Monday, August 13, 2018

Last hurrah.....


 Just sending a creative reminder about the awesome challenge over at Inky Paws. The theme is summer/ beach.


Todays card was soooo much fun to make, maybe not the most original but I love it!1 I created the waves with the seaborders die set, the sun (a reoccurring theme  for all my cards the summer!) was from the sunscape stencil and of course Newton relaxing in the waves is from the Newton's summer vacation. The contrasting colors of the aqua blue water and orangey, red, yellow sun just is so striking.

For those who follow me on Instagram (user name stampinsue) You know I spent the last weekend in the Poconos. One of my buddies has a house on the lake (think this stamp set and you arent far off!) and every August I head to the Nos for a stamping weekend with my best peeps. Its always a blast.


Here is the view from the porch:


We spend the weekend crafting with a long walk around the lake or up the mountain each day. It is so much fun to craft with others- you feed off of their creative energy.


The empty chair is where I sit. I get the whole long side of the table since I cannot stay in my own space. 

While I was there I worked ahead on some up coming challenges for Inky Paws.  Sneak Peek!!


There is still time to get your paws inky and to play along with this fun challenge at Inky Paws!
We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 store credit to our Newton's Nook online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog! 
 


 Deadline to enter  this fun challenge is Friday, August 17, 2018 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 


Monday, August 6, 2018

Starfish wishes



Hey everyone!! It's time for another challenge at Inky Paws! This week's challenge is a theme- 
How fun is this challenge?!!? Just look at all those beautiful shells in such contrasting colors. Doesn't get you creative juices flowing? My challenge card was inspired by the starfish in the photo.

I created a negative mask. Jennifer Maguire turned me onto this great masking paper from Amazon. Masking has never been so easy!! 😀 I stamped the star fish from Newton's Nook's "tranquil tides" in favorite color combo.I stamped the sentiment and removed the mask added some clear dots with glossy accents. It couldn't have been easier. In fact it was so easy that I went ahead and made two more in other color combos.



So fun huh? Get your paws inky and play along with us at Inky Paws!! We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 store credit to our Newton's Nook online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog! 
 


 Deadline to enter  this fun challenge is Friday, August 17, 2018 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Love is in the air....


Hi everyone! Have you played along yet at the Inky Paws sketch challenge? Here is a little inspiration to get your mojo humming. 




Valentine's in July?!!? This card just worked its magic and came together. Don't you love it when that happens! I am going to just have to hang on to this card until next February. 

For today's card, I used Newton Dreams of Paris and the sentiment is from Uplifting Wishes. This card shows how you don't always have to get crazy and add all the details like I did last week. Keeping it simple even with a sketch. I only had to color Newton and the rest was easy peasy.

I have been at Bethany Beach Delaware for the past 4 days. I was a bit worried about the weather, but God has been good to me. We have had pool days and beach days intersperced with some thunderstorms.





When this blog posts, I will still have one more day at the beach!
you ready to get your paws inmy with us and play along to win a proze? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 store credit to our Newton's Nook online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog!

For those who aren't vacationing are you ready to get your paws inmy with us and play along to win a proze? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20.00 store credit to our Newton's Nook online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on the blog!
 


 Deadline to enter  this fun challenge is Friday, August 3, 2018 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 






Monday, July 23, 2018

Just chillin'




This is what I plan to be doing this week- provided the weather cooperates!! 😆 Tuesday right after work, I am driving to Bethany Beach in Delaware, where my brother and his wife have a house. I am planning on spending the week with them. I was there in May and it rained 24-7 for the whole five days (check out this post if you are interested in my sad tale)

So today's card is to spur on the sun gods to come out and shine on my vacation. Like Winston here, I plan on spending the bulk of my week seating on the beach with a cold beverage and a good book  (presently reading The Outsider by Stephen King).

Today's challenge at Inky Paws is one of my favs- a sketch challenge!! Check out this fun sketch!!



I used a variety of Newton's Nook supplies for today's card. I just love mixing and matching sets!! The sunscape stencil, Winston's Lake House and the sentiments are from Cocktail Mixer. I orginally had the everything mounted on a plain white card base, but it just didn't work for me. I pulled out a cloud folder, used that on the base and voila it was perfect. 



Its all in the tiny details that card are perfected. Such as using crystal stickles on the sun instead of just my glitter pen. I wanted the glitter to be up front in my hot and shining sun! Also, you won't probably notice in the photo, but the ice cubes in Winston's drink have a coating of glossy accents to make them shine. 

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along at this great challenge to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 

 Deadline to enter is Friday, August 3, 2018 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 





Monday, July 16, 2018

There's still time!



Hey Everyone, there is still plenty of time to join in the fun over at Inky Paws!! The challenge
is a great color challenge. Bright red, melon green, black and white.
Of course, I pulled out my "go to"  Newton's Nook's set "Toucan Party". There are so many ways to color in these fabulous birds. My layers were cut from "Frames and Flags", another "go to" set. The saying was from "Newton's lucky to have you".  The stencil is "tropical leaves.



Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 

 Deadline to enter is Friday, July 20, 2018 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

It's a boy!


Babies are being born right and left at work. I guess that is what happens when your staff s young and newly married. I have been making quite a few baby cards with the few baby stamps I have.

Addicted to CAS is having a baby challenge this week, so I thought I would play along.


This card was for one of my male nurses and his wife on the birth of their son. There is just some thing about gingham that says baby.


I would tell you the stamps but they are all a million years old. 

Head on over to Addicted to CAS and pull out your baby stamps and play along!! 


Monday, July 9, 2018

I am having a blast!!


If you saw Friday's blog posting you would understand why today's card is so appropriate. Today is my first challenge as a DT member for the Inky Paws Challenge for Newton's Nook and I am having a blast!!

Challenge 76 at Inky Paws is a color challenge. A what fun summery colors they are!!!



My card today uses Cosmic Newton. I just love the chartreuse space ship!! The stencil is the starfield stencil, also from Newton's Nook. It's all in the details. I added glitter to the stencil paste, to make the starts glimmer. The window Newton is peering out of was covered with glossy accents to make it look like glass and alastly a star embellishment to the rocket. 

I am saving this card for the husband's birthday. He loves anything space.

Head on over and support me on my first challenge at Inky Paws by playing along. Check out what my fellow DT is showing also. There will be a ton of inspiration. You have two weeks to play along.