Sunday, May 17, 2020

Let's Get Hopping - My Happy Color

Welcome to another round of Let's Get Hopping! I can't believe we've been hopping for almost three years! You've likely hopped over from the talented Eimear Carvill, but if you didn't and you're starting here, then be sure you keep hopping until you've seen all the gorgeous colors! 

When I think of a happy color, I can't help but think of my two happy places. Yes, I have two... and I can't actually decide which makes me happier. It's odd because one reminds me of the other.

My first happy place is the beach. I don't care which beach... or which body of water, for that matter. There is something so soothing about being by the roar of the crashing waves, or the sloshing of swells against a buoy or anchored boat.


Since I have two happy places, I think it's appropriate to have three happy colors! The beach (including these pictures from some of my earlier vacations) reminds me of Stampin' Up!'s Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Pool Party. Could it be the names? LOL!

Although the colors look more green on some computers, they are such calm blue colors that remind me of the ocean.

My other happy place is Disneyland... or specifically the Disneyland Hotel. How does this remind me of the ocean? With its tropical and Polynesian theme, it immediately calms me and makes me feel like I’m home - just like the beach. 

It made sense to combine my three happy colors from Stampin' Up! with the Timeless Tropical stamp set and Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. Oh those Palm Trees!! The Designer Series Paper also reminds me of my hubby, who is very much into vintage cars... so the "woody" station wagons just complete my collection of happy things (Hubby being one of them). 

This was such a fun card to make and it just makes me scream HAPPY! What do you think? Does it bring a smile to your face?

Just a little bit of the details... I distressed the edges of the paper behind the greeting, as well as the greeting itself (I wanted it to feel very "beachy"), and did a curl on the opposite corners of the embossed Bermuda Bay cardstock and Soft Suede piece of Designer Series Paper - something I consider a  signature style that's used by Susan Wong - which I just LOVE!

Thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my little piece of paradise! Now, hop on over to Teresa Brown's blog by clicking the "Next Blog" arrow below.

If you'd like to create my card, or it has inspired you to create your own, these are the supplies I used. Just click the individual picture and it will take you to my online store! 


  1. Oh I love this card Diana and the story behind it. So glad you were able to join us

  2. What a relaxing card! I love how calming the colour blue is too ��

  3. Yes, it does bring a smile to my face! I love your happy colors, and thanks for sharing other things that make you happy. My happy place is the mountains :)

  4. What a great story behind your card. It definately makes me think of the beach, and I love all the little details you have added to your card to create that beachy theme.