Monday, August 6, 2018

Food and Beverages

I was just introduced to the Mod Squad Challenge Blog just last week and made this card to enter into its current challenge,  Getting In Shape. I couldn't find a template for a beer mug on the web, so I developed one of my own. (At some time I'll write up the details and develop a tutorial to share. For now, I'll just share my card.) I used yellow and white vellum to make the mug. The "foam" was made with white paper that I'd embossed with a swirls die. The sentiment is a revision of something that I saw on a greeting card on the web a while ago. (When I shared this card with my hubby he liked it enough to note that I should make a few more to send to a few relatives that are celebrating birthdays in the next few months because they are… um… Geezer age!) I am entering this card in a few other challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge Wild Things because research will show that people who drink several of these beverages sometimes do "wild things" that they often don't remember very well later!                                                                   

Entered into: 
Mod Squad Challenge Blog- Getting In Shape                              (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Wild Things                                (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes (Aug)    ( 

I used a handful of sweet little mice cut from a New Year's Freebie from Gerda Steiner to create this card. The sentiment is computer generated in a fun font named Jokerman.
Entered into: 
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share you Designs Challenge     (
Cute Card Thursday- #541 Anything Goes                         ( 

I made a few ATCs for one of the last Happy Little Stamper challenges and had so much fun that I thought I'd make another one. This time I created a background with strips of scrap paper. Some of the strips are metallic silver to offset the silver wire coffee cup brad (that I bought at Oriental Trading Company during 60-80% off after-Christmas sales over 10 years ago. I forgot that they ever carried craft supplies!) I cut a piece of light green dotted paper to size and slipped it behind the silver wire cup. The brad held it in place. Then colored the "coffee" with a dark brown fine point marker. The sentiment on this card was a freebie in this past Aprils Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wed Challenge- Make Your Own Background   (
Pixie's Snippets-Week #332                                                         ( 
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205                      (

I don't make many cards that have a primary color scheme of yellow. Not sure why it's just not one of my "go to" colors. But I wanted to make a card to reflect the bright colors and citrus fruits on the current SumMoreFun so gave it a go. I used a freebie sentiment (and sample card) that I found on the web as my inspiration. (You can find both here- I've had the papers, ribbon and flowers in my stash for many years, so was fun to put them to use to make this bright and crisp card!
Entered into: 
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board #34                                ( 
DigiStamps4Joy- #151 Anything Goes (Add sentiment)           (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #346-347 Anything Goes    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                             (


  1. What a cute happy Lemon Card! It's adorable and so perfect for the Mood Board! Thanks so much for joining us again over at SumMore Fun Stamps!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  2. I love your beer mug! So stinkin' creative with the foam. Love the greeting and sentiment too, very funny!!! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Shaped Card Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

  3. So very creative with all your cards. I do love the beer card. It really is perfect for the guy who has everything and needs a beer. :) So glad you could join us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  4. Fun cards indeed! The beer foam is cute!! Thanks for playing along our August challenge at a2z.

  5. Great card Kathy - and such a nice cheey sentiment! Clever you!


    Di xx

  6. CheeKy!! Slip of the fingers! x

  7. How fun ! Love the inside and outside scene on the first card, and the coffee mug on the middle card. Fabulous works ! Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


  8. Your cards are so cute and fun! So creative coming up with that beer mug and the foam. Thanks for joining us over at a2z Scrapbooking for the August challenge.

  9. Your cards are all very lovely. I love how you interpret the mood board.

    **Thank you for joining in the ~SumMore Fun~ mood board challenge, I hope to see you again**

    Have a wonderful day,
    Jessica (SumMore Fun DT Member)
    Polka Dot Orchard

  10. Like you, I don't create a whole lot with yellow either, but your citrus card is fantastic! It captures the SumMore Fun mood board perfectly. Thanks for joining us!

  11. Such fun cards. I too dont use yellow much.. Or at all really. You did great challenging yourself. Thank you for joining in our Mood Baord Challenge at SumMoreFun.
    (SumMoreFun DT Member)

  12. Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper Challenge
    Julie T

  13. Wonderful array of cards, I especially love the texture on the tag! Thanks for sharing it with us at a2Z Scrapbooking and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, DT Gwendolyn


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