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Friendly Happy Valentines Day to you! w/Kindred Stamps

Hello friends and Happy Valentines Day!! Sharing a friendly valentines day card with you today over at the Kindred Stamps blog!! This friendly face is from the Play Pretend stamp set in the Kindred Stamps Store

I used a hillside die to cut some scrap paper in rainbow colors and then used my brand new heart backdrop die… and put them together and there’s a bright and fun background for this happy dude!! I colored him up with my Copics and added him to the card with some pop-up dots… they’re super old though lol so I think I need to get some new ones!

The last thing I did was add one of the sentiments from the Play Pretend stamp set and then add in an enamel heart to finish it off!

And make sure you come join us over at the Kindred Stamps FB Group to see the amazing makes everyone else is sharing!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

lovies, =o) kel

Llamas w/Kinda Cute

Hello friends! Sharing another card using an amazing digi from the Kinda Cute by Patricia shop! This is the Llama Set and I couldn’t pick just one so decided to go with all three!

Seriously, how cute are they?!? I just love how they came out and how easy they were to color up! Just add a simple sentiment and done!

Make sure you stop by the Kinda Cute by Patricia Facebook Group and see what the rest of the team is up to!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

lovies, =o) kel

Hunky Valentines Card w/Kindred Stamps

Hello friends!! Sharing a hunky valentines day card today over at the Kindred Stamps blog!! This hunk of goodness is from the Little Town Life set soon to be back in the Kindred Stamps Store. It sold out so quickly (not surprised!).

I colored him up with my Copics and added him to some valentines-colored dot paper… I had to make something super lovey-dovey with him lol!!

I also used some pale pink ink to stamp the other two lovebirds in the background since they’re so in lurrrrrrve haha. And the last thing I did was add some wonky heart enamel stickers all over the place to make it even more cutesy and lovey!! haha!! 

And make sure you come join us over at the Kindred Stamps FB Group to see the amazing makes everyone else is sharing!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

lovies, =o) kel

January NR w/Kindred Stamps

It’s NEW RELEASE TIME over at Kindred Stamps!!

The January New Release is amazing you guys!! They’ll all be available soon in the Kindred Stamps Store. I got to work with this fabulous set “Little Town Life” and I ADORRRRRRRE this entire set!!

The first card I made was using this furry guy. Love him so much!!

And the next card I made was using his lovely lady and a couple of their friends peeking out too!

And make sure you come join us over at the in the FB Event to see the rest of the new release and all the amazing makes everyone else is sharing!!

The entire Kindred Stamps January release will be available Friday, January 25th at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to check out the Kindred Stamps blog on Friday for the full product release as well as the complete line up of all the Kindred Stamps Design Team projects from release week! If you visit and comment on all of the designers’ blogs this week, you could win $15 in Kindred Stamps shop credit! So join the Fan Club and release event, show the design team some love, and get ready to empty those wallets this Friday!

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Friend’s Valentine’s Day Card w/Kindred Stamps

Sharing a project today over at the Kindred Stamps blog featuring these best buddies!! This adorable pair is Inseparable Friends from the Kindred Stamps Store!

I colored them up with my Copics and added them to some valentines paper… this part of the pattern in particular wasn’t super lovey-dovey and I thought it was a cute match for a friends Valentine’s Day card. And yes, I’m getting ready for Valentine’s Day already!

They are so cute together… and I think they work well alone as animals, not just as this set of pals! Which means I need to make more cards with them lol!! Thanks for stopping by!!

And make sure you come join us over at the Kindred Stamps FB Group to see the amazing makes everyone else is sharing!! 

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Fight Like A Girl w/Kindred Stamps

Sharing a project today over at the Kindred Stamps blog!! Today’s card features this amazingly wonderful superhero!! This strong lady is She’s Wonderful from the Kindred Stamps Store.

I used some pearlized watercolors and tinsel gold embossing powder to create the background of the card. I made the background with the watercolors, and then used one of the limited edition stencils from the limited edition boxes that are sometimes available in the Kindred Stamps Store to create my stars… I took my Versamark pad and smooshed it into the stencil in order to get it in just the spots I wanted. And it worked perfectly haha! It was nice to not have to be gentle with the stencil and smoosh away lol!!

