Saturday, October 16, 2010

Celebrate Today and Everyday *SFYTT*

I am on time! Can you believe it? I am on time!! I know it is a small achievement, but exciting nontheless! I sat down Friday afternoon to clean up my scary desk and finish up a project I have been working on. I was using this set, so I decided to use it for this week's SFYTT. I was extremely bold and decided to color my image BEFORE I picked my papers. I know that I am always spouting off about picking my papers first, but this time it actually worked out better. I don't think that I would have necessarily picked these particular papers to go together otherwise.

I did know that I wanted turquoise and pumpkin together, because I am kindof obsessed with that color combo this fall. I haven't had a chance to implement it into any paper crafts yet, so I took the opportunity. All of the papers are from K & Co. and are some of my favorites.

I die-cut my oval using nestabilites and colored the image using an assortment of Copic and Prismacolor markers. Once I was done, I took the image and held it up to all kinds of papers and finally settled on this combination. I also used some dies, buttons and felt to finish it off. Of course it also needed a bit of ribbon and stitching to really call it done.
I am excited to share some of my photos of the baby shower and some of the other projects that I have been working on, so stay tuned.
You won't want to miss the other designers!

Jen Del Muro and October Guest Designer
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. I hope you all get a chance to play along this week using this amazing sketch. I really had a fun time with it. We have a break from football this Saturday, which seems weird. We only have a few games left; that is unless we lose and then we are out of the play-offs. I am so proud of my son and the team this year. He has really grown a lot and improved a ton this year. Rowan is almost nine months old and I am wondering where the time has gone. Emma is really enjoying dance this year, since she has added Jazz into the mix. It makes for longer classes, but I think it is really good for her. Her reading is really improving, too. I can't believe that the Holidays are upon us and a new year will be here soon!!!!


Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Wow, Kelly, this is fabulous! I love your color combo too, and I love how you used this set, especially the sentiment repeated across the card. This is beautiful!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my gorgeousness! This is beautiful! Love it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is STUNNING Kelly! LOVE the colors and papers you have used here, and that vase of flowers is GORGEOUS! LOVE the felt flowers too!!

Jenn Diercks said...

I love everything about this card from the image, to the stamped sentiment and the die cut flowers. It's gorgeous!

Carol (HB) said...

Kelly, I always love your creations, but when I opened up your blog and saw this my jaw literally dropped. SO GORGEOUS! I adore this color combination and the sentiment placement. Total perfection as always!

Megan said...

You're talking about the holidays?! ACK!! Your sample is totally beautiful. Inspiring and perfect for the season. I love all your details. Loevly.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card! Love all of the papers, the color combo, and the felt flowers!

Amy Rohl said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! The colors are so serene and you have all the details in all the right places, my dear! The sentiment, the felt flowers are just perfect with your image--gorgeous!

Amber Hight said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring and how you repeated the sentiment, simply GORGEOUS!

Amy Sheffer said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous, Kelly! What beautiful papers and such a great fit for the image!

Ida said...

This is wonderful. Just love everything about it.

Jessie/knightrone said...


Melody said...

Love what you did with the sketch! Great colors!

Marisa said...

Love it!! Those felt flowers are the best - have to go back and get the flower dies as they were sold out when I placed my last order. Great card!