Sunday, October 23, 2011

If You're Happy

and you know it...make a card.  You can clap your hands or stamp your feet but that won't get you entered into Challenge #43 at Pile It On.  This week the theme is to "Make a Card That Expresses Happiness in Some Way". 

This little Jellypark Friend looks pretty happy to me, that's probably because she's too young to know what creepy things could be lurking in that pile of leaves.  I won't tell her if you don't.

My good buddy Maddy just picked up her first set of copics and that reminded me of how helpful tips can be,  So if you're a new copic user you may be wondering how I colored those pants.  Here's my tip:  First there's B21 over the entire area, then a small edging of B23 around the left bottom side, then a slim line of B24 just around those edges, followed by going over the entire area with the B21 to blend the edges.  Then I take E40 and color over the light areas.  I don't remember exactly when or how I discovered that  using E40 over the blue looks like faded denim but I do know it was a happy accident. 

I wonder if there's a 12 step program for craft supplies.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Jellypark Friends digi  "Girl Jumping in Leaves"
ink - hp printer
paper - white Georgia Pacific cs; Bazzill Basics Earth tones cs pack (no names of colors on the papers or package); We r Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor "Orchard" and "Autumn Leaf" dp
miscellaneous - copics; black Glaze pen; burlap twine; leaf charm; EK Success leaves punch; Nesties rectangular die

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #43 - Be Happy
Pals Paper Arts PPA116 - sketch
Really Reasonable Ribbon #34 - Fall theme
Friday Mash Up  FM#25 - Belly Band and/or twine
Totally Papercrafts #89 - Layer Upon Layer
Our Creative Corner - Fabulous Faces (what's more fabulous than the look of joy on a child's face?)
Wee Memories #73 - Free for All
L'il Red Wagon #103 - Fall themed
4 Crafty Chicks #60 - Marker it Up
CCEE Stampers CCEE1142 - Fall Theme or Related to Fall
Top Tip #56 - Layer It
My Time to Craft #162 - Punches and Dies
City Crafter #79 - Harvest Festival
Picture Perfect Creations Specialty#11 - Fall/Halloween

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again and that you'll join us at Pile It On in this week's challenge.


  1. Your little guy is happy jumping in those leaves! Cute card!

  2. Thank you for the Copic tips.. I just got my hands on a few for the first time! What a fun image, I used to love jumping in the leaves like that! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  3. Adorable Autumn card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  4. Awww this is adoreable!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Remember, you can win an extra prize by leaving a tip on your post and writing TIP next to your name on your entry.

    Leanne xx

  5. Your card is so adorable and fun. Love the DP.

  6. This is gorgeous - I love the thought of her finding some creepy crawlies in those leaves!

    Beautiful papers and your colouring is amazing - Thanks for sharing your Top Tip with us - I know 'colouring tips' are always popular and we all love to know how these great affects are achieved - Thanks :)

    Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Layer It Up' Challenge :)

    Carol x

  7. Adorable image! I loved jumping nto leaves as a kid...creepy crawlies or not! Great coloring too. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  8. Terrific!!! love the image ... didn't we all do this once upon a time ... Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB

  9. It is good to show your thoughts on card as the above card show the joyful behavior of the boy with a stunning background color combination.
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  10. Gorgeous image and lovely colours
    Lindsay xx

  11. Chris,

    I can't believe it! You actually WANT a 12 step program to get over crafting? are you crazy! LOL seriously, your card is amazing, love your colouring. Thanks for joining our challenge this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  12. Such an adorable image! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

  13. TOO cute!!! love the fun tree paper!! great card!! thanks so much for playing along at the City Crafter challenge blog!!!!

  14. Very cute card, Chris! Love that image! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  15. Such a cute card with such a cute image.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  16. So FUN and FABULOUS! LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining in this week at CCCB!

  17. Awesome Fall card! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week...

  18. Fun Fall colors! your coloring is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your rockin creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  19. Your blog post has the best title I've seen all day... it fits perfectly with your card! Love the happy boy and his pile of leaves, along with that great charm you've hung to the side. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  20. This is adorable, I this that pattern paper is so cute with the Fall trees and the sweet image is just lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  21. Such a fun card! Great job on the coloring! The papers and the twine are great too!

  22. What a FUN card! If there is a pile of leaves around I am stomping through! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week! :)


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