Sunday, July 8, 2018


I found a few wonderful fireworks images when I organized my craft room a few weeks ago.  They featured an assortment of glittery embossing powders that I bought from Stampendous several years ago. Added some primitive stars that I cut from glittery silver and gold cardstock. The "Celebrate" sentiment on vellum is from my scrapbook stash.

Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Red, White & Blue          (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Red, White & Blue    (
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                                ( 
The Paper Shelter- #346 Celebrate                                       (
CAS-ual Fridays- #203 Heat Embossing                             (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge Summer Project        (

Used an upcycled calendar picture and an old stamp from Stampendous to make this card. Love the canvas paper used on the calendar page which ads an old world charm to the card. The rope and ribbon are colored with Tombow markers. A metallic silver Marvey marker plus fine tip Sharpie black pen and white gel pen were used to color, shade and highlight the anchor. 
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Nautical                                       (
QKR Stampede- #303 Anything Goes                            (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #203          (

This month a2z scrapbooking's monthly challenge is "Birthday Bash." I made a card that used lots of scraps (to enter into Pixie's Snippets Challenge) and also a wonderful free digi sentiment from
The final touch was to add an antique gold button to add a bit of burnished bling! 

Entered into:
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Birthday Bash   ( 
Pixie's Snippets-Week #330                                               ( 
Word Art Wed Challenge- #342-343 Anything Goes    (             


  1. Fun celebration card, Kathy! Love the glittery fireworks! Thanks for sharing your beautiful make with us for our RWB challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. hugs, Maura

  2. What a great glittery card that goes perfectly with the current mood board, thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun
    DTM Heather

  3. Such fun use of embossing powders!! Thank you again, for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

  4. Beautiful card!! Loveley layout!! Thanks for sharing!! Good luck in our TPS-challenge, Hug Lena

  5. LOVE the Sparkle from the fireworks! Super FUN Patriotic card! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  6. This is so pretty. I love the sparkle on the fireworks. They look awesome. Great idea with the vellum so you can still see all the sparkly fireworks. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    ♥ Mindy

  7. Great card, the fireworks look amazing. Thanks for joining in over at the SumMore Fun Challenge.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Polka Dot Orchard

  8. Great celebration card! Thanks for playing along with the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  9. Fabulous recycle and a perfect image and stamp for our nautical theme at Double D...thank you so much for joining us!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  10. Beautiful image ... awesome creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Nautical’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  11. Awesome nautical card! Perfect for any guy! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  12. Great cards. I love the fireworks. Thank you for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT Member

  13. Super cards Kathy - and I do love howe you used those snippets! Very clever.


    Di xx

  14. Nicely done! What great way to use up those paper scraps. Thanks for playing along our July challenge at a2z.

  15. Love how you recycled your calendar and framed it for the focal image. Great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog.
    DD DT

  16. Again, you have set the bar high on all of your projects. The Birthday card reminds me of getting ribbons at the county fair and I really like that. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  17. So beautiful in every way. Lovely image, colour and design detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  18. So nice to find some bits and pieces you can use for cards.I have a bunch of those. Nice birthday card with all the scraps that coordinate so well! Thanks for joining the challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  19. Card #2 is just perfect for the Mood Board, thank you so much for joining us over at SumMoreFun Challenges, Design Team Member, MaryAnn

  20. I absolutely love that fireworks card! The glimmer really envelops the whole feel of watching fireworks. Thanks for linking up with our SumMore Fun mood board challenge!


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