One Stamp Four Seasons ~ and a SURPRISE!


Hi friends!

Happy 1st day of spring 2021!

Today is an absolutely gorgeous day here in Miami.

The sun is shining, the weather is breezy and the birds are chirping :)

I love spring!

You may remember from this post at the beginning of the year

that I have several monthly/quarterly posts planned.

This is one of them :)

I've spotted this idea on Pinterest last year and thought I'd give it a try.

The idea:  Use ONE stamp for each of the FOUR seasons!

And the stamp I chose for 2021 One Stamp Four Seasons is ....

this very sweet House Mouse Dragonfly Ride!

Of course, it has a dragonfly :)

First, here's my card:

I just love the fresh spring colors!

I paired this image with papers from Lawn Fawn and used

oval stitched frames from My Favorite Things and colored with copics.

You may notice from the thumbnail that the dragonfly wings

have a bit of sparkle from some Wink Of Stella.

So ...... what a WONDERFUL surprise I had today!

While I was outside photographing this card for this post,

an actual dragonfly was fluttering around me and landed in the tree.

I was able to take a quick video (watch to the end!)

and this beautiful dragonfly's visit was perfectly timed :)

Here it is with my card, circled in white!

Wow - so thankful for that unexpected gift today :)

I'm excited for summer, fall and winter :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Card entered to:  House Mouse and Friends challenge - bugs


  1. Gorgeous card and dragonfly video Kelly..loz

  2. Awesome card, Kelly, and you've got a great gift indeed. Lovely video!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Absolutely fabulous! Hugs, Valerie

  4. What an adorable card with a super cute image and loved the video too....what a wonderful surprise for you x.

  5. It was meant to be! That card is certainly a breath of Spring! Great little image and love the dragonfly sparkly wings!

  6. Adorable card Kelly, love so much the whole design and the cute scene!! Sweet colours!
    That real dragonfly seems really a big one! Such lucky surprise it came with your card :D ! I have a lot of dragonflies here near my vegetable garden, but they are little!

  7. Nature cannot get any more PERFECT! Great job. TFS!

  8. Hey, fellow Floridian. I'm from Jacksonville Beach, FL. What type of gruit tree is that?

    A very cute House Mouse card. Your coloring is great and I love the sparkle on the wings. What a nice surprise to have an actual dragonfly show up to add some fun to your day. Now, if that dragonfly could just take you for a little flight around the block. Wouldn't that be grand. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  9. What a fun card, and beautiful coloring and design too. how opportune for the beautiful dragon fly to come along just at the right time! We get big beautiful ones in the summer around out fish pond, love seeing them. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Lemon Tree???
    Hugs, Sue.

  10. what a fun and gorgeous card Kelly
    Gr Karin

    1. and thanks for join us at our HM and friends ch
      Gr Karin

  11. Super cute card Kelly :-) the mousie image is just so sweet and I love the paper and how you framed it, absolutely gorgeous! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  12. Kelly, your card is gorgeous! WOW!

  13. What a sweet card Kelly, lovely image and colours, a super design too. Thanks for showing your little video of the dragonfly, Kate x

  14. I love your Spring card! The paper and frames are so pretty. Thanks for showing the video too of the dragonfly. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

  15. This is so cute. It is a perfect image to use for all seasons.

  16. Love these two delighted mice hitching a high-flying ride on that dragonfly!! Fabulous card, Kelly!!

  17. Gorgeous cute mousey card super colours .

    Thanks for sharing with us @ HMFMC good luck

    Smiles Christine xx