2.04.2013

Happy (Non-Traditional) Valentines!


Hi there!

Don't you just love a challenge that makes you think outside the box?  One that 'breaks' tradition and allows for creative freedom?  I do! :)

So for this bi-weekly Riley and Company challenge, I tossed down just this challenge!  I'm the hostess this round and would love to see your cards celebrating this beautiful month of love with a little exception - no reds, no pinks!  That's right - bring on your blues, grab your greens, put on some purple - just to name a few!   

*Our challenge this week:  Show some Love!  Make a Valentines/Love card using non-traditional colors.*





For my card, I went with a simple Funny Bones sentiment "Life is short".  Honestly, it just speaks volumes and I really wanted it to be the focal point of this card :)  I left the inside blank as well since I already know where this is heading and plan to write a special message inside :)  

Be sure to link up your cards here on the Riley and Company blog.  If you use a gallery, please use the keyword Riley0313.   Check out what the DT have created as well ~ you can find them on my sidebar!  

I'll be around to see you soon!  I'm a bit behind in blogging and visits as I'm currently undergoing Operation Pack-up-the-craftroom and it's quite a feat!  Who knew how much stuff a person could amass in 5-ish years of crafting :)
Happy Stamping!

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings,
~Kelly

31 comments:

  1. What a lovely sentiment!! :) Gorgeous papers and design!! Good luck with your packing! HUGS

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  2. This is super! Love the papers and the great layers! Did I miss something are you moving??
    Carri~Abusybee

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  3. Beautiful card and sentiment!! So lovely.
    Lynn

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  4. Love that sentiment Kelly, great idea for a valentine!

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  5. Kelly this is a fabulous card - and I love your choice of colours.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. I totally love this wonderful sentiment. Tis so true Kelly that life is short. I am so glad I dropped by to see your lovely card - minutes well spent.

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  7. Great card Kelly. Don't pack those boxes too tight.

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  8. Good luck in the pacing, I can only image! Great card and wonderful color combo! The sentiment is something we should all enjoy!

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  9. Kelly, this is just super awesome!!

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  10. Kelly, who said February had to be about red/pink is crazy and you've proved that to be true with your gorgeous card!

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  11. love your take on the challenge, this took some brain power thinking for this one for me! lol

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  12. Love this sensational sentiment! Beautiful papers and layout, Kelly!

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  13. Great Card Kelly--I love the sentiment and the colors you chose.

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  14. Wonderful Kelly, love the fabby sentiment and the colors...xoxo

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  15. Such a bright and happy card! I love this sentiment....so true! Love the twine and flower!

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  16. Pretty card. I love the paper layers and the sentiment!

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  17. Wonderful color combo!

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  18. What a fabulous card with that wonderful sentiment.

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  19. I like your use of non traditional colors. Your card turned out pretty! I like how you were able to use so many papers.

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  21. Love your non-traditional Valentine's card. A wonderful change from red, pink and white. Love the sentiment too

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  22. Beautiful card! Fun challenge. Here's my card on SCS. :)
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=2324731

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  23. I so enjoy cards where the main focus is a large sentiment!

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  24. Loving this card- love the way you always put the perfect papers together...! Awesome card- love the L.O. too : )

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  25. It's a beauty! Jx

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  26. A very fresh take on a valentine card! Love the sunny colors and the flower. The sentiment is fantastic too, and so very true! Hugs!

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  27. Wonderful take on non-traditional. What's great is this can be used for so much more than the day. So gorgeous.

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  28. the sentiment is lovely but I like how you place your background mats. Very cute.

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  29. Beautiful card! Love the verse and love that you used an unexpected color!

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  30. Oh, hun, I've purged more times than I can count! Thirteen plus years of stamping! Looks like I'll have to purge a bit more before the move. Great card!

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  31. Oh, I love this one! The wonderful sentiment is the perfect focal point and the colors are so pretty too!

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