Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Easy Peasy, clean and simple


Well, not only have I been on a roll makingValentine cards, but I have been blogging about them also! Today's trio of cards are forthe ladies I work with. Yesterday's post featured cards for the guys I work wth.

This was a very easy peasy clean and simple card. I came up with the basic sketch and just changed the focal element on each card. The cards used two new sets from Reverse Confetti- "heart pals" and "patterned hearts". I also used the cute hedgehog from Penny Black's "furry hugs".  I was able to make 20 of these cards easily.




If you haven't started your Valentine's, copy my sketch and get started. You will be able to create your cards easy peasy!! 


Monday, February 11, 2019

Go with your heart


I don't know about you, but by the time Christmas is done, my mojo just disappears. It takes awhile for it to return and each year I think how am I ever going to create my Valentine cards. What do you all to get your mojo back? For me it was looking at pinterest, buying some new stamps always helps and of course pushing myself by entering a challenge.

My card today is for my special guy, George. he loves any cards with teddy bears on them. Where did he come from??!!? Really??!!? Teddies??!!? Ya just gotta love a guy who loves teddy bears!! 


I am entering this card to The Male Room. The theme this week is "love your man". Well, I sure love my man!! For my card, I used Newton's Nook's "Winston takes flight". The trail of hearts is a very old Hero Arts stamp- back when there was only wood stamps!! LOL !!! The sentiment is from Mama Elephant's "sight seeing".


The Card Concept is hosting a "love in in the air" challenge. Come on I would be foolish not to enter!!


I made a very similar card for the male nurses on my staff.  I used the airplane from Lawn Fawn's "bon voyage".   It's always a challenge to create a Valentine card for a guys who aren't your "special someone".


Check out the challenge over at The Male Room. There is still time to play along. 




Jaws



How many remember seeing the original Jaws circa 1975 in the movie theater? It was so scary.


Here is a clip of the trailer from the original. My card today is a bit less scary....I mean how can you be frightened of a pink shark?



The challenge over at Inky Paws today is a great color challenge. You can't go wrong with pink, grey, white, and black.


I used Newton's Nook's "shark bites" for my card today. while you might think sharks wou;d only be for guys, lots of gals like sharks too and this card will be going to someone special.

Head on over to Inky Paws and join in our super color 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, February 22, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.





Monday, February 4, 2019

Just my type



Hi everyone! Only eleven days till the heart day!! I am busy making lots of Valentine's for staff and friends. I took some time to make a card for George. He usually gets cute cards with critters, but I had to play with a new stamp set from Newton's Nook- "My Type". I love how if you don't ink the top of the paper on the stamp you can extend the paper to whatever sze you need. I extended it and rolled it to look like it was rolling out of the typewriter.
 This card was not only for George but for the Love/Valentine challenge at Inky Paws . Along with Newton's Nook- "My Type" I used the "tumbling hearts" stencil from Newton's Nook.




Head on over to Inky Paws and join in our lovely theme 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, February 8, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.





Friday, February 1, 2019

Orange- love it or hate it



Orange seems to get a bad wrap. Folks either love it or hate it. I happen to love it. It is bright happy color that doesn't apologize for itself. It plays nice inn the sandbox with other colrs such as blue, red, and yellow. Blue and orange is a favorite color combo of mine. So striking.

Diana of the blog-"that creative feeling" posts an article called "Ode to Orange, a color we love to hate". Check it out.


This month's challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge is "orange opulence". We are asking you to put all your negative feelings if you have them about orange and embrace it. Create an orange forward card.


 When deciding on a direction for my card this month, I immediately grabbed "Beautiful Butterflies" from My Favorite Things. I haven't played with it much. This was the perfect challenge to show it some inky love.

I stamped the butterflies with a variety of orange inks from Altenew. I stamped the sentiment and then die cut the butterflies and used foam tape to raise them. I know this technique has a name but I am at a loss. I am sure Jennifer Maguire has shown us this technique.


So now it's time to dust off your orange inks and show them some love and create an orange card. Be sure to link it up to  the Rainbow Card Challenge. You have all month to play along!



 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Tree of Hearts


It is a sad day when our Christmas tree is taken down. If I had myway I would keep it up forever. So I have been thinking why can we leave the tree up, but  swap out the decorations. I think a Valentine tree would be awesome. A tree with twinkly white lights and red hearts all over the tree. The idea just makes me smile. 😄 


My inspiration for today's card is based on the idea of a tree of hearts. The theme for this week's  Inky Paws Challenge is "love/Valentine's". I don't have many Newton Nook's  Valentine/love type stamps, so I had to be a bit creative. Using Newton's Christmas Cuddles and the evergreen stencil, I created a Valentine card. The hearts are from Newton Dreams of Paris.  


Head on over to Inky Paws and join in our lovely theme 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, February 8, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




Monday, January 21, 2019

Sweethearts



Good morning all! Hope you are enjoying a holiday today. Me- being a nurse in a hospital, I have to work. At least the weather cooperated and we didn't get all the freezing rain and ice that was predicted, just lots of wind and fridged temps.


If you are off today, why don't you head over to Inky Paws and join in the great sketch challenge we have going on. There is still time to play along.



I am busy making Valentine cards. Today's card uses Newton's Nook's "Christmas Cudddles" set. It is awesome because it can be used for a variety of holidays and occasions.


Head on over to Inky Paws and join in cool 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 January 25, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.