Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Choose Happy

The name of the March stamp of the month says it all: Choose Happy!  That is what I tried to do when I made my card.  (Are you ready to see tons of great ideas with this stamp set?  Then hop along the March stamp of the month blog hop!  If you're already hopping then you've probably found me from Sheila's blog.  After you visit here, you'll click to go to Nikka's next.)
My swap group chose Confetti Wishes as the paper pack for this set, and truthfully I struggled with that choice at first.  I decided that a CTMH/Cricut Art Philosophy bluebird would help me Choose Happy, so that is what inspired my card.  (Can you see how I lined the bird's cutout wing with blue shimmer trim?)  We don't have a Cricut cut for that pretty frame, but it was easy to cut out by hand.  I had to play around with my paper strips, the purple shimmer trim, and the pennant zip strip to get a design with balance that I liked, but this card is a great use of scraps!  I like the subtle addition of the two border stamps (in Pacifica on Pacifica).  I maybe went a little crazy with the purple glitter gems, but I love the contrast of the green epoxy bubble to pull it all together.
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Now, before you leave to visit Nikka's blog, I challenge you to CHOOSE HAPPY!  A fellow teacher has this message posted in her classroom: Sometimes the only choice we have is our attitude.  Choose happy!

15 comments:

Darlys said...

Love the idea of using scraps. This card is perfect for that. The doodle lines add a lot.

Catherine Nowak said...

Fabulous card! Love the bird with the shimmer trim too.

papercraftingprincess said...

Beautiful card!

Lilian YF said...

Very pretty card! Love the colors and elements!
Lilian

Joy said...

Great card, Haley! You made the colors work, and made a very happy card! I love the tone on tone borders, they give that little extra "something" to take it all to the next level.

Michelle Stewart said...

Love the doodle lines, it really does add something.

Nikka Geers said...

So pretty

Traveling Bells said...

I always like a little bling. Very nice. Pretty blue shimmer...

centralNYscrapper said...

Wonderful card!

Judy Faye Garner said...

So cute!

Lauren Moore said...

Such a fun and bright card!

Sheila Bennett said...

Cute card! Like all the color blocking.

Pam said...

You card turned out very pretty! Love the bird!

Shalana said...

Nice card!

Wendy Coffman said...

Always choose happy - love your bird.

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