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New Happy Scatter Items At Last!

Hello! It’s been a long time since I uploaded some new items to my Etsy shop, Happy Scatter. The last time was May 2015! I can’t believe it’s been so long, but with starting a part time job in June plus all the volunteer work I do, I guess it’s not that surprising that my designing took a back seat for a while. I had started designing the new items ages ago but never got round to finishing them off and actually making them!

For the last month-or-so I’ve been joining in with Etsy Resolution, a bootcamp for Etsy shop owners. It’s been super inspiring and helped me to improve lots of areas of the shop like understanding SEO. It definitely helped give me a kick to get more items listed!

Here’s the new bits and pieces you can now find in the shop:

New Happy Scatter Products Release Feb 2016

Fun huh? There’s 2 die cut cards sets (the ‘See The World’ travel set and the ‘Home’ set), 3 new stencils (the ‘Ahoy There’ anchors stencil, the ‘Wood Slice’ stencil, and the ‘Edgy Chevron Arrows’ stencil), and 3 new flair buttons sets (the ‘Time To Go’ travel flair, the ‘The Sea Is Calling Me’ flair, and the ‘Just Lovely’ flair).

My favourite new item is the anchors stencil. We do live by the beach so nautical items are always good here, plus I’ve always wanted to get an anchor tattoo. I’m just not brave enough. Adding these to my projects will keep me happy in the meantime:

Ahoy There Anchors Stencil Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

The flair are all quite cute too though. I know I’m biased because I designed them! In my opinion the best one is the little shelf with cacti on. Which one do you like best?

New Flair Feb 2016 Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

I’ll be blogging some projects with these, as soon as I can squeeze in a bit of time for crafting!

One thing I should mention is that I have put the prices up on some of my items, due to an increase in manufacturing costs, and me not being very savvy about how much time things would really take to make when I started the shop. I’ve learnt that even if I’m using an electronic die cutter to cut things it still takes a lot of time to set the machine up, clean the sticky residue off stencils, package things up, on top of time spent designing things in the first place, etc, etc. I do actually want to earn a little bit of money for my time, which I’m sure you can all understand!

However I have also changed the price of postage so it will cost you LESS – it’s now a new low flat rate, so you can buy as many items from my shop as you like and the postage won’t increase per item like it used to.

I hope that all makes sense. Any questions let me know.

Thank you so much for continuing to support me and my shop – if you can’t afford to buy anything right now then a pin, tweet, re-gram or FB share of these new items would make me smile just as much!

I hope you are having a great week. It’s half term here so I’m trying to keep my little monkeys occupied during the day. They know how to keep me busy!

Jennifer x

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GUEST POST – Melissa Vining with a Happy Scatter Process Video!

It’s time for the last (but certainly not the least) of my Guest Designers that I recruited to show off some of my Happy Scatter Etsy Shop items. I had a few delays in sending the last parcel out, but Melissa Vining was very patient and now she’s here to share what she created! Read on to see her two layouts, plus a process video for one of them!

‘This Was The Day’ layout by Melissa Vining:

This Was The Day layout by Melissa Vining using Happy Scatter Etsy Shop Items

Isn’t it stunning? It’s so full of life and dimension!

Here’s a process video she made for this layout (she shares a closer look at some of the supplies too):

 I am in love with the torn-paper background inside the circle, I am definitely going to be trying that out myself!

Here’s a few detail photos…

Here you can see one of the cork stickers from the My Zone Mixed Embellishment Kit – these cork stickers are flat enough to layer up easily:

Happy Scatter My Zone Mixed Embellishment Cork Sticker

The wood veneer below is from the same set, it looks so cool coloured with mint Gelatos:

Happy Scatter My Zone Mixed Embellishment Wood Veneer

The ‘This Was The Day’ card from the Happy Scatter Look At This 3×4 Die Cut Cards set works great as a title in the middle of the page:

Happy Scatter Look At This 3x4 Diecut Card

Melissa couldn’t resist making another layout with the supplies I’d sent to her…

‘Look At This’ layout by Melissa Vining:

Look At This layout by Melissa Vining using Happy Scatter Etsy Shop Items

This is the most adorable layout. And I’m sorry Melissa, but I did think ‘look at those cheeks’ before I even read what the page was about! She is amazingly cute!

