RSG ~ Lenten season begins!


Hi friends! 

Happy Lenten season if you observe! :)

I've made a deeply personal decision to focus on 

being formed by God's mercy and grace

and I've already seeing it work - He is good!

I'll be back to blogging and visiting regularly now as

I had to take a step back (or 5) and refocus

my physical and spiritual energy and get back to my present moment :)

But I'm here!

Today's card is for a card challenge I call Ready, Set, Go!

It's a card challenge where Barb, Jeanette and I 

set a theme for each other with a challenge that's e.x.t.r.e.m.e!

Barb is up this month and this is her February challenge:


Our posting date is February 17th, the first day of lent in 2021 and National RAK Day.  During Lent, many people traditionally give up items—chocolate, coffee, alcohol, etc.  Me—I kiddingly say I give up Lobster and drinking water from the outside water spigot-ha!  So, for our challenge in February, you need to “give up” an item you almost always use or have on a card.  Do you usually color with Copics—not this month.  How about patterned paper for a background layer—not this time.  So—you need to give up something on your card.  Then, you are being asked to send  your card as a RAK—a card to a random person in your life who would not be expecting it.   Please pick someone who has not gotten a card from you in the past that is deserving of happy mail.  Maybe a not-so-close-to-you family member from afar you are thinking of.  Or, an acquaintance on SCS or another forum that comment on your cards often and you happen to have their address.  Put a smile on the face of someone you do not know very well.  Make the RAK count!  Ready. Set?  Go!


Because I'm just getting back into making cards,

 I took the easy way out and didn't color with my copics

 which I almost always use to color. 

 There are no markers on this one anywhere!

I used my watercolor brush markers and blended colors in a palette


for teal, dark blue, purple.

Using my Fluttering Friends stamp set from MFT Stamps,

I stamped directly onto the dried watercolor panels and die cut them.

The Spiffy Speckles paper is from Lawn Fawn and I used

my Lawn Fawn stiched rectangle dies and kept it pretty clean/simple!

Last, I added the matching sentiment from the set.

And that's my card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Entered to Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - Favorite technique (watercolors!)
The Paper Shelter - Shades of Blue


  1. Kelly, first - Welcome Back! You are loved and missed, but I recognize that sometimes we need to step back for a wee bit. Now about your card - it is absolutely stunning! Love the vibrant colors of the dragonflies... and what a fun splattered background, too!

  2. Sweet card my friend! Welcome back and take your time to be 150%-just like you always are! I love the colors and the layout of the fun card. Thanks for joining me in my challenge this month!

  3. What a striking and beautiful card. Love the colours and those dinky little splats x. Thinking of you x.

  4. Wonderful card! Hugs, Valerie

  5. A beautiful card Kelly. The splatter background is perfect for the gorgeous, beautifully coloured Dragonflies. Stunning!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  6. Adorable and so vibrant card, Kelly! Love the delicate splatters!
    Big hugs!!

  7. Beautiful card and colours Kelly....Loz

  8. Oh yes Kelly, sometimes we need to take time and do a 'spiritual stocktake'. Loving this card, its exquisite.
    Stay safe

  9. Fabulous images and colouring for our theme this week. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  10. Sweet card :)
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at TPS, good luck with your entry.

    Iza DT