Ready, Set, GO ~ Tall and Skinny!

Happy Wednesday, friends!

It's a quirky kind of day!
It's the day we post our cards for the Ready, Set, Go Challenge!
The R, S, G is one of my "3 am ideas" 
where a card challenge isn't standard - it's out of the box extreme!

For January, Jeanette was our hostess
and asked us to create a card that is Tall and Skinny ~
to fit inside a business size envelope ..
AND to use something new to represent the New Year.
Here is what Jeanette said:

Here it is, the beginning of a new year. I’m not sure if any of us make New Year’s Resolutions (I know I don’t, although I do set annual goals) but research tells us that the most common New Year’s Resolution people make is to lose weight. For this, our first Ready Set Go theme of the New Year, I want our cards to lose some weight. No, we are not going to weigh our cards… but we are going to make them skinny. Instead of making a typical A2 card or even a square card, we will be making cards that are the perfect size to fit in a business-size envelope. Tall and Skinny! (Oh, how I wish that were my body type.) Oh, I guess you realize, to be tall and skinny, your card will also need to be vertical and not horizontal. We don’t want to be short and fat. ;)  

A second part to this month’s theme is to use the newest paper-crafting item you have while making your card. Maybe it’s a stamp you recently purchased, a tool/gadget you received for Christmas, or some other treasure you’ve acquired. Whatever is the newest. (And remember, newest could be months ago… but hey! It’s not for me! I get new toys way too often.) 
Here’s to the Newness of a 2019!   Ready? Set? Go!

My card, created at midnight, 
hoping that I get an A+ on the first card of the year! :)

What I used new:
This is the first time I'm using this darling Hello Bluebird
stamp/die set called Moose and friends - so it's NEW to me! 
The idea was to build-a-scene by going upward with the images ..
I think, should I attempt this style again,
I'd create linear division lines next time :) 
I am smitten with this card, though!
It was a lot of fun to make and really stretches the comfort zone,
hence, the Ready, Set, Go challenge!
 You can see Jeanette's tall and skinny card here
and Barb's (not so tall and skinny!) card here!

I'm up to chose our challenge next month ...
So Thinking Cap:  ON!
Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings! ♥

I'll enter this into:  2CraftyCritterCrazies
Pile it on: Land Animals 


  1. Loving the scene you have created Kelly. The little critters are all adorable. A very cute card. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  2. I absolutely love your card. The layout is just perfect and your coloring is tops! You sure are very tall and quite skinny!

  3. Kelly, you definitely get an A+.... in fact, I'll give you an A+++ because this card is adorable! I love the scene you created with those cute images. So sweet!!!

    Thanks for embracing the theme so creatively!

  4. Oh Kelly what a sweet 'scene' you have created on your tall and skinny card - it's fabulous

  5. A woodlands birthday! How adorable, Kelly!!

  6. Sooooo cute, so pleased you shared at 2CCC. X

  7. This card is absolutely adorable. Good job my friend.

  8. Such fun motivations for the challenge!! They made me smile, as well your adorable party animals card! Very tall and skinny, and so cute too!! :)

  9. I love the scene you've created!! All of the critters are absolutely adorable!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Love all these animals celebrating a birthday - super fun!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)