Melissa put the new flair to fantastic use. Here are some detail photos…

Happy Scatter So I Said Everyday Flair Badge

The So I Said Flair Set and the flowers from the Fresh New World Wood Veneer Set are a nice contrast in shiny & rough textures:

Happy Scatter So I Said Everyday Flair Badge

The ‘look at this’ die-cut card is bright and bold with this pink backing:

Happy Scatter Look At This 3x4 Diecut Card

What do you think? Aren’t these just beautiful and full of lovely details to look at? I think she did an amazing job! Thank you Melissa!

Here’s a reminder of where to find Melissa and more of her wonderful layouts…

Melissa Vining:

Happy Scatter Guest Designer Melissa Vining

Blog: http://yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.uk/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0W-mT33Thho-f2O3WHGCTA

Instagram: https://instagram.com/melissajanev/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/melissajanev/

Don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know what you like best about Melissa’s layouts!

I hope you have a great weekend,

Jennifer x

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New Flairs, a Stencil, & Embellies at Happy Scatter!

Hello all, this is just a quick post to let you know about the new items now in stock at my Happy Scatter Etsy Shop!

Happy Scatter May 2015 New Releases Including Flair

Here’s the links to the new items:

Watercolour Weather Flair

Arrows And Triangles Flair

Watercolour Words Flair

So I Said Flair

Frameography Stencil

My Zone Mixed Embellishement Kit

I’ve had a lot of fun designing the new flairs! Especially when I piled them all up for this photo:

New Flair at the Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

A lovely shiny pile of colour! You can expect to see some of these appearing on my projects this weekend during the Focus Your Craft & Soul event.

Speaking of which, I need to reveal the winner of the Announcement Giveaway. The winner was randomly drawn via Rafflecopter from all entries, and the winner was…

scrappyjacky!

Congratulations Jacky, I’ll get your prize sent out to you!

I hope to see lots of you here tomorrow at 4pm for the start of the event. Look out for a Happy Scatter giveaway on Sunday!

Bye for now, Jennifer x

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Guest Post – McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

Today it’s time for the next Guest Designer to share a project using items from my Happy Scatter Etsy Shop!

I’m going to let the fabulous McCall Clifford talk you through the project…

Happy Scatter!

I can’t think of a better name to describe this fun project full of lots of cute products!

Guest Post - McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

I received my package of goodies and was so impressed how cute all the packaging is and the unique variety of product.

Guest Post - McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

Since I’m not much of a scrap-booker myself I thought it’d be a great idea to create a fun bright statement piece to hang.

Guest Post - McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

I painted an 8×8 piece of wood black, a wood veneer sun yellow, and pink wood flowers a vibrant pink.

Guest Post - McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

I screwed in an eyelet for hanging on the center top.

Guest Post - McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

Now for some more fun…

Glitter!

Tassels!

More glitter!

A little pop of ribbon!

Beads!

Guest Post - McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

Ta-da!

Guest Post - McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

Definitely a perfect piece to bring a pop of color to any room.

It makes me wish it was summer already!

Guest Post - McCall Clifford with a Happy Scatter Home Decor Piece!

Happy Crafting!

Thanks McCall! Isn’t her home decor piece so fun and colourful? I adore the rainbow tassels along the base.

Here’s a reminder of where to find McCall and her other equally amazing projects…

McCall Clifford:

Happy Scatter Guest Designer McCall Clifford

Blog: http://www.whatcha-mccall-it.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mcca11/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/whatcha.mccall.it/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whatcha-McCall-it/340040596107376

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatchaMcCallitShop

Please leave a comment below to let McCall know she did a great job (you agree with me, right?!) and then go check out the links above! McCall also has another project using some Happy Scatter items on her blog right HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping be, have a great weekend!

