Ready, Set, Go: Green Pastures!

Hi everyone and happy Saturday!
It's been a wonderful start to the weekend for me! 

 I received some absolutely fantastic news via email ... 
though I can't tell you until November ♥
{shhhh!  Here's a little sneak peek!}

  I. am. so. excited!!

I've also been able rest and make some cards :)
I have a lot of catching up to do from ones I've missed
 through-out the busy year and get started on some new ones!

 Back in August, I was the hostess for the Ready, Set, Go! Challenge,
The challenge was to choose a quirky saying that today's younger generation would probably wonder what it means!
For example:  "He's as a slow as molasses in January!" 
"Do you have ants in your pants?" and
"Madder than a wet hen!"
Some of the sayings from an era long ago and 
days gone by might even still be with your family today, like for us! 
For this challenge, to make things really interesting,
 we did not come up with our own saying - that would be too easy!
The challenge was to come up with 2 quirky sayings 
and send it to the partner to create a card ...... like this! ↓
Barb sent 2 sayings to Kelly, Kelly to Jeanette, and Jeanette to Barb!

These are what Barb sent to me:

First one is not really a saying, just a name my mom would say when someone was trying to help—but not really that helpful.  She would call them Helpful Hannah.  And, we still use that one.

Second—A special one to my dad as a farmer was that the “corn needed to be knee high by the 4th of July.”  He was a great farmer and took special pride in having some of the best crops in the area.  Out corn was always that high and maybe shoulder height some years. 

I couldn't really figure out how to incorporate the first one,
 so I went with the second one Barb sent to me!
I loved her words about farming and her special memories of her dad ♥

I inked up my Birdie Brown's Green Pastures and Pure Innocence 'Hay There",
both from My Favorite Things.
I thought they were perfect for creating a farm card :)
I kept my card mostly green and white for the namesake of the stamp,
and designed this fun mashup of several of my own previous cards!

And that's it from me! 
You can see Barb's card here and Jeanette's card here.
Be sure to stop by on or around November 15th
to see what we're doing next month!

Big hugs, bigger blessings.


  1. What a sweet and and adorable card, Kelly - perfect for Barb's dad's saying! You are so talented!

    Oh and did I mention a tease, too? I can hardly wait until November to hear your news!!!

  2. Such a sweet card, Kelly - suits the saying perfectly! Adorable stamps and layout!

  3. This is so sweet!! She's absolutely adorable!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. A fabulous background, for a super cute little girl and her chick! One gorgeous card Kelly. Hope you are feeling a bit better from your fall. Happy Sunday and big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  5. Hi Kelly! How are you going? Hope that you feel very better! This card is sooooo sweet and cute!! Love very much the green, I think is just perfect for the farm theme and to make pop out that cute girl and her chick!! Such adorable scene!! :D

  6. Cute! Like the colors that you used!

  7. its so adorable card!

  8. Kelly--I love your take on the old time saying--though it seems to still be used these days. What a sweet image and I love the layout!

  9. Oh I just love this one Kelly!! Love the soft greens and of course the images!! That sentiment is such a hoot!! I remember these fun games for sure!! :) Thanks for sharing and look forward to your news!! HUGS

  10. No one makes cuter cuties that MFT!! This card is adorable, Kelly!!