The ONE new in '22 ~ January!


Hi my friends!

It's time for my FAVORITE card challenge ~

One Plus Twelve!

This is my 4th year doing this personal challenge,

one I made up literally in the middle of the night ...

perks of being a night owl :)

The idea!

To chose ONE stamp to use all year long (once a month = TWELVE months)

Then, at the end of 2022, there will be 12 unique and different cards.

The most fun is deciding which fun stamp will be the one showcased!

It's also a great way to stretch the use of our purchases ~

sometimes, we buy a stamp, use it only once and then it sits :)

My ONE new in '22:

Pinkfresh Studio's Butterflies

I chose this stamp with intention and was mindful of the belief

that butterflies are symbolic for representing change, endurance, hope, life.

It was a deeply personal decision to chose a butterfly 

after a medical issue in March of last year.

There are many, many butterfly stamps on the market,

but I fell head over heels in love with this one at it's debut in April 2021.

I've held on to it for a LONG time :)

When you know, you know  

For January's card, 

I used watercolors to color both the butterfly and the background.

I used the matching die cut to give it the outline and popped it up on foam tape.

For a bit of elegance, I added a die cut circle of vellum for under the butterfly.

I'm slightly obsessed with this card, truly!

After 2 years of using flowers (MFT Stamps and last year, Altenew),

this one is all that I wanted it to be, especially for the first card in my series!

You can join me on YouTube where I talk more about the series,

this card, the company, and more!

My friends Barb and Jeanette are joining my challenge again this year

and you see their cards on their blogs.

Here's a final look.

This set has 2 butterflies, one full and one side view - so beautiful!

I'm really excited to create with this sensational butterfly 12 times this year :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Be blessed ;)


Entered to:  Pink Fresh Studios - AG Challenge January 2022


  1. Kelly, your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the watercolor look! (I was so surprised when I saw both yours and Barb's cards this morning - the stamps both of you chose were actually on my short list of options for the 1 + 12 series this year.)

  2. Really stunning, Kelly! I love that you chose the butterfly. The watercoloring is gorgeous!

  3. Kelly--this is absolutely stunning! I love the image that you picked and I know that the 11 cards to follow will be just as beautiful. I love the water-colored background and image along with the sweet cover plate! thanks for including me in another fun year!

  4. this is a sensational stamp Kelly, and I adore what you have done with it this month - and am looking forward for the rest of the year. I pray this year is not so 'eventful' for you
    Stay safe

  5. Love butterflies, for their beauty and for the symbolic representations you said! :-) So LOVE your choice and that wonderful stam+die set!! Amazing card!
    Biggest hugs!!

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  7. How awesome!! I love this amazing watercolor beauty, Kelly!!