New Series: One Plus Twelve!

Hello friends!

I'm SO excited about today's post!

I am my most creative often at 3 am ~
it's when my mind comes up with fun ideas and wonderful challenges.
During the holidays, I wanted to create a challenge for 2019 
where I could stretch the use of my stamps.
So often, we buy stamps and craft supplies ~
some get used, some never see ink, some see ink only once.
And I thought oh how fun it would be to take one stamp
... just ONE stamp ...
 and create with it all year, once a month, in as many ways as possible!

I named my challenge:  One Plus Twelve!

The one = the stamp I've chosen
The twelve = the twelve months in the year.

The stamp I chose to work with for 2019 is:
Warm Wishes by Honey Bee Stamps!
My new One Plus Twelve series will be Foxy's Adventures ♥

 I've had Foxy (as I lovingly call him) for awhile now
and he was chosen absolutely on purpose :)
I've always loved the arctic fox but specifically,
 I chose the Honey Bee Stamps fox because ........
he's wearing a sweater!!
I thought - how am I going to make this stamp work
 all. year. long!
It's July ... the middle of summer ... and Foxy has on a turtleneck?!
That's what it's a challenge!
I'm SO excited to see how/where/what I come up with :)
For my January card, I've used sparkly/snowy cardstock 
to create the winter backdrop.
I colored Foxy with promarkers and paper-pieced his sweater.
The snowy background is another piece of designer paper I've saved
and the vellum snowflakes and gems were added on for extra sparkle.
From another Honey Bee Stamps set, I stamped the sentiment
(the only other stamps allowed in this series - sentiments!)
from a retired set called No Place Like Home.

This card just makes my heart smile!
I'm really glad I created this and am sharing this series this year.
I have the most supportive family -
sharing hugs and sweet words and encouragement with One Plus Twelve!

Edited:  I invited two friends to create cards along with me ~
next month, my card will post on February 3 ♥  

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. That's a great, fun stamp and a gorgeous card. Lovely idea, too, looking forward to seeing more. Hugs from freezing Rhineland, Valerie

  2. He is dressed as I will be tomorrow!! They have forecast snow for us over night and -5C, so will have to wrap up warm! A lovely card Kelly and can't wait to see what you will be doing with him through the year. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  3. This little fox IS ADORABLE, Kelly! ;) He makes me SMILE TOO! It will be FUN to see how you use him all those different months! ;) INKY HUGS for your visit!!!! ;)

  4. How cute fox!! Adorable card, love the colours you choose and the lovely scene you have created! Great idea stretching your stamps to create 12 cards, one for month! I can't wait to see the others!! :D

  5. Wow, that really is a challenge! But good for you to take it on. Your first is a hit, and I look forward to seeing Foxy all year.

  6. I love this card--such a sparkly and glittery card. So pretty! I look forward to following the Adventures of Foxy over the next 11 months!

  7. This is so adorable!! I love the sparkly background and the adorable Foxy!! Looking forward to his adventures!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Kelly, your fox is adorable and this card is gorgeous. I have a "thing" for foxes ever since that silly song came out, "What does a fox say?" My daughter gets so mad at me, but I think it's hilarious. So I will be so excited to see Foxy each month.

  9. Wow - now that will be a challenge - a sweater in summer!! Love this card Kelly, and the paper pieced sweater is beautiful.

  10. What a fun idea for a challenge! Foxy looks super cute in his January card! Love the sparkle :)

  11. What a fun idea! This is so super cute - he looks lovely and warm in his cozy little paper-pieced sweater. Can't wait to follow foxy through the coming months!

  12. Foxy is veery cute and I love the winter background and sparkle Kelly..cannot wait to see what antics he gets up to through the year..FABulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Awe! Foxy is too cute!! What a fun challenge to bring on!! Looking forward to seeing your creative makes with him! HUGS

  14. I absolutely love this frosty fox in his snowflake sweater!! What an awesome forest frame, Kelly!!

  15. Kelly, I love your idea for One plus Twelve!!! And what a GREAT stamp to choose for it... I'm loving Foxy already, but can't wait to see what that sweater looks like in the sweltering heat of July! Your creativity will shine forth each and every month, I have no doubt!

  16. very nice card!