7.01.2010

*Aloha!* Friendship is the Sweetest Flower :)



Isn't it though?! Life is such a blessing and through all of lifes ups and downs, the trials and all the unknowns, I've found that my sweet friends have really been much of what keeps me grounded, and keeps me going!


Of all the travels dh and I have taken, Hawaii was definitely one of our favorite trips - and the pictures of the flowers are still fresh in my mind :) I'm also blessed to have one of the most beautiful hibiscus plants growing in my garden, planted as a memorial tree for my dad. It's grown from 12" tall to over 7' now and the blooms are so beautiful and fragrant! And what an inspiration for making this card!

I was aiming for a postcard look using The Sweetest Flower ~ I really wanted this gorgeous digi image to stand alone when out of it's card - I think this is a Criss-Cross fold (been awhile since I made one of these!) and used my Green at Heart Basic Grey papers.





Mahalo for stopping by today! And dont' forget to head over to the CDAC and check out the all-day long Luau going on!

And, for an added bonus, for the month of July only, Deedee is offering a limited-edition, gift-with-purchase digi! How cool is that!
Place any one order of $15 or more, and receive this "sand-sational" teddy for free! He's only available for this month, and then he'll go into "hibernation," so be sure to get him while you can!

Isn't he cute!!

~Kelly

Card deets: Stamping Up Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Watercolor paper
dsp - Basic Grey: Green at Heart
Digital Images: Deedee's Digis
Kaiser bling, Prismacolor markers, trimmer, Tombo, Nesties, CB

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Kelly!! Love your coloring! TFS

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  2. Gorgeous card! I love the coloring, and the layout. Beautiful!

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  3. What BEAUTIFUL coloring! I love this card, and you are right, it could stand alone!

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  4. Hawaii is a fav place of mine as well! I love the pretty card you've made here - love the criss cross! Those colors are just gorgeous!

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  5. Fantastic card! The colors are so vibrant and summery!!

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  6. Wow this is so pretty and the coloring is amazing.

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  7. Beautiful card Kelly! You are right...friends do get us through! What blessings in life!!

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  8. This is just so beautifully done! I love how pretty the flowers look. This is such a great idea and the sentiment is perfect with all the great paper and colors!!!

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  9. Beautiful card - and oh so true.

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  10. This is gorgeous - with a lovely sentiment. Well done!

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  11. This is so lovely, Kelly! Such vibrant, summer colors, and it's really neat how the greeting is on the "envelope." Beautiful card! AND, I'm SO EXCITED to be able to leave you some love finally -- woo-hoo for working links again! Hugs, Deedee

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  12. Hawaii sounds like a heavenly place-i´ve never been there ! I like the summer colors and your coloring. Lovely image-beautiful card ! Hugs

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  13. Gorgeous card. Lovely image, great papers.
    I wish you very nice weekend!

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  14. What a GORGEOUS card Kelly! Love the paper you used on the criss cross and the color of the hibiscus is beautiful! Aren't we so lucky that they grow here in Florida! Of all of trips we have taken, Hawaii is probably our most memorable one too, not only for the flowers but the pineapple too. There is nothing better than the taste of a REAL Hawaiian pineapple!Have a great 4th of July!

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  15. BEEEEEAUTIFUL!!! It's so bright and cheerful (like you!) and I love that fold!! Have a wonderful weekend, Sweetie!

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  16. Aweseome dear Kelly.... your coloring is fabulous, love that paper... Great work ... Tomorrow! 4pm-(germany time) GERMANY!!!!!!!!!!
    v Argentinia..... Crossing fingers... PLEASE!

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  17. A beautiful pocket card... the colours are wonderful!

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  18. Oh, Kelly! This is awesome! Lovely flowers... beautifully colored! Amazing card!!!

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  19. How pretty! I love those colors!

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  20. This card is magnificent!!! Your coloring of the flowers is absolutely amazing!!! So beautiful!

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  21. amazing Kells!!!!

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