CCEE ~ Red for Anne!

Hi friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at the CCEE Stampers blog,
brought to us by Anne ~ our hostess for May.
Her challenge is "Red for Anne", her favorite color!

For my card, I wanted to create a card with my Neat and Tangled
 Better Together and use red as the main color. 
Red is so vibrant and rich ~ a perfect compliment to give your card a POP!

This card was a bit of a challenge, and a triumph :)
I absolutely ADORE this card!
One of the things I'm trying to learn is skin colors.
I tend to lean towards the peaches and light skin colors because it's easy!
I color with prismacolor markers (and now Azure markers!)
but do have a few Copics for coloring skin (E00, E01, E11)
I had to use a few different prismacolors to create all the friends here :)


I stamped out the images and did a bit of masking to create the 
friends standng next to each other.  
Based on the direction of the animels they are holding,
I added them right to left to allow them not to overlap.

 For the sentiment, I fussy cut the word 'you'.
I did buy the matching dies for this set but the word you didn't have one ..
and that's okay! Improvise!

You can see what the rest of the CCEE Stampers created for Red for Anne
this week by heading over to the blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

I'll enter this card to:  WordArtWednesday - 


  1. Such a super cute card

  2. Adorable, love the sweet images/stamps and fabulous design.
    I will be away from my laptop until the 21st May, so will comment then..I will have scheduled posts.
    [aussie aNNie blog]

  3. I love these sweet kids and their precious critters!! What a wonderful card, but how could I pick a favorite!!!?? Love the mix of bright colors!

  4. I love it!! What a sweet card, Kelly!! Your coloring is so perfect!! Absolutely adorable, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Oh how adorable, Kelly! And it reminds me of your pet-loving family! Sweet!!!

  6. This is just the cutest card, Kelly. You are so right, the RED makes your card POP! Thanks for adding this fun card to the blog today in my honor!!!

  7. Cute card, Kelly!

  8. Another Kelly cutie! Love your die cut sentiment!

  9. I love the way you created your different skin colors. I should show more diversity with my skin colors as well. This is such a sweet card, Kelly, and I love how each one is holding an animal.

  10. Great job masking them together. This is such a cute card. I too try to do different skin tones - and I find it a little difficult.

  11. Adorable card, Kelly! It's so vibrant, happy and bright! Great choice of colors and very well done with your masking, these cute kids with their friends are so sweet!!! Really a lovely card!

  12. Adorable card! Love your little gang of friends holding their friends! So cute!

  13. Love your little friends, they look like they are having such fun. Pretty and bright colours. A super card. Have a lovely weekend. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  14. Wow! I can't believe you fussy cut the word YOU! My fussy cutting is NOT good. Yours looks like a die cut! Love this trio with their animal buddies! So cute! Great masking!!!

  15. a whole gaggle of cuteness...love it

  16. Its so nice card.

  17. Gorgeous card Kelly, and I love how you have fussy cut the YOU in the sentiment, it really does finish the card beautifully

  18. Oh if you masked one more girl, you could have one of these for each of your kids : ) Adorable card, and you did a fantastic job on the skin colors!

  19. What a great card.

  20. This is ADORABLE, Kelly. I love the image, the vibrant colors, and your overall layout. It's just adorable. Thanks SO much for sharing your talents with us, and please join us again soon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday