Monday, September 16, 2019

Candy corn wreath



Boy, do I wish candy corn counted as a vegie!! I have a faithful Weight Watchers member for the past few years. Even though I am at goal, I still go to meetings once a week. My WW tribe keep me honest. I might not be able to eat candy corn but I can still have fun with them.

 
We are into our second week at  Inky Paws and the challenge is Halloween. A favorite holiday of mine!! I am so enjoying how everyone's entries. Lot's of good stuff there. What are you waiting for? Join in!


Today I used Newton's Nook "Candy Corn". I used a home made wreath builder and created my candy corn wreath. The fun of this card was coloring all the corn. I layered everything using Newton's Nook's "Square frame die set".
 
 
 
 
This card will be going to my friends at WW. I know they will appreciate it!

Head on over to Inky Paws and join in our spooky Halloween 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 this Friday, September 20, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

I love fall


There is a funny thing about having seasons change, spring and summer you can't wait wait to put away your long pants and sweaters and get into shorts and t-shirts. I am in the long pants and sweaters stage. I am ready for the cooler weather. 

The leaves are beginning  to change here in Pa. and the hotter days are fewer  and fewer. My creativity is leaning to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards. The next few months are my favorite time to craft.

In honor of the start of fall, I am using my gift set from Simon Says Stamp called "Fall Frenchies".
I am joining the fun at a few challenges.










I am also going to submit a second card to AAA Cards.


So put on your long pants and sweaters and joining in these "cool" fall challenges!




Monday, September 9, 2019

Get you boo on



It's never to soon to get your boo on. That's why over at  Inky Paws we are having a Halloween challenge.


I have said before I love making Halloween cards and have almost as many boo stamps as I do Christmas stamps.

Jen at Newton's Nook always comes out with the most fun Halloween stamps and "Witchy Newton" is the best!!! The bats were stenciled from NN's "Flying bats" stencil.



My original plan for this card was to mount it on white card stock and I had the whole bat moon area done, and I did n't want to start over- I know pure laziness. So I did my cheater's thing and using a copic marker in orange around the edges to make it look like it was mounted on orange paper. This is a great idea when you don't have the right color cardstock to layer.



Sooooo get your boo on and head on over to Inky Paws and join in our spooky Halloween 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 this Friday, September 20, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.






Thursday, September 5, 2019

Another thank you card



 Hey everyone!! Doing a little mid week posting. Why? Well.... just because I can. No start of school for me gang!! Yay!! My time off is just about me!!



So to celebrate, I am playing along at AAA Cards. They are having a sketch challenge with the option of using a critter. I am all about critters!! Love them and have a gazillion critter stamps!!




This sketch appeals to my CAS heart.

Have you guys heard of Wish? Wish describes itself "as shopping made fun".  It is all super cheap-75-95% off and sometimes things are free. You do pay shipping , but shipping is cheap too. Shipping is on each item. But when you are paying $1-4.00 for something, 2.00 is ok. At least with me. It does take weeks (and I mean weeks!!) for the items to come in. It’s all coming from China. The  company buys left over lots of all kinds of things. I noticed they had me targeted for crafting stuff on Instagram. I checked it out and sure enough, they had stamps, dies, ink pads, markers etc. They have TONS of dies. The stuff appears to be brand name. Stamping Up, Simon Says Stamp, My Favorite Things, Mama Elephant, Avery Elle, Penny Black, Clearly Besotted and Honey Bee to name a few.

Everything is from free to 4.00 for the most part. It is kinda like going to a thrift store, you have to wade through a lot of crap to find the good stuff. Using good search words helps. I put in stamps and dies 2019 and I was able to buy a bunch of very current stuff. When you receive your shipment, it is just the stamps with  absolutely no labels of any kind, just a sheet of stamps or dies. I found the acrylic seemed a bit flimsier than what I have, but everything stamped fine and with a MISTI, you can always double stamp. The dies cut fine, you can always add an extra shim.

I am not sure if you guys will hold this against me, but these companies are selling to Wish and the prices are good, so I get more bang for my buck. I am curious to see what you think.



Anyway the point of this rant is that the THANKS die is from Wish. I die cut without a problem. Not sure what company it is from. Maybe one of you know. The sweet kitty is from Newton's Nook.

Head over to AAA Cards and play along.





Monday, September 2, 2019

Thankful for you


Happy Labor Day all!! The summer is officially over. That means fall is upon us. It means the leaves will change, the air is cooling down, the days are getting shorter, and pumpkin spice everything is available.

 Today is also the reminder week for our sketch challenge at Inky Paws. I think this is an awesome sketch. There is so much you can do with it. I am hoping more of you will play along this week.


I had to use "Thankful Thoughts", "Harvest Tails", and Frames and Flags die set, all from Newton's Nook. I used an actual piece of balsa wood for the base for my fox. Balsa wood is great to die cut, but you have to get a super thin piece.



Head on over to Inky Paws and join in our scenic looking 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 this Friday, September 6, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.





Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sing out and make some noise


Oh goodness!! It's September! The summer is over! I don't know about you, but my summer blew by. It was an awesome summer with lots of trips and fun times. 

But it is time to get back to reality, before you know it, Christmas will be here.

The first of September means time for another challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge. This month our featured color is brown. Brown... well it's no the most exciting of colors. But the leaves are changing the days are getting shorter so brown is kinda the perfect way to kick off September. 


My card today is the perfect card for a guy, especially for one born in September. That's why this card will be going to my bro Bill.  I am just loving this this set from Your Next Stamp. I have been using it time after time. See this post for another way I used it.


This month's musically inspiration is a no-brainer! Brown-eyed Girl by Van Morrison!!



Are you ready!! Did Van inspire you?!!?


Did I inspired you?

Be sure to head over to The Rainbow Card Challenge , see what the other DT members came up with and join the fun. You have all month to play in our "beautiful brown" challenge.


Monday, August 26, 2019

Gullfriends


Happy Monday everyone!! Can you believe it? This is the last week of summer. Geez louise!! Where did it go? I had an awesome summer, full of trips to the beach and day trips with the husband. I have no complaints. This was my first summer free after spending the last seven in school.

Inky Paws  is hosting a sketch challenge this week. I knew I had to make it summery. 

This fun sketch is just begging for a little scene. Newton's Nook's "Gull friends" was the perfect stamp to use. As I pulled this set out, I was thinking about the sea gulls I saw at the beach at Fenwick Island, Delaware. They were very calm and sweet compared to the aggressive and nasty gulls at the shore in NJ. I used these sweet birds as inspiration for my card.


This guy was just hanging out. To complete my card I used from Newton's Nook, the sea borders dies,  sunscape stencil, and frames and flag die set



Head on over to Inky Paws and join in our scenic looking 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 this Friday, September 6, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.