Sunday, March 13, 2022

myasperations 3-13-22a

This card, featuring a sweet little frog named Skipper, is my final entry into Double D’s current challenge that’s all about pockets! I added a little wiggle room for this cute little amphibian by attaching the pocket to the "denim" with foam tape. I love the flowers on the pocket and tried to make them look embroidered by adding a few layers of gel pens “stitches” in bright colors. Fussy-cutting the Froggie and pocket, then attaching them to the “denim” background with strips of foam tape to pop them up a bit (or should I say to make them hop off the page?!) Ha!
I’m also entering this card into several other challenges including Cupcake Inspirations- Pets (I think that frogs can be pets… especially if they like to snuggle down in their “person’s” pocket!) and Path Of Positivity Challenge- Celebrate Something Special about your Childhood (my five siblings and I were blessed to have parents who allowed us to have lots of “pets”. Some were normal (puppies, kittens, and parakeets), others could be considered “unusual or non-traditional” (frogs, turtles, salamanders, chipmunks, pollywogs, and even a few insects. My mom did draw the line on spiders or snakes. Amen to that!) 

·   Digi and inside sentiment- Imagine That! (Skippers Pocket) Company no longer in business

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, and assorted Sakura Gelly Roll gel pens

·   Front Sentiment- Desert Diva (A Pocket full of Hugs)

·   Denim paper from the We Are 3 Digital Paper Pack (Howdy Cowboy)

·   White photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 Photo Mounting Corners)

·   Cardstock, patterned paper, foam tape, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Something with Pockets   
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #539   Theme- Pets    (photo)
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #10 Anything Goes  
Digi Doodle Studios- #47 Perfect Pets and Animals
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #99 (Something Special about your Childhood)

For the second month in a row, I fell in love with the digi that artist Francesca Lopez developed for the Cute As A Button Progressive Challenge on FB. I had so much fun coloring the adorable little Leprechaun Fairy and creating a card that features a Z-Fold, a rainbow, lots of green and gold accents, plus a wee bit ‘o bling. (To learn more about the monthly challenges, and how you can get the digis for free, join the CAAB FB page HERE.)

·   Instructions for Z-fold card can be found on Pinterest (I liked the one HERE)

·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Leprechaun Fairy)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & gold gel pens

·   Green A2 Card base- Hobby Lobby boxed card/envelope set

·   Colored Rainbow- Freebie from (Unicorn Rainbow)

·   Metallic gold cardstock and round paper punch to make “coins”

·   Stardust Stickles added sparkle to Gold Coins

·   Inside Sentiment-“So Lucky...” from  Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Must Be Love)

·   Inside bling trimmed from Celebrate Invitations- Hobby Lobby Clearance Aisle

·   Stick-abilities Gold Corner Stickers- Hobby Lobby

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Freebie Challenge- #77 Leprachaun Fairy
Paper Funday – #39 ATG w/Opt. Use Green and Gold
        Since I’m a DT for Eureka (one of the sponsors), please don’t include me in the draw for their prize! 
Colorful Options Monthly Challenge- January: Gorgeous Green     
The Paper Shelter #502 Fancy Folds
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes

A few months ago I won a free digi from Crafty Sentiments Designs, a company that is new to me. This little cutie, named Mia, made me smile. I loved perching her on a card surrounded by swirling snowflakes. Adding fluffy “fur” to her boot tops and jacket hoodie adds a bit of texture to the card.  
·   Digi- Crafty Sentiments Designs (Mia)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens

·   Sparkly Snowflake Stickers- Hobby Lobby

·   Front Sentiment “Warm Hugs Sent Your Way” from Imagine That digi set (Jenn and Friends) No longer available

·   Inside Sentiment- The Paper Shelter Digi Set (Vintage Xmas Designs)

·   Snow on boot tops and hoodie jacket created with White Flower Soft (found HERE)

·   Cardstock and snowflake patterned paper from my stash.

Entered into:  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #585 AG
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #106 Winter Wonderland
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #533-534 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #9 Anything Goes                        
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday   Use the color purple
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Adorably cute cute frog, reminds me of the school song 'A frog went a courtin' cute! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}

  2. awesome St Patrick's Day card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Colorful Options!
    Diane CO DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Colorful Options}

  3. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at The Paper Shelter #502 Anything Goes

  4. Fabulous creation Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing in our 'Pocket' challenge at Double D and Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Colorful Options!
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  5. Such awesome cards, Kathy! So glad that you joined in the fun on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Lori - DT

  6. How cute is that pocket with frog! That pocket reminds me of my childhood! We always had lots of pets and many unusual ones, also! So happy you shared your memories with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  7. Lovely card design and sweet image. Thanks for entering your sweet project in The Paper Funday Challenge. I would also like to invite you to visit our sister challenge at The Inspiration Station - the photo prompt this round is "Lucky Clover":
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  8. All of these are wonderful Kathy! Love the denim pocket!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time around- good luck!

  9. Gorgeous cards Kathy. Love the froggy in his pocket, the Leprechaun Fairy and Mia with her fluffy collar (may have to buy some of that!)
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #177 sponsored by Julia McNeill Crafts.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  10. Such pretty cards!! I LOVE the little frog in the pocket!!! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    DT Member CIC

  11. Like the little details on this card!!

    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

    CIC DT

  12. What a cute card with the froggie peeping out of the pocket! Great design too. Thank you for joining us with your pets at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs ~ Ishani

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

  14. I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Cute As a Button Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  15. Love your frog card - so sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge.

    Helen N x

  16. A beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. And I'm back once more!

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge too.

    Helen x

  18. I like how the frog is just chilling in the pocket Kathy. Thank you for entering the Something Special About Your Childhood Challenge at Path of Positivity.


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