CCEE: BBQ Grillin' time!

Hi friends!

I'm still grillin' and the bbq'ing continues!
Although I'm vegetarian,
 there's been a lot of hamburger on my blog this week :D
The new challenge this week at the CCEE Stampers 
our last challenge for May from our hostess, Frances.

Sadly, we have had a sad loss this week with our CCEE DT friend, Joanne.
She passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning
and was much loved by the stamping community.
I am certain her family would love a prayer of support 
as she will be dearly missed by many. 

Frances has chosen a fun theme this week!

May is apparently Barbecue Month and the 28th May is Hamburger Day….
 Let's think BBQ's and/or Hamburgers when creating our cards this week.

For today's fun card, I used Art Impressions Grill Father.
This was gifted to me quite some time ago from a dear friend
and it's sat in a little folder - until now!
It was fun to color it up and create a fun card for my daughter's Father-in-Law.

Don't tell him ......
but it looks just like him!
Right down to the socks and light blue guayabera :) 
He is truly one of the kindest and beautiful souls I've encountered.

When I met him for the first time,
it was actually in an emergency situation
and we met in the middle of the road in front of their home.
My driver's window rolled down, his driver's window rolled down,
we waved and introduced ourselves and he said to me ...

because the words still ring in my ears ...

"See behind you?"

I looked and nodded.

"That's your house."

I nodded again, a little surprised.

"Mi casa es siempre tu casa!"
(my house is your house, always!)

 Ah! Makes me teary eyed just remembering!
It's an unusual way to meet someone for the first time,
but it always reminds me of how unique people can be/meet :)

I returned the favor the first time they came to our home for dinner ~
opening our door to his/wife's huge hugs and welcoming smiles.
I simply said ..

"Welcome home!"

Back to my card!

I've created a clean and simple card ~
colored with my prismacolor markers and set onto a solid base of designer paper.
I won't be giving this card to the FIL directly,
I'll let my daughter give it to him - from her! :) 

If you head over to the CCEE Stampers challenge blog,
you can link up your hamburger/grilling cards, too!
You'll also see the amazing cards from the DT - they are delightful!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

I'll enter my card into:  Cute Card Thursday - masculine!


  1. Beautiful family story Kelly and a fun and fabulous card...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Your card is adorable and I love the story behind it as well... Your Daughters FIL will love this fun card! I'm also very sorry for the loss of Joanne... I'm Sending Prayers to everyone on the CCEE team and to her dear family.


  3. A fantastic fun card Kelly. So sorry to read of your loss, my prayers are sent to everyone concerned.

    Sue xx

  4. GMTA, love this bbq dude! Perfect for this challenge

  5. Fun-tastic!!!! You always have just the perfect stamp for challenges! Any man would get a kick out of this card!

  6. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, Kelly. This card is so fabulous!! I love the adorable image and what a beautiful story behind it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. What a great relationship you have with your daughter's in-laws!! I love that story, Kelly. I got a little teary-eyed myself.

    I love your sensational grillfather card, too. How fabulous!!

  8. I love the stance of this grillmeister! Your story adds that personal touch to your amazing work.

  9. What an awesome card for the b-b-q king! Such a fun design and layout. Great story too!

  10. Oh Kelly, you've made me a bit weepy with the story of your DD's FiL... what a precious bond your families have! Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your home/s! And then to hear of the sudden loss of a team member is so sad. Sending prayers and hugs! Now your card is nothing to cry about because it is humorous and fun and just so cute, too!

  11. Hi there Kelly, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. Sending love and prayers your way. I just love your fun card, so colourful. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog, much appreciated.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

  12. Great story, Kelly! Such a fun card, and I'm sure your daughter-in-law will love giving it to her Dad!

  13. SO SWEET! LOVE your story MiMi!;) I think your daughter's Father-In-Law will LOOOVE THIS! I think it makes for a SUPER Father's Day Card! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!!!!!! ;) I LOVE Art Impressions, even though I don't have that many! BUT, I AM doing a Art Impressions card for Father's Day this year too! ;) <3

  14. P.S. INKY HUGS for your visit! I've missed you! <3

  15. Oh, what a fun card with a fun story behind it! Love those great papers with that hilarious image. So sorry to learn Joanne is no longer with us - I used to visit her blog quite often in days gone by.

  16. What a fun Father's Day card this is......and doesn't every guy love blue???

  17. This is such a fun and fabulous card. Your daughter will surely smile from ear to ear as she gifts this great card to her FIL. Your post today is so heartfelt. My prayers go out to your stamping community and Joanne's family. Then you made me smile with your touching family memory. TFS!

  18. So sorry for your DT friend Joanne...
    This card looks really so much fun and you made me smile with your memory about you and your daughter's FIL first meeting :)

  19. What a lovely card, very funny, and the story behind is wonderful ! We'll have BBQ weather this weekend, finally, after a rather cold and grey month. Enny

  20. Your card is a lot of fun. I like the theme and the wonderful striped paper. I’m so sorry about the loss of Joanne. What a a shock.

  21. Oh wow I just love this worried "grill master"!! LOL!! Fabulous coloring and a great card to have on hand for Father's Day. So sorry to hear about Joanne! She will be greatly missed! Sending HUGS

    1. P.S. I'm so sorry, forgot to say thank you for joining us this week over at Cute Card Thursday! So happy to see you there my friend!! :)

  22. A brilliant, fun card Kelly. Sorry to hear of your loss of a good friend and suddenly too. My prayers go out to you and her family. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  23. Very fun card, as always the colouring is amazing! So sorry for the loss of your friend, sending hugs!

  24. Love this one from AI it makes me smile and laugh thinking of years ago when my Dad would throw the lighter fluid on the grill.

  25. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Your card will for sure be a hit! It is cute and funny.

  26. I LOVE this fabulous image and the card you have made Kelly.. Sorry to hear about Joanne..Hugs Loz

  27. So cute and what a sweet story. Very sad about Joanne.

  28. Such a fun image, perfect for those grillin' guys!

    So sorry about your friend, prayers for all...

  29. How fun is this image! Love your colors and your DP too! A great card for a FIL too!
    SO sorry to hear about the loss of your creative friend!