Monday, June 15, 2015

Card Design: Path of Positivity #27 Midway--Happiness

Hello again!  Supper is finished, the dishes have been put in the dishwasher and now it is time for me to get my final post out for the day--only 5+ hours late!  I think I've made a record today.  Between all three blogs, I have had to create five posts.  Of course all but one has been late.  So before this one gets any later, it is time to show you the creation I made for the midway of The Path of Positivity Challenge.  I'll also be sharing the freebies from this month's challenge as well, which you can find at the bottom of the post.

The theme this month is Happiness.  Like I mentioned at the start of the challenge over on the PoP blog, happiness is something that we all strive for.  Unfortunately, many people keep working towards it and never allow themselves to experience it.  "If I could just get a job that I enjoy, I'll be happy."  "If I could finally lose those 20 lbs, I could be happy."  "If I could ....".  Stop making your happiness contingent on achieving your goals.  Simply shut down the 'if only's' dialogues and be happy in the present whatever your present situation might be. If things are difficult and your experiencing heartache or sadness, try to find a little happiness in the small things.  The smile on your partner or child's face; the purr of a kitten; allowing the sun to beam down on your face--these are all small things that can bring a little bit of happiness, even for just a few moments.  For the rest of us, it is time to be happy with who we are, right here and right now.

This month our sponsors are...

Since I'm on the Imagine That! Design Team, I opted to work with an image from a designer I've never worked with before. I found a great one for this challenge that worked great for the theme of happiness.

There are all kinds of events that can make a person happy.  One of them is a birthday.  While we may not like the number of candles that start accumulating on our birthday cakes as we age, we generally still enjoy the festivities surrounding the special day we were born.  When we're lucky enough to have people close to us to celebrate with, our birthdays can be an even happier occasion.  That is why I created a birthday card for the theme of this challenge.  The image I found just exudes happiness to me.  It certainly puts a big smile on my face and I hope it will for the recipient as well.

General info:
  • This card has been inspired by a design I saw over at Addicted to CAS.  The original designer is Bonnie Klass.  She does beautiful CAS designs.  The original card that inspired me can be found HERE.
  • I really liked pop of red on white and especially the scoring around the image.  While it is a bit difficult to see, I scored at 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch all the way around.

Digital Image Details:
  • Musical Hamster SetAs mentioned above, this wonderfully fun image is from Sentimental Susan.  I cololured it with coloured pencils.  Of course it was so late last night when I was working on it, I forgot to add some grounding.  Click on the watermark to find its location in the store.
Digital Sentiment Details:
  •  One I created for the card.

Digital Sentiment: 
  • This great sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  I picked it up as a freebie a while back but you can purchase it in the store in the Hooray for Birthdays Digi Image and Word Art set.  Check out Paulette's wonderful blog by clicking HERE or click HERE to go to the store.
Hooray for Birthdays Digi Image and Word Art Set

Paper Products: 
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Designer paper is from my scrap pile and originally from a Recollections book.
Challenges I am hoping to enter:
Finally, that brings me to a couple of freebies.  The first was offered up at the challenge start and the second was just offered up today during this week's midway...

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Font Information:

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Font Information:

Please be sure to click on the images to bring them up into the lightbox in their proper size before saving them.  Click on the font name to take you to a download location.  The first three fonts were listed as free for commercial use at the time these projects were made.  The last one, Andalusia Script, is one I have purchased as part of a bundle and the licence states that it may be used for commercial purposes.  As such, it is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my creations and offer them to others.  Please refer to my full terms of service for what you can and cannot do with this digital creation.

These word art creations are in png format and published at 300 ppi. They are quite large in order to accommodate different programs that people work with.   If you are a card maker you can always resize them smaller without distorting the quality.   

Credit Notes For These Creations:
© Lisa L. Décosse. PUO. However, you are allowed to use the sentiments on handmade projects that you intend to sell on a small scale basis provided credit is given. You also need to include a credit note and a link to this blog should you use any of my images in your creations and post them on your blog. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with my full terms of use found in the 'Download Instructions & T.O.U.' tab at the top of this page. Of important note:  Please do not share my images with family, friends, etc. Additionally, do not post any images to file sharing services like Box®, 4-Shared®, etc. Instead, please direct people to my blog(s) so they can grab the image for themselves. If you would like to post a watermarked version of the image, please contact me to obtain one.


 I invite you to go and check out, not only, the fabulous creations some members of my Design Team had the opportunity to create over on the Path of Positivity (click HERE for the midway) but also some of the great entries into this month's challenge (click HERE for the challenge).  I also invite you to come over and enter a project yourself, if you haven't already.  Happiness works for so many kinds of cards so we hope you'll enter.  I'm sure there is someone in your life who could do with a little happiness.

Well, that is it for this one!  See you soon!!!

Until then,


Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for the free sentiments.

Camille Short said...

I love the image!

Lori said...

This is such a cute card! Thanks so much for joining our color me happy challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
Lori - UYSDT

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is such a cute image Lisa and great attention to detail inside the card too. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

raven said...

What a great card. Thankyou so much for sharing your creation with us at the Left of Center Challenge. Good Luck. Take care and happy crafting..Genny DT

creative lady said...

Great card, thanks for sharing with Mema's Crafts!

Unknown said...

Love the simple image its just works so well,thanks so much for entering at Get Creative Challenges.x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jill V said...

Very cute image - and I love how you carried the red and white theme inside the card - it really completes the design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT said...

Hi, what a cute card, the image really pops with the red border. You must have a steady hand with the scoring! Thank you for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jan x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Awesome little sax player! Great CAS card. Love the inside too. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

Lisbeth K said...

Oh, I love this card! The image is so cute! Thanks for joining Lacy Sunshine, good luck :)

Lisbeth, DT

Cheremane said...

Lovely thanks for joining the Polkadoodles challenge good luck and hope to see you again soon xx

Taunya Butler said...

Cool awesome and just such a fun, happy feeling card!! Love it and think it is so fun!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

DT-Member SCT
Taunya Butler

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is so perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
PS: Thanks so much for the wonderful sentiments xxx

Lin said...

Lisa, my apologies for not stating earlier which blog I was representing. My only excuse was I hadn't long been awake and my brain must have still been in hibernation!

Thanks for popping by CCM. I do hope we see you back another time.

Lin xx