Monday, October 15, 2018

Is candy corn a free food?


I just love this stamp set from Newton's Nook!


I have been a lifetime member of Weight Watchers for the last year. And anyone who is familiar with the WW knows that with corn is now a free food in the freestyle program. My question is does candy corn count as a vegie? A free vegie? How I wish!!
  If I can't eat the corn I can at least have some fun stamping them!! Today Inky Paws is having a sketch challenge.



As I have said, I am really enjoying the sketch challenges. This one made me think outside my CAS box and I mixed up papers, stamps and dies. Quit a bit of coloring happened on this card. I stamped all the corn on a white card stock circle and I colored the corn in and colored the black background. The dark background really made the candy corn pop. Then just because I like glitter I glittered all the corn. When you look at the corn up close you can see I was a bit over zealous with the glitter. LOL!!!



Along with the candy corn set, I used the "trick or treat" die from Halloween trio stamp set. 

Head on over to Inky Paws and join in this fun sketch challenge. We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 Newton's Nook store gift certificate. Our favorite entries from each challenge will be highlighted the following Monday, so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog.

The deadline to enter today's challenge is Friday October 26, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Spooky Street


Hey there everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend! I did, if you count banging away at my thesis fun. It's not that bad, I am moving along and am about 1/3 to 1/2 done. Working on the hard part, the nursing theory. Anyone out there an expert at the Theory of Integral Nursing? It is pretty deep.


This is week 2 over at Inky Paws. They are having a color challenge. Lime green, yellow, orange and purple. Definately weener colors.



So I needed a bit of fun, so I got out my color bursts and played around. The color bursts have the BEST purple out of the 10 or so water color sets I have. Just look at the panel, isn't that the best purple you ever saw?

For todays card I used Newton's Perfect Pumpkin and Spooky Street. I colored evrything in with copics and put it all together.


Head onto over to Inky Paws and join in this fun sketch challenge. We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 Newton's Nook store gift certificate. Our favorite entries from each challenge will be highlighted the following Monday, so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog.

The deadline to enter today's challenge is Friday October 12, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

That's a wrap..... back to integral theories.



 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Twofer


Happy October all!! Geez! Where is the time going? Do you live your life by deadlines, like I do? I go from one deadline to the next. I have to have this card done by this date, I have to have my blog posted by this date, my outline is due by this date, I have to bake a cake by this date. you get the idea. Tell me I am not alone here!

The new challenge at Inky Paws is a very in keeping with the October- a color challenge!

To me these colors just said Halloween. It gave me a chance to play with some new stamps from Newton's Nook. For my card today I used the "Halloween trio stamp set and matching die set which came with this awesome "trick or treat" die that I am using like crazy. I die cut about a gazillion "trick or treats" from a piece of black cardstock and adhere them to a black card base die cut from "Frameworks"die set. I stamped, colored, and diecut the trio of Halloweeners. The "boo" card they are each holding were stamped separately and cut, colored, and popped up. 

When I was done and cleaning up, I noticed the piece of cardstock that I cut all the trick or treats from. I couldn't throw it away. it was just too cool. So I used it as a background for another card.


The moral of this story, is never throw anything away!!

So head onto over to Inky Paws and join in this fun sketch challenge. We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 Newton's Nook store gift certificate. Our favorite entries from each challenge will be highlighted the following Monday, so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog.

The deadline to enter today's challenge is Friday October 12, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Where's Pinkie?


Well fall arrived on Saturday at 9:54 and the weather turned chilly. I am sitting here typing this with a warm leggings, a long sleeve tunic, and a sweater, drinking a cup of very hot tea. It seems like yesterday I was sweating in shorts and a tank. How is that possible?

Do you remeber as a kid one of the best things about fall was jumping in piles of leaves? Tell me, you all did that didn't you? Well Miss Pinkie my old girl, isn't too old to play in the leaves. She might not be jumping around, but she will bat a few around. Can you see her? She's hiding behind that pile of leaves.

