Friday, September 18, 2015

All Occasion Card Using Imagine That Digis "Maggie's Apples" with Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

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It is time for another Imagine That Digis By Kris Progressive Challenge.  You still have time to buy this month's adorable digi set with sentiments, at a discounted price; enter the challenge before Sept. 28th and you will get next month's digi set free.  How awesome is that?  I love all of Kris's digi sets. You can create cards quickly and easily, color them or use her colored images including sentiments.  This month is Imagine That "Maggie's Apples". I used an image from Imagine That "Ted & Trudy's Wagon for the inside.  

I created this card for my granddaughter who just turned 13 years old.  She loves cows; so I decided to create this special card for her.  She refused to eat beef while she was visiting us in CA in June; stating that she no longer ate cows.  Her mother was very surprised; as she wasn't aware of this new decision until after she arrived at our house.  

I used the pre-colored image for this digi.
CTMH La Vie En Rose Paper - X7201B

Inside Card
Using Imagine That "Ted & Trudy's Wagon
for the sentiment

Supplies used to create this card:

White Doily - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 65
Poppy Scallop - CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 31
Big apples - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge; pg. 69
White Scallop inside - Sizzix
White circle inside - Nellie's Multi Frames

Image & sentiment outside - Used Precolored version of Imagine That "Maggie's Apples"
Black polka dot paper - CTMH La Vie En Rose - X7201B
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Poppy, Saffron, Topiary
Ink - CTMH Poppy
Ribbon - Offray

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Retarte - Anything Goes (4 of 5) (Tuesday)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Crafty Creations - It Takes Two (2 sm & 2 lg apples) (2 of 2) (Wednesday)
Crafting For All Seasons - Layer It Up (2 of 3) 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy  (2 of 5)  
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/sentiment (No limit)
Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenges - Celebration (Love/Birthday) (1 of 2) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Simply PaperCraft Challenges - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - B is for (Bow) (3 of 3) (Saturday)
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3) (Sunday)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Let's Get Girly (No limit)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes w/Gratitude (For Love)  (No limit)
Pile It On - Birthday (This is for a birthday.) (No limit)
Quirky Crafts - Animal Magic (2 of 3)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Card Mania - Pastel Colors (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
DigiStamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes (Option - Girly Girl) (3 of 3)
Imagine That Digis By Kris - Sept. DOTM Challenge (1 of 3)

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  1. Hey Gloria! I have to laugh about your granddaughter "no longer eating cows". Isn't it funny how at that age we start coming up with new pronoucements out of the blue! I wonder if she is aware of how many parts of our diet are 'cow'! LOL! Anyway, that is a great card for her - she will love it as a good memory of her trip! So glad you are sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [#141 – ATG / Twist Love Me Do]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

    1. I'm popping in with my other hat on to thank you for also sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge!
      ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
      Owner: RubberMAD (

  2. Such a cute story- I really love the pop of red with the black and white. Great coloring too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  3. gorgeous card
    have a nice day

  4. Your card is just darling Gloria! Hugs, Donna

  5. Your card is just darling Gloria! Hugs, Donna

  6. I loved our cow a jersey name Nelly Belle. I would talk with her and I really loved her ears. This card is so vibrant I could almost smell the apples. Each fall we would go and pick apples. The layers, layout and image are wonderful. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  7. I used to sing that song to my kids! How cute! Love it!! So glad you came Through The Craft Room Door to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C

  8. What beautiful cards. I love that you did the inside as well. You will make someone very happy with this card. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Imagine That by Kris.

    Lynne DT

  9. Such a cute card, love the inside too!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

  10. So cute and gorgeous stamps! Thanks for coming to OSAAT. Samara

  11. This is so adorable!! What a fun image!! Love all the apples!! Thanks so much for linking up with the DL.ART September Linky!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DT Member DL.ART

  12. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  13. Cute card, thanks for sharing with Crafting for All Seasons!

  14. Beautiful card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  15. So cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs Anna-Karin

  16. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  17. That card is really amazing. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Retarte 60 in Stampartpapel.
    Good luck
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  18. Cute card and for me a funny sentiment as my surname is Peck. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

  19. hello Gloria! your cards are sooo fun, luvin the details...sweet! so glad you played along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  20. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us this month at Not Just Cards for challenge 24. Hugs Jackie DT

  21. Fabulous card with a great sentiment inside and out :) Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  22. Ooh this is just funtabulous Gloria. Loving the colours and cute cow critter. Thank you so much for entering my 1100 Follower give away and for posted my badge here xxx
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  23. Super cute card, Gloria! I'm sure she loved it!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  24. Cute and funny card! Thanks for join us at Creative moments,good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

  25. Fabulous card -the cow sure looks happy she isn't going to be eaten and great sentiment--you now have me singing that song lol-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  26. Looove it!! Your frames are fabulous - she's gonna love it. You're making me want a circuit expression scoop bad LOL. But I've got store fees coming up unfortunately. I just love all your cards though. Xxkris

  27. A fabulous fun autumn card. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne.D.T.

  28. Super cute! I love that cow. The apple die cuts are perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you for our next challenge too!
    Jennifer, DT

  29. Adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

  30. Such a cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! monthly challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  31. Thank you so much for joining our challenge! Good luck :)
    Card Mania DT

  32. What a wonderful card Gloria. I love the intricate diecuts that used in behind the image and the sentiment. Thanks so much for entering your card into the stamp of the month challenge over at Imagine That! Digis by Kris.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Imagine That! Digis by Kris!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!


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