Happy Day - Berry71Bleu

Hi! I'm sharing the layout I created for the Berry71Bleu May "Simple Pleasures" Challenge today. I have a large flowering tree in my front yard that looks and smells amazing right now. I love to site on my front porch, in the shade of this gorgeous tree, and drink a cup of coffee while I read. The flowers smell divine and I can usually hear the birds singing and bees buzzing. I try to take a small timeout during the day to just relax and recharge outside.

The pink flowers from the Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Paper Collection were the perfect supplement to the large photo that I took. I tucked them into my floral clusters, beautiful Manor House Creations flowers provided by Molossi.

I added a sentiment to my photo that I cut from the Darkroom Door Venetian Paper Collection.

I built my layout on a background that includes some of my favorite things; stamping, texture paste, hand-dyed ribbon, letters, book pages, and bling.

I hope you can find some time to join this challenge! We have some fantastic prizes to give away!

May Challenge - Simple Pleasures
Things do not have to be big, to be pleasant. Please feel free to find inspiration anywhere. What do simple pleasures mean to you? Our challenge hostess Tusia created the mood board using some wonderful images from Pinterest. Whether you prefer muted colors and simplicity, or bold, fresh colors and profusion, we hope you find something to inspire you!

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)

2nd Prize: 
Zeus and Zoe Embellishment Collection

Random Prize:
Darkroom Door Paper Collection


Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps and papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, mixed media and altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products have a strong photographic element in their design. Products include: Rubber Stamps, Photo Stamps, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps, Collage Stamps, Word Block Stamps, Montage Sheets, Photochips, and Filmstrips along with a wide range of accessories for all type of paper crafts.

Darkroom Door also has a fabulous blog that is updated regularly with projects created by many talented artists. Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

Custom kits with vintage flair. 
Visit store or contact Marivic (berry71bleu at gmail dot com)

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.

Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


I'm linking up this layout to the Susan K. Weckesser Create to Live May Challenge. The gorgeous patterned paper I used for the base of this layout is Susan's Live, Love, Create from her Live In Color line. I also used Susan's Splatter It stamp.


Do you look for Beauty each day? If you take the time to look, smell, and listen, you can find Beauty All Around you. Look in the room you are currently sitting. Look in your home. Look outside in your yard, as well as in your neighborhood. Even when we are in a run-down area, I believe you can find Beauty if you are looking for it. Look around and find some Beauty in your personal area!
We would love if you would share this with us and join us for our Create to Live Challenge. This challenge is for you to use the color and message themes in the picture above. Take some creative liberty here to create based on how this picture makes you feel. What does it inspire in you? What creative ideas jump out at you first?
Create a project to share with us based on this picture above. Write a blog post and share your project.  Link-up your blog post in the challenge submission in the sidebar on the Susan K. Weckesser Blog. After you post your project, make sure to tweet about it, share it on Facebook and Pin it as well. I’d love to see little ‘blooms’ of inspiration this month all over. Use hashtag #createtolive when tweeting or pinning so we can find and share your posts too!

Your project can be a layout, a card, a mixed media piece, or anything you create using this picture as your inspiration. Using Susan K Weckesser Inc products are not required, but are ALWAYS welcome and appreciated. The prize package this month is Autumn Grunge, Susan K. Weckesser/ Unity Stamp Co. Stamp kit , Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Ink, and Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist!


  1. Beautiful page Dana....love the big blooms and the soft colouring! Your simple pleasure sounds divine and the smell under that tree must be awesome! Have a tea for me! ;-))

  2. Gorgeous LO Susan's paper really does make all your colors come together so beautifully. I love what you did and the layers you created! Thanks for playing along with our Create to Live May Challenge ♥

  3. Amazing work! Wonderful layers and dimension~


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