CCEE: National Drop Everything and Read Day!

 Hi friends!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers blog
and it's one dear to my (bookworm) heart!
Tomorrow is National Drop Everything and Read Day!

Lynn is our hostess for the April challenges
and asked us to create a card which features a favorite book, favorite book character(s), or a reading theme stressing the importance or value of reading.
Ohhhhhh perfect for a bibliophile like me!


 For my card, I've used the perfect Our Story from Birdie Brown at
What is SO much more amazing with this adorable stamp set
is that I picked it up in th.e real life brick and mortar MFT store!
It was a DREAM come true trip for me 
and I'm still on Cloud 9 remembering it ♥

To create this card, it took a little bit of creative imagination!
I wanted to go with a wallpaper type look
and thought it would be unique to use my distress inks on designer paper
rather than white cardstock.
I used washi tape to mask as I sponged along and blended with
 Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade.
I do love the look of it and am THRILLED with how this card turned out :)
The sentiment is stamped onto the kraft cardstock - a match to the 
card base and the inside, which I left purposely uncolored.

You can see what the rest of the CCEE Design Team created 
for National Drop Everything and Read Day here.
  If you'd like to play along in this challenge.
you can link your card at the blog or
 If you post it in an online gallery,
  please include the keyword CCEE1915 in your card description.

Happy day to you
and thank you for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. A gorgeous scene you have created Kelly. A brilliant card. Have a lovely weekend. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  2. Oh, such clever design!!! Kelly, you have been a genius masking the paper to make the lamp and the carpet!! :D LOVE these cue stamps!! Also he inside is so lovely!! Well done!!

  3. So cute. I like the light around the lamp.

  4. Love, love, love this!! The sweet image, the books, the light from the lamp, everything is so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Your book scene is so CUTE! I also love that sweet sentiment... This is really CUTE!!!


  6. Love the stamp set and that is a great day to celebrate. Reading should REALLY be encouraged!!!

  7. Gorgeous card. Reading always goes first at my place. Housework can wait! Hugs, Valerie

  8. Great coloring on your gorgeous scene. Love the kraft inside with the boy too!
    I'm a big fan of reading. Cannot live without books. Must read every day!
    xxx Margreet

  9. A beautiful card Kelly. I love nothing more than curling up with a good book.

    Sue xx

  10. What a wonderful card Kelly - I love this card and it's wonderful sentiment - I too am a bookworm!

  11. I WISH I could drop everything tomorrow and just curl up and read! LOL This is such a sweet card, complete with the snoozing doggie by the chair! I love the inside uncolored too - what a great look!

  12. This is the cutest card ever Kelly! Love your wallpaper and the cast of the light. Adorable little girl outside with the little boy on the inside - perfect fit with the sentiment. Love it!

  13. Oh my goodness! This card is adorable, Kelly!!!

  14. I love this fabulous card with its sweet little reader snuggled down in her favorite chair with a stack of books!! Absolutely perfect for the "Drop Everything and Read" Challenge!!

  15. I love that very complementary sentiment on this fabulous card.

  16. Such a cute card. Had no idea that it was National Reading day. I love to read too. Great Job Kel!

  17. Very cute. I love how you added the light from the lamp. Colouring is awesome as always. You're so lucky to have made it to the MFT store. I'll bet it was hard to decide on what to get. Yum!