• Denise Bryant

    Love this color combo and the details on this fabulous card!
    My day was brightened today because I figured out something on the computer that my hubby couldn't. He is the computer expert and I usually only screw it up!

  • TracyM #6773

    FABULOUS card – LOVE the design!!!

  • sansuey

    I really love this card! It is bright, crisp, and cute. At first it seems like a clean, simple card, but on a closer look one sees that there is quite a bit to it that gives it depth. I look froward to seeing more from you!

  • ionabunny

    Very striking and fun card. Hugz

  • Marybeth

    Kay, this is a wonderful design! Loving the added white dots!

  • Jeanne

    This is fantastic, Kay! I adore your bright and cheery color palette and your creative use of the dies. I do really like the use of the red foam under the sentiment as it gives it a neat and unexpected pop of color. I also really like your use of the gel pen. You make such good looking dots of white! Excellent work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lisa

    Well this is just adorable!! Terrific design Kay and I like the detail with the gel pen!

  • Yuki

    Love this! Such a cute nautical scene!

  • Larissa Heskett

    SUPER AWESOME!! I LOVE This Kay!! =)

  • Barb Ghig

    As always, you have showcased these dies in a unique and fabulous way! I love how you placed the elements and your choice of red, white and blue is sheer perfection…Love this card to pieces!!!

  • Mendi Yoshikawa

    Such a sweet card! These dies look so cute layered together this way and I love these colors together–So much so that I think I created a card that would match it perfectly today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Aartje

    I love natical cards too and I love this one.
    Hugs Aartje

  • Diane Jaquay

    Super sweet card, what an awesome mix of dies!!

  • Taunya Butler

    This is very delightful and intricate and so detailed!! Looks so very clean and awesome – love the professional feel it has – Kay always creates things that I drool over because they are so magnificent!!

  • cm

    Kay, your nautical card is delightful in every way! The frame, the sailboat, the lighthouse…so charming!
    ~c

  • Gailanne

    I brightened my daughter's day yesterday by watering all her thirsty flower pots before I knocked on her door to visit her.

  • Anonymous

    my little niece said my name yesterday and it reminds me how a awesome mother my sister is

  • Kathy Bixler

    My three year old granddaughter sang me a song on 'Face Time' yesterday! She brightened my day – sometimes it's the simple things in life that can bring us the most joy! Love this stamp set (reminds me of my hot air balloon trip many years ago).

  • ionabunny

    Love the bright colours with the sillhouette. Lovely card. I had surprise happy mail last week. Such a lovely gesture from a friend from afar. Hugz

  • Kelly Flaherty

    I just love Kay's creativity! Combine that with the fabulous Taylored Expressions products and BAM!! you've got a "knock your socks off" card! Thanks TE and Kay!

  • Robin B.

    What a pretty card, I love the bright colors! I surprised my husband with concert tickets for his birthday. It's a group he's been dying to see so it made him really happy.

  • Jeanne

    My BFF in California called last night just to chat! Makes my day. We live so far apart now…I think I will make and send her a friendship card. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vivian

    This card brightened my day! Love it! A surprise gift of garden art really brightened my day and my garden.

  • D.Ann C

    Oh, what a bright & lovely scene!
    I recently surprised my mom with some flowers. It always perks me up to see the smile on her face when I stop by with an unexpected gift.

  • Peg

    So cute. Can't wait to try and duplicate this card!

  • Karen L K

    That is a great looking card. I had my day brightened by my cousin recently who called me on my birthday. We were close growing up but don't really keep in touch so it really made my day.

  • Anonymous

    Oops! Sorry I forgot to mention who I was!LOL!

    Sherry from WI
    survivorcancer@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the bright colors on the card! I spent the day with my ex MIL. Been long overdue! A walk in the park and a picnic. Lovely day!

  • Sherry Butcher

    Love the bright and cheery card. The last time someone brighten my day was Mother's day. I nothing from my family but the grand daughters of my friend gave me a hand full of flowers and it sure helped.

  • Mary-Anne V

    Gorgeous card …love the vivid balloons and the swirly clouds.

  • Anja Curvers

    Awesome, awesome card love the colors the dies and the design. My eldest daughter brightened my day when she bought me a present yesterday a great mug saying hotel mama open 24/7.

  • Mary Holshouser

    My day was brightened on Friday when my daughter came over and vacuumed the pool for me. It's a chore for me to get the vacuum hooked up so she does it for me. she adjusted the chemicals and now I have a nice shiney pool to get into.
    Great cards
    thanks for sharing.

