7.20.2013

You're A*mus-ing! :)

Happy Saturday!   Despite the rain, and the kids *baking* batches of homemade brownies and chocolate chip cookies and a whole lotta dishes for mommy to clean, I was able to make a few cards from my 'to do' list :)

Isn't it wonderful when you've been waiting for the moment to get the chance to ink up the stamps, play with papers and color with markers to create the very card you see in your mind?  That was me, today!  I love it when time allows me to craft  ... just because :)

While I was crafting, safe from the rains falling softly outside, I was thinking of the trip we took to Europe several years back, specifically London.  We were touring the city with 4 kids, all under the age of 10, yet the city was so majestic!  We wandered through the lovely Kensington Gardens and I thought how absolutely stunning ~ what a moment to connect with the beauty of God's earth.  So much peaceful and tranquility.  The world, for that moment, was just still.  Ah, lucky is the person to be able to hop on a plane and just be where you long to be! 





For my card today, I finally colored up this sweet little flower that has been in my image stash for ages.  Even though I colored it red (I'm thinking this is a poppy?), I wanted the flower to stand out on it's own and chose a lighter, softer dsp collection from Cosmo Cricket.  It's pretty simple overall but for some reason, it just felt finished when I added the simple embellishments. 
 I left the inside blank so I could write a little note as this card will be sent to a special friend :)

Have a blessed day, friends!
Big hugs, bigger Blessings!
~Kelly



I'll enter this card to: Art Impressions Challenge 117 - Twine Time!
  HIMCR #107 - Freestyle
DRS Designs - Lucky Strike

26 comments:

  1. I'm with you, I think its a poppy! Whatever it is it is beautiful and your card is brilliant!

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  2. The papers are perfect with the flower. Love the simple yet elegant design. The button and twine are great additions and finishes off this sweet card beautifully. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  3. Love it Kelly - it is just perfect!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. So very pretty, Kelly! Stamping for the joy of stamping is always the most fun of all!!

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  5. I love this beautiful card- the flower is majestic enough to stand on its own- the DP is a perfect fit!!! I want to London with 3 teenagers....I am *thinking* the trip would be totally different with 4 under 10!!!

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  6. Delightful, Love the colour papers you have used. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  7. What a beautiful card!! Love the design and colors. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs.

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  8. Often simple is elegant and beautiful, like your card! The poppy in red is striking, making it the focal point of the front. Your papers and button and twine finish it perfectly, without distracting from the pretty image.

    Your friend will feel just as special as this card is. Glad you had some unscheduled crafty time for you!

    Peace,
    Darlene

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  9. The flower does stand out on its own, Kelly; in fact, it is outstanding! I love the treatment you did on the inside, too, for a sweet little note!!

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  10. This is such a beautiful creation Kelly!! Love your papers along with the twine! :) HUGS

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  11. Simply pretty! I really like the papers that you put together. The idea of putting the die cut the same on the interior of the card is great! A DOH! why didn't I ever think of that moment! LOL

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  12. Hey Kelly this really is a small world. I too have walked all over Kensington and lingered in the park and admired the beauty. I was totally amused by the Londoners all spread out over Kensington Palace grounds enjoying a fabulous summer's day!
    Your card is sweet!
    Enjoy your time with your children too!

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  13. This card is simply perfect. I love the clean lines and the beautiful colors.

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  14. Kelly this is such a pretty card and I love the softer (yet still bright) colors you used for this card. It is beautiful..Great job my sweet friend...♥

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  15. Oh wow. Bold and beautiful. Love the red accents!

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  16. wow..beautifully done, inside and out.

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  17. gorgoeus poppy!!!!

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  18. Just love how that pretty flower pop off the page - Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

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  19. Beautiful, thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

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  20. Kelly, Your cards are beautiful not only on the inside but also the inside.

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  21. Beautiful card! The elegant frames go so well with the simple but pretty image!

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  22. Love your gorgeous poppy card, Kelly! Funny - but I was working with these same papers today :o) Glad to have you join our Twine Time challenge at Art Impressions!

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  23. Thanks Kelly - now I'm craving brownies and cookies! LOL!! Hope they were yummy. Hmm, not sure what kind of flower that is - my guess would be with Poppy too. Very cute CAS card.

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  24. Okay...for some reason, this card makes me sad. Must be that droopy flower! Funny b/c the colors are so happy!

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  25. Such beautiful simplicity.

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