GNOME matter what ...

 Hi friends!

GNOME matter what, you are special!
We are in the midst of some crazy times, 
but hang in there! 

I didn't realize when I cropped this picture that it says the words ...




One of the highlights of my trip to Wisconsin in January 2018
was visiting the Creative Pals stamp store ~
 home of Whipper Snapper Designs.
It was wall to wall F*U*N!
I came home with more stamps than clothes in my luggage but shhhhh ...
don't tell anyone :)

I recently placed an order last week 'just because'
and added some long wished for stamps to my collection - like this one!
I absolutely adore Gnorbitt and think he might be my favorite gnome!

I usually color primarily with prismacolor markers
so I'm still learning how to use my copic markers to blend and layer.
I also used the 'leave some white space' that I learned in Kathy Rac's 
online creative classroom and have to say - I like it! 
It gives it a little more depth - and character :)

I've actually stamped him several times for the Daily Marker 30 Day
coloring challenge and will eventually color him again and make more cards.

For now, this is card #2 using the same 6 x 6 designer paper sheet 
in my quest to use that one sheet in a creative way. 
The first card was this one from Saturday!

Gnome matter what - keep calm!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Great card with that adorable gnome. Love it.
    xxx Margreet

  2. Cute, cute card and love that little gnome.

  3. Such a sweet card, and I did lol with the message in your cropped photo!

  4. Kelly, your gnome is so cute, your card is fantastic, and your coloring is WOW!

  5. Fantastic coloring Kelly! That's a great saying too - especially right now. Love it!

  6. Your little gnome is wonderful Kelly and coloured beautifully..I love the border of stripes and all the white you manage to leave, THAT I used to find hard, but more comfortable now..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. very cute image and card kelly....loz

  8. He is adorable and love the CAS design. Beautifully coloured Kelly and love the colourful strip at the bottom. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  9. Ahh he's just so cute Kelly and beautifully coloured, it's a fabulous card, love it, Kate x

  10. Kel he's a cutie and I just love how he turned out in those bright colors. I live just about an hour north of that store....and I stay away!!! So glad that you came to visit and had fun.

  11. Love the bright colors. Great card.

  12. Great card, Kelly. Cute image and I love the sentiment. xx

  13. Loving the oops in the cropped photo Kelly :) a fabulous card and I love your colouring and all the white space :)
    Stay safe

  14. What a faantastic card Kelly, such a gorgeous image too.

    Sue xx

  15. I so remember your trip to Wisconsin and I am sad that it is not happening this July as we has planned...................... But, smiling now at your card! I love him. I too colored mine up yesterday and will post him in a few days too!

  16. This is so adorable! You did amazing job with the coloring too! Had to laugh at your happy accident on the cropped sentiment!

  17. Such a sweet and adorable gnome card! Love your wonderful coloring on him! Hope you stay well and happy my friend! HUGS

  18. He's super cute! What a fun card!


  19. A delightful card Kelly, love the bright colour combo

    Hugs.... June