Beautiful YOU!

Hi friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Today I had some quiet time while all the kids were out of the house
and my husband was on the couch snoring watching tv :)

He even later helped me move my craft desk to smack dab 
in the middle of our formal living room!
 I'm so blessed that he's very supportive of this hobby of mine ♥
Due to lack of space, I've been at a small desk 
and using the dining room table
but it's not conducive at all for crafting. 
By the time I set it out to create,  it's time to move it all again to eat, LOL!

There's a new Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers this week
and it's Claudette.  
I chose this card from her gallery  
It stood out for me because it reminded me of this card I made
which I absolutely loved!
So combining the two, I came up with these two cards
with slight differences!

Here is the first card (but the second one made, as a replacement!)
I've used Beautiful You, a clear stamp set from STAMPlorations.
It's a lovely silhouette style floral set with quite a few sentiments
which makes it very versatile :)

Both cards are made using white cardstock,
and they were run through my Gemini Jr to get a base.
I masked off the area I only wanted to get distress ink on  ~
and used a trio or different color inks.
I didn't intend for it to look like a stopllight - LOL!
(Here, I've used Coral, straw and spring green!) 
Next, using Stazon black ink, I stamped the flower and 2 of the sentiments.
Last, I added sequins and popped it up onto the cardstock with foam.

On the insides (not show), there is a message:  Happy Birthday!

I hope you were able to get inky and crafty this weekend, too!
I didn't make as many cards as I'd hoped
but did get MANY pieces done for easy card assembly ~
backgrounds, stenciling, cutting out images for this week's cards!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Stunning cards Kelly - and what a wonderful DH you have :) But you already know that!!
    Looking forward to seeing what else you post this week

  2. Two beautiful cards Kelly and fabulous ink blending, I'm not good at that yet.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Oh, dear, you need a craftroom, surely! Luckily your hubby is supportive!!
    This is a quick technique that I always forget to use. Thanks for remember it to me!! :) Love the colours you blended together and the silhouette of the flowers.

  4. Gorgeous cards Kelly. Lucky you have such a wonderful and supportive husband..Loz

  5. Kelly those are beautiful. Glad that you have your desk/craft area moved to be more creative.

  6. I love cards with silhouettes on them. These are beautiful! TFS!

  7. LOL, I didn't think of a stop light at all. I saw grass and a sunset. Beautiful cards.

  8. Your colors are gorgeous and the perfect background for the beautiful silhouette! I love that your DH helped you set up in the living room!

  9. So beautiful!! I love making this style of card. It is one of my go-to designs. Beautifully blended color and a gorgeous silhouette!! Love, love, love it, Kelly!!

  10. Kelly, this card is so pretty! Lovely design!