Thursday, April 20, 2023

myasperations 4-20-23

Most of tomorrow I'll be presenting classes on the dangers of vaping nicotine and/or THC to a few hundred students (grades 7 to 12) in a nearby school.  I'm looking forward to it, but just noticed the time and need to get to bed. So I’ll post my Sheepski Designs DT card, and photos of two additional cards (am not sure why I always like to post three cards, but I do!) Tomorrow I'll be back to provide more details. 
For now… Nigh Nigh!

This month’s Sheeps ki Designs FB Challenge theme is Die Cuts/Punches and I had fun sending winter off until another year with this snowboardin’ snowman! (At least I hope this card serves that purpose, especially since snow is in the forecast again this weekend!!)  I created a pyramid base with swirly printed vellum, die-cut a mound of snowflakes, and had fun adding the little snow guy to the creation. Because I’m not sure when I’ll send this card, I decided not to add a sentiment yet. For now, he can happily swoosh in my craft closet all that he wants. PS- I did add sparkle to the card with my trustworthy Stickles. You can see glimpses of it on the lower left part of the card, and the flashes reflected on the tabletop. So fun!
·   Digi- Sheepski Designs (Snowboardin’)

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

·   Square Pyramid Card template  (3  sizes) HERE  

·   Stickles- Star Dust

·   Snowflakes- Cheery Lynn Designs Die (C146 Snowflakes)

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
        Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
The Paper Shelter- #550 Modes of Transport
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday  (Color It)  

     Several years ago I signed up for a weekly newsletter from Dover Publications. Since then I have appreciated the regular emails with links to a number of coloring books, each offering 4-5 pages that are available for a short time as free downloads. This friendly scene was one of the pages available in a recent newsletter. After copying the image, I used my Word program to reduce it in size to fit an A2 card. (Sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures!]
     For this card, I enlarge and printed off just the word “Faith” from the inside sentiment, carefully fussy cut around the letters, clipped off the "f"and set it aside. I added a minima amount of coloring, outlining the letter in black, then adding light shades to the flowers (mainly the ones inside of the letter), a bird and butterflies. I positioned then attached the partial sentiment “-aith” at the base of the F. Black photo corners, a scrap of floral patterned paper and a bit of bling finished off the card that is sure to bring encouragement to the friend who will be receiving it!
     I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Sunday- Springtime and Passion for Markers- In the Garden (the poem mentions flowers and butterflies, which are also featured in a gardent);  The Butterfly Challenge (my card features one theme, a butterfly, and two colors Salmon-bird, and Skye Blue-Butterfly.  

·   Image from Dover Publishing-Creative Haven Beautiful Floral Alphabet Designs Coloring Book (Letter F)

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

·   Inside Sentiment- “Faith is the Bird" from TLC Creations- Faith and Hope Sentiments (no longer available)

·   Digi Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Rhinestone Heart Stickers- Hobby Lobby

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Springtime
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week #686 In the Garden
Double D’s Challenge- Things that Fly    
The Four Seasons Challenge- Spring (April)    
TRIPLE B Challenge (Birds, Butterflies or Blooms)- April  
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #111 (Anything Goes Positive
Word Art Wednesday Challenge#591-592 Anything Goes   

The base for this cute rocker card is just a circle folded in half! Add a sweet rabbit image, colorful paper and a subway sentiment to create a bright shout-out to Spring.

·   Rocker Card Base- Easy instructions found HERE

·   Rabbit Image- All Night Media Wood Mount Stamp (no longer available)

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

·   Sentiment- freebie from TlcCreations-Hippity Hop Subway Art (Free Printable 4-2-20)

·   Circle and Oval template from my scrapbook stash.

·   All other items from my card-making stash.

Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Easter/Spring (optional twist: Add egg)
Outlawz Challenge- April 2023 Linky
Cupcake Inspirations- #567 Color Challenge (Orange, Pink, Yellow)  
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #15 Interactive Card                
Patties Challenge- #205 Anything Goes (April)
Paper Funday- #52-Anything Goes      


  1. OH! Kathy what wonderful creations, they all deserve to be sent, I love your skating snowman, great design fold too. As for the Faith card, I assure I don't sing that early! sorry I just had to say that. It's a gorgeous card, I love the coloured F. Your third card is adorable and fun too. A Super selection. x

  2. Three lovely cards. Especially like the middle one. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. You've created a Trio of sweet cards and the Bunny Rocker card is just so sweet. I signed up for the Free Newsletter, looking forward to coloring some of the images. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at the Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  4. I don't know how you do it, but ALL the cards are beautifully created, I am lucky to get one card a day done, hats off to you!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D, Four Seasons and Triple B!
    Diane DD, FS and TB Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}
    {Stencil Fun}

  5. Your Faith card is so beautiful! Wonderful colors, design, and the sentiment is so perfect! So happy you shared this beauty with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  6. Oh Kathy, this F for Faith card is just awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

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

    PS: thanks for also sharing your beautiful design with us over on Double D and Triple B ... good luck my friend!

  7. I love your adorable card, Kathy! My younger son used to snowboard. How nice that you joined our Modes of Transport challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck to you, and have a happy day. Lori - DT

  8. That easter card is SO CUTE!! I love that bunny (which I have!!) and the fun way you did the egg. Thank you for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!
    CIC DT Member

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

  10. A gorgeous creation, thanks for sharing it with us at The Outlawz "Twisted Thursday" Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  11. What a nice card! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Anything Goes”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  12. Loving this alphabet letter for Faith card! Beautifully designed! Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays challenge at this month. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next twisted Challenge.

    Happy crafting,


    The Outlawz Challenges

    Twisted Thursdays DT

  13. Such a pretty card and lovely colouring of the flowers, butterflies and bird….

    Thanks so much for joining us on the Passion for Markers challenge….

    Love and crafty hugs from

    Wendy (DT)

  14. Just a beautiful Christmas project Kathy, love all the pretty embellishments. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  15. Back again. Just realised this is an entry in my Butterfly challenge. Especially like this card as it is my Daughter's initial. Hugs Mrs A. .

  16. Look at all these cards and so amazing! You're always very productive with your card making. A quick mind for sure! Your pretty floral faith card with the winged things is what drew me in from our Double D challenge and I thank you for sharing it with us. I used to subscribe to Dover Publications, too, and really enjoyed those free images. I don't do many digis these days. Just loving my stamps.

  17. A beautiful card Kathy. Great job on the fussy cutting and the partially coloured image looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  18. Thanks for the link Kathy. What a beautiful sentiment and gorgeous florals. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

  19. What a fun shaped card. You can't even tell it's a pyramid from the front! Thank-you for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our MODES OF TRANSPORT CHALLENGE and good luck with your entry.
    DT Nicola (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  20. So did it snow? ;) Wonderful creations as always, each one so different but all awesome!
    Andrea x

  21. I love that cute bunny card! Thanks for playing along with The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.

  22. Very cute card with that adorable bunny. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations. Nance, DT

  23. A lovely set of cards! Thanks for sharing with Sunday Songs and Rhymes!


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