Saturday, May 18, 2019

Finally Saturday

I've had a super busy week at work.  Developed and presented 24 presentations on the dangers of e-cigs for local health classes. The use of e-cigs [called vaping or Juuling] has increased five-fold in my state in the last few years, so these classes were very much needed to help the nearly 400 students that were in the classes learned this important info that I hope will help them avoid vaping, or consider stopping if they are already using. I love working directly with teens, but it also tires me out… so was happy to have some down time this weekend to make a few cards to enter into the Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge "Sitting on the dock of the bay." I used a wonderful coloring sheet from a place named Favoreads that I joined which offers free color sheets via FaceBook every Friday. Check HERE for details. The sentiments on the front and inside of the set are from a Whimsy digi set named  "Vintage Sentiments." You can find it HERE [for just $3.]
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 
Double D’s Challenge- Frames [photo]                  
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- [TWIST –Hip to be Square= Use Three Squares]

Haven't had a chance to make any cards for the Simon Says Monday Challenge named "Happy Hour" so whipped up a few today. I couldn't find a template for a beer mug on the web for this first one, so developed one of my own. Used yellow and regular/white vellum to make the mug, and made the "foam" with white and cream paper scraps that I'd embossed with a swirls die. Used a grey marker and white gel pen to add a few water droplets on the mug.  The sentiment is a revision of something that I saw on a greeting card on the web a while ago.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Anything Goes-Birthday  

Needed a Graduation card for a nephew so dug through my stash and found graduation background paper and stickers. Wasn't sure of his school colors opted to go with some rich royal tones of navy and burgundy. Used punches to make the star that holds the diploma sticker and heart on the inside of the card. The grad cap is made with a Stamping Up wood mount stamp from a retired set. The sentiments are computer generated.  [I love using Jeremiah 29:11 on graduation cards and personalizing the verse with the grads name.] Finished the card with a smattering of sparkly star stickers. Quick and easy to make this card that is so very personalized. [Oh, and the check that will be enclosed is sure to be appreciated.]
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #386-#387 Anything Goes                    
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #117                                  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                        


  1. Hi this is a stunning card I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fabulous card Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Frames’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Great card!! 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

  5. All brilliant creations.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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