May 1, 2016


You all are aware that when I need a little pick-me-up or a squirt of inspiration I randomly choose a card from a Project Life box I have, and then I must create a card based on that random pick. Right?

Well, recently my random pick was one that I did not look upon with favor. Below you can see what the card basically looked like. It was the Bermuda Bay zig zag design with a giant yellow and white "hi" in the center of it. Not my taste, not my style whatsoever.

Finally, after lots of agonizing, I decided to play up the Bermuda Bay color of the background by choosing as a background piece some of the lovely Boho-style DSP (that is retiring the end of this month! If it's not gone already.) Adding a little Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss into the mix helped somewhat. 

I realize that the light color in the DSP is Very Vanilla rather than Whisper White as in the "hi" letters. At first, that bothered me. But, then I realized that by using the more muted Very Vanilla worked to make the "hi" stand out even more. And I was OK with it. 

To continue with the Rich Razzleberry/Blackberry Bliss color scheme, I die cut some diamond strips in those colors. I liked the way they added a bit of framing to an otherwise blah focal point. A few sequins scattered to the sides of the word brought a bit of bling and made me smile.



  1. love all the wonderful paper crafts thanks for sharing now following on bloglovin have a great week

  2. A great combination that works really well I love the design #CreativeMondays

  3. It turned out great! You certainly challenge yourself, don't you? Thanks again for stopping by and sharing at Celebrate Your Story! I don't know if I would be as brave to challenge myself..maybe I need to think of some ways to challenge myself to get more creative.

  4. You certainly nailed this challenge!

  5. Looks awesome! cool color combination!! #HomeMattersParty

  6. So simple, but so cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. I love the colours you've gone for, they all work so well together! Thanks so much for linking up to Friday Frivolity. :)