WOYWW – Bloom With Happiness

Bloom With Happiness Card at Create With Joy

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends! Today I thought I’d visit a few challenge blogs to see what was new in the stamping world and the consensus is clear:

Spring Is In The Air!

Envelope Image

Inspired by that news, I whipped up a pretty card using the ever sophisticated color scheme of pink and black, and one of my favorite stamp sets, Stamping Up’s Blooming With Happiness, with its unabashedly beautiful feminine images and touching sentiments. Not content to stop at the card, I decorated the envelope too.

Legend Supervising

As you can see, my dear sweet Legend supervised every step in the creation of this card to ensure that it lived up to his standards. Or, is that Mister Naughty Pants waiting in the wings for an opportunity to swipe the organza ribbon?

Bloom With Happiness - Card & Envelope

Creative Challenges

Here’s the list of challenges I’m participating in if you’d like to play too!

Creative Opportunties

Did you know that Scrapbook News & Review Magazine is seeking staffers, educators, instructors, and authors for their Education Team! It’s an amazing opportunity for card makers, stampers, mixed media artists and scrapbookers to gain the recognition they deserve! If you are either a paper or digital crafter who would like more information about this opportunity, visit SNR Magazine before March 15, 2012 for information and to apply. Many of you are worthy of the call – best of luck to you all!

New Subscription Options

March 1st has come and gone and thanks to Google, you can no longer subscribe to Create With Joy through GFC. However, I’d like to invite you to join me on one of these awesome networks:

Places To Visit

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87 Responses to “WOYWW – Bloom With Happiness”

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  1. Shelly Schmidt says:

    I am a lover of Pink- so just LOVE this nice pretty pink card!!!

    • Create With Joy
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      Thank you so much – I love Pink too! Have you visited Pink Saturday yet (link at bottom of blog)? If not, stop by and let Beverly know I sent you – you’ll think you’re in pink heaven!

  2. Oh, love the card. I had this stamp set at one time but no longer. Yes, I can’t wait for spring!!!


  3. may says:

    Beautiful card lovin the pink, and I hope Mr Naughty did’nt get the ribbon, Have a great week Hugs May x x x

    • Kate Perry says:

      A very pretty spring card. I love working with my two fluffy lovelys close by. The only time they are a nuisance is when I get the feathers out! Your boy is beautiful, but I’d make sure I put the ribbon away when it’s finished with! Kate 90 x

      • Create With Joy
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        OH yes – I’ve been fortunate – no ribbon accidents with these two – but Legend is the master of unravelling my paper towels!

  4. Judy McCarthy says:

    Loads of info here. thanks! Love your puss.Love how they can be ever so sweet, then…watch out!!
    Love your work.

  5. I love that card that shows spring is in the air. I’m not much of a stamper, so I love seeing what others make. You asked about the # of rocking horses I have. I have around 450 of them. Some are tiny, a couple (actually three) are big enough to ride. I see you still have your nearly 3200 GFs, but I guess that means you can’t get anymore. I’m glad we have Linky Friends. So much easier and not as “dangerous,” either. Happy WOYWW from #2.

    • Create With Joy
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      Wow – 450 rocking horses? I’ve been amazed we’ve been seeing new ones for so long – now I know we’ll be seeing them for months/years to come!

  6. Brenda says:

    Love that card! My Akismet proudly tells me it’s saved me from 255 spam comments, just a pity there wasn’t a single spam comment amongst them, but I appreciate the effort!!

    Brenda 6

    • Create With Joy
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      Lucky you! I just checked my stats after reading yours. 9837 spam comments on mine – can you imagine? CRAZY! Only 13 missed ones – and a 97% accuracy rate! Out of those there have been a few hundred false positives – which is one of the reasons I moderate everything!

  7. Lavinia says:

    What beautiful cards you have made! Love the dress stamp! How beautiful is Legend! Have a great week!

  8. Spyder says:

    I have our ‘visiting cat watching everything i do…he never (or hardly ever) goes home now. I think he like playing with the bits of paper on the floor. Desk looks very busy. Love your card. Have a great crafty week
    Happy WoyWW #27

  9. Danielle says:

    Very pretty card-love the addition of the ribbon around the waist of the dress. dani33

  10. Mynnette says:

    What a darling card! LOVE your flowery image–and the umbrella on the envelope is a wonderful touch! Thanks for joining us at MMM! 🙂

  11. Voodoo Vixen says:

    Such a pretty card and yes, very springlike with the flowers… no sign of spring here… snow everywhere!! Good to see Legend is making sure you are up to scratch!!

  12. Cardartart says:

    Beautiful stamp set, colour scheme and lovely supervisor too 🙂 Saw you on Make It Monday.

  13. sandra says:

    Lots happening on your desk, can’t believe how many challenges you are doing.

  14. I love the flower dress. So adorable.
    Aeryn @ #69

  15. Okienurse says:

    Beautiful card and envelope! Glad Legend helped with the process! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #44

  16. Karen says:

    Gorgeous card, its really pretty 🙂

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

  17. Julia Dunnit says:

    Oh you’re right..at last our daylight is stretching past 5pm and nature is definitely on the turn, hurrah! Really pretty card, as you say..lovely stamps.

