Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Penny's Place Week 3

Had fun making my third card as a Design Team member at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog using a digi named "Too Good to Eat" from All Dressed Up.  (You can find it here-  I made the background with snippets of pretty pastel paper using instructions I found on Pinterest ( Colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Added a scrap of pink vellum and little puffy heart stickers just for fun. I upcycled the sentiment on the front from an old greeting card. The sentiment on the inside is computer generated. Stop by to be inspired by the cards made by other DTs and learn how you can win free digi images from this week's sponsors. Am entering this card into several challenges including Cute Card Thursday, Spots and Dots (there are spots on the little pink puffy heart, and dots of sugary goodness on the yummy frosted cupcakes.)
Entered into:
Word Art Wed Challenge- #348-349 Anything Goes     (
Simon Says Wed Challenge- Food and/or Drink            (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                  (
Daily Marker Coloring Challenge                                       (
Pixie's Snippets-Week #333                                                ( 

Years ago my younger sister gave me a T-shirt with this sentiment for my 40th birthday. So when I found this vintage (1990) stamp from All Night Media in my stash I put it to work. Added a computer generated sentiment on the inside. Simple and sweet. (Oh… and when my sis turned 40, I got even. My card sentiment read- [front] "What do you get if you multiply your age by the circumference of your derrière?" [inside] "A big honkin' number!" I bet she's brewing something special for my 65th!)
Entered into: 
Kitty Bee Designs-#125 Birthday              (

I rescued this sweet little Santa when I fussy-cut him from an old greeting card. Wanted to add a sentiment that matched his cuteness, and opted to create a simplified HoHoHo with alphabet letters that have built-in bling! Since I wanted to enter the card into the current Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge that requires the use of Hot or Warm Color, I mainly used read and light creamy yellow (in the background paper.)    
Entered into:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Use Hot/Warm Colors         (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #397 Anything Goes  (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes (Sequins)    (

Another back to school card, this one for the teacher. (The tag is a freebie from Then pencils are cut from scrapbook paper that I've had in my stash for a while. And, once again, I muted the bold background paper with a scrap of vellum so that the focal point (tag) can take center stage! (If you can tell, I really like vellum! Just picked up another package of the stuff at Hobby Lobby's grand opening in a nearby community. They even have it in several colors which is hard to find!) I'm entering this into several back to school challenges including SumMoreFun (mood board yellow pencils) and Power Poppy's Creative Confetti, in which I needed to use three school supplies in making my card. I used a red marker for coloring, scissors to cut the tag and pencils, and a glue stick to hold everything together. (Actually, I added a bit of double stick tape, too, since I usually don't trust glue sticks to hold for very long!)

Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Back to School                             (
CAS-ual Fridays- #206 Inspiration Photo                                      (
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board #35                                  ( 
Happy Little Stamper- Mixed Media-Words                                 (
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- At Least 3 School Supplies     (


  1. Hi Kathy! Oh yes, your cupcakes certainly do look good enough to eat! I love the clever background you've created and your use of vellum - so unusual! A wonderful thank you card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter this week! Good Luck!

  2. Wow Kathy, you certainly have been busy! Any teacher would be tickled pink to receive that pencil card! Thanks again for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  3. Such a super cute Back 2 School Card!! Love that tag and that patterned paper with the pencils is the perfect touch!! Thanks for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

  4. The HO3 really made me chuckle, such a fun card!
    Thanks so much
    Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge DT

  5. Wonderful cards Kathy - love those cupcakes on your snippets entry, yummy! I did giggle at the Birthday tricks between you and you sister - I'd go on holiday for your next big Birthday if i were you!


    Di xx

  6. Fabulous cards - thank you for sharing at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
    Kath x

  7. Great cards, love the back to school one, the sentiment is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. Wonderful Back to school card! I really like the tag! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps Challenge! Have a great day!

    Theresa (SMF DT)

  9. Great fussy cutting on your 'rescued' Santa, Kathy. The sentiment works well with him. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.

  10. All your creations are awesome. Thanks so much for playing along in our Digital Image challenge at The Paper Shelter:) Hugs! Audrey DT

  11. Your back to school card is so CUTE! I love that big tag covering the pencils. Thank you for joining in the SumMore Fun challenge!

  12. Such fun cards. Love them all! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

  13. Super fun cards!! Your back to school card is fantastic!!! Thanks for joining in the challenge over at SumMoreFun!!!❤
    Amy (SumMoreFun DT)

  14. Such an ingenious card! Great colors and beautifully designed.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Happy Little Stampers XMAS.
    BożenA DT HLS

  15. Oh wow, I really love your creation and your take on our current 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

  16. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  17. beautifully crafted tag and this quote is so lovely any teacher to receive it will be thrilled.
    Thank you for joining us over at Happy Little Stampers mixed media challenge this month. All the best with your entry and we look forward to more creations from you in the future.
    DT Seemaa


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