tropical birthday

This weekend I am off to a friend from college's wedding. It should be really fun! I am excited about getting dressed up and going to a downtown San Francisco wedding. :)

I made this card for my Dad to give my Mom for her birthday. My Mom loves the beach, so I thought it was perfect!

This chipboard is so fun and glittery! I love it! I also got to use my new cloud background stamp by Hero Arts. I have some serious love for this stamp. I totally freaked when I first saw it. It was like they took it right out of my head! I have always wanted a stamp like this!
I made these waves with blue twinkle embossing powder. This kind is by Judy Kins, but I have to tell you that after using American Crafts Zing and the stuff they sell at Papertrey Ink, I just don't like this embossing powder much anymore. It's just not Zing-tastic :). I was pretty excited about how I made these waves. I actually made them with the stamp image below:
This is Kim Hughes's kissable tree! If you turn it on its side, it kind of looks like waves! Love! 
I stamped a sentiment on a die cut Carolyn Gavin piece and had a gorgeous glittery beach scene! I was so glad my Dad asked me to make a card too! How cool is that? Well, there is no internet at Mike's parent's house (where we're staying) which gives me the heebie geebies, but I think I will survive. I am so behind on checking all your lovely blogs too. I will hopefully get back to seeing all your wonderful cards and commenting soon. There is just too much work, which makes me sad, because your blogs make me smile!

Lots of weekend happiness to you all!
Paper: Neenah Paper Classic Crest (solar white), Michael's brand (light blue)
Ink: Versamark, Stampin' Up (soft sky), Papertrey Ink (true black)
Stamps: Hero Arts (designblock clouds), Papertrey Ink (faux ribbon), Kim Hughes (kissable tree)
Etc: Judy Kinds embossing powder (royal blue twinkle), Me and My Big Ideas Destination Paradise chipboard, K & Company Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse die cut
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,
kelly marie


  1. Gorgeous card! I especially love the texture on the palm tree fronds.

  2. This is so cute, Kelly. The tree for waves is absolutely brilliant!

  3. I love this card. So much detail and creativity into one card. Your mom is going to adore it. I love that cloud stamp.... You maybe enabling me.

    Safe travels and have a wonderful time:)

  4. Totally clever of you to have a multipurpose stamp. ~;o) Love this card.

  5. I wish I could be on that island :-)

  6. Very clever use of the tree stamp for the waves! Genius! Makes me want to go through my stamps and figure out new uses, thanks for the ideas! Great blog by the way!

  7. Love that cloud stamp! Love all of it! Wait to get creative!


Thank you so much for leaving a comment. Each and every one puts a giant smile on my face! :)