Going for a bike ride! :)

Good Morning and Happy Friday!
It's been a wild ride getting back into the swing of things
after the holiday break but the kids are settled back into
theirs schools and routines - woohoo!
Today's the day that the 3 Musketeers group posts our cards.
This is a group created by Jeanette, who graciously invited me
to craft along side her and Barb.  The idea is a mystery image
will be sent out and we create a card based on that ~
and this month was my month!
Now the even wilder part is that when we returned home
after a holiday trip, *Santa* had a brand new bike waiting for me!
What a surprise!
I'd oogled one in the store - once - oohing and ahhing over it -
and my sneaky littlest daughter was paying attention,
snapped a picture and sent it off to my dh Santa
who bought it, delivered it, hid it, and then staged it for when we walked in.
They are just the BEST!
It's even green - my favorite color!
Love, love them ♥

So unbeknownst to me, a bicycle image is what I chose for January ~
a new year, new beginnings, new opportunity for change :)
I bought this stamp for a swap a long (long!) time ago
and it just sat, and sat, and sat.
Every time I stamped it out, I just could not make it work,
so part of the challenge was to see what we could do with
a stamp that had me skidding to a halt ♥

I went with the spotlight technique to highlight the beautiful
basket of flowers and propped it up on 3D foam dots
to give this a bit of dimension.
I wish I could say I'm happy with the result,
but this card just bugged me to no end.
I know we  can't always be happy with the outcome, just the process! ♥
Please be sure to stop on over at Barb's and Jeanette's place to
see what they've done with this image.
Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

Entered into: Alphabet Challenge, spotlight technique 


  1. I love the spotlight technique Kelly and i think it fit´s perfect with this image. Have fun with your new bike !! I like to ride my bike and I always ride with it to work - if it does not rain ;-)

  2. LOVE IT! I can just see you riding all over town on that shiny new bike! Love the spotlight technique on here. Very pretty card!

  3. So beautiful Kelly!! I love the detailed design on the image and how you've spotlighted it! HUGS

  4. Well you did a fabulous job on this bike Kelly, wonderful card. And what a wonderful daughter to get Santa to bring you a bike.

  5. I don't know why this bugged you - it's fabulous!! I love the spotlight design!! You did an amazing job with it!! And how sweet of your hubb...er Santa to bring you the bike!! What a sweet daughter to pay attention to what you like!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Don't know what I see that you don't but its beautiful! Love the spotlight! Gorgeous coloring!

  7. Great story Kelly.I beg to differ, this card is really fantastic. Don't remember seeing that spotlight technique before. Works beautifully on this card as do all the colors that you used. Excellent! - Jim

  8. Kelly this is amazing - love how you have spotlighted the flowers, and I cannot see anything 'wrong' about this card at all! Love that you made the bike green ;-).

  9. This is gorgeous Kelly!

  10. I love the spotlighting technique! Your card looks great. Congrats on your new bike. I'm excited over a food processor I received at Christmastime! lol

  11. I think you did a fabulous job with that image and I love the spotlight. That was just so good of Santa to set that all up for you. Good luck with the "real" bike riding.

  12. I love this card, Kelly!! The spotlight technique was a great choice to highlight the bold bicycle image.

  13. Fabulous work with this wonderful image, Kelly!! Hope you are getting some warm weather so you can get out and enjoy your new bike!!

  14. Your card is wonderful, love how you have highlighted the basket!

  15. I really love this card. The spotlight technique is beautiful with this lovely image.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  16. super cute card kelly! love the spotlight! and how lucky of you that at least one of your kids pays attention!! haha!! have fun on your new bike!

    lovies, =o) kel

  17. Oh my goodness! Kelly, this card is stunning! I love how you used the spotlight technique! And the color scheme/papers are wonderful!

    I'll admit the image was a bit of a challenge for me, but that's one of the things I love about groups like the Three Musketeers... it moves me out of my comfort zone. THANK YOU for being a part of the 3M and for sending a fabulous image!

  18. Well--Look at You! Saying that this would be a hard image and you shined with this creation! I love the highlighting and it is perfect for the bike! Love the image and love the challenge this month!

  19. Very beautiful! The spot light stamping shows off the flowers perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  20. Well you sure nailed it this time. Love, love, love your design. What a great card. Happy cycling on your new bike!

  21. I certainly agree with what others have said...I don't know why you wouldn't like this card either! I think it came together so nicely. I like that technique. I only ever tried it one time. I like your card so much...I think I need to give it a try again... Congrats on the new bike!