Sunday, November 20, 2022

myasperations 11-20-22

This month’s Sheepski Designs FB Challenge theme is “Christmas is Coming” and I had fun making my DT card using artist Andrea Norris’ wonderful digi named “Garden Party.”  The adorable Gnome pack (or troupe?) fits so beautifully with this sheet music from the web (and it’s a freebie!) Even though one of the Gnomies appears to be singing, the rest are grinning for the camera or trying to be funny with a thumbs-up sign and a Bronx cheer/raspberry. (Oh well. They are a happy, hairy, and handsome group!)
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Sunday- The Little Christmas Carolers (Gnomes are little, right? And one of them is maybe actually singing?!), and Path Of Positivity’s- Celebrate the Simple Things in Life (one of the things that many people might call a simple thing, but I call it a simply lifesaving thing, is a sense of humor. Next month my hubby and I celebrate our 45th anniversary. I am so thankful he is in my life, and that God has given both of us a sense of humor. Over the years we’ve experienced many struggles with chronic health issues, job losses, and more. But one thing that has helped us survive all that life has thrown at us is being able to regularly laugh, often so hard that our stomachs hurt!)
·   Digi-Sheepski Designs (Garden Party)

·   Sheet Music- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause HERE 

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

·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Stickos

·   Inside Sentiment- from my scrapbook stash, lips cut from an old greeting card

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- The Little Christmas Carolers
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes   
  Since I’m a DT for QKR/Stamp On It (one of the sponsors), please don’t include me in the draw for their prize!
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #47 Anything Goes                      
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #106 (Celebrate the Simple Things in Life)  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- November 2022 Anything Goes    

For the 10th year, artist/owner, Beccy Muir at Beccy’s Place is offering her Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Every day in November Beccy provides a theme (most based on the letters of the alphabet) and invites participants to create cards for ANY holiday using images from ANY company. And… she offers several prizes on a daily and weekly basis. So there is no reason not to get involved.
Due to a hectic month, this is only my second card for the challenge (but I hope to get lots more made and entered over the next few days!) It features an image and sentiment from one of my favorite Beccy’s Place digi sets, Lamb of God.  It went together quickly, with just a bit of coloring and fussy-cutting plus items from my stash. And I love its beautiful message of LOVE!


·   Baby Jesus Digi and inside sentiment - from Beccy’s Place (Lamb of God) Available in digital or clear set

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

·   Front Sentiment- Taylored Expressions Love Die (appears to be retired)

·   Galaxy paper- Hobby Lobby

·   Other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Beccy’s Place10th Annual Month of Holiday Cards ChallengeDay 2-B is for Baby Jesus
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #569-570 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- November             
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- November 2022 Linky

I was so happy earlier this year when Power Poppy started offering challenges again. The them for the current challenge is named “Gold, Silver and Shimmer.” A good friend is a Corgi lover, so this card will be sent to her this year. I had fun giving this little fluffy-butted cutie center stage, perched on a Christmas ornament (gold with a top made from a scrap of metallic paper scored with a paper clip.) The front sentiment, from Beccy’s Place, seemed to fit with the excited pups' leap. Watch out Santa… and everyone else within jumping distance!  
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Time Out Challenge-Photo Prompt (my little Corgi is leaping just like the cute puppies in the photo. So fun!) and  Colorful Options Monthly Challenge- Beautiful Burgundy (the rich burgundy paper behind the Corgi provides nice contrast to the tans, cream and gold, and the poinsettia petals are a deep, almost burgundy, shade of red!)


·   Digi- Power Poppy Digi Set (Christmas Corgi) Also available in clear cling set

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

·   Card Front upcycled from an old Christmas card

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

·   Front Sentiment- “Ready or Not...” from Beccy’s Place Digital set (Here Comes Christmas)

·   Inside Sentiment- Power Poppy Digi Set (Christmas Corgi)

·   Sparkly Poinsettia Stickers-Hobby Lobby

·   Other items from my stash.

Entered into:   
Power Poppy- The Blossom Challenge- Gold, Silver and Shimmer   
Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge- Week #46 Anything Goes  
Time Out Challenge- #227 Photo Prompt      
Colorful Options Monthly Challenge- Beautiful Burgundy      
2craftycrittercrazies challenge- #68 November 2022                           


  1. A good belly laugh is a cure for many things Kathy, I'm a big believer myself. It may not fix the problem, but it sure makes you feel better, if only for a while. An early congratulations to you and Rich for next year's 45th anniversary, a wonderful milestone.
    Your Christmas cards are absolutely fantastic! You've coloured them all beautifully, I particularly like the collection of beards on your little gnomes. They clearly take care of themselves.

  2. I'm with you, a good laugh will lighten the load! Nothing like a sense of humor when things get tough! Great card with the cute gnome gang; it's sure to bring cheer and song! Great background and design! Thanks for sharing; you brought cheer to us at Path of Positivity AND The Outlawz Twisted Thursday!! Katrina

  3. Fabulous cards and those Gnomies in the "Selfie" are fantastic. Laughter is truly the best medicine and congrats to you and your love for finding each other and having a loving relationship for 45 years! Thanks for joining the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
    Donna xx

  4. Your Corgi card is so adorably cute, your friend will love it!! Thank you for joining our fun at Colorful Options!
    D{Nellies Nest}
    {Colorful Options}iane CO DT

  5. Awesome milestone Kathy as well as a fabulous set of cards!!
    Andrea x

  6. I love it !! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  7. Adorable, Kathy! They look like they are posing for a selfie! Thank you for sharing your beautifully colored Gnomies with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope you will join us again. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  8. What a gorgeous assortment of creations, Kathy! Your style, coloring, and layers are just beautiful! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    Crafting Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  9. this is just your sweet puppy ornament, so cute. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  10. Awesome coloring! Thank you for sharing with us on Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Pam, DT

  11. Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at

    The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenges. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist.

    Happy crafting,


  12. This is a beautiful card. I love the patterned paper you used. Thank you for joining Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.- Samantha, DT

  13. So lovely! Thanks for sharing at DigiChoosday! Christin

  14. I love the Gnomies! One of mt favorite images! Thanks so much for entering our Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.
    Cara, The Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge Design Team
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  15. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes and Critter Crazy. Hope to see you again next time.

  16. Love those gnomes! Thank you for sharing with Outlawz Songs and Rhymes!

  17. Such a cute Corgi--Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy's Blossom Challenge.


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