Sunday, March 13, 2022

myasperations 3-13-22

This sweet card features an upcycled card front, and an adorable digi named Rose Kitty, that my cat-loving mom, named Rose, would have loved! The digi/coloring page was provided free via the Kit & Clowder FB page in May 2021. I printed off an extra copy of the digi that I colored, and fussy-cut the flowers, kitty's nose, arm, and right foot, then attached them with foam tape to provide a bit of depth to the card front.  
·    Rose Kitty-Dis Digi Stamps Free coloring page provided via Kit & Clowder FB page in May 2021

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

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

·   Card Front with “Hi” sentiment-upcycled

·   Black cardstock and foam mounting tape from my stash.
Entered into:  
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #539   
Di’s Digi Stamps- Green with Envy  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Bit ‘o Green  
2craftycrittercrazies challenge- March 2022                                 
Digi Doodle Studios- #47 Perfect Pets and Animals

The base for this card is old… I mean decades old! I started collecting greeting cards when I was in high school and just found a scrapbook full of them. Since they are from the late ‘60s many showed wear and tear but this bell-shaped Christmas card was in pretty good shape. I carefully removed it from the scrapbook page (notice the price was just 25 cents), trimmed a sheet of kraft cardstock to add to the back of the card, and created an apron-shaped embellishment to add to the card front. The sweet little apron includes a pocket so I can enter the card into the current challenge at Double D’s. I’m entering this card into several other challenges including Path Of Positivity Challenge-Celebrate Something Special about your Childhood (my mom and both grandmothers were wonderful cooks and bakers. I remember helping make cutout cookies for most every holiday-Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving plus even St. Pat’s and the 4th of July at least once. I always wore one of my mom’s aprons. It reached the floor when I was young, and now hangs in our kitchen, waiting  to be used whenever the rolling pin comes out!)  

·   Cookie Digi- Power Poppy (Gingerbread Family)

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

·   Inside Sentiment-“Delicious Christmas Wishes” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Christmas Cheers)

·   Paper lace, ribbon scraps, and other items from my stash.

Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Something with Pockets  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #585 AG
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March  
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #99 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends#177 Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge- Week #6 Anything Goes                               

Since being introduced to Power Poppy stamps and digital images years ago, I've appreciated the talent and generous heart of Power Poppy’s artist/creator, Marcella Hawley. Marcella recently shared the following with her newsletter followers, “Hello, friends. We are all watching the attack on Ukraine with immense pain, horror, and a crushing sense of helplessness. I have been wracking my brain to figure out how to help, even in a small way. Perhaps starting with my drawings, and extending out to YOU, we can make a bigger impact to help people feel supported, loved, and wrapped in prayer from all over the world. “

She adds, “Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine, and we are starting to see them pop up all over the world in an effort to show our support and love. I have two bouquets and sunflowers both detailed and simple. Use them with my blessing for whatever purpose helps show support - whether in a card or in social media.” 
Marcella then offers, “All four of my Sunflower-themed digital images are now available for FREE to anyone who wants to download them and create cards, flyers, or posters.”
This card was made with one of those free sets, watercolor pencils, a wooden butterfly embellishment, and a few sentiments. I’m entering it into several challenges including the Butterfly Challenge (my card features two of the colors-buff and banana- and one butterfly) and NBUS-Never Before Used Schtuff! (I used the new freebie set from Power Poppy and a pretty wooden butterfly that I’ve had in my stash for some time.)     

·   Digi- Power Poppy (Sunshine of My Life) printed on light tan cardstock

·   Colored with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Spectrum Noir Classique markers, and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Front Sentiment “hello” is from a Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Little Cuties)

·   Inside Sentiment- “Thanks for adding...” from Power Poppy (Sunshine of My Life)

·   Wooden butterfly, sun die-cut, cardstock, and woodgrain paper from my stash.

Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #167 B is for Book Binding Fold Card  
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!)-  Challenge #36                 
Incy Wincy Designs- Nature      Since I’m a DT for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March  Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #533-534 Anything Goes                   
Jan’s Digi Stamps- March 2022 Anything Goes    
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Watercolors
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

Marcella has also created a beautiful sunflower digi and coloring sheet set named, Peace Offering, which is available for $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Sunflower of Peace Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to helping Ukrainians affected by the Russian military invasion. You can learn more at
(I’ll be posting more sunflower cards in the coming days, plus I just ordered 
the Peace Offering set and cannot wait to use it!)


  1. All your cards are fabulous, but what a great idea to use and recycle an old card, someone just gave me a scrapbook full of old cards, I'll have to remember your idea!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}

  2. Kathy, I love your stunningly colored sunflowers! Thank you for sharing your sunny floral creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Look forward to seeing you each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  3. FABULOUS makes and thank you for sharing your NBUS make with us this month

    NBUS Guest DT member for March

  4. What a wonderful card and so many childhood memories from your grandma in the kitchen to looking through your card scrapbook! How fun! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  5. Well done on all of your cards's always a pleasure seeing your creations.

  6. Lovely group of cards, Kathy. You have beautifully colored the sunflower image from Power Poppy! Thanks for sharing with us at
    Word Art Wednesday this week!

  7. Lovely collection of cards! I love the colors you chose and added details! I hope to see more of your creations soon! Thanks for participating in A Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

  8. You never disappoint with your cards. I love the colours and composition on this card. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. How beautiful is your coloring and layout on the Sunflower card- it is amazing! I love the dimension. Thanks for entering in Jans Digital images challenge for March!

  10. It's good to see you, Kathy, and I adore all your card designs and the memories you share with each one, like wearing your Mom's apron and having it reach the floor. So sweet. Thank you for passing on the information about Marcella's generosity. The situation in Ukraine is sickening, but your cards are amazing. Thank you, too, for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Your cards are absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry, and we hope to see you again.

    Donna from Creative Pixie Designs
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team

  12. Wonderful shaped card with apron. Rem8nds me of when I worked at Home Depot and I made cards for employees when they reached an anniversary (# yrs at job).
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. Such a sweet card Kathy! Adorable image too!

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

  14. All of your cards are so cute!!! I love the images you used. The first one with the cat is my favorite. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    DT Member CIC

  15. Very pretty cards! I love the dimension of th ekitty and the flowers on your first card. Thank you for joining us with your cute kitten at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs ~ Ishani

  16. Gorgeous cards Kathy, you've done a beautiful job. The little kitty on the first card is adorable! I love how you've fussy cut selected parts of the image to pop up, the extra dimension is fabulous and really gives those nice deep shadows.
    Your bell-shaped card is beautiful, and I do love a good upcycled project! I'm amazed that you held on to it for as long as you did, and even more amazed that you could bring yourself to use it in a project. Good on you Kathy!
    You did a wonderful job with the sunflower card, it's a beauty. I like the cute die cut sun you added to the centre of the card, along with the lovely sentiment. I'm sure this will brighten someone's day.

  17. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge 6 at Gem of a Challenge!


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