Happiness Is Homemade

Happiness is homemade! How appropriate would this sentiment be on a card attached to a plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies you are delivering to the neighbors?  Or a plate of peanut butter fudge?  Or a chocolate cake?  Or an apple pie? Or chewy brownies?  It’s Sunday, I’m hungry for sweets, and it’s time to play with The Paper Players!

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This week I have the pleasure of being the hostess of our monthly sketch challenge.  I hope you’ll have as much fun creating with this sketch as I did!

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Colors of the Day

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The new Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper, available August 3rd, has this cute pattern which reminds me once again of vintage wallpaper.  Paired with an equally retro color palette, I thought it would make a cute backdrop for the What’s Cookin’ stamp set.  Although it’s out of scale with respect to the cutting board and utensils,  I just had to add the crock bowl.  Of course, the adorable sentiment, stamped in Calypso Coral, is the proverbial “icing on the cake”!

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  1. I love everything about this Ann! Awesome colors, fabulous layers…I mean what more could you ask for? Gorgeous, my friend! I loved the sketch this week, too. Big hugs!

  2. such a fun sketch! I love baking so your card is right up my alley…love it!!!

  3. Ann, I love what you did with both the Sketch and What’s Cookin’! Beautiful colors and perfect element placement. Your little plant addition is the “icing on the cake”. Just beautiful! Hope you’re enjoying your week.

  4. Love, love, love this Ann – the papers add a fabulous retro feel and I definitely would love to be your neighbour with all those homemade treats being made!! I also love the addition of the little sprig of rosemary pot – such a small detail but definitely one that will be making an appearance on my future cards.

  5. Ann, I love this card – it reminds me of baking with my mom when I was a young girl! So many wonderful elements that come together beautifully. Fabulous card and thanks for the memory

  6. Ann, I just LOVE this sketch! Your card made me think of my Mom! She was such a great cook and made pie every Sat. I miss that. The DSP is just perfect to showcase this set. Your card is fabulous and I will take some of those cookies! Have a great week, My Friend!

  7. Oops! I wasn’t quite finished…..Loved the sketch this week and your card!

  8. Ann, You are speaking my love language when it comes to sweets! Yum! As for your sweets-inspired card, I adore it. The spatula and whisk in Coral really make the entire card Pop!

  9. So are you looking for a new neighbor?? LOL! All those treats sound amazing and would be greatly appreciated in my neck of the woods. And the card is super cute too. Love the retro palette and the mix of patterns! Hope you have a fun week!

  10. LOVE this…dang, now I want this set even more! So sweet with the colors you used, too! I admit I didn’t pay much attention to that DSP but it coordinates beautifully with your elements! Great sketch, I hope to use it often!

  11. ADORABLE! It’s Ann-A-Mazing card! 🙂

  12. That card on a plate of “Mama’s Candy”? You didn’t mention that one. 🙂 That is a really fun card!

  13. looking at this card makes me think of a cup of tea and homemade biscuits with jam. Yummy!!

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