big flower birthday

Hello, everyone! I hope you all are having wonderful days!


For this card, I used Versamark and Schoolhouse Backdrops to create the diagonal lines on the turquoise card stock. It was fun to create a custom patterned paper for the card! I created the leaves and the fun yellow scalloped border with Blissful Botanicals. The scalloped border was created by cutting the long leaf line in half, and I love using the Botanicals leaves to accent flowers! I decided to make this a birthday card using Sophie’s Sentiments because there are so many birthdays coming up!

Normally, I don’t share personal stuff on here, but I wanted you all to know why I have been so absent from Twitter and Facebook and late with emails. My grandfather fell and has been in the hospital. It’s been tough. He and I are very close. I have called him everyday since I could pick up a phone. We are hoping that he can continue improving and hopefully go to a rehab center where he can strengthen his back.
I really appreciate your patience and kindness and hope to slowly catch up with everything. You guys really are the best. I’m sending hugs your way.

Card stock: Neenah, Papertrey
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Ink: Memento, Jenni Bowlin, Versamagic, Versamark

Etc: Corner Chomper, Flower from Ryann’s Etsy Store

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,


45 thoughts on “big flower birthday

  1. I'm sending prayers you way right now for your grandfather. How hard that must be. Hoping he has a really quick recovery!!

    This is just beautiful Kelly Marie! Love the flower and the coloring of the botanicals!!!!

  2. So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Hope he is feeling better soon. Family should always come first. All the best. (The card is beautiful . . . love the pretty flower!)

  3. I was very dismayed to hear of your grandfather's health problems. With your love and support he is sure to recover as quickly as possible. Thank you for all the cheery, bright and fantastic cards, posts and videos! Sending you happy and healthy wishes and thoughts.

  4. Hi Kelly Marie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Grandfather's accident. You know they get better despite all the frailness they exhibit. I am sure that he will be will soon for you!

    Your card with the custom paper is so whimsical!!!

    Have a lovely day.


  5. Love the way you used the stamp to create those diagonal lines.

    Thinking of you and your grandfather. Just a phone call away(and a couple cities) if you need anything, okay?

  6. Lovely card Kelly. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Family is very important so take all the time you need. Sending my prayers and best wishes for his speedy recovery. Hugs!

  7. i hope Grandpa is on the road to a speedy recovery! i'm sure you brighten up his day with your phone calls.
    love this card with your twisty flower! pretty!

  8. So sorry to hear about your abuelito, Kelly! I hope he recovers soon. Sending you a big, big hug from Spain. (And I love that bright, beautiful card!)

  9. Oh Kelly! I'm so very sorry to hear about your Abuelo. 🙁 I know how close you are. I'll be praying for his very speedy recovery. My love to you & your whole family.

    Your card is beautiful. Gorgeous colors! xoxo

  10. I was sorry to hear that your grandfather is having health issues.
    I hope that he will continue to improve. Sending warm wishes to you
    and your family!

  11. Beautiful card! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope he recovers from his fall quick. My prayers are with you & your family. Take care `=]

  12. Kelly, I'm really so sorry to hear about your grandpa. It must be so hard esp for himm. I pray that he'll have speedy recovery. Take care!

    Love your card! It's beautiful and would bring lots of cheer to the recipient. Great job!

  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your Bilo's fall. That must be so difficult to you. I was very close to my great-grandparents, so I can sympathize with that special connection you two have. I'm sending thoughts and prayers Bilo's way and hoping that he makes a speedy and full recovery.

    Your card is absolutely beautiful, btw. Love your clever use of Blissful Botanicals and Schoolhouse Backdrops.

  14. Love the card! I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandfather! I wish him a speedy recovery! Don't worry about us-we will be here when you can focus again-we love you!

  15. I am so sorry to hear about your dear grandpa Kelly Marie! May he continue to improve – sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family for his speedy recovery. And sending you a big hug too.

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