2 cards, 1 post = LOTS OF MUMMIES! :)

Hi there! 
I have TWO cards for you today - both the Riley and Company challenge card and the Dueling Darlings card ~ woohoo!
And I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I've last blogged ...
 time sure has a way of getting away from me while I'm busy wearing my "SuperMom" cape!  

I am so grateful this was a long weekend.
I love being a mommy :)
I love being so super involved in my kids activities and schools, 
from planning to doing to being.
But it's just as much fun getting back into the Cabana ~
I have missed my craft room!

First up, Riley and Company has a new challenge this week from
 DT member, Frances ~  Use No Designer paper!
Wow, now that *is* a challenge! 
I inked up one of my very favorite Riley's - Mummy Riley!  
I followed the super cool sketch from Retro Sketches.
Instead of dsp, I used large twill white ribbon and wrapped the card
to emulate the mummy ribbons.  I also used the large dots embossing folder 
to create a panel - I so love with this folder :)

Be sure to link up your "No DSP" cards to the challenge blog
here or if you upload to a gallery, please use the keyword 
Riley2014.  Have fun!

I'm entering this card into Retro Sketches #85.


Next up,  it's the 15th of the month and that means
 the Dueling Darlings are back with another duel!
If you are new to my blog, the DDD group is one that I created 
a couple of years ago with two teams of crafty ladies - 
One group is the Divas and one is the Dazzlers!
I'm a Diva!  
Wait .. that didn't sound right ....... LOL!  ( '-' )
We pick a united theme and send a card kit to the members, each w/out the other team knowing what was sent - it's a big surprise party each month!
This month, our hostess is the Über fabulously sweet JUDY for the Divas and Paola for the Dazzlers!

Judy sent us a huge kit filled with a fun Halloween papers and embellishments.  I chose the mummy image to work with
and added it to the card front ~ and the "boo" to the inside of the card.

And here's my card!

and the card inside!

  They also asked us to share our favorite Halloween stories.
I'd have to say what sticks out for me the most was living so many years in Europe, where Halloween isn't celebrated as widely as in the states.
One of the most mortifying, yet hilarious (now!) memories I have is when we lived in a very quaint, small town in Germany and we, the neighborhood American kids, decided to go Trick or Treating. 
 I think the ages were close to 6 through 12 or so, sans parents.
   My brother and I didn't speak the language at the time, and we relied on the older, seasoned kids of the group yet each time we knocked on a door 
and said "Trick or Treat!" we were met with faces of bewilderment and confusion.  At one particular house, a sweet lady stared at us, then her eyes flew open in recognition and said "Oh, I think they are hungry!" and brought us hunks of bread, slices of ham and some apples, LOL!!!
Bless her heart!
Needless to say, that was the last year my brother and I
 did that while living in that quaint little town :)

Please be sure to stop by the other DDD blogs and see what they've created
 this month with their kits!  You can find them in my sidebar!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

Card made with:  PTI Canyon Clay, white; SU: Rich Razzleberry;
Image:  Riley and Company Mummy Riley; SU border punch,
Quickcutz Large Polka dots embossing folder; white grosgrain ribbon; orange twine from The Twinery; prismacolor markers, 3D foam dots, Tombo, Trimmer, BG Button.

Card #1 entered into: Retro Sketches
  Parade Your Crafts! - Halloween
The Paper Nest Dolls - Halloween

Card made with:  SU Kiwi Kiss, PTI Orange Zest, Basic Black;
dsp =   Mind's Eye, "Wicked Mechant Malvado", ribbon:  CELEBRATE 
IT HALLOWEEN, Image:  Recollections Mummy, clear dew drops, Tombo, 3d Dots, 

Card #2 entered into:
C is for Challenge - Halloween
Imagination Crafts - Halloween


  1. Your Riley card is adorable! What a creative idea to use the fatty ribbon to look mummy strips. The colors look great together - I would not have thought to pair them.

    The duel card is equally as adorable. I really like the image that Judy sent. Very cute! You decorated the interior just as well as the exterior.

    You should probably celebrate your cards with a hunk of bread and some ham! ;)

  2. these are adorable.............the mummies are priceless!

  3. Both cards are adorable, Kelly. Great take with the white ribbon on the first-great idea.

    I've been to Munich, but never at the Oktoberfest. I also do not have to. For tourists, sure it is a highlight. There's beer in liter mugs, pretzels and all these bavarian junk ***lol***
    I do not know why, but Bavaria and southern germany has never interested me. There are too many mountains, too much snow and a too long winter for me **lol**

  4. Well, look at you.......busy, busy, busy! And they're BOTH fabulous!!! Love the little mummies on both of these. Fun and delightful cards!

  5. Both cards are super adorable. Glad you have been able to enjoy your time with your kids activities.

  6. Oh Kelly, your cards are fabulous, as usual!!! BUT the thing I liked most of all was reading about you your brother and your friends trick-or-treating in foreign lands. Bless that lady's heart... she fed the hungry urchins! ;)

  7. Great Halloween story! Very memorable. I love the mummy Riley AND your second card. Both are adorable.

  8. Oh my! First off I must say I LOVE your Halloween memory you shared with us! How funny! Oh that must have been horrible as a child but I'm so glad you can look back on it as an adult and laugh and share it with us. Too funny!

    Now, your cards are wonderfully mummified! I adore how you used the white ribbon on the first card.
    Your dueling darling card is excellent! The "boos" are great!
    I love your style Kelly!


