Monday, January 25, 2021

Love you so much

Happy Monday all! We  are looking at some snow arriving in southeastern Pa. I hate snow when I have to go to work. The older I get the more I hate the cold wintery weather. Send me down south!

Today is our second week at Inky Paws for our fun color challenge.

Teal, red, pink, and white. Are you like me- I have the worse time in distinguishing teal from say aqua. 

Today's card features "Floral Fringe" from Newton's Nook. I also used the Darling Hearts" dies set also from Newton's Nook.


I hope you will join us for our lovely color 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  Friday, January 29, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


 

the hardest cards......

 

Sympathy cards, aren't they the hardest cards to make? A card just doesn't seem like enough when someone suffers a loss of a love one. But you know what they do make a difference. I know they made me feel better when my brother died last year. (It's hard to believe that it is just about a year since my oldest brother Bill passed from esophageal cancer.)

Today, we start a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Its a sophisticated color challenge.

Doesn't adding gold make everything classy?

Today's card features a the daisy stencil from Simon Says Stamp. Perfect for a quick and easy card. You can just as easily swap the the sympathy sentiment for a get well of thank you or birthday. So versatile.

 

You have two weeks to play along at Cupcake Inspirations for our classic color challenge.



Friday, January 22, 2021

Flying by

Happy Friday everyone! Today is a new challenge at CAS on Friday. The challenge is one of my favorites!

CRITTERS AKA ANIMALS

I have a huge stash of critter stamps, at this time more than my flowers stamps! GASP!!

My card today uses this adorable stamp set from Penny Black called "flying by". Penny Black has a big selection of stamps that are around $8.00. You get a bang for your buck.


You have two weeks to play along at our "critter" challenge at CAS on Friday.

 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Hearts and flowers

 

I have put my holiday stamps away and have pulled out all my Valentine stamps. I am starting to work on my "love" cards. 

The new challenge at Inky Paws provides the inspiration for you to move on from Christmas to Valentine's. Its a "love"ly color challenge. we are asking you to use teal, red, pink, and white in your creations.

My card today makes my CAS heart sing. All that gorgeous white space with a pop of the challenge colors! I used the "Floral Roundabout" stamp set and the darling hearts die set from Newton's Nook for my card.



 

I hope you will join us for our lovely color 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  Friday, January 29, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

 





Resourceful

Where there is a will, there is a way. I am not the most digi stamp savvy, but I did manage to make this adorable polar critter lineup using digi images from our sponsor at Cupcake Inspirations,  Paper Pixel Prints. I had the worse time printing the images on my cheapest and thinnest card stock. My printer kept jamming. I finally printed this image on text weight paper and adhered it to card stock and colored the image so in. We crafters are resourceful, dontcha think?

This is our second week challenging you to use "Arctic Critters" on your creations. Be sure to check out our sponsor- Paper Pixel Prints. 



You have one more week to play along with our "Arctic Critters" challenge at  Cupcake Inspirations.


 

Friday, January 15, 2021

I am dreaming of........

 

Welcome 2021 at Christmas 24! It is a whole year of new challenges to get you started on next year's Christmas cards. I will tell you come the past December, I was so happy to have the stash of Christmas cards from the Christmas 24 challenges to get me started.


Today's challenge could be a tough one for some of you. White on white. I have to say,I make quite a few white on white cards. it is the essence of CAS to me. the trouble is photographing them. LOL!!

Today's card I just went though my stash for dies and embossing folders that I thought would work. I encourage you to do the same.

I decided today to supply a bit of musical inspiration, Even though I do not listen to Christmas music after the 25th, I will make an exception to inspire you all!


You have two weeks to play along with us at Christmas 24! Let's see your best white creations!





Monday, January 11, 2021

Sip sip

While when you think cozy you probably think snuggling up with someone you love. Don't be so quick though. I think there is nothing cozier than a mug of hot chocolate on a cold cold day.And if you are sharing that warm chocolatey drink with someone you love..... well it don't get much better than that!!

You still have one week to play along with our "cozy winter" theme at Inky Paws. 


My card today features "Cup of Cocoa" from Newton's Nook.  Hey have any of you ever had ice cream in your hot chocolate? My BFF turned me onto that and all I can say sip sip, slurp, slurp, yum yum!!

I hope you will join us for our cozy winter 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  Friday, January 15, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.