F.Y.I. ~ New blog series!

Hi friends!
First, Happy New Year and welcome 2018!
I'll have my chosen Word of the Year post up later today,
but first ~  there's this!

  I am so excited to write about this new series on my blog!
It's something I thought about introducing early last year
but the timing was never right ... until now :)

This is a series of weekly blog posts that I'll simply call:
F.Y.I ~  Find Your Inspiration ♥
This series of weekly posting will all be "inspired by..."
From planning creative ways to use paper crafts to crafting mishaps,
from fun self-challenges to stamp hacks,
from wish lists and more ~ the inspiration is the truly endless!

 Since this is the first post in the series, 
and it's my day to post for The Project Bin stamps,
I'll show you what inspired my card today.

This one little notebook.
While out shopping, I spotted it on the shelf and thought:
that would make a beautiful card.

Using cardstock on hand, and striped paper from Hobby Lobby,
I created the A2 card base and smaller insert with a scallop die.
I stamped/heat embossed the sentiment from the Awesome-sauce stamp set
 with white embossing powder on pink cardstock to match the notebook.
After it was dry, I ran it through the cuttlebug with a die for the scrolled shape.
Then, I added twine, popped the focal image up on 3d foam 
and added some colorful gems in similar colors to the notebook.

You can see this on The Project Bin blog along with 
other stamps and photos in the galleries.

I chose this sentiment specifically from The Project Bin because
whatever goals or resolutions or intentions the new year brings,
it's so wonderful to be your true self.

Find what inspires your heart and make it your own ♥ 
Until next time, be inspired!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. What a great series to bring Kelly - thank you for sharing this, and I hope I will continue to be inspired by the series.

  2. A great start to your new series Kelly, I love this card and am looking forward to seeing what comes next.

    Sue xx

  3. Happy New Year, Kelly!
    Gorgeous card to start your new series with!
    xxx Margreet

  4. Lovely card Kelly and great idea to start something new! :)
    Happy New Year!!!

  5. Oh Kelly... what a fun series. I can't wait to see your weekly FYI posts. You are going to be an inspiration to all of us, I'm sure!

    Your card is gorgeous, as is the journal you found your inspiration in.

    Happy New Year!

  6. Wow, Kelly, first I LOVE the idea of an "inspiration" series. I can't wait to see what inspires you this year! I love how the notebook inspired this goreous card! Enamel dots are among my favorite things. I love how you used them here. Happy New Year sweet friend!

  7. beautiful Kelly
    Best Wishes For 2018
    Gr Karin

  8. Kelly--this is awesome. It will be a fun series to follow in 2018!

  9. This is gorgeous!! And what an awesome concept for a new blog series!! I'm so happy to be visiting after a small blog break for the holidays!! I've scrolled through to see the amazing projects I've missed while I was gone and they are all fabulous, especially the fox friend card :) I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a healthy and happy 2018!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. I love this idea and your card is amazing! Great use of the inspiration piece!! Hope you have a wonderful 2018

  11. Love this wonderful idea, F.Y.I.!! And what a beautifully inspired card, Kelly!