Good morning, friends!

One of the most wonderful cities I've been blessed to visit
in our travels is Paris!
It was on my long Bucket List 
and it has resonated with my soul each trip we've made.
 I fall in love all over again with this enchanting city each time!
 J'aime la France ♥


From the architecture to the history,
the art and culture and quaint cafes and restaurants,
there is so much to love.
On our most recent trip, our hotel was off the cobblestone beaten path,
tucked neatly behind the bustling Champs-Élysées busy-ness.
To see all of Paris in a week, we chose the best mode of transportation
 in order not to miss a thing:  our feet!
Only the day trips to Colmar, Palace of Versailles (etc) were by rental car
and, holy bananas, driving through the Arc de Triomphe?!!

life. changing. 

 It was devastating to city the news of the Notre Dame Cathedral
and my heart was on Paris when I created this card.
Rather than see the city as it is,
I wanted to create a softer card remembering how it was ♥

To create my little Paris scene, I used the stamp set 'In Paris'
and colored them with my Zig Clean color brush markers.
The background was sponged with Ranger Ink Spun Sugar
distress oxide inks 
and the sentiment, also from the In Paris set, was added with Momento
Tuxedo Black ink. 
Oh how this scene evokes wonderful memories :) 

Wishing you a happy day of blessings and 
focusing only on the beautiful things!
  Vivre la vie pleinement ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. Super sweet card to memory Paris, I have never seen it with my eyes, but I'm sure it's wonderful :D
    So sorry for Notre Dame, and also for all the sad facts are happening in France by some years :(
    Big hugs!!

  2. A lovely Paris scene you have created Kelly. I haven't been there for many years but a great place to visit. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  3. Love this Paris design in these delicate pastels, Kelly!! So very pretty!!

  4. This is so beautiful!! I love the scene you've created!! It's gorgeous!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. What a gorgeous pastel Paris scene. So lovely and quiet, compared to the hectic reality. A beautiful take, especially after the Notre Dame tragedy.

  6. Kelly, your card is so pretty - sweet! And your blog post wording is so touching. A joy to read!

  7. Your card is so pretty in pink!

  8. Gorgeous card Kelly..loz

  9. This is so soft and pretty. Glad you made it to Paris. One thing off your bucket list.

  10. What a sweet card Kelly, and you have some beautiful memories of France, and Paris in particular, to treasure.

  11. So Pretty--thanks for sharing some of your memories from a beautiful city.

  12. So sweet and soft. Yes, devastating news indeed. Your card is a lovely tribute.