You still have time to join in the fun over at Inky Paws, for the "Fabulous Fall" challenge.


For my card I used the "Autumn Newton"  set. The background is the "Serene Stripes" stencil and turned it around create a"plaid " background. My base card used my go-to die set "Frameworks".

 
Head onto over to Inky Paws and join in this fun sketch challenge. We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 Newton's Nook store gift certificate. Our favorite entries from each challenge will be highlighted the following Monday, so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog.

The deadline to enter today's challenge is Friday September 28, 2018, at MN CST. the winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.



Monday, September 17, 2018

Falling for autumn


We are halfway through September and I am ready for for some crisp cool weather. I am done with the hot, humid and rainy summer we have had in Pennsylvania. It's time to feel the fall breeze and see the autumn leaves covering the ground.

Inky Paws challenge this week is a theme. Fabulous fall.That sure conjures up lots of images huh?
My card today is CAS but with lots of textures. It kinda reminds me of that baby book- "Pat the Bunny". I used just the dies from Newton's Nook's "shades of autumn" and I die cut them from various types of papers and materials. 


I layered them onto an embossed panel cut from the "frameworks" die set. The sentiment is from "autumn Newton"


Head onto over to Inky Paws and join in this fun sketch challenge. We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 Newton's Nook store gift certificate. Our favorite entries from each challenge will be highlighted the following Monday, so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog.

The deadline to enter today's challenge is Friday September 28, 2018, at MN CST. the winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Cottage Garden




I stepped outside my comfort zone with this card. For one thing the card is all embossed. I rarely emboss anymore, even though that was what sucked me into stamping. How many of you got sucked in by embossing? I know its just about all of you. That moment when you heat the powder and it bubbles and raises up!! Wow! It was just magic.


Today's card inspiration is a reminder to play along with the sketch challenge over at Inky Paws. There still is plenty of time to join the fun.


This card reminds me of a sort of cameo. I love the white embossed images on the blue cardstock. Do you have a special white embossing powder that you prefer.How about your favorite white ink pad? I am still searching for them. Usually I use a mix of Newton's Nook stamps. Todays card features just one set, the very versatile stamp set - "Cottage Garden"


This was my test card that I ending up completing just cause it was green (the most beautiful color in the world!) and i liked the contrast to the embossed card.


Head onto over to Inky Paws and join in this fun sketch challenge. We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 Newton's Nook store gift certificate. Our favorite entries from each challenge will be highlighted the following Monday, so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog.

The deadline to enter today's challenge is Friday September 14, 2018, at MN CST. the winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


Monday, September 3, 2018

Pinkie screams for ice cream!


Happy Labor Day everyone!! To me the Labor Day signifies the end of summer. The leaves are already starting to fall, and it is beginning to become darker earlier. It also means the weather will be getting cooler. I don't do ice cream in the cold weather. Only in the summer. I know I am weird. But it's helpful for my diet!! Miss Pinkie though, will eat ice cream any old time, just like her daddy George. It could be minus 10 degrees and they will be slurping down an ice cream cone. 

Inky Paws  is having a sketch challenge this week. 
 
 
Come on guys! Play along! Half the work is done for you! The design is there to copy! Take it literally or think outside the box.

I had fun with this one. I had been wanting to try this technique from Jennifer Maguire for a popup window card. I don't usually do this complicate interactive cards, being a CAS gal, but this technique looked like so much fun and I could keep it reasonable CAS.


How is it that I found the perfect ice cream pattern paper in my stash! I used "Newton's Summer Treats" and "Summer Scoops" for today's card. 


Head onto over to Inky Paws and join in this sketch challenge. We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 Newton's Nook store gift certificate. We will highlight our favorite entries from each challenge the following Monday, so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog.

The deadline to enter today's challenge is Friday September 14, 2018, at MN CST. the winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.