Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Long Haul

I spent lots of time in my craft room today so her is another entry into the Simon Says Monday Challenge “Take Me For a Ride” I used a fun digi set from Beccy’s Place named “The Long Haul.” My card features an assortment of patterns, textures, and shapes including clear acetate (on the truck window), silver liners from coffee creamer containers (for gears), and sparkly star stickers. I printed off two copies of the truck cab, colored and fussy-cut one then popped it up with foam tape to add some 3-D fun to the card. 
·   Digi and Sentiments- Beccy’s Place digi set (The Long Haul)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and silver gel pen
·   Assorted cardstock, patterned paper, foam tape, a scrap of clear acetate from my stash.
·   Upcycled silver lines from coffee creamer containers (to cut gear dies)
·   Sparkly Star Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·   Darice Embossing Essentials- Gear dies
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Take Me For a Ride                   
Beccy’s Place Challenge- July      
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #641 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Birthday            
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Outlawz Challenges- Wednesday Sketch  

I love this digi from Digi Doodle Studios named Travis Trumpet, especially when paired with a free scrap of music music created just for trumpets. Happy Birthday USA!
·   Digi- Digi Doodle Studios (Travis Trumpet)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white and gold gel pens
·   Yellow vellum and star template from my scrapbook stash.
·   Star Spangled Banner music sheet for Trumpet found HERE
·   Inside  sentiment- Computer Generated
Entered into:  
Digi Doodle Studios- FB Challenge- Anything Goes July  
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #161-Anything Goes + (Option) Stars & Stripes 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #446-447 Anything Goes                   
Bugaboo Stamps- July Anything Goes   
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes

I love most critters, but especially dogs. So, this cute pup from Lemon Shortbread warms my heart! And the fact that he is a freebie makes for an even sweeter deal! The cute sentiment is also a freebie... Yay! The background was created with strips of bright colored cardstock from my scrap folders. I loved the kaleidoscope they create when woven together. However, they overwhelmed the pup, so I added a layer of vellum between the two. Problem solved! 
·   Digi- Freebie from Lemon Shortbread (Puppy On Cushion)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment A Décosse's Dynamite Doodles freebie (“I WOOF You”)
·   Cardstock, vellum and assorted colored paper scraps from my stash
Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #123
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Bright and Cheerful 
Pixie's Snippets-Week #381                                                                       
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- July 2020 #40                            
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- July Challenge #7-2020


  1. Great cards Kathy - and very clever to add the vellum to tone down the backing paper on your snippets card. Great tip!


    Di xx

  2. These are all cool cards. Love your attention to detail too. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

  3. Our son is a trucker so naturally I just love your trucker card! Thank you so much for playing along at Let’s Craft and Create this month.
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  4. I love your truck card Kathy, what an awesome design! Great idea to add the acetate to the window to act as "glass". I also like that you fussy cut an extra cab to give some dimension to the image.
    Your second card is fabulous too. The little horn player is adorable and I really like the addition of the sheet music background. Your stars are a fantastic addition.
    The final card of your post rounds things out beautifully... that's one cute pup! Love the way you've coloured the image and I also like the great sentiment. Well done!

  5. HOORAY for the Red, White and Blue!!! The Sheet music was the perfect touch! Thank you for sharing your Patriotic creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and appreciate the horn blowing! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  6. Kathy, I adore the pup (great coloring!) and have to put on my DT hat for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies in order to thank you for supporting our challenge over there. Then I have to say I think that fun little guy blowing his horn is delightful and you chose great papers. For that one, thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck and come play again.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. Fabulous creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  8. Cute doggie. Thanks for sharing it with us at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Janet DT


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