Jennifer x

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Happy Scatter March Releases!

I’ve been adding a few new items to the Happy Scatter Etsy Shop this morning…

Happy Scatter March 2015 Releases

There’s the ‘See A Rainbow’ Stencil:

Happy Scatter 'See A Rainbow' Stencil

Which looks so pretty when you sponge through some pigment ink using an ink blending tool:

Happy Scatter 'See A Rainbow' Stencil

There’s also a new wood veneer set, called ‘Fresh New World’:

Happy Scatter Fresh New World Wood Veneer Shapes

The diamond shape can be turned into a kite by tying some ribbon or twine through the hole at the bottom!

Finally there’s a ‘Picket Fence’ Spring Paper Pieces Set. This is a selection pack of the kinds of paper embellishments I offer, as it includes three 3×4″ die-cut cards, two journaling cards, and ten pieces of ephemera:

Happy Scatter Picket Fence Spring Paper Pieces

You can see I’ve gone with a spring / Easter / gardening / outdoors theme this month – can you tell I’m ready for the ready to get warmer so we can get back outside more often?!

Which item appeals to you? Are you ready for spring now?! I’ll be back tomorrow to share a spring-themed card using these bits and pieces.

Don’t forget to ‘like’ the Happy Scatter Facebook Page if you want sneak peeks of new items!

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

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Guest Post – Terhi Koskinen with a Happy Scatter layout & Process Video

As I promised when I revealed the Guest Designers on Tuesday, I’m back today with the first Guest Designer’s project with items from my Happy Scatter Etsy Shop. Read on to see what she created and to see a process video!

Here’s the fabulous ‘Love This’ scrapbook layout by Terhi Koskinen:

GUEST POST - Terhi Koskinen with a 'Love This' Happy Scatter layout

Here’s what Terhi wanted to say about her page:

I decided to focus on the ‘Going In Circles’ stencil, but once I got my inspiration going I noticed I used all the things I got in my Guest Designer goody pack. The ‘Scattered Triangles‘ stencil is so very versatile, I’m sure it will be the one I’m using over and over again in the future. The same goes for the wood shapes and especially for the cork stickers, those are so thin and nice way to add interest to a scrapbook page! 
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I’m so glad I got a chance to guest here, the Happy Scatter products made me so Happy! Thank you Jennifer!
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The lovely Terhi also filmed a process video to show you how she put the page together, I especially loved watching how she used the stencils. You can watch below or see it on YouTube HERE.
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Ooh she makes me want to pull out my stencils and messy media and get playing!Here’s some close ups of her page. I like how she cut one of the Everyday Printed Cork Stickers in half to tuck them into her layers, and the stars from the Simply Life Wood Veneers set look gorgeous coloured with turquoise mist:

GUEST POST - Terhi Koskinen with a 'Love This' Happy Scatter layout

The cork sticker below is also from the same set, but Terhi altered it by drawing a border and adding a ‘best ever’ circle, to cover up the ‘365’ number printed on the star – showing how you can make them work for you on your project:

GUEST POST - Terhi Koskinen with a 'Love This' Happy Scatter layout

Loose threads, pretty paper layers, and flecks of mist all compliment the stenciling:

GUEST POST - Terhi Koskinen with a 'Love This' Happy Scatter layout

What do you think? Does Terhi’s page make you want to pull out your arty supplies?!

Here’s a reminder of where to find all Terhi’s other fantastic projects…

Terhi Koskinen:

Happy Scatter Guest Designer Terhi Koskinen

You can find my creations from my My Blog, tutorials from my Youtube Channel, and lots of “behind the scenes” pics from my Instagram. I’m also on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter!

Thank you so much Terhi, you did a wonderful job and I can’t wait to see what the other Guest Designers create over the next couple of months!

Have a great day,

Jennifer x

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Introducing The Guest Designers!

