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Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Inspire" Card for CropStop Challenge Blog (my 2nd DT stint)

Hi, everyone!  I would like to let you know that I was accepted as Creative Team (CT) Member of CropStop Challenge Blog.  This is my 2nd DT stint aside from Kaboodle Doodles.

I would like to share with you a CropStop 10% off with no min purchase required discount code for August 2011:  CTCH-2 .  Use the discount code when checking out your purchases.  To shop at CropStop, click here.

My CT work submissions starts in the month of October but I took the liberty to submit (1) project for the month of August 2011.  My term starts August 2011 to correct the confusion and I'm currently learning the ins and outs & the duties and responsibilities as part of CropStop Creative Team.  So, watch out for my CT works in October!

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Pattern Paper: Studio Calico, Image: Meljen's Designs, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Pen: Parker, American Craft, Adhesives: Elmer's, Zots Singles Medium,  Zots Singles Small, Sketch: Gloria Stengel of CropStop, Other: Sentiment, Paper Clips, TOOLS: Craft Pick: Tim Holtz.

DESIGN NOTES:  I made use of faux eyelets on my card.  Tutorial of this technique will be featured at CropStop on Tuesday -1st week of October 2011.  So, there's more to look forward to on October aside from my CT Works.  Stay tuned!

Inspiration Sketch

Winner of the "Back to School" theme - Challenge #32 will be announced Fri., August 19, 2011 at US timezone (EST).  

Come & join in on the fun! Good luck!!

1.   Crafty Catz Challenge #94: Back to School
2.   Floweret Challenge #6: School
3.   Pattie’s Creations Challenge #27: Faux or Real
4.   Raise the Bar Challenge #69: Anything Goes
5.   The Stamp Man Challenge #28: Stitching
6.   Stamp Something – August Digi Day Challenge
7.   All Sorts Week 115 – Red Card
8.   Catch the Bug Challenge – August Anything Goes
9. Ellephantastic August Challenge – Add Some Layers  (GDT)
10. My Sheri Crafts Challenge #66 – Back To School
11. One Stitch At A Time Challenge #74 – Use A Digi
12. Cupcake Craft 154 – Sew Mad
13. Daisy Doodles Challenge #39 – School Time
14. Heart Songs Inspirations Challenge #10 – Back to School
15. Incy Wincy Designs #106 – Something Old (pattern papers) / Something New (digi image)
16. KB Cute Monday Challenge 24 – Anything Goes Using A Digi!
17. Paper Creations Ink Challenge #6 – Stitching Theme
18. Crazy Amigo Challenge – Free Theme
19. Crafts and Me Challenge #47 – Make It Count!
20. Little Darlings Challenge 5 – School Days!
21. The Paper Shelter Challenge #26 – Real or Faux Stitching
22. AiFactory Challenge – August Anything Goes
23. Art Impressions Stamps Challenge 27 – Favorite Technique (Faux Stitching)
24. Colour Create Challenge 77 – blue, green, white, red & brown  
25. Shelly’s Images Challenge – Back to School
26. Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 16 – Photo Inspiration  
27. Craft Us Crazy Challenge 14 – Anything Goes

28. Catered Crop (FTR18) – Recipe (I had 5 items from the recipe: a) primary colors plus dirt brown, b) back to school stamps, c) paper clips embellishments, d) faux stitching technique, and e) a back to school theme.)


  1. Wonderful card -- Love that image with the little worm! Delightful for a back to school challenge. Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations and we hope to see more of your work often.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  2. Great job Kathleen, love the vibrant red apple!
    Thanks for playing in our 'STITCHING' Challenge #27, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  3. Lovely card! Awesome use of stitching and the details are all great! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink and please come back!

  4. What a great card. I love the apple and all your stitching is gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampman this time.
    Hugs Lisax

  5. super card, thanks for playing along with craftycatz this week, x carol

  6. Kathleen, your wormy apple image looks fabulous on this back to school card. Lovin' that numbered and lettered background paper too! So glad to see your entry at our Crafts and Me digi team's Make It Count Challenge. ~ Rose

  7. Great card, lovely and colourful, thanks for joining us at TPS
    Hugs Debs

  8. lovely card for this weeks challenge thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz

  9. This is so cute! Excellent job! Best of luck with all of the challenges :)

  10. This is way cool for school, Kathleen! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar in our anything goes challenge.

  11. Such a cool Card, love the Image, thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

  12. Great card there - love the paper clips! Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic. Jill

  13. OMGosh this is one adorable creation, I love the papers and the image is adorable,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 94 Back to School

    I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  14. What a great card & perfect faux stitching! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week! x

  15. Such a lovely creation. Thank you so much for entering it in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

  16. Brill card, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  17. lovely card Kathleen,very pretty and sweet
    thanks for joining the paper creations ink challenge

  18. A wonderful card Kathleen:) Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck. Jane x

  19. Great "Back to School" card, Kathleen! Love the faux stitching and eyelets.

  20. What a great card. Love the image & colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug for our Anything Goes Challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

  21. Love, love, love your card. Thanks for playing with us at HSI.


  22. Cute card, lovely bright colours and sweet image. Thanks for joining us The Paper Shelter.

  23. Very sweet card -- perfect for a teacher! I really like how you accented this with the paper clips, it just ties it all together with the school theme. Thanks for sharing this with us at Heart Song Inpsirations! :-)

  24. Great back to school card. I love the image and the coloring. Thanks for joining the HSI challenge this week. Good Luck

  25. A great card !
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Use A Digi' challenge. Dont forget to stop by again next week to take part in the Pretty In Print contest.
    Choccy x

  26. Beautiful Creation Love your work

    Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

  27. What an adorable card!

    Thank you for joining us in our photo inspiration challenge over at The Papercrafting Journey!


  28. Fabulous layers!!
    Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month.
    Good luck
    Helen x

  29. OH! Love the bright colors and the paper clips! You colored that Meljen's image perfectly! Thanks for joining us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  30. What a fun back-to-school card. And a worm! I love it. So glad you joined us at Catered Crop - don't forget to come back and vote.

  31. This is adorable! I love the paper. Super cute image.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenge. Good Luck!

    Hugs, Mindy

  32. Gorgeous project thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic

  33. FAb and fun card!! Thanks for playing along with us this time around at Colour Create, Juliexx

  34. Georgeous creation in beautiful colours, and lots of pretty details! Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings, hope to see you again another time :)
    Hugs, Lena K