Saturday, May 18, 2019

Sending Smiles

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

The rain has stopped and I'm headed outdoors for awhile but before I do, I wanted to find a fun sketch challenge to play along in and share with you.  I found that fun challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge Blog.  Here's what I have to share ... hope you like it!!

Here is their sketch:

I recently purchased some of the new Mintay paper packs over on Frantic Stamper and just had to dive into one of the packs before putting them away.  I chose the 'Berrylicious' 6x6 paper pack.
Mintay by Karola - Berrylicious Collection - 6

I used 2 of the sheets and used fronts & backs to create my card.
I'm not a cat lover ( I know ... please don't hate me)!   I know many people are, and I still think the image on this sheet is just adorable.  I'm sure this card will bring a big smile to someone's face.

I've also used Prima flowers, Nuvo Crystal Drops and  the following dies:

Penny Black - Elegant Stitching Dies
 Penny Black - Dies - Elegant Stitching
Impression Obsession - Everyday Top Edgers
 Impression Obsession - Dies - Everyday Top Edgers

Well here I am ... lunchtime ... time to grab a bite and get outside.  Hubby is already out there power washing the deck so we can get out table & chairs set up.  We enjoy sitting out there in the morning watching the squirrels and birds while enjoying our morning coffee  (many dinner hours too).

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Friends Challenge #110 - ATG
Crafting with Friends Challenge #3 - ATG
Creative Fingers Challenge #164 - ATG
Cut It Up Challenge #174 - Picnics (picnic basket in the image)
Simply Create Two Challenge #149 - ATG

Here's wishing you a WONDERFUL weekend!!

For those of you who do not follow me on Facebook ...
Power Washing was interrupted when we discovered this sweet fawn hiding next to our deck, up against the house.  So I did the mowing and Mama Deer kept an eye on me until I was done then she came and retrieve her youngin'.

 As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 


  1. How lovely and fun card!! Adorable papers and design!

  2. So pleased you found inspiration with our sketch for this lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and hope that you will play along again soon.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  3. What a great card design and a cute scene. I love the colors chosen for it too. Great take on the sketch! I hope that the sun will shine for you. We are still in rainy mode here.

  4. Lovely card. The papers are fantastic. 


  5. This is one of the pads I got, too! I haven't even touched mine yet, but I've looked at every page in each of the four pads I bought. I did make a card with one of my other Mintay pads, though. LOVE this, Darlene! I know you have many cat-loving friends who would be very happy to receive this darling card. It's been raining here off and on for several days. We went 23 days without rain so I can't complain, I guess.

  6. What a lovely card!! Love all the gorgeous papers you used!! And great take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  7. Oh, my gosh, Darlene, that deer sure is a dear. So very obedient - quiet and still - and very beautiful. So happy to read that she's safe with her mother again! :)

    Your card is beautiful. I love the papers; they sure do remind me of a beach picnic! Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Picnic challenge!


  8. Well since I love cats and dogs equally, I just love this image and like you the image flows right to your background papers, surely will bring a smile to someone's face :)
    Good to hear that the fawn made it out safely :)

  9. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… It will certainly brighten someone's day! Lovely sketch. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  10. I love your card, it is gorgeous! I love the different elements you added. I just bought this paper pack as well. Mintay is a wonderful enabler!! tfs

  11. Wonderful work. Thank you for joing us over on the Simply Create Too Blog. Good Luck!


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