Sunday, August 15, 2021

myasperations 8-15-21

It’s the 15th of the month which means it’s time for a challenge at QKR Stampede which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Stop by the challenge and maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself?
My DT card features a sweet angel that was easy to color with just a few markers and a white gel pen. The little hearts on the digi inspired me to use heart patterned paper (in black and white) on my card. I even paper pieced a large heart from a matching paper (in red and white) for the angel to hold, and a few smaller ones to embellish the inside sentiment. I also love the fact that the sentiment ends in dot-dot-dot (which to me means the sharing goes on and on!)  

·   Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (Heart Angel) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Inside Sentiment- Eureka Digital Stamp (Happy Heart) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Scraps of Black and Red Patterned Heart papa- Hobby Lobby

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #503-504 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 691- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                   
STAMPlorations- Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge (August- Anything Goes)                          

I’ve had both this funny (yet sadly realistic!) sentiment and sweet digis in my collection for some time, but never thought to combine them until now. And I love the result. To add a little extra “conversation” on my card, I cropped two of the cute travelers from the ADU digi named “City Girls” digi, printed, colored, trimmed, and layered them onto scraps of cardstock and patterned papers before adding the sentiments. After a little experimenting I came up with this fold to be able to pair the inside sentiment with the second girl, but she still shows up when the card is closed. Fun!

·   Digi- All Dressed Up (City Girls)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Inside Sentiment- Freebie (Going on a Trip)

·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Funny/Punny
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #164 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #32 Anything Goes                     
All Dressed Up- #120 Anything Goes (August)                             
Besties Challenge- August Anything Goes
Cute As A Button- August: CH #71 Anything Goes + Polka Dots 

I wanted to make a few cards for the current Mason Jar Challenge at Double D’s. So pulled out
a Fiskars set I’d bought years ago but had never used. Was so fun to play with it. This is the
first of two cards. I used a marbled blue paper as my base, sponged some grass across the
bottom, stamped the jar and bugs, then added pine branches in the sky... and also for some
added texture on the sponged grass.  I stamped just the lid on a scrap of silver cardstock,
added shading them trimmed, and adhered it to the top of the jar. 
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Scribbles Designs- Create a project that touches on the world of FANTASY, wonder, magic, or whimsy. (I chose Fireflies, or Lightening Bugs as we called them when I was a kid and first captured them in a jar at a relative’s farm in Iowa. Nearly half a century later they are still magical to me!) 


·   Mason Jar Clear Stamp-Fiskars Set (Vintage Jars)

·   Grass- All Night Media Stencil (no longer available), black ink pad, and makeup sponge

·   Grass and Pine Needles- Stampin’ Up! (Ornamental Pine)-Retired

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Stickles- Star Dust (on the firefly wings)

·   Liquid Pearls in Buttercup (on their little light bulb butts!) 

·   Front Sentiment- (When you cant look on the bright side)

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Double D’s ChallengeMason Jars  
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #102 Fantasy
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- In the Good Ol’ Summertime
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday (Summer)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


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

  2. Gorgeous card and image beautifully coloured -love the city girls and great sentiment too
    Carol x

  3. This is simply adorable! I enjoyed capturing lightning bugs in jars when I was young too. Such wonderful, magical memories. Thanks so much for linking up to the Double D challenge. Best of luck to you!

  4. Great cards, Love your mason jar card. Glad too see that you finally played with it. I have looked at this set before. I think I'm going too have to get it. Have a great week!

  5. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

  6. Cute cards Kathy. Your 2nd one made me laugh and if my husband saw it he would agree completely. :) Love your third as well, the sentiment is awesome. Thanks so much for entering it into our latest challenge over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    Strategic Content Developer and Blog Coordinator for The Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!
    Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Path of Positivity – My other challenge blog!

  7. I love the sentiment on the second card. I like how you hid the second sentiment so you don't see it until you open the card. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  8. Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Polkadoodles challenge Janet DT

  9. Wonderful cards Kathy! I like them a lot, especially the last one, such a wonderful design together with that sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick DT

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

  11. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for joining with us at My Besties International Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  12. Adorable! Love the City Girls. Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up Stamps. Good luck with your entry. Pam~DT

  13. Glad to see your card over at the All Dressed Up Challenge and think it was a great use of the sentiment used with the City Girls images! Thanks for playing with us and come back real soon!
    Carolyn, DT


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