Sunday, May 15, 2022

myasperations 5-15-22

It’s the 15th  of the month, so I’m sharing my DT card for QKR Stampede. Stop by the challenge which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself? 
Graduation season is in full swing, so I’m busy making cards. This slimline card features an image from Eureka Stamps (I used a wood-mount stamp that I’ve had in my collection for a few decades, long before I discovered digi images!) The card is for a friend’s son who is graduating from a nearby high school. Their colors are purple and white, and their mascot is a bulldog (hence, the pawprint sticker embellishment!)

·   Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (Boy Graduate) Also available in unmounted or digital.

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

·   Paw Print Sticker- Hobby Lobby

·   Front Sentiment “Congratulations” Paper (from my scrapbooking stash)  

·   Inside Sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie (Graduation is not the end…)  

·   Diploma with bow- Cut from scraps

·   Star template, cardstock, glitter paper, and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Papercraft Challenges   Challenge #82-Add Bling
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week #640- For Men/Boys
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #20 Anything Goes                     
This is my second entry into the current Butterfly Challenge, which is one of my favs!  Each challenge offers several colors and themes we can use on our cards, plus provides instructions for a creative fold that we can use if desired. 
I made this card for an earlier challenge that featured a Collar Fold, but I didn’t get it entered in time. So… just found it and since it features two of the colors (Amaranth and Asparagus), and two of the themes (2 Design papers and Butterfly) for the current challenge, I’ll enter it now.   I decided to decorate the inside of the card with scraps of the papers used on the front, and will add a specific sentiment later.

·   Butterfly Punch- Martha Stewart

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

·   Instructions for Collar Card available HERE

·   Acetate Transparency film, black embossing powder, cardstock, and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #170 A is for Arrow Card       
Colorful Options Monthly Challenge- May Pretty Pink     
Gem of a Challenge- Week #10 Anything Goes 

This is my second entry into the Double D’s Challenge, another of my favs! The current photo theme includes birds, so I dug through my collection of bird digis. I found this cutie from a Beccy’s Place digi set, his name is Wilson (I love that Beccy names all her characters!)  The look on his face inspired me to find a humorous sentiment… and this one from one of my favorite freebie sites is the perfect fit! (And the sentiment kinda describes how I am feeling these days! Ha!)
·   Bird Digi- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Feathered Friends)

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

·   Sentiment (divided between front/inside) Gingers House Freebie (I am not an Early Bird)

·   Upcycled calendar page, vellum scrap, pheasant feathers, and cardstock from my stash.
Entered into:  BP Wilson (Bird) and free sentiment
Double D’s Challenge- Birds, Nests, Cages and Houses 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- May  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #543-544 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Inspiration Photo
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Sentiment Down Under)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. OMG ... that poor little birdie looks so bewildered lol. Cute creation Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Birds’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


  2. Awww, such a cute little birdie, makes me smile! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}

  3. WOW what a fabulous design! Beautifully done Kathy! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Colorful Options!

  4. Great cards! Thanks for sharing the awesome Graduation card with us at The Paper Funday Challenge and we look forward to seeing more of your designs.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  5. These are all wonderful creations Kathy!

    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge this time around- good luck!

  6. Me again Kathy, just with a different hat on!

    I really like the variety you have with all these fabulous creations!

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

  7. Such fabulous creations! I love the fun fold. I appreciate your support of our challenge, Colorful Options. I look forward to seeing your makes in the future. Cheers, Makira

  8. Fabulous cards Kathy! I love the colour combo on the graduation card, the purple, gold, black and white is awesome... especially the glittery bits! I like how you've decorated the inside too, and let's not forget the little shoutout to the school's mascot.
    Your butterfly card is beautiful. I really like the way you've tucked the butterflies under the "collar" of the card, it looks as though they're all just waiting to flutter out. The papers are very pretty too.
    I love the background you used on your last card, what a fabulous farmyard scene! The sentiment gave me a chuckle... I can also relate! Well done Kathy!

  9. Oh goodness kathy, you might have missed entrying into the previous challenge but it so fits in with this one. Glad you came and played in the butterfly garden . Hugs Mrs A.

  10. What a pretty card. I love all the butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge! We hope to see you join us again! Nancee DT

  11. Lovely butterfly card Kathie. I like that the design is turned on it's side. Thank you for entering the Use A Die Cut or Punch Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.


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