Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thank you, Di!

I've been blogging now for nearly two years and have "met" some wonderful people during that time… and some very creative challenges. One of the challenges I really enjoy is named The Snippets Playground. It requires the use of scraps that Di, the site host, affectionately calls "Snippets." Di has hosted the twice a month snippets challenges for seven years, providing amazing prizes each time… all out of her own pocket. She has an infectious personality, filled with humor, whimsy and a love of critters, the latest is an adorable pup named Dudley.
Recently Darnell, one of Di's friends, organized a secret "Thank You,Di Blog Hop" and invited all of us who know and have grown to love Di to create a card in her honor and post it to a special place on Darnell's blog. I am so happy to do that. [I'd also like to note that Darnell hosts a challenge that I love. It is called the Twofer Challenge and really stretches me to think outside of the box. You can learn more HERE.] 
Below is my card for Darnells Secret Thank You Di Blog HopI used lots of snippets to make this card, plus a felt guitar that I purchased at JoAnne's. The sentiment is computer generated to reflect the fact that Di truly is a Rock Star!
And, what better way to honor Di than to create a second card for her current Snippets Playground Challenge? This shape card uses lots and lots of snippets, including tiny bits of paper, vellum, ribbon, and even acetate. [I went all out for you, Di!] The little cuties hand-lettered tag reflects the feeling that so many of us feel- "We Love EWE Di!"
[Am also entering this card into the current Butterfly Challenge, it fits into the color theme with the Kelly green vellum leaves on the little vellum flowers.]
Entered into: 
Darnells Secret Thank You Di Blog Hop                                  (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes               (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                          (
Pixie's Snippets-Week #344                                                       (      
Butterfly Challenge- #116 Letter K                                            (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Emboss It [wet or dry]                                (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #372-#373 Anything Goes          (

STAMPlorations is having a big celebration right now that includes a hop and linky party with some great prizes. And they offer five gorgeous free STAMPlorations/Shery Russ images to help get you started. You can find them HERE.]  This digi image, named "Coffee and Dog roses" is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. [This image was a freebie for a Blog hop in 2017. You can nab it HERE.]  The die, one of Taylored Expressions Block Party dies, adds a nice contrast and provides something on which I could tie a pretty rose-colored bow! The inside sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva [you can find it HERE.] 
Entered into: 
Stamplorations- Hey Love Linky Party    (
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes      (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Love is in the Air                 (
Cute Card Thursday- # 567 - Valentines!                                 ( 

Love this sweet digi that was the image for this month's FB challenge at LeAnn's World 101 [it is called Beattle Bug and you can find it HERE.]  I couldn't resist turning it into a flower-power bug with some wonderful patterned paper and a bit of paper piecing. I used the sketch from this week's Saturday Sketch challenge to guide my layout, and the sentiments are computer generated. Totally cool, right?
Entered into: 
LeAnnes World- Challenge #18–Love bug                           [FB]
Sketch Saturday- Week #548                                                  ( 
Kitty Bee Designs- #135- Birthday                                         (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan            (


  1. All your cards are fabulous Kathy!! But I am loving the ones you made for Di's secret blog hop! What a fabulous tribute to Di with your cards. I love the guitar one, as Di is certainly a rock star. I also love your sheep shaped card as we totally do love ewe to Di. I think you have honored Di so well with using your snippets Kathy! You rock too! Hugs, Brenda

  2. Fantastic selection of cards.

    There's a slightly raucous celebration going on behind the bike sheds .. . come along if you dare!
    Hugs, Sarn
    Stamping for Pleasure

  3. Oh Kathy - what wonderful cards - out come the Kleenex once again!

    I was such a surprise to find out about Darnell's blog hop - many thanks for your very sincer and kind words. Needless to say I'm really deeply touched by so many wonderful friends joining in - what a wonderful gesture. Thank you so much!


    Di xx

  4. Such a cute car card! Thanks for joining us at Aloha Fridays!

  5. Gorgeous set of cards, all unique. Love the sheep. Brilliant use of snippets. Emmax

  6. What a super duper card for Miss Di. I love how you have made the body of the sheep. all sorts of snippets used here. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Lots of fabulous cards, and a special snippets one to celebrate Di's seven years

  8. Hi Kathy, a super collection of cards, love the VW beetle. A great way to celebrate Miss Di and her seven years at Snippets Playground... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  9. What a wonderful collection of cards! My favourite is that beautiful flower power Beetle and the brilliant sentiment inside it.

  10. Gorgeous snippets cards for a lovely lady!

  11. You always have tons of creative cards to inspire us, Kathy! I think Di will love the snippets makes you created special for her! Thank you so much for joining in the Hop to thank our Miss Di! See you on the swings!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. WOW! What a lot of fabulous makes - popped across from Darne;;'s SNIPPETversary blog hop


  13. Fabulous cards and I love how you used your snippets xx

  14. Cute vanentine's card. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  15. Very adorable, fun and pretty creations, Kathy ! Love the various layers of the first card you enntered into our SSSWchallenge !
    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


  16. What a fabulous selection of cards!
    Helen x

  17. Wonderful cards with great papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  18. Cute little sheep card. I like how you colored the digi and die cut it for your Valentine card.Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations love blog hop.


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