Friday, January 18, 2013

Charming Edwin

Ready For The Weekend!
This has been one of those weeks that are thrilling and then stress beyond normal.  The great thing is, it all came to a awesome result!  

I have been chosen to be a Design Team Member at Diva's By Design and then a February Guest Designer at Simply Magnolia Wow!  I am so pleased as well as honored to be chosen!  Thank you Diva's By Design and Simply Magnolia for this fun experience.

I made a card in honor of my new DT position at Divas By Design Challenge Blog  I am so thrilled to be part of the design team, I love their Challenges.

Here is Charming Edwin from the new 2013 Love Collection. I paired him with Authentique DP "Lovely",  just made my heart swoon for a Valentine. 

The cute mini Valentines and labels are all from the 6x6 paper pad, I am glad I have two pads as I used alot of the papers on this card. 

Charming Edwin is colored in Distressed Inks and mounted onto a Marianne Die.

A close up of the mini valentines and to show you a bit of the inside too.

On a personal note:
As a mom and homeschooler of my children, you just hope it all goes great and they grow up wonderful adults.  Well my daughter went through a hard situation this past month and I need to say how proud of her I am.  She handled it all appropriately and kept her morals in tact. All that worry I had this month, well she showed us how to have Faith in her and that how we raised her worked!  I have more confidence in my parenting and homeschool abilities than ever, only 4 more to go, hold my breathe!

 Today I am picking her from the airport and we will go to the Mall of America to destress, you know how shopping is the ultimate cure for stress!

Wishing you a very happy weekend!!
Hugs Kelly


  1. awwwwwwwww Kelly, this is adorable!! Your coloring of him is lush! I am in the process of coloring him now and he is so detailed that it will be a bit to finish. I am loving all of the details and you have showcased him PERFECT!!

  2. Edwin looks awesome, Kelly. I love these papers and your coloring is fabulous. Gorgeous die cuts and embellies gives it that WOW factor.
    Have fun shopping and destressing, Hun.
    Cathy Lee

  3. Beautiful card. Happy Weekend.
    Hugs Renate

  4. This is beautiful!!!! I didn't get this Edwin and now I wish I had! Gorgeous layout, beautiful colors and wonderful coloring! Fantastic!
    Rene ;D

  5. Congratulations Kelly, enjoy your new Gdt spots, your card is stunning with this sweet Edwin, your colour combo and design are gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Suzi x

  6. Kelly!! Your card is awesome!! I also love these papers and your coloring is amazing as well as die cuts and embellies you used. Love all them.
    Have a lot of fun shopping! :)

  7. Hello Kelly! Adorable, little Edwin, you colored him so sweetly! I love how you showcased him, those wonderful die cuts are perfect. Beuatiful colors also. Congratulations for your Guest DT. Enjoy and have fun! and OH! I cherish your words about motherhood. I can rely on that so much. It is a kind of a "report card" and it is the most valuable reward we can get. Have a lovely weekend, Kelly, sending Hugs from Montreal.

  8. Wow Kelly, what an exiting time you have had. And of course congrats with your DT and Guest DT. You deserve it!!!!

    Hope shopping did the trick,
    hugs marjolein

  9. Kelly Congratulations!!! You of all people really deserve to be part of any Design team. Your talent is spectacular! Now about this card. WOWZERS!!!! The coloring , diecuts, layout and details are out of this world! My goodness girl you did a remarkable job. I'm glad to hear that your parenting skills are great also! Have fun with your daughter!
    Happy Crafting!
    Hugs, Cathy

  10. Hey Sugar Bear!! This is gorgeous and I just wanted you to know that 9 people commented before it ever came in to my e-mail box!!!! Beautifully done and beautifully created - OMG Kelly - why do you not sell me some of your talent. I am so proud of you kid -- you have a wonderful eye!! Honey - these honors are well deserved. You do nothing but get better and better and everyone out there in Blogland sees that. I am so proud of you - I love you as if you were my daughter.
    Sandy (as if you did not know!)

  11. My goodness Kelly, your card is amazing!!!
    Your papers are wonderful! Edwin is painted perfectly, and your designing of this card plus your wonderful embellishments are gorgeous!!
    I am happy to hear your daughter made you proud with how she handled a tough situation.
    Congratulations on your new Design Team and your special guest position for Just Magnolias!
    Hugs, Candy
    Magnolia-licious Designer

  12. Super gorgeous card Kelly! I love it! : )

  13. Congratulations on your new DT position, well deserved. Your card is gorgeous, I really should try more Edwin's.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs Tracy x

  14. Kelly, your card is gorgeous! Beautifully coloured and designed.
    Congrats on the DT positions and they are so smart to have snapped you up - you have much talent girlie and everyone can see it and it's so fab it is being recognized. There's no stopping you now!

  15. Adorable sweet card! Love the M die you used:)

  16. Kelly, this is a delightful and charming Valentine card! I love all the colors and all the little details you have added that draw attention to not only Edwin but the message. Kudos for creating such a an inspiring work of art!

  17. Love it, love it, love it! The colors are perfect. I love the paper and the tiny valentines! Beautiful! :) Nancee

  18. Love this card. It is gorgeous.

  19. Gorgeous card! Beautifully done. Your coloring and design look awesome. Congrats on your DT & GDT positions you deserve them.


  20. Stunning card and perfect coloring Kelly..Loz

  21. Kelly, fantastic card, so cute and sweet. Your coloring is so perfect. Your cards inspire me.
    hugs Doreen

  22. Many congratulations on the DT spot and also the gDT spot! Your Edwin card today is gorgeous, your colouring is wonderful and the backing papers and die cuts work so perfectly with Edwin. A truly beautiful card. Thank you too for visiting me and leaving such a wonderful comment. Hugs, Anne x

  23. OMG! Your card is incredible Kelly. LOVE IT!! The charming Edwin is so cute, all the Die's you have Your card is gorgeous and i really love it!

    Wish you a happy Sunday
    Biggest Hugs, Dunja

  24. He really is charming Kelly, love that paper and all the pretty bits and bobs, so sweet
    Hugs julie P

  25. Kelly what a gorgheous valentine card!!!! Love the image and the stunning design!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!

  26. OMG, Kelly, I adore this sweet Edwin.....tried to order him, but he is out of stock! Your coloring and showcasing of this cutie is, love it!!!!

  27. Fabulous and sweet card. Love all the pretty embellies and the fun die cuts. I have yet get a chance to color this image :o)

  28. Congrats Kelly, I'm so pleased for you and I know you'll enjoy every minute of being part of this DT and I can't wait to see your creations.

    Your card really is a stunner and I love your colouring and the beautiful papers and design. I think the paper is very pretty too and two pads was a good idea :D!

    Sad but happy to read about your recent challenge happy of course that it came out well and that you've gained a lot for you both. You are a very special person and I know you must be an amazing Mum.

    Big hugs,
    Chris x

  29. congrats on the DT's Kelly! Charming Edwin is right! So adorably colored! Sweet, sweet card!

    No guarantees with parenting, is there?! I always love to read that people are home educating... we did for nine years and now our three daughters are educating their children at home also! Congrats on helping your daughter make good choices and being there for her!


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