Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring Vacation

Okay... I don't have a clue what I did... but the font keeps changing to super small after I update it.  I've corrected it over ten times and it keeps happening. So I give up and apologize that some of this post will be hard to read. 
I also removed by Google translation gadget because every time I opened my blog  I got an alert that it was infected with a virus. So it's gone... hopefully for just a little while until my virus scan settles down. 

I love this sweet image from The Paper Shelter named "Where're We Goin'?" Colored it with my Spectrum Noir and attached it to a tropical photo from an old calendar. Wish I was in that paradise right now. The "Hello" sentiment on the front is a freebie that you can find HEREThe inside sentiment is from a Beccy's Place set named "New Friends." 
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #374 Digital Image                                         (
The Sisterhood of Crafters- One for the Ladies/Girls                 (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Whatever the Weather     (

Didn't get this posted before the 17th but decided the Leprechaun magic will continue after the holiday. So… here is a wee bit 'o Irish lore to brighten your day. The little guy is from an old SU set that is long retired, and the inside sentiment is a freebie from LoveSVG. You can find it HERE.

Entered into: 
Mod Squad ChallengeLayered Looks                                    (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Miniature/Tiny Things    (
Outlawz Challenges- Monday GreetingsFantasy                (
Cute Card Thursday- #573-Celebrate                                      ( 
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes    (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                        ( 
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Feeling Lucky                  (

My final card is for the current Outlawz Challenge named "Crash Your Stash." It is a new challenge for the site, that is celebrating it's 8th Birthday this month, and I love that it encourages me to use items that have been dormant for too long. This little cutie, inspired by the sweet bears at the Little Scraps of Heaven site, was sketched lightly onto mulberry paper and then carefully torn into shape. The eyes, nose and pink ear accents were added with paper scraps, cut to size and highlighted with a white gel pen. The little greeting accent is from my scrapbook supplies. Ahhhh… so cute.

Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Mulberry Paper    (
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #133 Beary Sweet                         (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #378-#37Anything Goes      (
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week 11-Anything Goes              (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March       (


  1. Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love it. That image is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is gorgeous Kathy, I love how you have colored the image and your layout is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing in our Digital Image challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge blog this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  3. Thank you for joining us over at the Paper Shelter Challenge this week with yous stunning card.

    Love n hugs

  4. One of my favourite Paper Shelter stamps and you have made a lovely card. Your St Patrick's Day card and tear bear are just lovely too. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge and hope to see you again next time - Patsy

  5. Lovely card!!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck! Hug Lena

  6. Your image paired perfectly with that island photo! And your coloring is excellent! Great job Kathy! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘One for the Ladies/Girls’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  7. Amazing cards as always!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!

  8. Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us for Week 11 at Polkadodddles Crafting Challenge!

  9. Adorable little leprechaun! Fun cards, Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  10. All wonderful cards with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.


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