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12.18.2019

RSG: Wonder Woman!


Hello friends!

Today is the day that the Ready, Set GO! card group post our cards 
with a theme that's a little unorthodox.
The idea behind Ready, Set, Go challenges is to create a card
 with a theme that is more extreme and way outside of the box! 



This month, Barb gave us a theme based on Wonder Woman!
She said ....
In 1976, on December 18th, ABC debuted a new series called 
Wonder Woman.  Each of us are Wonder Women— 
in our own individual and unique ways.  
The challenge is to make a card or project that you feel depicts how you see one of the other of our trio is a Wonder Woman.  
She went alphabetically:
Barb will make a card/project that highlights Jeanette,
 Jeanette will make a card/project that showcases Kelly,
 Kelly will make a card/project that portrays Barb.


Ready? Set? Go!
 
 This is by far one of the easiest RSG challenges we've had because there are so many good things to say about Barb!
From her kind heart to her traveling feet, I just adore this sweet friend ♥

We met  ..... wow .... well over 10+ years ago at Splitcoaststampers
when I joined one of my very first swaps.
Right away, I noticed that she was kind and friendly and helpful.
She made me feel instantly like a friend
and that it was okay to be a novice and not have a clue
 what the stamping world or card swaps were all about.

It was always on my bucket list to meet her in real life, 
and I finally got that dream come true!
I had the most wonderful pleasure of flying up to her home
and staying with her to attend a super fun crafty retreat.
She had so many surprises in store!
She's an amazing hostess, energetic and a terrific 'tour guide'
taking us to a couple of crafty 'hot spots'.
AND not to mention, she can make a mean latte!

Her kindness and empathy and wonderful compassion for EVERYONE
is simply unmatched.
We text often like school friends
and if there is every a prayer request, need to talk and share,
she follows up each. and. every. time.

Did I mention Barb doesn't stay home? 
LOL!
She is one of the most traveling friends I know!
She has friends and conferences in wonderful places 
and jet sets or drives to places I hope to one day see,
filling her life and world with sights and sounds and adventures!

Barb is a retired Activities Director and knows a lot about sports
(unlike me, unless it's European soccer or ice skating)
and also works closely with the Humane Society (thank you!!!!!!)
She loves cool outings like golfing, hiking, tandem biking and snow-shoeing!
There were so many things to represent this WONDER-ful WOMAN 
and in the end, I had an a-hah moment ...

Whipper Snapper!


She is the QUEEN of Whipper Snapper/Penny Black stamps!
Oh. My. Word!
 If I had to say one stamp company that I instantly say "that's Barb!"
Whipper Snapper immediately comes to mind.
Her craft room has a whole shelf full 
of so many wonderful Whipper Snapper stamps.
 It's like a store!

So, for that reason - I ended up choosing All Tangled Up
because it's fun and makes me smile (like she does!)
I've been in a bind before (tangled up)
and her motto is always the same:  Don't sweat the small stuff :)
The sentiment is from MFT Stamps "Cooler with you."

Here's the wooden stamp from Whipper Snapper:


Barb has seen me at my lowest point,
and she's shared and celebrated through some of the highest,
and has been there for me through it all.
I'm truly TRULY blessed to have met Barb

and to call her my friend is humbling and an honor.
Love you bunches!

{Pssst! Although I had Barb as my wonder woman,
Jeanette is equally awesome!}



 Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
~Kelly

12 comments:

  1. Stunning card with that colourful reindeer. Also love the story behind the card.
    xxx Margreet

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  2. Such a cute card, it's a wonderful image and beautifully coloured Kelly, Kate x

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  3. Super cute! And such fun paper to go with a really fun image!

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  4. Kelly, your card is adorable, your tribute to Barb is right on! Perfect!!!

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  5. What a fun image you have picked for your fun friend, Barb! Love hoe you colored the little lights to match the background paper. Great sentiment too!

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  6. Awe! That image is just darling and I know that Barb will just love this so much! Such a happy and festive design! ;) HUGS

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  7. Oh Kelly what a tribute to Barb - just wish I lived nearer and could visit you ALL! Love your fun and fabulous card :)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. Wow! Such a wonderful tribute you wrote to your friend Barb!! :) Your lovely fun card and post surely will put a smile on her face!!!
    Big hugs!

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  9. very beautiful card !
    🎅🎄 Happy Holidays! ⛄❄

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  10. Well my friend, it has taken me a bit to see this card and to read your post. I am sitting here in tears as it such a sweet tribute to me! I hope I am a good friend to you and that you know I am there for you in each of the highs in your life as well as the limited lows. You are a great friend and I am blessed to have met you in person to give you the well deserved hug. AND--I hope 2020 brings us together again.................. You are such a sweetheart and special person in my life! Big Hugs!

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  11. What a sensational post!! I know your friendship with Barb will be a forever thing!!

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