3.22.2011

Kind hearts are the garden ......



Hey Hey!  Longfellow, anyone? :)   I love, love English + American Lit ~ I took those classes as electives in school/undergrad college when my friends were busy with pompoms and boyfriends :)  {yes, we're all still friends, and my nose is still buried in a book all the time!} :)  I thought this small quote would be a perfect addition to my flower card that I put together for this Wednesday's FBD Challenge! 

My card for you today is using Fresh Brewed Designs Flower Mug!  It's so fresh and fun, I couldn't wait to make a vibrant card to bring in the beauty of spring :)   You can find sooo many digis available here in the store - so many of them are less than a cup of coffee!  And the challenge this week?  Use 2 or more embellishments - I went with ribbon, brads, buttons!  The small flower on the coffee card is paper pieced to match, and I propped it up using 3D dots. 





I decorated the inside as well, keeping the theme of the dsp + flowers ..
the inside poem reads:

"Kind hearts are the gardens;
 kind thoughts are the roots;
 kind words are the flowers;
 kind deeds are the fruits."


Blessings to you!
~Kelly

Card deets:  GKD Sweet Corn, Dusty Durango by SU: inside - Joann's white paper; dsp = Basic Grey Origins; Image - Fresh Brewed Designs; cuttlebug, nesties, BG button, SU seam binding in cream; brads; glue, 3d dots, marker

Entered into these challenges: 
Amber's Crafts - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something sweet!
Scrap Creations - Welcome Spring!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly,lovely bright card,fab papers and image.
    Hugs Sue

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  2. This card is great inside and out! Perfect sentiment for the image.

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  3. now that is one goregous card LOL, it's fantastic all bright and cheery!

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  4. Love this card and the paper you used for the image, it is just perfect, great paper piecing! It really brings a smile to my face. I hope you are doing better, you are the super woman, to handle everything you are going through and still smile and have your humor, standing O for Miss Kelly...., well Lucky is wagging. :)

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  5. Lovely DP and wonderful card, Kelly. I like the paper pieced cup !!

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  6. Now that's beautiful inside and out! Stunning work my friend!

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  7. A woman after my own heart! (I was an English Lit major)
    Beautiful card, Kelly, inside and out! I really love the paper piecing; such a great idea for showcasing this image! HUGS

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  8. Very nice Kelly, love the layers, texture and colours, gives great dimension. Great flow to this from outside to in with your verse. I love it!!

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  9. lovely card-love the sentiment too!!! Perfect!

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  10. This is so pretty!

    You know, you've inspired me to finish some of the INSIDES of my cards (by putting me to total shame in that department...heehee).

    Hope you're feeling better today!

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  11. Eeeeek... this card is just perfect in every way!! The pretty, warm colors PP, to those layers, to that darling and oh yes, scrumptious cup of java, to that beautiful and so true and so you verses inside... sorry for the run-on sentence... but I'm really enjoying this one! It's on my list as one of the fav. from you. :o)

    oh yes, I hear ya sista.. I actually caught the trailer of Water for Elephant while in Hong Kong and it looks promising... R.P. looks darn good next to Reese W.

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  12. Lovely card and I LOVE that you included such a sweet verse inside. X

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  13. Fun card! Love the bright colors and the great saying!

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  14. So thought provoking!
    I just can't stop looking at this card... everything about it fascinates me!
    Stacie

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  15. A lovely bright spring card, and I so adore paper piecing, not done one for a while and it's making my scissor fingers itch lol. Lovely sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Die cut challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

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  16. A gorgeous card, I love the sentiment.Thanks for sharing with us at Cyda.xxx

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  17. This card is beautiful. That floral background paper is GORGEY!!

    Super job!

    Thanks for joining Challenge #2 at Amber's Crafts & Stuff!


    *~* April *~*

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  18. What a great card. The inside is as pretty as the outside. I love the inside sentiment.

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  19. Very pretty.I love the browns yellow and green together.

    Thanks for participating in Challenge # 2 at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday for Challenge #3!

    ~*~Amber~*~
    www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

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  20. What a pretty card! I love the spring-like colors.

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  21. soooooooooooooooo pretty and full of fun! love the sentiment!

    thank you soooooooooo much for your thoughts and prayers. they are working wonders!

    hugs :)

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  22. I really love this too! The papers are so pretty and gives such a vibrant feel to your card. The inside is done just as beautiful as the outside.

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  23. This is BEAUTIFUL Kelly! I love that you showcased one of the FBD Freebies on the blog. I love the ribbon and the soft spring colors.

    I love ya girly!!!

    HUGS And SMILES

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  24. Great card, love the Sentiment!So darn swee! Thanks for playing at My Grafico!
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  25. What a fantastic card! I just love the verse you've chosen to include. It's a wonderful fit with the card. I love the way the steam escapes from the scalloped mat, too.

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  26. Really love your card!

    Thanks for participating in Challenge # 2 at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday for Challenge #3!

    ~*~Linette~*~
    www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

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  27. Beautiful card, and sentiments, along with that pretty paper pieced flower make this another favorite in my book! LOVE IT!!

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