3.05.2012

Oh hello ... It's just me.

Super good morning to you!  It's officially 1:30 am here and guess who cannot sleep ~ yikes!  I have to be up in 4.5 hours as I'm volunteering at my son's preschool Scholastic Book Fair from 8-12 .... I forsee a trip to Starbucks when they open in a couple of hours ;)


I wanted to share a card with you that I made for a new group I'm in ~ the Stamp Addicts :)  I was blessed to squeeze into the last spot after seeing my sweet friend Darlene's blog post {we're Darlings together on SCS!} - thanks, Lynn!!   Since I'm new, I am still catching up but last week they did a challenge in order to learn new techniques. This month was the Reflection technique.  After several attempts at this, many wasted sheets of cardstock and using a variety of tree, flower, ocean and butterfly stamps, I realized two things:  This technique clearly won the battle tonight, rofl, but I also learned in challenging myself and going outside the box, I perservered in doing something I wouldn't have created otherwise  *smile!*  I didn't make the cards I envisioned when I started out but managed to squeeze in a mirror {reflected} image and hope this measures up!  I tossed many stamped attempts before this one, and I have to say, I adore the outcome of this one ~  he's a cutie :)









I stamped my card {twice} with Argus and Teddy from Paper Makeup Stamps.  I added a sentiment to the inside of my card - one of my fave things to do with my cards! It sounded like something a monster would say if he saw his own shadow :)  This is colored with prisma color markers, and I left the mirrored image stamped in Crumb Cake to reflect a shadow - this poor 'lil monster is trying hard not to be 'fraid of his own shadow - and has his trust teddy to keep him safe :) And my obsession with buttons clearly makes another debut - hee hee! Hi, my name is Kelly and I love me some buttons! 


Thanks for taking a peek!  Wish me luck today as I drag myself through hours of preschoolers, book sales, readings and beyond!  Woot, woot! 


Big hugs,

Bigger Blessings!

~Kelly


33 comments:

  1. Kelly, this is a great technique ! Your card looks fabulous and i like the colors. The sentiment is super sweet. Love it.

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  2. oh this is too tooo cute!!! i always think of the things you mentioned for mirroring (is that a word? lol!) like scenery stamps; however, this monstor is much more brilliant. LOVE! the saying is perfect!

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  3. super cute card!!!! don't ya hate it when ya can't sleep????

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  4. I think there is something going around, I was up all night Saturday night and my hubby last night. Your card is over the top cute!!!! Love that he is looking at his reflection, too sweet and the colors are just perfect. Good lucky today and lot's of Starbucks.

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  5. Too cute! And the colours match perfectly with my monster manicure :)

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  6. Fabulous Kelly! The cute image is perfect for a reflection.

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  7. The technique looks fantastic... great job and card. I love the sentiment too.

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  8. Your card is adorable and the image is just stinkin' cute. I love the sentiment on the inside of your card.

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  9. AWW! Your card is so adorable!! Love the image and the colors and papers you've chosen are perfect!! TFS! :) Hope you can catch some zzzzs soon!! HUGS

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  10. Kelly, This is just too cute! Love the designer paper (with the words), how perfect for this card.

    Hope your day went well with the preschoolers.

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  11. oh my--what a cute card Kelly! I love the reflection and you did it perfect.

    Congrats on your new group!

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  12. I think it's GREAT!!!! Love that image you used for this and it's just a darling card!
    Know what you mean about this technique.....not easy - but you nailed it!
    Lynn

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  13. such a darling card, and I love that sentiment inside. Great job on the challenge.

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  14. Kelly, this looks so good!!!. I need to try this technique. Love how you coloured it and the colours you chose!!! Thank you for always being SO NICE, and leave such gorgeous and beautiful comments on my blog and on everything I do. My husband was reading my blog the other day and was surprised with your lovely comments. I'm blessed to have a crafty friend like you!!!. Blessing to you too my friend!!!

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  15. Super cute card, Kelly!! This guy looks surprised to see himself!!

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  16. You poor girl! I'm praying for you! Your card is as cute as can be!

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  17. Wow! This came out really cute! I'm loving that technique...I've never tried that before but I think I need to! TFS!!!

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  18. Now this is intriguing Kelly. I am going to come back and explore how you did this! Love it!

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  19. Very cute card! I hope Starbucks was able to keep you awake for the book fair.

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  20. Oh my word!!! This is stinking cute! Luv that little monster guy, he looks just like something I would have loved as a child, ha ha. I am SO GLAD that you kept at this challenge, because your card is just great! An endearing, enchanting lil' monster just waiting to brighten someone's day!!

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  21. Your perseverance definitely paid off Kelly, your card is so adorable, you have used such a cute image for this reflection technique. Your colours, papers and buttons have made is so fun and I love how you have decorated the inside. It is one technique I have not tried, and will have to do on a day I am feeling very patient I am sure. I love it!

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  22. WOW!!! Kelly, this reflection card is just too cute! Love that monster! He's adorable! It reminds me of the Monster Swap you hosted a long time ago.

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  23. Darling!!! I love this great card- love the addition of the twine!

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  24. Great card Kelly, Love his shadow, great fun colors too.

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  25. This card is super cute! And I completely forgot about that mirror technique until now.... it's perfect for this card and that adorable monster. I also enjoy the inside as much as the front... that sweet sentiment and those colorful texts at the bottom.

    I hope by now your insomnia has gone away. I hate it when I couldn't sleep. But at least, you got a card done! I'd be just wasting the time rolling around in bed. :)

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  26. hehe, what a funny image... so cute girl!

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  27. This is just TOO cute! Thanks for the smile! Have a blessed day!

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  28. Oh wow!! I love that technique and you did a fabulous job using!! I'm so inspired, now I want to try it!! This card brings a huge smile to my face (same as when I think of you)! HUGS

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  29. Super cute and I love the bright colors on this! The sentiment is perfect to go along with the fun theme of this card!
    You like buttons?! Why, I hadn't noticed... hehehehe!

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  30. too stinking cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...this is the most adorable lil inked monstah evah! I loveee this tecnique...I especiall liked the fact U did his reflection sans colors...
    *loving it!* ♥

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  31. This is so super! What a fun technique!

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  32. Kelly! This is amazing! I love that technique! Cute, cute card :)

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  33. Great technique! This little monster made me smile!

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