23 March 2013

Happiness is... a Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share

Hi All! Welcome to Day 3 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share. This month we're sharing some Floral Happiness with you, and happy it is! Today's project is a little reminder:

I happened to be at Brave Girls Camp last week and was reminded again that while we can't always control our circumstances, we can always choose our attitudes toward them. Since I can have an amazingly short memory, I thought I'd just make myself a little reminder to hang on my wall. 

I covered a piece of heavy-duty chipboard with scraps of paper from the Claire and Surf's Up paper packs and coated them with Mod Podge to make sure they were nice and adhered. After letting the Mod Podge dry (an extremely important step that can't be skipped or rushed, I promise), I toned the papers down a little by sponging them with White Daisy Exclusive Ink and then inked around the edges with Smoothie Exclusive Ink. I then inked up and fussy cut a bunch of small and medium roses from the Floral Happiness stamp set in a variety of colors: Sunset, Outdoor Denim, Smoothie, Crème Brulee, Hollyhock, and White Daisy Exclusive Inks. I set the roses aside and worked on the sentiment. I layered Sky Cardstock with Claire patterned paper and White Daisy Cardstock. "a" and "CHOICE" are stamped in Sunset Exclusive Ink using the Trinity and Urban Alphabet stamps respectively. "DAILY" is stamped in Sky Exclusive Ink using the Classmate Alphabet [ret.] stamp set.   I stamped "Happiness is..." in Sunset Exclusive Ink on White Daisy Cardstock and used a corner rounder to shape it. I popped that up on a background of Claire paper and then popped the whole thing up using dimensional adhesive. For a little extra flair, I added some Sky bling and bitty sparkles along the edges of both sentiments. I then arranged the roses along the bottom, popping up the last three with dimensional adhesive

For the hanger, I used some retired CTMH hardware, light blue and natural jute string from my stash and a Filigree Charm. Unfortunately I couldn't get a good picture of it hanging on the wall, but you can see a little of the hanger in the close-ups below.

Speaking of which....

I hope you enjoyed the Kraft-y Hearts March Stamp Of The Month blog share. Don't forget to hop over and see what Lynn Darda (a.k.a. Queen of Kraft) has for you at From My Bungalow. And, as always,  Floral Happiness can be yours for $5 with any qualifying order of $50 or more, or you can purchase it on its own for $17.95. It is available through 31 March. 

Have a fantastic weekend, and remember: Happiness is.... a daily choice!


  1. Another stunning project by the Queen of Home Decor! I love this little wall-hanging and the sentiment. I never would have thought of using Outdoor Denim ink on the roses but it is so striking! I am going to have to try that. Thanks for the inspiration today!

  2. Kim, this is really cute and so very honest. It really is a good reminder that happiness is a choice. Also....I didn't realize I wasn't following your blog. Shame on me. I am now!!!

  3. What a lovely reminder of a very basic truth. So thoughtful of you to share.