2.03.2013

There's *Music* in the Forest :)



Happy SONday! :) 

Today's card is for a music card swap hosted by my funny, fiesty and faith-ful friend Jeanette, whom I met on SCS probably around the time I joined up (at least I think that's when it was - cuz I'm gettin' old!)  
She hosts the coolest swap dubbed her "Forest Swaps" in which there is always a new theme each time.  This time around, it was a musical swap!  Due to time constraints, I've missed quite a few of them but since I have a musical trio of daughters, I thought I should join up!  They are the chattiest bunch of women ever to exist, I tell ya - can't get a word in edgewise 'cuz by the time you find the swap and go to post, you're already 10 pages behind, ROFL!!!  I jest, I jest .... but no. Seriously. They are chatty! :)~

For me, I get so excited to be in a Forest swap - not just for the laughs and awesomely creative talent, but it gives me the chance to connect with Jeanette in a busy world  :)  I adore her and consider her one of my bestest, sweetest online friends.   I know that she knows a lot about me - and loves me anyway, faults and all :)  She has been a rock when she may not have even known she was.  When my husband fell ill with an unexpected, shocking and heart-breaking illness, I wandered through the days of his critical hospitalization praying.  She never faltered in texting and asking for an update, not just for her, but passing it on to our friends in common for further prayer.  I remember calling her, sobbing and and clearly not making any sense, and she sat quietly by, I'm sure nodding her head and just let me babble on.   Thank you, Jeanette, for your musical friendship, colorful humor and your faithful presence in a world where that can be quite rare :)

I am grateful.  I am humbled.  I am blessed.

Love you, my friend!

*** wiping a teary eye *** Back to my card!  I went with a funky combination of plum, soft yellow and baby blue!   In order to fully grasp use of a new paper pack (a splurge compliments of my mom - woot, thanks Mom for the Joann's GC!)  It has beautiful pages and pages filled with flowers and I found some that I paired together and loved - these colors you see!  Not sure they are the most "musical" but they went with the idea I had in my head ~ to use up my very old TGF guitar Anya and ...... drumroll ....... this ancient set of stamps from SU - Office Accoutrement.  I knew I wanted to use a big accent flower and went through my stacks of SU stamps and saw this and it felt right!  I stamped it up in SU Lovely Lilac to keep it in the same color family, too :)






And that's my musical card! :)


Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

~Kelly

23 comments:

  1. What a great image for the musical challenge. Gorgeous combination of colors, patterns and embellishments! (Can you believe I still have some Office Accoutrement DSP in my stash!) Have a great week!

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  2. The soft colors are great and this image fits perfect for the swap theme.

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  3. Beautiful post, Kelly - and a gorgeous card! LOVE those colors.
    Lynn

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  4. You really rocked this one Kelly!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. WOW!! I love this one Kelly! The colors and added flower are stunning!! HUGS :)

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  6. Sounds like a great group! I like the image you used for your music themed card. Imrwllynlike the purple color scheme. Such a fun, happy card!

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  7. Sweet card and the cute little flower is a perfect background for the cute image! Isn't it amazing how we can become so connected to a total strangers we meet online and they become valued friends!

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  8. Oh Kelley, this is so sweet, wonderful spring colors.

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  9. so sweet. beautiful colors

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  10. Anya is really rockin' it in these pretty pastels, Kelly!! What a sweet card!!

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  11. Okay, so your blog post started to make me teary eyed! J, is great, huh?!

    Your card is darling. I especially love the button as the center of the flower.

    Great job!

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  12. I love this card! Very much how I am feeling, springy and full of brightness!

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  13. Such a pretty card! Love that colors and feminine feel to this rocker gal! Your post is very touching and I am sure your friend will feel very loved.

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  14. oh I LOVE this Kelly, that is one of my favorite SU! flowers.....I have it and need to get it out now :)

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  15. Okay, Kelly........... you MUST pass me the tissues now! Awwwwwwwwww... what a sweet, loving post! You truly are one of my bestest friends! You are a delight, a ready smile comes to my face every time I think of you. We have been through a lot together, bound by the prayers we've lifted on the behalf of each other. I consider you a real treasure in my life!

    Now, about your card... WOW!!! It is just as lovely as can be! Those colors are fabulous and I love the TGF image you used!

    Hugs, my friend! You've made my day!!!

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  16. Sweetest card ever! Love that button too.

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  17. What a great tribute to your friend! And, what a great card. The colours are so cheerful, and that image is just too cute.

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  18. What a cute little card... for a little girl, for spring.... very sweet.

    However for the purpose you had, what a great friend.

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  19. Beautiful! I love those soft colors.

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  20. Haha! She's adorably cute and what a wonderful, soft color combo.

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  21. Awww, super sweet card! That Jeanette is such a special lady, isn't she? What a blessing!

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  22. This is such a sweet post and how wonderful to acknowledge your dear friend! Your card is so fun and full of energy-perfect for a 'rockin' image like this one!

    Don't you just love Moms with gift cards?! :)

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