Hello everyone! Today I’m so excited to introduce the Guest Designers I chose from the Happy Scatter Guest Designers Call I held a while back. These girls will each take a turn over the next three months, with one project each to show off some Happy Scatter goodies.

Today I just want to share a photo and a bio of each Guest Designer, so you can get to know them and pop by their blogs to see why I picked them out of the 25 applicants I received from all over the world!

Happy Scatter Guest Designers

First up, a girl I knew from the Scrap 365 Sketch DT, where her work always inspired me to go and play with my supplies…

Terhi Koskinen

Happy Scatter Guest Designer Terhi Koskinen

Hello Happy Scatter fans!

I’m Terhi Koskinen, passionate scrapbooker and paper crafter from Finland. My creations are filled layers, straight lines, and techniques I want to try out. I can’t wait create something beautiful with Happy Scatter products, feeling excited and very grateful! You can find my creations from my My Blog, tutorials from my Youtube Channel, and lots of “behind the scenes” pics from my Instagram. I’m also on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Thank you Jennifer for the opportunity!

After checking out this next girl’s blog and social media I decided she seems like tons of fun! I want to go craft with her…

McCall Clifford

Happy Scatter Guest Designer McCall Clifford

Hi I’m McCall. I am 23 years old. I am a wife to a Mortician and a mom to 2 pups. I am working towards my art major in visual arts and minor in art therapy. I love to create, blog, take pictures, do really anything artistic and crafty. Arts are my outlet from the world. You can find me at My Blog, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and my own Etsy Shop. I’m excited for this opportunity to share my creations with you here! 

Last but not least, this girl makes me want to scrapbook like her. She seems to always manage the balance of embellishments and space perfectly…

Melissa Vining

Happy Scatter Guest Designer Melissa Vining

Hello,  I’m Melissa and I’m from Queenstown, New Zealand (home of Bungy Jumping). 

I’m married with 3 children (aged 8, 5 and nearly 1), and currently I’m a stay at home mum who works part time from home. I’ve been scrapbooking for about 6 years now, and started when my first child was 18 months old as I wanted to make a baby album for him. In 2012 I discovered the online world of scrapbooking and have never looked back. I’m predominantly a traditional scrapbooker, and I try to be creative everyday, even if it’s just 10 minutes. My favourite product is definitely the patterned paper, closely followed by ephemera and journalling cards! My style is clean and fresh with extra details, and I love to try new trends. I currently design for Lets Get Sketchy challenge blog, and Artfull Crafts, a New Zealand scrapbooking store. I’m so excited to be working with the Happy Scatter products. They are original and fun, and really suit my style. You can find me on My Blog, on My YouTube Channel, or Instagram.

What an amazing bunch of creative minds eh? I can’t wait to see all of their projects. I was so lucky with my choice of applicants, they were all amazing, so thank you to everyone who applied, you made my choice very difficult!

You won’t have to wait long to see one of these crafters in action – Terhi will be back on Thursday this week (the 26th of February) to share her creation with you all. Don’t forget to check back then!

In the meantime you can always stop by the Happy Scatter Etsy Shop or Facebook Page to see what’s going on!

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

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Happy Scatter February Releases!

I’ve listed a few new goodies in the Happy Scatter Etsy Shop this morning!

Happy Scatter Etsy Shop February 2015 Releases

There’s the new Scattered Triangles Stencil:

Scattered Triangles Stencil at the Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

Some ‘Look At This’ 3×4 Die Cut Cards for general use:

Look At This 3x4 Die Cut Cards at the Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

And something new and fun – some Everyday Printed Cork Stickers:

Everyday Printed Cork Stickers at the Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

These stickers are all hand cut or punched with a craft punch. The images are printed onto paper then I heat-transfer them individually to each sticker. It takes ages but I think it’s worth it, what do you think?

All the new items this month were designed for ordinary-life layouts and occasions – they can fit all kinds of themes and uses!

