I was KISSING this weekend! ;)

Smooch, Smooch!
Indeed there was some kissing going on in my craft room 
this weekend - with my stamps


I'm blessed to be part of a wonderful group on SCS called
 The Calendar Girls ~
Hi! I'm Miss February! *wink*!
Our hostess for this month, Barb,a most generous +
and beautiful lady, gave us an interesting challenge this month.
We were to go to SCS's Technique Forum and pick a technique with the
 #0 or 1 in it and create based on that technique. 
So I picked #01 - kissing, a basic usage of several inks stamped onto one image at the same time and leaving behind a printed collage of color.
I chose a Fall related image from my stamps (unlike most of my posts,
this one has seen ink before but it's perfect for this time of year!)
I used SU! inks in Close to Cocoa, Daffodil Delight and Really Rust
and I left the image untouched to show the colors of the inks.
To keep the 'rustic' look of the image, I paired it with Fall papers
and matching buttons in Autumn colors.
And since I read - too late - that it could not be a card
{oops!  Sorry, Barb!}, I added the image to a removable
bookmark/tag!  It's held on by just a wee bit of
removable sticky tape to easily mark the pages of a favorite book :)

I used this sketch from Clean+Simple stamping #264 
and I'll enter this into their challenge.

Be sure to stop on over and see what the other Calendar Girls 
created with this wonderful technique challenge.  You can find their
blogs listed in my sidebar :)

Happy Crafting to all of you! 
It was good to be back in the Cabana again ~
I managed to make 3 cards in 1 day! 
Given that my norm is 1 card in 3 weeks, that's pretty good! :)

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Kelly this is fabulous - love the 'conversion' to a bookmark ;-).

  2. I abolutely love the bookmark idea!! And the card itself is just gorgeous!! I love the colors you used!

    lovies, =o) kel

  3. What a great card Kelly! Love the papers, the layout and the technique you used! Love the bookmark/tag idea too!

  4. Oh this is lovely ! I like the earthy colors. The pumpkin DP and the buttons- great accents.

  5. Absolutely incredible! Love everything about your card, especially the wonderful color combo!

  6. This is so gorgeous!! The stamp looks amazing with the colors!! The tag is a fabulous idea!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Smooch! Smooch!!! I'm so glad you did some KISSing this weekend. ;)

    Love your bookmark/card! It's gorgeous! And what a fun technique. I might have to try that sometime!

    I'm so glad you are a Calendar Girl!

  8. Kelly, What a fun idea (bookmark). Very pretty fall image and designer papers.

    Happy Halloween!

  9. excellent kissing ;) I absolutely love that image you used and the whole fall themed card- fantastic! :)

  10. Beautiful color and love your tag on a card!! Great technique you used and a fabulous card.

  11. Such fabulous colors on your beautifully kissed image, Kelly. I love this gorgeous card.

  12. Oh, Kelly this is beautiful! I love that the buttons coordinate with the inks used on the image!! Good save on the bookmark too!

  13. Your card is so pretty and fall-like. Love the buttons and the last-minute bookmark.

  14. Great job on your card sweet Kelly. Love the looks of your kissing technique...and like always the inside is as perfect as the outside...♥

  15. Way to go Kisser! I love the varied colors of the ink. The technique worked perfectly. The card has a great harvest feel. Fun!

  16. Awesome job smooching!

    I think your bookmark counts as not a card!

    Thanks for playing along with my challenge this month--I hope you enjoyed "thinking outside of the box!"

  17. lovely lovely lovely card!!!

  18. What gorgeous and rich colors. Love how you "saved" it...I actually like the idea of being able to remove the main image to use as a bookmark!

  19. Gorgeous colours. Love your stamping.

  20. Layers, and layers, and layers, oh my! Fantabulous! Great job on you kissing. Beautiful card.