Sunday, February 28, 2021

End of February

I always like making a Christmas card to enter into the monthly Rudolph Days Challenge. This one features a wonderful rubber-stamped image with a warm vintage feeling. A herringbone pattern created with paper scraps provides a beautiful backdrop. The inside sentiment is from my laptop. (I am not sure of its source. I have thousands of digis in my collection and can’t locate it right now. I’ll post that info when I do find it! Sorry.)  
I’m entering this card into several challenges, including We Craft Cards Live The Life You Love” (instructions are “What speaks to your heart? What makes you ‘you’? Give us a little insight into your soul.” The things that speak to my soul are the blessings of my faith and my family, especially my beloved hubby who makes every day feel like Christmas!), and Outlawz “Trees” (inspired by the poem written by Joyce Kilmer “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.”) plus Pixie's Snippets (I loved creating a background with paper scraps to resemble a rich tapestry!)
·   Rubber Stamp- Merry Christmas (Uptown Rubber Stamps) Company out of business
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Herringbone background made with Paper Scraps- instructions HERE
·   Inside Sentiment- Source Unknown
·   Silver photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
·   Snow created with microfine glitter and Flower Soft Polar White you can find HERE
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Rudolph Days Challenge- February     
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Live The Life You Love
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Trees 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Vintage Paper
Pixie's Snippets-Week #397
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #531 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #479-480 Anything Goes                             

The layout for this card is guided by a STAMPlorations “Love Vibe Challenge” which requires CASEing a DT card. The one I chose features a fun layout with washi tape and a color scheme that I love.  My card isn’t a loose reflection of the CASEd card, but it features a sticker sentiment, a wonderful coffee cup layering die, two types of washi tape, and some pink!
CASEd Card
·   Die Image- Stamplorations (Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies)
·   Front Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Inside Sentiment- Stamplorations (Coffee Heaven Clear Stickers)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
STAMPlorations Sticker Monday Challenge-Love Vibe Challenge
STAMPlorations- Never ending Anything Goes Challenge      
TIME OUT Challenge- #182 7th  Birthday Celebration   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #9 Anything Goes                        

My final card is one that I made a few weeks ago… but am finally getting posted. It features a retired SU sentiment die and assorted items from my stash. (The font on the inside sentiment, is a bit hard to read, so I'll share it here "Happy Valentine's Day! Or as I like to call it, Chocolate-At-Half-Price-Eve!") 
·   Sentiment Die- Stampin’ Up! (retired set)
·   Swirly heart- Upcycled greeting card
·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Black and clear gems, red rhinestone hearts, vellum, and assorted papers from my stash.
Entered into:  
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #513  Color   
Bugaboo Stamps- Photo Inspiration      
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #675 Feminine
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. I love all of your cards. The one you entered into our challenge is very elegant. Thanks for joining us over at Catch The Bug/Stella Says Sketch. Bonnie DT

  2. A fantastic collection of cards and a great way of using up the off cuts of paper. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

    Sue xx DT

  3. A fabulous trio of beautifully designed cards- thanks for sharing with us at Catch the Bug this week.

  4. Such a lovely project that you have made with our inspirational photo. Love the detail in the heart.
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  5. Beautiful heart card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo Stamps.

    Helen x

  6. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our Anything Goes, optional Vintage or Shabby Chic challenge.

  7. Super card Kathy and of course great use of snippets for the herringbone background.


    Di xx

  8. Really lovely designs. Great use of the colours on the card for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  9. That zen coffee cup is so fun - you have totally inspired me :) Thanks so much for celebrating with us at TIME OUT! Jill


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