Happy Monday and happy new challenge at Double Trouble!

Thing 1 wants to see dies or punches. I chose dies (even though I have a lot of punches that could use attention! ) I used several different dies on my card

Thing 3 would like to see some woodgrain on our cards. I incorporated this in 2 ways – the dry embossing on my card base, as well as the focal point on my little wooden “Love” sign

These cute stamps are from a Close to my Heart set

Thing 2 is telling us that if we used woodgrain on our cards, go enter it in the gallery at our challenge partner- “Use your Stuff”

We love to see what you create with each twist and can’t wait to see what you come up with for this one!

Thanks for stopping by today

πŸ™‚ Kellianne

Happy Birthday monkeys

Hello and happy September! Today starts a new challenge over at Double Trouble and it was indeed a challenge for me!

Thing 1 wants to see you is the 3-2-1 recipe. 3 colors of your choice, 2 embellishments, 1 stamped image (at least)

The 3 colors are figured out for you if you take the twist by Thing 3 and use our challenge partner’s color inspiration. We teamed up with the fabulous Cupcake Inspirations for this one!

That’s where it got tough for me! Those are never colors I would reach for normally! But I’m always up for a challenge when making a card!

But these cute little monkeys by mama elephant came together with that color scheme like a breeze

That cute happy birthday die is from MFT stamps and it fit perfectly across the bottom of this long slimline. My 2 embellishments for the recipe are the sequins and the ribbon

I’m eager to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge! Can’t wait to see the cards in the gallery


Your kindness

Y’all know I love shopping my stash and making sure I give love to older stamps! The best way to do this is to play along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog! And this time around, they want to see a tag

I used this cute stitched circle tag by Reverse Confetti and embellished it with lots of floral from an old stamp set of theirs!

In fact I wish that sweet didn’t retire! The little details inside the flowers is so cute!

I love using tags on cards. It’s a different way to add dimension to any card and it off course usually means there’s another cute embellishment- ribbon or string at the top of the tag! So they make for cute cards

Thanks for stopping by to see this one and I’ll see you again soon!

πŸ™‚ Kellianne

New Roots!

Over at Stamp Nation there’s a weekend challenge and I decided to play along before it’s a new weekend! The challenge is to make a card that celebrates something. I chose to celebrate someone who just moved into a new home!

I used two darling sets – Outside Your Window, and Planted

This Outside Your Window set and die is so fun because it makes the window open up to be 3D. My card is clean and simple, yet fun, because of those cute windows

This light blue is my absolute favorite color to accent with in my house so it was perfect for this little potted plant in this window. I used Hot Tub and Skylight together to make it the perfect color. That’s it for today. If you head over to my Instagram, I made a little Reel of it coming together! I’ll see you again soon!


Hello piglets

It’s Something Anything Everything at Double Trouble!

Thing 3 would love us to try out her twist of adding a pig

I used these tiny pigs from Hello Bluebird

Thing 2 says to pick one of our previous partners and play along with them too!

I chose Try Stampin on Tuesday’s sketch

I adapted the oval piece to be a sentiment strip instead so that the cute huge HELLO didn’t get covered up too much. That’s a die by My Favorite Things

The rounded corner stitched squares are from Pink and Main and were perfect for doing all the square pieces of the sketch

If you head to my Instagram, I have a fun Reel of this one coming together!

Thanks for stopping by! We hope to see the cards you create with this challenge. Be sure to head to Double Trouble for info and to every yours in our gallery!

πŸ™‚ Kellianne

Teal and gold notecards

Hi again! I saw this challenge by Color Throwdown and it didn’t look like one that would be easy for me. So I jumped in for the challenge! Sometimes I think it’s fun to force myself to make a card that is out of my normal box. And I like all kinds of styles, from clean and simple to very detailed! Today I created with a more simple style to go along with these colors

I dug into my Concord and 9th stash because I feel like I haven’t used any of it for so long! I chose to use the “Give thanks” stamps and dies, as well as the “You are lovely” die set

I found myself 2 “bonuses” by shopping my own stash lol –

1- I didn’t realize I had that cute hexagon die that is part of the “you are lovely” dies! I can’t believe it’s sat for so long unused. I love that thin border! I embossed it with gold to go around the white hexagon

2- I didn’t realize this set had a feather in it! I was looking at it wondering what a couple of the pieces were and it donned on me! So I played with it, and sure enough, cute little feather

The mini slim dies are from Kat Scrappiness and I love them! I like that I could use the smaller ones for these smaller sized cards.

I’m glad I pulled out these stamps and gave them some love while trying out this color combo that I’ve never tried! It turned out to be a great one for these clean and simple cards.

Thanks for stopping by! See you again in the morning


In the backyard

If you follow me, you know how much I LOVE card challenges!! Well, I have been accumulating more and more products from Close to my Heart so I wanted to start playing with some challenges that seem to use those products a lot. Today I am playing with Heart2Heart

We moved to Texas just over a year ago and one of our favorite things about our property is that there is a lake in our backyard! And even better – we can fish in it! So my card today is one that is fishing themed

I used the Bait and Tackle set for this one and added lots of details and interest with all the different images in the set, as well accents that added to the feel of my card

So there is my card based around my backyard! And here is a picture of the sun going down while we were down at the lake. Such a serene sunset.

Thank you for visiting today and I’ll see you again Monday morning with the newest challenge from Double Trouble


Keep Going, Keep Growing

Happy Monday! There’s a new challenge up over at Double Trouble and Thing 1 wants to see what we do to relax!

There’s a few favorite things I love to do to relax but for my card today, I focused on reading

My favorite kind of reading is my scriptures. I love to study them and journal in them! They definitely keep me growing and going

I used 2 sets by Gina K to bring my card together

Whimsical Wildflowers and Open Book. Thing 3 is giving the optional twist to add flowers. These flowers sitting with this book are so pretty!

What do you do to relax? If you make a card showing us, and add some flowers too- you can also enter your card in our challenge partner’s link! This time it’s Crafters Cafe and their challenge is “National Relaxation Day”

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. I hope you have a wonderful week!

πŸ™‚ Kellianne

A Summer Note

Hello! My card today is sweet, simple, and Summery. The Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is “Summertime Blues” and they are highlighting products by My Favorite Things

Does anything speak Summertime more than watermelon? This cute little critter sitting and enjoying some is so sweet

I used the stamp sets “Picnic Pals” and “Greetings Galore” by My Favorite Things. My simple layout was inspired by the sketch over on the MFT challenge blog

All the dies I used are also MFT.

Thanks for stopping by today!

πŸ™‚ Kellianne

More Summer!

I have a fun card today using some old Summer stamps I have in my stash by Catherine Pooler!

It has been so hot here where I live!! Ice cream and Popsicles to the rescue!

I love digging in to my stash to get a card made. One of my favorite challenges likes us all to do the same! Retro Rubber Challenge blog. And this time around is Anything Goes!

The fun circle stamps highlight all the sweet treats on this card

Thanks for stopping by to see my card today! If you head to my Instagram, there’s a fun Reel video of this one coming together πŸ’•

πŸ™‚ Kellianne