Do More of What Makes You Happy

PP228 happy life

Time to get HAPPY!  Right?  Enough whining about the cold! 🙂  I’ve made the turn and thank so many of you for your support and great tips.

And it is Friday!

What’s making you happy today?

A while back I wrote my Top 25 List of Things that Make me Happy – and those are still tops and all still apply, but today in particular, let’s see….  What is making me happy today?

  • A good hot flash to take the chill off  (just thought I’d throw that in there, because my guys say it is all I ever talk about – – – AND it makes them crAAAAzy!)
  • Spoonfuls of molasses with black pepper, warm salt gargles, steam vapor, hot team with honey, lime jello (and all the other tips and home remedies you all supplied over the past few days… I tried ’em all!)
  • Hearing a “ding” on my iPhone that means I’m getting a note from one of you!
  • Mars Pizza delivery (it’s our Friday dinner tradition)
  • Movie night – will I get to pick – and will I stay awake?
  • The gift of another day – to be happy – and maybe make a few others happy too!
Marguerite's Mom's Cure for a Cough - spoonful of molasses covered in black pepper

Marguerite’s Mom’s Cure for a Cough: A spoonful of molasses covered in black pepper

I really enjoyed making this card for The Paper Players Challenge this week PP#228 (and just in the nick of time!).

While on the couch this week, I caught a great video tutorial for this watercolor technique by Kristen Werner.

I love how clean and simple it is – a technique I strive to excel at that I often struggle with.

The challenge this week is to make a card where the sentiment is the focal point and to keep it clean and simple.


I used the Stampinup Happy Life Stamp set, watercolor paper, some Tim Holtz Distress Inks and assorted sequins for this card.

pp228 happy life flat

So as I am writing this post, a song is running through my head and making me smile.  Music is so remarkable like that – right?  Almost everything reminds me of a song.  Can anyone relate?  So who remembers this one? Kinda silly, but hey – c’mon get happy! 🙂

Who’s wigglin’ with me?  🙂

Cheers & Hugs,

25 thoughts on “Do More of What Makes You Happy

    • Thanks, Laura – you know it is one of my faves too, but everybody likes something different. Like you were saying with your cartoon and lifelike drawing – clean and simple is harder for me than complex and fancy. I struggle with limiting just the right amount of simpleness that is also beautiful. I want to work more on that so appreciate your compliment 🙂

      And 52 is plenty old enough for hot flashes – but thank you for that sweet compliment too!!!

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  1. Soooooo glad you’re staring to feel better! 🙂
    I do love the blended water colors on your card with the beautiful sentiment!!!!
    Love the Partridge Family…buuuutttt when you said “happy”…well now I’m happy “like a room without a roof” (which my husband just doesn’t understand these lyrics!),now I’ll be sing this song all day, “Happy” by Pharrell!!!!
    Have a great TGIF my friend!
    Char ❤

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  2. Jodi, you always make me smile! I love all your posts and this one is no exception! This card is gorgeous! WOW! Love the watercoloring! Beautiful colors and perfect sentiment!
    The molasses/black pepper is a new cure for me! I will remember that! Hope you feel better soon!
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  3. I am so glad you are feeling better! I have a question. Did the molasses and pepper work? (I had never heard of this cure). I love this card Jodi! It is awesome. The green watercolor looks like leaves and with the white writing on top with the sequins, it is just beautiful! Hope you continue feeling better and better! ((Hugs!!)) xo

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  4. I love your watercolouring behind the sentiment Jodi – and once again your post made me smile 🙂 Hope the molasses and pepper cure worked and that you are feeling better soon. Thanks for joining us for our CAS Sentiment Challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  5. LOVE the card…those colors make ME HAPPY! BTW, I thought the cold remedy was quite interesting. My mom had an “anti-flu preparation” recipe….warm water, vinegar and cayenne pepper. DISGUSTING. I am not sure if it helped or not, maybe we got better just so we didn’t have to ingest any more of that stuff! I’ll have to try yours!! And thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

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  6. Your card is a stunner, such a great combo of colours! Love your happy post too, and here we are sitting in a heat wave, although it’s cooled off a little now we literally had ‘inches’ of tropical rain yesterday.

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  7. Love the card and especially love that you are turning the corner with your cold!! Oh yes I remember the music of the Partridge Family and I remember ooohing over David Cassidy 🙂 Keep getting better and have a Great week-end friend 🙂

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