Sunday, July 5, 2020


Last year I met a talented young artist named Sherry West via her FB page. The images she creates are adorable, so I was thrilled to win a few of them through contests on her FB page HERE. She also has an  Etsy shop HERE and is making a name for herself as an author. Her first children’s book, named “It’s Raining Cats Dogs and Pollywogs,” quickly sold out the first run on Amazon after its release. The sweet digi on this card is named Celebrate, and I had fun coloring the little cutie and adding some sparkle to the sparklers! (When I was young, using sparklers was one of my favorite parts of celebrating the holiday. Plus, I love how she is standing, demonstrating the safe way to hold a sparker. Can you tell that my mom was a nurse? Dad was like a little boy on the 4th, he went all out buying fireworks… so Mom made sure we had rules when shooting them off. She must have done a good job, because not one of six kiddos was ever injured! Yay Mom!)
·   Digi- Sherry West Art (Celebrate)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and silver gel pen
·   Stickles- Star Dust (adding magic to the sparkler)
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Bright and Cheerful                            
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #123
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #161-Anything Goes + (Option) Stars & Stripes             

I had fun using a Scribbles Designs digi with the cute named “Let it Snowmen” to enter their current Challenge named “Flip a Coin.” This was a fun challenge that required five flips of a coin, designating specific tasks for each flip (head or tail.) I developed my card using based on my five flips 1) card has three layers, 2) rectangular card, 3) followed a tutorial to make the Shadowbox fold, 4) used glittery stickers, and 5) used snowflake paper from my stash.
·   Digi and Front Sentiment- Scribbles Designs (Let it Snowmen)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiment on back of card- “The Chill of Winter” Beccy’s Place digi set (Snowman Set)
·   Sparkly Christmas greenery stickers- Hobby Lobby
·   Instructions for  3-D shadow box card (found HERE.)
Entered into:  
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #90 Flip a Coin (SD)     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                        
The Paper Shelter- #434 Use A Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #641 Anything Goes
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #81
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #513 (Optional twist- Time to Relax) 
Since I’m a DT for Sheepski, the sponsor for this Challenge, I’m entering just for fun!

My final card this post was developed for the Monday Simon Says Challenge, “Take Me For a Ride.” Taking a ride in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list… so it was fun to make this card from a digi I won from Polkadoodles a short time ago. I was going to make a graduation card, but when I found the freebie sentiment from a new place I discovered named Gingers Place, I felt it was the perfect fit for this image. Right now there are so many friends who are struggling with COVID related issues so I know that this sentiment will be an encouragement to one of them!
·   Digi- Polkadoodles (Skys The Limit)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “Reach for New Heights”- Image That digi set (Giraffe with Butterflies)
·   Inside sentiment- A freebie from Gingershouse (Keep Pressing Forward)
·   Assorted cardstock and upcycled calendar page (clouds) from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Take Me For a Ride                   
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #446-447 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #27 Anything Goes                       
Bugaboo Stamps- July Anything Goes    


  1. Hi Kathy!
    Your snowman card is fantastic! Love the technique you've used and the wonderful outcome of your coin flipping! Fabulous scene for your cute snowmen! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  2. What a fun and festive card sure to chase away any winter chills/blues! ;) Love how these snowmen are peeking through the window; so, so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina

  3. Fabulous Snowman card Kathy thank you for joining us over on Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    Dianne xx
    DT for CC

  4. Love your card and colouring. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  5. Wonderful Snowman card and colors. I like the scene. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.


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