Monday, November 29, 2021

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Morning all!! I hope everyone is re covering from Thanksgiving? Are you turkeyed out? I have beem surfing the net for left over turkey recipes. The Skinnytaste "Leftover turkey harvest cobb salad" looks like a winner and the turkey croquettes look good, because I can use all those mashed potatoes I have leftover too. I think I will add cheese to these.

 

We are swinging into Christmas now, 4 weeks to go. How is your holiday card making going? If you need some inspiration, Inky Paws is hosting a sketch challenge for another week that will get your creative juices flowing.


My card today uses the new holiday paper pack, "Meowy Christmas" from from Newton's Nook. For my card I sponged some light brown ink onto the holly and berry paper to give it a more subtle and vintage feel to go with my "Poinsettia Blooms" stamp set.

 

Here is video to get you in the mood for your holiday creating!


 

 


Come and get your holidays started with our sketch 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, December 3, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

 

Here comes Santa Claus

Ho,ho, ho!!  Here comes Santa Claus!! Yipee!! I believe, do you? This new Santa set from My Favorite Things just ticked my fancy and I couldn't wait to pair this set with my Ho, ho, ho die (no longer available from MFT).

Today starts a festive new color challenge from Cupcake Inspirations. We are looking for creations made with red, white, and cream.

To get you in the mood for your Christmas crafting here is an iconic holiday song.



You have two weeks to play along with our Christmasy color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.

 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Seven things I am grateful for


1. I am grateful for my family and being able to see them in person. A year and a half is way to long to go without hugging your loved ones!

2. I am grateful for my friends and my crafting tribe. You all always make me laugh.

3. I am grateful for the new kittens. Petey and Pixie are the best fun and not a day goes by that I am not laughing at their antics. 

4. I am grateful that I do not have to work and the fact that I have to look at my watch to see what day of the week it is.

5. I am grateful for my art and my crafting and that I get to enjoy it everyday.

6.  I am grateful for my health, a good night's sleep, and 10,000 steps a day.

7. Lastly and most importantly, I am grateful for my dear husband George, who has been my biggest support through out a tumultuous year. 

 Wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving!


 



 

Monday, November 22, 2021

Snowfolk

Good day everyone! Count down to turkey day. I have been shopping and getting ready since the weekend for Thanksgiving and It is just the husband and me!! I love to cook as much as I craft so it is all a labor of love. Since I am not a huge fan of turkey, I usually make a roast chicken, which I love! How about you all turkey? Something else? Do you cook or just get to eat?

Today starts a new challenge at Inky Paws. A sketch challenge. Time to get started on those holiday cards!

I took the sketch and turned it on it's head. I have to say I am partial to a vertical card. How about you? Vertical or horizontal? For my snow strips I used the "Snowfall Roundabout" from Newton's Nook. The snowfolk are a new stamp set also from Newton's Nook- "Snow Much Cheer" .


Come and get your holidays started with our sketch 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, December 3, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

 

Hello Fall


Hi everyone! Today is a reminder week to share your "fall foliage" cards at Cupcake Inspirations. 


We have a wonderful sponsor this challenge: 
PJMoore Illustrations


Hi, I’m Tricia.  I have been creating digital files for a little over 10

years now.  I love getting on my ipad and doodling images.  Drawing is one of my passions.  I have recently opened a new store where you can buy my designs as digital stamps.  You can find my store on Etsy called PJMooreIllustrations.

I am a wife and mom to 3 and grandma to 3.  I also work full time as a para-educator so I keep pretty busy.  Thanks for having me as your sponsor for the challenge this week.

 



You have one more week to play along at Cupcake Inspirations. I can't wait to see what you create. Be sure to check out our sponsor- PJMooreIllustrations.
 

 

Monday, November 15, 2021

Poinsettia Season


Today is a reminder that you have one more week to play along at our festive color challenge at Inky Paws.

Red, light green, green, and brown. 


My card today features "Poinsettia Blooms"  from Newton's Nook. I stenciled the background using the "Snowfall" stencil with a tone on tone look. The sentiment is from "Heartfelt Holidays'


Come and get your holidays started with our Christmasy color 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, November 19,  2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

 


Teddy bear blessings

Happy Monday all!! This week is the husband's birthday which actually starts the holiday season. There isn't anyone else in the world, who is a bigger kid on his birthday than George. He loves his birthday and will celebrate it for weeks!  While this isn't a birthday card it will be his Thanksgiving card. The dude is a sucker for a teddy bear!


Today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. We would like you to use "fall foliage" as your inspiration for your creations.

We have a wonderful sponsor this challenge: 
PJMoore Illustrations


Hi, I’m Tricia.  I have been creating digital files for a little over 10

years now.  I love getting on my ipad and doodling images.  Drawing is one of my passions.  I have recently opened a new store where you can buy my designs as digital stamps.  You can find my store on Etsy called PJMooreIllustrations.

I am a wife and mom to 3 and grandma to 3.  I also work full time as a para-educator so I keep pretty busy.  Thanks for having me as your sponsor for the challenge this week.

 


 



You have two weeks to play along at Cupcake Inspirations. I can't wait to see what you create. Be sure to check out our sponsor.