Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness


Choose Happiness is great advice but not always easy. However, I can tell you that the stamp set is an easy choice! I love all of the stamps in the set, which doesn’t always happen for me. I made this card for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge this week. It’s pretty straight forward so you don’t have any excuse not to play along!


This card started out by stamping the gorgeous flower onto Real Red cardstock with VersaMark then heat embossing with white emboss powder. The Fresh Prints DSP coordinated so well that I used it for the banner. Fussy cutting the branch was the only labor intensive part of this card but was well worth it for that little bit of interest. I popped a button with linen thread and this card was done!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Choose Happiness
  • Paper: Fresh Print DSP Stack, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Baked Brown Sugar, VersaMark
  • SU Tools: Banner Framelits, Decorative Dots Emboss Folder, Label Bracket Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Brights Candy Dots, Brights Designer Buttons, Real Red Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread, White Emboss Powder

I just returned from a trip of a lifetime to Turkey! I hope you have “liked” my Facebook page (if not, you can do it right here on my sidebar) so you can see some photos when I post them soon! I really hope you can go there one day. What history!! The people are the most hospitable you will ever meet!! I am sure that we only got a small taste of the country in the two weeks we were there, but what an experience my family will never forget! Here is some great advice I learned there:

1. In generosity and helping others, be like the river
2. In compassion and grace, be like the sun
3. In concealing others’ faults, be like the night
4. In anger and fury, be like the dead
5. In modesty and humility, be like the earth
6. In tolerance, be like a sea
7. Either exist as you are or be as you look


So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (never more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!



  1. So glad you had a wonderful visit to Turkey. As usual, you made a beautiful card. I love that you used Fresh Prints especially the Real Red paper.

  2. Your trip sounds great. I love the saying too. Your card is beautiful. I love how you did the background.

  3. Love your “handmade” background paper!!!! And, as usual, very sweet details!! I am so glad that you enjoyed Turkey, but more glad that you are back…. 🙂

  4. So rich looking! Beautiful stamping!

  5. Oh, Debbie–this is so RICH and gorgeous! That white embossing on the red is perfect!
    Can’t wait to see your Turkey photos!

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