One Plus Twelve - January!

Hello friends!

Last year, I had an idea to use my stamps
in a more creative way.
The idea is to take one stamp 
- just one - 
and use it once a month on a card.

 I call the challenge:  One Plus Twelve!

The one = the stamp I've chosen
The twelve = the twelve months in the year.

The hardest part is actually in choosing which ONE stamp :)

Since my word of the year is bloom,
I knew I wanted to use a flower stamp.
I love love LOVE flower stamps!
And, I wanted to set a personal challenge for myself this year ~
coloring larger images with lots of nooks and crannies!
(I have some pretty bad eyeballs!)

But I do love my stamp choice!
I've chosen Beautiful Bloom by My Favorite Things ↓

 I started out with this vibrant blue for the Pantone color of the year ~
Classic Blue.
There will be a garden of colors by the end of the year, I'm sure!
This one is colored with Zig Clean Brush markers
and, as you can see, it was definitely a learning curve!
*I also need to retake this photo!*
I heat embossed the sentiment and added it to the front,
popped up on 3d foam and scattered some sequins on it.

My friends Barb and Jeanette are playing along 
with the One Plus Twelve, too.
If you are looking for a great challenge this year, try it!
I think you'll love what you see in December, looking back
at all the way you used just ONE stamp ♥

 Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!

Challenge/Simon Says Stamps:  Something New (flower)
color dare #375 (blue)


  1. Amazing shades of blue and the blossom you choose is delightful! It's a classy card, so beautifully coloured!
    Big hugs!

  2. so beautiful Kelly

    gr karin

  3. Kelly, your card is gorgeous - the flower you chose will be a delight to see in bloom each and every month! I think the wee bit of white outline of the layers is a perfect addition to your card, too.

    Thank you for thinking of this brilliant idea for a series and for letting me join you!

  4. your card is gorgeous!

  5. What a beautiful make Kelly! I look forward to all the others throughout the year. It is a great idea! ????

  6. Loving the blue Kelly. Can't wait to see what happens each month to this lovely flower.

  7. A wonderful card, Kelly. Looking forward to seeing all your other designs throughout the year. xx

  8. I love this gorgeous blue blossom, Kelly!! Can't wait to see the rest of this series!! I know the cards will be awesome!!

  9. I read about this on Jeanette's blog earlier today or on SCS. Can't remember where it was, but it sounded like great fun. One of the challenges in one of my favorite stamping magazines of old, featured many cards stamped with the same image. It is fun to think of all the ways you can get creative with one stamp. I might just join in on this fun.

  10. Now that is a beautiful card!

  11. Gorgeous work Kelly. What a fun challenge!

  12. Oh Kelly this is fabulous - love the large flower, and I am looking forward to seeing how you use it through the year

  13. What a great follow-up for your newly chosen word of 2020! Love this gorgeous bloom in blue, it's just a beautiful card!

  14. This is stunning! The shades of blue you selected are so perfect fort your card. I also love floral stamps and your word of the year is a great one! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  15. Nice combination of blues in your floral...very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  16. I love this challenge Kelly. Such a beautiful card.

  17. Beautiful card! What a great challenge ~ love it! I love how you colored your flower. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  18. Elegant and beautifully colored! Thank you for playing along at Color My Heart Color Dare #375.

  19. Wow ...what a stunning card and image. Fabulous colouring and loving the blue card stock too. A real special card Kelly and so eye catching x.

  20. You did such a beautiful job with this one stamp. I like all the shades of blue you used. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the Color My Heart Dare Blog. I hope you join us again this week for our newest challenge.
    I can't wait to see what you create! 💙☕ Miss. Carrie