Sunday, February 27, 2022

myasperations 2-27-22

My final entry for the current PINK challenge at Double D features a coffee themed card that I gave to my sweet hubby this year for Valentine's Day. He is the coffee brewer at our home… and he makes an amazing cuppa! I love the building digis from Scribbles Designs and had fun decorating this Café with coffee papers from a 6x6 Echo Park pad (that is sadly no longer available.)
I’m entering this card into several challenges including the Path Of Positivity Challenge- the optional twist in the current challenge is Celebrate Something Special about my family or a specific family member. My hubby has been my best friend for 46 years and my spouse for 44, is my personal comedian (he truly has the best wit of anyone I’ve ever known!) He is an MD (Internal Medicine)  but had to close his practice in 1987 for health issues. Today, he is moving through the final stage of MS. Yet, in spite of the many challenges he has faced, and new ones he faces daily, he has a positive attitude and unwavering faith. If you can’t tell, I kinda like the guy!), Cupcake Inspirations- any Café that I frequent regularly has both coffee AND cupcakes!, and the Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge-I’m looking forward to the day when I can, once again, meet friends for coffee and cupcakes and give a hug of greeting and/or a hug at goodbye! (I’m a hugger, which is one more thing I miss because of COVID.) 
·   Digi- Scribbles Designs (Café)

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

·   Background paper and front sentiment from an Echo Park Coffee 6x6 pad. (no longer available)

·   Inside Sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day”- Hero Arts (retired)

·   Sparkly heart stickers- Hobby Lobby

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Pink plastic document folder scraps and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Shades of Pink   
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #176 Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #538   Theme- AG   
Paper Funday – ATG w/Opt. hugs & kisses
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #98 
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Theme : Looking Forward To…
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

This next card is my entry for the February Rudolph Challenge. It features a sweet digi and inside sentiment from two Christmas sets from Beccy’s Place, rustic touches (weathered wood patterned paper), and a bit of bling (sparkly stars.)
PS Beccy’s Place will be retiring many digital and also clear stamp set at the end of April. Until then, you can pick up some of my favorites for 50% Off! Link to the entire list HERE.

·   Baby Jesus Digi- from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Lamb of God)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, a white colored pencil and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Inside Sentiment- “Christmas Blessings” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Nativity Set)

·   Patterned papers, sparkly and gold star stickers- Hobby Lobby

·   Cardstock, yellow vellum, gold metallic paper, Star punch, and other items from my stash

Entered into:  
Rudolph Days Challenge- February
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #531-532 Anything Goes                   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes  
Beccy’s Place Challenge- February   Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #583 AG
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- February               
Papercraft Challenges   Challenge #79-Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  


  1. Such a beautiful Christmas card Kathy and a gorgeous pink one too.

    Sue xx

  2. What a FAB Cafe had me at Coffee lol Perfectly sweet little Valentine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Shades Of Pink Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  3. Fun café card, a great design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}

  4. Oooo what a lovely traditional Christmas scene and thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge this month, Luv Sam x

  5. What a perfect card with the fun papers and digi for your amazing husband! Such a special relationship you have...certainly one to celebrate! So happy you shared your beautiful card and story with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  6. WOW ... another fabulously PINK creation! Great cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Shades of Pink’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  7. The Valentine's Day card you made for your hubby is awesome Kathy, I just love the black and white with the pops of bright pink. It definitely has a Parisian feel to it. I'm totally with you on the cupcakes too... any decent cuppa needs a decent sweet treat to go along with it!

    Your Christmas card is beautiful! I LOVE the idea of using the wood panelling in the background... just like the rustic stable in the nativity story. The stars you added are lovely too, particularly the sparkly ones.

  8. Yep, my hubby is the coffee brewer in our home as well and he also makes a great Cuppa! Your card is wonderful, thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday!

  9. What a lovely thoughtful blog post and cheers to your hubby! Your card is wonderful, too! I love the mix of color and design. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenges!

  10. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

  11. Really great cards!!! Thank you for playing with us this week at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    Cupcake Inspirations
    Design Team Member

  12. Love those cards, esp the first one with pink! What a fun way to incorporate color!
    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

    CIC DT

  13. Your baby Jesus Christmas card is so lovely. I appreciated the story you shared of your husbands medical struggles and the reference to the strength of his faith. It made this religious themed card even more special. My Mum used to say it wasn't a true Christmas card unless it had a religious theme. She would have loved this card too!

    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  14. Love your Christmas card with the baby Jesus as the main image! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Challenges! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! Maike

  15. I love your classy and traditional christmas card, it's just darling! thanks for sharing it with us on the Papercraft-Challenges blog. Lisa x


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