another Simple Sundays :)

Blessings to you, friends!  
 You may remember if you visited me for this post
how much I adore Sundays. 
 Not just for the blessing of worship but the calmness the day brings. 
 With 4 kids, it's not often that we are still ... and that's okay :) 
On Sundays, I hope to post a card that I've made that reflects
the beauty of this day.
In our busy week, I often miss the solitude of our lush and
vibrant back yard that we have.
The quiet mornings in the backyard, sipping my coffee,
watching the birds come to the feeding house my son just built.
My dad's memory tree in full bloom - gorgeous, fiery red hibiscus
flowers are opening to the morning sun.
Even our two funny dogs chasing each other, playing tag
and barking excitedly when stops to sit beside me as if to
say "Come on, brother - there's playin' to do!"
This week, my card reflects the simpleness of the moment.
I created this CAS card - and can't believe how much I love it!
I've been trying my hand at CAS cards and
 just can't quite get the hang of it :)

here is my card ...

  and the inside of my card ...
That is ... until this fabulous Retro Sketches #103 caught my eye.
I was also inspired by the bold color combo at the Dynamic Duos Challenge.
And as luck would have it, Addicted to CAS is having a coffee challenge -
as a Starbucks aficionado, I jumped to play along!
I inked up my treasured TAWS Stamps and added a few dew drops,
to emulate 'coffee beans' (looked good in my head!) oh! And it's paper-pieced :)
I'll link this up to PIO - Thinking of you challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a joyous,
simple, very blessed Sunday!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Kelly, your CAS card is a feast for the eyes! Talk about a perfect design with great impact and perfect color choices. Love it!

  2. that is just fun and cute :) love the sentiment and the cheery colors!

  3. You say simple, I say fantastic!!!!!

  4. You've got the hang of it just perfect!! CAS and a fantastic card - and I'll say that even though I don't drink coffee!! LOL! Love it!

  5. You have trouble with CAS Kelly?!!! It doesn't look like it with this FAB card Hun! Love the colors...they scared me LOL, great sketch & overall theme!!! Awesome, awesome work as always & TFS!!!

  6. Adorable! The colors really work with the design.

  7. This is so beautiful, Kelly!! You did a fabulous job with a CAS card!! Love the coffee cup!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. This is lovely Kelly, inside and out. Love the design.

  9. Love your CAS card, the bright colors and the cool sentiment. Great job!

  10. Your CAS card is fabulous, love the two colors and the sequins are just perfect!

  11. Your CAS card is fabulous, love the two colors and the sequins are just perfect!

  12. What a bright and cheerful card! Love the color combo. Thank you for sharing it with us at Pile It On! -- Our linky issue seems to be fixed, so please stop back and link up this great project. Thanks for understanding! Best, CG

  13. I love this design and it is so colorful, fun, and soooooo pretty.
    Raised in Bama? I'm so glad you came by my blog and became a follower. I'm doing the same. You have a wonderful blog of awesome cards.

    I enjoyed reading your post.

  14. WOW Kelly this is magnificent - love every little detail!

  15. Kelly Your card is lovely and I so agree with you that you do need days which are peacful and calm.

  16. Love that bright color combo you used! The geometric shape for the cover is so cool too. So many coffee drinkers and that sentiment is just perfect!

  17. Just 2 words: LOVE IT !!

  18. Super cute and coffee is one of my favorite subjects!

  19. Fabulous! You did such a great job with this. I love that piece of dp that you used to give it that pop of color! Your backyard sounds so peaceful. I want to come visit. ;)

  20. Oh my goodness, Kelly! This card is amazing!!!

  21. What a fun card! I love coffee so this one grabs my attention right away! Well all your cards do actually! LOL Love the colors and how you finished the inside as well. Cute cute! :)

  22. Fabulous layout for this wonderful coffee card!! So bright and cheerful!

  23. Really cute card. Love your finished inside also. Thanks for sharing at the Dynamic Duos.

  24. Looks like the CAS worked beautifully for you! Loving the heart coming out of the coffee cup- and the card inside : ) Glad you enjoyed you morning in the backyard- sounds quite relaxing!

  25. So fun and trendy- perfect colors for a coffee house! Love the clear bubbles with the bright colors. Thanks for playing along with the Dynamic Duos this week!

  26. Love the use of the colors with the fabulous cup! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

  27. Great card, love the layout of it.

  28. Love the fun n bright colors :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS !!

  29. You did an amazing job with CAS (and I'm not just saying this since there's coffee involved!). I really like the angled layer!

  30. What great CAS style and layout. All around fabulous card...and you can never go wrong with coffee.

  31. FABULOUS CAS card!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!