Happy Birthday to me! {Giveaway!} ♥

Hi friends!

I am so grateful for you all!
For your kind words, your prayers, and well wishes for Chrissy ♥
I am overwhelmed by those that have reached out for my address as well ~
thank you so much!

And ... today is my birthday :)
Even though Miami has not 'sheltered in place',
Covid19 has us postponing my birthday weekend that was originally planned
because almost everything is closed.
I'm told my celebratory birthday dinner was moved to our home 
and I don't know what the hubby/kids have planned,
but most of it has involved a lot of laughter and a few messes!


I had planned a giveaway for today as a way of saying thank you
for your friendship and 'reader'-ship!
I've been blogging for 11 years and am so happy to know you all
and have met some of you in real life, too!

And every birthday party should have a goodie bag!
Before Covid19, I'd planned to give away TWO $25.00 Gift Certificates
to the online craft store of your choosing :)

I am giving away one here on my blog
and one over on my Instagram - twice the fun!
{I wish I could something to everyone and I do have them from time to time, especially on Instagram}
Good luck on entering and the winner will be drawn on 4/4/20!

Onward to my card!

   My card today is for the CYS card group on Splitcoaststampers.
The CYS = Challenge Your Stash and it's basically a great way to use stamps
that you own and rarely use, or have never used, and get them inky!
The theme this month is:
"March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb."

  I decided to use my MFT Stamps Puddle Jumper ~ oh, he's a favorite of mine!
The take away I got from the theme is that it's weather related.
I colored half of the image and then paper-pieced the umbrella and boots.
I am sending this card to a dear friend so I used a different sentiment
from the MFT Stamps Cheerful Blessings stamp set.
So many wonderful faith based sentiments in the set - I just love it
and really need to use it more often.

And that's it from my little corner!
I pray you are all doing well in spite of and keeping healthy.
It's a huge adjustment having our world turned upside down
and I offer you my prayers and heartfelt wishes for you to be safe.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


I'll enter this to: Allsorts - For the Boys 
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes


  1. Happy Birthday Kelly. What a fantastic card and great sentiment as well especially at this unsettled time. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family, not sure when i'll be able to see mine again and give them big hugs.

    Sue xx

  2. A very Happy Birthday dear Kelly, I'm sure your family will give you a wonderful day, despite the Corona troubles ! I wish you all the best and stay healthy ! Your card is so cute and the sentiment has value for us all now ! Love, Enny

  3. Happy birthday Kelly, I am sure you will have a great day in spite of the unfortunate circumstances just now. Have fun, stay safe, hugs, Valerie

  4. Happy HAPPY Birthday Kelly!!! Your card is adorable!

  5. You are so sweet. Happy Birthday. I couldn't think of a better way to spend your birthday than sharing it with your family. Enjoy!

  6. Love your card, Kelly! It's adorable! Sending get well wishes for Chrissy. Happy birthday wishes to you! Enjoy the day with the family! Sending hugs!

  7. Happy Birthday Kelly! Have fun with the family! This guy is bringing so much cheer, with his paper-pieced umbrella and wellies. Sure to bring a smile to Jo!

  8. Happy, Happy Birthday my Sweet Friend! I hope your family spoils the heck out of you and you have a day to remember! Love your card--such sweet colors!

  9. Congratulations Kelly and such a cute and wonderful card

    gr karin

  10. Congrats Kelly. Hope you have a great day, despite the Corona virus. It happens to be my birthday too!
    xxx Margreet

  11. Happy birthday Kelly.Beautiful CAS card and love the cute image and paper pieced umbrella/boots
    Carol x

  12. First, cute card! I love the striped umbrella and rain boots plus that is the perfect sentiment! Second, let me wish you a happy, happy birthday! Sounds like your family is making sure it is a fun day even though it is one at home. Better safe than sorry. ;) Enjoy a big piece of birthday cake...remember birthday calories do not count. ha-ha

  13. Happy Birthday Kelly. Do enjoy your birthday dinner and hopefully another celebration sometime in the future. We are in total lockdown so spending time between crafting and spring cleaning (even though it is Autumn here!)

