Wednesday, May 4, 2022

myasperations 5-4-22

I am honored to have served as a Guest Designer for Beccy Muir at Beccy’s Place and am now one of her “Contributors” (which means that she provides me with digis or clear stamp sets several times a year and I get to create cards or other items with them!) It is always fun to see the images Beccy invites me to use.  This time, the digi and sentiments are all from a just-released set named Floating By. I had a box of decorated card fronts and envelopes in my stash and this one reminded me of an ebbing ocean scene. So I made it into that! I used just the front of the card, cutting it at the fold, and tearing it along the lower “foamy ocean edge.” I also tore fluffy clouds from scraps of white cardstock and adhered them onto cloudy sky patterned paper to create the horizon. A little work with a light grey marker and my trusty white gel pen adds ripples to the water around the old geezer! (Oh, and I colored his nose with white and pale aqua to make it looks like he is wearing “Blue Lizard” sunscreen… in honor of all my Australian friends! If you look closely, you’ll notice that his belly is a bit sunburned. I guess he forgot to cover it with sunscreen. (Heh heh!)
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color/Inspiration Photo (my card features blue, plus several of colors in the photo, plus the old geezers floatie is round like the plates hanging on the wall.)

·   Digi and Sentiments- Beccy’s Place Digital Stamp Set (Floating By)

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

·   Watercolor Dreams Box of Cards-Hobby Lobby

·   Tan Parchment cardstock, sea shell stickers, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Inspiration Photo  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday (Scenery/Outdoors)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

College and High School graduations start across the area in the next few weeks. So I’m busy making cards. This one features three freebies (graduation silhouettes, sentiment and text background paper), plus a fun sentiment from a Beccy’s Place digi set. When you mix them all together, add a mortarboard (graduation cap) made with scraps of paper, and gold accents (photo corners, punched stars, and a tassel fussy-cut from scraps of glittery gold paper), you end up with a one-of-a-kind graduation card! 


·   Graduation Silhouettes- A freebie from HERE

·   Background Graduation Sentiments- Freebie from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles HERE

·   Front Sentiment “Happy Yay Day!” from a Beccy’s Place Digital Stamp set (Funny Farm)

·   Inside Sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie (Congrats You Did It!)

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

·   Mini Star punch and metallic gold paper and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Beccy’s Place ChallengeMay    Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!
Incy Wincy Designs- Use a Die Cut or Punch
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #541-542Anything Goes                   
Gem of a Challenge- Week #9 Anything Goes                               

I wanted to make one more entry for the current Christmas Craft Creations challenge that requires adding tartan plaid in our creations. I opted for a Christmas tag that features a cute elf digi named Deacon. Sadly, he is no longer available (I miss Bugaboo Stamps!) The Christmas tag is actually from my sweet Mom’s stash… and I’m pretty sure it is vintage, or maybe even an antique. All I know is that Mom was a major packrat and I now have a few dozen of these gems in MY stash! I wanted to add a little depth to the image, so I printed off an extra pair of his striped legs and pointy shoes, colored, fussy-cut, and mounted them with foam tape. Scraps of red ribbon finish off this colorful tag.

·   Plaid patterned paper- Hobby Lobby

·   Elf Digi- Bugaboo Digital Stamp (Deacon Elf) Company no longer in business.

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

·   Vintage gift tag and ribbon from my stash.

Entered into:  
Christmas Craft Creations challenge- Tartan Plaid  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                        
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #592 AG (optional-For a Child)


  1. So many lovely cards! I love the Beccy's Place set and I could use the man image for my husbands Father's Day card..reminds me of him! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge and we hope you'll share more lovely projects soon.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  2. Fabulous cards and love the boxed cards, Water Colors, hugs, Lori m

  3. Hi Kathy...when I saw Deacon in the gallery at the Digi Doodle Studios challenge, I had to drop by to get a closer look. I MISS BUGABOO STAMPS TOO! :( I love all the details you added to him; they really spruced him up! Thanks for sharing with us, and good luck! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  4. Love your Christmas elf (I miss Bugaboo Stamps too!) and the tartan parcel he's sitting on.

    Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge.

    Helen x


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