  • Jen W.

    Kay's cards are always stunners! That inked background is gorgeous and I love the setting sun peeking out from behind the balloon. ๐Ÿ™‚
    My husband works in construction so is always moving from site to site. A few weeks ago he was based near where I work and we unexpectedly ran into each other in the middle of the day. It may sound silly but it was such a nice surprise and I left him with a silly grin on my face like a teenager who'd just seen her crush.

  • OhYouMadeMeInk

    I had a friend just surprise me with one of her handmade cards – two days in a row! That 2nd card really lifted my spirits!

  • Jen

    Great card! I am pretty sure I brightened my kids day today by surprising them with water guns and having a fun afternoon spraying the "enemy parents" ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sharbogast

    This card is so beautiful! I guess the last time my day was brightened by someone, would be today. My sister texted and asked me to join her and her daughter for dinner. I am so happy any time someone thinks to ask me to join them for something. I just feel so loved and special. I "think" the last time I brightened someone's day, well yesterday. My husband let me know how much he is really enjoying his birthday present. (something he rarely does) He's always appreciative, of course. Always says thank you, and I love it.. but he was absolutely gushing over how much he was enjoying it, and thanking me again and again. So, I guess I did good this year.. haha Thanks for sharing this card. It really is beautiful. I love the bright colors.

  • Lynne in NI

    Oooh this is beautiful, I love how Kay coloured her BG!
    I brightened my nephew's day by posting him a card and some money for his holidays!

  • Conniecrafter

    Wonderful scene, love the sun peeking out from behind the balloons and clouds! I would have to say I got a call last night from my sister who received the birthday card I made which was a pop up box and I put flowers on it and she was so surprised and said it was her favorite of any card I made and she just had to call, made me so happy I could make her day!

  • stempelwelt

    That card looks sooo amazing! Love those new dies and the colors! … I think I have brightened the day of an IG friend whom I sent a card-just because. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Leanne

    I brightened my son's day by giving him a gift he least expected and wanted.

  • Linda Meunier

    I LOVE this card! ! I try to brighten everyone's day just by smiling and being polite! It's amazing how many people appreciate someone being friendly toward them!

  • Jeanne

    What a fabulous card made by Kay! She brightens my day every day I see a card from her. They are very smile inducing! My day was brightened recently by a friend sending me some sequins in the mail after reading I didn't have any from a particular store. What a thoughtful gesture and it sure made me smile.

  • Theresa

    Great card, Kay! Your background is gorgeous! My husband brightened my day yesterday. He took me to lunch and then had my car washed. He's wonderful!!

  • Christine Kosmak

    I just a month ago brightened up a facebook friend who is interstate, when she received a parcel from me with a couple of magazines and crafty goodies such as dies/embossing folders/stamps and some washi tape etc. Some of those were doubles that I had found while trying to sort and clear up my dining room (I don't have a craft room, but wish I did have!). That was actually the second parcel I'd sent her, she will also be getting a third one as somehow I managed to order 2 of the same die and because it was rather cheap I decided that I wouldn't send it back but give it to her with a few other thing as well! I just LOVE this card, it's just so bright and cheery!

  • Purrfect Paper Creations

    Such a pretty card Kay! I tried to brighten someone's day yesterday by giving away some tickets to a show!

    Chris L.

  • Deepti Stephens

    It's so bright, beautiful and cheerful Kay. Love your cards so much! M going to brighten my mama's day, helping her cleaning the kitchen and washing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Natalie

    I brightened my grandkids day when I said yes to them spending the night! Kay, your card scene is fabulous!! Love it!

  • Rebecca Ednie

    I gave my mom a card today!

  • Eva Wierzbinski

    My husband recently had a stroke and all the nurses, doctors and rehabilitation staff brightened our day every day. They were the best and kindest people to always have smiles on their faces and kind words to share. We don't know how we can repay their kindness except to toot their horn for them. So for all the nurses, doctors and rehab staff at Northwestern Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL and the Rehabilitation Insitute of Chicago, Eva and Mark truly thank you!!!

  • Diane

    Beautiful card; stunning colors! Thanks for sharing. My grandchildren are visiting from out of state and that sure makes my day!

  • Sue D

    What a fun and colorful scene. I brightened my friend's day today by parking her car.

  • Unknown

    My sister, who doesn't live nearby, is undergoing chemo…………I send her a handmade card at least once a week to let her know she's on my mind and loved.
    Laura H.
    [Google will list me as "unknown."]

