Ready, Set, Go! ~ Mix it, Mash it!

Ready, Set, Go!

There's a new challenge in town!
The 3 Musketeers (Barb, Jeanette and I) are about to kick it up a notch!
In the 3M, we take turns sending a stamped image out and we all create a card with that same image.  We're living up to the adventurous Musketeer name and adding on an additional challenge on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
 (courtesy of Barb's adorable Smoochy-the-Wednesday-camel.}  
The challenges will be bolder, creatively adventurous and artistically out of the box.
When thinking of our challenge name, we thought:  We got this.
"We're Ready.  Dates, challenges, hostess - all Set.  Let's Go!"

I'm up first to throw down the gauntlet!
I chose this theme for our 1st challenge:  Mix-it-mash-it-up! 
Taking the oldest stamp set that we still own and the newest stamp set that we have gotten, we have to create a card using both stamp sets.
Mix it, mash it, and combine the two!
If it has multiple stamps in the set(s), we pick at least one stamp from each set.
The added fun is that even if the two sets are polar opposite 
and don't mix and mash at all, we have to make it work.
Ready, Set, Go!

A craft room downsize has left me without almost all of my first stamp sets.      EXCEPT for my most cherished and treasured Elzybells from the UK in 2008!
I will keep these stamps FOREVER!

And lucky, lucky me ~ my Stamp AnnieThing order arrived last 
and in it, this darling Sam best buds stamp
 that I ordered to make cards for my son ♥
 I looked through my many Elzybells stamps
and pulled out just the dog ones.
I am crazy for anything with dogs, stamps included,
so, of course, these have stayed with me all. these. years! 

I had to make this stamp set match this stamp!

 What I did with the Stamp AnnieThing stamp set was mask off Sam and his pug, and stamped a few of the Elzybells to see which of the dogs would fit best.
** I got them all at the same time all the way from England - same box! 

I ended up going with the dog with the buzzing bee on his tail ~
masking it off, as it looked like the pup was lovingly looking up at him :)
The sentiment was a bonus, not required in the challenge :)
I loved the way the card looks without my usual layers of dsp
and embellishments and I let the challenge mix-mash stamps be the focal point.
I am in love with how this card came out ♥

                               Barb is up next in June with challenge #2,                                               followed by Jeanette in July with challenge #3 ~ fun!                             You can see what they both made with my mix-it-mash-it-challenge by clicking the links to their blogs. 

 We even have fun new blog badges!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. Kelly, your RSG card is way too adorable. That puppy, looking up at your son (who is now our hero, right?) and the other puppy, too. These stamps look like they were meant for one another.

    Your card is AMAZING!!!

  2. You are "da bom" Kelly. Love the way you combined stamp sets and the clean clear look is awesome. going to trek downstairs to the Room of Chaos and see what might befall if I tried to create under the same rules...Pansy

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! And your coloring is out of this world!!!

  4. What a great job you did on this card! Great masking and coloring!

  5. What a fun idea for a challenge, Kelly! Your card is adorable!! The "old" dog is looking like he is hoping not to be put out to pasture by that sweet "new" pup!! Super fun card!!

  6. what a fantastic card and gorgeous stamps Kelly.
    great card for your son

    gr karin

  7. Kelly--I love your card. No one would even know that the images came from two different sets. Your card is perfect! I am excited to be a part of this group--bring it on!

  8. FABulous Kelly..adorable stamps and love how you did your masking..perfect.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  9. What a fun theme and wow, I love how you meshed the stamps together!! You would never know they didn't come together!! I love the design!! So sweet and adorable!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Brilliant scene you have created and love the adorable images. They team up perfectly. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  11. So adorable! I love your old/new card!

  12. Fabulous card Kelly - love how you have used the stamps and they have melded together to make a stunning card

  13. Super adorable, Kelly, but then I do love a card with a dog on it! :) xxx

  14. Wow! That is so clever! It looks like one stamp. Great idea to do the masking like that - that pup really does look like he's looking up and the boy adoringly! So super cute, Kelly! You nailed it!

  15. Adorable card and great job with the masking. I don't think I could mask and stamp more than one image. I have enough trouble with one stamp. LOL

  16. Wow! Your Mix-up. Mash-up turned out perfectly! I would have never guessed that you combined oldest stamp and newest!!! They blend perfectly for a fabulous card!

  17. Fabulous masking, love the card.xx [aNNie]