3M: The birthday bus!

 Hi friends!

In the words of the late Joan Rivers, "can we talk?"

Today's card is for the 3M (3 Musketeers) card group,
 I'm so lucky to also have this stamp set
 because I had to stop and start ...
and stop and start!
This card, unlike this sweet bear driving, was just all over the place :/

It about drove me crazy ...
 no pun intended!


This is Avery Elle's Birthday Bus!
They look like they are heading to a fun party ~ I sure wish I was going along!
 (Barb, Jeanette and myself) are the 3M
 where we have a mystery image and then create a card.
This stamp was Barb's choice for February.

 Most of our families greatest adventures,
and the most fun we've ever had,
were always when we did things things 'on the fly!'
I'm a planner.
I'm an itinerary girl.
But we love love LOVE spontaneity, too!

And ... 
that's just how my card was created, too :)

I had ideas.
 I made backgrounds with green grass and blue skies.
And some fancy clouds.
I had a sunset with rays and used about 4 different stencils.

Nothing. looked. right.
Finally, almost at my wits end,
 I spied a few tiny pieces of stamped images
 from another card I'd worked and something just clicked!
 Not part of my original design
but I added on some tiny pieces from the stash.
The sky and grass are designer paper from Echo Park
and I've added a fun die cut road for them to drive on.
I added it in reverse to the inside of the card
because hopefully the party will keep going!

 And here's the inside:  

I'm super happy with how this one came out ~
after it all clicked into place!
I think this party bus filled with cute critters will have many adventures.

You can see Barb's card here and Jeanette's card here

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Such a great card Kelly.

    Sue xx

  2. Fabulous card, Kelly!! Love that scene! The street looks so dimensional and such great effect!! It's a fun Birthday card, love it so much!!

  3. Hi Kelly , such a fabulous fun card, love the design and those cute images, Kate x

  4. That looks like a FUN party!!! Cute image and a wonderful card Kelly.
    Loving that road too.

  5. Oh what sweetness! Your card is so cute - both inside and out! Your creativity abounds, Kelly!

  6. I love the bus full of cutness Kelly and such a fabulous scene..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Oh wow the bus full of critters is so sweet! What a very fun and happy scene you've created Kelly!! HUGS

  8. Oh my too cute! I love how the road continues inside. Great idea!!

  9. What a fun card and a fun birthday bus....And I love how you've done the inside too x.

  10. Gorgeous card kelly..Loz

  11. Such a cute fun card Kelly. Love it!! I wonder where the road is going to! Lol!!
    I had an appointment today with my GP Doctor. He appeared not to have any knowledge of my problem. He gave me some antibiotic medication to take for 7 days. He is also writing to the ENT unit at the hospital to see if it is connected to my swollen face. Just hope it will go away!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  12. Oh my gosh! This is so cute as they drive off into the inside of the card! Love it Kelly!

  13. Don't you just hate it when you think you have an idea and it doesn't go your way! I'm glad you stuck with it cuz your card is ADORABLE!!! Super cute!


  14. Well done on persisting and eventually creating this fabulous card Kelly - don't you hate it when cards develop a mind of their own and go every which way before you can finally finish it!

  15. Your bus is sure a party bus--filled with laughs and smiles and JOY! And, it is headed down road of fun! Sweet card my friend--love the design for plan E!

  16. Who wouldn't want to be aboard this fabulous birthday bus!! How fabulous, Kelly!!

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