Sunday, May 28, 2023

Guest at Sunday Songs and Rhymes!

 I'm honored to be a Guest Designer over at  The Outlawz Sunday Song and Rhyme where the idea is to create inspired by the Bing Crosby Song "Swinging On A Star"!  You can see all the lyrics HERE.    

I chose this part of the song:  

"Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule?
A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule"

Ok, now for my disclaimer!  I realize the digi above is a donkey and NOT a mule!  I also have high regard for the mule!  With all respect to Bing Crosby and his lyrics, the mule is NOT stupid or weak in the brain!  The mule is possibly the brightest of all the equine animals...yes, it's true.  Many a "stubborn" mule, who wouldn't listen to the riders, have saved their 'stupid humans' from making life ending errors on the trails.  The mule is the chosen equine for the Grand Canyon tours because of their thinking abilities and refusal to make risky mistakes. 

Whew, now that I've cleared up all that, on with the crafting.... 
Wondering how this all came together?  It's all in the video below!  

Many thanks to Susan for inviting me to play along with the talented team at The Outlawz Sunday Song and Rhyme Challenge!  You are invited to visit and share your creativity sparked by this song!

Material List

Digi: Little Donkey from Beccy's Place  (Retired)
Paper:  From Stash
Adhesives: 3-D Foam Tape, ATG
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS
Cuts from Design Space: Sentiment font Cricut Cuttin' Up - Cartoon; Shapes
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

Sharing my project:  
Your Scrapbook Place:  AG with the Sponsor's Image
FarmQuest General Store:  AG Country Farm
Crafter's Cafe:  Animals
I love ProMarkers:  AG Marker Colored
Krafty Chicks:  All Occasions

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  1. Donkeys, mules, horses--all equine animals are welcomed at FQGS!! We love your guy! The layout is eye-catching, too! Thanks for supporting FQGS! --Becca

  2. What a fantastic card Katrina. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. Love the papers and star shape you created. Thanks for joining in our special anniversary challenge over at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. Amazing card, Katrina - I love this little donkey image and the way you coloured him - very artsy indeed! Beautiful star reveal frame.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” May Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  4. This is such a great design, and I loved your defence of the mule! Thanks for joining in our SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY challenge at Passion for Markers!

  5. Aw this is so cute! Just love the image and your coloring is fab! The placement of the star behind the image is brilliant and I love the dotty papers too! Thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

  6. very funny and cute cards thank you for playing Krafty Chicks. GD member Taty

  7. This is such a stunning card. I love the star shape you created for the background of this adorable donkey. Your coloring is just great. It really makes the donkey look alive.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with the Everybody Art Challenge.
    Hug Uschi

  8. Your colouring of that fun donkey image is just perfect, Katrina (he has such character) and the star die cut aperture frames him brilliantly...
    Thanks for joining in our special anniversary challenge over at Passion for Markers this week, Lisa x

  9. Fabulous image and amazing coloring.

  10. This is just the cutest ever!!! I love the donkey and your wonderful coloring on the image. Such a fun, fun card and I love it!

  11. Katrina, I love this card! What a fab donkey and perfect for that song (which is now running through my head and I'll never get it out!) Thanks so much for playing along with us at FarmQuest General Store. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT