Simple Sundays :)

Happy SONday blessings to you!

Some of my very favorite moments are is remembering the nostalgia
 of my childhood abroad.  I was blessed as a child to travel
 and see so much of the world, painted so vividly in my mind
 in a kaleidoscope of colors and scenes! 
Car trips didn't mean just getting from one country or popular attraction ~
they often meant a new scene for me to sketch, even as young as 6!
My little box of crayons, a sketch pad and I drew pictures and
stories to match :)

I was SO drawn to the Scenic Serenity Series of stamps from Stampendous when I first saw them a couple of years back.
Yes, years :)
  I bought a couple of the stamps in the series and they are every bit
of gorgeous as the artist intented them to be.
 This stamp deserves to be the focal point of the card,
so I kept the design pretty simple overall ~
 I'm drawn to the almost animated yet bold look they seem to have.
The artist did a wonderful job designing these ~
You can see more of Kimberly's earlier work here on this post :)
I wish you a beautiful day!
Although much of the country is buried in snow, 
Spring isn't too far away :)

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter this into these challenges:
 Stampendous Challenge for January(my card = find your purpose *button*)
Addicted to Stamps:  Flowers
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use Embellies (ribbon, button, pearls)
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes

Card #30/100


  1. LOVE IT! Your card reminds me of my trip to Finland and a stop to enjoy their Sunflower Farms. I can appreciate your memories of the vivid colors

  2. Isn't it wonderful when a stamp brings back some many wonderful memories! Very pretty Kelly!!!

  3. This is truly a fantastic image and I love how you colored it and displayed it on your card. A beautiful CAS creation, Kelly!

  4. The soft, subtle layers behind the image do help to make it stand out. Great job!

  5. What a lovely card! It looks like Tuscany to me from what I have seen and read (never been, but that is what it looks like in my mind!). I love the sunshiney loo of it! Yep, below zero and snowy here, and I am so ready to jump on an Amtrak to get to some sunshine and heat (I normally hate heat but this "polar vortex" is for the birds!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Kelly!! What a beautiful stamp!! You showcased it perfectly!! Tuscany was what I thought of first when I saw it!! We used to travel quite a bit when I was young too, but it was around the US. I hope you have a wonderful evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Kelly this is beautiful - love that you kept the image the centrepiece, and simply complemented it with the balance of the card.

  8. I love the story behind the card, Kelly. And I think it's great the image is still "relevant" after all of these years. :-)

  9. Absolutley breathtaking!!!

  10. Sounds like an magical childhood, Kelly! I am sure you saw many beautiful places like the one on your gorgeous card!

  11. What a beautiful design.

  12. pretty card, love the papers and design
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  13. Beautiful card Kelly, and a great layout!

  14. Beautiful design and such a pretty image. I like those colors and papers you used. I hope Spring is warmer than this winter has been. I like your optimistic attitude. It must be nice living in FL. LOLOLOL

  15. That is the perfect image to be fussy cut! Pretty card.

  16. This is very pretty! I love the bright sunny colors!

  17. Kelly, this card is beautiful! I love everything about it.

    Like you, I was drawn to these stamps when I first saw them and had to have one or two myself. ;)

  18. Kelly- this is beautiful- love that you kept the card simple- and the texture is wonderful. Also really enjoy imagining you as a tot with a crayon in your hand- drawing away!

  19. Gorgeous card Kelly! The stamp is lovely & your layout is great!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  20. Just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

  21. This is an amazing card. I love the image, love the image and love your coloring. Great design, I love your style, I can't do CAS. Loved the valentines above this to, just out of time to comment.

  22. Wow, what a cute card. I love that little farm stamp.

  23. Beautifully colored and designed card! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  24. What a lovely card and image. Reminds me of the farms in Kansas.

  25. This is reminiscent of an Italian Villa. Very nice!

  26. This is a gorgeous card! What a beautiful image, so sunny and bright - it's so nice to see such a cheerful card on a cold winter's day! thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  27. Kelly, These beautiful Stampendous stamps were created by our owner Fran Seiford from photographs she took on trips to Italy and France. We're so glad they resonated with you. Although they're retired now, they're still available at many of our retailers online. Thanks so much for sharing with what is still one of our favorite stamps!! We're so glad you entered our challenge, hope to see you a lot this year!