BLOOMing in 2020 ....

 Hi friends!

In just a couple of weeks, a brand new year will soon be here, 

along with the chance to start fresh and new.

Looking back at the Word of the Year I chose last year,

 I remember how much I reflected on if it was the one.

It was!

I have loved my word 

My word for 2020 is BLOOM!

And I can't say that 2020 was really a year in which that lended the ability.

So many changes, a crazy pandemic, restrictions and sheltering in place ...


  In order to bloom, one must be firmly planted.  

And that was a definite for me, steadfast and still standing!

So I did bloom ....  

Just a bit differently :)

So today's card is naturally a floral one ~

a quick watercolor card I made with Altenew's half pans,

gold embossing powder and lots and lots of coffee!

And peep this!

This is one of the picture out outakes that didn't make the cut but


God is as wonderful with His paintbrush!

The sentiment is also from Altenew

 and both of these words are amazing ~

but they won't be mine :)

I already know what it will be for next year ...

it already found me 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)



  1. Wow Kelly, the gold lines look really fabulous with the vibrant pink of the blooms!! An amazing CAS very sweet and strong, too! :)
    Have a fabulous, lovable end of the year, as it's possible.
    Biggest hugs!

  2. The embossing looks like foil! This is so vibrant! Great sentiment - I look forward to learn what your word is going to be for 2021!

  3. A lovely card and a beautiful reflection on the year passed.

  4. Kelly, your card is gorgeous - and I think you've been well-planted and bloom was the perfect word for you this year. I'll look forward to hearing what your word is for 2021, too. (My word found me already, too - I've argued with it... but it won't let go, so I guess it's the word.)

  5. A stunning card Kelly, beautiful floral image and embossed in gold, pretty shades of pink too, Kate x

  6. Your carnations are exquisite, Kelly!! So very beautiful with the gold embossed outline! Your word for 2020 was an awesome choice with all of us finding ourselves in a different environment in which to blooms!

  7. Kelly, this card is truly stunning. Beautiful carnations and you painting is amazing. Love it. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  8. Your flowers are beautiful! Love that gold! I picked the same word that you did last year. But it did NOT work for me. I have had some that I picked that really did work. Hopefully, I'll pick one for 2021 that I can make work for me!

  9. Wow, your flowers are stunning. Love the technique of embossing and water color.