Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy Dots for Friday Mashup

Did everyone have a good week? Mine was super busy! School starts Aug.15 and so at work we're running around like mad to get the building ready. I moved close to 100 old desks from upstairs to the back of the building, and then unpacked 90 new desks. Needless to say by the time I got home I was one pooped gal! Thankfully I had the Friday Mashup challenge to help relax me.

This week Erica brings the challenge to us and she is all about the polka dots! She also wants us to use the word 'happy' on our project.

I decided to go with a Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate color scheme. Daffodil Delight is such a bright cheery color and it just makes me smile every time I use it. I also decided to use the Pleasant Poppies set for my image. These flowers are so versatile and can be cut into so many sizes after you stamp them. Although most people associate poppies with the color red there are yellow ones out there so I colored them in with Daffodil Delight.

I had trouble finding a sentiment that I liked. I thought the flowers deserved a nice  cheery sentiment and I finally pulled out a sentiment from a retired set called Apple Blossoms. I think it works wonderfully for this card! I also used retired brads(yellow).

My inspiration for the sketch came from this weeks The Paper Players challenge, which I just barely made it in for. I've been looking at this sketch all week, I just love it!

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup to check out all the great projects from the rest of the design team, and then play along with us!

  1. Create a project with "Polka Dots ".
  2. Create a project using "the Word Happy".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "with Polka Dots & The Word Happy on it ".

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Apple Blossoms(retired)
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink: Black StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EF, Rhinestone Brads(retired), dimensionals


  1. Lisa, I couldn't help but smile when I saw your happy card! I'm not sure if it is the dots or the Daffodil Yellow that makes me smile. The sentiment is a perfect match for the card.

  2. Bright and happy card! Great job on the students' desk too! :)

  3. LOVE the polka dots and that sentiment is the sweetest. Why don't I have that one??? Hmmmm....anyway, this is adorable! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players sketch this week!

  4. Wow, wow, WOW! Lisa,this card really pops and the bright yellow makes it such a "happy" card. Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  5. WOW! It doesn't get much more happy than this, Lisa!! I love the bright colours and those poppies are gorgeous. Nice choice for the sentiment :)

  6. What a wonderfully cheery card Lisa! It's bound to make someone's day a happy one!


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