RSG ~ International Day of Happiness!

Pumpkins in March?!
That can only mean one thing ~ 
it's Ready, Set, Go challenge time!

The RSG challenge is one that's a bit more out there ~ 
typically 'out of the box'
(more like not for the faint of heart!)
But always - ALWAYS - fun!
(on Friday, you'll see my card from last month - August - eeek!)

 Barb is our hostess this round and she gave us 
a scavenger hunt of a color combo/holiday challenge!

I love color combo challenges, so this is a version of one.  Go to the master lists of Color Challenges on SCS.  I think there are over 700 right now.  Please check out the ones that end on your birthday ... You can pick any one of those color combinations that you want.
  The twist is to also pick a holiday—famous or weird—from the month of your birthday. 
 So, Kelly picks something in March while Jeanette and I use October.
  Use your color combo to make a card that “celebrates” that holiday.  
Ready?  Set.  Go!

I found 6 or so ending with my birth day
and most of them were pastels ....
but one had colors that were rich and vibrant ~ more my style!
Then, I perused the list of obsure holidays and found ...
*March 20 is International Day of Happiness!*

As my children have grown, we have spent countless hours 
at the Pumpkin patches,
looking for the perfect ones to bring home to carve.
The memories I have of our kids toddling through the vines
looking for the 'the one' will always stay with me.
Then, after carving and roasting the yummy seeds,
we watched a VHS tape of The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!
Oh these memories brought us - especially this proud mama bear -
much happiness!

A few months ago - and I'll link that blog post soon - 
I mentioned trying to find a new system of taking photos that works for me.
I've seen a lot - inspired by more!
It's wonderful to credit an artist that inspires, and for me, Sheri is one!
For now, mine is outside - 
in the Spanish moss under my reading tree ♥

 For my card, I colored the main image from CC Designs 
with my prismacolor markers and then framed it.
There's a simple frame around the image
using a die cut and 3d foam,
and that's added to a simple card base with a small strip of dsp from Echo Park.
Enamel dots and thats it for this simple card
bringing lots of memories and happiness!
My cardstock is:  Rich Razzleberry and the greens/oranges are close to Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie :)

Barb's card can be found here,
Jeanette's card can be found here!
Jeanette already has our theme for October -
I wonder if it will be tricks or treats ;)

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


Words 2 Craft By:  Feel of fall 
CAS Colours - color scheme


  1. The color scheme is perfect - vibrant and fun! The image is darling! The holiday is so very much you, Kelly! Love love LOVE your card!

  2. Darling image, great coloring and fun colors. This makes for such a cheery card!

  3. Such a fun mix, both of the images and of the gorgeous fall colors! Really cute Kelly. Love the pumpkin memories too!

  4. A very cute card Kelly and love his little face. He deserved to be framed!!Lol!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  5. Anonymous9/19/2018

    Awww, she is so cute! And how sweet that this card is based on such happy memories :)

  6. What a very sweet image Kelly!! Love your fun colors and layout my dear! HUGS

  7. Hi Kelly! Such fun mix of your own birthday and coming Fall has inspired you! :D Lovely memories and lovely card! Adorable colours and sweet little girl with her pumpkins!! I too prefer outside for taking photos of my works, the light is very good and love the green behind :)
    I'm very busy in these days, school has began and I have no more time for crafting... :((( Hope in the weekend...
    Thanks for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them :)
    Big hugs!

  8. Great card Kelly!!! I love the color combo. The little not looks so cute.

  9. Love this lad in green with his big autumn pumpkin!! So adorable, Kelly!

  10. Thanks for sharing the story behind your card Kelly, and a lovely card it is too!

  11. What a sweet card and I love that it represents sweet memories of your children as they were growing up. Those are the best! Thank you for joining us at W2CB!

  12. Kelly, this is a great card for our challenge this month. I love the colors that you picked. That image is so sweet and I love the day that you’re celebrating. You do make everyone happy!

  13. Kelly, What a festive fall card! So fun.... and I love your color combo! hanks so much for playing along with us at Words 2 Craft By. We're so glad you did. :)

  14. Fun , festive card. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  15. Great card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Sentiments designs and best of luck with your entry. Beatriz DT

  16. Cute card and great use of the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  17. Your cute card is sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face! Thanks for sharing it with us at CC&S. :)