RSG: Show off your (ugly) paper!

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible
 things before breakfast."
~ Alice in Wonderland

Hi friends!
Oh, I do love the name Alice ...
it's my new granddaughter's name! ♥

My daughter's little girl shares the name with this classic
 and beloved storybook character
and it just makes me smile when I hear it :)

   “I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date!

 No time to say ‘hello, goodbye,’ I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!”

Oh, White Rabbit ~ me, too!
My card was for the Ready, Set, Go Challenge on 4/17
and the theme was:  Ugly paper!

ugly paper??
Now I'm “curiouser and curiouser!”
This was Jeanette's theme for us and this is what she said:
 In keeping with the idea of April Fools pranks and the unexpected,
  I want you to use two things on your card:
 the UGLIEST piece of designer paper that you can find in your stash
 (We have them, right? And we never expected to be asked to use those ugly papers!)
 and one of the stamps in your collection that has not yet seen ink, at least not by you.
 It's okay if it's a used stamp you purchased but have not yet used.
  Oh--and please post a picture of the patterned paper before cutting it apart!
Ready? Set? Go!

 This month was a little hard for me ~
as I don't see paper as 'ugly' :)
I either liked it when I bought it or had a specific challenge in mind
or it was a gift! 
So I'll call this: challenging paper!

Here is mine:
And finally, my card!

I chose this stamp as the first time inking
for my granddaughter, Alice.
I colored it pink (instead of the traditional blue) to match the dsp.
The sentiment is from another stamp set 
and I thought the wording was fun :)

To see what the other ladies created,
you can see Barb's card here and Jeanette's card here.
 I think I'm up for the next challenge but I could be wrong ...

Because we're all mad here!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Oh, I just love Alice!!! :D ...And I'm always late too as the White Rabbit!!! :D
    Great choice of papers, colours and stamp!! You made an amazing card with them, so sweet and very FUN!!! :)
    Big hugs!!

  2. It turned out really cute. I wonder what my ugliest paper is? i know I went through them and donated out a lot of paper a few months ago, so I might not have too much left.

  3. A beautiful new Granddaughter, congratulations Kelly. A very pretty card and love the little girl image. The papers are, shall we say......different!!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  4. Love the expression on the cats and it fits perfectly with the sentiment. I so enjoyed reading your blog entry. Oh the memories. I love Alice too. Congrats on your granddaughter. Beautiful card!

  5. She is a little cutie as I'm sure your grand Daughter is too! Fun background paper (good Choice) for your card.. It's adorable!


  6. Lovely piece. Alice is a great name. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

  7. A beautiful card Kelly, I can see why you had a problem with ugly paper cos this one goes with the stamp perfectly. Alice is a beautiful name.

    Sue xx

  8. First of all, congrats on Alice, I'm so happy for you! And you managed to make an adorable card with your "challenging" paper! I never would have known what to do with it, but it works for this cute image! Fun design and a great take on a real challenge!

  9. I can tell from their faces, those cats are up to no good!!! What a fun card, Kelly!!

  10. This is so adorable!! I love the sweet image of Alice!! The background paper makes me smile!! Perfect to go with Alice!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Congratulations on your new little grandaughter-fabulous card and the cute image is just perfect for your challenging paper
    carol x

  12. Oh Kelly - this post just makes me grin all over. Love the Alice element - your personal Alice is precious and the Alice theme of your card is so fitting! I also love the renaming of ugly paper to challenging paper. ;) Your card is just so adorable and sweet! Perfect!!!

  13. Love your Alice and she's perfect together with the papers.
    xxx Margreet

  14. Alice is a lovely name and it comes from the first "Big Girl" book my parents bought me...many decades ago, I've still got it.
    Your card is adorable and I love the papers.
    Congratulations on having a new Granddaughter..how wonderful, Kate x

  15. Wow - this is terrific !
    Just a wonderful Deesign Kelly!
    Susi xxx

  16. Gorgeous sweet card Kelly..love your cute Alice and awesome papers and I just love pink.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Gorgeous image and card Kelly. The Paper you used is so beautiful and perfect for the card..loz

  18. That's the grinning Cheshire cat, right! Not ugly at all my friend - it works perfectly with cute Alice! I like your "challenge" opposed to ugly take on the paper. Oh - and you aced the challenge!

  19. Yes, Kelly, that paper was certainly challenging, but you have rocked it on this fun card!

  20. Your card is cute and I think the paper is kind of cute too! (I know I'm strange!)