2.21.2017

3M: We're like a small gang!



Happy .......... Tuesday!

Oh I was a mess this morning ~ 
doing all the "Monday" things
 and not remembering that it's ..... Tuesday!
  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Whenever there is a day off,
it throws me off schedule.
 Speaking of off schedule
I'm finally getting my January 3M card posted!
Truth be told, it's been done ...
But due to new stamp releases, DT work, a lost then found moment, etc,
it took a small hiatus.
So ... here we are!


In case you are a new reader of my blog,
the 3Musketeers is Jeanette, Barb and myself ~
fast and forever friends that met in a crafty group on splitcoaststampers!
The 3M is a group that Jeanette thought up and invited me to join
and I'm so grateful for that!
We take turns sending a stamped image and we all have to create cards
with our own supplies based on the image sent.
For Jeanette's month, this is the image she sent:
Stampinbella's The Stuffie Gang. 
She asked us to create a card with the image and matching sentiment,
which I've added to the inside of my card.
The image is a bit large for a standard A2 size card.
I overestimated how much 'white space' I left on the card
so I added a little more grass with some markers and blender pens
and a good 'ol Sharpie point marker.
You can see what Jeanette's looks like and Barb's looks like 
because, after all, we're like a really small gang! :)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
~Kelly

2.20.2017

Mondays with The Project Bin ~ Nat'l Love Your Pet Day!


Hi friends!

Yay!  It's Monday!
That's the day I post on the inspiration blog at The Project Bin stamps
It's also a holiday and if you were lucky enough to score the day off of work, woohoo!

In addition to today being President's Day, today is also
National Love Your Pet Day!

How.  sweet.  is.  that!




We love, love, LOVE our pets here in our home!
We have two high maintenance fun and crazy doggies
 that keep me on my toes ~ literally!
 (and a bunny and an amazon macaw) ♥

Today's card is using three different stamp sets, 
all on one card!




I've used the dog stamp and die cut from Kinda Pawsome,
stamped directly onto the designer paper,
followed by the kitty and die from Feline Good.
I cut a circular pattern in the cardstock
 and placed a peice of Puppy Love dsp by Doodlebug behind it.
Lastly, the sentiment is from the In My heart set
and the bubble die is from Riley and Company stamps.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment:


 You can find all three of the stamp/die sets used on this card
here in The Project Bin's store!

I hope you get lots of hugs and slurps from your pets today ♥

As for me, now that I'm better and back up and walking, 
mine will have me sprinting around the block! LOL!

Before I go - take a peek at The Project Bin's sale!
The One Year Anniversary Sale on February 23rd!
 
 

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly 

2.18.2017

DDD: You're Unforgettable ♥


Hi friends!

I'm a few days late with my Dueling Darlings post
as the flu invaded my house!
In the 23 years we've lived here, 
I think this is the worst we've ever experienced :(
 Not only did we spend Valentine's Day alternatively sick,
but I spent the next few days running from room to room,
tending to all the infirmed.
 I kept waving the white flag of surrender,
but the flu was winning, hand's down! 
Today's card is from a card kit sent to the Divas from our hostess, Suzy!
The Dazzlers hostess this month was Deb, 
and they chose a theme of Valentines ♥

This is the card I made using the card kit:


 The inside is a bit plain ~  
added the hearts from the kit as the sentiment is already on the front :)
 

What I love so much about the DDD card kit duel
is how we take the same image, same papers and embellishments,
and create such uniquely different kits!
While my amazingly talented DDD Divas and Dazzlers
have created gorgeous kits, too ~
you can find their cards by peeking at the SCS gallery or thread
(until I add my links and sidebar notes back on) :)

Thank you for those that prayed for our family during flu-ageddon!
It means the world to us
and it's good to be standing back on our feet again.

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly
 

2.14.2017

Riley and Company - May your troubles .....



 

Happy Valentine's Day, friends!!

 

Wishing you a day filled with love and friendship ~
both of which I share with you today ♥

It's also the day Riley and Company has their weekly Card Bonanza -
some cards showcasing stamps in the store and some cards showcasing new stamps.
I chose to do the later and am bringing you another watercolor based card



Be sure to stop on over to the Riley and Company blog and see all the wonderful 
card inspirations that the DT has to see!

I wish you blessings on this day of love
and hope whatever it is you have planned, it includes smiles and hugs!
And maybe some chocolates, too ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly





2.13.2017

Mondays with The Project Bin ~ Everybody ♥


Hi friends!



I LOVE Mondays!
It's the day that I post on the inspiration blog 
for Kelly² Monday! :)

Today's card is using the Everybody stamp from the Bazinga stamp set.
This saying is so sweet,
and a great reminder in this uncertain time in our country.
Most days, I just don't even look at the news or social media.

 Andy Warhol stated it wonderfully:
"I think
everybody
should like
  everybody." 

Love. that. saying!

Tomorrow is a day we show our love and affection and friendship.
But you can start today :)
Wherever you might be,
whomever you are with, and
whatever you might be doing ....
do it with kindness!

Love everybody ♥

Here is my card today



Denise, the owner and designer of The Project Bin stamps,
has a wonderful knack for creating stamps using inspirational quotes,
like this one!  

Stop by the store to see this stamp set and more.
If you click on the stamp set, it will take you to a gallery where you can see what the stamp set looks like on different card styles and inspirations!
You can also find us on Pinterest, Facebook and IG.

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly
 

2.10.2017

Go fly a kite! ♥


YAY - it's Friday!

We made it through the week, friends!
For us, the weekend is as massively crazy busy as this week has been ~
but sometimes weekends are like that :)

Wednesday was National Kite Day ♥

I just smiled when I heard that as it brings back wonderfully happy memories.
My dad would make homemade kites with my brother and I 
out of tree branches that had fallen in our yard
and sheets of newspaper and twine.
We'd clap and squeal and get so excited to see them lift off the ground.
In hindsight, I'm sure they didn't really fly that well but in my head,
I remember them reaching the moon!
  


Here is the inside - plain but ready for the message :)

 

The next time I use this stamp, I think I'll make Charlie Brown's
 kite out of newsprint, too :)
I'm going to send it to my brother - now in Germany -
and see if he picks up the kite flying adventure memories, too ;)

Wishing you a fabulous weekend,
whatever it is you are out there doing!

Big hugs, bigger blessings
~Kelly

2.09.2017

3 Musketeers - It's Cupig! ♥


Good Morning, friends!

It's almost Valentine's Day,
and Cupig here is already ready with his bow and arrow ♥
And that's not a typo!
it's Cupig, the pig who's playing cupid!
My card today features this adorable image 
and it's this month's feature image for the 3M (3 Musketeers).
3M = Jeanette (group creator), Barb and I ...
taking turns each month sending out a stamped image
and creating a card from supplies in our own stash.
Barb is our hostess this month
 and she is THE QUEEN of Whipper Snapper stamps!
She has an extensive collection of these cuties 
and I lovingly call them her 'signature' stamp :)
Always fun to color one up!
 Here's my take:




My card is pretty simple  ~
pink card stock and pieces of dsp that were in a scrap basket.
I've colored Cupig with my prismacolor markers,
added some glitter to his wings and this was finished √
I will have to re-photograph this later today ~
my memory card stopped working - retiring itself :(
I'm currently using my iphone for pictures and eh - not too groovy!
But you can hop over to Jeanette and Barb's blogs
to see what they made with this identical image!
And guess what's coming up soon:  January's 3M! 
 (what?  After February?)
Yes! ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly