DDD: Valentines ♥

Hi friends!

I can't believe it's that time of year where we're seeing hearts
and flowers and chocolates e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.

Like for real ....
I'm still making Christmas cards! :/

What can I say - December was a blur for me.
I musta blinked ....... and missed it,
 'cause here we are!

Valentines ♥

Today is the premiere card kit post for the DDD for 2017!
So exciting! 
 In case you're one of my newer readers,
the DDD = Dueling Darling Divas/Dazzlers, depending on the team :)
It's a group that I - literally - dreamt about one night,
jumped out of bed and wrote down the idea,
propositioned some besties and voila - here we are, YEARS later!
 The hostesses of both opposing teams chose a similiar theme,
different kits - and on the 15th of every month, we "duel!"

These. ladies.  are.  love :)

Big thanks to Tami and TerryL for being the hostesses this month!
Tami - team Divas - send us this LOVE-ly Valentine's themed kit,
complete with Riley the Moose!
You all know that I'm no stranger to this cutie,
and it's always fun to use Riley in a card,
especially with the beautiful papers and embellishments Tami sent ♥

And the inside:

 This year, the DDD has grown with new members and returning regulars,
so a lot of inspiration using two different card kits, one theme!
You can check out both the Divas and the Dazzlers Valentine's cards, too -
the links to their blogs and/or gallery on SCS is on my sidebar :)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥



  1. Such beautiful papers with Riley and his heart balloon!! What a sensational Valentine, Kelly!! Glad you got your Blogger issues figured out!!

  2. Kelly it's a sweet and beautiful card
    Gr Karin

  3. Such a cute Riley! Love the papers you used. Hugs, Maggie

  4. Love your card Kelly! I'm gonna need that word bubble die! Super job with all the great elements of the kit Tami sent! Thanks for including me in your group!

  5. Aww, this little Riley is so cute and what a gorgeous backdrop for him. Love the little heart shaped balloon and the papers are just perfect, like how you carried that through to the inside too! Awesome Valentine card!

  6. Yeah- you are back in your blog! I just love this sweet Riley : ) And, love how you decked him out with color, your papers are just de-lightful! I love your layout- and how you always decorate your card inners too. Yes, seems like Christmas just ZOOMED by and now we are seeing hearts and chocolates.....my weakness : )

  7. Love how you used all the different papers, and how you die cut the sentiment! Great card Kelly...LOVE it :-)

  8. Your layering always is impressive to me! Those papers are really pretty. Your Riley love is alive & well represented on this card!! I really like your color scheme too.

  9. this is so cute Kelly - And I don't need to remind you how amazing your riley coloring is!!! I love the die you used for the sentiment! I have some similar dies and keep forgetting to use them!

  10. Adorable card, love this supercute Moose and your design looks fabulous! Well done!

  11. I love this card--Riley is so darn cute and that bubble is perfect. Off to find one to order right now!

  12. What an adorable card. The way you cut out Riley is so cute. Great job.

  13. Love the card!! Love the word bubble. I have a feeling they are going to become a staple in my crafting! Thanks for having me as part of this group this year. I'm very excited to be here!!

  14. Okay, that die cut on the sentiment is all time! Such a great layout to feature the DP's. Great job on this kit!!!

  15. Awwwww... such a sweet card, Kelly! Love it!!!

  16. I love your card, Kelly! Very sweet! A great start to 2017!

  17. AWE! Kelly, this is just as cute as can be!! I love little Riley holding his heart balloon and the colors are just perfect!! :) You will be ready for Christmas at the end of this year if you're still making them now dear!! LOL!! :)

    1. P.S. I had no idea YOU were behind these DDD shenanigans!! LOL!! It looks like such a fun idea and a great group of ladies doing it! :)

  18. Oh my sweet friend I love your DDD card. Great use of the kit and your card is wonderful both inside and out. You always inspire me to try a little harder with my cards. I also love your Riley cards. What fun they are as well. Great job on the duel.....

  19. What a gorgeous card Kelly - love your Riley cards and this one is wonderful

  20. Awwww, such a sweet, sweet card! Love your cute Riley all ready for Valentine smooches, and, of course I absolutely love all of your layers..when I grow up I want to learn to do it just as well...Great first DDD card of the year!! Cheers!