National Pencil Day + Giveaway!

Hi friends! 
 I'm getting a late start to the day's posting ~ 
but, hopefully, with good reason.
I've been in bed for 3 days with the flu :(
I'm in 'take it one day, one hour at a time mode!

And the saddest part ..
today is my birthday! 
Oh this one is a year to remember ~
and praying I'm well enough to enjoy some of it this weekend, too!
Onward to my tardy card ...
 this is my last post as the March hostess for the CCEE Stampers.
Tomorrow is National Pencil Day.
The DT have created cards featuring a pencil image
or colored the image with colored pencils ~ or both!

I've used an interesting frame from Hello Bluebird that is slightly larger
than the A2 card size.
The card, when standing, looks similiar to an easle style - pretty neat!
This is the inside,
which is the finished statement to the sentiment on the front. 

Before you go, 
You know what they say about birthdays - celebrate!
I am celebrating my birthday with a big giveaway
of stamps, matching dies, and other crafty goodies on my Instagram
(winner will be chosen only on Instagram, so hop on over!)
 You can find me HERE if you'd like to take a look! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Get well soon and a very happy birthday! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Awe!! She is so very cute! Love the background and theat punny sentiment too!! Hope you have a great birthday!!

  3. A fantastic card Kelly, I love the backing paper that you've used.

    Sue xx

  4. Talk about the perfect challenge card! You sure aced this one with that background paper and adorable image! Well, done, Kelly, well done!

  5. Cute card -- great paper! Happy birthday!

  6. Another fabulous image from your MFT collection!! This little school girl is the sweetest ever!! And how perfect is that fabulous sentiment- outside and in!! Awesome creation, girlfriend!! Stay down and let your family pamper YOU for a change. At least until you feel better!! Hugs and get well birthday wishes!!

  7. Happy, happy birthday!! I hope you are feeling much better to celebrate your day, my friend!! Your card is so beautiful!! Love the design!! Have a great birthday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. I had no idea there was a National Pencil Day. You have surely done your part in depicting a special card for the occasion. Love your image, layout, and coloring. Nicely done. Happy Birthday! and I pray you feel better soon! Hugs and Blessings!

  9. Happy Birthday, Kelly! Sorry to hear that you're feeling unwell. Hope you recover soon so you can celebrate your birthday.

    Love your card - great sentiment. xx

  10. Aww! How sad that you have the flu on your birthday! No fun. I hope you recover quickly and are able to enjoy your birthday later on the weekend. I love your card! Super cute! Fabulous background and wonderful coloring!

  11. So sorry for your flu, Kelly! Hope you are going well now and could enjoy your special day!!!
    Happy happy birthday!!!!! :)
    You delightful card makes me smile, the sentiment is just perfect with that brilliant design!! Wow!! :) You always stunning me with your clever cards!!
    Biggest hugs ever!!

  12. Happy Birthday, such a super cute card.

  13. Such a cute image and love that sentiment. Happy Birthday, Kelly!!

  14. Aww... I'm sorry to hear your sick and on your Birthday too! Man! I hate it when that happens! I hope you recover quickly so you could at least enjoy the weekend and celebrate then! :) Your card is super sweet and I think I've got that image somewhere in my stash of stamps! :) I'm not on instagram, so good luck to those who are! :) Feel better soon and Many blessings on your birthday! HUGS!


  15. Wonderful, slightly punny, sentiment Kelly - do hope you recover very soon!!

  16. Super cute. That's a funny stamp and sentiment. Your colouring skills are lovely.

  17. Super cute card, Kelly. What a coincidence that we celebrate on the same day. Hope you feel better soon!
    xxx Margreet

  18. Happy Birthday! SO sorry you're under the weather but hopefully you'll kick that nasty flu to the curb soon! Sweet card with a fun sentiment too! Take care!

  19. Kelly, what a sweet card to celebrate National Pencil Day - cute! I hope you are feeling all better very soon!

  20. What a fun card....well worth the wait! So sorry you have been ailing.....hope you continue to feel better. Thanks for a fun month of challenges, Kelly!!

  21. I just posted on Instagram.....my first! Hope you can find it!! Happy Birthday sweet friend!

  22. Kelly, so sorry that the flu bug hit you and especially for your birthday. That just means that you have to celebrate for a week instead of a day! Cut pencil card. Love the background paper. And a fun idea! Have a wonderful weekend and feel better!

  23. beautiful and sweet card Kelly

    and Congratulations with your Birthday.

    Gr Karin

  24. Happy Birthday Kelly. I hope you feel better soon.. Gorgeous card you have made..Loz

  25. Such a great card! Love the pencil theme! So sorry you’ve been so ill. Hope you are back feeling well soon!

  26. Oh no, what a way to spend your birthday...hope you feel better soon! As for your celebration...just stretch it out a little and live it up when you're back on your feet!Just entered on your IG post as karenladd510

  27. Cutest card ever..and I always love the MFT Pure Innocence images. Hoping you start to feel better really soon and that you celebrate in a big way once you're well. Big birthday hugs to you.

  28. Hi! I'm so sorry you had to be sick on your birthday. A special day you share with my sister, who almost shares your name, as well. Her name is just spelled differently - Kelli =)

    I found your blog from IG, because my sweet friend, Stasia, tagged me.

    I love the card you shared for National Pencil Day! So cute! I was at least using my colored pencils that day... whew! I could have missed it and may not have known!

    Here's hoping to many healthy and happy days in the coming year!

  29. perfect dp for your image....cute take on the challenge