Thursday, June 21, 2018

Loads of Love

Made the background for this card by adhering scraps from an old South Dakota map on the bottom of an A2 card front. Stamped a Stampendous trio of tree images across the center of the card (to mimic the center stripe on the sketch), then added little clouds cut from cardstock with yellow vellum sun rays. Colored the digi image, named Loads of Love from Little Scraps of Heaven, with Spectrum Noir markers then used a square stencil to create a frame. Mounted on a square of brown cardstock and then attached both to the card. Created the sentiments (front and inside) on my computer.
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven- Sketch Challenge                           (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Transport It                      (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Bright & Cheerful     (
June 2018 30-Day Coloring Challenge                                 (

This sweet image and sentiment was a gift from a2zscrapbooking to participants in the recent Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It named Sweet Tea and is now just 99¢ from  I used brown vellum for the "tea" and held the color scheme to golden toned colors to be able to enter the a2zscrapbooking monochromatic challenge.
Entered into: 
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Monochrome     ( 
The Paper Shelter- #344 Summer Vibes                           (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #340-341 Anything Goes     (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Summer Fun                                          (

I love the Twofer card challenge because it helps me to stretch the versatility of my stamps and supplies, as it requires that I use the exact same stamp to make two distinctly different designs for two different occasions!  This month I used a favorite stamp from Stampscapes (that I've had since 2001) to create a Christmas card and a Thinking of You card.  The sentiment and little cardinal are from Stampendous and the sweet little butterfly is an old stamp from Hero Arts.  I added clouds to the summer sky with sponged chalk and a hand-cut stencil. The white trees on the Christmas cards were made with a white pigment pad and white embossing powder. 

Entered into: 
Twofer Card Challenge #6 Trees                                     (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #202         (
Penny's Challenge- #385 Anything Goes                       (


  1. Nicely done! Great coloring on the lemon slice and the vellum tea is clever!! Thanks for linking up to our June challenge at a2z.

  2. You've done a great job of showcasing the trees in different seasons, Kathy! Your clouds are well done and I love the movement of your thinking of you sentiment across the sky! Your Christmas card with the snowy trees and cardinal is a classic! Thank you so much for joining in Twofer Card Challenge #6!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. You were super busy today with lots of paper crafting! Everything is great! The tree theme cards are fantastic! This is the first time I've seen twofer card challenge, so I might just check that out. But for now, for PPCC blog, thank you for participating! Becca/DT

  4. You've made those majestic trees look so different on each card, Kathy ... the summer one is light and airy with those soft, fluffy clouds and sweet sentiment acting as the trail for the butterfly ... and what atmosphere you created on your Christmas card ... the frosty white embossing really pops against the wintery grey background ... that little cardinal is a great finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

  5. Your twofer trees are gorgeous, Kathy! I love the depth you achieved with the trees going from dark to light on your thinking of you card! Those frosty winter trees look like ice crystals with the way those branches spread out! Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  6. OK, I love that truck full of hearts and the perfect tea color ever on the Sugartree image, and love those trees. WOW. So glad you could join us at A2Z Scrapbooking for the monochromatic challenge this month

  7. What a beautiful collection of cards! I am so impressed with how each one is so unique and how you used lovely color palettes. I like the square frame motif, too! Great work here and thanks for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. Two beautiful tree cards Kathy! Love the sweet summer card with the trees and soft sponged sky. Perfect sentiment to match with your butterfly.

    The Christmas card is beautiful. Love the combination of gray, white and red. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

  9. Such lovely cards! Using maps is a great idea. Love your Christmas cards too! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge xx best of luck- Patsy

  10. Your pretty butterfly fluttering over the tree tops amidst the fluffy clouds looks lovely. I also adore the frosty trees with the bright red cardinal on your Christmas cards!
    Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

  11. Great work on all your cards, love the summer tea creation - brilliant layout. Thanks so much for playing in our Summer Vibes challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  12. Oh what a wonderful selection of cards, fab work.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  13. Fabby looking card with lovely colours and image. Thanks for joining us over at TPS last week. We now have a new and fun challenge up!
    Love n hugs

  14. Fabulous cards......Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge:)
    Wendy xx


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