Celebrating Arbor Day!

 Hi friends!

Today's card is for the final April challenge at the CCEE Stampers
with our hostess, Lynn!
Her challenge for us this week is TREE-mendous!

She writes: Tomorrow is Arbor Day!
 Therefore, I am asking you to let a tree 
  be the star of your CCEE design this week! Pull out your favorite tree stamps and join us in celebrating Arbor Day. 

Here in South Florida, we have the most beautiful tabebuia trees 
that blossom only for a few weeks in the spring.
  They burst with beauty and vibrant colors of pink, lavender and golden yellow!  As I'm driving, I often see the wind rustle through the branches
 and they float down to the streets, similiar to falling snow.
Oh, it is a sight to behold!   

 For my card today, the star-of-the-card tree is from the My Favorite Things stamp set(s) Sending Blessings.
I used my prismacolor markers to color the trunk 
and dotted around the branches with the tip of pinks/peach markers,
 giving it a small dot to represent the tabebuia.
 I colored the Pure Innocence girl and the puppy (from a different MFT stamp set, Birdie Brown's Friends at First Sip)
 The border/hills are from various dies in my stash :)

  There is a matching sentiment to this card, on the inside :)

In addition to stamped trees, remember that Arbor Day is a wonderful way
to see how trees can benefit your community!
We've adopted several fruit trees from our local adopt-a-tree program
and our backyard is flourishing with avacados, mango, lychees
and a hybrid sour orange tree ~
as well as a sea grape and, of course, palm trees!

Be sure to stop in the CCEE Stampers blog and see what the Design Team
has created and link up your cards!
If you chose to use an online gallery, or something other than your blog
use the keyword CCEE1917.
Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Hi Kelly, wow, such fabulous photo of that tree!!! I don't know if the tabebuia trees leaving in Europe, such amazing look!!
    Your card is so cute!! Love kraft and pink combo, it's elegant and sweet! That girl with her puppy makes me smile and such lovely tree! Love how you have done the flowers with dots! It inspires me :)

  2. Oh what a stunning card Kelly - so clean and simple but a perfect interpretation of the theme

  3. What a beautiful card!! She's so sweet with her adorable dog!! And wow!! The picture of the tree is absolutely stunning!! I love the pink!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Such a sweet card, Kelly - and that photo of the tree! WOW!!!

  5. So Sweet--love the design! That tree is stunning!

  6. super sweet and beautiful Kelly gorgeous tree
    Gr Karin

  7. So pretty Kelly. Your adorable little girl with her pup and the pink grass sets of your tree perfectly. That real one has major wow factor too!

  8. How beautiful Florida must be in the spring when these trees are blooming! Wow! Love your sweet card and love the addition of the little dog on this.

  9. Spring is such a colorful season with trees of various kind in vibrant shades of pink!! Why fit in, when you were made to stand out, right? I love your sensational Arbor Day design, Kelly!! I just wish the pink trees would stay around a little bit longer!!

  10. What a nice card, I love how you did the tree reminiscent of your pretty pink trees. I also like when the flower blossoms snow down.

  11. Cute card -- and very reminiscent of the tree in your photo.

  12. super cute Kelly, love that you made the tree on your card to look like the tree near you.

  13. Awwwwww, Kelly! Totally adorable! Love it!

  14. Aww, Kelly....totally adorable! Love it!

  15. She is very cute and love the design. Another gorgeous card Kelly. We have trees here the same in full blossom. They are stunning until we get the high winds!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  16. So cute. Your tree in bloom is gorgeous

  17. Kelly, this is soooo darn cute. I love that tree and the darling girl and dog. Super pretty picture of the pink tree too - I would love to have one of those. Wonderful post. Hugz

  18. Sweet tree with the blossoms. Cute images too!

  19. Wow what a gorgeous tree. Love that you shared it along with your card to see the inspiration for your pink tree and hills. So adorable.

  20. Your card and the pic of that tree is just Beautiful!