CCEE: Cards of Encouragement

 Hello friends!

Because we've been preparing, shopping, stocking up,
I have a quick post for today.

Please keep South Florida in your thoughts ~
we've got a hurricane barreling towards us!
We've got all our supplies and will 'batten down the hatches'
and hope for the very, very best this weekend.
Storms are always so scary and with our baby granddaughter, Alice,
it just makes everything that much more nerve wracking :(

My post!
The CCEE Stampers theme this week:
create a card of encouragement and SEND IT!

 Today's card is for my daughter ♥
We have 3 young adult daughters and a teenage son,
and our middle daughter is a jet setter and amateur photographer.
She just returned from a week in Montreal, Canada and the Caribbean the month before that and her photographs are just stunning!
Lucky for me, she lives at home so I'll walk this card down the hall!

You might remember from this post that I fell absolutely IN LOVE 
with this stamp set from Unity Stamp Company
when I was a Unity gal last year.
One of the perks of being a Unity girl for a week
is at the end, you can pick a stamp - or stamp set - as a reward.
I chose Moments Between Moments last year because it spoke to my heart
and the girl with the camera is just sensational.

For this card, I tried something new - Canon watercolor paper.
I used my Zig clean markers to colors and they were super!
The encouragement is on the inside of the card:
This sentiment is one of the one in the same stamp set. 

You can see what the design team has created this week
 by heading to the CCEE Stampers blog.
There is also a link up where you can add your cards, too!

I'll try to hop on as long as the electricity stays on!
We have a generator and plenty of gas, just in case.
We have a full house - everyone heading here to weather the hurricane.
I'll have to go get my mom from her house and she'll stay with us, too. 

I jonkingly told my husband, while he is entertaining by candlelight
and cooking by sterno, I'll be making lots of cardmaking by lantern :)

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. beautifullllllllll Kelly and fab papers
    gr karin

  2. this is a fabulous card Kelly, my daughter loves photography too. Stay safe!

  3. Oh what a fabulous image, so beautifully coloured, and a wonderful sentiment too. Praying you will all be kept safe.

  4. Praying for you, Kelly, and all in the path of Dorian. Your card is beautiful!! I absolutely love the image and the sentiment!! Stay safe, my friend. Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. What a cool card...love your photographer gal! Saying prayers for you and all right this minute! God be with you and all to be devastated by this storm!

  6. Kelly - BE SAFE! I'm praying for you as the storm barrels your way. Now... about your card. I'm loving EVERYTHING about it! Awesome card for a fabulous daughter!

  7. What an awesome card for your daughter, Kelly!! I love this fabulous Unity girl and that amazing sentiment is so perfect!!

    Prayers for safety for all those in harms way!! Especially you and yours, dear friend.

  8. That stamp and your coloring is stunning and the sentiment is so perfect too! Glad you are all prepared Kelly, hopefully it will not be needed.

  9. I love the perfect paper background for this really great image. My prayers are for you and your family and all those facing this storm. Since Harvey was just 2 years ago for us, it is still fresh on my mind how unpredictable and destructive those storms can be. Stay safe, dear one.

  10. That's a great stamp on the front of your card. I can see why you love it. And your daughter will as well! (We can only hope for the best with Dorian right around the corner!)

  11. Really fabulous card! Love that uinique image and your coloring of her! Sending you lots of comforting thoughts for safety my friend!

  12. Firstly stay safe and sending positive vibes and hugs x
    What a wonderful card for your jet setting daughter. Perfect image as she loves photography and your card is fabulous x.

  13. Love your card Kelly - but more important - stay safe during all this. Thinking of you and your family.

  14. FABulous card Kelly and I love the sentiment..stay safe..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. What a gorgeous card Kelly, beautifully coloured too with a super sentiment.
    How frightening this must be for you Kelly, I hope that you and your family stay safe, Kate x

  16. Beautiful card, lovely saying, and seems so perfect for your DD. Thanks for all the cards you made for my challenges. YOu are a real trouper with all you have going on!!!

  17. Fabulous card again Kelly. We will be praying that you will be safe through the storm. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  18. Kelly, that is a wonderful card for your daughter and I'm sure that she will love it. Know where she gets the photo eye from...
    Stay safe and you will be in my thoughts and prayers!!!

  19. A wonderful camera themed card. I bet your daughter will love it!

    I wish you luck in the storm! Hope it isn’t as bad as predicted.

  20. Beautiful card for your daughter. TFS!

  21. What a beautiful card and that image is just lovely. So is the sentiment. Do take care and I'll send a prayer.

  22. Beautiful card and sentiment stamp kelly. i hope everything is ok for you...Lots of prayers and hugs..loz

  23. Fabulous card. I love that image and would be perfect for one of my nieces who is an amateur photographer also. Stay safe. Praying that the storm turns enough to keep it away from you guys.

  24. This card is stunning!