Tuesday, June 2, 2015


 Hello Crafters! 

Well we kicked off Monday with a bit of excitement didn't we now? 

I am just completely blown away by your supportive and encouraging comments on yesterday's post. Could you guys be any sweeter?! I'm so very grateful for the love that exists in this hobby. You guys truly feed my soul. 
Enough with the mush mush let's get back to celebrating. Seriously, grab the glowsticks and the jello shots we've got more partying to do.  

I'm ecstatic to share that I'm a 

Whoop whoop! 

You know I love challenges, especially the CAS sort. My favorite thing about CASology, besides the endless talent on their DT, is that it's up to you. Yes, how you interpret  the challenge is completely, entirely 100% up to you. Talk about empowering. 
I'm so grateful they asked me to join in on the fun! 

This week the Cue Card is 

Now, you know we have honest conversation around here. Nobody has time for typing things that aren't real, or at least I don't, and I'm sure you don't want to read it either. My honest reaction when I saw this cue card was "Are you kidding me?!" Somebody grab the Ben and Jerry's and pop in Sarah McLaughlin because I'm going to cry. 

Don't get me wrong Vintage is beautiful. I think lace and elegance and distress and layers upon layers upon gobs of layers and then one more layer. But just one. Let's not over do it. As you can tell all of that is not me. Maybe it's not you either but then I remembered "how you interpret  the challenge is completely, entirely 100% up to you."

Then the sun shined, the birds chirped and I think I even heard Ariel singing in the background (Ahhhhh Ahhhhh) Don't act like you didn't just sing that in your head. You did. There's no shame here. 
I realized it is exclusively my interpretation and here's what I came up with :) 

I used the Strawberry Girl from Lia Stampz Vintage Girls collection. She's a 50's girl and I love her! I colored her with copics and added a bit of detail with my white gel pen. I fussy cut the whole image out. On my white card base I added some shadows before adhering my image with dimensional adhesive. That perfect sentiment came from Simon Says Stamp Labeled With Love. 

Awhile ago I made a card with the same image and sent it to a friend of mine. The only difference is I did some no line watercoloring with it. I've never shared it before and I thought you might like to see how different the look is based on your coloring medium. 

I much prefer the copic one but I heart a black outline :) 

Okay it's your turn now! Head over to the CASology Blog and show us your vintage!
Thanks again to the team for inviting me along :)

Thanks for visiting! 



  1. I've always wanted to have tiny little feet like these ... she is adorable, Kelly!! No matter the medium... you rock the coloring! Congrats on the GD gig... your second this week? Ahhhhh, ah, ahhhhh!
    =] Michele

  2. Wow! Your colouring is out of this world! She is too cute for words! I love the little beauty spot you gave her on her top lip also! Very Marilyn Monroe!! So awesome to have you guesting at CASology this week, and as always, thanks for such an entertaining post! I always leave your blog with a big smile on my face!

  3. Way to interpret vintage! I like the black outlined one:)

  4. Congrats again on your win, and for your Guest DT spot, Kelly! I love your Copic coloring on your first card and of course your water coloring on the 2nd one...WOW!!!

  5. Congrats on your guest spot though I think I should be over on their blog and saying congrats on getting Kelly to highlight the Challenge. I love both your cards but have to agree the black lines just do something for me. Finish the image off, Im not sure what but its the look I go to. i love your interpretation of vintage, not sure if I will get there, cant think of a stamp but you have given me food for thought. Beautiful cards both.

  6. This card, both versions, is absolutely darling. I am so glad that you interpreted vintage in such a sweet way. Your coloring is just wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us as our Guest Designer this week. It is wonderful to have you.

  7. Both your cards are absolutely fabulous. I love the way you have interpreted the vintage style and as always, speechless over your coloring!

  8. Congrats, Kelly! You are so deserving! I like your honesty and sharing that you weren't quite sure what to do with the challenge. Your interpretation is fantastic! Awesome coloring and fabulous finishes on both versions of the image. Thanks for inspiring and congratulations once again! Tickled pink for you.

  9. Kelly, thanks for getting the Little Mermaid singing "ahhhh, ahhhh" stuck in my head. Yes, I went right there with you. Thanks.

    I also thought the same thing when I saw the cue this week at CASology. Clean and simple VINTAGE? Huh? But, as usual, you came up with a brilliant take on the cue, and I love that vintage 50's girl! So cute! Your no-line coloring is fantastic -- but then again so is your Copic coloring. Is it OK to absolutely adore both? Please say yes...don't make me break out the Ben and Jerry's and Sarah McLaughlin music...

    Thanks for guest designing with us at CASology this week! It's a treat to have you!

  10. Despite your worries you killed this challenge, Kelly! That vintage gal is perfect and, as always, your coloring is stunning. so glad to have you as our GD!

  11. Hey Kelly! Your card is so pretty. Your colors are so delightful!! I love your take on the cue card.

  12. Kelly, every time I see your card, I think, "Wow!" Your coloring skills are something else! I love that vintage girl...absolutely perfect for the challenge! You'd never guess you were stumped at first! ;)

    Thanks for joining us as guest designer for CASology! It was so great to have you designing with us! :)

  13. YUM and so VERY COOL!! You are amazing and this card is awesome in so many ways!!!