Leaf hunting!


Hi friends!

Today is party day in our home!

Alice's birthday party is today

since her actual birthday is the middle of the work week :)

We've transformed the house into an ocean paradise from the movie, Moana!

One of the cards I've made recently was actually inspired by her

and a nature walk that we took around our neighborhood.

Leaf printing!

We collected several leaves as I was also looking for one to create for this card.

I used the mini MISTI to hold the leaf in place, 

stamped it with Versamark and and pressed it into the cardstock.

Once it was pressed down, I used gold embossing powder and heat set it.

The sentiment from my desk and I also added enamel dots

but took this photo before I did - so this is the non-dot version!

Here's Alice, flushed from our walk, with her finished masterpiece 

that we glued down and surprised her mommy!

I have to say ~ hers is definitely the showstopper!

We've got seeds, leaves, flowers and tree bark ....

Thank goodness, she didnt' want to glue the snail we found - yikes!

He went to live in the backyard tree :)



I do have a giveaway!

In honor of her 2nd Birthday, I'm giving away 2 Gift Certificates

only over on my Instagram for one lucky person AND the friend

  they tag!  So if you'd like, you can check that out :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)



  1. I love the "picture" that Alice made for her mom--too cute! And, your card is so pretty--great job on the leaf embossing! Happy Birthday Party Day!

  2. Oh my Alice is adorable and she's so pleased with her creation, it's lovely. Happy Birthday, I hope she has a brilliant party.
    Your card is beautiful Kelly, love the gold embossed leaf, Kate x

  3. o love that gold leave Kelly beautiful card.

    and a sweet photo with a great project

    Gr Karin

  4. Oh my goodness... what a precious picture of Miss Alice! She's adorable! Your card is so creative and stunning, too, Kelly!

  5. Great post Kelly!! LOVE the card, such fabulous idea using real leaves to print and emboss!! It looks so elegant!
    Your granddaughter is sooooo cute!! :D Adorable!!! And she has a great talent too, what a fabulous composition!!! Surely with a teacher as you are she will become early a very talented crafter!
    P.S. I'm so happy for the snail :D Phew! :D

  6. Beautiful elegant leaf card Kelly, and isn't Alice so beautiful too!! Enjoy the party... they are lots of fun at that age - we had Annalise's last Saturday. and it was lovely and sunny, but not too hot
    Stay safe

  7. Very stylish leaf card, Kelly. Alice is just adorable and what an amazing creation she has made. xx

  8. A beautiful CAS card Kelly. The leaf is awesome. Alice looks adorable and her eyes are amazing. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  9. Lovely card! And an adorable grand baby...but I guess she's not a baby any more. So grown so fast don't they?

  10. What a gorgeous leaf!! Beautiful card, Kelly!! What a great collection Alice was able to find!