3M: Lumberjack Heidi :)

 Hello friends!

You may have to cover your eyes ...
Monday has returned :/
The weekend FLEW by ~
and with the daylight's saving time,
it's just going to be all kinds of crazy today.

I heard the alarm go off a few hours ago at 3 am 
and jumped out of bed, thinking you gotta be kidding!
I know we just had the time change but I just went to bed!

My silly son set his alarm 3 hours early.

So there I was.
up at 3 am. 
and the dog was up,
the cat was up.
I'll be leaving the house with undereye concealer 1000!

Hello, Monday!

 Today's card is for the 3M card group
~ Barb, Jeanette, and I ~
and this group was created by Jeanette.
The idea is to alternate months chosing an image and mailing it to the others
and on the 9th of each month, we post the cards we created.
So it's the same image, 3 different cards!

Jeanette was the hostess for this month and sent us this adorable
CC Designs Swiss Pixie Lumberjack Heidi.
At first, I thought she was doing some Riverdance moves, LOL!

Hey, I'm Irish!

I got excited :)

Turns out, she's a lumberjack!
I'm still not sure what she's doing with her right hand?
I did my card a little different this time around.
I was completely stumped on a card design and used my MFT Wonky stitched dies
to cut around the image.
Once I did that, I set is aside and worked on the card base first - 
something I never do!
I always color first, build second.

I spotted the wonderful challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week 
for '3 parts' and it just clicked.
My card is just a base layer of Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster cardstock
and a sheet of dsp from my scrap pile.
I cut both of them into patchwork pieces and alternated them,
gluing them directly to the cardstock.
Once that was dry, I colored the image to match,
added some enamel dots and foam and popped it onto the card.

 and done!

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

How are you doing with The 30 Day Coloring challenge?

This was yesterday's (day 8) coloring for me.
I knew this round I would not be coloring every day ~
and that's okay!
The creator behind The Daily Marker 30 Day, Kathy Rac,
 encourages you to do what you can, when you can, how you can!

I've colored in the still of the night,
while watching the sunrise,
in the car!

I took notes from her recent online coloring class I took
and colored my lumberjack Heidi with markers but highlighted it with colored pencils as she's suggested in many of her videos.
I've a long way to go with much to learn,
but I am loving the journey!

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


  1. Our clocks don't alter here in the UK until the last weekend in the month, so a few weekes to work myself up to it yet. Such a gorgeous card Kelly and a cute image.

    Sue xx

  2. I think you were right - she does look like she is dancing! Regardless she is totally adorable. The way you've colored her to match your background is awesome.

  3. 3:00 AM Alarm??? Yikes! I may be up at that hour but I sure don't want to hear an alarm then.

    Okay, on to the important stuff - your card is adorable! I love the design with that background. WOW! Nice idea! And your coloring is awesome!

    I think Heidi looks like she's dancing, too... more than trying to do any lumberjacking. But, she takes me back to a memory of the Lumberjack show my daughter and I saw in Alaska. When they're rolling those logs on the water, they do almost look like that - arm out to balance the weight sort of thing.

  4. What a super cute card! I love those 3 panels behind her and especially the colors and patterns. I'm Irish too and I agree with you - those are dance moves :)

  5. Awe... She's so cute! Love the card design too! Adorable!


  6. Riverdance is good for me Kelly...x Adorable card with a fun image, which is beautifully coloured. Great design and a wonderful card x. Sorry about the 3am alarm call.....x.

  7. Gorgeous image and beautiful colouring Kelly..Loz

  8. She could be wanting a wall or fence to lean on Kelly!! She is rather cute and your colouring is wonderful. A gorgeous card. As I don't go to bed until 2.30am, I wouldn't be very happy to be woken up at 3am!! Hope you week gets better Kelly. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  9. What a lovely card, she looks like dancing to me ! Wow, such an early alarm, poor you ! Your day must have been extra long... Hugs, Enny

  10. I can see how you thought she may be dancing a jig, Kelly - love the resultant card, you really must do that 'reverse for you' technique if these are the results you get )

  11. She's quite cute and yes, she does look like she's dancing doesn't she? LOL - I'm not sure about the right hand either!! But wonderful design/layout and colors.

  12. Kelly--this is sure a sweet card. I think the layout is perfect and so are your colors. I too wondered about her hand, but I thought maybe she is balancing!

  13. Its very beautiful!

  14. Yes!! All she needs is that floating log under her feet!! Love this lumberjack cutie!