Summer is here! :)

Happy Saturday!

I had a little time to get crafty today - Yay!  My son is so cute - he loves to stop in my craft Cabana and ask if there is something he can color, if there are any paper combinations or embellies he can pick out - like these buttons!
He picked out 4 random buttons and said "here, mommy - these are for your card!"  Oh, a challenge - create a card around 4 random buttons ... I'm in! :)

I adore Mo Manning images and this one called Nesto just makes me smile every time I color it up!  The challenge on the blog this week is "F is for ..." and I chose fUn!  After all, wearing a beach bucket on your head and being at the beach surely is FUN! :) I pulled some Sundrifter papers from Studio Calico - oh this is so luscious, I am already awaiting my next card with this pack!  I chose these papers to match the colors of his bathing suit.

 I found this awesome sketch from Sketch Saturday 
and love it.  I kept it the same sans the star image (I used a cluster of buttons) and switched sides with the sentiment ~ or arrow in this case :)

I'll enter this card into Mo Manning's challenge #192 "For is for ..."
and Sketch Saturday #266.

 That's it for me for today! 
 I'm a little banged up from a kitchen accident and about to head to the bedroom to snuggle up with a wonderful book I'm reading and some quiet time while dh juggles the kids, movie night and lots of popcorn (and to their delight, soda and candy - woot, woot!)

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Cute card Kelly and such a great take on the sketch. Isn't it great to have a good little helper... his button pick is perfect.

  2. FUN is right Kelly!!! So precious and love that little arrow. You son picked out a great combo of buttons!

  3. Fabulous color, adorable image and tell your son the buttons look perfect! Absolutely love your design and take on the sketch. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  4. Oh Kelly...sorry, it's not fun...it's SUPER FUN! :) You should let the little fella pick your buttons all the time cause his picks spurred a cheerful, fun, summery, and adorable card!!!!

  5. I love this captivating cutie!! Sensational work with this precious Mo Manning image, Kelly!!

  6. Adorable card! I love his 'lil belly! Your buttons match the papers perfectly. I like how you placed them in the corner of the image.

    I do hope you feel better soon! Take care.

  7. Now that sounds like a great idea - a book and comfort while DH does family duty - painful way to get it though...
    Love your card and what a challenge to take - design a card around four buttons! Love it.

  8. What a fun summer card! Such a cute image and love the buttons! I hope you are enjoying the summer and had a wonderful 4th of July! :)

  9. What a sweet summer card, Kelly. Your coloring is fabulous and the buttons have been selected by your son, fit great.

    Sonnige Gruesse aus Deutschland. Yes, the summer has arrived :-)

  10. Your son did a wonderful job choosing buttons! Love the adorable image and great backing papers! Cute card!

  11. Please tell your son: "Awesome button color combo!"

    What a cute Mo image, love how he's on tippy toes! Too cute! Super take on the sketch also.

    Sorry to hear that you're dealing with some painful kitchen incident. Hoping you feel better soon.

  12. This image is so cute! Great colors too.

  13. Too cute! Thanks for playing along with us At JIC!


  14. This is so cute, what a great image. Love your interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! ~Deb

  15. Awww I love this card its so so cute :) Thanks for joining us over at JIC

  16. Awe.
    I just love this image. I colored him last week!! Love your card layout. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Stamps.


  17. What a fun little boy he is - love the bucket on his head! Thank you so much for joining in the Sketch Saturday challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Sketch Saturday DT

  18. F for fun is perfect! I would also add fabulous, and fantastic! How fun to have a little cohort in your crafting challenges!! Love the color combo and the super cute image!!

    Hope you are doing ok and that the movie night gave some much needed down time!!

  19. Super duper cute!

  20. What a fun way to be set challenges! Cute card! You used your buttons expertly!

  21. So cute and perfect button combination!

  22. I like that oval with the button on the right. nice touch!!