February 29, 2016

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Welcome Julia!

We are so excited to welcome Julia Klein at Pieces for Happiness as a guest designer this month. She is using our February release, and made fabulous cards to share with you! Here is a little info about Julia:

My name is Julia, I am from Germany and I made the first steps with cardmaking and scrapbooking in January 2014. As a graphic designer I am most of the time in front of a screen, so I really enjoy to create something with my hands by using different materials. Especially with paper!
Crafting with paper is not only a passion for me but also a way to express myself. I love to play with details and to lose myself totally in the projects I am working on. My favorite papercrafting projects are making cards, wrapping gifts and I really like new challenges as they are the best way to develop my scrapbooking style and to evolve myself. You can make so many pretty things with a bunch of paper, some stamps and cute embellishments combined with my favorite watercolors. And the best thing about crafting is the smile that you will receive from people who got a card from you. That´s what I really appreciate!
You can really tell that Julia LOVES papercrafting and has a talent for it because these cards are so unique and 'beautiful'. We love how Julia repeatedly stamped the word beautiful from Beautiful Words and then created a focal point with the Beautiful You die. And the touch of gold with navy -LOVE!  Need we say more?

Here is another card using the beautiful blue tones, Beautiful You stamp set and  Wildflower stamp set. Her watercolor technique is perfect!
Quick! Head over to Julia's blog to read more about her creations - and be inspired constantly by her work. You'll want to follow her on Instragram too @mimizukupapeterie! P.S. You'll want to hit the translate button, unless you speak German! :)

February 26, 2016

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More Mayline!

We love these new cards by one of our guest designers, Mayline! For Mayline's bio, check out our previous blog post. We're in love with her use of our 3mm Sequin Strands backing Floral & Flutter die cuts. So simple and complex at the same time! 

Repetition of the same leafy image creates a gorgeous backdrop for these cards! For more details on these cards, check out Mayline's blog. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us, Mayline!



February 18, 2016


Welcome Mayline!

We are thrilled that Mayline Jung at Love Design and me is using our February release to showcase BEAUTIFUL projects using our products! We feel so lucky!
Her blog and her Instagram are amazing & inspiring - so you will want to follow her, for sure! 

Here is a little about Mayline:
My name is Mayline Jung. I am Korean and moved to Canada in 2008 and I am living Vancouver now. It’s one of the best places to live. I love arts, design and paper crafting, especially card making. It was by chance in 2012 that I watched a card making tutorial on YouTube. Immediately, I fell in love with the craft so I watched tutorials for an entire year and finally at the end of 2013 I decided to try to make cards. This is my short story on how my love for making cards began. Sometime I draw my own images using pencils, watercolour or acrylic paint.

Now on to the BEAUTIFUL projects she created. She used the no-line watercolor technique along with our Wildflower and Beautiful Words stamp sets. The video she did is mesmerizing. It is a MUST SEE! Head over to her blog....quick! :)


February 09, 2016


February Release is finally here!

We are very excited that it's February 9th so that we can release these 'beautiful' products! It's still snowy here in Utah, but we are ready for Spring. These products help us to feel a bit warmer and ready for the newness that Spring brings with it! We have bundled products together: Beautiful You Bundle and Floral & Flutter Bundle, however, we had a great time using all four products together.

Be sure to check out our PROMOTIONS page because we are also celebrating our 1/2 birthday with you! We can't believe it's already been six months that we've been in business. That is worth a celebration! So, head over to see what gifts we have in store for you as a way to celebrate YOU for following us & supporting our new little shop. We couldn't be happier!
February 03, 2016

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A Blog Named Hero

Here are more cards created by the talented design team for A Blog Named Hero. They used Hero Arts products, along with Concord & 9th to come up with their creations. It's been a fun collaboration to see how two different companies products can compliment each other. Head over to A Blog Named Hero blog to read details on how they came up with their projects and to see additional photo's. Great job ladies!! 

Kathy Stacy featuring Being Classy 

Linda Trace featuring Shine Brighter 

Betty Keefe featuring Tree Ring and Tree Hugs 

Michele Greenwood featuring By Your Side 

January 27, 2016


Joy is back!

Check out this new card by Joy! We love how she created an ombre behind the striped heart and how the "YOU ARE LOVED" looks like little labels from a label maker. Hop over to Joys blog Simple by Design for more specifics on how she created this beauty! If you missed our introduction post about Joy Taylor, keep scrolling to learn more about her!
Now - we know the Layers of Love die is out of stock. The response to the die was fantastic - and trust us - we have more on order and hope to receive them SOON! For now, keep gathering up all these fun ideas to try out when you get your own.



January 26, 2016

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We are sponsoring another weekly challenge over at CASology. If you are unfamiliar with this challenge, you should go check it out. It's a fun way to stretch your imagination with your card making - and have the possibility to win a prize (from us, of course)! This weeks "cue word" is:


We created our own version of the cue word this week using our Tree Hugs stamp set. We "adore" this builder set, the color combo (which works great for women & men) and that this set is a great one for Valentine's, or any day of the year really! So, head over to CASology to join the fun!

January 22, 2016


A Blog Named Hero

A few weeks back we mentioned we were doing a collaboration with A Blog Named Hero. We wanted to do an update on the fun projects that have been made....so far! Here are some pictures, along with the artists name. Be sure and hop over to A Blog Named Hero to see additional photo's, read up on how they made their cards, and what inspired them to do so! SO FUN!

JESSICA FROST-BALLAS featuring By Your Side 

ILIANA CROUSE featuring Map Love 

KRISTINA BEAGLE featuring Let's Chat 

LISA STEIN featuring Map Love 

MICHELLE LUPTON featuring Written in the Stars 

ALISHA AMANTIAD featuring Pop Art Pineapple 

Great work ladies!!!
More to come later in the month! Stay tuned....


January 22, 2016


Kay is back!...

Kay Miller is back sharing another beauty using our Layers of Love bundle and Sophisticated Script alphabet stamp set. We love the springy color combo. This card could be given year round! Jump over to her blog, My Joyful Moments, for details on how this card came about.
January 20, 2016

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Jumping for Joy...Taylor!

We are thrilled to have the talented Joy Taylor guest designing with us this month! We love her clean aesthetic. If you are not currently following her, you need to check out her beautiful blog, Simple by Design, and inspiring Instagram. Here's a little about Joy: 

I am Joy and I live in Australia, in a small country town with my partner Darryl, we live in a small cottage with a brick path, lavender either side and a garden out the front…I have loved to craft for as long as I can remember and realised that I certainly needed my own room to come and go as I please...Darryl has built me all of my furniture in my craft room and he is super talented, I love and adore my room and it is constantly in a work of progress and a busy little hub, designing cards either for design teams or for myself...I have been on many design teams and have guested for many more, always honoured and humbled when asked...I have met so many people around the world through this craft and many have become close friends, this craft is something that keeps my life sane and smiles everyday!

Joy used our Layers of Love Bundle and 3mm Blush Sequins with the card she made below and we love it! The delicately placed sequins are perfectly placed to look like blossoms around the heart wreath. Head over to Joy's blog for more details on how she created this card.

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