Sunday, January 3, 2021

Thank you Doctor Murdy!

In early December, the generous team at Scribbles Designs organized a Special Event to honor health care providers named “Give the Gift of Thanks This Holiday Season!”  They even provided free digis with this note, “… we'd like you to create a card and send it out to a medical professional in your own community who could do with some praise. You could send it to your own doctor or nurse; a family member, friend, or neighbour you know who works in the medical profession; or, you could send it to a group of doctors or nurses in your local hospital. Odds are there is someone out there in the medical field who would be more than happy to receive a card thanking them for all they've done during the last several months.”
I picked the cute Penguin named Brrr (or should I say Dr. Brrr?)  and a wonderful sentiment to create this card, which I’ll be giving to Dr. Murdy, a skilled Internal Medicine Specialist that is helping me navigate this thing called “getting old”!  I added a bit of texture and color with googly eyes and a red plastic index divider sheet.  (These wonderful items- sometimes called document file folders- come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. They're cheaper than colored vellum and more translucent. Punches and dies don’t work on these sheets, but they are easy to fussy-cut with a sharp pair of scissors after tracing shapes on them with a permanent fine-line marker.)
·   Digi and Inside “Thank You” Sentiment- Scribbles Designs (Brrr HCW2)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Heart scrapbook templates and a scrap of red plastic index divider sheet from my stash
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
Scribbles Designs Challenge- Special Event: Give the Gift of Thanks This Holiday Season!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #470-472 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #667 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #136  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- Jan 2021                                      
        Since I’m a DT for QKR (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!

I won a recent challenge at Jan’s Digis and this is one of the sets that I picked. It has been so fun to use… and is quickly becoming a favorite! (An added note- it's currently on sale for just $3.) I figured out how to use my free Paint program to layer the png digi of the champagne glasses (just realized they are called flutes) atop a star-filled freebie background image from Polkadoodles. After playing around a bit I figured out how to change the transparency of the digi so that the background text shows through and absolutely LOVE the effect!  I added some shading, highlights, and color to the flutes, then finished off with some bling (framed with silver glitter paper and embellished with a splash of sequins!)

·   Digi and Sentiments- Jans Digi Stamps Digital Set (Happy New Year)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Starry Background- Polkadoodles- Free digital bundle (USA 4th July Celebration)
·   Studio Katia Crystal Clear Fusion Sequins Mix
·   “Happy New Year” and “Celebrate” brads and assorted cardstock from my stash
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Celebrate                                     
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #149 Anything Goes (Happy 6th Birthday!)
        Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’d like to be removed from the draw for their prize! 
Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration & Challenge- Happy, Happy, Happy (New Year)
Bugaboo Stamps- Jan Anything Goes 
Cute As A Button- Jan: CH #64 Anything Goes (Option) Cheers to You! 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays 
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Glitter)
Stamping Sensations- Favorite Stamps

My final card for this posting was created for the current challenge at We Craft Cards titled, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”  The host notes, “When I think of ‘HOME’ I think of cozy or a quiet neighborhood. For this challenge make a card or project reflecting your idea of a home.” My sweet hubby and I have lived in 11 different towns, in two states during our 43 years of marriage. However, one of the most memorable homes we have lived was our first apartment after college. We were offered jobs in a little community with few options except for rentals above the town's main street.  This free coloring sheet named Street* reminds me of that first apartment. I drew attention to the upstairs apartment by coloring the curtains and adding a plant on the balcony. The girl with coffee represents one common theme in any of our homes- coffee! Rich and I are both major coffee lovers.
*To access this coloring sheet, and many other freebies, go to the link in the supplies list below, select download and sign up for access to freebies. One added note-I reduced the size when printing to 5x7 then trimmed it to fit my card front.
·   Background Image- Favoreads Coloring Sheet (Street)
·   Digi- The Paper Shelter Digi Set (So Casual So Beautiful)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sparkly Heart Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·   Front Sentiment- Imagine That Digistamps (Bean Thinking About You Alot)
·   Inside Sentiment- Imagine That Digistamps (Latte Birthday Wishes)
·   Tulips on balcony- Fussy cut from a sticker from my scrapbook stash
·   Cloud stationery, vellum scrap (coffee steam) and assorted cardstock from my stash
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
The Paper Shelter- Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs- Person (plus sketch and/or blue)   
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Anything Goes              
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A super collection of cards, you really have been busy, many thanks for sharing and joining our 'Favourite stamps' theme at Stamping Sensations January challenge.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous card Kathy. Thank you so much for joining us at Cute as a Button Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Wendy Batchen DT for

  4. Such a great effect with the flutes and love the sequins, such fun. thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

  5. Wow what a great selection of cards, all showing off your talents! Love them. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations with your favourite stamp!

  6. so beautiful, girl!!! I love the image and the fab colouration of it! Perfect done

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  7. Great cards!

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

  8. Lovely projects!
    Hope you have a creative 2021 and that you will touch lives.
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug
    Hugs from Africa!

  9. Wow - your card is gorgeous! Just love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  10. Thank you so much for playing along with our Event Give the Gift of Thanks this Holiday Season. Your card looks marvelous. I love that stripy paper and your colouring is awesome too. Nick DT Scribbles Design

  11. 3 Superb cards Kathy, love them all. however I'm here for the first card and what a wonderful card it is, great colouring and love the design. I'm sure your Dr loved and appreciated it too. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  12. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx


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