A piece of my heart! ♥

Good Morning, friends!

Happy Friendship Day! 

I'm certainly blessed to know each of you 
and share this bit of our world together ~
I'm so glad we're friends!

Today I have a post for my Find Your Inspiration series ~
blog posts I started earlier this year, 
finding random inspiration in the wonderful world around us.

My niece has autism and we truly love her to pieces.
She's such a sweet young lady ~ now 21 ~ with a contagious smile
and has a heart of a true champion :)
While we realize life for her won't include the complex things
like living alone, have a pet, drive a car ...
her alacrity and willingness is unmatched!

to try. 
to learn. 
to be present in the world ♥

 Since Monday's are the day I post on The Project Bin blog,
I knew I had to create a card for her using the very special

I thought it would be wonderful to CASE a card that inspired me
on Splitcoaststampers for the Featured Stamper this week.
Jenny's gallery is a new one to me 
but this card jumped right out and I was inspired to recreated it with a twist :) 
That was my whole vision behind F.Y.I. ~
finding inspiration often in unexpected places.

I made a porthole card for a little peek-a-boo surprise for her!
On the inside, I stamped the puzzle piece heart from Spencer's Set
and die cut it using my cuttlebug with the heart die from In My Heart.
These two stamp sets are interchangeable and a great addition to your stamps.
I glued a small black cut out circle to frame the opening of the porthole
and added a few enamel dots in a variety of colors.

Here is the card from the front:

 And the inside:

You can see both of these fabulous stamp sets in the shop.
If you click on any of the stamp set thumbnails,
it will take you to the wonderful galleries filled with photo inspirations!

Spencer's Set and In My Heart are full stamp sets/dies ↓

 So inspiring, just as I hope something inspires you 
out there in the great big world today :)

 *Tomorrow the winner of Summer Series ~ 5 days of ...
(week 1) will be announced!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. This is gorgeous, love the layout and bright coloured heart

  2. Gorgeous card for your niece....a bright colored heart (love the jigsaw element) with a fab sentiment!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Oh, your love for your niece just pops by this porthole card!! :) Fabulous design, so appropriate and heartfelt!
    Big hugs, have a lovely week!

  4. This is just darling, Kelly! Your niece will love it - just so appropriate!

  5. Oh my goodness... Kelly, this is a work of art! Love this card!

  6. Happy Friendship Day, Kelly!! This is so beautiful!! I love the jigsaw heart and the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. What a fabulous card for your niece!! Beautiful work!

  8. The bright colours of the heart are gorgeous and perfect for your niece, Kelly. Great idea making the porthole card. Brilliant!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  9. Lovely card for your niece!

  10. I love this beautiful and fun card- great heart puzzle piece through a peek hole! I just adore that you made this card from your heart for your niece!

  11. Kelly, this is fabulous!!! You did a wonderful job with the inspiration photo from SCS! I love that you are actively looking for inspiration around you. It is all around us, isn't it, we sometimes forget to look! Your neice sounds like a champion! I love your graphic too!! We can be our own inspiration!

  12. FABulolus card Kelly..Love the colours in the puzzle pieces and the added dots..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Such a sweet card and wonderful purpose. The fancy cut is so fun.

  14. This is so precious! I have a nephew with autism; I just added this to my wish list!

  15. This is a great card. I love the extra enamel dots

  16. Anonymous8/01/2018

    What a sweet card. Love the CAS look of it and your love behind it. :)

  17. It's so nice card!