Angels all around us :)

Good morning to you!  I hope you had a lovely long weekend :)  It went by in a flash, it seems and the alarm clock went off waaaay to early today!

And I'm so excited to have seen in blog land this morning that I won a Gift Certificate from Our Daily Bread!  What an unexpected but delightful surprise :)  I just purchased their new Grunge Cross at release time so I can't wait to ink that up, and then head over to OBD to see what's there is to oogle over! 

I wanted to share a card that I made for a special friend as part of a rubber stamp exchange.  Our fearless leader, Kadie, put a card swap group together a few years back called the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards (S.O.T.C) and we're still swapping today :)  She had a wonderful idea to dig out our unused, neglected stamps and send them to another sistah in the group to ink up, make a card, and mail them both back!  So we'll all send a card, receive a card, using stamps that (hopefully!) we didn't have.  In my case, I have a basket full of C.C. Designs as they are just as yummy but luckily didn't have this angel set!  And who says angels are just for Christmas :)  I made a cheerful, happy card because friends are truly the angels that make this world a better place and they are around us all the time. Thank you, Kadie, for the use of your wonderful angels - I was a bit nervous having to make a card for "the boss", lol!  *smile!*  I just hope I did justice to the Christmas angels and they work for a cheery card, too! :)

I do believe there are real angels all around us all the time :)  I have felt the power and miraculous touch of a guardian angel TWICE in my children's lives and to receive such a gift is immeasurable. And I know that I have seen a real angel ~ although I didn't think it was possible.  I am convinced that it was not in my imagination and remember the feeling of pure peace and a magnitude of awe so pure and intense, it brought me to my knees right there in the middle of where I was standing.  One day I will share that story :) 

Card front - wee angel friend!

The inside of the card :)

In the meantime, here is a beautiful and touching angel video by Bliss - it's long but wonderful and just made my morning!  I hope it shows up for viewing :)

A Hundred Thousand Angels by Bliss :)

Thanks for your visit today!

Big Hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

Card entered into:  Simply Create2 - Layers!
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes!
Flutter By Wednesday - Brights, Orange


  1. This is super bright and beautiful GF!

  2. gorgoeus card, sounds like a lot of fun!!!!

  3. Wonferful Card Kelly-I am sure Kadie will trasure it!

  4. What a sweet image! I love her little hair curls.

    Your card turned out sunny and bright and I am sure that your SOTC friend will love it.

    Have a good day!

  5. Inside and out - beautiful! Love the angel image and she's just darling the way you colored her. So pretty on the inside too. Gorgeous card - oh, and congrats on your winnings!

  6. Kelly, thank you SO MUCH for sharing the you tube video, it was just what I needed today!!! . Have you heard "Angels among us" from Alabama?. That song makes me cry as well so much!!!. Beautiful card by the way. Lovely stamp!!!

  7. Oh my Lord! This is delectable! And I love te interior!

    Woot woot!

    So happy that I get to hang in the 'hood with you!

  8. So super sweet! Such a great image!

  9. These are totally delightful! Love angels!

  10. Congrats on your win, how exciting! Your card is so pretty and you make the inside just as pretty as the outside. Love the image with the colors and the DP.

  11. Very sweet! Love how you decorated your angel card inside and out! So glad you joined us at Flutterby Wednesday! :)

  12. Congrats on your win! Love ODBD. This card is so cute and the inside is fabulous. Great job.

  13. Kelly, congrats on your win ! Your card is very sweet. I like the DP , colors and how you decorate the inside too. Beautiful !!

  14. Wow! Your card is beautiful! I love the floral DP and your sweet angel is perfect! I don't think she looks Christmasy at all!
    Enjoy your prize and can't wait to see what you make with your winnings!

  15. Wowzers! This is as pretty inside as out. Gorgeous design!!

  16. Your card is darling, inside and out! The little angel is adorable and definitely not just for Christmas:) Congratulations on your win!

  17. This is so pretty! I love the girly colors you used :)

  18. Kelly: This is such a beautiful card--outside and Inside too. Glad you entered your project in our challenge. Hope to see your entries in our upcoming challenges.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  19. Oh Kelly, I'm with you....I am certain there are angels all around us, guiding us, protecting us...and watching over us...Great job on this card. I think she is so cute and I love how bright and cheerful you have created her...♥

  20. How sweet, Kelly. Love the colours and that image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  21. another absolutly breathtaking card Kells! I adore angels...and yes I too believe we are surrounded by them, they are there to guide and protect us...and yes I too believe in miracles...My Dad had a couple of angel's experiences and his eyes and face 'transform' when he talks about it...*good chills up my spine* ♥

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  23. Kelly, WOWEE!! First off, let me offer my sincere apologies that I didn't get to pop over here until today, but with last week's SNOW pile I wasn't online until now.

    My first thought when I saw this card was YIPEE!!! I'm so excited that it's for me!! It's beautiful, inside and out and I'm so excited that I will get to hold it and cherish it IRL! Thank you, thank you!

    I'm glad you had fun with stamps I sent. And thank you for giving them some ink!!

    Your post is absolutely beautiful, by the way. I whole heartedly agree. :)

    HUGS, kadie

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  25. Oh My Word! Kadie, is going to LOVE this card, Kelly. Love that darling Angel image...so sweet! All the bright and cheerful colors give a lift to the spirit and do remind us of the beauty of God's creation and gracious gift to us. The inside blossom is so beautiful and an added blessing!

    YES! Angels are everywhere! I do believe!! Have you read the book "Where Angels Walk" (True Stories of Heavenly Visitors by Joan Wester Anderson)?