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"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cocoa Makes Everything Better

There is certainly something missing from
this card, wouldn't you agree?

Let's see if we can gather an idea of
what might be missing by visiting


Yes! That's it!
Or in MY case...

That's better :)

Since the hop over at Coffee Lover's Blog
is all about SPRING and COFFEE (eh hem... cocoa),
you'll find a BIT more warmth in the next card.

Like I said... a BIT :)

Actually, I really am missing my liquid heaven today.
Our area received 10"-15" of snow last night.
The hubster stopped by the grocery
last night before it got too crazy outside
and did he bring me home an itty bitty surprise?
(insert major sad face)
The weather got so crazy
Coffee Crossing actually CLOSED EARLY
AND they closed today as well!

To be quite honest with you,
this is one reason why I love that place.
To keep his employees, as well as customers, safe
Alan (store owner) cancels if he has to.
THAT warms my heart!
(nearly as much as the cocoa warms my tummy, HA)

Don't you just love that ribbon?!
Stampin' Up! always has the BEST freebies
for their SAB (Sale-A-Bration) promo!
Want some of this spring-y ribbon?
Leave a comment and I will be giving
some away when the CLSBH is wrapped up :)

Although I am really really tired of the cold weather
and especially tired of the snow,
I am glad God is in control and His promises
are trustworthy and faithful.
There really IS a time for everything...
and this too shall pass.

I hope the only "storm" you're experiencing
is one that is as white as the one here in my area.
We never really know others' storms.
Be kind today.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Want more creative inspiration?
Be sure to visit


as well as the
Although my Spring-y card may not be
considered "acceptable" as a CAS,
the other two certainly are.
Please leave NICE COMMENTS.


Ann said...

Wonderful cards, I'm lovin those embossed snowflakes. And I gotta say I really feel for you getting all that snow. I am needing spring weather so bad. Tired of the cold and snow. Have a great day and stay warm.

Lori Kobular said...

Love the embossing on your adorable card! Very cute!

Monika Reeck said...

you made three beautiful card
love the one with cocoa on her hand and nice ribbon strips on your third card Kelly.
lovely coloring too..
My card is #387 on the HOP and I have a little GIVEAWAY if you maybe like :)
hugs, Monika

Anja Curvers said...

WoW awesome cards again love them.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are so fabulous!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are so cute! I think I like the spring version the best! Great sentiments on both!

Shelly said...

And I was thinking something was missing! ;) Such sweet cards!

Chark said...

haha--love the second sentiment with that stamp and the flowers together!

Brandi R said...

Love your card and love your whole post! Bless!! ♥

Kim Heggins said...

What a fabulous card...love your hidden cup of coffee...so much fun and so sweet.

Kara Lynne said...

Yes, that girl was missing a cup of cocoa in her hands! I love the spring embossed flowers and colors on the second card. Both cards are great! So thankful that God keeps His promises!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very cute cards! I hope you get some Spring weather soon!

Nancy Carroll said...

Adorable cards, love the coloring & stencils.

Kristii said...

so cute! Love the colors and the sweet little bow!

Sylvia said...

What fun cards, Kelly Jean, love how you made the progression from one card to the next, adding each element. It's been a wonderful hop, I can tell you enjoyed it! Happy Friday!

Janis said...

Love how you developed your card as you chatted in your post and then transformed it into spring!!!

Also, I dearly love that quote abt not knowing other people's storms...so be kind. So true. Thanks for this important reminder.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Celeste Goff said...

What a great card and love the awesome embossed background!

Happy Dance said...

Wise words. God IS in control and has promised to take care of us all. And it's also true that kindness can bolster others going through 'storms'. Well said. Love your cards! Got a kick out of your progression. We haven't had the snow you have had, but it's been bitter cold forever. Looking forward to Spring. Love your work. Bev

~amy~ said...

I love seeing how you changed up the card design...awesome springy card is COCOA :)
Thanks for joining in the fun♡

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Ha ha, very cute cards! :) Love the cocoa mug!

Thanh Vo said...

What a sweet card, Kelly...and also so perfect for all those who are snowed in! <3

Chrissie said...

Great variations on your card Kelly!
I am a great coffee addict... we have a fab machine which makes coffee from bean to cup.. you put coffee beans in the top, water in the reservoir, press a button and after a whole bunch of noises a fab cup of coffee is dispensed! Yum!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

VanessaB said...

all fantastic cards, but the last one is AMAZING!!! :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cute cards. Love your embossing.

D.Ann said...

WOW! That third card POPS!! FAB!!

Amy Johnson said...

What a fun and cute card! I can certainly relate to that image this winter!

canadian_liner said...

We are still up to at least our knees in snow, up here in Ontario, so I hear ya, KellyJean! Love your gal with the cocoa cup. The second, rainbow card is so pretty and holds the promise of spring...

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Adore your spring version!! The embossing is beautiful, nice work! :)

D- said...

Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful post and cards! That is a lot of snow! We have had no snow this year in Seattle! No skiing and the 3rd warmest February on record! The weather patterns are crazy!!! Stay warm and safe!!! Thanks for visiting my blog! :) Jill

Milka said...

Beautiful cards Kelly :-D

Itziar Ferret said...

me encanta esta ilustracion!! es muy real!!

Diane said...

What a darling collection of designs.

Hugs diane

AJ Bodine said...

Very cute, love how you added the cup in different ways!

Ceal said...

wow you have been busy showcasing your daughters stamps, another beauty!

An'Jenic G. said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the sentiments and images.

Lee-Anne said...

Oh boy...do I hear you about the weather! Fabulous cards!

Jennifer Loftfield said...

I'm sick of snow as well; I'm starting to look like your card! LOL

Keren Baker said...

Lovely card- love that embossing on the card!

Anne said...

Sorry for my late visit Kelly, what a fab idea for our happy challenge!
Thanks so much for joining us
Less is More