I love that everything came out so shiny and sparkly… And that sentiment is just PERFECT. I absolutely adore it!!

And make sure you come join us over at the Kindred Stamps FB Group to see the amazing makes everyone else is sharing!!

lovies, =o) kel

One Little Word 2019

Every year I participate in One Little Word (OLW) and recently it’s required more thinking in order to pick just a single word. This year I had it pared down to the following: clear, plan, refocus, pause.

I wanted something that represents my wish to simplify things and really just strip away all the things I was holding onto that didn’t necessarily maximize my potential to do what I really wanted to do and was taking time away from me realizing some of my goals.

And then I was browsing quotes online, and found this (via Google Search):

And I thought that this fits where I am for 2019. Plans last year wavered and changed and I rolled with it. Goals were put on hold or completely put aside in order to accommodate other things that seemed like priorities and I was okay… for the record, I’m usually not really good with change but I think I’m mellowing out and getting better with it and like to think that I did well in 2018!!

But this year is all about taking time to refocus on what really matters and what I really want to do. Now what that all means, I’m still figuring out. But starting next week I’m definitely busier (hello, job #4 and hello full-time grad school!) so I think I will figure out what really takes top priority as well as what I really do and do not (and will and will not!) want to make time for.

But in short, it means less design team work and more time to catch up on my scrapbooking and build my business classes and kits. Less shopping/spending money and more savings. Less stuff and more travel/experiences.

Refocusing on staying on track both with planning and finances. Refocusing on family and friends. Refocusing myself on schoolwork (refocusing my kids on schoolwork too!). Refocusing on my husband and my marriage (no date night in…. 5-ish months = sad). Refocusing on myself and my spirituality.

Refiguring out what’s important and refocusing on that.

What’s your word for 2019?

lovies, =o) kel

Hello Little Lady w/Kindred Stamps

Sharing a project today with Kindred Stamps!!

This uses one of the new release sets All the Feels from the Kindred Stamps Store.

I colored up this little lady to look like a …normal-ish little girl instead of a blue-haired girl with feelings!! And then I paired her up with some beautifully fun patterned paper and matching colors.

She came out super cute if I do say so myself lol!! And make sure you come join us over at the Kindred Stamps FB Group to see the amazing makes everyone else is sharing!!

lovies, =o) kel

Love You w/Kindred Stamps

First off, Merry Christmas!! I’m so sorry I don’t actually have a holiday-themed project to share with you today… such bad planning on my part lol!! But I am sharing a project today over at the Kindred Stamps blog!! This is once again using the Park Cuties stamp set but this time I’m just using the HUMONGOUS castle image from the set and pairing it with some of the sentiments from the Galactic Adventures the Third stamp set over in the Kindred Stamps Store.

I stamped out the image with some Versamark ink and then embossed it with some WOW metallic silver embossing powder. It is so shiny and silver and almost glittery… love how it came out! And then I added the sentiment – the LOVE brush script and the YOU from the “you are” sentiment in the Galactic Adventures the Third stamp set. Because the set is clear it’s super easy to ink up just the YOU part without having to do any fancy masking… just careful ink-application!! haha!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I wish you and yours a wonderfully amazing holiday season!! And make sure you come join us over at the Kindred Stamps FB Group to see the amazing makes everyone else is sharing!!

lovies, =o) kel

Autograph Book w/Kindred Stamps

Sharing a project today over at the Kindred Stamps blog featuring this amazing Park Cuties stamp set!

Hubs and I are surprising the kiddos with a special trip next year and it’s a long-standing tradition for me to make them autograph books so they can have the characters sign and have keepsakes to take home. So when I saw this set, I thought it was perfect for some brand new books… the last trip we took to this magical land was in 2013 so it’s about time we have a new set of books!!

Since I have 3 boys, I chose to use the boy images from this set. And I paired it with some magical paper… SUCH a perfect match. And since the book is 2-sided, I decorated both covers. I figure it can be signed from either end since all the inside pages (50 of them!) are blank. =o)

So happy to have gotten to play with this set! And make sure you come join us over at the Kindred Stamps FB Group to see the amazing makes everyone else is sharing!!

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