You Make My Heart Happy

StampinMojo, Michelle Gleeson, PPA291, Birthday Blossoms, Lovely Amazing You

Happy Thursday! Today we launch another Color Challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. This week the very talented Mary Fish is our hostess. I was very challenged by the colors Mary gave us.


I love all these colors however I struggled not having Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush over taking the design and losing poor Pool Party. I spent several hours on one design that I finally gave up on. I am super pleased I kept at it and came up with this card.

StampinMojo, PPA291, Michelle Gleeson

The flowers are from Birthday Blossoms I lightly added color to the flowers with my aqua painter. [Note: I use 91% Isopropyl Alcohol rather than water. It evaporates quickly leaving only the color behind.] The center of each flower was colored with a Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Writer Marker. Then I dotted each center with Crystal Effects. That is why there is a shiny finish.

The sentiment is from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp set. I love this font. I hope they use it again!

Then my Tags & Labels Framelits gave me the perfect frame for my sentiment.

Did you notice the soft detail in the white corners? My Simply Scored Board made that a cinch.

In the end my card is clean and simple. I think it showcases all three colors well and no color is overpowering the others. What do you think? I love hearing from you.

Check out what the other Pals Paper Arts designers did with these colors.


All items used in my project can be purchased by shopping the StampinMojo Online Store.


If you missed the Pals Blog Hop yesterday click here to be inspired!


  1. Michelle, so sweet and simple. Usable for so many sentiments too.

  2. Lovely bunches of flowers. The embossing is the perfect touch.

  3. Michelle… a sweet bouquet of what looks to me like Forget-Me-Nots. Gorgeous.

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  5. Beautiful layout on this card, Michelle! I love the score lines – what a great accent!

  6. Those little flowers make me smiles….so sweet!

  7. Such a sweet card! Love your pretty flowers.

  8. Your sweet card makes me very happy. Loving the forget-me-not bouquet and the score line details is a super touch. You have the perfect balance of the color challenge!!

  9. Very sweet, Michelle! Love the flower centers with Crystal Effects. And the scoring on the sides is just perfect!

  10. These flowers are perfect! The glossy red flower centers are just the perfect touch. Great job with this challenge – darling!

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