RSG: Portion Control!

    Hi friends 
and Happy Thanksgiving!

We have a house full of guests and family ~
a few extras (like every year!)
so I'm scrambling to get cards done and posted :)
Today's card is for the Ready, Set, Go! Challenge
with Barb and Jeanette and I.

I was the hostess this month with a theme of:  Portion Control!

Typically in November, we gather together with friends and family and celebrate the bountiful harvest with gratitude and thanksgiving! 
 And that usually includes lots of food :)  
No need to loosen a button or unbuckle the belt for this month the RSG!

For the crafty side of November, we’re going to show portion control!
  On this month’s card, use only a portion of your image!
  No full stamping ... only part of your image can be on the paper.
  For example, have a large flower stamp? Set it off the the edge of the paper!  You can add more than one - creating a collage effect if you like - but no full images, including only highlighting part of it like a spotlight technique
 (as the full image is visible below it.) 
 Have fun choosing your image and enjoy keeping the portions Lighter! 
At least for your cards ;)
For my card today, I used the stamp set Santa's Elves from My Favorite Things ~
a stamp set that I was lucky to win from MFT!
It was on my wish list for a long while and now it's in my home and heart!
I've made 3 cards with this set already ♥
I created a little cut out with some die-namics, paper, cardstock, ink + foam!

This card POPS!
Literally :)

I popped up the frame with 3d foam for dimension and let only 
a portion of the elf and tree be shown.
I embossed a sentiment from the same set for the front,
and stamped another on the inside!

I still decorate most of my cards on the inside,
but this one bears showing ♥

 Speaking of elves, it's almost time!
One of our TREASURED holiday past times is bringing out Buddy the Elf!

  I'm still having software troubles and my cards often look a little blurry.
They aren't :)
 If you click directly onto the photo, it usually shows up clear!

One day a little elf will show me I'll figure out all the techy stuff! 
Meanwhile, you can hop on over to Barb's blog and Jeanette's blog
and see what they made with Portion Control.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥ 


  1. Kelly--I love your card! What a great color for a sweet card. I also love the dies that you picked to highlight the sweet image! I love the challenge this month!

  2. Adorable card!! Love so much how you used only a portion of your stamp, that cute elf really pops on the frame! Fabulous bright and sweet pink!! :D Love also the waved dp inside, such great detail! You are always so creative!
    Sorry for my quick comment, I have no time today!! :(

  3. Awww, what a cute card Kelly - love how you have used the challenge. I do hope Buddy behaves this year...

  4. h be still my heart! The colors. The images. The design... the fun! This card is perfect!

  5. Wonderful card!