Friday, April 16, 2021

Home sweet home

 

Hey everyone! Happy Friday!! Yay!! The weekend is upon us! Today starts a new challenge at CAS on Friday! 

The theme this week is:

NEW HOME

This was a bit tough for me. I had to find a stamp hat would fit the challenge. I dug deep and found an old wood stamp that fit the build.

"Row Houses" by Stampendous

You have two weeks to join us in our "new house" challenge at CAS on Friday!



Thursday, April 15, 2021

Reindeer friends

 

Today starts a new challenge at Christmas 24. It's a fun one for me, because it involves critters! I love my critter stamps and always am on the look out for some new ones.


Today's challenge is all about reindeer. I took a bit of poetic license along with some whimsy and pulled some wanna be reindeer critters. After all what critter wouldn't want to be a reindeer and be part of Santa's team!

My card today uses two new stamp sets. "Peace, Love and Paws" from My Favorite Things and "Meowy Catmas" from Simon Says Stamp.  I added some bold snow flakes and this CAS card was complete.

 

Of course you need some musical inspiration and who better than Burl Ives!


 


You have till the first of the month to play along with our "reindeer" challenge at Christmas 24!


Monday, April 12, 2021

Daffodil days

 

One of the quintessential flowers of spring are the daffodils. Boy, they are in full bloom everywhere I look these days, letting me know spring is springing! 

That's why I when I saw the new color challenge at Inky Paws, I knew I needed to pull out my daffodil stamp from Newton's Nook. We are asking you to use orange, yellow, green, and white in your creations.

Along with the daffodil stamp, I stamped "Blooming Botanicals" in white and heat embossed. Using the slimline circle stencils I sponged green ink over the embossed flowers. This creates such a stunning backdrop to my daffodils.

Let our springy colors inspire you and join our 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, April 23, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

Dreaming of Summer part 2

 

At Cupcake Inspirations,we have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge: Bugaboo Stamps

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was 11 years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 



Prize: $12 Gift Code to their store

Be Sure To Follow Our Rules Above To Be Eligible To Win
*You Will Have Two Weeks To Claim Your Prize 
Or It Will Go Back Into Our Random Drawing*


We are also teaming up with Double Trouble Challenges
You can make your cards to fit both our challenges.

I hope you are enjoying our "Dreaming of Summer" challenge at Cupcake Inspiration and have headed over to Double Trouble to also join the fun. Have you check out the cute and whimsical digis at Bugaboo Stamps? No? Where get on over there, they won't disappoint!



So be sure to check out Bugaboo digis and play along with our "dreaming of summer" at Cupcake Inspirations. You have two weeks to play along.


Monday, April 5, 2021

Crafty friends


 Every year my stamping tribe gets together at a lake house in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania. Because of Covid we have now missed two years. It is so sad. Hopefully with the vaccine and herd immunity we will be able to get together again for a fun filled weekend of crafting, good food, long walks and lots of laughs!



 

So that's what my card means to me. Friends and the lake! They go hand in hand. At Inky Paws we want to remind you to play along with us for our "friendship" card challenge.


My card features lots of Newton Nook products. "Winston's Lake House", Forest scene die builder setcloud stencil and for the water I used the hills and grass stencil. 


So find a friend to inspire you and join our friendship 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, April 9, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

 



Dreaming of summer


 

At Cupcake Inspirations,we have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge: Bugaboo Stamps

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was 11 years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 



Prize: $12 Gift Code to their store

Be Sure To Follow Our Rules Above To Be Eligible To Win
*You Will Have Two Weeks To Claim Your Prize 
Or It Will Go Back Into Our Random Drawing*


We are also teaming up with Double Trouble Challenges
You can make your cards to fit both our challenges.

Digi's always make me nervous, but I am beginning to get the hang of them. I encourage you to check out Bugaboo's digi stamps. they have the cutest and most whimsical images. 

The air is warming up here in southeastern Pa. Thoughts are turning to spring and summer. At Cupcake inspirations we want to see how you are dreaming of summer.
 

 
This little guy reminds me of my husband George. He just loves the ocean and I can just see him putting a pool in the ocean to double float! Kinda like double dipping only it's ok!!
 

So be sure to check out Bugaboo digis and play along with our "dreaming of summer" at Cupcake Inspirations. You have two weeks to play along. 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Happy Mail

 


Don't you love to get "happy mail"? I know I do. I figure if I like to get mail than pothers must like getting mail. That is why I send cards out for all the holidays.

This weeks theme at CAS on Friday is just that:

HAPPY MAIL


My card today uses a new stamp set from Reverse Confetti called "snail mail"

You have two weeks to play along with our "happy mail" challenge at CAS on Friday!