Be Happy!

Happy Monday to everyone!  I hope you are all warm and safe!

It's a new challenge week at Digi Makeover and we have a photo to inspire you with!
I must admit...I am pretty horrible at photo inspirations...color challenges too...I'm not really sure why.  You would think that photos and colors would create the most inspiration...but for me, I think I end up focusing too much on the photo and not allowing my creativity to run with what I see...

But I really tried for this week!  I love the field of flowers in this pic!  When we bought our house in Washington in 2007, the first thing I started doing was digging up the yard to put in flower beds and a garden!  It became an addiction.  I wanted more and more!  Of course...I wasn't always successful...I think I grew more weeds in some of my flower beds than actual flowers.  But I still loved it!  And it's one of the biggest things I miss now that we live in an apartment. (and the do I miss those!)

Here is what I came up with:
While I like the overall card...somehow I don't feel like it goes with the inspiration photo...
I tried to play off the flowers...of course :)  I cut out a few layers with my Cameo and distressed around the edges with my copics.  I think the flower turned out fabulous!
Then I printed out Chelsea Fairy from Paper Makeup and colored her in with my pencils.  I cut her out and layered her onto a little scene.  I cut out a cloud template and used some chalk to create a little sky.  I was trying to get it to mimic the photo...but was afraid to go too dark on the blue.  Then drew in some grass and stamped my sentiment.
I'm hoping that even though the card is a bit off from the inspiration photo, that it still helped spark an idea in your mind and you will come play along with us this week!

And remember to be happy!  It can be a constant struggle when life keeps pushing down, but I keep trying to remind myself of all the joy I have and to focus on how happy that makes me :)

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I think you did a great job... for me is also hard to take the inspiration from a picture, hahaha...
    I love your flower, is gorgeous!

  2. You put a lot of thought into your card, Emily and created a beautiful scene! :) Love the sky and grass details, as well as your gorgeous flower accent. :)

  3. Oh! And your new blog set-up is fabulous too! :)