CCEE2013: Caffeine Awareness Month

Hi friends ♥

I'm sorry I haven't been able to visit your blogs :(
I"m home now and I'm hoping to catch up today and tomorrow.
My daughter, Chrissy,  has been quite ill and finally hospitalized,
hoping to find the proper diagnosis for her being so sick.
Test after test and through an astute physician, we were able 
to find the cause and get the proper treatment for her!
Praise the Lord, it is NOT the Coronavirus ~
and we are now home, helping her rest and recover, poor baby.

but .....
 if you would like to send her a card,
it would brighten her day tenfold to be surprised ♥ 

If you email me at Kelnkids@aol.com, I'd be happy to share our address.

I would normally never ask
but she is truly one of the kindest souls that walks this planet
and has the most beautiful heart.
In the midst of being so very VERY ill,
she was helping families from church 
and selflessly asking what she can do for everyone else.
I would love to bring a little cheer her way from the mailbox
Thank you - for your prayers, calls, texts and love! ♥
God is good and crafty friends are pretty super :)

Today is a new challenge over at the CCEE Stampers 
and Maryann's challenge is:  Caffeine Awareness Month ~
create a card with a coffee theme.
Easy peasy!
My stamp stash is full of those stamps!

I've used Picket Fence Studios this week
'Coffee Understands'.
I'm always grateful for a cup of coffee!
In fact, although my card is lackluster due to lack of time,
I chose this one for the exact sentiments ~
coffee knew, coffee kept me going, coffee kept me alert!

These are some wild Miami colors!
They were on the top of my scrap pile so I just grabbed 2 at random.
I stamped the image and sentiment first,
then masked it off with sticky notes.
Then, using a stencil (I think it's MFT Framework), I gave it a quick
blend with my Tim Holtz blending tool and Dried Marigold distress oxide ink
to match the marigold/marmalade-ish color of the cardstock.
Super quick and done!

You can see what the DT has created, too, by heading to the blog.
As always, you can link up your cards with the Mr. Linky at the bottom.

Thank you for taking the time to read this far!
I'm so blessed to know you ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. Lovely card. Sorry to hear about your daughter, and wish her all the best and a speedy recovery. Take care, hugs, Valerie

  2. hope your daughter feels better soon, glad it wasn't COVID 19. Such a fun coffee themed card

  3. So glad to hear that Chrissy is now on the road to recovery... what an ordeal it has been for you all.
    Love your bold and beautiful card Kelly
    Stay safe

  4. Sensational coffee card, Kelly, and fabulous news about Chrissy!! I am putting a card in today's mail for her.

  5. So sorry to read that your daughter has been so unwell, I glad that she is on the road to recovery now. I love your fabulous card and the great sentiment.

    Keep safe and well
    Sue xx

  6. I like that stenciled background on your card. Sorry your daughter has been having a rough time. Hopefully, she will fully recover soon. And, BTW, I love your Miami colors!!!

  7. So glad your DD is finally diagnosed and on the mend. Love your fun card with the image and coffee!!

  8. So sorry to hear of your daughter's illness Kelly, how worrying for you, but good to hear that there is improvement and I hope she will be tip top real soon.
    Lovely card, and a great sentiment, take care lovely lady, Kate x

  9. So very true! What would we do without our coffee? Drink tea!!! Give me coffee or nothing! Cute as cute can be.
    Prayers for your daughter!!!

  10. Kelly, I love the way you did the background on this gorgeous card!

  11. Love your stenciled bg and that sentiment is so true!! I have been having fun stenciling bgs lately too. Hope your daughter is better soon. Praising God it was not Coronavirus! Been doing lots of prayers for the great number who are suffering.

  12. Your caffeinated card is stunning my dear!! I just love your stenciled background and cute image!! So very sorry to hear about your daughter being so ill. I would be more than happy to send along a happy and cheerful card to her!! SENDING HUGS ot your all!

  13. Dear Kelly, it must have been so trying for you. I feel for you! SO GLAD the doctors found out WHAT the problem was! I'll be praying for your daughter, & I'll e-mail you too.... Your card is ADORABLE! Myself, I do De-Caf & can only have ONE CUP a day!!! LOL Off to e-mail you..! HUGS FOR YOU SWEET VISIT DEAR FRIEND! SO GLAD what I posted helped! TRUST HIM!!! ;)<3

  14. Hi Kelly, so glad to hear Chrissy is doing okay and a great card today, love the sentiment,which is so true, and I love your background too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. That's some great masking! Love how the image and sentiment pop! Really pretty make Kelly! So gad your daughter doesn't have the virus and I hope she has a quick recovery now that you know what the problem is. Hang in there!

  16. Brilliant design and a great card. Gorgeous image and colours. Poor Chrissy, I do feel for her. Thank god that it wasn't Coronavirus and great that a clever Doctor getting the right diagnosis. Sending her lots of love and big hugs, Carol S.xxxxx

  17. What a fun card! I too NEED my coffee or I can't get through the day! I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter, but am grateful someone was able to diagnose her so she could be on the road to recovery! Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way!


  18. Goodness, this is such a sweeet card! Loving your fun image and great image! God Bless your sweet daughter and hoping she recovers fully and quickly!

  19. I am so sorry that your sweet daughter has been so poorly. Sending love and hugs for a speedy recovery...It must have been worrying for you all x. Fabulous card, with a fun image and sentiment Kelly x.

  20. I am so happy Chrissy is getting better--Great News! I love the background on this card!

  21. Wonderful news your daughter is now home Kelly, it certainly is the best place to be

    I think your card is super and love the image and sentiment

    Hugs.... June