3.10.2011

Something about the beach ....



Happy Afternoon, blogging friends :)  I have missed visiting you all and seeing your blog creations, and really missed creating anything here, too!  My crafting is currently on hiatus until I can figure out so many things  and appreciate your prayers, for those that know what I'm talking about :)  Your texts and prayers and thoughtful words have meant the world to me and I know that above all things, I'm truly blessed to know you all! 

My post is short and sweet, and my card even simplier.   This month for the S.O.T.C, our uber sweet hostess was Barb (if you swap on SCS, then you surely know Barb!)  She asked us to create a card this month using the theme "love" and to incorporate what we love onto our cards.   My first intent was to make a card showing my first and strongest love - my love for our Savior.  But since I made one 2 months ago using that theme, I had to think of something else in my many loves :)  So I went with the ocean - a place my heart is always happy and I love to be at and blessed to be so close to!  I love being outdoors, and there is something about sitting under the beautiful palm trees here in Miami on a warm day, the tropical breeze blowing and the smell of the salt in the air drifting off the waves.  Especially if I have a good book! LOVE IT!! 


 
Digging out a very old SU! stamp set and happy to do so, I used "warm" colored cardstocks to accentuate the warm sunny theme I was aiming for.  My card is simple and no fuss ;)  At least in the midst of winter weather, snow and storms, a little sunshine will be arriving for someone!  ;)

Love and hugs!
Blessings,
Kelly



23 comments:

  1. LOVE this one! So pretty....and very peaceful looking.
    Lynn

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  2. absolutely breath taking!!!!

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  3. i love this image. someone once RAKed me with it and i just love it. this is gorgeous!

    keeping you in my prayers.

    hugs :)

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  4. Not sure I'm in the "know" but will pray for good things! Your card is gorgeous, as always. Love the orange and green tones. Very soothing, yet cheerful.

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  5. So pretty! Would be awesome to live near the ocean!

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  6. This is so pretty, love the image and the colors you chose. The DP is so perfect for Fl. Prayers that everything gets settled down soon, you deserve some calm in your life.

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  7. So fun to see such a sunny card, and so glad that you were able to grab some time to think about the things you love and make something that showcases one of your joys in life. Praying much for you, sweetie!

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  8. This is so pretty, wonderful colors.

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  9. Kelly, this is very beautiful. I would be so happy if i live near the ocean. You lucky girl !!

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  10. this is so pretty girl, I love the soft colors...HUGS und schoenes Wochenende!

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  11. I'm loving the colors of this card Kelly. All citrusy and summery. Great card and thanks for sharing.

    Toodles
    Erika

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  12. Kelly, this is stunning! That stamp set has always reminded me of Florida for some reason. Beautiful mix of colors to compliment the image, too. I don't know what is going on but I wanted to let you know I am thinking about you and sending you a big hug. :)

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  13. Beautiful, Kelly. Great colors, makes me happy to see the tropical beach.

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  14. quite a beautiful palmy-Miami card Kells! I love the colors you used,so cheerful and bright...if I close my eyes I can imagine the palm leaves swaying in the breeze....*I am thinking of you sweets...stay strong, this too shall pass...He is holding your hands.....*Hugs*

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  15. Your card turned out great. I love that image. You worked it well. Have a good day!

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  16. love this card Kels--and it is awesome in real life. So glad I can call you a friend.................

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  17. Wowzers Kelly...this is amazing. You go girl...I have that dsp and have never used it...wow you have really done it justice...great job...♥♥♥

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  18. Oooh... this card just has tropical written all over it! makes me think of summer time...I'm loving the clean and simple design yet it's so effective in so many ways. That palm tree image is beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful card! The DP is a perfect match for your image! Great colors. I wanna come live by the beach!

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  20. Although I don't know what you are facing, I know The One who does and am praying for you.
    Your card is wonderful! Our temperature is one degree above the freezing mark today and it feels like heaven!! Enjoy the beach and palms for me.

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  21. Awww, Kelly! This is beautiful!! Such a wonderful tribute to your love of the beach. I have to tell you that when I was in California I saw the first palm trees I've ever seen in my life, and I was fascinated! The day I spent on the beach was complete heaven, and oh, to be able to do that on a regular basis would be wonderful! I understand your love for these things, and this land locked gal will be so happy to experience it all again someday!! Thanks for a beautiful card, and sharing one of your loves!

    Love ya,
    Lorie

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  22. ooooo, what I wouldn't give to be sitting under that palm tree right now! Love this card!

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