Friday, November 30, 2018

Baby Robin

The final challenge in Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards is to "use the stamps, colors, papers, and embellishments that you love to create one final card." I had lots of fun making this card that includes so many of my favorite things- coloring, fussy-cutting, and upcycling [ribbon from Godiva Chocolate, vintage sheet music from my hubby's grandmother who was a church choir directors, the embossed brown square was on a card I received from a friend, a bit of bling and an inside sentiment crafted to match the front of the card! The wonderful digi and inside sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Baby Robin." 
Entered into: 
Mod Squad Challenge- Come to Critter Days                                             (
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards- Final Challenge     (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                             (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #413 Anything Goes   (

Made this card for the current Pixie's Snippets challenge and it includes a large assortment of scraps of vellum, an old map, cardstock and patterned paper plus a strip of ribbon. Also used a die cut tag that I've had in my stash for a while. The sentiment on the front of the card is computer generated and the beautiful script sentiment on the inside of the card is from Denami Stamps. [Twenty years ago when a friend and I owned a stamp store in South Dakota, Denami Stamps was one of our most popular lines. They were high-quality stamps and the owners, Gary and Nami Nakamura, were such nice people. I'm sure that they are still nice people selling good quality products because they are still in business. Stop by their website to check out their images. Bet you'll find something you like.] Am entering the card into several other challenges including the Power Poppy Confetti Challenge TicTacToe [diagonal from upper left- red, die cut, green], Outlawz Tuesday TicTacToe [diagonal from lower left- red and white stripes, sentiment, and tag] and If You Give a Crafter A Cookie Challenge [tag has candy cane stripes.]
Entered into: 
Pixie's Snippets-Week #340                                                   (        
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Red on Card       (
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #108 Candy Cane              (
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color-TicTacToe                         (
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- TicTacToe      (

Am so excited that Today is the start of the 2018 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I discovered this wonderful event last fall on FB and have participated in every one since then. They are inspiring, encouraging and there are LOTS of great prizes. [For details, visit] For my Day 1 entry, I made a sweet little ATC. The fun retro feeling background paper is actually a label that I pulled from a disposable coffee cup. I loved the colors and patterns and just couldn't toss it in the trash. Luckily it peeled away really easily. The cute cup image is a digi from Verve Stamps that I purchased during the 2017 Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop. I printed the mug on dotted patterned paper, and fussy cut steam swirls from scraps of vellum.  The sentiment is one of Kelli Winnell's Friday Freebies. (You can find it, and dozens more, here
Entered into: 
2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop            (
Cute Card Thursday- #558 Recycle Something       ( 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge          (


  1. Awesome colour scheme on the baby robin card Kathy, I love brown and red together. The music sheet is a lovely addition and the wide ribbon looks gorgeous. Love the embossing too.
    The sentiment on the front of your second card is wonderful. Love the large striped heart and the vellum frame as well. You did a great job meeting the requirements for all those challenges... well done!
    Your ATC is wonderful Kathy, the retro label was a great addition. I like the funny sentiment you added and the vellum swirls of steam... very creative.

  2. Loving all your projects but especially the coffee ATC! We're so happy that you found us last fall!

  3. Another great collection of cards, Kathy! I see I'm not the only one who saves Godiva ribbon. LOL Sweet image and design, Love the second color scheme and die cuts and I'm playing in the Coffee Lovers Hop, too! Great recycling. Love that paper, too and how you printed the cup on the dotty paper and fab sentiment. I'm a new follower. xxD

  4. gorgeous cards once again, I too love a fancy ribbon from a chocolate box, I hoard them until a project comes along that needs one!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  5. Super sweet cards -- I especially like the robin one!

  6. Lovely work. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  7. Wonderful ATC and I love the cup on it.

  8. Wonderful set of cards and such a great coffee mug!

  9. A really lovely card - super use of snippets Kathy and the sentiment is absolutely perfect!

    Great to see you in the Playground.


    Di xx

  10. Your cards are delightful. The coffee mug is my favorite.

  11. Beautiful cards, i especially love the baby robin bird one!

  12. I love that chocolate ribbon on your first card. Great job!

  13. Love all of your cards! So happy you found the Coffee Lovers! I know my crafty life hasn't been the same since I discovered Amy's wonderful group! That sentiment on your coffee card is fantastic!

  14. Oh that bird is too cute! :) Thanks for hopping with us! :)

  15. Cool cards!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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