Friday, June 9, 2017

June 9- (Friday)
Have been having fun with some new Dearie Dolls digis and made two cards today for a few challenges with one of the sweet images. (You’ll be seeing more of these cute images pop up on my cards in the future!) The first card is being entered into a few challenges. The first invited us to create a card that depicts summer. I couldn’t resist an ice cream card (although I enjoy ice cream year round.) And the ice cream truck reminds of my childhood. Whenever we heard the cheery music ringing down the street, we ran out with allowance in hand to buy our favorite summer treat! (I haven’t heard that sound for three decades, but recently discovered that it is still programmed in my brain. We have a new clothes dryer that plays a cheery little tune when it finishes cycle. Every time I hear it, I crave ice cream!) Three of the challenges focus on masculine images, and the final one has a theme of travel. (I think traveling by way of an ice cream truck would be a pretty yummy ride!)  Note- The free digi is from http://freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com  
Entered into:
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Summer   
     (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Masculine  
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Masculine  
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge-#481- Boys & Men
   (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Crafters CafĂ© Challenge Blog Challenge-#174 Travel    
     (crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com.au)

Used the same digi on another card and entered it into a few challenges that focus on patterned paper, and one challenge from a charitable blog that invites paper artists to create cards that will be provided to hospitalized children.
Entered into:
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge-Patterned Background Paper      
     (cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com)   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge-    
Send a Smile for Kids Challenge- Anything Goes   
     (sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com)

Our temps in the Midwest  are nearing 100… so we have lots of sunshine right now. Was fun to create a card that featured the sun (for a Simon Says challenge) and an uplifting sentiment (for a Word Art Wednesday challenge.) I always look for opportunties to use some of the vintage sheet music that we found when cleaning my hubbies grandmothers basement. This one "Count Your Blessings" is from a music book dated 1928.  
Entered into:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes 
    (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Works It Wednesdays Challenge-Summer Sun
   (simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/category/events/work-it-wednesday)

For my final card today I cut hexagon shapes out of golden yellow paper, mounted on white card stock and then used an embossing folder to “cement” the two together and add a bit of swirly texture. Stamped several Printworks bees, added a cute little free digi sentiment from papersmooches.blogspot.com and BAM. Done!
Entered into:
Poppy Power Challenge-Bug Me  
    (powerpoppy.blogspot.com)/ 


7 comments:

  1. I like all your cards, they all are so fun and shows so much happiness! I love the guy with the ice cream!

    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again next week!
    X Zoey

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  2. Kathy, you are a creative machine girl! I love all of your creations you've linked up for the Power Poppy challenge -- each one is as beautiful, whimsical and fun as the next!! So glad you played along with us gals at Power Poppy!

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  3. Fabulous cards! Such wonderful designs and images!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  4. Such fun cards! Thanks for playing along with our patterned paper challenge at CAS-ual Fridays :)

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  5. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Anything Goes optional twist Transport" challenge.

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  6. Fun summer cards - Love the ice cream truck!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  7. I feel the same way about the ice cream truck! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

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