DDD ~ Umbrellas!

Hi friends! 
 Oh how long it's been since I've been able to get online!
Life as mommy to 4 with many hats to wear has taken me away
 from online life and into the whirlwind of real life! 
But as my kid's say, it's all good! :)
Today is the day that the Dueling Darlings post our cards - yay!
This month, our duel was hostess by LJ (Team Divas!)
and Terry (Team Dazzlers) with a fun Umbrella theme.

This is what LJ said:

 It's time for the March duel! Like most of you (except Kelly - who I am throwing
virtual snow-balls at right now) I am so ready for spring and summer! One of the
many signs of spring is rain and umbrellas, and as March is National Umbrella
Month, we are going with an Umbrella them this month.
I have added a little bit of a twist to the challenge
 (Terry is not doing this - that I know). I found these 7
Gypsies Manilla Folders awhile ago at HL and I thought it would be fun for us to
use these as your card base. It's not required, but It's just an idea I thought
I would toss out there. :)

So using LJ's own challenge, instead of creating my card on cardstock,
I chose the fabulous mini manilla folder - it's super cute!
I used 4 of the papers that she sent in various folds and
colored the Unity Umbrella image with my prismacolor markers ~
here is my card, inside and out!

Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of my team created
with LJ's card kit and what team Dazzlers created with theirs ~
you can find them in my sidebar!

Before I go, here is a picture of me as a wee babe!
Scary to think of how many years ago this was, LOL!
My blogging friend Lisa is celebrating her 3 year Blogaversary
so I'm linking up my baby picture to help her celebrate ♥


Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

This is my 82nd card in the 100/100 challenge :)
I'll enter this card into:  Time Out Challenge 1 ~ Dancing in the Rain
Paper Crafting Journey ~ Photo Inspiration

Stamps (image and sentiment) : Unity Stamps
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Collections (Includes Journalling type cards)
Accessories: Buttons (mostly PTI and Basic Grey), Ribbon (SU!, American Crafts,
Offray), Vanilla Brads (SU!), Hodgepodge Clips & Ribbon Holder (SU), Mulberry
Paper Flowers (Prima), & 7 Gypsies Manilla Folder.


  1. Adorable card Kelly! Love that image, your coloring & layout...FAB work as always Hun & TFS!!!

  2. Very cool idea and a beautiful card.

  3. This is gorgeous, Kelly!! What a sweet image!! I love it!! The papers and colors are fabulous!! The inside is beautiful, too!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Hi Kels! You are amazing doing all you do for your family and then creating this wonderful card for the duel!! Love how you used so much of the dsp and the clever way you place the panels. Love how you embellished the image panel with the ribbon, flower and button. Then you added the perfect touch on the inside with more dsp, flowers and sentiment panel! Hugs and blessings to you too, my sweet friend!

  5. Look at you with the most adorable card! I love how you used the folder and so many of the papers! The light coloring looks perfect with them. Super card!!!

  6. I love the mini file folder! This is too cute! Your papers all at an angle is a great idea! Love it! :)

  7. Kelly this is gorgeous - love the colourful papers and the way you have used them, along with the beautifully coloured image. You have really made a beautiful inside to this card too. Love it.

  8. Gorgeous!! LOVE how you've used those papers. And great minds think alike for how to use that super fun folder! Another fabby card, Kelly!

  9. A busy life is good!

    Super cute card. I like the mix of papers.

  10. What a sweet image- love the DP you used and layered up- aka great layout! Your coloring is fab and love the card decorated inside and out! Glad you are able to take a bit of time to get creative!

  11. Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT member

  12. fab mix of papers and I love the image. And what great sentiments there are for rain!! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

  13. wow wow wow. What a great us of all the dsp and I love the way you did the file folder. Of course the image is colored to perfection...Great job with the challenge Kelly...I hear ya on the business that keeps us away from our puters.....lol. I love your card/file folder. Hugs...♥♥♥

  14. beautifully executed duel Kells! Love the way your d/p's were used, the lovely colored image exuding spring....a quite well done folder/card indeed!!♥

  15. Kelly--what a fun card! I love that you used the file folder and all of the great patterned papers! Sweet coloring and wonderful layout too.

    AND--that cute picture--it made me smile!

  16. Aw, you're such a sweet-looking kid. I love the colors and sentiment with your umbrella card.

  17. Love this card-that stamp is so cute. Adorable baby pic!

  18. Cute, cute, cute card (and cute wee Kelly too!)! :)

  19. AW!! What a really cute image this is!! Love your design! :)

  20. Kelly, your card is GORGEOUS - inside and out! I love the way you did the image. Very artistic!

    Loved seeing wee you, too! ;)

  21. beautiful card kelly! I love you you used so much of the DSP! Perfect!

  22. Great card Kelly! Love how you went with the orange as your pop of color!

    Cute pic of you as a baby too :-)

  23. Such a pretty card, love all the layered & angled patterned papers. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT to join in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  24. Your folder/card is really adorable! Love the papers too (I've got the same pack :)).

  25. What a great kit and you did it justice! Love the colors you used for the adorable image!! Such a fun thing, making the card with the file folder as the base. Brilliant!

    What a cutie patootie you were, (and still are my friend!)