Oh Happy Day

Hello everyone! I haven’t posted in the last couple of days because my camera card refused to work.  What nerve!!  We spend all of this money on these cards and they want to act funny.  Luck for me I do not reuse cards.  Once a card is full I buy another, so I have plenty on hand.  Unlucky for me I had to go through one of them and delete some photos so I can take these photos.  Yes, Oh Happy Day for me.  LOL.

Ok, on to why I’m here today.

I’m here today playing with the Muse Challenge #74.  The Muse for this week is Jennifer Wills!

Check out her card:


I have to say, when I saw this card I was a bit intimidated.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, what I can do or what I should do.  My brain was on frozen mode.  Then I thought I want to keep my card clean and simple.  Then I thought maybe I will die cut, but I knew everyone else would, so I didn’t want to do that.

I decided that I would only die cut my center piece and then add embellishments to give the card dimension.

Take a look:

Oh Happy Day side

I die cut my square then added pattern paper.

I rounded the corner, stamped my sentiment, added my twine and button.

Clean and Simple to the max.

By the way, I have been playing with my camera, trying to get brighter pictures that are sharp and crisp.  What do you think?  Any suggestions.

I used my:

Canon 40D

Shooting Mode: AV (Aperture Value)

50mm lens f/1.4

Aperture: 1.4

Shutter speed: 1/80

Exposure Compensation: +1

White Balance: Daylight (I will try Auto next time to see what results I get)

Please let me know what you think.


Supplies used:

Neenah Desert Storm CSclassiccrestsolarwhtieStudio Calico Snippets paper padWoodButtons_EtchedButterfly-360x360Bermuda Bay Bakers TwineWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperHello Sunshine Stamp SetStampin' Dimensionals
Thank you so much for stopping by!


22 thoughts on “Oh Happy Day

    • Hey Sue! Thank you for your wonderful comment. Yes, the details can really have you pulling out your hair. I’m just glad I was able to get my thought together so that I can participate.

  1. This rocks, Kymona! I love that it’s CAS but still has so many great details – the strip of patterned paper, the button and the twine. Awesome! Thanks for playing along with Muse this week!

    • Hey Jen!! You stumped me in the beginning. I wasn’t sure how I was going to interpret your card. I thought long and hard and decided on simple but detailed. Thank you so much for challenging me.

  2. Thats so funny because my brain froze when I saw this card too! Its so perfect I just couldn’t think of any direction I could take it in, so good on you for sticking it out!! This card is so sweet and clean. I love that you used kraft card for the base of the card, really makes the white square stand out. I think you did brilliantly with this! Oh, and I think your photos look really good too, nice and bright!

    • Hey Shona!! Thank you so much for the encouragement. I’m always up for a “challenge”. Thank you so much for reading the entire blog post. Your the only person who commented on my photos. I really appreciate it. I love the feedback, good or bad, it makes me a better person. I really want my photos to be super bright and detail but I can’t seem to get that look. I’m glad you like them.

  3. OK, I am a goof – I commented on the card you were CASEing!! Your card is also awesome – love the twine going down the middle of the rounded square and the way it divides the message from the design!! Simpy awesome – love the addition of the button!!

    • LOL, your not a goof, a couple of my coworkers did the same thing!! Your forgiven. Thank for sticking with me. At first, I was having a hard time trying to decide what to do but it came to me eventually. Your the best!!

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