Wednesday, August 18, 2021

myasperations 8-18-21

It's time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out!
For this challenge, my DT card features an sweet digi from Stampers Delights. One reason I love using digis is that you can easily crop the images, and even flip their direction if desired. For this card, I flipped AND cropped, then printed, colored, traced, and trimmed! A simple easel card base (link to instructions in supplies), patterned paper, photo corners, and computer-generated sentiments finish off the fun card!  
·   Digi- Stampers Delights (Chibi Photo)

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

·   Easel Card- Instructions found HERE  

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Circle and arrow templates from my scrapbook tools stash

·  All other items from my cardmaking stash

Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Happy Birthday
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #33 Anything Goes                     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August       
I love this sweet digi named “Love to the Moon and Back” (currently on sale for $1!), and was thrilled to find a book, which holds an excerpt that beautifully compliments the digi. I’ve used the combo on several baby cards over the years, and when I recently found the circle sentiment on the inside of this card, I knew I had to make a baby card for my brand-new great-niece, Kinzly! I decided to cut out the center of the circle so that I can insert a photo of “Little Princess “K”. As soon as my sis (her grandma) emails me a jpeg this card will be on its way to her, along with a copy of the “On the Day that You were Born” book. So fun!


·   Digi- Dis Digi (Love To the Moon and Back

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

·   The haze around the moon is made with a sponge and white craft ink

·   Front Sentiment- Nancy Tillman from her book “On the Night You Were Born

·   Inside Sentiment- Freebie from (Love You to the Moon)

·   Pine Branch Punch-Martha Stewart

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Window die-cut card, patterned paper, scrapbook images and sentiments from my stash

Entered into:  
Di’s Digi Stamps- Include a Sentiment 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #505-506 Anything Goes           
When I was a Guest DT member at Outlawz Challenges last month I was introduced to a company named Free Pretty Things For You (FPTFY), which offers a treasure trove of patterned papers, and many of them are free! After I registered as a member, I was excited to nab a set of papers that featured a cute puppy as my first freebie! The little guy reminds me of a friend’s cute buddy named “Dudley.”  I wanted a monochromatic color scheme, so set my printer to grey-scale vs. color when printing the pup digi in a few sizes. Since Dudley’s owner hosts one of my favorite challenges, named “Pixies Snippets” I used lots of little paper pieces to create the herringbone-ish background. More scraps helped me to make Dudley's little red collar. With a scrap of silver paper and a bit of fussy-cutting, I created a buckle and circle tag. Puffy heart stickers add glints of red to the card front, dog tag, and inside sentiment. Grrreat!  
PS After registering on the FPTFY site, I now get regular emails listing papers that are free, sometimes for just a day or two. Anytime I’d like I can sign up for a Premium membership at a small fee, but so far I’m building a nice collection for no charge.

·   Puppy Digi- Enlarged and cut from Free Pretty Things for You (Puppy Love Spring)

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

·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)

·   Inside Sentiment- Scribbles Designs (All You Need is Love and a Dog)

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Pixie's Snippets-Week #409
Cute Card ThursdayChallenge 691- Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs- Use a Card Fold Tutorial and/or Animals 
    Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun! 


  1. Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card. I love it. That image is just so sweet. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week Nelly dt x

  3. What a sweet dog for our Cardfold tutorial and/or Animal challenge. All your cards are so creative and inspiring. So glad you shared with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

  4. Oh Kathy - your snippets card is just adorable. Love the image, so very like Ruby the Westie whose photo appears almost as often as Dudley's on my blog.

    Huge apologies from me for being so late commenting!


    Di xx

  5. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  6. What an adorable puppy Kathy. Lovely card. Thank you for entering the Card Fold Tutorial and/or Animals Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.


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