Monday, December 17, 2018

Juxtaposition


Only one more week till the big day. I am busy finishing up shopping, cooking, wrapping, and crafting. I did take some time out to create for Inky Paws's  reminder. We are looking for you to use silver and or gold in your creation.

 
Juxtaposition is an act or instance of placing two elements close together or side by side. This is often done in order to compare/contrast the two, to show similarities or differences, etc.  My card enbodiesthe concept. I took the modern trees in Newton's Nook's "Festive Forest" and the old timey feel of "Winter Memoriesand put them together.  It works doesn't it? I added the silver snow by using the petite snow stencil from Newton's Nook.


I loved the use of siver and gold, but did try my hand at another color combo.



Head on over to Inky Paws and join in this festive theme 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 Friday December 21, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.





Monday, December 10, 2018

Silver and Gold



15 days to go till the big day!! Wow!! Where is the time going? We had an extra week, because Thanksgiving came early, but all of a sudden I feel behind the eight ball. Lucky I have a few days off at the end of the week for card making and shopping.

I love holiday shows and Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer is  on of my favs. Do you remember Burl Ives singing "Silver and Gold"? What a great song!!


The new challenge at Inky Paws. is just that "Silver and Gold". Let Burl inspire you to join in!
 My card is all about silver and gold. I used Newton's Nook new "evergreens stencil". I spread stencil paste over the stencil and while it was wet, I covered the trees with silver and gold glitter. 


The snow was from Newton's "petite snow stencil", that glitterized also. To finish this bright and festive card I die cut the greeting with glittery foam using Newton's "holiday greeting die set".



Head on over to Inky Paws and join in this festive theme 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 Friday December 21, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




Monday, December 3, 2018

Sweet holiday



Hey everyone!! Welcome back! I have a a littleninspiration to remind you that Inky Paws is having a fun sketch challenge and you havetill Friday to play along.

Personally, I really like this week's card. It's a holiday card and that is really where my focus is these days. For my card, I used Newton's Candy Cane and the Holiday foliage stencil from Newton's Nook. This stanpset is special to me, because last year, just like you, I was playing along with the challenges as a participant. I happen to win one week and  Newton's Candy Cane  is the stamp set I recieved.


Head on over to Inky Paws and join in this fun sketch 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 Friday December 7, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




Saturday, December 1, 2018

White Christmas


No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's looks, lectures, and assignments.!!! Yep, school is done!! I graduate this Wednesday with my Master's Woo hoo!!! I have all the time in thworld to stamp and create. Just in time for Christmas!

Today's card is for my annual holiday card swap with my crafting buddies. It is inspired by the challenge at AAA Cards. Their challenge is to create a CAS card that is "mostly white". Well I am down with that, especiall as most of my cards are mainly white.


 

I used a very old Cuttlebug holiday embossing folder, and a just bought Lawn Fawn set called "Winter Village", that I colored with neutral copic colors. I am entering this card in the "anything goes Christmas" challenge at Inkspirational Challenges and the Christmas card challenge at CAS on Friday. 

 


Since this card is for my swap tomorrow, I better wrap up this blog posting to cut and prep the card. Hit the links in this post and check out the challenges and play along.



Monday, November 26, 2018

Winston takes off


Good day everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I had an awesome holiday, but it is time to move on to the next holiday. before I have one after another holiday card to show you, I figured I sneak in a birthday card that I made for George. His birthday was last Sunday and he is all about bears. I used this awesome sketch from Inky Paws as my inspiration for the card.
For my card I grabbed "Winston takes flight" and colored and die cut Winston. I used the sky border die to create my clouds and layered it all on the frameworks die base. 


 
Head on over to Inky Paws and join in this fun sketch 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 Friday December 7, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




Monday, November 19, 2018

The most wonderful time of the year


 

Thanksgiving is early this year. Does that mean we have an extra week to get ready for the Christmas  holiday? I sure hope so. I am kicking off Thanksgiving week with a Christmas card. Expect to see quite a few holiday cards in the next several weeks.  Why? Because it is the most winderful time of the year to be creative!!

There is still time to play along with us at Inky Paws. We are having a fun and festive color challenge. I went with a brighter green for this week's card.  I used the Festive Forest set from Newton's Nook for my card today. I stamped the trees in red and green and added a bit of glitter to the swirls.


The stars on the trees were clear, but a bit of copiccoloring and I had matching color stars. How soon do you start your holiday cards? I always say I am going to start during the summer, but I really can't get in the mood till Thanksgiving. 


Head on over to Inky Paws and join in this Christmasy 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 Friday November 23, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.





PS- DH loved his birthday card that I posted from last week.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Good Book


Hi everyone!! It is time for another great challenge over at Inky Paws. This weeks challenge is a color challenge. Its is beginingto look a bit like Christmas with the colors this week. Red, white, green and black.

As much as I wanted to dive into my holiday stamps for this challenge, I decided to go in a completely different direction. I pulled out Newton's Book Club for today's inspiration. Both my DH and I are readers. He's all about nonfiction and I am all about fiction. Reading is about escaping for me. There is nothing better than a cold day, and curling up in my favorite chair,  in front of the radiator and reading a good book.

DH's birthday is next Sunday, so this card will be heading to him, with may be a book or two also.

Head on over to Inky Paws and join in this Christmasy 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 Friday November 23, 2018, at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.