Saturday, July 27, 2013

Happiness is....

Happy Saturday!   It is time for another Crazy 4 Challenge with the Crazies!   Check out the C4C blog for more challenge details at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C196).  

This week's challenge is all about 
a picnic!  You can interpret this however you wish.  
Food, fun, family, fresh air, or all of the above!

For my card I am using Verve's On Occasion, Twitterpated, Joyful Blooms, Treasured Words, and Dream Big stamp sets.  I combined these sets with some Verve's Cut Above Occasion Frame, Pennant Trim, Dreamy Leaves, Joyful Blooms, and Hearts & Swirls Frame die sets.  I am playing along with this Viva la Verve July Week 5 sketch/optional inspiration challenge.    

For the picnic themed challenge, I think of picnic blankets placed on some grass in a field with flowers and greenery all around.   I thought the die cuts looked like my idea of blankets layered on some grass.    I added the touch of deep blue panel in the middle of my meadow of flowers to mimic the possibility of a stream or pond nearby.   I think of family and friends when I think of picnics which is why I chose this sentiment.   I added some touches of gingham because when I think of a picnic I think "gingham" as well.    I chose colors to work with the Verve Inspiration photo.  

Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty Challenges kick off today!  I am playing along with a couple of those challenges as well! Check out my card here to find out which challenges I am playing!


Check out what the rest of the team did with this week's challenge!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! 


Bearly Mine Challenges  Anything Goesm
Through The Craft Room Door Always Anything Goesr
Ladybug Crafts Favorite Embellishments (stitches, gold pearls, flower die cuts)ss
Make it Monday  always Anything Goes
My Craft Spot  Hand or Machine Stitching
Paper Playtime Use Pattern Paper
613 Avenue Create  Anything Goes 

Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes 

Verve's On Occasion, Twitterpated, Joyful Blooms, Treasured Words, and Dream Big stamp sets
Paper MME Notable dp, PTI rustic white card stock
Ink Memento tuxedo black, PTI simly chartreuse, harvest gold
Verve's Cut Above Occasion Frame, Pennant Trim, Dreamy Leaves, Joyful Blooms, and Hearts & Swirls Frame die sets, sewing machine, foam dimensionals, foam tape, scor-tape, gold pearls,  


  1. Love how you layered the dies for the sentiment panel and the flower. Great take on the sketch too :)

  2. Your fresh, flowery card makes me happy!

  3. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

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  4. Beautiful card Betty! Love the fancy label and layered flower!

  5. Stunning card Betty ,love the papers and all your beautiful details
    Thanks for joining us at MiM and good luck
    Tracey xx

  6. Super cute, love the fun patterned papers. :)

  7. warm, rich colors.....fab layered flower.....a beauty

  8. This is so warm and beautiful Betty!

  9. This is so details and perfect! I love all the papers and all the extra special elements you've added. GREAT job! Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  10. Gorgeous, Betty! I love all your layers and fabulous paper choices! Great layout, too!

  11. Great card, love what you did with this challenge!!

  12. Fabulous card! The stitching looks wonderful and the depth of the flower is awesome! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  13. Well, look how fun this is! I just love the colors and papers and all the happiness! Makes me smile!

  14. So pretty! That flower is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!!!

  15. Betty, this is simply beautiful! I love your choice of patterned paper and that sentiment is so sweet with all your fabulous details.

  16. Gorgeous card Betty! Lots of fun flowers and colors! Love it!

  17. What a beautifully layered card. Love the mix of patterns, especially on that flower! (And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my certainly brightened my day.)

  18. Love the design of your card with all the different paper and layers. I really like the flag/pennants at the bottom. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Nancy


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