  14. Hi Kelly, I'm so sorry the hear about your daughter's ill! :( Prayers on her way, I wish her a speedy recovery!!!
    And Happy birthday to you!!! :) With the loved ones is the best, even if indoor :)
    Be careful as you can, please
    In Italy it's a really horrible moment and we hope that all will turn fine, one day. We all hope it will be quick, but sadly more time is needed. In Italy we are closed at home by a month and there are a lot of restrictions by February. Nothing is as it was, it's a surreal situation with panic and collapsing hospitals :((
    Please, take care of you and your loved ones, be careful, follow the safety rules and stay at home the most you can.
    Biggest hugs ever

    1. Forgot to say that LOVE your card, and that sentiment is really a delight, especially in this time! The paper-pieced umbrella and boots of the sweet kid are adorable!

  15. Happy Birthday Kelly and sounds like you had a lovely day. We are in the vulnerable age group and we are only allowed out to get food or medication. If you go anywhere in a car, the police will stop you to see where you are going. This rule now applies to everybody. It is the only way to stop this Virus spreading. You are not allowed to visit your family or friends. You are allowed to take a short walk for exercise but only with one person and have to be 2 metres apart. It was Mothers Day last weekend but I was unable to see my children. I feel very scared going to the supermarket for food. We have to wash our hands with soap for 20 seconds, before we touch anything in the house or the food we have just bought. We have to wash shopping bags with special liquid but what we did, was to use plastic bags and then put them straight into the rubbish bins. To post things are not on the urgent list!! The post office is about 2
    miles away.
    So please accept my love and best wishes for your birthday and the same for your lovely Chrissy. I hope she is completely better very soon.
    Big hugs and big blessings to you both, Carol S.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  16. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Kelly. I hope you enjoy your day, even though it's not the one you planned. Your card is adorable and I love the paper piecing. Take care and stay safe. xx

  17. I hope you have had an awesome, and unforgettable, birthday Kelly!
    Loving your puddle jumper, especially the striped boots :), and that sentiment is fabulous too btw
    Stay safe

  18. Wishing you a Happy Birthday!
    Carla from Utah

  19. Happy Birthday to you Kelly!!! I hope you had a fantastic time celebrating at home : ) Your card is adorable- loving the paper piecing! Sweet colors too!

  20. What a sweet card Kelly! I love that adorable image! Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Sorry you can't celebrate in style like you should, but I bet your special meal made from love from your amazing family will be better than any restaurant you could ever go too! My b-day is in a couple of weeks and I think I'll be celebrating at home as well - :) Enjoy your Birthday weekend! :)


  21. Wish you a very happy birthday Kelly!
    Love your paper peicing on the umbrella and boots!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! So thoughtful of you to organize this giveaway!

  22. Happy birthday Kelly! Hope your year is filled with happiness! Hope the situation gets better soon.
    Love the card you have made, I love power piecing.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  23. Happy Birthday Kelly! Hope that you had a great day...in the best way possible and wishing you a wonderful upcoming year. Your card is just adorable with the cheery paper piecing. Stay safe.

  24. A very sweet card a perfect masculine creation for our ''Mens and Boy's theme at Allsorts challenge this week, thank you so much for joining in.

    B x

  25. It's a great little card but the message is wonderful...praying the same back to you. My birthday was the first day of the UK lockdown, so I know how it feels, lol. All celebrations were well and truly cancelled - or postponed. Happy Birthday to you - and many, many more!
    God bless. Cath x

  26. Love your card, Kelly, and happy happy birhday!

  27. belated Happy Birhday. What a wonderful card, love the image, the paper piecing and the layout. Fab sentiment we all need at the moment too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  28. A really sweet image and a super CAS card, great colours too. Thank you for joining our 'Man or Boy' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  29. Many Happy Returns of the day.....Although you couldn't go out for your birthday I bet it was memorable sharing it with your family? x. Sending virtual hugs to Chrissy x.
    What a wonderful card, which brought a smile to my face x. Great sentiment too x. Thank you for your sweet words in this post x.

  30. So cute. I like the paper piecing and sentiment. Hope you have a wonderful birthday.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  31. Hi Kelly , what an adorable image, and a lovely card, lovely bright colours to cheer us up, love it.
    Hope you had a lovely Birthday, keep well and safe, Kate x

  32. Belated birthday wishes Kelly

    An adorable card, the little guy is so very cute

    Hugs.... June

  33. Wishing you a happy birthday!!!

  34. Adorable! I like the paper pieced umbrella and boots. Just a tease for us to see a peek of the inside too.