Fall-Kickoff with my favorite MVP!

Good morning! 
 Today is that fun day - the 15th of the month - when the Dueling Darlings card groups posts their cards with a chosen themed kit from a hostess ....
 and we *scrored* a wonderful card kit from LJ this month. 
LJ is our group's huge sport's enthusiast!
She loves her Badgers and sports galore, often traveling to games and spending her vacations at stadiums near+ far - the ultimate fan!
So Terry (for the Dazzlers) and LJ (for us, the Divas) gave us 
"Fall-kickoff" for our theme this month.

W/out further adieu, here in the my card using MFT's Pure Innocence
(Football player).

I used a few of the papers from the kit, and propped up the 
embellishments/touchdown onto 3D dots for dimension.

 And the inside of my card, left blank so I can write a little note later ;)

As a bonus, we were asked to share our favorite fall memories.
For me, I ADORE Fall - the smells, the slight crisp to the air, the wonderful holidays that are heading our way!  My favorite fall memories are the ones with my own kids ~ visiting the pumpkin patches and find 'the' one pumpkin to bring home and carve, remembering them standing up on stools wearing their little aprons making batches of pumpkin bread and pumpkin bars and hoping they don't drop in more egg shells than egg, hayrides at the local farms, and creating our own scarecrows with a pair of daddy's old jeans and a raggedy shirt - blissful, happy, family moments!
And the return of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte's, of course!!!! :) :)

Thank you, LJ, for an uber fun, sporty kit this month!
Please stop by and see what the rest of the Divas and Dazzlers have made -
you can find them right over there in my sidebar!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Great card Kelly!

    I love how you managed to use a couple buttons on a football card! Love it and it is so you!!!

    Thanks for being a Diva!!

  2. Love your card, Kelly! Great use of all those fun papers!

  3. Great Card Kelly--I really like the design of your card and that you also were able to use so much of the wonderful papers that LJ sent!

    I am so glad you are a part of this great group of ladies--the challenges each month are a blast!

  4. Kelly, your card is amazing! I love the way you used the papers... and that pop of pink! WOW! Who would have thought how well that makes the football player shine. Awesome!

    I loved reading your thoughts on fall, too. You have such a way with words.

    I'm so glad I'm part of the Dueling Darlings with you!

  5. Is it me or does the little guy look scared? lol
    I love the football paper and the dimension you added.

  6. Hi Kels! Super cute card! Love that darling football player image and beautifully he shines surrounded by those bright and fun papers panels!! Terrific card both inside and out!!!

    You really painted a lovely word picture with your favorite fall memories. I, too, have always loved fall.

  7. This is gorgeous!! That little football player is so cute!! I love the papers you used and the design!! What a fabulous card!! I love fall, too, but I am always sad for the summer to end :( Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. I love your layout! Great design. That little image is wonderful. I'm glad I get to duel with you! :)

  9. Pretty paper, great design, and a super cute image!!! Fantastic card!!
    Love your memories of fall too!

  10. So cute Kelly - love your image and the way you have surrounded him with memorabilia.

  11. Super adorable and perfect image for the upcoming football season! Great papers too!

  12. Aw Kelly -

    this is such a cute card. :) and wonderful memories. Hope to take Tavi to the pumpkin patch this fall too :)

    so glad you are a DD :) Love you! LJ

  13. Love it! You should come smell Fall here! What a wonderful feeling it exudes!
    Hugs, MDF!

  14. You have done it again Kelly, made me smile with your adorable card. That sporting themed paper is fabulous. Our autumn here is a treasured time of year for me also, the weather is usually glorious but my favorite time is now as we approach spring when mother nature really does her thing. Lots of little ducklings, baby cows and birds preparing their nests at present. Have a great weekend! xx

  15. Too cute! It will be loved for sure! Your coloring is just amazing. Those are some fun papers too. Funny how this time of year the sports cards start popping up. I did a baseball one yesterday. Fall is my favorite time of year and love the favs you have. I make sure to roast my pumpkin seeds from my "perfect" pumpkin that hubby has to carry around the farm..

  16. Really cute card. I love the mix of colors and elements.

  17. Love this image and the papers you used with-so perfect!

  18. Cute papers that are so perfect for your cute image.

  19. Sensational papers with this cute little guy! Seems too hot for football season but here it is upon us!

    Fabulous card, Kelly!

  20. I love your card and special memories as well.. (the pumpkin latte ....well all I can say to that is YUMMMMMMM). You really did a wonderful job with the kit...way to go my sweet friend. ♥

  21. Oh my - Fall is right around the corner. It's my favorite time of year...but here in Ohio it is followed by that hideous white stuff. UGH! Love your card!!! You are the master of coloring!!!

  22. How adorable is this?! He is so sweet and the papers are absolutely perfect for a football image! Fabulous card!

  23. Cute, cute, cute! I love all the papers you used and it just would not be your card without buttons!!! YEAH!!! I love your pumpkin patch memories. No pumpkin patches here, but I did see them one fall when we were traveling. Would love to give my kids the memory of going to a pumpkin patch and bringing home just the right one.

  24. beautifulllllllllll masculine card...love the pastel color choices U used...very soft and spot on!! great card Kell, as per usual of course ♥

  25. Cute, cute, CUTE!!!! Great layout to show off those wonderful papers, love the buttons too! You really did a great job on the inside & outside of this card, Kelly.