Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happiness Grows with Love and Care

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another card that I made for the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge. Look at the wonderful color palette Heather chose this month:

NOTE:  I must apologize for my photography of late.  My phone takes lousy pictures and my camera is broken.  :(   In addition to those problems, this particular card uses papers and chippies with a glossy finish that produced a glare that was nigh unto impossible to remedy. Sigh....   I hope you can get an idea of what this card is supposed to look like!!!  I also used a tall format which further complicated matters in trying to get the whole card in focus.  Ugh!!!

Do you like the super-fun blue chipboard hearts on my card? My crafty pal Karen Ladd sent these to me a long time ago.....and I am ashamed to admit that I only recently found them buried in my stash!! THANKS, Karen!!! (I hope I am not the only one that loses things in their stash!!) They are the perfect color for this challenge and I think they go well on this tall format anniversary card.

I know you can't read the sentiment....but it says, "Happiness grows with love and care". Awwwww.....Aren't the little doggy and kitty sweet all cozied up together???!!!

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs die set
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set (some minor stamp surgery was required to make this sentiment)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Distress Inks for watercoloring
DCWV scraps

I am so disappointed that I can't show you a better photo of this card, because it turned out really cute. Thanks for bearing with me while I locate a new camera!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge
2. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + A Stamp
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
4. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Die Cut Divas August Challenge - Anything Goes (use a die cut or embossing folder)
6. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #210 - Circles & Stripes
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #296-297 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
8. Cardz-TV Anything Goes #9
9. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
10. Penny Black at All Sorts August Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small (must stamp focal)


  1. A lovely cute card. (yes I loose things all the time!) Thanks so much for sharing with us at PB & More.
    Lynn x

  2. I call my craft room the Bermuda Triangle-stuff enters but is never found again. Your card is so cute-love the cat and dog! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

    1. Bermuda Triangle!! That's hilarious!!! Thank you for your sweet comment.


  3. haha that cat is so funny!
    your card is so nice!

  4. Such a fun image making for a super card, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  5. Oh goodness, that card is so cute (camera problems and all)! Love the sweet cat and dog image and the colors are beautiful together! Yay for you in using those chipboard hearts! I have those too, and I am sad to say that mine are still buried in my stash..haha! Now I need to pull mine out and use them for this challenge so we have coordinating designs. The DCWV background is also gorgeous!

  6. This is lovely Janis! (I have that same background paper) and YES, I loose stuff under the piles of goodies on my desk ALL-OF-THE-TIME! You are not alone on that my friend! LOL

  7. Wht a really sweet card Janis and I love the blue hearts (and YES! I seem to lose stuff in my stash all the time, then find it months later) Thank you for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door this week.
    (hugs) Cara
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