you for sharing those words of wisdom on remembrance of your father. They bear repeating, and I'm sure it makes you smile to think of him.

Best,
Donita

CraftyJo said...

Great words and a lovely card :)

Anonymous said...

Very wise words and how sweet that your Dad passed this along to you and you to so many others.

I truly needed this right now. Thank you.

Jan D., FL, USA

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, these are very wise words and your father must have been very wise to share them with you.
Lovely card
Wendyx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely card the rainbow is beautiful Thank ypu for posting the lessons for life that your Dad gave you they are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with so many truths & wise words the world would be a better place if we could all live by these standards

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card to brighten everyone's day, I hope your day is filled with lots of happy memories of your dad and thank you for sharing the lessons of life he sent you
Thinking of all our missing friends

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A lovely clean and simple card, I love the rainbow and sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the rainbow die and it is high on my list to buy while visiting the NEC next week.As always lessons on life are so wise.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Very wise words from your Dad & a beautiful rainbow card to remember him,
thank you Sue.
Best wishes
Karen M

Suzzette Yandle said...

The Lessons of Life that your beloved Dad shared with you, and you have shared with us Wilsonettes, are very wise words indeed. After you shared this with us last year, I printed it out and always reread it when I am at my desktop computer. Happy birthday to your Dad. When we remember the loved one we have lost, they are always near to us again. Sweet card today. Great tip about cutting a lower layer of card under the die cut rainbow layer giving a whole piece allowing easier layering of the various colored pieces of the rainbow.

STELLA MUNN said...

Love the card & Life Lessons Sue. Thank you Xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card fit for many occasions but especially true for you on this poignant day. I can't believe that it will be twenty years next year since I lost my Dad and 6 for my Mam. I still think about them every day. I'm sure your Dad will be looking down on you with such pride for all you have achieved. Thank you for sharing the Lessons of Life, they are so apt. Sending love and hugs to you and everyone on the blog, Alison xxx

Jean said...

So pretty!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card! Sending you lots of hugs on your dad’s birthday. Thank you for sharing the Lessons of life. It’s very nice and true!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning 2016 Blog
First Of All Sue, I Would Like To Thank You For Reminding Us About
The Sensational Verse Your Wonderful Father Sent To You, He Plus Your Mom
Sound Like They Were Incredible People Just Like Yourself, Kind/Generous/Caring So Very Much More..
My Wonderful Pops Passed Away 35 Years Ago At 49, He Was An Incredible Person.
Now To Today’s Fabulous Video Tutorial, I Loved It You Really Break Everything Down For Us So Extremely Well..
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Raindrops Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Rangers Glossy Accents”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning 2017 Cutting Dies
“Sue Wilson’s You Are My Sunshine Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 7 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Squares Die Sets” (From The Noble Collection Set A/Set B 10 Cutting Dies In Each Set)
Well Sue, I Really Love The Stitched Effect On The Rainbow Just Stunning, First You Showed Us How to Cut Out
The Rainbow Also Create A Backing To Place All Your Different Colours On You Cut Out Your Rainbow In Seven
Delicate Colours Just Stupendous.
Only A Short Comment Today As I’m Extremely Busy.
Sue, As Always Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Plus The Exceptional Video Tutorial Thank You
For Your Amazing Blog also For Inspiring Me Each/Everyday I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely card! I can’t believe it’s 7 years since you first shared that with us. I copied it out long hand! I didn’t know how to take screenshots then!! Lol.
Pat L - I’m still in Scotland but home tomorrow! Still haven’t seen Elvis! We did see sun today - only briefly though!
Donita - was it you who noticed I was early yesterday? Think so! Don’t worry it won’t last!
Marie P - hope you got your machine going again!
Lots of love,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx

Scottydog said...

A lovely card, so appropriate for today & your special memories. I feel honoured to be sharing my birthday with such a wise man. I remembered reading these words in past years & thinking how true. Hope you have had a good day Sue with your happy memories.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card, and what fabulous words from your dad. Our dad would have been 95 on the 5th. He always had wise words for us too. You never stop feeling sad and missing them, do you?xxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and nice way to remember your father.

Happy Women's day, ladies!

Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card and rainbow's mean such a lot to me. I remember you printing these words many times and they still have a significant meaning. I will leave you with your many memories of your dad xx

dmj said...



Lovely card and words,



Doreen x

Narrowboat girl said...

A beautiful card Sue. Some very poinient words of wisdom

Lisbeth said...

Lovely card today. I do appreciate you publishing these words every year. Reading them does make me stop and think - they are so true.

Lisbeth

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, I really love the rainbow colours too.
Beautiful words, as always Sue, my heart goes out to you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue simple in style beautiful all the same. Laura O Springfield

ursula said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you today Sue....those words are so so true...love it..In fact have saved it....The card is so pretty....luv Ursula xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Such a lovely CAS card today, love the rainbow (lovely to see one in pastel) and the background.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

sued99 said...

Love this card. X

Pawprintx4 said...

Such a pretty card and The lessons of Life has many for us all. Thank you for sharing. I know you have many fond memories of your Dad as do I of mine.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Beautiful card and beautiful words x
Your dad must be glowing with pride knowing what an amazingly talented and beautiful daughter you are x
I remember the first time I encountered these amazing words of wisdom many years ago. They are so inspirational and give much food for thought x Sending love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Thank you for bringing us 'Lessons in Life' it just shows what a thoughtful and caring man your Dad was.
Now you in turn are sharing your precious legacy.
l copied these words the first time you put them on your blog. I have since shared them with friends and family. xx

Love today card and video.

Thank you, Hugs Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. A beautiful rainbow card to lift the spirits. Thank you for again sharing your fathers wise words. Xx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue and words. I too remember when you first showed this to us. Thank you for reminding us again.

DeCor said...

Thank you for sharing the Lessons of Life. It is so good and a reminder of our own inner wealth that we create. The rainbow card is perfect with its symbolism of hope. I think your Dad was very inspiring. I know my Dad was and I re going to him for advise.

Latenight SandyH said...

Wonderful words that your Dad shared with you. Thanks for sharing with them with us.
This lovely card is a delight.
Scottydog, hope you had a very Happy Birthday.
Take care everyone.

Clai01 said...

Always lovely to see a rainbow and Thanks for sharing. x

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Not one video today but TWO and both the rainbow and the Hexagons are gorgeous. The wise words from your Dad are wonderful and I will print them later.
I have now put the rainbow die and the cloud die at the top of my NEED list but won't be buying until I have got my Gemini fixed (or replaced it) I do have other die cutters but they are not electronic (Boo Hoo)
Love to all.
Marie P.

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

Thank you so much for printing the wise words again, I have a friend who is feeling very down at the moment so I have copied them to send to her. Love the rainbow card! Linda

Eunice said...

It is amazing the words of wisdom that our older members share with us!!! Love the card Sue so simple and lovely.

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. So clean looking xxx

Deb said...

Hi Sue,

I miss and love my Dad too. Like yours, he was a very wise and adorable man. I feel for you.

Love Deb