  • Deana Benson

    My mother brightens my day every day.She does so much for all of us. Always giving of herself.She has even taken my dad to his appointments even though they divorced 40 years ago and both remarried.

  • Yuki

    This card is absolutely gorgeous! Such beautiful colors! And thanks for the giveaway! Today I stayed at work a little late to help a coworker out which really made his Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Angela

    This is a beautiful card. I love the sky behind the die cuts. I used to live in Arizona and there would be hot air balloons in the sky on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Your card is beautiful just like they were!

  • Larissa Heskett

    Kay~ I'm LOVING this Sweet Card!! =) Going for a Hot Air Balloon Ride was ALWAYS on my Bucket List!! I got SURPRISED for my 21 Birthday with one and I'll NEVER FORGET IT!! Seeing tis card brings back SO MANY Memories from that AMAZING Day!! =)
    Yesterday Beckett wanted to have a Friend over!! They wanted to have a Water Balloon Fight, but weren't able to get the Balloons tied!! So they asked if I could make them Water Balloons and together we made an Assembly Line and had a TON of FUN in the Process and it was SO WORTH it to see the SMILES on their Faces and to hear the LAUGHTER of them having so much FUN throwing them!! =) Even Greyson (2 Yrs. Old) had a BLAST!! I told them they better REMEMBER what an AWESOME Mom I was when they get old!!?? HAHAHAHAHHA!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  • Aileen (mum)

    My goodness I am loving Kays cards, she has such a wonderful way of highlighting the stamps and dies.
    I look after my parents monday to friday as they both have dementia. I cook dinner each night and even though its just something basic my mum carries on like I am a five star chef so I brighten her day with my cooking ad she brightens my day with her and dads compliments.

  • Phyllis Freese

    I like to send hand-made cards to make the day for my friends. I know how special it makes me feel when someone sends one to me.

  • Denise Bryant

    I received a couple of really special hand made cards in the mail in the past few days! I've been having a rough time recently and they came just at the right time and helped to cheer me up!

  • Annette Allen

    this card is so sweet.. such a comforting scene Kay designed.

    My last time my day was brightened when my husband took me out for a me day. I got to eat at my favorite restaurant and he took me to craft stores. It brightened my day big time. He is the best.

  • Alanna

    Such a beautiful card Kay. I love this beautiful scene.

  • Gloria

    Just today. Two months ago someone voluntary gave me a quarter so I did not have to break another bill.for my lunch. So, today, I treated her to lunch. I received more by doing this than she did. She is a lovely lady.

  • Mel

    My friends threw a special party for me when I moved two weeks ago. A very special memory!

  • Carey Nusbaum

    The colors in the background of this card are stunning! My best friend scents me texts from time to time saying I am a blessing in her life! They always make me smile, and they make my day!

  • Taunya Butler

    This card is bursting with gorgeous and incredible colors!! Wonderfully done and such an inspirational, caring card!!!
    Last time someone brightened my day was this Wednesday when I received a card in the mail complimenting me on the way that I had taught our Church Women's group a lesson this past Sunday!! It brightened my day to know I touched someone's heart with what I taught!!

  • Maria

    Wow! Such a lovely background, Kay! The hot air balloons are so pretty and the row of houses are perfect! Love this fun card…well done!:-)

  • Barb Ghig

    As always, Kay's card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how she pairs her dies and uses fun color combos to create her scenes! And, her designs are always amazing! So happy she's on your team!

    Last week my eight year old granddaughter was visiting us (from Florida), and when she woke up one morning, I surprised her by taking her into NYC to the American Girl Store…WOW! We shopped, had lunch and had her dolls' ears pierced! I think I brightened her day, and of course she brightened mine with all of her lovely smiles ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kathy Krug

    I sent an aunt who remembers everyone's birthday and anniversary a box of 30 of my hand made cards. Since she is on a fixed budget, it really helps her as she brightens the days of others by remembering their special days.

  • Lisa

    I love the whimsy of this card Kay!! The darling clouds, perfect sunset sky and the purple city!! So much fun, just delightful!

  • lisa808

    Awesome card!

    I sent a friend her birthday card three weeks early because she likes to have them on display–she was thrilled.

  • Liz Davis

    Made my husband's day by fixing his favorite meal of spaghetti and garlic bread just because I love him. He doesn't really expect it faster a busy day at our work.

  • Jean Bullock

    I am not only a crafter but also a music teacher at a parochial school. We had our end of the year student body mass and I was the cantor for it. The kids sang along beautiful. I was very pleased. Afterwards one of our regular parishioners came up to me and told me they would miss my beautiful voice over the summer. That really brightened my day.

