Friday, May 16, 2014

Simple Joy by Cathi O'Neill

Hi! Happy Happy Friday! Cathi here to share my layout for Tusia's Simple Pleasures May Challenge!!

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!

Here is what I did for the challenge!!

Being out in the garden with the girls is a pleasure for us. We don't have great green fingers but enjoy growing a small amount of vegetables each year in the back garden and the girls love to help. Here they are picking lettuce leaves for a salad.... I thought these Bright Blossoms Photochips from our sponsor Darkroom Door fit the theme perfectly. I cut out several images and layered them under my photo. The gorgeous paper is from 7 Dots Studio from the Dreamer Collection, I just love the colors and textures in it!

I used the gorgeous Fenced Birdhouse chipboard from Molossi, embossing it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Powder in Pumpkin Fiesta and Sunset Yellow Orange.

I have added mesh tape, and lots of misting and masking as well.  I really enjoyed using my mixed media goodies to make this, even though I had to add one 3D flower to the mix as well!! Thanks so much for looking and I hope you join us this month for the challenge!!

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

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!


  1. Wonderful page. Lovely mood board.

  2. Fantastic page Cathi! I love the textured background and the little birdhouses.

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