Monday, October 21, 2019

Newton in the patch


Hey there weeners! Halloweeners I mean. 10 days until the creepy, spooky and oh so chilly day!! I have been making spooky and fun cards like a mad woman!
Today's card is inspired by a "holiday mix-up" theme over at Inky Paws. I chose Halloween as my holiday.


Today's card features "Newton's boo-tiful night" and the sentiment is from "Halloween trio", both from Newton's Nook. Unconventional colors create this cute and whimsical card. 


There is still a week to join in this mixed-up holiday challenge at Inky Paws! 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, November 1, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.





Monday, October 14, 2019

Thankful




A short posting today. I have been sick with a horrid chest cold for the last several days. Today is reminder that there is still time to play along at Inky Paws for a fun sketch challenge.

It's hard to feel thankful when my nose is running like a sieve and I am hacking up my right lung, but hey life could be so much worse. I am thankful for family, friends, the changing seasons, a good book and a hot bath.


My card today uses the cute set from Newton's Nook "Autumn Mice".


There is still a week to join in this autumnal color challenge at Inky Paws! 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, October 18, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.





Monday, October 7, 2019

Happy HOWL-oween!!




Three weeks until Halloween! I have been busy working on frightfully cute and whimsical boo cards.
Today's card was inspired by the new sketch challenge at Inky Paws.
I kept right to the sketch- no deviations. I used Happy Howl-ween, frameworks dies, speech bubbles dies, and fancy edges tags. All from Newton's Nook. 


The orange twine on my card is from Newton's Nook too. It is the twine that ties my stamps and dies together when I place a order with them I always save the pieces.  


There is still a week to join in this autumnal color challenge at Inky Paws! 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, October 18, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Stamp it black



October!! Holy Bats!!! Where has the time gone? Just a few weeks ago I was at the beach. Now Halloween is just around the corner, with Thanksgiving and Christmas soon to follow.


October 1 means a new color challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge. This month's color is "brazenly black". Black is a tough one and this month is sure to challenge us all. But hey the fact that it is Halloween- that should make it easier for all of you. I went in a completely different direction and I tried to make a "cute" card using all black.


I die cut the happy birthday using black glitter paper to create the contrast I needed for all the black on this card. The die cut was from an online company called Wish. See this post if you want to know about Wish. The stamps were from Mama Elephant. "Up and Away" and "The Birthday Bash". I colored the images with copics using the darker shades of grey. 


This month's music inspiration is the Rolling Stones "Paint it Black"


Did I inspire you or did the Rolling Stones get your black on?

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 "brazenly black" challenge.


Monday, September 30, 2019

Autumn Mice


Happy Monday everyone! Time for a reminder about the fall color challenge at Inky Paws.



 I got a little carried away with the oranges on this moss green, orange, chocolate brown, and ivory color challenge! But hey, this card makes me smile. It's bright and happy.

 
I used Newton's Nook's "Fall Fringe", "Autumn Mice" and the square dies. The "fringe" stamps from Newton's Nook are so much fun to play with. Here is the spring set. For this card, I didn't have the correct shade of green to use so I colored the base with copics to match my card. See this post.


There is still a week to join in this autumnal color challenge at Inky Paws! 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, October 4, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.






Monday, September 23, 2019

Fall daisies



I just spent my last weekend at the beach. I have to accept that fall is here. No more thinking shorts, hot weather and long days. It's all pants, cold weather and short days.


Today at Inky Paws we are having a color challenge that puts me in mind of autumn. We are looking for creations using moss green, orange, chocolate brown, and ivory.


I used Newton's Nook's "Dainty Daisies". Using copic markers I colored them in the challenge colors and put together this quick and simple card.

Head on over to Inky Paws and join in our all 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 this Friday, October 4, 2019 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




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.