Friday, September 15, 2017

Late Night + Day Off Work= Fun!

This sweet little Lili of the Valley is fussy cut from a digi where he is jumping over daffodils because I wanted to pair him with this encouraging sentiment so that I could enter him in a Bugaboo Stamps challenge called “Cheer up Buttercup.” Also wanted to create a CAS card so kept the background to a minimum. I love this little cutie! 
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Creatures Great or Small   (  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- CAS                 (
Bugaboo Stamps- Cheer Up Buttercup                    (
Another coloring card that I picked up at a woman’s retreat at our church. Was relaxing to color it with Tombow markers and white gel plus. Then added a few sequins for some bling. While at the retreat, a friend and I enjoyed coffee and specialty cupcakes from a little bakery. They came in a box made of this wonderful dotted pink cardboard. Decided to make it into the background for my card… and will give the card to that friend that enjoyed sharing cupcakes. Am thinking she’ll get a kick out of the fact that I upcycled the box!
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes  (

This week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge requires stars in the entry. I remembered making a Rock Star card a few years ago using felt guitars that I bought at the dollar store. Dug around in my craft room and found that I had a few left. So created a background with a few layers of various patterned papers, cut a star from colored vellum, added some silver stars and a banner and nestled the guitar into place. I'm betting that some teenager, or aging rocker, will enjoy receiving this card in the future.
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Written in the Stars  (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 185             (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge              (

One of the current Bugaboo Challenges involves using a sketch. I had fun pairing a Bugaboo image with a plaid paper, a few banners and LOTS of glitter! Am also entering it into several Christmas challenges.
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge       (
Cute Card Thursday- Add a Banner/Flag                ( 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Sept    (


  1. Such a fabulous sentiment quote and a really cute bunny to match it. Thanks for always playing along with us at AAA Cards.

  2. Awesome creations Kathy! Thanks for the visit to my blog and the chuckle about 'sparkle' ... it sure can go everywhere can't it!! LOL Happy Day to you and keep up the great work!

  3. What a cute bunny and a great sentiment to pair with it too. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards, Kathy.

  4. What a cute bunny card! You are such a prolific cardmaker Kathy! It's such fun isn't it! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  5. Your bunny card is so sweet! Love the sentiment. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  6. Wonderful cards with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  7. Cool card for a music lover. I love the guitar and music notes behind. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. All of your cards are fabulous as always, I love that the Bugaboo sketch has banners on it, that works perfectly with our challenge and we love Bugaboo at Cute Card Thursday too!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  9. Beautiful cards! Such lovely designs!! Very pretty!

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


  10. Another great collection of cards!! I LOVE how you cropped that image on the Christmas card; what a great way to make it look different! Great take on the sketch, too. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.


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