Friday, September 18, 2020

1,2, 3, go

 

Thank goodness for Friday. After the week I had at work, I am ready for some R,R, and S. Rest, relaxation and stamping!! If you are up for some R, R,and S, CAS on Friday has a new challenge sure to inspire you. Our theme is:

NUMBERS

Isn't that a cool challenge? So many ways you could go.


Today's card features an unknown number die set and one of my go to birthday stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp, "Birthday Palooza". 
 

 You have two weeks to play along with our number challenge at CAS on Friday.

So now- 1,2, 3, go and create!!


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Polar critters

 

14 weeks till Christmas! I hope you all have been playing along with us at Christmas 24. If you have been, you have a great start on your holiday cards.


Today at Christmas 24 we have an easy sketch to inspire you. You can make it as simple or as complicated as possible. Me for some reason I went complicated and cluttered.

For some reason I decided to try and put as many critters on this card as I can. My BFF gave me this stamp set after she decided to get rid of it when she downsizing her Christmas stamps. I absolutely loved it and couldn't wait to play with it. Unfortunately it seem s to be a retired set. If you look there are a few small craft stores that have it still.

You have till Oct 1 to play along at Christmas 24's easy peasey sketch challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Monday, September 14, 2020

Give thanks

 

Good morning all! It's time for another challenge at Inky Paws. The weather inspired this fall card. It's cooler here and the leaves are started to change and the light in general is more muted. Bring on the sweaters and long pants!


 The design team at Inky Paws is asking you to create a card based on this sketch. You have quite a bit of room for interpreting this sketch. I went rather literally.

My card today uses the stencil from Newton's Nook- "Pumpkin Patch" and the sentiment is from NN's "Fall Roundabout" stamp set

I hope you join us for our sketch challenge at Inky Paws! You have two weeks to play along 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 September 25, 2020 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


 


It's always flip flop weather!

 

The weather is starting to cool off here in southeastern Pennsylvania. We have had such a beastly hot summer that these cooler days are a welcome change. Cooler weather doesn't mean you have to stop wearing your flip flops though does it? 

I actually never wear flip flops. It's the between the toe thing. It really irritates me. I think you are either a toe thong person or you are not. But I just might invest in a pair though. Weight Watchers has started meetings again. My first meeting back after Covid, I found out you have to leave your shoes on to get weighed in. Of course I have my heavy clunky sneakers on! They added at least two pounds!! I need to get a light weight pair of flip flops to get weighed in with!!  My life would be much better in flip flops, not to mention my weight!!

Today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspiration. Today we have a color challenge for you. We want you to use green, pink, and lime on your creations.

My colorful flip flops are from Lawn Fawn's the "Celebrate Summer" stamp set and the sentiment is from Newton's Nook's "Flip flop Life". 

You have two weeks to play along with this fun color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!



Monday, September 7, 2020

Witching Time

 

Summer is slowly fading into autumn. That means Halloween will be fast approaching. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to make cards for.  So many fun images to choose from.

The color challenge at  Inky Paws lends itself to Halloween cards. Turquoise, purple, orange, and white.  If you were having trouble with these colors- go weeney- you won't go wrong.


My card today features "Witchy Newton" from Newton's Nook and the "Flying Bats" stencil also from NN.


I hope you join us for our Halloweeny color challenge at Inky Paws! You have one more week to play along 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 September 11, 2020 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


 

Hogs and Kisses

 

Happy Labor Day! That means summer is over and we are heading into autumn and all the big holidays. It's never to soon to think about Valentine's or even anniversary cards. I will be saving this card for George's Valentine's card. One down and 5 to go!!

This week is a reminder week that you have one more week to play along with our "On the Farm" theme at Cupcake Inspirations.


My card today uses Timmy's "Funny Farm" stamp set. It is full of fun. whimsical critters with punny sentiments!


You have one more week to play along with our "on the Farm" challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.