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"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sooo... a funny thing happened on the way to the forum...

I mean seriously, what the freak just happened?!
I'm so excited you have no idea!!!

First of all, if you are not familiar with
then you may not understand what a
even is.
I told my daughter
(who has never been on SCS but is an artist so there's that)
and she squealed with delight (as did I!).
I told the hubster and he looked at me
as though I might be cheating on him and said,
"I don't get it... what's dirty about it?"

Art is messy... aka "dirty" and thus
the Splitcoaststampers Design Team is labeled
"The Dirty Dozen..." twelve designers
sharing ideas, tips, techniques :)

I feel like I will remain in one of those
"is this for real" moments for awhile!

Now that that is out of the bag... geesh!
I thought I was going to bust at the seams for an entire month!

We're still hoppin' over at

How about a bit of tea-spiration today?

Have you sent a card to Safyre yet?

My 13 year old sweetheart of a friend, Payton,
created this card for Safyre...

How super sweet is that?!
Her mum texted me all excited and said
Payton found the idea on Pinterest.
She set off all on her own to
be a blessing to precious Safyre.
Gah! I love Payton's heart!

Here's my card for Safyre...

I figured she would be receiving plenty of
Christmas type of cards
so I thought I would play it up a bit and
aim for the Valentine-ish theme.
Obviously I included a packet of

Be a blessing!


MariLynn said...

My daughters squealed with me when I got the news and my hubby reacted about the same as yours. Congratulations. I am so happy for you.

Terri Burson said...

Yay! I know my pal MariLynn has been in the Dirty Dozen before so that is indeed a big deal. Congrats!

Chark said...

congrats and love the cards for Safyre.

Hetty said...

Congratulations and I enjoyed looking at your great and cheerful cards!

D.Ann C said...

Congrats! Sweet cards!

Sue Reynolds said...

It's so very exciting when a mother and daughter share the same activity...both your cards are great. My daughter and I still scrap together, and I'm over 70.

Cindy C. said...

Wow I didn't know that!! Congrats on your membership to the "Dirty Dozen"!! :)

Ann said...

Congrats and your cards are just lovely. That is just so kind of you to send her a card. I'm sure she is loving them.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations and so well deserved! You are very talented and creative! Your cards are gorgeous!

Helen F. said...

Love your Tea Time card :-)

Lisa said...

Congratulations! All the cards you've posted here today are fantastic!

Sylvia said...

Two really pretty cards, Kelly, the second one is from the heart...I know it will be appreciated! Happy Friday!

Asha said...

Oh these are such FUN creations, Kelly! Happy Christmas.
x Asha

~amy~ said...

Yay YOU and your new gig...totally cracked me up what your hubby said...LOL

Lovin' both of your cards! I have Safyre on my list...will whip something up for her this weekend....cocoa is an excellent theme probably not appropriate to send her a coffee card.

Helen Gullett said...

So awesome! Congratulations!!
We're sending card to that sweet little girl to share the joy and cheer of this Christmas with her.

Lori Kobular said...

Congratulation on becoming a "Dirty Girl"!! How exciting for you! I love Payton's card for Safyre, just adorable! I also think your hot chocolate card for Safyre is awesome too! I think she is going to need another tree for all her cards!!

Ruby N said...

Love!!! Congratulations!

Happy Dance said...

Congratulations! How wonderful for you! What a delightful early Christmas gift. Sweet cards, and I love that your little friend is lifting up Safyre with her card. There is good in this world... Bev

Shelly said...

And both cards are super sweet!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...


All of your cards are very sweet. I saw that article about Safyre. She has received sooo many cards so I too have decided to send a Valentine card. That way her adventure continues.
Thanks for sharing.

Jerrie said...

OOH, this is stunning. Love your background paper and how you have paired it up with the stack of cups and then popped it with the color!

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love the stamped image of stamped cups. and the colors you chose are fabulous!
Super sweet card for the sweet little girl, too. I'm sure she will adore it! Bravo!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Congrats on being a dirty girl - yay!
And such a loving heart Payton has. Both your cards are awesome!