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Monday, June 2, 2014

50 Things That Make Me Happy

Today starts a new challenge over at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. The theme this month is that elusive butterfly called HAPPINESS. Our guest sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs. I got to play with an image called Daffodil Plants.
My project today started out as a watercolor. By the time I was finished, it turned into a mixed media piece of art. I used stencils, pigment ink, FlowerSoft, Stickles, the FBD digi image colored with Copics, and my black and white gel pens (my daughter gifted me with a "clean craft table" for Mother's day-if I had been able to find more media to throw on my painting, I would have).

Happiness means different things to different people.  I may have mentioned a few times that I love to make lists. I compiled a list of the first 50 things that make me HAPPY today. Some are trivial, some are key to my whole life; some are temporary, some I hope to have forever. All make me happy in this moment and I am thankful for them. So I used another Fresh Brewed Designs image called "Groovy" and altered a composition book in which I can write this list as well as others.
Materials used for this spiffy notebook include Gesso, homemade ModPodge, designer napkins, Stickles, pigment ink,and cardstock stickers. I even decorated a pen with washi tape and a feather "stick" from the clearance rack in the floral section to make writing my lists even more fun.

50 Things That Make Me Happy:
Purple Nail Polish                    Iced Tea
Double-Stuffed OREOs           Girls’ Night Out

Time to Craft                           Copic Markers

Grandkids                             a Tech-Savvy Hubby

A Good Book                        a Good Hair Day 

Sushi                                    a Good Nite’s Sleep

My iPod                                   Scented Candles

My Laptop                            Buttered Popcorn

Fuzzy Socks                              Sunshine
BFFs                                    a Full Tank of Gas
My Mom lives Nearby          My Gram's Still Alive
Sisters                                      Musicals
My daughters                        Kittens & puppies
My son                                  a Clean House
Rainbows                              Getting All Bills Paid
Writing Poetry                         Watercolors
Chocolate                                  Hugs
Date Night                               Christmas
Working Out                           Riding My Bike
Clean Bill of Health                A Finished Canvas
Dancing                                 Making Lists
Swedish Massage                Playing Board Games
Lying on the Beach      watching Mama Mia w/Wendy
Pizza                                     Flying First Class
Scrapbooking                          Making Lists
I had to stop here, although I could have gone on and on. What about you? Can you come up with 50 things? Is it difficult to stop at 50? What makes you happy at this moment in time? We at the Path of Positivity want to know. Show us in an art project, card or photo. Tell us in a post. Share a poem with us.
We have some lovely prizes to give away. 
The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • Ten digital images from Creative Bug Digitals for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
  • Three digital images from Ike's World for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs, our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.


arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love your project!!! Such wonderful colors!!! Also love your list of things that make you happy!!!

nwilliams6 said...

We are so much alike - even down to the being happy other Mother's live close by. I don't have tech-savvy husband but he is sooo handy and can build or repair anything not tech! LOL! Fun, fun, fun post and I love those images - I have totally forgotten that company but I have always love FBD! Hugz!