Be Happy!

If you haven't noticed, I love coloring up this bouquet of flowers.  I have stamped multiple images and put them in my pencil case.  When time permits, I break out the pencils and color in a few blooms!  I created this card based on the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches-

I downloaded this sketch last week and just realized today is the last day to enter the challenge!  I decided to run with the yellow theme.  Yellow is certainly one of those Be Happy Colors!  The yellow gingham paper is part of the Craft On paper collection. I inked up a textured background stamp from Strokes of an Artist to create the rectangle behind my bouquet. If you happen to be like me and random swiping and splotches are not your thing, this is the set for you!  I so love the look of the random swipes, but the reality is....I spend way too much trying to make them perfect!  Stamps totally save me!  I have total trust in the stamp designer making the swipes!  Here is a look at the stamp set, which is currently on sale!

My bouquet is from the February Stamp of the Month, Cherishing Her. The bouquet is stamped in Intense Black ink and then colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I blended out the colors with Gamsol.  The February Stamp of the Month, is only $5 with a qualifying order.  Here is a look at the complete set, which includes some great sentiments-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S2002 Cherishing Her, February Stamp of the Month
D1887 Strokes of An Artist Stamp Set
C1818 Life is a Journey Stamp Set
X7245B Craft On Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5982 Canary Cardstock
Z2843 Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3345 Basic Banner Thin Cuts-Retired
Prismacolor Pencils-911, 913. 916, 917, 950, 956, 993,995,1012, 1090

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Craft-dee Bowz-Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges-Bows or Buttons
Die-Cut Divas-Hearts or Flowers
Simon Says Stamp-Floral Frenzy
The Flower Challenge-Add Leaves

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and check out the Stamptacular Sale! Almost all stamps and stamp set/Thin Cut bundles are on sale, for up to 50% off!


  1. This is lovely!! I love the stamping behind the flowers, which are colored so beautifully!

  2. Lovely bouquet! Your card is so cheery and lovely. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  3. Definitely a cheerful card! I love your choice of colors in the pretty bouquet. So glad you played along at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. Beautiful card! I love the flowers and gingham paper, but the paint stroke in the BG is so neat! Adding that set to my wish list!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  5. I love the splotches in yellow. I love this spring card, perfect for a winter's day. So glad you joined us for our February challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  6. This is so pretty... I love using sketches myself. Thanks for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas for our Feb challenge. -Renee'

  7. Your bouquet calls the Spring! So pretty and refreshing! Love the layout of the background all matched in yellow! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

  8. Very pretty. I like everything about this card! Have the April SOTM stamp and can't wait to color it. Thanks for the inspiration.


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