*Exciting news to share!*

Oh friends,
today's the day!!
I have been keeping some super exciting news
 under wraps and can finally share! 

First, today is my daughter's 21st Birthday ♥
Yes, 3 daughters, and all of them with a birthday in December!  Gah!
Happy Birthday to my *baby*, Chrissy!
We have a fun afternoon planned and her birthday party at a restaurant this evening and we are all looking forward to the celebratory night of 20-fun!

*My news!*
I am over the moon excited to have been chosen to be on the 
Drive By Crafts Design Team!
Annette, owner of Drive by Crafts, is such a sweetheart 
and has an amazing online store filled with products
 from so many companies on the market.
There is truly something for everyone 
and she ships lightening fast!
Starting in January, I'll be posting on the Drive By Crafts blog
so stay tuned to see some inspiration made with products that you can buy.
I'm absolutely thrilled to be on the DBC team 
and honored to creating along such the other talented designers.
 Be sure to grab your favorite cuppa and stop on by 
and check out Drive By Crafts and browse and shop ♥ 

Today's also the day that the Ready, Set, Go! Challenge cards are posted
with Barb, Jeanette and myself.
The R, S, G challenge isn't an ordinary card challenge - it's out of the box!
We think of ways to REALLY stretch our creative minds,
and this month, Barb chose a theme of:  Fancy Folds.

 I made a fancy tent :)
I went with a tent fold style card because this card is for my daughter.
It's a super fun and a fairly easy fold and props upward as a keepsake
yet folds flat into an A2 size envelope.  
The rest of the card was die cutting the heart shapes with an MFT die,
stamping and die cutting the Cool Day bear, and
fastening it to a card base.
Super quick coloring with my prismacolor markers and then it just assembly.

Since there is not an inside to this card, I added the sentiment
to the back and a little matching heart ♥

Thank you for taking this exciting journey on my blog today!
I'm truly humbled and walking on Cloud 9 ~
and I hope today's card gives you some creative inspiration :)

The holidays are fast approaching ~
be well, be merry, be wonderful!

 Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. CONGRATULATIONS Kelly!!! I'm so excited to hear your news! And will look forward to seeing all that you create as a member of the Drive By Crafts Design Team!

    This RSG card is awesome... love the tent fold. Very creative! And what a fun bear! Adorable card in every way!!!

  2. Congratulations on your new DT postion Kelly..I can tell how excited you are..I love your sweet Polar bear card with the hearts and pretty colours and such a great fold.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. ahh this is cute and beautiful Kelly
    Gr Karin

  4. Congrats on your daughter's 21st birthday!
    And happy dance for your new DT. I am so happy for you!
    Your card is a lovely one...great sentiment!
    xxx Margreet

  5. Congrats on your news Kelly! Well deserved. Also this card is so cute. I love the twist on the tent card. Never thought of putting the sentiment on the back side. Great planning!

  6. Congratulations! First off, you do not look old enough to have a daughter 21. LOL That's a big age for her.
    You'll be such a talented asset to the design team. I'm so happy for you and looking forward to checking things out. Creative Blessings!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! Merry Christmas!!

  8. Super cute Kelly! I love this little bear and congrats on your new DT gig!

  9. Congrats Kelly. They are very lucky to have you. Adorable card.

  10. What a lovely happy post this is Kelly. It's great when blog buddies have good news to share.

    Very happy birthday wishes to Chrissy on her 21st. Enjoy your meal together. Huge Congratulations on your new Design Team position Kelly. Your polar bear card is adorable and I love the colour combination. Barbxx

  11. Congratulations all round. Firstly to you Kelly for you new DT post, as it is certainly well deserved, as your cards designs are always stunning. Also congrats to your daughter Chrissy, for her 21st birthday.
    Are you sure Chrissy is 21? You don't look old enough to have a daughter of that age. What is your secret?!!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  12. Congratulations To you and your Daughter. How I wish I was 21 again (no not really) now I'm beginning to reach the age of aches and pains. Great new that you made the DT I shall look forward to see what you'll be making in the future. Have a great celebration tonight and a very happy Christmas too.

    Sue xx

  13. Such adorable easel!!! So happy and colorful! Great design with those hearts!!
    Congrats for your new DT!!

    1. Forgot.... Congrats also for your daughter's 21st Birthday!! happy Birthday to her! :D

  14. Oh my goodness, isn't that fold just genius?! I've never seen that before. And cute too of course. Happy birthday to your "baby." And congrats on the new DT!

  15. Congrats to you Kelly! A new to me store- how fun for you! Love your fab card great fold and fun fun images!!!

  16. Congrats, Kelly! You will be an excellent addition to Drive By Crafts design team! Happy Birthday to Chrissy!!!

  17. This is such a fun card. Such a cool little bear with the perfect sentiment along with the colorful hearts. What a fun day! Big congrats to your daughter and to you on your new DT position!!!!!

  18. Way to go! Have fun!

  19. your card is adorable.. so excited to have you on the DBC team..
    Happy Birthday to your daughter.

  20. Kelly--first, happy belated birthday to Chrissy! I hope she had a great one! Your card is too cute--I love the fold you picked. Great colors and layout! And--finally, congratulations on your new design team gig. Way to go!

  21. Kelly-Congratulations and I love your card!

  22. Congratulations, Kelly!! The delightful images from Drive by Crafts look like a perfect match for your awesome talents!! I can't wait to see what else you created with them!!

  23. Congratulations, Kelly!

  24. Kelly I am so excited to hear your news - I will popping over to the blog (thanks for the link) to see what DBC is all about
    Christmas blessings to you and yours

  25. Congrats on making the DT of Drive by Crafts. How exciting! Love your card. That bear is adorable surrounded by all those lovely hearts!

  26. This is great thank you simple and just what I was looking to do