  • Laraine R

    Today was a great day! Employee appreciation day for work! Play games, eat & win prizes! Play for 4 hours and get paid for 8! Great day and a great card!

  • Foodista88

    Last week, Hubby came home from work with flowers for me. Just because. ๐Ÿ™‚ Totally brightened my day!

  • Miriam Prantner

    Yesterday a fun package came in the mail, I had picked up some goodies for each of the people in the family, some embroidery kits for the big girl, some big perler beads for the little girl and a book for the hubby. They were happily surprised.

  • cghundley

    Beautiful and fun card!
    Love the sunset coloring.
    My husband brightened my
    life by telling me that
    he knew I loved him and
    it I never said it again,
    he would still know that
    I did! Too sweet.
    Carla from Utah

  • Kristie Goulet

    Such a pretty card! I made my friend's day by sending her a birthday card. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Merritt

    This card is so pretty. I love Kay's work and TE products!! Seeing card samples and designs brighten my day and inspire me to brighten it for others as well in sending out my handmade cards.

  • lifesabeach32940

    I LOVE THIS CARD!! Of course, I LOVE EVERYTHING Kay creates!!

    What a timely question, Taylor!! Work has been beyond hectic these past few weeks, and my friend and co-worker surprised me by treating me to lunch outside of the office.

    Thank you for the ongoing inspiration. I have absolutely fallen in love with your dies, and my wish list is bigger than my pocketbook!!

  • irisesther54

    This card is so pretty, Love the colors. My youngest daughter moved to Los Angeles from Puerto Rico last year. This year she was feeling alone and was missing her family for her birthday. I sent her some gifts and a handmade card. She received them exactly on her birthday. She called me and said I totally made her day. She loved the card I made for her.

  • Your #! fan

    Recently sent cards to two friends who had hip replacement surgery. They loved them and I so enjoyed making them. Love this one by Kay Miller. Her cards always brighten my day!

  • Sabrina

    What a darling card!! Back in Jan. My daughter was going through a very rough time, We didn't even now if she was going to survive and Deborah Nolan of Society of Stampahlics got together with everyone with the Card Chain Challenge and let them know what was going on with her and they all made cards for her and me. So about the fifth day of Jan. I got the first card. I opened it and I just cried. I didn't even know she had told anyone. She also put Desiree' on a prayer list. Thanks to her and everyone with the Card Chain Challenge my daughter did survive so did her unborn child. In fact he is being delivered today at noon.

  • Pat Webster

    This card is so cute! love the hot air balloons! I took a Hot air Bslloon ride about 20 years ago!
    This card reminded me of it!

  • Paulette S

    I love Kay's cheerful card! Great colors and I adore that city scene die! My daughter brought me some homemade blackberry cobbler yesterday, when she dropped her girl off at Nana's daycare. Our girl delights me everyday that she's here! Thanks for a chance to win some TE goodies. Have a Greaat weekend! Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    https://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
    since Google/Blogger people think it's better to hold on to inaccurate outdated info on Me in their blogger profile for a blog that no longer exists, won't delete it or update, nor allow me to do it either! And even updating my email on my Google account which shows below if I want "follow up" email to comments, isn't good enough to cover it. Nice…

  • Julie Ann

    Ilove this card, it is so sweet. The vibrant colors are very cheerful.

  • Sonya

    Called my mother in law today… It's her 94th birthday! Just a gorgeous card, Kay really has a way with colors.

  • Ruth Dupchen

    My husband and I were on vacation and we stopped for lunch. We had this wonderful waitress who was in college, living on her own, with her younger brother trying hard to support the two of them. She had such an up beat personality and was truly so sweet. We over heard her talking to the manager about working more hours because she wanted to go to college again next semester but was having a hard time with everything. We felt so sorry for her and we both wanted to help in some way because we had a period of hard times and we knew how hard it can be. So we left her a nice tip and stopped to speak with the manager on the way out to let him know that she was a wonderful waitress. He told us that she was the best waitress that he every had and how all his customers like her but he was going to have to let her go because she was the last one hired and the owner wanted the staff reduced. My husband and I decided to give her some more cash on the way out. He folded up three hundred dollars and he went to shake her hand and wish her good luck with her education and we both said that this is not a tip. It is a gift for you and we hope that it helps. We left before she had a chance to see what we gave her. We were so happy to help her.

