Happy Thanksgiving!

 O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting ~
1 Chronicles 16:34

Happy day, friends!
In just a few more days, it will be Thanksgiving ♥
We have so much to be grateful for and our blessings far outnumber our troubles.
I'm so looking forward to cooking, having the kids all home for wonderful meals,
family time, no work, and holiday decorating!
(and if I'm lucky - craft time!) :)

Today is a new Inspirations challenge from the Riley and Company Design Team -
with a theme of Thanksgiving!
This is one of the two cards I made,
and will showcase this one today, one in which we can all probably relate!
Using Retro Folks "Walter" and a new Funnybones "Thanksgiving AKA"
here is my card for today's post:

Thank you for stopping by! 
I wish you all a blessed, safe and lovely Thanksgiving holiday!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


RIley and Co ~ New Stamp release continues!

Hi friends!

By now, you've seen many of the new stamps being released this week
as well as wonderful inspirations in card forms!
Here are two more from the new release - available today!


 I hope you've enjoyed the new stamp release!
Each one gets funnier and funnier :)

Make sure to head over to the Inspiration Blog
for more of the DT card samples ~
you can find it here!

 Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


Riley and Company - New stamp release Day 3!

Hi friends! 

 Happy Veteran's Day!

Having grown up in a military family,
this day brings a special meaning to us.
I am so grateful to all the men and women that have served our country
and it's a blessing, and a privilege, to honor them today.

My son's Boy Scout troop will be in a parade today,
as well as being the Color Guard for an veterans group today -
paying it forward ♥

It's also Day 3 of the new Riley and Company Stamp release -
as you may have read in the previous posts,
 all stamps will be available this Friday, November 13th!

Today's card is super CAS for me!  
I decided to let the image be the focal point and just added a few
scraps of paper and enamel dots to give it some extra dimension.

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


Riley and Company - New Stamp Release Day 2!

Happy Tuesday!

A quick post to show you another new stamp
 being released from Riley and Company ~
available in the store this Friday, November 13th!
17 new FunnyBones stamps and 9 Inspirations stamps
 will make their way to the store to join the incredible selection of stamps.

Today's card is using one of the new FunnyBones ~ Horrible idea! Hee Hee!!
I can think of like 4 friends that would LOVE this! ♥

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


Riley and Company - New Stamp Release! :)

Good Morning, friends!!  
First, thank you SO MUCH for the sweet words on my son's card! 
He was super embarrassed, turned a few shades of red, but said "thank you to all the nice people!"
So, thank you Nice People! :)

I can't believe it's already Monday!!
This weekend was action packed and over so quickly

We spent the weekend camping in the Everglades
 with our little guy and his Boy Scout troop :)
Now, I am so not a camper!  
But seeing these young men growing and learning,
gaining such incredible life experience through these outings is truly priceless ♥

I did manage to make some cards last week ~
including two you'll see posted today since it's the 9th (the day the 3M's post)
and a brand new Riley and Company week of releases!
Stay tuned, as this new release has 17 new Funny Bones satmps
and 9 Inspiration stamps.
And funny they are!  As I was creating my cards,
I was home alone just laughing (out loud!) by myself ..
These stamps are available to purchase in the Riley and Company Store Friday, Nov. 13th!

For today's card, since it's Monday, and we've been camping allllllllll weekend
and well, I love my coffee!!!!, I thought I'd show you one of my favorites of the new release:
Without my Coffee ...

 I hope you can stop back to see my 3M card, too - 
AND, all week, the Riley and Company Inspiration Team 
will be showcasing all the wonderful new stamps!  Stay tuned! :)

And here it is :)
This image was sent to us by Jeanette this month, her turn to host!
It's a gorgeous leaf image which is a beautiful reflection of Fall!
I didn't really know how to incorporate such a striking image into a card,
and can't say I'm happy with my end result, 
but I decided to stop messing with it and "leaf" it alone :)
Thank you, Jeanette and Barb, for your friendship!

  Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I"ll enter the first card into:  Craft Your Passion - AG
 Whoopsi Daisy- Lots of Layers 
613 Avenue Create - AG 


Sending Harvest Blessings!

Hi, friends!
Gosh, it's been forever since I've had a chance to blog or get crafty!
We are a busy group, bustling from sun up to sun down ♥
Even now I'm scrambling to get my progressive
card done since it's the last day of the month ~
I've missed nearly all of October's crafting - eeeeek!
Now that's scary :)
This card is my entry into the FTHS using the progressive image.
There is a beautiful Thanksgiving sentiment that goes with it as well,
but I did not have time to do the inside of my card like I usually do *gasp!*
This gorgeous cornucopia image is a beautiful way to share a card with
just about anyone this upcoming Thanksgiving.  
 You can read all about FTHS and Faith's gorgeous digital images here
and I'll enter this into the challenge for the month of October :)
However, there is a card on my blog today for another progressive challenge
that trumps mine!
 This scarecrow beauty is from Deedee's Digis, a lovely little company
that I was blessed to DT for a couple of years ago :)
But I didn't make this card - my son did!
From top to bottom, from ink to paper and glue and YES!
  Even that button!
(he is his mama's son, lol!)
I printed it out a couple of weeks ago and left it on my craft desk.
He walked in and in the midst of telling me the exciting topic of the moment,
he spied it and asked if he could color it :)

See, art is not his thing - although he would occasionally hand me 3 buttons,
3 different card stocks, etc and challenge me to make a card with it :)
This time, he colored this card, picked out the paper, lined it up (the best he could, lol), added a strip of burlap, a little button 
and even put in a handwritten sentiment, 
decorating the INSIDE of his card, too!

 I'm so proud of this little man :)
We'll enter this one into Deedee's Digis Progressive Challenge -

Before I go, I did want to announce the winner of my Blog Candy
Asian Girl coloring contest!
By an OVERWHELMING majority, blue and green won that challenge
and it made it so much easier to chose with help from friends!
With all the names from Instagram and here on my blog,
the winner chosen at Random is SHONA!
Please email me at Kelnkids@aol.com to I can get your prize package out to you!
Thank you to everyone who voted,  I wish I could have sent a prize to all :(

Wishing you a beautiful, safe Harvest and Halloween if you are going out tonight :)
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


Can I get your VOTE, please! :)

Hi friends!

Just stopping in with a quick colored image that I did late last night.
Excuse the bad coloring, this is just a sample :)
 I am absolutely torn on which one to use.
Normally, I chose my image, pick paper to match, 
then color the image to match the paper :)

Since I've been playing along in the Daily Marker Challenge, 
I color up images daily, including this one -
without regard to card design, paper choice, etc!

So here I am, 
and I need your help, please :)
I would LOVE for you to cast a vote in the comment section
telling me which one you like better or are drawn to ....
If you could either vote PINK or GREEN!


And to THANK YOU for your vote,
I'll print out the names of all that cast a vote here and Instagram,
and pick one winner from all the comments/votes using random.org
and send you a prize package!
[*It will be a surprise but including 
stamps, papers, embellishments, etc!*]

Thank you so much for your vote!
Sometimes you just need an outside voice,
and this is one of those times! :)

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!