Sunday, June 3, 2018

Odd Assortment of Cards

I needed one more Masculine card for the Monday Simon Says Challenge and decided to make an "Ode to Elvis" card! In truth, there was no stamping in this card, but some fussy-cutting and web research (to find a photo of the Elvis stamp.) Had the bit of music left over from my short stint in scrapbooking, and the sentiment, which I think is rather funny, was created and printed off my Moi! (When you read it you did an Elvis drawl, didn't you?!)
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Masculine                   (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes     (
DigiStamps4Joy- #149 Anything Goes                           (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #201          (

I won this wonderful digi from Bugaboo last month and finally found some time to play with it. It's called "Alligator Balloon" and I had fun printing off several to color during June's 30 Day Coloring Challenge from the Daily Marker. (I added a close up to show you that you'll be seeing more of this guy in the future!) I printed several off on light green cardstock to add a bit more depth to the finished product. This is one that was printed on light green. And the new Saturday Sketch provided a perfect layout to show off this cute critter. I also provided a close up of the alligator so that you could see my attempt to add scaling by dotting the finished coloring with a blender pen. Add kind of a neat looking texture! 

Entered into: Bug Alligator Balloon
June 2018, 30-Day Coloring Challenge- Day 2  (
Bugaboo Stamps-Anything Goes                           (
Sketch Saturday- Week #515                                  ( 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge     (

My final card this posting is an adorable digi from Craftin DeserttDiva named "Cute Chick." I decided to create a summer mood to match the June Mood Board. The beachy background is a section of an upcycled calendar (I have a shelf full of them from which to choose since lots of people save them for me), I darkened her glasses, added pink rhinestones to them, and gave her a pink lemonade Icee to enjoy. (In the close up you can kind of see that I added some highlights to the Icee with my white gel pen, cut a "bite" out of it, and added a plastic "sleeve" for realism. And I added a few drips because they are messy to eat! Lastly, the "Happy Day" Sentiment is a freebie that you can find
(This is also my entry into Day 3 of the 30 Day coloring challenge.)
Entered into: 
Craftin Desert Diva- June Mood Board                 (
Penny's Challenge- #382 Anything Goes              (
Cute Card Thursday- #532 Hello Summer           ( 
Kitty Bee Designs -#119 Anything Goes                (
June 2018, 30-Day Coloring Challenge- Day 3   (


  1. Love your beautiful cards! The Elvis theme is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  2. Wow, fabulous cards, you have been so busy!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  3. You have made such a lovely assortment of creations here! They ALL make me smile, but I especially love that sweet duck on the fun! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)


  4. Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  5. What a great masculine card! I love all the music notes and that sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us last week for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

  6. Holy Moly! You have been busy! I love them all. Thanks for sharing your work with us over on the Sketch Saturday blog. Good luck!
    ~Jo, SS-DT

  7. Kathy these are wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of FOR THE MEN in our life challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. All of these cards are just FABULOUS! :) Thanks so much for playing along with our Bugaboo Stamps challenge. We hope you'll join us again this week for our newest challenge!

    Hug & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT Asst. Coordinator


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