  18. Anne Rx says:

    Love the card, looks so spring-like and wonderful. Also, adore your cat! Anne #85

  19. DebWillis says:

    such an elegant card! Thanks for sharing

    happy woyww

    Debs #104

  20. donna says:

    I do like that umbrella – a lovely detail

  21. Just love that stamp – the flowers are just so pretty in pink!!! Thanks for sharing with WOYWW…Sarah at 1

  22. needlewings says:

    What a lovely blooming dress! So sweet! Also love your furry snoopervisor! Seems we both have one this week.

    Hop on over for my give away.

  23. Tracy says:

    The card is wonderful and I love the added touch to the envelope. If he is anything like my cats, then I would vote for “Mr. Naughty Pants” factor! Warmly, Tracy #96 WOYWW

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ahhh… a Mister Naughty Pants fan! Sometimes I see Legend trying to be SO good and then his body involuntarily does things his mind doesn’t comprehend – lol!

  24. Zoe Young Kirkby (@CraftygasheadZo) says:

    Such a pretty card! Take care, enjoy this WOYWW & I’m off to snoop some more! Wonder how many I’ll get round today? Zo xx 60

  25. Elizabeth says:

    What a pretty card, love the dress of flowers and I love the umbrella, or is it a sunshade, decorating the envelope – lovely. I’m sure Legend hasn’t got a naughty thought in his head – he’s just interested in the qualities of the ribbon you’re using 🙂 Hope you’re having a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #22

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for sharing – it’s always fun to see who’s in Legend’s camp and who loves Mister Naughty Pants! 🙂

      Have a great day – and I think it’s a pretty parousel! 🙂

  26. Ashley Rock says:

    Love that card, and what a cute cat!! My cat is always trying to lay all over my work space!! Lol

  27. I love that Stampin’ Up set and what you’ve done with it here. Pink & black rock! Mr. Naughty Pants is looking quite sweet and serene today-no trouble at all!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Woo hoo – a vote of confidence for Legend! Lately my dear sweet Legend has been making the rounds. But I can never fully let my guard down. Just when I think it’s safe – enter, Mister Naughty Pants!

  28. Yogi says:

    cute card. thanks for the challenge links, found one I didn’t have. BIG GRIN
    Thanks for the peeks. Have a great day

  29. Nicola says:

    What a lovely card & a lovely touch to decorate the envelope 🙂

    I’ve just started following you on Twitter x

  30. Marjo says:

    Lovely Spring Card, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  31. That is a very pretty card, and just the right colours to cheer us up, elegant and fresh. I know Spring is coming as my first installment of plant plugs arrived today, all ready for potting on in the cold greenhouse. I will have a look at your Monday blog, although I do not promise to join in every week. In the meantime, thank you for your visit and your lovely comments. have a great week. xx Maggie #8

  32. kay says:

    its a fab card,and i love your cat,x

  33. Heide D says:

    This is such a pretty dress, Love it in pink. Saw you on MIM. TFS.
    Hugs, Heide

  34. laurie says:

    beautiful and a lovely kitty as well!

  35. scrappymo! says:

    Gorgeous card. Love that image…so girly and pretty! I like the matching envelope too!

  36. Caatje says:

    That’s a lot of challenges you’re participating in! The card is very pretty and so is your cat by the way. I’m afraid though he was eyeing the organza knowing cats the way I do. 😉

  37. Lisa M says:

    I love this stamp and what you’ve done with it! So pretty. 🙂

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  38. Arabella says:

    Lovely card! I do like the pinks and the image is so lovely and elegant!

    Thanks for joining us for the Spring has Sprung challenge this week at Pollycraft!


  39. Jennifer says:

    My cats are always swiping something off my desk to play with! Ribbons are their favourite. Your card is lovely, I like the combination of the black with the pink. Have a great week.

  40. Neesie says:

    It’s my first week with WYOWW and I’m quickly trying to work through to everyone’s desk…its so exciting but I’m a little overwhelmed by all the talent. I think it’s going to take me until next Wednesday to get to everyone.
    I really enjoyed my peek at your work ;D
    Have a great crafty week…must dash and check out a few more desks! 😀

  41. Neesie says:

    It’s my first week with WYOWW and I’m quickly trying to work through to everyone’s desk…its so exciting but I’m a little overwhelmed by all the talent.

    I think your card is beautiful. Spring has truly sprung (unfortunately not for me…I’m about to head into autumn and I’m not sure I’m ready for it : (

    Enjoyed my peek at your desk ;D
    Have a great crafty week…must dash and check out a few more desks! 😀

  42. Happy Pink Saturday
    That is such a sweet card.

  43. Tami Kenner says:

    No project is complete without the cat!!
    Lovely..have a happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  44. Marydon says:

    What a lovely creation.

    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

    ~ Giveaway ends March 15 ~

  45. Pat Pearson says:

    I have always loved this image and you really hit a home run in your coloring it. Very Spring looking and love the envelope as well. I think kitty is just waiting for you to turn your head and head off with the ribbon ;0) Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink – Pat

  46. Jil says:

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    You are very creative!

  47. LaVoice says:

    Really enjoyed my visit to your blog today. You do very nice creations.

  48. chubskulit says:


    Broken Leg with a bit of pink. Have a great weekend.

  49. Rosie Gustafson says:

    Very pretty colors, loe the design. Thank you for sharing on MIM.

  50. Craftybunny says:

    Beautiful card.Love the fab colour scheme.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week 😀
    Lisa x

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