Wednesday, March 30, 2022

myasperations 3-30-22

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 a beautiful digi from Fred She Said digital set named Butterfly and Blossoms. I printed a large and smaller version of the butterfly image in black ink on acetate transparency film. I must have printed it on the wrong side because the ink didn’t dry, so I used fine line black embossing powder and a heat gun to set the ink. Colored on the underside of the image, the alcohol markers provide a wonderful translucency.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including The Butterfly Challenge (it features two of the colors: Lake Blue and lavender, and one theme: butterfly), and Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge (theme is flowers, which are visible in the embossing on the card base.)

·   Butterfly Digi- Fred She Said (Butterfly and Blossoms)

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

·   Front Sentiment “With Heartfelt Sympathy” from Imagine That Sentimental Thoughts digi set (no longer available)

·   Inside Sentiment- “May the Constant Love of Caring Friends…” A freebie found Here

·   Acetate Transparency film, black embossing powder, braided ribbon, floral paper and clear laminate from my stash.

·   Floral Embossed note cards found at a local thrift store.

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

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Gem of a Challenge- Week #7 Anything Goes  
Scrapbook and Cards Today (SCT) Magazine is holding its Spring 2022 Challenges. This is my third entry, in the Colour Challenge (found HERE). I had fun creating a 3-D card that includes all of the challenge colors... plus flowers!  My card was inspired by a card tutorial from Youtube’s “Maymay Made It" series, but instead of including the gift bag as a “pop-up” inside of the card, mine is an easier-to-make version, with a pop-open bag on the card’s front. (I used the instructions in the tutorial, but at the point where you attach the bag to the inside of the card, I merely folded the bottom of the bag, taped it flat, then adhered it to the card front. The inside sentiment and eyeglass embellishments on the card are from a digi set from Jan’s Digis. I had fun creating sunglasses by printing two pairs of sunglasses (changing the colors with my Word program before printing them off), then adding scraps of dark grey plastic index divider sheets to create the shaded glass. These plastic sheets, sometimes called document file folders, are one of my favorite supplies. They come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. They're cheaper than colored vellum and more translucent. Punches and dies don’t work on these sheets, but they are easy to fussy-cut with a sharp pair of scissors. (I provided a close-up photo of the blue ones so that you can see how the pattern on the bag peeks through the smoky plastic. So fun!)  
I also printed an extra copy of the eyeglass frames that I trimmed to become the sides of the frames that hook behind the ears and attached them into place so it looks like the glasses are hanging from the top of the gift bag. A few small gems add a bit of lovely bling to each of the sunglass frames.

·   Pop Up Shopping Bag tutorial- (available HERE.)

·   Eyeglass embellishments and inside sentiment from Jans Digis (Glasses)

·   12x12 coloring page and front Sentiment tag from my scrapbook stash.

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

·   Sparkly flower stickers- local Dollar Store.

·   Blue cord, tissue paper, small gems, upcycled calendar page, grey plastic document folder scraps and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Something with A Handle   
Jan’s Digi Stamps- March 2022 Anything Goes    
This is my final entry into the SCT Magazine Spring 2022 Challenges. My card, for the Mood Board Challenge (found HERE.includes assorted colors, and chevron pattern (made by cutting strips from scraps of striped paper at an angle, flipping them, and taping them back together), flowers, and the little birds providing the feathers! The playful cat in the birdbath is a wood-mounted stamp I’ve had in my stash for a few decades. I love his beautiful fluffiness!

·   Cat in Birdbath Stamp- Penny Black (No longer available)

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

·   Paw Print Stickers- Hobby Lobby

·   Front Sentiment “What’s Mew?”- SparkleNSprinkle Kitty Celebrates (no longer available) 

·   Inside Sentiment “Purr-fect weekend” Imagine That digi set (no longer available)

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge- Furry Thing Goes (#76 March)     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                    


  1. OMG what a clever handle card! Perfect for your page layout!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Something with a Handle’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  2. Really gorgeous cards :-) Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE =^..^=

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  3. Your butterfly card has turned out to be beautiful. You certainly saved the day. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. This is so pretty, Kathy. I'm happy to see that you've been creating your wonderful cards. Life gets tough, but God is always SO good.
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