Monday, May 21, 2018

Sweet Memories

The current SumMoreFun challenge mood board has a patriotic flavor. So, I opted for a card that says 4th of July to me and also brings back warm childhood memories. When I was in elementary school, we used to celebrate the 4th with relatives that lived on a farm in Iowa. What I remember about those gatherings were picking fresh strawberries and taking turns turning the crank to help the ice cream churn make creamy vanilla goodness! After dark, we'd watch fireworks. But first, we each got to each burn off three sparklers. I still marvel at the magic of the steady sparkling as we made swoops and even letters in the air. So Fun! (Am entering the card into two other challenges, one requires BLING (which the glitter mix provides) the other requires a sketch (which I followed loosely, using an oval instead of a rectangle.)  The sweet image was a free digi from Whimsey Doodles, which is no longer available. Sadly, the company closed a few months ago. It's so sad to see that happen, especially because they did make such adorable images!
Am entering this into several other challenges including Double D's "Bling It Up", Bugaboo Sketch and Simon Says "Inspired By A Song" (Tinker Bell Music Video-Firework. Great clip from  Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue movie with the Katy Perry song . Watch it here-

Entered into: 
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                         (  
Double D’s Challenge- Bling It Up                                  (
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge             (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Inspired by a Song   (

The current A2Z scrapbooking challenge is called "shapeshift" and I am having such fun making cards for it. I have always loved making shape cards, but am realizing that I haven't done that for a while. Well… that's gonna change! This card is inspired by one that I saw on Pinterest a while ago. Since I didn't have any sentiments that would work, I printed these off on my computer using a fun font named Curlz. (Making this card reminded me of another fun childhood memory since we made caramel apples every fall when our backyard apple tree provided its bounty.  Such yummy goodness!)
Entered into: 
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Shape Shift      ( 
QKR Stampede- #296 Anything Goes                             (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #200          (

Made several Mother's Day cards last week and this one went to a dear friend who, like my mom, is a quilter. Used a sweet digi image from Little Scraps of Heaven. The sentiment is a freebie from  and I hand-lettered Mom on the heart, attempting to match the font on the sentiment.
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven  All for Mom          (
Power Poppy- B&W with a pop of color     (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge      (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                  (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #334-335 Anything Goes      ( 


  1. Wow, you have a bunch of really cute cards here. I love the childhood memories of the Fourth of July and how,you did that card. That apple looks sweet enough to,eat and I love black and white and a pop of color too. You are really on a role. That is formsharing this withnus at Double D Bling Challenge.
    Barbara DT member.

  2. OMG what a sweet July 4th creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Bling’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3.!! I love those sparklers! What a great holiday card. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Bling" Challenge.

  4. Your sparkle card is adorable and it's always nice to read about sweet memories, thanks for sharing. And you're right, it really is heartbreaking when small craft companies have to close. Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun.

  5. Wonderful apple shaped card, Kathy! Your caramel looks almost real. :-D Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. What an adorable little girl on your patriotic card - I love it! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at SumMore Fun for our mood board! ~DT Jamie

  7. Great projects!
    Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for May!
    Monica - DT

  8. Such fond childhood memories and a sweet girl and card. Nice sparkle and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

  9. Candied Apple!! It's delightful, and so clever to print the custom sentiment! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  10. What a sweet July 4 card! Love how you made one side blue and one red to frame your adorable girl! Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  11. Adorable cards, all of them. You always have something exciting and fun. Your apple shape is perfect and I like the caramel on the apple. Such fun things to remember too. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Thanks for entering the cute apple in the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge of shaped cards.

  13. Aw, such a sweet mom heart for that little bear!

  14. Love this! Thanks so much for participating in a2z Scrapbooking's May "Shape Shift" challenge! Sorry for the late post - have been having internet issues.
    Leslie, a2z DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  15. Gorgeous card and the image is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  16. Kathy this is beautifully crafted and fits in perfect for our 20th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Absolutely love the little apple cards.


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