Rules of 3's -- and exciting news to share! :)

Howdy everyone!  I'm so excited to share that when I hopped online to read a few emails, one of the ones I read was the announcement from Kristy at Kuttin Kards that I have made her first DT for Buttons and Bows!  I am super excited as her talent is absolutely amazing - and if you run over to her blog, you'll see one scrumptious donut recipe with photos to match - DELISH!   Buttons have ALWAYS been one of my favorite embelllies to use on my card making -- and hers are mind boggling amazing in creativity and craftsmanship.  Take a peek! 

And I have a card for you!  I have been meaning to play along in the Cowgirl UP blog challenges since my sweet friend April made the DT, alas, time has been my adversary!  But I'm here this week!  There is a rule of 3's this week, using 3 different designer papers and 3 different flowers.  The minute I saw this darling digi stamp called "Lil Bit", I had to have her - she reminded me somewhat of a little Holly Hobby which I loved as a little girl!!  I colored her with my prismas and love the vibrant scene of flowers and fence she is standing next to (oh, not the way I colored her, rofl!  the way it was drawn, hee hee!)  I continued the color palette by adding some various flowers from prima and beyond in colors of tan, brown, vanilla, olive and harvest gold - I just mixed and matched them to size and added, of course, a button in the middle with some embroidery floss to anchor it :)  I'm way overdue for sending a special friend a card and I hope this one will do!

Entered into the following challenges: 
Tuesdaytaggers - anything Goes

Blessings to you this Monday -- fortunately for me I am not volunteering anywhere today and rescheduled my "coffee time" with my super fab mom friend and plan to rest and catch up on my tornado strewn house!


Card deets: Bazzill brown cardstock, SU! Really Rust, DSP - Fancy Pants "Fall", DCWV and KIMem;
Image:  Lil Bit from Cowgirl Up, Scallop border punch by SU!, trimmer, Tombo, Prismacolor markers,
SU ribbon; White signo pen, prima and misc. flowers, Basic Grey buttons, embroidery floss - vanilla


  1. Congrats Kelly! How excited you must be and very well deserved, you are such a wonderful person and make such beautiful cards. Today's card is so cute, love the colors and the flowers and how you have all matching. The image is adorable and I am lover of sunflowers, you colored it so perfectly! Prayers to you for great success.

  2. Super cute card...congrats on the dt! I'm looking forward to working with you!

  3. What a beautiful card!! I am so glad that you are feeling a bit better and had time to color up this darling image. I know that you will do and DT proud with your creations! Athough, I think you just like to enable your followers!

  4. gorgeous card,
    Thanks for joining in the Ellephantastic challenge this week,
    hope to see you again next week,
    Ellephantstic DT

  5. congrats on the new DT! Can't wait to get to know you better.
    x Jacilynn

  6. Kelly, congrats on your new DT position ! Great news. I have never done anything like this. It must be very exciting.
    Your card is really sweet. Cute image, your coloring is great and i like the FALL colors. Very beautiful. Hugs to you !!

  7. This is just adorable. Great job. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory challenges and please be sure to come back and join us again.

    Congrats on your DT posting.

    Laralee DT

  8. LOL! I immediately thought of Holly Hobby when I saw this card, and before I read your post. That was all the rage when I was growing up. Awesome card, Kels, and congrats on the DT gig! They're so lucky to have you!!!

    Love ya,

  9. Anonymous9/27/2010

    gorgeous card! I love the image and the flowers are a great accent!thanks
    for playing this week at AIF
    -Tammy DT Lead

  10. a beautiful card and congrats to you! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  11. Adorable card!! So glad to have you on the team! We are going to have loads of fun!

  12. Congratulations! They are lucky to have you. Your card is simply too cute! Enjoy your day at home.

  13. Congratulations...you will do them proud! Love your card, the flowers are a perfect touch!

  14. Anonymous9/27/2010

    Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations my friend...you are so talented and I am so excited for you...Love your card today as well...it is adorable, love the coloring, the layout, the color scheme the buttons the whole card...Whomever is receiving this is one very lucky person....

  15. Congratulations, so glad we will be designing together. I knew I had seen your work and your name over on the Sugar Creek Website. You've got a great style

  16. Beautiful card Kelly, gorgeous colouring of this cute image (reminds me of Holly Hobbie to), love the button flowers! Thank you so much joining us over at Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Flowers Galore times 3 Challenge, take careX:)
    Congratulations on your DT position.

  17. Wow, great coloring, and those flowers are so pretty!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

  18. Anonymous9/28/2010

    Beautiful card! I love the flowers!

  19. *smile*...such a cute image, beautiful colors...and coloring too... Love your familypic...so pretty... Liebe Grüße!

  20. Absolutely stunning card Kelly, you've done CJ's image proud :D So glad you got round to joining us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

  21. Gorgeous card Kelly, your colouring of Lil Bit is beautiful and I love the mixture of flowers you have chosen.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

  22. Adorable card. I just love the image, and your flowers are scrumptious! Thanks for joining us at CSSC this week. Hugs, Kim

  23. Anonymous9/29/2010

    awesome image! and such a pretty card!
    thanks for playing this week at AIF-Tammy DT Lead

  24. Fabulous card! I love the image.
    Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges this week. :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  25. At first congrats to make the Buttun and Bows DT. :)
    I love your card, it is so great with all the nature colours you used and I love this image.
    Thanks for joining Cowgirl Sunday Cahllenge.


  26. This card is so sweet!! Everything about it goes together so well. Another fab creation my friend!

  27. Anonymous10/05/2010

    last few days our class held a similar discussion about this topic and you illustrate something we haven't covered yet, thanks.

    - Laura