F.Y.I ~ *Extra! Extra! Read All About It!*

Happy Fri-Yay, friends!

You may remember from this post my F.Y.I ~  Find Your Inspiration blog series!
  I have several coming up which I'm super excited to share! :) 

I have a new series I'm about to debut, too! 
Double YAY!
While doing some research for that, I came across this photo.

It reminded me of the countless movies and shows that I've seen
with a little boy standing with a bag of newspapers,
shouting "Extra! Extra! Read all about it!"
hoping to attract customers and deliver sales to make a small day's wage.

That image is one of those that kinda stays with you.
At the mere mention, you nod your head and said "yes! I know exactly the one!"
Maybe, like me, you can't quote the specific movie or show,
but you remember it :)
I've been meaning to make some cards for my brother.
He's an officer in the Army stationed in Germany but on temporary duty in Italy.
Yes, Italy!  
I tried and tried to tell him I needed to go with him to be his translator!
He said, "Kelly. You don't speak Italian!"
I know, so there's that ........ but still.  It's Italy!"
Needless to say, I didn't get to join him - LOL!

So the next best thing?
Send him some homemade cards!
So he can send them to our mom!
Yep, he's kinda lacking that way.

I was VERY lucky while shopping for a friend at Hobby Lobby
to stumble on that big clearance sale they had on stamps.
I scooped up quite a few stamps like this one as I it was 
just what I was looking for to make simple, CAS cards!

I've made him a stack of these, added envelopes, and will ship
these off to his home in Germany! 
I know when he's home from where he didn't take me from his temporary duty,
they'll be waiting for him to have on hand.

And that's my inspiration for this week!
Remember, the world is filled with inspiration and creativity ~
reach out and make it yours! ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. :D Kelly, if you want I can teach you a bit of Italian, so you can insist with your brother for being his personal translator... :D LOL
    Delightful cards, really different and impressive, you have done so well buying that stamp! Hope that your brother will use them to write some sweet words to your Mum. :)

  2. Absolutely brilliant stamp!!! Love it! Haven't seen that one before. Have a lovely weekend Kelly. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  3. I think you need to visit your brother regardless of your ability to speak Italian ;) These are so fabulous, Kelly!! I love the stamp and what a deal!! Beautiful cards!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. LOVE that stamp Kelly, it's so good. Like it used to be, without the texting and emails. Go see your brother be nice.
    The stamp I used is also sold by Penny Black, Mo's is digital...hugs.xxHave a lovely weekend.

    [aussie aNNie Blog]

  5. What a great idea! That stamp is a great find! As You know I feel the way you do. Snail main is so much more special than email, texts, etc. I guess I'm old fashioned that way! (so my grandchildren tell me..LOL) Anyway, I received this fabulous SNAIL mail, Yesterday. Something in my mailbox instead just bills and spam mail...And I know...that YOU know what I am talking about! It absolutely made my day! I promise to write back as soon as I can. (I'm not as good with words as you are. AGAIN, THANK YOU...Thank You!!!

  6. Great stamp Kelly and love your cards..you may want to post a pen too to your Brother..just saying..lol..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Great CAS cards. You got some great stamps at Hobby Lobby...I found a few on clearance too.

  8. Such fun Kelly! Your brother will love to have these!

  9. You are such a good sister! Your brother will surely admire your talent. I know I am.

  10. The perfect guy card!! How awesome, Kelly!