Enjoy the Small Things, thank you card

Whew! For some reason, this card took me all week to put together!

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments Digital Designs was to use THREE papers

and for some reason, I had a lot of trouble with this one!

I finally decided on 3 papers from DCWV.

I created the sentiment/wordart in Inkscape.

Thank you to Paulette at Create with TLC for the Inspiration.

She has been posting FREEBIES all week

and gave me enough encouragement to try to make one myself.

I think it turned out OK and fit with this card!

I took the picture outside, so it’s SUPER-BRIGHT!

The Sunshine is a Cricut cut from Doodlecharms.

I cut it out of “Peel & Stick Glitter Foam”

that I picked up at Walmart.

The Challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2

was to create a card that includes:

fall colors, a Cricut cut and a Stamp.

The ADORABLE image was my “Special” Freebie

from Paula at Tales from Pollycraft.

What a SUPER-GREAT challenge this was!

Use the new, exclusive FREEBIE in a new GREEN card.

Post it.

GET A NEW FREEBIE!

YAY!

And the new image was awesome to work with!

Maybe the reason it took so long to put together

is that I decided to follow a sketch

from Crafty Sentiments

I turned it on its side for this card.

Trying to figure out a layout with THREE papers

with fall colors

and that cute image

and my sentiment

plus a Cricut cut

was quite a challenge.

But that’s what CHALLENGES are for, right?

And I think I pulled it off well enough

to submit my entry into those 4 challenges!

INSIDE:

Inside this card is a special SURPRISE!

Last week, at SVG Cuts they were giving away

a pop up cards SVG kit with any purchase.

I loved the look and style,

so created one similar in Inkscape.

Here is the SVG file I created.

Here is the SCUT file I created for Sure Cuts A Lot.

I used a font called “Bobo”, which is similar to “Hobo” but it was FREE!

Quick recap:

So, I am entering this card in the following 4 challenges:

Crafty Sentiments, Challenge 27 (sketch)

Tales from Pollycraft (Flash your Freebies, Part 2)

Crafts and Love (3 Papers)

and

Bitten By the Bug 2 (fall related, including a Cricut cut and a stamp)

WISH ME LUCK (-:

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Pollycraft Bold and Bright

Pollycraft Designs is having a super-fun challenge this week!

She is calling it “Flash Those Freebies” and

anyone who uses one of her previously posted freebies

will receive a Brand New, Never Released Freebie that is a SECRET!!

She is asking anyone who receives this SPECIAL RELEASE via email

to keep it a secret for a fun project yet to be announced!

My curiousity got the better of me and I HAD to participate!

The theme of the current challenge is BOLD AND BRIGHT!

I’m pretty sure I got that covered!

The image is (obviously) a Pollycraft Design Freebie.

Her name is Flo!

The paper is from a stack called Frutti Fusion from The Angel Company.

The flower stickies are from Colorbok.

I colored her with Zig markers (the brightest, boldest colors I could find).

Of course, I didn’t realize the bottom strip of

background paper was crooked

until I took the picture!  {sigh}

Come on over to Pollycraft Designs and join in on the fun!

I can’t wait to see what Paula comes up with next!

I have also entered this card at:

The Crafty Pad: Challenge 80: Inspirational Colors from a Photo

Goin’ Places

I love this image!

I won it in a Karen’s Doodles Challenge!

For this card, I used a sketch provided by Pollycraft Monday.

The challenge this week at Karen’s Doodles is “Bling It Up”

Notice her lovely pink saddle bag with all the shiny “bling”?

I also found a GREAT site with all kinds of FREE scrapbook kits for download.

Everyday Mom Ideas

She offers entire kits with a variety of themes.

They are complete with embellishments, papers, etc.

I used her “Road Trip” Mega kit for the map and the pink background paper used in this card!

Technically, I’m sure they’re designed for “Digital” Scrapbooking, but I downloaded the kit and opened the papers I wanted in Paint.net. It’s a FREE image and photo editing software. Super easy to use and best of all, it’s FREE!

I changed the colors of the papers to match my coloring of the image and it was super easy!

This week, I’d like to enter this card in two challenges:

Karen’s Doodles Challenge

and

Pollycraft Monday Challenges

Lotsa a  links added to this post today! (-:

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