Something Old, Something New ....

 Hi friends!

Today's card will be pulling 'double duty' on my blog today ~
one for the Ready, Set, Go! theme of mine
and one for the CCEE Stampers challenge!
We're heading out for a belated Mother's Day weekend to the beach ~
packing, getting gas, last minute preparations and details ...
We've room for one more if you want to come along! ♥
I'm the hostess for the May theme for the Ready, Set, Go and
Anne is the hostess for the CCEE Stampers and asked us to create
a card/project using 'hoarded paper' ~ perfect!

The R, S, G is a challenge with the 3 of us that is not for the faint of heart :)
It's a bit more challenging and thinking (way!) outside the box!
I based my theme on my daughter's wedding a few months ago ♥
She was such a breathtaking bride and I couldn't help but think
of the old saying "Something old, Something new"

Here is your challenge:  It is based on my daughter's recent wedding--"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and A Sixpence in your Shoe!" 

With the season of weddings upon us, I thought this traditional wedding saying would be a fitting challenge to create a card or project!  This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are just good luck charms.  Of course, it is a folk tradition in that, for example, something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.

So this is where your card or project come in!  You may use this saying in any form you like BUT use at least 2 ways to transform this saying into a card.  For example, your card could use a borrowed stamp, one that's old or new ... you can make it in shades of blue .... you get the idea.  It does NOT need to be a wedding card ~ just as long as we see where the (minimum) of 2 things you chose are! 
Ready? Set. Go!

Here's how I came up with my card (even if we only needed TWO of the above!)

1. Something Old ~ this paper!  Gosh, it's been in my stash, hoarded indeed.
I even bought a second pad because I loved it and didn't want to use the first one!  And, for Anne's challenge, ✓!

2. Something New ~  this beautiful stamp and die set from Gina K Designs called Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful ~ swoon!  This set is exquisite, and I love it so much because Barb and a squad of beautiful friends were there when I was able to buy it .... with a very kind, sweet, generous and soul touching gift! ♥

3.  Something Borrowed ~ This is skirting a little bit, lol, but I borrowed the idea of a bike ride from my friend Barb ~ she does love her bike rides, including long bike tours for miles and miles!  Impressive!  

4.  Something Blue ~ I purposely chose the paper for Anne's challenge to have hues of blue so I could use blue cardstock.  And I colored the bike blue :)  My bike in real life is green and her name is Jo-Jo!

No six pence in my shoe - but I"ll be thinking good thoughts with all the royal wedding watchers!  I'm SO excited to see Meghan's wedding dress most of all! 
My mum is from London, born and raised, so we're all super thrilled to see this wonderful event.

So here's my card!

So if you want to see what Barb made and Jeanette made with this theme,
 be sure to click their blog links. 
  Next month, it's Barb's turn and she already has an amazing theme picked out!

And, of course, the CCEE Stampers blog is here!  
What papers do you think they hoarded? :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
 Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥



  1. This is so beautiful, Kelly!! I love the pretty paper and the bike!! The theme of something old, something new...is awesome!! And oh my gosh, me, me...I want to go with you to the beach!! I haven't been to the ocean in way too long and I miss it :( Enjoy your trip and have a wonderful time!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Gorgeous card. and it's always good to use up hoarded paper. Enjoy your weekend at the beach! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Gorgeous card, love the papers

  4. A fantastic card and papers Kelly.

    Sue xx

  5. What a gorgeous blanket of blossoms, Kelly!! That amazing paper is perfect for your rolling hills and delightful bicycle!! Gorgeous work!

  6. gorgeous card Kelly

    gr karin

  7. Love this bright and cheery fun card, Kelly! Cool paper too!

  8. GReat job combining challenges. Love that dp!! Have a fun trip!

  9. Lovely card, Kelly, with a lot of thoughts behind it!!:)
    Have a lovely holiday on the beach with your family!

  10. perfect hoarded paper for the bkgd of this happy biking creation....fabulous

  11. Very nice card.

  12. Beautiful card. LOVE that paper.

  13. I love this card--it is so pretty and I love the challenge that you gave us. And, the bike and reminiscing with you is so sweet!

  14. Kelly, the rolling hills, beautiful bike image, and gorgeous papers make for an absolutely stunning card. Another Kelly masterpiece!

  15. Wow - this is beautiful Kelly - love how you incorporated all the elements in the challenge