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Monday, June 15, 2015

Happiness is Making Cards

Happiness is a new challenge, and today I am brimming with happiness because the new Outlawz Greetings challenge starts! The theme is to create something that completes the phrase, "Happiness is..." I find happiness wherever I go, but mostly I find it at home. My family, my cozy bed, my craft room--I am surrounded by people and things that generate happiness.
So I made a card to reflect the good feels I get from being home. Of course, my recent family vacation to the beaches of Florida inspired my design, but who says you can't call a sand castle your home? LOL This cute digi image is from MelonHeadz Illustrations and is called Sand Castle.
I popped my image onto some dreamy background paper from the Summertime Collection by Rucola Designs, found over at Mischief Circus. I used Photoshop to type in the sentiment, then popped it into a frame from Sweetly Scrapped, adding a bow and flowers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Then I put in my crafty thumb and pulled out a plum of a background paper for my card face, from that pesky box of papers I re-discovered last month. A bit of ribbon and some pearls for a border, and a charm to give it some charm, and my card is complete.
Other Challenges I am Entering:
4 Crafty Chicks - Polka Dots
Cute Card Thursday - Beside the Seaside
Crafting Musketeers - Shades of Summer
Joining the Outlawz Groups is free, fun and inspirational. Each day of the week offers a different type of challenge, and there's even a Progressive Freebie monthly challenge. Besides the challenges, there are tutorials, free digital images and inspiration. Did I forget to mention the prizes?! Each challenge group has their own sponsors, and there is no limit to the number of challenge groups you can join. Each of your entries has a chance to win a weekly prize and a monthly prize.
Did you know that there's a group on the Outlawz with tons of FREEBIES for you to play with?! This week MelonHeadz AND the Outlawz Freebies group is sponsoring our challenge. Melonheadz prize will be as usual for the weekly winner and a Gina K Designs stamp set will be an instant prize (as in you don't have to wait for the monthly list) if you use an Outlawz freebie and follow the Happiness theme. This does NOT affect the weekly winner prize.  
So, my second project today uses a freebie from Mayzy Arts. Like I said, I can find happiness in so many things, and music is one of them. That's why I made this card. Can you believe this cute cute image is a FREEBIE?!
As pastel and clean as my first card is, my second card is bold bright colors and I threw on pretty much everything that was lying on my desk today, including a die-cut frame, some banners and wings, and a handful of jeweled flowers!
Challenges I am entering this card into:
Creative Knockouts - Use Your Stash
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenges - Anything Goes w/a twist: Bling
CMD challenges - Inspired by Movie or TV Show 
(Ich war von dem Film inspiriert Katie Perry: Part of Me)


ike said...

Lovely cards - such a dinky little sandcastle :-) I have that MazyArt digi too - she's gorgeous. Your colouring on her really rocks - especially the hair :-D

IKE xxx

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Marilyn Webb said...

Such cute and sassy cards!! Thanks for joining our WW challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Lisa InkyWings said...

Rockin' creation! :)

Thanks for joining Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin Kimmie!

/Lisa - DT

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Tamie said...

Super cute card. Loving the details and fun, fun image! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Knockout for our Use Your Stash challenge.

Tamie DT

Lori Turner said...

Awesome cards! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Helen said...

Love your cards - the seaside one is so cute!

Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

Helen x

Crafting Musketeers said...

Beautiful , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog xx

Marie Richardson said...

Such a lovely sentiment.
Thanks for joining us over at crafting musketeers this month
Marie xx