  • Shona Austin

    How cheerful. Sunsets and sunrises are such wonderful events and you made it very special. Thanks.

  • teresa currie

    Gathered family at my home while my sister and her family are in town. My Dad really enjoyed seeing everyone!!

  • Jean

    Wow- what a pretty card! Love the colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Ruby N

    Kay, your cards are always so stunning! I love the colors you use. Since it's my birthday month, many loved ones have brightened my day and I try all the time to brighten others' days ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liz Gessner McAllister

    adorable card. My family brightens my day nearly every day. And I try to brighten my mom's day by giving her my card creation sto send to all her friends!

  • Nora N.

    This card is beautiful!! I love the bright colors and the way Kay did the background.

    The last time I brightened someones day was when I made whoopee pies for a man with ALS, via a friend. His sister used to make them for him but she died last year. My friend knows I make them and asked me to bake some for her neighbor. I was happy too!! I gave him some and then packaged some others up to share with co-workers that are special to me. I love when I can make someone smile through their day!

  • Aartje

    Gorgeous card, love the bright colorcombination.
    I brightend the day of my collegae. She had during her holiday a autocrash. When she came home. I was going to her home with a big big bunch of flowers. She loved it.
    Hugs Aartje

  • Jennifer

    Lovely card, so bright and happy! I just destashed and gave some stuff to a friend for free, after another crafter shared thugs with me for free..share crafty kindness!

  • Beverly Perdue

    One of our managers here at work came in first thing this morning and gave me a compliment on a project that I had done. That made my day! Happy Friday! Sometimes its the little things that people say and do "just because". Love this bright and cheery card with the hot air balloons!

  • Kay

    Kay you are an amazing artist – I love your work and you inspire me so much!
    I love making cards and using them as gifts. I recently used a pack of cards I made to thank someone and they were so thrilled to get them. Made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • KT Fit Kitty

    This is so pretty – I love these colours! What wonderful dies used on this card – I want them all! My day was brightened yesterday by an email from my friend in the Netherlands.

  • Amy C.

    My day was brightened just yesterday when I got together with my friend. Friendship is the best!

  • Gregsgirl's crafty corner

    that's adorable Kay I love that sunset you created. I'm about to brighten my hubby's day with an I love you card, Just because!!!

  • nancylee

    The whole card is perfectly done, absolutely love the watercolor background!! Those little houses are my favorite, I don't think I saw them listed under supplies used, I must look again. The hot-air balloons are adorable too, best I've seen!

  • Eileen Lucas

    Love this hot air balloon card its so cute. I made my hairdressers day with a special birthday card with beautiful handmade vellum roses in white, she just couldnt believe they were handmade and loved it.

  • LeaAnn Carlson

    What a beautiful card! The colors are amazing, so realistic! I dont know that I brighten anyones day, but my grandchildren sure brighten my day! Every time I see them they come running to great me like the most important person on earth just showed up to see them!

  • Noreen

    I love the fun idea of the hot air balloons floating over the city! Whenever I go shopping, I always take a few minutes to chat with the cashiers, or joke with them. They're usually smiling when I leave.

  • Christine Kiehl

    I put a smile on an homebound elders face yesterday! He doesn't get out often and nobody really goes to him that often so I showed up with a jar of homemade Strawberry jam in hand to have a visit and made his day; he said!

  • Lynn Gauthier

    I made some 3D projects for a friend for no reason at all and she was just elated. It's so fun and nice to share talents!!!

    Love, love and love your card. The colors ROCK!!! Your card would brighten anyone's day!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us!!

  • cropmom66

    I was out of town yesterday with my daughter, and we stopped at The Cheesecake Factory. We don't have one in the town where I live, and this one is the closest – 2 hours away. My girlfriend had knee surgery last week, so I surprised her with 2 slices of cheesecake. She was in heaven! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • CraftyPaws

    Gorgeous background and fabulous hot air balloon dies! Oh going on my wish list. I brightened my mom's day last week when I roasted some veggies up for her. She's a diabetic and sometimes she doesn't want to bother with roasting or prepping food for herself so I thought it would be nice to surprise her with some snacks. She was so tickled by something so simple. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sharla

    This card is just stunning! I love the colors and the hot air balloons are so cute!! I'm not sure how much I brightened someones day, but I did gift a fellow book reader a digi image of…you guessed it, a darling image of a girl reading a book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sansuey

    I have had my days brightened recently by cards people sent in sympathy for the loss of my dog. I send a lot of cards to others; it was remarkable to me how sweet it is the receive cards!

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