Monday, July 6, 2020

Hang ten!


It's feeling like summer here in southeastern Pa. Temps will be in the 90's for the next several days. It is perfect inspiration for the challenge at Inky Paws!


It's a perfect time to hang ten and catch the perfect wave!!

I am not a surfer but it sure looks fun, but at my age I would probably drown or break a hip!! I was curious though what exactly "hang ten" means.

Straight from Wikipedia:

A Hang Ten is a surfing maneuver in which a surfer stands and hangs all his or her toes over the nose of the board. Usually this can only be done on a heavy long board.








I hope you join us for this summery 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 this Friday July 17, 2020 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




I'm a sweetie!


 

 


Hey Everyone!! Today I am starting a new adventure. I am a sweetie  at Cupcake Inspirations. I know many of you are thinking- but Sue T. you have always been a sweetie!! But now it s official!!

Here is what Cupcake Inspirations is all about:

"Cupcake Inspirations is a fun, calorie free way to challenge your crafting skills. Each week we provide a delicious cupcake to inspire you to craft."

What's not to love, cupcakes and crafting?!!?
 
The team at CI must have known I was coming because the first challenge is right up my alley.
 
 
 
 Flowers!! I love flowers, who doesn't love flowers and pairing them with pearls or sequins?!!? Well this challenge is a no brainer!! I expect everyone to play along!
 
Today is even more special though. For our challenge today we are joining up with the team at Double Trouble for even more fun
 
The challenge at Double Trouble involves the TicTacToe board. Pair it with the flowers and bling at Cupcake Inspirations and you have double the fun!!





Today's card features all the elements of the challenge at CI but I also used the middle column at DT- summer, flowers and, die cuts.You might be questioning the die cut- my second layer was die cut. I used a favorite Clearly Besotted stamp set.  


 
When you enter our challenge this week, be sure to run over to the Double Trouble Challenge blog and see what their co-coordinating challenges are, so  you can link up with them as well!  The more aspects of the challenge you do, the more entries you will receive to win their prize! 

You have two weeks to play along! i can't wait to see what you create!


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Oldie but goodie



There is nothing like a good monochromatic card and that is what The Rainbow Card Challenge is all about.  Every month we feature a different color and we challenge you to use that color exclusively.


This month's color is tangerine. You might think well why not orange? Why use orange when tangerine is so much more fun and inspiring. Besides so many folks have a love hate relationship with orange, but what's to hate about tangerine.


I can't decide who to give this card to, my hubby or my boss. Both are avid guitarists. I jusy might have to make another one. I am always on the look out for guitar stamps. Today's card features "Classic Rock" from Penelope Dee.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things; "For the Record".


Today's music inspiration is from another "oldie but goodie" Frank Sinatra, singing what else but "Tangerine"



 




You have all month to play along at The Rainbow Card Challenge tangerine challenge. I can't wait to see your creations!


Christmas Foliage


I just love a mistletoe stamp. I have a bunch of them. When I saw the next challenge at Christmas 24, I knew I had to use one of my mistletoe stamps. This one is from a really old Papertrey Ink set called "Mistletoe and Holly". I wasn't crazy about the berries that came with the set and with a white gelly roll pen, I drew my own. The sentiment is from Wplus9 "Be Merry".






You have two weeks to play along with our Christmas foliage challenge. I can't wait to see what you all come up with.


Monday, June 29, 2020

Lemonade


I think we all have been thrown some lemons in the past few months and now it is time to make some lemonade. Things are beginning to reopen and hubby and I have gotten take-out for the first time in months. Do you know how good a take out pizza is!!??!!


You still have one more week to play along at  Inky Paws with our super fun sketch challenge. So far those who have played along have made some really awesome cards. What can you do?


My card today uses two stamp sets from Newton's Nook: "Newton's Sweetheart" and  "Lemon Twist". I love to mix and match my sets. I also uses the "Tumbling Hearts" stencil from Newton's Nook.


I hope you join us for this clean ans simple 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 this Friday July 3, 2020 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




Friday, June 26, 2020

Message


Woo hoo!!! Yippeeeeeee!!!! It's Friday!! The best day of the week!! It's time for another challenge at CAS on Friday!!

Today's challenge is a bit different than our other challenges. It is a sketch challenge.


 Sketch challenges are always fun, because you aren't tied to a theme or colors. Basically you can pick whatever stamps you want and fit them to the sketch. I usually try to go for stamp sets that haven't been shown some inky love in awhile. Today that deserving stamp is "Just My Type" from Lawn Fawn. Unfortunately, this stamp set is no longer available.



Get out some old and neglected stamps, show them some love and join us in our CAS sketch challenge. Be sure to share it with us at  CAS on Friday . You have two weeks to play along. Please make sure your card is CAS (see the rules if you are not sure) or you will not be considered for the top prize or a top three spot.

Our winner will be the guest designer for the next challenge at CAS on Friday!!

Monday, June 22, 2020

oh la la.....



My husband loves languages, he loves to study them and lately he has in in love with French. He has been studying French. Wish he had the accent. There is nothing sexier than a French accent. Oh la la....


Today is a new challenge at Inky Paws. It is a fun and easy sketch challenge. I know I had fun with this one.


My card today features "Newton Dreams of Paris"  and Bokeh Hearts stencil from Newton's Nook.


I hope you join us for this clean ans simple 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 this Friday July 3, 2020 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.