Animal Antics! :)

Happy Tuesday! :)

  We just rolled in late yesterday from a truly memorable camping trip ...
 Oh the stories I will share with you :)
  It was so much fun, educational, entertaining, somewhat scary!
Those chatty, excited little boys had us up at the crack of dawn every morning,
bustling with energy and this weary old lady had to scramble to keep up!
They went from dawn to well after campfires each night ...
Luckily, one of my besties in the den brought along her dad's 40+ year old 
camping percolator from 'back in the day' -
the kids got a history "what is THAT?!" lesson but GLORIOUS coffee for us!
  We had such an amazing time, and I'll be posting pictures this week :)

Meanwhile, back at the ranch .......... hee hee!
It's time for a new challenge at The Ink Spot!
You may recall from this post that Riley and Company now has a new home,
nestled in with 5 other stamp companies all in one place!
I was the hostess this week and chose Animal Antics as the inspiration,
inking up Balloon Riley and the sentiment "make today
for this cheerful, pick me up card.

Here is the front:

And the inside of my card:

Time to tackle a mountain of laundry, visit my babies (both human and furry!),
AND stop by to see you all to see what crafty things you've been up to!

If you'd like to take a peek at the rest of The Ink Spot DT inspiration,
you can find the ladies here on the blog -
some super talent has joined our team and we're growing by leaps and bounds ~
new DT members, new stamp lines, new inspiration!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!



  1. Oh Kelly, so glad to see you survived the camp and are back and hale and hearty :-)
    Love your fun card - it's gorgeous

  2. Sounds like you had a fun trip with the boys! This image is awesome, and the dp matches the fun balloon toys perfectly.

  3. I miss camping... can NOT wait for it to warm up. My sweetie and I have talked about camping for about a year now and we are resolved to do a little in 2016 when it finally warms up. Love your Riley stamp today - I have always been a fan of balloon animals. Very nicely done!

  4. Super cute, love the buttons!

  5. TEE! What a super cute image and so colorful and fun!! Glad you had a great camping experience! ;) HUGS

  6. This is so cute and cheery. Love the bright colors and the sentiment is perfect.

  7. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time on the camping trip!! I can't wait to see pictures!! Your card is so absolutely adorable!! Riley is too cute making balloon animals!! The inside sentiment is fabulous!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Hi Kelly so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic camping trip can't wait to see your pictures. Kelly loving this card with your signature gorgeous bright colours and of course Riley is ACE
    lorraine x

  9. Amazing Riley card Kelly.

  10. This is too cute--it just makes me smile!

  11. Loe the bright fun colours on this card Kelly, very awesome indeed.

  12. Beautiful Kelly...good to see your card again.. Gorgeous colours and love the added embellies to set it all off. As usual, fab colouring.xx {aNNie}

  13. Kelly, I love your balloon Riley card... so colorful and fun!

    And woo hoo on the coffee while roughing it at camp! ;)

  14. Oh my- this is delightful! Love this fun image and all of the balloon shapes- so fun! Perfect DP too!

  15. How much cuter could this be? What a sensational sentiment for this fun Riley image.

    Congratulations on surviving your camping adventure! I know you will treasure memories from that trip for life!

  16. So adorable! I think I may have to look into Riley!

  17. Don't you just love kid energy! Your card is so cute and what a great theme!

  18. Such fun and bright colors on this card! I am glad that you made it out of the woods alive - LOL

  19. Your cards are so colorful and cheerful. Just love the image and all of the colors. The sentiment is perfect. Happy to hear all is well and your outing was fun.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  20. Sounds like a fun camping trip! Adorable image and too cute card. Such fun colors.

  21. You are Wonder Woman for taking on a camping trip with all those young boys. Glad you got home safely.

    Love this cute image of Riley and your card is super cute.

  22. Just a cute, cute card. The colors are so perfect for balloon art! And I sure do love what you did with the buttons...never thought of putting a button behind the image just peeking out...very clever and I will have to try that soon!

  23. Oh, how cute. This brought back memories of little balloons being shaped into animals. Thanks, for sharing this.

  24. Cute card...great colors!

  25. lol, such a cute Riley card and loove your use of bright colors and patterned papers.