3.09.2013

You're one in a Melon! :)




Hi!  Today's post is one of those 'just because' posts, which I just adore :)  In striving with my year's crafting goals,  I am continuing to ink up all my stamp sets that have not/never seen ink and this one by SU! is a perfect example.

In fact, I bought this adorable set on the BST forum at SCS sight unseen!  I searched high and low for a set on the internet, including in the SCS gallery to soon realize - there wasn't one!  Like anywhere!   The lady did her best to describe it and I loved how it sounded and took a risk, crafters are such fabulous peeps!  Well, imagine my *squeals* when it arrived :)  It was just as charming, country quaint as I envisioned and that was the theme I went with when coming up with the design plans for my card!  (Although you know I love me some layers and buttons!) *wink!*

My wonderful friend, Barb, hosted a Thank You swap on SCS and this was my entry to her swap.  If you haven't swapped with Barb, you simply must!  She is the bestest swap hostess and I try to join her swaps as often as I can.  My card is a bit different to the traditional thank you but hopefully they won't mind my creative twist.  This is the sample card I started with but since it's a 5 x 5, I had to tug and pull to the smaller A2 card to fit the swap requirements.  




 And here's the card I made for Barb's swap - similiar, just a wee bit smaller!



Thanks for stopping by today ~  I appreciate your visit because you are - One in a melon! :)

Big hugs ... Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly


Card entered into: Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes

40 comments:

  1. I like this image Kelly! It reminds me of some of the pieces I did when I first started to do decorative painting. The yellow and red is a fab colour combo too.

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  2. Great colors!!! So bright and pretty.

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  4. Kelly what a lovely nostalgic image I can see why you love it - because you can make heartwarming and pretty cards with it! Your combo of patterns and colour is as always - superb!

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  5. What an adorable card. I would love to get one of your cards in the swap. So cute.

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  6. How sweet?!! Look at those cheeks! Once again, you blow me away with your awesome coloring!!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE the color combo!! And all the checks are perfect for this country gal!

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  8. Very sweet image and gorgeous cards Kelly.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. Adorable! The image is so cute and whimsical, and the gingham really sets it off!

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  10. hehe, such a cute girl, love your card Kelly... Schoenen Sonntag fuer dich!

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  11. Your cards always make me smile. love the gingham with the little girl holding the watermelon, so summer. Getting back into cardmaking, even posting tomorrow, in honor of my mom :)

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  12. Adorable image Kelly with beautiful coloring! I've been trying to ink up some of my older stamp sets that I never put together (shame on me).

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  13. Both cards are gorgeous, Kelly! Love the colors scheme and your coloring is outstanding. Nicely done! It's going to be the hit of the swap.

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  14. Such a cute stamp. So glad you were able to find it. Love your coloring along with the dp and layout! Fabulous card.

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  15. How fun is your sweet image and card. The colors are perfect- I like seeing the resized version too. Your colors are bright and cheery- and sure to put a smile on your fellow swappers faces: )

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  16. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  17. Such a fabulous card to herald the start of warmer weather Kelly! Beautiful rich colors and such a country cute feel! xx

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  18. Wow! Talk about a blast from the past. When I first saw the image I thought it looked "old school." lol I love what you did with it!

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  19. What a sweet slice of summer in the middle of our snowy winter!! Love the bright yellow with the red and all of your buttons and rick rack are charming! Lovely card.

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  20. Hi Kel! Me again. Do you mind giving me Kathy's email addy? If you do have. For some reason, I'm having trouble leaving a comment on her blog. It kept saying I'm not authorized. :( you can leave it on my blog or email it to me: xiumaiyukistamps@gmail(dot)com

    Thanks so much!

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  21. How precious is she! So folky and country. I love it. The fun sentiment is great.

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  22. Cute--Cute--TOO Cute! And--that is what I said out loud when I saw these sweet cards in person!

    I love the colors and the layout of both cards--and thanks for the wonderful shout out today. That just puts a smile on my face!

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  23. Thank you for joining us at the Stamping Dragon, but you have entered your project into the DT call.. If you wish to apply for the DT call, please go back and read our post again to fulfill the reqirements. If you wish to still join our challenge, you will need to re-enter in the right post. Link to the challenge is at the very top of the first post. (as we use Random, for chosing our winner, anyone not on the right post will miss out)
    Best of luck Marleen DTL xxx

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  24. super cute!! so glad the stamp set came out as cute as you had hoped for!!

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  25. I just love your card...so cute

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  26. sorry I have been late commenting, having computer problems, hope to get the new one up and going today, your card is yummy!!!!

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  27. OMGosh! This is just the sweetest, most adorable card! I love the papers and the sentiment is cute!

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  28. wow Kelly this is gorgeous! Love that image and what great design paper you used, everything matches beautifully. Great job on the inside too.

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  29. I cant wait to have a watermelon smoothie, lol. Love it. Thank You for playing along with us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
    Good Luck, Dangina

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  30. OMG, this is making me hungry for a big slice of watermelon! LOL How cute is this card!!! I love the image and the colors you used are so "summer". I love it! Adorable card!!!

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  31. Very cute Kelly. Love the LO!

    Jenn

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  32. Super sweet card. I am getting ready for summer just looking at it. Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps.

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  33. This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  34. This is so cute. It reminds me of some of the first Stampin' Up stamps I bought. And still own.

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  35. Excellent card!! Great colours.

    Thank you for taking part in the Stamping Dragon Designs challenge with us.

    Angela (DT)

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  36. Such a sweet card with this delightful image!! Wonderful work, Kelly!

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  37. I think both versions are so sweet and the gingham goes so well with the image!

    Um... I just realized the new blog background... Hoping I haven't been blind too long! It looks wonderful!

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  38. Kelly, I remember this set! Totally SU vintage! I love it! This card says country fun, and as you know, I happen to love country fun. So cute!

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  39. wow stunning and such beautiful colours . Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. hugs trisha x

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  40. Bright and beautiful! I love your card! The layering is done so perfectly, as is the coloring of the adorable digi!

    Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's Friday Sentiment Challenge!

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