Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Right on Track with Loads of Love

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with a shaker card!  I'm joining Deedee's Digis - March Digi of the Month link-up using this month's digi - Right on Track.  I received this digi for free because I played last month.  It's a progressive challenge so as long as you link up each month, you will receive next month's digi for free.

I opted for the pre-coloured image this time, along with two of the sentiments, and I knew right away I wanted to make a shaker card. So sorry for the glare on the acetate - it was hard to get a good photo. I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics to create the frame from patterned paper (Forever in Time), and I added lots of fun hearts, sequins, and confetti to the shaker - actually I think I may have added too much LOL!

After taking the Stretch Your Dies Online Card Class, I was inspired to use my alphabet letter dies for the first time!  I've had these for well over a year - I used my snips to cut them all apart. This is another NBUS item so I'll be joining Darnell's NBUS challenge.  If you don't know what NBUS is, check out the link here.  Thanks to the die class, now I know how to use alphabet letters and line them up properly - thank you, Jennifer McGuire, Day 7, Lining Up Alphabet Letters.  These letters are from Taylored Expressions - Sweet and Simple Alpha - Lower.

I would also like to support these other challenges:
  1. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE
  2. The Paper Girls Shakers 1/3 
  3. Tuesday Throwdown Shake it Up 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. This is so cute! I remember when my grandson loved trains! He would have loved the shaked box aspect of this too!

  2. This is so cute! I remember when my grandson loved trains! He would have loved the shaked box aspect of this too!

  3. What a fun card Kitty and such bright and happy colours.

    B x

  4. So adorable!! I love the shaker!! The train is so cute!! What a fun and fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. What a fun card! My youngest is a train enthusiast and he woud love shaking this thing all day! Thanks for playing along with our shaker challenge at The Paper Girls!

  6. how cute is that card and sentiment, KT! Love the blue train color, and the darling way the sentiment is before and after your darling image! Great card! hugs, de

  7. Fabulous shaker cards. I love the polka dot frame and the image is splendid.

  8. Awww.... how sweet is this?! Love the shaker frame and that adorable train!

  9. Love shaker cards and your it's so funny!! Sweet and colourful creation! Your letters look great!

  10. Such a fun shaker card Kitty, a great image and lovely sentiment.

  11. Haw fantastic, what a great idea, a really lovely card!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  12. I love that you made it a shaker card!! Also like how you put both sentiments on the front of the card. Awesome!
    Thanks so much for playing in the Digi of the Month challenge at Deedee's Digis.
    Kathy D.
    Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

  13. Great shaker card and it's perfect to go with the flow of the train..
    Well done Kitty

  14. What a sweet card! I love all your shaker material--a nice mix of fun thing. Great colors too.

  15. Awesome shaker card, great colours and a supe cute image.

  16. This is such a wonderful DeeDee's image. It made up into a super shaker card for you too. I love all the bright colors you've incorporated in the layout design to compliment the festive colors of the digi. Also interested that you took the online class. I debated on it, but things are fairly busy with us just now, so I didn't. I'm sort of wishing I had! TFS & YAY for DeeDee's Digis too. You did a fab job with this one. Hugs

  17. Choo Choo! This card is right on the cute track. I need to get something made with the train digi also. I'm glad the snow we had is gone & Spring has arrived. We waited till the snow was gone before planting the tomatoes.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. This is so beautiful. Love the matching sequins and the train image.

  19. This is simply marvelous! Someone is going to be very surprised and happy to receive it I'm sure.

  20. So cute Kitty. Love it sweetie.

  21. This is a fun shaker card Kitty, and a great use of Deedee's featured digi! Thanks for playing along with us again this month over at Deedee's digis!

  22. oh lucky you get this train Image
    my son will thrilled to see this card Kitty
    ok his birthday is 23 July but now he will turn 11
    as he was small son he loves play with Thomas the locomotiv...he loves much train hehe
    and about your card
    I love the LOVE U sentiment
    so bright and so red there against the blue shaker card
    Love the idea Kitty
    a boy will be smile big to get this card
    Now jump to your other card blog post..
    hugs, Monika

  23. Gorgeous shaker card, you are so good at those!

  24. lovely card and pre-coloured are handy at times :), sending you lots of hugs and love, xoxo, cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

  25. WONDERFUL shaker card, love what you have done, it's so cute. Thank you for joining us at Deedee's Progressive Challenge, see you next month.

  26. You can never have too much confetti inside a shaker, IMHO, Kitty! I think a lot is perfect for this absolutely FUN choo-choo card!! Great job on lining up those letters! (I haven't done that homework yet, so thanks for the inspiration!) Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

  27. Really cute card! Love all the fun bits in the shaker window!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily L. - DT

  28. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x