Thanks for checking them out. I’ll be back sometime next week to show you a project I made with these, and to let you know who the Guest Designers are going to be! And don’t forget to ‘like’ the Happy Scatter Facebook Page if you want to keep up with sneak peeks and news!

Have a great day,

Jennifer x

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A Card For My Valentine (using Happy Scatter items)

Sorry I’ve been absent this week. I could blame it on many things but the main reason is our current addiction to The Vampire Diaries which we have been watching on Netflix (UK)! I love Netflix but the problem with having entire seasons of shows at your fingertips is that the temptation to watch ‘just one more episode’ it too great. I think we’ve watched 10 episodes so far this week. Oops.

I managed to pull myself away briefly to make a Valentine’s card for my husband Alex, using mainly items from the Happy Scatter January Release (don’t forget about the Guest Designer Call on that post, which closes on Sunday)! Here’s the finished card:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Using a stencil and some other bits and pieces! Here’s how I put it together…

I pulled out some items I thought I might use – mostly Happy Scatter items but also some Simple Stories enamel dots and an A6 blue card blank:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I tried out a few backgrounds, including this one with the large ‘date’ journal card, and the foiled word ‘golden’:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I also tried this one, with the ‘we are good together’ tag and the ‘xoxo’ journaling card:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Before settling on the ‘I want to be with you all the time’ journaling card (from the ‘We Are Golden’ Journaling Cards pack), and the mint foiled arrow (from the ‘Hugs’ Ephemera):

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I used some repositionable adhesive spray (I use Scotch-Weld Spray Mount) to spray the back of the Geometric Hearts Stencil, and once it was tacky I pressed it onto the A6 card blank, checking the journaling card would overlap it slightly:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Then I used a sponge dauber to apply white acrylic paint through the bold heart shape:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Once the white paint was dry I placed the tyre-track type heart over the top (again using spray adhesive to make sure it stayed in place):

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

And I used some matt artist gel mixed with grey paint to spread through the pattern:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Once dry it looks very cool with the depth and texture:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I layered on the few bits that I’d already chosen to use:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Then added some extra bits, like my hubby’s name, some of my Wood Veneer Shapes, and some white thread… I twirled some into a loop:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

And held it on the card by sticking the ‘love’ ephemera circle on top (using 3D foam dots):

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I finished it off with a bit of glitter tape and some enamel dots and gems:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I hope he likes it!

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Do you make any Valentine’s cards? If yes do you turn to love-themed supplies or just use general stash?

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Jennifer x

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Happy Scatter January Releases and a Guest Designer Call!

I’ve released a few new things in the Happy Scatter Etsy Shop – a stencil, journaling cards, and some ephemera, all with a love theme.

Read on to see more about them, and for a Guest Designer Call!

I’ve recorded a quick video to show you what the new items all look like:

You can also watch it on You Tube HERE.

There’s no mention of valentine’s day on them, because we don’t celebrate it much here in the UK. But there’s lots of hearts and loving!

The Geometric Hearts Stencil can be used as a whole sheet, or you can create layered hearts by using the plain heart in the middle of the stencil for one colour / medium, and then on top of that using another colour or medium through one of the patterned hearts:

Geometric Hearts Pattern Stencil from Happy Scatter

 

The ‘We Are Golden’ Journaling Cards all have space for at least some writing, because I keep getting cut-apart sheets and then realising hardly any of them have space to write anything:

We Are Golden Journaling Cards From Happy Scatter

And the ‘Hugs’ Ephemera features these foiled pieces:

Foiled pieces from the Hugs Ephemera at Happy Scatter

And lots of other cute bits and pieces:

Hugs Ephemera from Happy Scatter

What do your think? Which would you use most of all?

I’m also having a Happy Scatter Guest Designer call! Here’s the details:

Happy Scatter Call For Guest Designers Closes 1st Feb 2015!

The call closes at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday the 1st of February. Please email me if you have any questions or want to apply. International applicants are welcome. If the next few months go well then I’ll be starting a Happy Scatter blog and looking for a regular Design Team in May!

Thanks for your support so far,

Jennifer x