RSG: Start Spreading the News!

Hello friends!

This was a wild and crazy wonderful Wednesday!
Thank you SO MUCH to my new blog followers!
I'm so blessed you found me ♥

On the 3rd Wednesday of every month, my 2 friends and I 
(Barb and Jeanette) create cards with a theme that out of the box.
It's called the Ready, Set, Go! Challenge ~
and this month, I'm the hostess.

 For the February Ready, Set, Go Challenge,
 I am channeling my son's recent trip to New York ♥

While he was gone, I kept singing "New York New York ...." by Sinatra,
 especially the line start spreading the news ....
 and I thought "Oh yes, that's something we haven't done before ... 
play with newspaper!"

  The challenge: to use newspaper somewhere on the card .... literally!
  (haha, no pun intended!)  
Use a small or large piece but it should be the main focus 
when we see your card and say "Oh, newspaper!"  on your card! 

  For my newspaper element, I created a backdrop of New York City, 
where he went!
They spent a week exploring the city ~ flying from Miami to NYC!
They saw - and did - and ate - and experienced just about everything!
I asked him his favorite part?
"Missing school for a week!"
I guess at 14, that might be my answer, too :)
I've used a stamp set from MFT called Our Story
to represent my son and the 'school' aspect - although this trip was all play!
He earned it through his hard work and dedication to school,
very high grades and sweet disposition ♥
To add a little fun and the winter theme and the snow he was in,
I added the fun penguin and sentiment from another MFT set, Cooler with You.
He indeed makes life more fun!

 And that's it for me today!
Thanks for your visit today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Super CUte and a neat idea! I don't think I've ever tried using Newspaper on my cards... Love the idea behind it! Have a great day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. Super cute scene, I like the cityscape out of newsprint.

  3. Awesome Card Kelly. Very creative to use the newspaper aaa the skyline. Great Challenge Too!!!!

  4. beautifulllllllllll and great card Kelly
    Gr Karin

  5. Oh my goodness, Kelly - your card is amazing! Love the way you diecut the news. So clever! Cute cute CUTE!

    Congrats on all the new blog followers! You're gonna win!!!

  6. I love this!! The newspaper for the background city skyline is so creative and fabulous!! And he's adorable :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Gorgeous personal scene. Love the skyline. I have been in NYC with my hubbie for some years and we both loved it!!
    xxx Margreet

  8. That little guy is just adorable, especially with his cool penguin friend. How clever to do the NY skyline out of newspaper. Super make, Kelly!

  9. A brilliant scene you have created Kelly. Love the use of newspaper and the little lad and his penguin are adorable. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  10. Fabulous card and scene kelly..Loz

  11. I am loving the newspaper used in the cityscape. Great way to incorporate it into the challenge.

  12. Hi Kelly I’ve popped over from KellySCreatveDreams she said you were trying to get followers to get a prize to give to scout Troy Percival so I’m here 😊 and joined.
    Lovely card and hope you get what you want for your scout troop.
    God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
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    1. PS sorry for typos... 😑, hope you’ll pop over and join mine too. X

  13. Oh Kelly, this is super cute! Love the use of newspaper on your card.

  14. What a super CUTE card and the memories behind it is fabulous too!! Love the idea of the newspaper die cut elements!! Love it! HUGS

  15. Such cute and brilliant scene to represent your son going to school!! :D The newspaper looks great!! Adorable card!

  16. Hi Kelly, I am coming from Alice's blog (scrapamondo) and I am your newest follower. I love your card! Kisses!!!

  17. Hi Kelly popping over from scrAPpamondo blog (Alice). Beautiful card. Flo :)

  18. Just hopped over from scrAPpamondo's (Alice) blog. Super card, the die cut newspaper is so effective, what a great idea. xx

  19. Wow, what a lovely card, and such a great idea, using newspaper, thanks for the inspiration ! Hugs, Enny

  20. Great idea love the die-cut newspaper cityscape --brilliant
    Carol x