DDD ~ Angels among Us

Happy Dueling Darlings Day!
This is the day that our card group, lovingly called the Dueling Darlings,
post our card kits from the dueling hostesses.
Carol and Melina paired up to send us all angel card kits!
This month, Carol sent Team Divas an adorable, soft, warm kit filled 
filled with a choice of two angel images and wonderful laces,
 ribbons, flowers galore! This was is what she shared:

Our theme for this month is Angels ( or as I like to think Angels among us). Whenever I think of Angels I think of peace, tranquility, and beautiful scenery/flower gardens so that is the trip I took... As you can see I couldn't decide on an angel so I sent you the two I had. They can be a little mischievous but they are good most of the time

 It was really hard to chose what to use, and in the end, I just went with a simplistic look. 
I have enough left over for two or more cards, due to Carol's 
generosity - thank you, my friend!

 I halfed one of the dsp squares to use as the front banner ~
the other half, I used here on the inside (plain, for writing!)

 For my card design, I followed the sketch from this week's
Tuesday Morning.  The sentiment is from TAWS
and says "You're my favorite!"  
The twist this week is tone on tone/monochromatic so 
I went with blue hues :)

A look from the front :)

Carol said:  "I personally believe in angels and as an extra challenge we would like you to share an angel experience--guardian angel story...or anything of that nature if you have one and are willing to share.."

Oh my friend, I am with you on this one!  
I strongly believe that we are wrapped in the loving embrace of 
protection of God's love and his angels are indeed around us.
I have felt their presence more than once,
and witnessed the blessing of their saving grace twice.
I believe one helped to save my daughter's life
when she was just 15 months old, answering the prayer 
I shouted desperately to God and echoed into my heart.
No matter how much I replay it in my mind, still 14 years later,
it replays exactly the same and it makes no sense other than to believe!
And I do!

Thank you for your wonderful kit this month, my friend.
I made me me teary eyed at how important our angel friends
are to us as well ~ years later, here we all are still dueling,
laughing, geeging, sharing, caring, loving.
You are a beautiful group of ladies and I'm blessed
by each and every one of you - my angels! x0x0

Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of the Dueling Darlings
have created - Team Divas (this one) has the same kit/image
and Team Darling (hostess Melina) has another one - 
so much fun and wonderment :)
I'll see you later on with another Riley Sneak Peek!

Big Hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

I'm entering my card to:  Word Art Wednesday - AG 


  1. how pretty, I love the image and the papers you used to show case her!

  2. Kelly, your card is stunning! Love the way you used so many of the gorgeous items in the kit - and as always, your coloring is amazing!

    I also loved reading your post. Your DD's story is a very touching one. I'm sure angels were watching over her and giving you the desires of your heart!

  3. This is so sweet! I love the banner and the way you used the flowers. What a great kit Carol sent!
    Thank you for sharing your Angel story. That is AWESOME!
    I love being a Dueling Darling with you! :)

  4. Kelly, I LOVE your card. The layout and paper choices are perfect to showcase your wonderfully colored angel. I get goosebumps thinking of your Angel story. You are an amazing angel here on earth..I'm so glad we are duelers and friends....
    love ya.....♥

  5. Oh, Kelly, what a sweet and lovely card! I see that you too fell in love with the pretty dsp! Love how you used the sketch and how you incorporated the dsp on the inside. The angel image is just the sweetest!

    Oh my, your angel story took my breath away. Thank you for sharing. You are definitely my angel friend and such a blessing in my life!XOXO

  6. I'm glad you kept it simple as I may not have survived and extra beauty or inspiration. That DSP is riddled with ? Forget-Me-Nots on the banner. the image is adorable. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous!! What a sweet image!! The paper is absolutely gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job with this!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Gorgeous card, Kelly! I love that torn paper effect. And I instantly thought of you and this story when I read Carol's theme. Such a profound testimony to God's care for us!! BIG HUGS, Girlie!!

  9. Kelly--I love this cute card--it is just so sweet. Love the colors and the little girl just seems to jump off of the card. Your story is incredible!

  10. Beautiful card Kelly and absolutely there are angels among us and some even have four legs!

  11. This is absolutely DELIGHTFUL, Kelly. Thanks SO much for sharing your time and talents with us again this week by playing along in our challenge. We are so grateful to have you share with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. There's a fun blog hop going on now - Sunday at my blog, or by stopping at

  12. Oh my goodness this is so very precious!! Darling angel and I love the font on the sentiment too! HUGS :)

  13. This is so pretty!! What a sweet angel image!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  14. What a beautiful post and card. I was so blessed by your story of angels watching over your daughter. I definitely believe in them too, and share your wonder in how God commands them to guard us. What a gift from heaven. Thanks so much for sharing with us at WAW this week so we could be blessed by your beautiful card and your story. Diane Noble (WAW-DT)

  15. Just gorgeous Kelly - love the way you have finished the inside too!

  16. Delightful work with this sweet angel!! Love the torn paper!

  17. Such a sweet card! Love the cute angel image, looks beautiful with those shades of blues! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! Please come back and play again!

  18. Kelly, your card is as angelic as you are! A wonderful use of Carol's fabulous kit! Love the soft colors you used and how you carried the colors over to the inside! So very pretty!

    I too know that angels are all around us. And thank you for being one of my angels too!

  19. Such a sweet card. Love the softness of it. It's simply beautiful. And you always have the perfect sentiment on your cards. Keep believing.

  20. Absolutely gorgeous! Those papers are really lovely. Thanks for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us this week!

  21. Kelly, how precious! Thanks for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  22. She's a doll. Such beautiful blues.