It's a Mysterious Fun in the Sun Post!

Hello, beautiful people!  Thank you for the well-wishes ...  alas, I can't report that I'm back to normal just yet but do get to add bronchitis to my cache of feeling yucky - ugh!
But I don't stay down long (yeah, probably my whole problem, lol) but that's a life of mom, I suppose :)

Seriously, I'm like SO excited to share today's post!  This post/image is a  spin-off of a traditional swap ... in this one,  6 identical stamped images are sent to all the participants in the swap - yep, we all get the same image to work with!  All 32 of us!  And this month, I was the hostess!!   I chose Florence from the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp line for a couple of reasons.  First, I live in tropical sunny South Florida and wanted to send an image that represented this area and to see how they all would come up with their own version of *Miami* Florence!  Second, sadly one of our treasured parks near my house is in a debate for the destruction of part of the nature pressures, mangrove trails and animal habitats.  They want to pave it over to make an industrial boat storage :( :(  They have already staged many rallies, hosted family park fun days, signed petitions and attracted the attention of national and worldwide  naturalist organizations.  They want to take acres of preserved, protected lands and mow them down 'for progress of building a huge boat warehouse' which would uproot thousands of local animals, destroy their habitats and homes and the ecological system that keeps them safe from harm :(  I have a friend who is a local Miami artist that plans to have an 'art in the park' day and I challenged the swappers to do their very best work as I plan to make a board with all the cards as an example of what the park is all about - soaking up the sun, for one thing :)  And let me tell you, they did NOT disappoint!!  You can see the smorgasboard of cards that they sent for their interpretation of Florence as soon as the gallery is up and running (I will come back and edit!)  Thanks ladies!  Be proud! And thank you for your support of Matheson Hammock Park!

Meanwhile, here is my version of Florence, sitting on the dock of the bay ... wasting time ...
:)  J/K!  She's enjoying a gorgeous sun setting over the blue bay waters and hoping and wishing they leave the park undisturbed :)  

Card front

Some of the card dimension

And the inside!  I used a sentiment from TGF :)

Thank you for taking the time to read this lengthy post!  If
you want to read about the park and/or the petetion, you can 
see it here :)

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

Cheerfully entering this into:  Docerela Stamps:  Summer!

Card deets:  CS:  PTI Berry Sorbet, Summer Rain, SU Summer Sun
110 lb. White cardstock from Office Max ;
Image:  Florence from Kraftin' Kimmie, sentiment from The Greeting Farm
DSP:  My Mind's Eye Breaking Free Summer Series;
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black and SU Tangerine Tango;
felt ricrac, CB, Scallop die, prismacolor markers; BG buttons


  1. Kelly, this is sensational!!! SO CUTE and love the "sun" too. Precious card - inside and out!
    I know that board you're setting up will be wonderful!!

  2. Super summer card! Love the layers and the great design!

  3. glad you're starting to feel better. what a fun group you're part of. loooooove your card! good luck with the park. :)

  4. Please come over and enter this at Docerela! Challenge is SUMMER! Yippee!!

  5. Kelly, what a beautiful summery card. I like that image and the beach scene. As always a wonderful card inside and out. Einen schönen Sonntag !

  6. Love your card... we could do with a bit of your sunshine over here!!!!

  7. Absolutely fantastic Kelly! Love the fun colors, and the image is positively adorable! Great card!

  8. This is so cute! Sure makes ya smile (-;
    Hope the park is saved ....they can stick a boat warehouse somewhere else!

  9. gorgeous fun caard! Love the colors

  10. I think this should be Kelly by the beach relaxing and getting all better :) Hope you get better soon and get rid of the yuckies. Love the card, she is one stylin' beach babe. Hope you can save the habitat, I mean really cement over nature!!!!! UGH.

  11. Total cuteness. The detailing on this is incredible. Your inside is as fun as the outside. Great summer card with great textures and dimension.

  12. Kelly, this card is SO cute!! She looks like she is REALLY enjoying the sun!! And I LOVE that verse inside!

  13. This was such a fun image that you sent this round!

    Your card is so "Kelly"....love the bright cheery colors and all of the layers!!

  14. Such a fun in the sun card! Wish we would have some of that lovely sunshine! We did have a moose wonder through this morning!

  15. Love your card kelly. I think the waves and sun are just perfect! This cards screams Kelly and the image that you sent everyone also is the best!

    Thanks for being an awesome hostess this round and for providing such a sweet image for everyone to create sunny cards!

  16. Hope your feeling better soon! And I really hope the park gets saved.

    Your card is so perfect for summer. Bright, cheerful colours and a fun sentiment inside.

  17. You've got some great coloring skills!

  18. FUNtastic card Kells...supah lovely details,and great cause to fight for!!♥ Truly loved this challenge..txs for the great immmies♥

  19. What a sensational card, Kelly!! I'm lovin' that polka-dot sun and those ric-rac waves!! Such awesome summer fun with your fabulous Florence!!

  20. How frustrating to be dealing with 'progress' versus nature... It always blows my mind that we eliminate all of these beautiful, quiet places in the name of progress, and then wonder why we are so stressed out with city living. Best of luck with your battle!
    I have to say that Florence has the right idea and isn't she just so stylish! Great card and love how you used the patterns and shapes to create your scenery!
    Hope you are feeling much better and have taken the time to rest!

  21. Fun patterns on a summer card full of f1

  22. I love how you created the sun! Colors and layout are perfect. You always know how to use buttons best.

    Great card!

  23. That's such a cute card! She is just relaxing under the sun!

    Fun and inspiring

    Thank you for joining us over at Docerela Creations for the summer challenge.

    Catarina aka docerela

  24. She's GREAT and I love your "water" and sun!

  25. A fabulously fun image and card Kelly. I love the way you have created both the sun and water on this. I hope that your communities protests are heard and that your park isn't destroyed, sadly there is too much of this going on in the world.

  26. Oh this is so FUN! I love your design and use of warm, summery colors.

    I hope you are feeling better soon!

  27. What lovely colors! I love how you mad your water and sun!