  9. Welcome back! Love your mummies!! I have the mummy image, but had not seen Riley as one. Very cute. I have to start my halloween cards, but seems like everyone is asking for Thanksgiving and Christmas early this year. Love how you made your card look like you used designer paper by making such a cool background! Great insides too! Thanks for the visit! I am home with a roofer, a gutter guy, and now the Dish guy as the roofer left and the tv didn't for, yep have to have them hook it back up. Never boring!!

  10. What an awesome Halloween story!! Your cards are gorgeous!! I love the mummies!! They are just too adorable!! The papers are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Both very cute, thanks for playing along at PTW

  12. All these cards are fun and bright, I am especially loving the orange and purple combo. What a great take on this week's sketch! :)

  13. These are super spooky!! We just finished our fall break and the kids are back to school! Today is the first day of Cross country so I will be kissing my evenings goodbye!! Carri~Abusybee

  14. Kelly--I love both cards. That Riley Mummy is too cute and I love the ribbon on the card front.

    Your Diva card is a hoot--love the layout you used and it just makes me smile. I also love the story about tick or treating in Germany--what a wonderful, albeit humorous memory!

  15. Both cards are adorable and great backgrounds! I'm glad to hear you've been busy and that no one has been sick!

  16. Oh My Miss Kelly, am lovin' both of these cards. The insides are just as stunning as the outsides...You are a true inspiration to me my friend... mwahh ♥

  17. riley is automatically cute but OMG that 2nd mummy is ADORABS!!!

    beautiful cards kelly!!

    lovies, =o) kel

  18. Hi Kelly! Love sweet image and design. Thank you for joining our Halloween Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
    Jasmina DT PND

  19. These Halloween cards are so cute Kelly!!! Both images are darling and you matched them up with the perfect papers once again!!! Fantastic job with these. :)

  20. First off, love the title of your post. Made me smile.
    And second, have I ever told you how amazing you are with papers? You are!! I'm always so drawn to your paper and layout choices. There is not one that I haven't LOVED. And both of these card are no exception. I really love love the fun angles on the card for this month's kit. Totally Fab! Hugs to you, Sweetie!

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  22. Loving your two Mummy cards- Riley is adorable- I always love the Riley images! Your story made me chuckle- hungry looking kids...!

  23. WOW! Your cards are so much fun! I love the images. The colours and designs are wonderful.
    I loved reading your Halloween story too!
    Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  24. These are fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  25. I don't generally like halloween, but your cards are so super-cute!!
    Loved your halloween story :-)

  26. Just love your cards - The Riley card is so cute with the wrapping around your card to match the image.

    I love your design of the second one especially the spider web looking background.

  27. Wow two awesome cards Kelly, I love the colours you used with mummy Riley!

  28. how cute is this mummy, love it...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  29. Beautiful bright colours!
    Thanks for playing along at Paper Nest Dolls challenge!
    Sue DT PND

  30. Kelly, I spotted sweet, or should I say mummy Riley on Retro Sketches and new he had to be yours! The color combination you used. Just Precious!

  31. Love both of these card FAB job. Thanks for joining The Paper Nest Dolls challenge.

    We are having a giveaway check it out on our FB page!

  32. Love the use of ribbon with the mummy image! Brilliant idea. Both of these cards are fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

  33. Love both of your sweet mummy cards!! The papers on the second are gorgeous(can I say that about Halloween papers?!)!!

    I have heard that other places are not as 'in to' Halloween as the States, but had to smile at your adventure! At least she was willing to feed you!!

  34. Great Halloween cards. Adore the design of the Riley mummy card.

  35. Lovely card Kelly. Thanks for entering the Imagination Crafts Challenge. xx

  36. Both cards are fabulous as usual. I do love the straight and angeled layers of DP together and how you put the "Boo" ribbon across it. I like how you cut out the mummy image and adhered it up off the card. Perfectly decorated on the inside too.

  37. Oh wow these are some really fun Halloween creations!! I especially love the Riley mummy! :) Great take on the sketch too! HUGS

  38. Frightfully fun cards! Love the mummy wrap on the first card. Great idea. And LOVE your colors on the second card.

  39. I love mummy Riley the best! What fun for Halloween, Kelly.

  40. wowww...double the treats in one post!!awesome Riley card w/ such fun adorable immie! The dueling card is just as awesome and FUN! Loveeee the layout an dthe awesome d/ps Judy sent...the cute mummie steals the 'show'....
    Thanks for both treats!! ♥

  41. Super cute.... thanks for sharing with us at the PND challenge blog.... xo Nikki DT

  42. Great cards Kelly! Love all of the layers and the mummys on both!

    Great layouts...both inside and out, as usual!

  43. What a wonderful Halloween cards! Thanks for joining at Parade Your Crafts!
    Beth's Beauties

  44. I love both cards, they are so funny and colorful. Great choice of papers. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  45. Hi Kelly! I'm so late in visiting your blog and then got a little waylaid on the way to your DDD card for October admiring all your other beautiful cards you've uploaded to your blog. I LOVE what you created from the kit! I's just spectacular both inside and out. And what a delightful Halloween remembrance! :-)

  46. Super and fun cards thank you for entering at imagination crafts Challenges

  47. Riley is cute as ever in your creative hands!!

    Your DD card is such fun. Love the bright colors and that little mummy is adorable!

    You poor, starving children! Thank heavens some kindly neighbor took pity on you and fed you, hehehe

    Great Story!!

  48. Awesome! I love the ribbon on the first card. Great colours too. Love the layering and paper on the second one.