Calendar Girls - Anything Goes!

Oh. My. Goodness.  
It's almost a brand new year!  
Can you believe it!  
I truly think this is one of the fastest moving years I can recall ~ 
I blinked and nearly missed it, it went by so fast!

My husband's busy work schedule has kept us close to home
this holiday and let me just say, God is good and knows
our needs, even long before we do.
While I dreamed of a white Christmas, romping in the snow
and hiding in some cabin in the mountains,
we are home and resting, relaxing, rejuvenating :)

Since today is the 28th of the month,
that means the Calendar Girls post a card with a chosen theme.
This month's post was optional as was a theme of Anything Goes.
I was so excited when I spied the November issue of Papercraft Inspirations
(back in October!)
with a free stamp set of Forever Friends inside!
I literally squealed out loud and did a little hop right there in 
the magazine aisle of Joanns! 
I love Forever Friends stamps!!
So of course I had to ring in the end of this year with
a shout out to Christmas-time with this little Christmas Forever Friends teddy.
I am in LOVE with this stamp

The inside is stamped with a TAWS stamp sentiment
and I chose this one because it truly represents my heart's feeling
towards all the gals in the Calendar Girls - I'm thankful
for them and another year of wonderful card making, challenges
and a friendship lasting through the years!

I'll see you back again in a couple of days with another
card and then it's countdown to the new year! :)

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter this card into:
Little Red Wagon:  Anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Christmas 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes/Cmas
Southern Girls - Christmas Wishes


  1. I can see why you love it; it's gorgeous. Love the paper you paired it with.

  2. Adorable card Kelly. I'll be keeping my eye out for those stamps too.

  3. So very cute! The sentiment says it all too. Cute image and will have to look for the magazine now.

  4. Very cute card!!! And I'm jealous over the freebie! :) The sentiment you paired with your card is absolutely perfect.

  5. Kelly, your card is adorable!! I love the sweet Christmas image and design!! Best wishes to another fabulous year in 2014 my friend! :)

  6. Adorable little bear card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a blessed week! Laura

  7. Your little teddy is so cute Kelly and makes a wonderful card. A belated Merry Christmas and I wish you all the very best in 2014

  8. Fantastic card and fabulous image! Love the mixed and matched papers you used, super card!

  9. This is so dang cute Kelly. I love the layout colors and image. You surely do know how to put a card together...Awesome job my friend. I am so glad we are calender girls together.. ♥

  10. How cute it that card! Thanks for sharing it at Little Red Wagon!

  11. This is so sweet!! That little guy is absolutely adorable!! I love the image!! The papers are beautiful, too!! What a gorgeous card!! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas my friend!! New year hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. What an adorable image. The papers are very sweet.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    God Bless you as we prepare to enter into 2014,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  13. This card is just adorable, Kelly. You are SO talented, and I just love this. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to share your talents with us. I appreciate your participation and hope that you will share with us again soon. Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. Oh Kelly this is gorgeous - love the image, and the way you have made it sing on your card.

  15. This is so super cute! I love your images and your beautiful bright papers. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas !:)

  16. A very cute card you created. I love how you used the papers to feature this cute image. I am also glad that it makes you so happy!

  17. How precious! I am thinking that I want to make a few Thank you cards for some folks for such blessings over Christmas. Thanks for visiting the other day even if I blogged Prime Rib that day.. You made me smile.

  18. Oh Kelly, this card is way too cute! Love love love that little bear image! (What a find!!!) and the placement of the embellishments inside is perfect!

    I am so glad you're my friend! And a fellow Calendar Girl, too!!!

  19. Love this card Kelly. Great Layout and Wonderful Colors. I love that image too!

  20. Such a cutie indeed! Love your little banner and wonderful colors.