Saturday, April 1, 2023

myasperations 4-1-23

It was fun to make this DT card for the first-of-the-month challenge at 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? This card features a fun-loving frog and punny sentiment digis from Eureka Stamps, some basic coloring supplies, and treasures from my stash.
Note- The lines of stamps on the StampOnIt website have recently been sold. The new owners seem great, and they are working quickly to get the QKR Stampede, Eureka and other stamp lines transferred to the new site. I just checked and the two digis I used are not yet added to the inventory but should be soon. So check back regularly to see these and all the other treasures waiting for you there!

·   Card Base an envelope from a boxed set of Birthday cards  found at Goodwill

·   Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (Jumping Frog) Available soon at  StampOnIt

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

·   Front Sentiment- Eureka Digital Stamp (Hoppy Birthday) Available soon at StampOnIt

·   Inside Sentiment- from original boxed card

·   Cattail image, jeweled dragonfly brad, googly eyes, and scraps of blue vellum (torn to create pond water) from my stash.

Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #547 For a Child
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #589-590 Anything Goes   
Gem of a Challenge- Week #7 Anything Goes    
Paper Funday- #51-Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG #251
Allsorts Challenge- Week 722-723: AG   

I created this card to enter into the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge, using several free digis plus items from my stash. I love how it turned out! 
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color (my card features all of the colors in the inspiration photo, plus meets the optional twist- Brush begins with the Letter B), Outlaws Festive Friday (my favorite color combo is radiant pastels that shine through the atmosphere to create a rainbow), Park Hopping-My Happy Place (we live a short distance from Noahs Ark, the largest waterpark in the USA. I’ve added a photo to show the 70-acre expanse of this park. Since a rainbow plays a key role in the bible story of Noah, it is a perfect fit for this challenge), and Path Of Positivity Challene-Use a Mood Board (a rainbow provides a perfect selection of pastel colors.)  
·   Rainbow Digi- Freebie from 2-23-2018 (HERE)
·   Paintbrush Digi- Freebie from The Graphics Fairy you can find HERE

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

·   Inside Sentiment- Freebie from Desert Diva (You Add Color To My Life)

·   Upcycled calendar page and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday
Outlawz Challenge- April 2023 Linky
Park Hopping-My Happy Place (April
Colorful Options Monthly Challenge- Pastels        

Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #110  

This final card fits into several challenges, including wecraftcards Forum, where the current theme is movies. The host selected Monsters Inc. asking that we create one or more cards that feature these four colors-teal, purple, green, and pink. The colorful Easter card is also a good fit for The Butterfly Challenge (it features three of the required colors- lavender, soft mint, and soft blue. And one theme- a butterfly), and Dis Digis “Things with Wings and/or Tails (the bunny is sitting comfortably on its fluffy tail, and the butterfly has lovely wings.)

·   Easter Bunny Image- from a retired Stampin’ Up! Set.

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

·   Patterned eggs fussy-cut from Hobby Lobby Scrapbook paper

·    Front Sentiment- Freebie from Handmade by Paula (Thinking of You)

·   Inside Sentiment- “Happy Easter” from We Are 3 Digital Sentiment Set (Spring)

·   Glitter, googly eyes, twine, and all other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Wecraftcards- Monsters Inc.
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week # 683 Spring Cards
Di’s Digi Stamps- Things with Wings and/or Tails
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #13 Easter                                 


  1. A very sweet Spring card, the Frogs are all busy in our pond, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Cute card. Thank you for joining the Polkadoodles Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

    Crafty Hugs, Renske Polkadoodles DT

  3. πŸ’—πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ this card! WOW! I forgot about Noah's Ark; it's been ages since I've been there. Your rainbow and sentiment are fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Park Hopping My Happy Place! I hope you have a crafty & peaceful week! Cheers, Makira

    BTW, feel free to share your other cards: Frogs & Fireflies (Dollywood) & Bunny Hop (Steinwasen Park)

  4. Such a beautiful card with the rainbow! Love the concept of the brush painting it; so creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  5. All are beautiful my friend but LOVE that paint brush card ... FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Sisterhood of Crafters
    Triple B ... OUR NEW CHALLENGE BLOG which is all about butterflies, birds & blooms.

  6. A gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  7. Adorable fun frog! Great background. Thank you so much for joining the Allsorts challenge.

  8. A lovely Easter card with lots of gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at the Passion For Markers Challenge.

  9. What a fun Easter card Kathy. Such a sweet image and your colouring is perfect. I'm loving all the layers and how you decorated the inside too. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Super cards! Thanks for joining in my Spring challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

  11. A fun and colourful card. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

  12. Beautiful cards, thank you for joining the Outlawz Festive Friday challenge.

  13. Lovely card, thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter.
    Julie DT

  14. Beautiful cards! I really love that QKR card and all the little details like the cattail and the butterfly/dragonfly.

  15. nice card
    thanks for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    dt festive friday

  16. No frogs in the butterfly garden pond as yet. Your card is full of easter goodies. I could have done with one of your eggs for my bunnie. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Such a beautiful rainbow card and I love the way the brush paints it coming from the clouds. Really lovely sentiment too. Thank you for joining the Path of Positivity 'Moodboard' challenge. x

  18. What a cute frog!! Thank you for sharing at Allsorts. Sarah DT


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