3.30.2017

Decaf is for wimps! :)


Decaf is for wimps!
:)
I take mine leaded!
And preferably wrapped in a Starbucks cup!
AND, with as much running around as I've done this week,
I prefer it in a size of this pot! :)

I'm happy to share that I'm going to be starting something NEW
 on my blog starting in April!
I have been thinking/planning it over for awhile ♥
You know what they say, there's no time like the present!
I'm really excited ~  so grab your favorite cup + stay tuned!

These AI people have got to be some of the funniest stamp sets I own!
And the sentiments that Art Impressions comes up with to match ...
Seriously - I can't even - LOL!!!



Today's card is another one I made for the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog hop!
It's a fun time for big coffee fans 
... such as m'self ...
to go through the stash and use all our coffee themed stamps!







I will be catching up on blog visits by/on the weekend.
I'm restructuring my blog and getting it back on track,
as some of mah friends are missing!
I edited it, and then it wouldn't let me edit back, 
but I'm sure I've figured it out ... and just in time for April!

Cheers!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly
 
                    I'll enter this as my 2nd card to the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop



3.27.2017

Set Sail!


 Good Morning, friends ♥

Monday's are fun days on my blog!
It's the day that Kelly² are both on The Project Bin stamps blog ...
yes, that's TWO Kelly's - we're double the fun!

Today, I will don my sailor's hat and set sail :)
My card is showcasing Anchor's Away

 I fell head over heals in love with a card on SCS ~
you can see that card here!
The challenge last week on SCS was to CASE a card in our gallery
that we've favorited and I immediately thought of hers.

This is my take on it ~ 
keeping the nautical theme, stripes, design, use of colors.
  I did add some jute twine behind my image 
(kinda a signature of mine, I think!) 
and switched up the sequins for dots and added gold cardstock for flair.
I tried to incorporate at least one of the sailboat's colors in the sailor hat :)
I propped up the hat on 3D foam to give it a little more dimension.


Love, LOVE this Anchor's Away stamp set so much!

Here it is from the store front:


I know it's Monday.
the weekend is over and it's back to school, work, freeways ...
But take a little time for yourself if you can.
Close your eyes ...
 picture the vast, blue ocean,
 the white-capped waves and breath in the warm, salty air ...
where will your sailing take you?
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
~Kelly

3.26.2017

Relax, unwind!

Hi friends!

I hope your Sunday is going well ~
our day is filled to the brim but in wonderful ways ♥
   
I have another card to share with you as a Guest Designer for March
over at Dare2bArtzy. 
It's my final card and it's been a fun spot!
  Thank you Dare2BArtzy!
Today’s card is using the stamp set Flip Flops  ~
 summer is going to be here sooner than you think,
unless you live in South Florida like me and then it's always summer :)



This card has a lot of layers –
 perfect for the challenge this month: Lots of Layers.
First up, I inked the fun lemonade stamp, colored it with copic markers and blended it to give it a little ‘watery’ vibe.
There is an awesome matching die set to this stamp set – you can see that here.
I’ve fussy cut mine and added 3d foam dots to pop it up from the card.
Lastly, the sentiment is a wonderful reminder 
for all of us to take some time to unwind ♥

Thanks for your visit today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
~Kelly

3.25.2017

I need a Starbucks THIS size ..... ♥

Good Morning!

Where can I get a Starbucks cup THIS size?
If you find one, please let me know!

Recently, Whipper Snapper Designs had a 3 day spring sale/discount
and I have had a few 'wish list' items for awhile :)
And my birthday is coming up in a couple of days 
so it was the perfect time for my husband me to do a little shopping!
He was quite happy to hear he did so well chosing ...

Me:  "Honey!  Thank you for the Whipper Snapper stamps!"

Him:  "What?"

Me:  "You bought me stamps!  For my birthday!  Thanks bunches!" 

Him:  "Oh  ... I did?  .... okay. You're welcome."

See?  We're good that way! 
LOL!

Since the Coffee Lover's Spring Hop is upon us *swoon!*,
I had to ink up Colby's Caffeine and play along!

Coffee.  Stamps.  Coloring.  
What could be better!


 Here's the inside:


I'll enter this into the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, card #1!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
~Kelly




3.23.2017

Hopping down the bunny trail! ♥

Hi Peeps!


I'm hopping!  Literally!
This has been a week brimming with activities for both me and the kids ~
filled to tippy top brim of busy fun ♥
Truthfully, if I stopped hopping, 
I probably wouldn't know what to do with myself :)

 I recently found a new stamp company Stamp Annie-thing
and was thrilled they were right here in South Florida with me - YAY!
I fell instantly in love and placed an order right away - 
including a cute little Easter bunny set ... 
swoon ♥


I created this CAS card
(I know, right?  Kelly - no layers? buttons? gasp!)
and just love it!
He's super cute, standing there with his painted egg
and basket, ready for Easter!
I can't wait to ink this set up again ~
it makes me smile just that much ♥
 
Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly
 
 
 

3.20.2017

Someone I love ....

Good Morning, friends!
It's Monday - hard to believe as the weekend just flew by for us.
I think I blinked on Friday and then it was Sunday :)
Now here we are,  looking at another week ahead that is bursting at the seams!


But Monday's are fun as it's the day I post
 on the inspiration blog over at The Project Bin.
That's what I love so much about the stamp sets at TPB -
birthday cards are easy to create and cater when needed for a special occasion.

Today's card is using Born Yesterday






I know many of my cards are very biright and bold,
as bursts of color just spell cheerful to me :)
However, one of my goals this year was to use as MANY papers
 in the 6 x 6 paper stacks that I have accumlated.

I have sooooo many with loose papers or pieces left,
 so I create a lot of cards, like this one,
using the smaller pieces that are already on my desk or the 'use me!" bin :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly

3.19.2017

D2BA: Kick back .... and relax!



 Hi friends!

 Since I live in South Florida, I practically live in flip flops!
(the other half of the time, I'm probably barefoot - LOL!)

I'm thrilled to be on the blog today as a guest designer for Dare2BArtzy
for the month of March.
 Last week, I shared an arctic penguin fun card
 Today, we'll head into the sunshine for some sun 
and sand in our flip flops with this card!  
The beautiful stamp set that is featured on today's card
is called exactly that ~ Flip Flops!
 Too fun!


For today's card, I used my D2BA Totally Black premium die ink
and stamped out the sentiment in the Flip Flops #16218 stamp set 
onto heavy weight white cardstock using the MISTI.
These inks stamp crisp and perfectly every.  single.  time!
I then stamped the adirondack chair onto textured paper ~
and I didn't continually restamp it with the MISTI
in order to give it a wooden, weather look.
(please note: My deck chair here in this card is stamped with
SU! chocolate chip ink!)
Next, I ran that through my cuttlebug with a sloped, stitched die,
added some twine and buttons and brightly colored paper
to complete the beachy look.



The inside carries over the same theme as the front
with the flip flops and another sentiment in the set.
This stamp set is truly wonderful ~
and one you can use over and over again for a variety of cards!
I'm already working on more cards with this set :)

Here's a look at the Flip Flops stamps set and dies:


 
I hope today you can kick back ... and relax! 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly