Monday with Megan: Happy Little Clouds

Monday with Megan: Happy Little Clouds

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Awe, Bob Ross. You magnificent man, you. I used to spend hours (or what seemed like hours, at least) watching painter Bob Ross work his magic on my local PBS station. I loved how effortlessly he’d turn a blank canvas into a true work of art. More than that, I loved how he referred to his scenery as “happy little [FILL IN THE BLANK].” Today, in honor of Mr. Ross’ brilliance, we’re going to celebrate Happy Little [Clouds]! The April Showers my be behind us (or not, in Utah’s case), but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this fluffy trend that has floated on the scene.


Keep yourself warm on the chilly springtime days with this assortment of cloud clothing—a little something for everybody.

Cloud Shirt Guy

This guy certain appears to be on cloud nine in this ensemble.


Cloud Skirt Baby by Hazelbee Baby

Is there anything cuter than chubby baby legs sporting this chubby cloud skirt? I think not.


Cloud Shirt by DeWanda

Cloud around… Crowd around; this is one cloud shirt AND matching lamp you won’t want to miss.


Unicorn Cloud Shirts by 1991Inc.

Look! It’s a unicorn! I could lie on the grass and stare up into this shirt all day.


Cloud Hangers by Tea Pea New Zealand

What better place to keep all of your cool cloud clothing than these fluffy hangers?



Make these clouds at home in your soft surroundings.

Cloud Knit Pillow by Kokoko Shop

Gray skies will absolutely clear up with this happy face!

Cloud Bookshelf by Fancy

Books tend to let our imaginations soar, so it only makes sense we store them (or at least a few of our favs) up in the wild blue yonder.


Cloud Felt Bookmark by Willowfolk

Mark the pages of those cloud-sitting books with this bitty cloud page keeper. So fun!


Cloud Cups by Atelier Polkadot Ceramics

Warm up on a rainy day with a cup of cocoa.


Cloud Coasters by Pygmy Cloud

Don’t forget to a place to rest that cloud cup of yours. Like these classic coasters by Pygmy Cloud.



The creativity clouds have rolled in. Just look at what some of your fellow crafters have created with clouds lately.

Cloud Mobile by Stomping Ground

Clouds AND poms?! Sweet dreams would definitely find their way to you with this cutie hanging above your bed!


Cloud Card by Dahlia Memories

Chunyuan is one clever girl! She assembled clouds from hearts! I must try this sometime soon.


Cloud Hoop Art by Checkout Girl

Two hoops to form one piece of art? Love it! And the rain clouds are a perfect reason to take this multi-hoop approach.


Cloud Door Mat by Gingered Things

This awesome blog isn’t written in English, but the visuals are so strong you won’t need words to get the gist. Here’s a how-to for creating your own stomping cloud.


Cloud Wall by Handmade Charlotte

Keeping your head in the clouds can be a good thing. Especially if it means resting next to this cool, stenciled wall.



Inspired to make a few cloud creations of your own? Me too! Here are a few supplies to get us started.

Cloud Stamp by DeWanda

I just L-O-V-E this stamp. It would certainly bring me some crafty sunshine when the creative clouds roll in.


Hello Sunshine Collection and Spring Showers Dies by Lawn Fawn

The silver lining is easy to see with this bright and happy assortment!







Springtime Collection by Doodlebug

Always a burst of sunshine, Doodlebug makes even the cloudiest of skies smile.





Fresh Air Simple Set by Simple Stories

Just because there’s a cloud in the sky doesn’t mean you can’t go outside and breathe in the fresh air. Or breathe in this adorable paper by the same name for an equally inspiring result.






Studio 490 Rainy Day Stencil by Stampers Anonymous

Rainy days and Mondays will never get you down if you spend your time designing with this sweet stencil.


Cloud Washi Tape and Wood Veneer by Freckled Fawn

What would any good trend be without washi tape and wood examples? Love the fluff happening here!



(pssst…these wood shapes were featured in the 3 Designer Challenge in the recent spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today! Click HERE to see the article.)

