3M: Friends are our Umbrellas!

 Hi friends!
Summer is under full swing here and it's hot, hot, HOT!
Like most of the country, it's sweltering here in Miami.
We're so blessed that they haven't closed any of Miami's Beaches
like they have further north with that heartbreaking algae :(

We're doing our best to keep cool outdoors 
while enjoying the lazy days of summer 
So far, today's card is the only rain I've seen in weeks! 

Today's card is also our famous 3 Musketeers post ~
Barb, Jeanette and I!
(although someone extra snuck in under the umbrella it seems!)

Barb was our hostess this month with these fun umbrella gals ~
I actually own this Art Impressions stamp set 
and I also rec'd/and created with it in a card kit from Terry L,
so it's been pretty popular :)

 True to form, I picked out my designer papers first,

and then colored the image to match.
I had that red circular die cut left on my desk as an extra from this card
so it became a backdrop to the raindrop papers. 
This was the first time I've tried fussy cutting the ladies from this set 
and wow, takes some patience and steady hands - LOL! 

I also finished the inside of the card with a matching sentiment ~
and such truer words couldn't be found.
True friends are one of life's greatest treasures!


Be sure to hop on over and see what Barb and Jeanette have made as well!
As you can see from our fabulous meme,
we are not only talented but cute!  LOL! :)

Be safe out there - stay hydrated and please
 keep an eye on outdoor pets in your area!
Big hugs, bigger blessings! ♥
I'd like to enter my card into:  Art Impressions - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday -  Red, White or Blue!


  1. So happy and fun card, love your design and all the details!! You made me smile with your digital image of the 3 Musketeers... :D !!!
    Thanks for your alert on outdoor pets, you are so sweet :)

  2. I LOVE the Girlfriends- they are so FUN ! Your card is fabulous, Kelly and i totally like the super matching Designpaper !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  3. Kelly, there truly is sooooooo much to love about this card! Those designer papers (clouds AND raindrops, too - perfect!) the circle behind the image is a great way to make it the girls the focus, your coloring! A great card!!!

    Thanks so much for being a musketeer with Barb and me....... and thanks for reminding bloggers to protect their pets from the scorching heat!

  4. This is so gorgeous, Kelly!! I love the image!! So sweet!! You colored it perfectly!! The papers and design are just perfect!! Love this my friend!! Enjoy the summer!! It's been raining lots here...at least everything is green!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. We've just had two days of rain after our return from our European travels! Quite a welcomed rain - as we were mulching when it started, so we kept going as it felt better with the cooler rain falling on us. I heard that you guys are having it very warm down there - Rome was warm enough for us!! It's the humidity that is the problem. Anyway, this rainy day card is so sweet, with those four ladies under the one umbrella. You have of course aced it with picking out those background papers first and working with them! Brilliant card!

  6. Kelly--this card is so cute. I love the papers that you picked and the red circle is way cool. Great coloring on the image too and I am so glad you are a Three Musketeer too!!!!

  7. Hi Kelly, I wasn't sure how else to contact you in response to your comment on my blog. The My Creative Bible comes with all of the verses and illustrations pre-printed in it and ready to color in. I hope this helps you.

    Snoopy ​♥

  8. Love how you have used this image on this fabulous card Kelly - I will take the rap for the photo-bombing. :-) Come on down and enjoy some of our cool if you get desperate...

  9. Kelly, it is my belief that you live right next door to the most fabulous scrapbook store on the planet! You never fail to have the most perfect paper for any image! This card is awesome!! I love these AI Girlfriends and you have really brought them to life here!!

  10. Oh, what a fun card! Love the image and your super layout, it looks fab!

  11. Such a cute card! Love the image and your card design is so great!

  12. Super adorable. Wonderful papers and lovely soft coloring.

  13. Love your card, the image is great as is your colouring and the sentiment is the best choice for that image!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  14. Kelly Fantastic and very beautiful card

    gr karin

  15. Fabulous card!! The pattern paper is perfect with this image!! Thanks for playing along with us at Art Impressions Challenge!

  16. Wow,this is a beautifully designed card. Love your girlfriends and the beautiful papers.

  17. Your fussy cutting rocks and looks great on this card layout!

  18. Gorgeous card Kelly!! Perfect papers (tho I did snicker a bit over the falling upwards raindrops!!) and the perfect lay-out. Fantastic job