Make today .... Amazing! ♥

Hi friends! 
 Remember me?!!
It's been a whirlwind around here ~
from last minute trips before school started to
the chaos of school actually starting!
This year, my oldest is in her 2nd year of college,
daughter #2 is a Senior (when did that happen!),
daughter #3 is a Sophomore and
little man is a brand new 4th grader at a brand new school.
We are certainly looking forward to getting used to
the newness of it all and routine to settle  - for all of us ♥
I thought I'd show you the card I had made for the Riley and Company's
new challenge - One Layer Cards.
Holy Hanna, that's about the one type of card I don't do!
I love me some layers! ♥

So I thunk and thunk and thunk some more ...
and an idea was born when I was watercoloring.
Let the colors run!
As they were still wet, I tilted my watercolor paper
and let the cards run together - like tie-dye!
From Girl Scouts to Sunday School and lazy summer days here at home,
tie-die is one of the activities we've done and love so much.
Why not on a card!

I used my SU! Watercolor crayons and watercolor paper
and colored it in my VERY favorite color combination :)
I seem to be gravitating to this color combo a lot this summer!

I let the sentiment speak for itself on this one and stamped it
right on the dry paper, peeled off the painters tape from around the edges
and ta-da! 
Hard to believe this card took as long as it did to make -
which I will not admit to, LOL!
Did I mention I love me some layers?! :)
Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of the Riley and Company DT
has created!
If you link up your cards to a gallery like SCS,
please use the keyword Riley1714.
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter my card into:  Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
Ladybug crafts - CAS
Sisterhood of Stampers - Favorite Color
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes



  1. Great card! Love the water colors on this! I have 2 kids at junior high this year, and the transition has not been fun! Carri~Abusybee

  2. Fabulous job on this single layer design, Kelly!! My favorite colors!!

  3. Beautiful background, I love the colours too! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  4. Oh Kelly this is stunning - love, love, love it!

  5. Beautiful watercolor background...love those colors, too!! Thank you for joining us at
    "The Sisterhood" for our "YOUR Favorite Color" challenge!
    Diane TSH DT

  6. Great job on the watercolor background and love the bold sentiment. Fab one layer card!

  7. Gorgeous card as always, I'd say with all you have going on with your kids, you are "Ridiculously amazing!!!!!!" You ROCK girl!

  8. Fabulous one layer and looks like you really had fun...even if you do like layers. :-) I love those colors for summer, too...very cool and refreshing.

  9. This is so pretty and love the color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘YOUR FAVORITE COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  10. Oh wow I just LOVE the background you've created here Kelly!! I was wondering if anyone still used those watercolor crayons!! I have the whole collection of them and haven't used them for quite some time! Thanks for the inspiration to bust them out!! :) HUGS

  11. Beautiful watercolor background.

  12. Your OLC is amazing! These can be so hard for me...but this is inspirational. Wonderful watercoloring and sequins.

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous!! The watercolor background looks amazing!! Love the sentient!! You did a fabulous job with one layer!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. I love the sentiment and the colors you chose - they're so bright and captivating!

  15. I've been wondering where you disappeared to, glad to know you've just been busy! Your card is stunning, you should try one layer cards more often, you certainly rocked this one!

  16. Perfect CAS card! I'm always a fan of watercoloured background. Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

  17. Oh Kelly, this is breathtaking...you did an amazing job on this wonderful card....♥

  18. wow, awesome cas card. The colors you blended together are gorgeous.

  19. You did a great job with the one layer card! Your water color, tie-dye background is gorgeous! Where does the time go? My oldest is now a senior in college. It seemed like yesterday she graduated high school!

  20. Loving this one layer card- the watercoloring is so pretty. Oh I hope the kids get all settled in quickly and you get some time in your crafting cabana.

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  22. Loving the watercolor background you have created for your one layer card Kellie so pretty and dreamy. I too struggle at times with this type of card. Hope you get settled into your new routine soon! xx

  23. So much fun Kelly and you did an awesome job of creating a one layer card. I hear you about finding it difficult because I like lots of layers too. Your colors are stunning. This is called fun watercoloring.


  24. Such a pretty card! I love the background you made! I haven't used my SU WC crayons in ages, thanks for the reminder! What a wonderful sentiment, perfect card for so many reasons. Good luck to the kiddies and to you guys as you get into the swing of new schedules!

  25. Kelly, your card is ridiculously amazing! Gorgeous!

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  28. Your one layer watercolor card is gorgeous! Painter's tape-who'd have thought??