Monday, September 27, 2010

Happiness.

Echo Park papers just make me happy!  I bought the three original sets and am loving them--I even love the stickers (and I never love the stickers!).  I had some scraps out on my desk from a recent project and I noticed that they fit Dawn's Color Cue 8 perfectly.  I also wanted to play in the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and shazam--everything came together like magic.
Wheeee!!!  The flowers are from Waltzingmouses's Pic-nic Patterns and the sentiment is from their Rescue Remedies Additions.  I used Colorbox chalk ink in Lime Pastel, Dark Brown, and Maroon (I'm having a Chalk Ink Renassaince after making my ink color chart: sure they stain your clear stamps, but they stamp so vividly!).  Each flower head is popdotted, and each strip is pop dotted.  The button on the Nestie Label 4 is also scarlet, with some fab yellow embroidery thread.

And wait, there's more happiness!  I was so happy when not one, but two! Emilies awarded me this:
Thanks, Emily of My Little Slice of Bliss and Emily of Art from the Heart!  Now to pass it along to seven other happy-making blogs:

Lisa of Lisa's Life Lines
Emily (what's with all the Emilies?) of Emmie Lou Who...Stamps and You!
Denise of Handmade by Me!
Lydia of Understand Blue
LeAnne of Wee Inklings
Jess of Playing with Paper
Brandi of The Squareheaded Stamper

Check 'em out if you need a dose of inspiration!

And my final happy for today...I got these delivered at work last week just because somebody loves me.

I hope y'all had some happy today, too!

17 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

I can see why you're feeling so happy!!
Using up scraps makes me happy and your card using your scraps is perfect! I love the layout! I have some PTI stamps that would work great w/ this layout!

Congrats on the award and those flowers are just BEAUTIFUL!! Enjoy them!
Maria

Angela said...

What a fun bunch of happy. I'm happy because I got a stack of essays done in record time. I might even have time to >gasp< stamp something!

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, what a beautiful post, Meg! Your card is awesome (no surprise there) and how cool that it jives with two challenges? :)

Funny about all the Emilies! I'd only ever met one other Emily in my whole life 'til the past year when I entered blogland. :O We must all be the same age because the name lost its popularity for a whole generation and came back with a vengeance!

I LOVE the flowers and DH sure loves you! ;D

Julia Aston said...

Love your flower card Meg - the bright DP shows off your flowers so nicely! and what a wonderful bouquet you received!! thanks for playing with WMS this week!

Emily Keaton said...

Ooooo, I just LOVE "shazam" moments when all of those little pieces come together so well!! This card is PERFECT for all of your entered challenges :) And aren't you the lucky ducky for receiving those gorgeous flowers--at work, even!! How nice for the reminder that not *all* guys are totally clueless :) I hope you've been enjoying them!

KER said...

your post made me happy...love those cheerful flowers

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card! Love your lil' flower garden! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Someone surely loves you :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful bouquet!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This card pops! Love it!

Jess said...

Oh stop! You're too, too kind! Thank YOU for the inspiration Meg ;)

Kristy Smith said...

Hi Meg! I stumbled upon your blog over at Emily Keaton's "Little Slice of Bliss," and you make just wonderful cards! I had to laugh when I saw your profile because I'm ALSO a math teacher and have a little dog that basically rules my life. =) I'm really looking forward to following your blog and enjoying all of the great inspiration (and organization tips! I loved those!) Thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

Doing some blog catching up, Meg...this one's a beauty...and so are those flowers!

Josie said...

What a bright and cheerful card... thanks for sharing... Such a lucky girl to receive such beautiful flowers...

Savitri said...

What a fun card!!! Gorgeous flowers too!!

Crafty Creations said...

Hey Meg- thanks for sending the Simplicity post for the line border! I HAD seen it when she posted it but forgot all about it! Will now go into my favs :)
Maria

Jinny Newlin said...

What gorgeous flowers! LOVE the whimsical flowers on your card, too!

Sarah Martina said...

Oooh this is TOO sweet!!! So glad you joined us for the WMS Challenge!

Elise said...

This is excellent! What a terrific composition and FABULOUS use of the W9 color palette! Your work ALWAYS gives me a lift! I'm DELIGHTED you were inspired by this palette - terrific job, m'dear! YOU are a delight! xoxo!