Find Joy ....

Blessings, everyone!
When I was little, my dad used to use the saying
"don't miss the forest for the trees!" 
It took me a little while to figure out what he meant by that :)
Today, as a busy mom always running to and fro,
and always on the go, go, go ...
 I remind both myself and my children to stop and enjoy the small things.

When I saw this new Inspirations stamp from Riley and Company,
I was so excited because it's very me ♥
I'm a firm believer in finding joy in the ordinary ~
life, embrace, enjoy everything around you.
It only takes a second ...
to just be in the moment, that moment of everything ordinary
and turn it into something extraordinary.

 Cherish the breeze blowing,
the sunshine landing just right,
the scent of the flowers on the wind,
the chirping of birds,
the dance of the butterflies in flight ...
the small things ♥
I've paired this stamp with some papers I had in my stash,
along with a few enamel dots.
And I decorated the inside of my card as is my custom,
 adding one of the new Funny Bones
sentiments as well with another positive message :)

As a reminder, these two stamps are part of the new release available
this Friday, April 10th.  26 new Inspirations stamps and 29 Funny Bones
will be released and you can see the sneak peeks with them all week long
on the DT blogs :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big Hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Ohhhh Kelly this is not only filled with wise words, but with fabulous colours and joy!

  2. This is just gorgeous, beautiful colour tones, sentiment is awesome and wonderful papers..x
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  3. Cute! I like the sentiment and how it is the focus of your card. Great design and papers.

  4. Gorgeous, colourful card Kelly, love those papers and the design the sentiment is perfect
    lorraine x

  5. This just exudes Florida sunshine. Love that sentiment too! Kelly, we were residents of Stuart, Fla for over 42 yrs. Also lived 2 yrs in Pensacola where our DD was born, while DH was at the naval base. Did not like that town! We did love So Florida and we like the area where our DD lives - outside of Tampa in one of the beach towns. We were so pleased that except for 1 afternoon when it rained, we had lovely, warm sunshine each day. Also had a dolphin come up to the seawall, and frisk around. Had a nice time, but also good to be back home, where we can see lovely things beginning to bloom & blossom. TFS & Hugs - I am loving the patchwork design of your pretty card.

  6. Love your papers!

  7. Such a stunning creation and so positive! I love cards like this! :) My parents said this all the time as well!! I was a never-ending question asker, so I found out what it meant! :) LOL!! Remembering to enjoy the little, simple things in life is a great reminder!! HUGS

  8. Fantastic card and I love, love the papers! I also really like both the inside and outside sentiments!

  9. This is fabulous! Such uplifting sentiments and a perfect ix of papers.

  10. I'm sure hoping there will be a bundle special on this fabulous release, Kelly! So far, I am loving everything I have seen! Your gorgeous card is the perfect showcase for this wonderful sentiment!!

  11. Wonderful and cheerful card Kelly. Love you message. It matches well to my hugs. Sending HUGS your way.


  12. Wonderful card - love the uplifting sentiment and the lovely DP's you chose to use too. I hope you have many breezes and butterflies and the likes in your days!

  13. beautiful card! Love your work. :)

  14. Beautiful, cheery card! With great sentiments both outside and inside!

  15. I love both of the sentiments both inside and out!! And what beautiful papers!! This is gorgeous, Kelly!! Inspirational and fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. I love both sentiments. I'm all about finding what sparks joy for me lately so off I go to look at the store. I had no idea about this site you DT for and LOVE their snarky humorous sentiments!!

  17. So cute and what a fabulous card design.

  18. Adorably upbeat papers and what a great sentiment. I too stop and watch sunsets with my girls. It brings such an appreciation for life.

  19. Very cute card. Thank you for sharing your story with us at the Path of Positivity challenge blog. Please stop by and comment how your card relates to the theme of growth!

  20. Kelly this is so colourful and inspiring. This is so perfect for our GROWTH theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  21. Fabulous card! Love the sentiment and that yellow funky paper is fantastic!