Card Of The Week – Simple Pleasures

WOYWW 302: What’s On My Work Desk This Week?

Take a sip of your favorite herbal tea.

Enjoy a relaxed stroll through a nearby park.

Spend an afternoon curled up with your favorite book.

Whatever little things in life bring you joy – make sure you partake in them this week!

Simple Pleasures – these are the things that life is made of.

It’s also the theme of this week’s Spring-infused card!

Take a close look at Simple Pleasures. Study the details. Do you notice anything different about this card?

Here’s a few fun facts I’d like to share!

First, Simple Pleasures is made entirely of Scraps! The background papers are from my SEI Happy Day 6 x 6 paper pad and consist of the leftover paper trim I used in last week’s card – Believe.

Here’s a photo of both cards, side by side, for comparison, for those of you who enjoy seeing how one product can take on two entirely different looks when adorned differently!


For Simple Pleasures, I cut out tags from a few complementary-colored paper scraps I found laying around – added the remaining embellishments from a partially used package from a previous project – and stamped and distressed the card in colors to complement the textured ribbon.

Now, it’s your turn to inspire us with your creativity! What have you created this week? Be sure to share your latest creations with us at one of our weekly parties – and be sure to visit the Art Challenge Blogs at the end of this post!

Inspire Me Monday

Friendship Friday

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to see what’s on my work desk this week!

What Are The Crafty Cats Up To?

Magellan On The Hearth

Are you a crafter who lives with one or more cats who regularly engages you with charming poses such as these?

Beware! This is no ordinary stretch. This is the work of a master manipulator whose goal is for you to CATer to his every whim and fancy!

This week at Wordless Wednesday, I ask – in all seriousness – Do You Cater To Your Cat? Stop by – examine the issue – and share your favorite photos with us!

Creative Art Challenges

Need to jump-start your creativity? Check out this week’s list of inspiring Creative Art Challenges! They are organized alphabetically by Theme or under Anything Goes!

Theme Challenges

Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges

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  1. Great card and absolutely brilliant that you made it entirely from scraps. I need to do this! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  2. Sue McDonald says:

    Love the spring colours on your cards.

    Happy woyww
    Sue #3

  3. Mary Anne says:

    That is such a spring-y card! It just makes me long for the warmer days and floral displays in the garden. Love it.

    Happy WOYWW day!
    Mary Anne (2)

  4. Julia Dunnit says:

    First thing I notice – you’d broken out the ink pads for a bit of edging!

  5. Dragonflies and flowers; just what this spring morning needs! This card is so colorful and spring-y! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  6. Lin says:

    A great way to use up your scraps, Sue, and a lovely spring card, too! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. Dionne says:

    Fab card. Amazing that you made it from scraps – we crafters just never throw anything away! Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. pat says:

    beautiful card – the buttons are a nice addition.

  9. Sandy says:

    All your scraps came together beautifully! I love the combination of colors.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #35

  10. Michelle says:

    Very lovely and colourfull.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again a next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  11. Jan Ltc! says:

    Great space. Love your cat mine is a manipulator lol! Happy WOYWW xx Jan 61

  12. Pat says:

    Way to go with your scraps. This is a gorgeous card. And I loved last week’s so much as well.

    Happy WOYWW
    Thx for sharing
    Pat #15 drop on by

  13. Amy O says:

    Such a pretty card, love all the spring colors!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart, good luck!!! Amy DT

  14. Karen Day says:

    Two lovely spring-y cards! And using up your scraps makes it even better! Thanks for joining our March challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

  15. Ema says:

    Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  16. Simply stunning and the dragonfly is so pretty cute! Nice designed papers too and lovely combination of colors. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  17. Shari says:

    Very creative and colorful card!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the monthly challenge.

  18. La Vikinga says:

    Hi; great creation; I like those happy spring colours. Thanks for participating with our current challenge “Anything goes with ribbons” at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back!

    La Vikinga / member of the design team at Crafty Ribbons

  19. Sandy says:

    Beautiful card! I love the design and the different spring colors and patterns! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  20. Elizabeth H says:

    Love , love this card and the pretty spring papers you used — everything is so perfectly coordinated too! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  21. Yeay for you using up scraps AND making a beautiful card at the same time! I hate to throw anything away that “could” be used for something so I am often holding on to ridiculous bits of paper/card stock, but every once in a while you need them and they work perfectly just like your card. And thanks for the reminder to enjoy those simple pleasures in life. Thanks for playing in our LTSCB “Anything Goes” challenge.

  22. Your Card is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge we hope to see you again soon:)

    Marzena DT

  23. Dawn says:

    What a great card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday this week x

  24. Nikki says:

    Cute creation….. Thank you for joining us for our “ Lots of Layers” challenge at Digi Choosday’s Challenge …. xo Nikki

  25. sue says:

    Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  26. LaVoice says:

    You do a marvelous job on your cards.

  27. Debbie says:

    Love using scraps to create. I haven’t done any in awhile, we’ve been traveling most of the time. I will have to check out some of the blogs you link to!

  28. Ellie says:

    Another fabulous creation! Loving the sketch and gorgeous dragon fly. And another cute kitty photo too 🙂
    Thanks so much for playing again in my Monday Morning challenge!!

  29. Susan says:

    Wow ~ you are so creative and talented!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  30. Gale says:

    Lovely spring card. Love the papers. Thanks for joining us in our “Pastel Challenge” at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations. We hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Gale DT

  31. Lovely card!

    {Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup – hope you join us again next week!}

  32. Claudia | ImagesByCW
    Twitter: Imagesbycw

    Those are a couple of beautiful cards. That you made them from ‘scraps’ – wow. I like the colors, they remind me of spring.

  33. chanya13 says:

    Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments Challenge. Agnieszka DT

  34. Laura says:

    Pretty card.
    Thanks for entering at Crafty Ribbons Challenges!

  35. D Idlet says:

    Great card! Thank for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  36. Hazel says:

    Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March challenge with your delightful crafting – hope to see you again soon x

  37. Susan Hogan says:

    Cute card and a great theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu

  38. Terri says:

    What a wonderful use of scraps. Nice bright colors should bring a smile to anyone’s face. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood’s “Come Fly With Me” challenge.

  39. Virginia Lu says:

    GREAT card! Love the pastel and pattern paper that you used! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  40. Awesome card! Thanks for participating in the Dazzling Diva Challenge.

  41. Love the spring time colors! Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  42. Sabina says:

    Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  43. ~DEANNE~ says:

    Pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O’ Paper

  44. I love those pops of color. I am also sure that I have some of those papers in my own hoard! 😉 Thanks for playing in our final challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  45. Michelle says:

    Beautiful and cheerful card! Well done!

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