5.17.2011

Red, white and blue and a thank you! :)

  
Did you all see Willy Wonka funeral on Glee?   I told my daughters as I was teary eyed through that, too, that it's the funeral I want to have :)  It was sad, but precious at the same time.  Thank you bunches for the sweet words of comfort and peace - today is a better day and the only one shedding tears was me .... thankfully, the kids are better (aren't they always!)   I have to remind myself to celebrate the joy Brandy brought us, cherish the memories and and enjoy the remembrances ~  x0x0x0!

I tell you, this week at Fresh Brewed Designs, the uber fabulous Heather challenged us to use the color scheme of red, white and blue!  For some reason, I struggle with this color combo as much as I do black and white.  But I am lovin' this card - it came out rather cute, especially using this adorable Elvis digi that was gifted to the designers for the Beach Bash we had - Heather is incredibly generous!  Isn't he DELISH!  Lil Elvis is a delight as he's 1. making a sandcastle just for my blog!  Woot, woot! :) and 2.  so much fun to color and design with!   I paper pieced his lil swim trunks with the same dsp that I made the card with - slight deviation from the red, white and blue with a smidgen of green but it was in the same paper pack of Crate Paper - LOL!  It all came together so I knew I would never use it again and needed that wee 3rd piece of dsp ..........  that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! *huge goofy grin!*





I also decorated the inside - one of my favorite parts of cardmaking! - and found this wonderful sandcastle poem on literary site that I sometimes browse.  It fit, so I added it to lil Elvis and his fabulous sandcastle self :)   This card has layers on top of layers and between the heavy GKD cardstock and the heavy Crate Paper, it weighs a ton but it was fun to make and I'm actually happy with the end result :) 


Big hugs to you all!  I hope you can visit the challenge blog this week - show us whatcha got!
Bring on the red white and blue and we'll be by to visit you!  (woot, a rhyme - I'm on a roll!!)
*wink!*

You can find the challenge blog HERE!
You can find sweet lil baby Elvis HERE along with many of his friends and more!

  Blessings!


Card deets:  GKD Pure Poppy; PTI white; Bashful Blue by SU!; crate paper DSP; Fresh Brewed Designs - Baby Elvis; prismacolor markers; cuttlebug, nesties; 3d dots; American crafts buttons; SU twine; SU stitched ribbon; Tombo

27 comments:

  1. Yippee, we both used baby Elvis!!! LOL he is soooo cute! Your card is fantastic inside and out! I love all the layers and the fun dp you used! ADORABLE!!!

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  2. Kelly, Heather must have been thinking of you when she drew this sweet image. Elvis with his sandcastle is so cute!! I think you pretty much ROCKED this red white and blue challenge and then some, and have I told you lately that I LOVE the way you take such time and care with the inside of your cards? Well, I DO!! I love those paper pieced swim trunks, too!

    Love and hugs to you, my friend!
    Lorie

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  3. WOWZERS, this is incredible!!!! So bright and fun, love all the layers and that cut image is to die for!!!!

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  4. This is such a fun, fun card!!! He is building that sandcastle just for you :) Love all the fun layers and colors you used. The button is just perfect for that little, Elvis. Glad to hear the kids are doing better, it does seem easier for them to heal faster, it is harder for you because you probably spent more time with Brandy, everyone heals at their own rate and that is just fine.

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  5. Isn't this just the cutest card evvvv-er! Love all the layers and bright and cheerful patterns! You did a great job with the color combo and the poem totally rocks!

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  6. oh is this ever ca-ute! love the layout and colors.

    no. today is NOT my b-day. it's the 27th. but thanks for the wishes. it's always nice to get wishes from friends.

    hugs :)

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  7. Great Card--I love the bright colors and the scallops just pop!

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  8. Kelly, you're sure sounding cheery today!! Glad you're starting to feel better This card is cute, cute, cute!! This Elvis is the perfect image for you! =)) Must say though, I was wondering how green wound up in a R,W & B card, so thanks for your *story*!! lol
    Thanks for your lovely comments on the card with the PI image. (And all the others, for that matter!) You always put a smile on my face! Have a great day!

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  9. Rather cute? Really? I say it is CCCCCCUHYYYYUTE to the MAX...and every other word synonymous with CUTE!!!! I love the wonderfully cheery papers, the layout, sweet Elvis and his paper pieced swim trunks:) What a FABULOUS summertime creation!!!

    Hugs!!!
    Carolyn

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  10. This is just SO cute and love those little swim trunks too! Wonderful card.
    Lynn

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  11. Das ist super Suesse!

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  12. EEEEEEE.... that little guy made me smile. He is soooooo darn cute! And I'd have to say I detect no struggling of any kind.... you NAILED these colors!!! They're so happy and most of all, sooooo you! It's fabulous inside out... and I enjoy that sandcastle poem as much as the card front. Beautiful!!!

    Oh, yes, I saw Glee.... I teared up as well. I really like Sue's sister character... it brought out the softer side of Sue which I love. Loved the hug between Sue and Becky as well.

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  13. Hugs to you Kelly!
    You just shot the cuteness scale up to a 100 with this card!!!! Love little Elvis, makes me want our vacation to hurry up and get here!!! Fabulous layout and papers too!!

    Linda

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  14. First of all, I'm sorry to hear about your puppy passing. It feels like a human death to me when a beloved pet dies. Your Elvis card is so cute and of course perfect for your blog, hee,hee!

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  15. Such a cute card! Love the buttons. :)

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  16. OMG Kel, this is just too cute. Love the mix of bright patterned paper and the image is adorable!

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  17. Really cute. I just love all of the textures. They make the card!

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  18. Great colors on this! Really cute image!

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  19. So, so cute! This images makes me smile! I love the mix of papers you used.

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  20. Elvis is definitely a cutie-patootie! I really like the fun papers you used with this -- the whole card just screams SUMMER, which I'm sure we're all ready for. I'm glad to hear that the kids are doing better. I will continue to pray for you all, sweetie.

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  21. So cute and the colors are gorgeous. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  22. What a perfect image for you!! You did a great job with the colour challenge. This is a wonderful card! I love your papers, too!
    I'm still praying for you, Kelly. xox

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  23. love your card-so many detatils; even the inside is awesome!

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  24. I just love that this little dude's name is Elvis! Tee Hee! He is like your little blog mascot! :) Fabulous card and I love all the layers!

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