Hello! I'm still here! :)

Hello friends!
 I have missed you! ♥

I'm sorry for my long absence from blogging.
In fact, Mondays are usually the day I post for The Project Bin,
but I haven't had a moment to get back to card making.
We were completed thrown out of any sense of normal life by hurricane Irma.
We prepped our home, then evacuated ~ leaving everything behind 
expecting a Category 5 to destroy our home and belongings :(
We came back home to a very un-normal life of clean up and rebuilding, 
both here and at my mom's house.

Even now as I type, I hear the faint sound of a generator in the distance
and the hammering of patching a roof or rebuilding the fences,
and chain saws continuing to cut through fallen trees.
 Our home is intact - PTL - and everything that fell/broke is replaceable.
 Petrol/gas is short, power is out everywhere,
massive trees are down and blocking roads, 
grocery stores are stripped bare.
We were able to skirt the disastrous Category 5 strength 
and get the outer bands of a 3 or 4 ~ such a blessing.
It breaks my heart to see how many are suffering total loss 
and devastation in the Caribbean islands and our beloved Florida Keys.

 So, I started coloring this morning after my son resumed school again. 
It's just a simple card, and about all I could manage.

I am so thankful for how many people prayed for us,
sent us wishes of good will and messages of strength and hope.
I feel blessed beyond measure knowing so many were thinking of us
and I thank you all, each and every one of you! 

This card is dedicated to all of you :)
Thank you ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Oh Kelly, welcome back!!! I'm so relieved knowing that you are safe with all your family and fur babies!! You have brought the right decision to go away during Irma destroy!! My prayers to all that are still suffering for the disaster...! I can't image how life could be difficult there... You have been so brave and lucky, too! :)
    Your card is as a ray of sun! LOVE, LOVE it very much and pinned
    Thanks for dedicating it to us!♥
    Big hugs my friend! Be strong!

  2. I am picturing you with that rake, Kelly, but I know the heat has you a little less dressed!!!

    Thanking God for answered prayers for you and your family. My continued prayers for all who are working their way back from the devastation of this horrific storm.

  3. Kelly she is super sweet and a beautiful card

    gr karin

  4. Kelly this card is adorable. I love how bright and sunny it is. I'm so glad to see you back to blogging and will continue to pray for you and your fellow Floridians. I am so happy you and your family are all safe and sound. ♥♥♥

  5. Gorgeous sweet card Kelly and so pleased to hear you and your family are safe and not too much damage to your home..take care.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. I am so glad you are safe and back home, Kelly, and that your home is still standing. Just looking at the pictures of the homes and businesses destroyed is heartbreaking. My family had planned a trip to the Keys this year, leaving on Friday. I hope and pray everything is back to normal for you soon.

    What a sweet card!! The image is adorable!! I love the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Hi Kelly, I said to my husband this morning that I was getting worried about you. Thank god you and your family are alright and back in your home. We can't begin to imagine what you have been through and the not knowing what you are going to find when you do return home. It's lovely to know that prayers are answered. I hope you can get your home back to normal soon. Sending big hugs, Carol S.xxxxxxxx

  8. Sounds like all is well and I'm glad there was minimal damage! Your CAS card is adorable...like bright sunlight behind her.

  9. Oh Kelly you sound so stressed by it all - Praise God you were spared the worst, but still a traumatic experience. Love your card - just sometimes simple is best, and this truly shines.

  10. Kelly, we've chatted, you know my heart is breaking for you while rejoicing it wasn't worse. I will continue to pray for you and others affected so severely by the wrath of a hurricane.

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! You do simple cards to perfection!!!

  11. A simple card - that is pretty spectacular to me! I love the colored background and dimension. Great ideas.

    I am so glad that you are all okay and have clean up and not total destruction. Take your time, it is not going anywhere fast!


  12. Pleased to hear that you and yours are safe and well xx

  13. This is such a sweet card--love it!

  14. Sweet card, great background and i´m glad that you are going back to normal.