Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7

Edited: Please click on the photo to see it larger because for some reason blogger is publishing everything all washed out, but when you click to view the photo larger, the colors are more true to life. Anyone else having this problem?
Here is another version of the picture. It is better, but still washed out. What’s up blogger? 
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I am in love with this color challenge. Could these colors be any more gorgeous? And can you believe these flowers came from Dawn’s garden?! Do you think she would let me live in her garden? 😉

Here is my card! I call it: using “stuff that I just bought from the recent Papertrey Ink release that I desperately wanted to use” card :).

This card is a little out of my element in that it’s actually not cutesy! Amazing! I had so much fun making this card. I was having trouble getting inspired and this challenge helped!
The two flowers are cut using Kristina’s spring flower designer cuts. I love her kits! I am sad she isn’t making anymore for now. I used PTI’s new text background basics and stamped it in raspberry fizz ink on rasp. fizz card stock for a tone on tone look. The button is a spring moss PTI button. I love how shiny it is! I used a pop dot in between the two flowers. I like all the dimension!
I used the text backgrounds on the ripe avocado piece on the bottom and clear heat embossed it. I seriously love this set! Way to go PTI! That ribbon was from my stash (most of which was given to me by my dear friend Jasmine), and it matches perfectly! How weird is that?! I had to use it!
The happy birthday sentiment is from the new PTI bird watching set. I really like the font in that set. I stamped it in raspberry fizz ink on the spring moss background.
That grand flourish is from another new PTI set (did I go crazy on this last release, or what?!). I stamped it in versamark as I don’t have a spring moss ink pad. I wanted that tone on tone look again, and versamark did the trick! I like how it looks like it might be the flower’s leaves.

So I am trying to be more “professional”, and I am going to start adding my supplies at the bottom of my posts. This might be a bit difficult because I use a lot of “found objects”, meaning I rip stuff off of presents that I get and re use it :). Hey, I am going green (and cheap!). How else can I afford to go crazy on PTI releases?! 🙂 So, here is my first attempt!
Paper: PTI raspberry fizz, ripe avocado, & spring moss
Ink: PTI raspberry fizz; Versamark
Stamps: PTI Background Basics: text style; PTI Fancy Flourishes; PTI Bird Watching
Etc: Ranger clear embossing powder; PTI spring moss bottom; Kristina Werner’s Spring Flowers Designer Cuts; random ribbon
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,
kelly marie

i’m a mess

This title is figurative and literal. Exhibit A:

My husband took this picture. If you could only see the rest of the room. It is not a pretty sight!
I am a figurative mess because I can’t seem to find a good way to manage my time between my new job and my crafting. Where does the time go? My days are disappearing! I also went back to my normal dose of heart medicine (they lowered it while I wasn’t feeling well), and it made me feel w-e-i-r-d, like seriously weird. Hopefully my body will be more used to it tomorrow, because I don’t want to feel funky all day again!
Alright, enough of that. Here is a great little video that I found via someone’s twitter. I wish I could remember who twittered it. It is a great reminder to follow your dreams! I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,
kelly marie

my brother lives in a bird house and loves desserts

Here is part two of my brother’s bird house series :). jaja! 🙂 I decided to use My Cute Stamps for his card because he loves desserts and Japanese art.

The paper is Me and My Big Ideas. I am liking using patterned paper. Especially since I have so much!
I faux stitched again. So fun! I am loving that look. I also added some glitter to the winking candy’s eye with a copic spica pen.
Foam dimensionals: a girl’s best friend :).
Here is his envelope. I LOVE this alphabet from Sassafras Lass. It is a woodgrain alphabet. So awesome! I also faux stitched along the edges of the envelope too.
Here is the final shot of his whole birthday gift. I really like how it all coordinates! 

In a few weeks, my brother’s first film, which he wrote and directed, will be premiering at the Cinevegas film festival, and then having its international premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. How amazing is that?! I am going out to Vegas for the World Premiere. Cross your fingers that lots of important movie people see the film! 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,
kelly marie