One Plus Twelve - March

Hi friends!

It's time for another One Plus Twelve card :)
  The 1 + 12 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 this year
 is Beautiful Bloom by My Favorite Things stamps (now retired)
and The twelve = the twelve months in the year.
This is my March card ↓


 For this month's card, I decided to do some embossing and distressing ~
shake things up a bit!
I first stamped the Beautiful Bloom with WOW white pearl embossing powder.
It's a beautiful pearl, almost champagne color.
Once that was embossed and heat set, 
I used my TE Blender Brushes to apply distress oxide inks:
  Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick in a gradient pattern.
I ran the panel through my Gemini Jr with my Stitched Mod Rectangle die.
I kept a smaller piece for the die-cut HELLO and although you see the 
stamp set Well, Hello in my photo, I didn't use it.
I used only the sentiment My Sweet Friend 
as sentiments are the only other stamps allowed in the challenge :)
But, I did use the Sweet Hello die-namic from this set and popped 
that up up on foam and added some matching enamel dots.
There is a whole lotta MFT products on this card!


I'd previously asked last year if my friends, Barb and Jeanette,
wanted to join in this crazy adventure and they said yes...
and we're back for year 2!
You can see Barb's card here and
you can see Jeanette's card here.

If you made it this far, and
if you could spare a hug, I'll take it ♥
Today is the anniversary of my dad's passing :*(
This is always a difficult day for me and I find myself really struggling
knowing this day is always approaching, every year.
It's so hard missing the loved ones that aren't here with us anymore
but I also know it's a blessing to keep the memories strong.
And as our family grows, it's not just in size - but in love, too ♥ 

Big hugs, bigger blessings ...


  1. Kelly!!! This is absolutely the most gorgeous card ever! WOW!!! I love EVERYTHING about this card. You've done an amazing job!!!

  2. Love the ombre effect with the distress inks! A really stunning card, Kelly. Sending you a warm hug too.

  3. Kelly--this card is stunning! I love this image and the colors you used this month are so pretty. The card is so sweet and the die you used for the background is perfect! You are rocking this challenge and I am so happy you asked me to continue in year two!

  4. Beautiful card Kelly!

  5. Love the colors!!! Sure makes me long for spring. Lovely card Kelly.

  6. Beautiful card Kelly, love the background colours and lovely stamp..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. So Pretty and I like the color combo!


  8. Beautiful card and stamp love the colour and this is such a great idea.Sending a hug -I always find the birthdays the hardest even after 10years
    carol x

  9. Beautiful card, Kelly. Lovely design and I love your colour choice. xx

  10. A beautiful card Kelly and gorgeous colours you've used too.

    Sue xx

  11. Gorgeous card kelly...Loz

  12. How sweet is this card, Kelly!!! Really adorable!! Love so much how you used the floral stamp with the embossing, and great use of your blended cardstock snippet to cut the sentiment! Love so much also the die you used, I noticed it many times in your cards, but always forget to say it :)
    This month is my Dad's birthday and he is no more here on this world :( So March is a difficult month also for me. But I think him every day and so he will be forever with me...
    Sending you lots of hugs

  13. It's a lovely card, with the beautiful flower, wonderful colouring and nice sentiment ! Hugs, Enny

  14. An absolutely beautiful color combo and the embossing is soft and pretty.

  15. Beautiful card and stunning background. Big hugs sent your way!

  16. The blending of the background colours is stunning Kelly. A beautiful card. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  17. What a gorgeous creation, Kelly!! I love this beauty.

    Sending you my love and hugs during this week as you focus on the wonderful memories of your beloved dad! Know that he is always beside you, proudly cheering you on!

  18. Kel these colors are wonderful on your amazing background.

  19. Wow what a stunner of a card. It is so beautiful and the colours and the embossing look so very pretty x. Sending hugs and thinking of you Kelly x.