CYS: One of a Kind! ♥

Hi friends!

I'm doing a little lot of hopping this week ~
just like this little 'roo!
My beautiful granddaughter, Alice, turns ONE next week!
I can't believe the year has flown by so fast ♥

The theme for this month's CYS (Challenge Your Stash) card group 
is anything goes:  Get Well, Thinking of You, etc
I went with I'm thinking of you 
and a sweet reminder of what an incredibly good mama my daughter is.
Truly one of the most God-has-plans-for-you moments of my life ...
(Jeremiah 29:11)

For this card, I created a background with distress oxide inks
and made little hills for the Kangaroo and her babe to rest upon.
It's not her favorite animal by a long shot ~
or her favorite color (purple is!)
but it just felt right to create this one with a very (VERY!) old stamp set,
a collaboration with Ellen Hutson and Avery Elle.
It's a nod to Australia and it's called G'Day Mate.
I believe it was released in 2017 as part of the United We Flourish campaign,
where stamp companies support each other 
'because together we are better!" 

You can watch the behind the scenes creation of this here

Back to my card! 
After coloring the image, and die cutting it, I built the card base quickly.
I layered a few cardstock pieces in coordinating colors of beige and pink.
The beige came from pulling the colors I used for the kangaroo.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment and popped that up with some foam
for dimension and so it wouldn't get lost on the card.

That's it for me today!
I'm finally back in the saddle with card making
so hopefully I can crank a few out before the party
and before I have to put everything away again :)

Dining room table crafting at it's best!
Big hugs, bigger blessing!


  1. That is perfect for a one year old. LOVE it! Enjoy the party!!!

  2. Awww... how sweet! This will be so perfect for Alice's 1st birthday!


  3. I love this beautiful card Kelly and the gorgeous colours too.

    Sue xx

  4. Aww so sweet Kelly and a perfect card for your little one's birthday Kate x

  5. TOO MUCH CUTEEEE!!! :D :D Love, love love this kangaroo mum with her baby and the colours you used! The scallop frames just add cuteness!! Fabulous card for celebrate your granddaughter's first birthday!! Happy Happy Birthday to her!

  6. Gorgeous kangaroo card Kelly..Loz

  7. Love your card--great colors and layout!

  8. What a beautiful card, so cute with the kangaroo mum ! I'm back from vacation, starting cardmaking again ! Hugs, Enny

  9. So darling! I so love the pink and kraft colors together- and WOW- ONE!!! Happy Birthday to Alice!!!

  10. Oh Kelly this is fabulous - love the strong colour that lets the kangaroo truly 'pop', and also the wonderful sentiment. Hard to believe that those two wee girls are growing so fast - Annalise is such a sweet wee girl too.


  11. love the pink and beiges together - a fabulous make!

  12. So cute. Happy Birthday to Alice.

  13. Oh my goodness - what an adorable card!

  14. How sweet it is!! Congratulations, Kelly!!