Our Travels by Adrienne Looman for Webster’s Pages




Mon Ami by Kelly Purkey for BasicGrey

Mon ami, Kelly, has created some cutie clouds in her first collection with BasicGrey. I think the layering of the different patterns within the clouds is top notch!




Cloudy Conclusion

Here’s a look at my own cloud contributions—a scrapbook page I created a while back, featuring layered clouds I created using the Fiskars handheld cloud punch.


A Bob Bye-bye

Well, there ya have it, folks. A post that would certainly make Mr. Bob Ross happy. In the spirit of this passionate painter, I thought I’d leave you with a cool Bob Ross flick I found on the YouTubes this morning. I just love his message. “This is your world. You’re the creator. . . Believe that you can do it.” Quite uplifting and… well, happy! Enjoy!


Rain or shine, I hope you have a fabulous week!


~  Megan Hoeppner



  1. Jennifer Scull May 12, 2014 at 11:10 am

    love this! thank you for sharing, not only the trip down memory lane from watching his art show, but all of the great products. 🙂

  2. SusanDR May 12, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I love all these products! And I remember watching Bob Ross with my oldest when he was younger. He was mesmerized by Bob. “It’s your world” is spoken almost daily in my house. My 16 year old found this video recently and it is great. Thanks for the memories and for sharing!

  3. Amber M. May 12, 2014 at 11:27 am

    You always find the coolest trends – love it!!! You make clouds a happy thing 🙂

  4. Val May 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Nice little clouds…. But no rain! Please!!!!!

  5. Rhonda Strickland May 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    thanks for this happy little blog today. :o)

  6. Dorina D May 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I remember watching Bob Ross with my dad. Never could painht worth a darn. Love all the “Clouds” thanks for sharing the fun.

  7. Janet Zeppa May 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Love all the different cloud products and items!

  8. Jennifer Reynard May 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Incredible ideas with for the clouds!!

  9. Shirl Boughner May 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I too remember watching Bob Ross and taking painting classes from someone who studied with him and did my own paintings. Still have my paint set up in my cupboard. Loving all the clouds I see and especially the wooden ones.

  10. barbara macaskill May 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I loved watching Bob Ross! I too, could spend hours watching him and was always dreaming that I could paint like him!
    LOVE all these clouds especially the wood pieces!! TFS!

  11. Ruth G May 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Fun post! I adore the cloud trend! Even though clouds can bring rain and sometimes severe conditions I really do feel that they are really happy! Thanks so much for all you’ve shared! I need to check to see if the clouds are bringing anything to our neighborhood today!

  12. jean marmo May 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    These clouds just make me smile!!

  13. Patricia B May 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I love clouds!! Thank you for making me smile!!

  14. Carol Jones May 13, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Great cloud products! Thanks!

  15. Bette May 13, 2014 at 4:46 am

    You’re blog is outstanding, putting all those clouds together. Thank you!

  16. TracyM #6773 May 13, 2014 at 5:37 am

    THANK YOU for sharing your Happy Little Clouds Megan – it was FUN 🙂
    … I confess that I LOVE looking to the sky in wonder at the beauty I can see and the wonders I can imagine!!!
    LOVE Chunyuan’s Cloud Card – I will definitely be putting my heart punches to work!!!

  17. jessica May 13, 2014 at 6:28 am

    awesome collection of baby clothes
    baby designer clothes

  18. Hazel Brown May 14, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Lovely cloudy makes, love clouds but not in the sky, ha ha! x

  19. Julie Pike May 14, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for sharing this Megan. A friend and I often refer to “happy little” somethings all the time. We both have and still are captivated by his paintings. You made my morning as I read this. BTW…… loving the Fresh Air papers by Simple Stories!

  20. Silvia Diaz May 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Thanks Megan now I want everything you posted.

  21. snazzy jj May 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for all the smiles.

  22. donna rawbone May 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

    An awesome display. The products are fantastic!

  23. marylouh May 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.
    I never took a class with Bob but I religiously watched his program on PBS every week. His son started teaching and I did take a class with him. that painting is hanging in the living room.

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