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Hi friends!

 We're home from vacation!
It was SO. MUCH. FUN!

My kids are so energetic and a blast to hang out with ♥
I managed to barely keep up ride every roller coaster at all the theme parks, enjoyed the sights of our fun side trips, relaxed,
enjoyed the surf of crystal blue waters and sandy white beaches,
  ate ridiculously yummy foods 
checked off a couple of scrapbook/stamp stores off my bucket list
that I'd wanted to visit in my state of Florida ~ yay!
(post on the 'road trip' coming later!)

If you ever get to Whim-So-Doodle, be sure to meet Doug!
He's an absolute gentlemen and the "fluffiest" salesman in the biz :)
Isn't he adorable!
He sold me a lot of crafty goodies! :)

Photo: Whimsodoodle on Instagram

 I'm back to card making and still in summer mode :)
this sentiment right here, LOL!
It's hysterical! 

I love being on the design team for Denise, owner/creative genius behind TPB.
She's such a sweetheart and innovative in her stamp line ~
truly unique for what's out on the market.
She's always coming up with fresh, new stamp sets so
be sure to see the new ones in the shop!

On our trip, I saw some of the most AMAZING sunsets on the opposite
coast of Florida and that was the inspiration for my card today ↓

In addition to the stamp from The Project Bin,
 I used a die from Lawn Fawn and distress oxide inks from Ranger ~ 
Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon.
The black ink for the sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios:  Intense Black.
I almost always use Momento Tuxedo Black but I noticed
 it was not as vibrant of a black with the distress oxides -
 as soon as i used the PFS, it was much more prominent. 

We were blessed enough to swim in an ocean
 just as beautiful as this blue
~ isn't it marvelous how things around us inspire us!


Here's a look at the entire Summer Fun stamp set ↓

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope it's sunny and gorgeous or perhaps, cooling off, where you are :)

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Fabulous card and stamp Kelly Doug look like he could sell anything..loz

  2. LOVE that sentiment. Especially since winter seems to go on forever here in WI.

  3. Great card with a beautiful background and lovely palmtrees. Gorgeous stamp set.
    In the Netherlands will be a heat wave from now.
    xxx Margreet

  4. Hi Kelly, I'm so glad you have had a fabulous vacation!! :)
    Doug the labrador is awesome, how cool seeing that photo! :D He makes me smile!! Animals could be more better than humans LOL :D
    Fabulous card, so hilarious and such amazing blended scenery!!
    I would love make a splash and a swimming in that sea!!
    Big hugs!!

  5. Oh what a wonderful holiday you must have had Kelly - sounds wonderful!! loving your card, the 'sunset' is beautiful. We had an awesome one with intense oranges and red with a tinge of violet tonight.

  6. Wow, I'm glad that your vacation was so lovely ! Your card is beautiful, love the colours ! And Doug is the cutest salesman I've ever seen. :) We are having another heat wave this week, but your beach-card makes me feel much cooler ! Thanks very much for your comments on my blog, much appreciated ! Hugs, Enny

  7. It sounds like the perfect vacation, Kelly!! What fun!! And who could resist the charms of Doug. I would have bought everything in the store!!

    Fabulous blended background for this sensational sentiment and your die cut palm trees!! Awesome card!!

  8. WOW! Your card is stunning, Kelly! Love those colors and the fun saying from The Project Bin! I'm also glad to hear you had a fabulous vacation... and shopping with the fluffiest salesman, too!

  9. gorgeous card Kelly. and it is oke I wait for the post have alot of time.......mayby I resieved it just in time for my birthday next week august 1
    Gr Karin

  10. Now THAT is a great sentiment, especially for all the things we're complaining about with this current heatwave in the northeast! LOL Great card too! So glad you had a fun vacation - life would be missing something without them on a regular basis :)

  11. Loving that sentiment!!! LOL! Wonderful card too.

  12. Wonderful card Kelly, and I love the sentiment, such fun. Fabulous inking and dies, Kate x

  13. Sounds like you had a fabulous vacation and what a handsome salesman!Brilliant sentiment and love the black palm trees against the vivid cloured background
    Carol x

  14. A gorgeous card Kelly and love the sentiment. Sounds like you had a perfect holiday. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  15. Fantastic colors, love the saying and the stamp set. I haven’t had a chance to get any of their stamps so far. Maybe one day. Glad you had a great trip!

  16. This is so fun! Love the color combination and that sentiment is awesome! Glad you had a fun trip!

  17. Gorgeous background and I love the sentiment. This is such a fun card. It makes me smile. Welcome back and glad you had a wonderful time.

  18. That die is really awesome and what beautiful colors you put together.

  19. Glad your back and that you had fun! I love the pretty blended background!


  20. Kelly--your card is stunning! I love the colors.