Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Classy Christmas

Today starts a new challenge at Christmas 24.  We are looking for trees and ornaments. 



 I went classy with my card today- a bit unusual for me. I like cute and whimsical generally.


My card uses an old Clearly Besotted stamp set that unfortunately is no longer available. 

This CAS, quick and easy card came together seamlessly, especially with these sentiment strips from Simon Says Stamp.

You have two weeks to show us your trees and balls at Christmas 24!


Monday, June 14, 2021

Celebrate Today!

Happy Monday everyone! Today is a reminder week at Inky Paws. You have one more week yo join us in our sketch challenge.

I have had fun with this sketch.  With today's card, I was going literal. Sometimes that is just the easiest thing to do.

My card today features the following sets from Newton's Nook: "Happy Little Thoughts", and "Newton's Valentine" (I needed the bird from this set).

Let's see how our sketch inspires you! Come 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, June 18, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws

 

 

We the people

I send out cards for ALL the holidays, so that includes 4th of July.  4th of July stamp sets are hard to come by- kinda like St. Patrick's Day stamps. So when I see patriotic stamps, they are going in my cart!

Today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. This challenge reads patriotic!

We want you to get your flag on, using red, white, and blue on your creations at Cupcake Inspirations

My card today features two stamps no longer available, the wood stamp with the Declaration of Independence on it and the Paper Smooches sentiment. But the "Simply Celebrate" set from Lawn Fawn is one of my go to stamp sets for a quick and easy card.

You have two weeks to get your flag on at Cupcake Inspirations and show us your red, white, and blue!!


Friday, June 11, 2021

Floral frenzy

What was the first stamp you bought way, way way back when you first began stamping? IO betcha it was a floral stamp or a flower stamp was among one of the first you got. Flower stamps are the most versatile of all stamps. they can be used for all occasions.

Today at CAS on Friday we want you to create a CAS card using:

FLOWERS

I think this one is a no-brainer so I expect to see lots of entries!!

For today's card I used a new stamp set- no I couldn't use one of the thirty or so flowers tamp sets I already had, noooooo I had to get a new one!! I just couldn't resist "Tulips" from Reverse Confetti!

So come on over to CAS on Friday and join our floral frenzy!!


 

Monday, June 7, 2021

HEARTfelt thanks


 The roses are in full bloom around the neighborhood and while I am not a huge fan of roses I do love a yellow rose. Did you know that a yellow rose signifies friendship?

Yellow Roses

Yellow roses are a symbol of friendship and caring. Never send yellow roses to someone you are romantically interested in, as this suggests you would prefer to stay in the friend zone. In fact, yellow roses are one of the only roses that have no romantic meaning behind them.

Sending yellow roses to a friend is a lighthearted and kind way to show them you were thinking of them. It speaks towards optimism and is not likely to be mistaken as a romantic advance should you send them to a co-worker or friend.

Today starts a new challenge at Inky Paws?

A clever sketch challenge for you all.

Today's card uses the following stamps and dies from Newton's Nook, "Heartfelt Roses", "Roses" and heart  frame dies.

Let's see how our sketch inspires you! Come 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, June 18, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws

 

Tie one on

 

I am a firm believer that a tie is the way a man show off. Women have so many accessories to show off with, but men not so much. That is why over the years I have bought my husband all kinds of tie to accent his work suits. The ties above each represent a tie that George often wears.

 

You still have one more week to play along at Cupcake Inspirations. We are looking for a guy driven card.

All three items used on this card are unknown. LOL!! If you have any idea, please let me know.

You have one more week to play along with our guy card challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Radical rainbow

June 1!! The start of summer!! Yippee!!! I love summer! I am a warm weather girl. No freezing temps, snow, sleet, and cold windy days for this gal. Give me hot, lazy days with the occasional thunderstorm and I am happy! How about you guys? Are you cold weather or hot. 


Since it is a new month, we have a new challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge. We are asking you to create a radical rainbow. Bright in your face colors that scream rainbow!


 Today's card features a coveted die from Concord and 9th. "Birthday Perfect Pairings". When this die is in stock grab it, because it sells out as soon as it is back in stock everywhere!


You have all month to dust off those radically bright rainbow colors and join us at The Rainbow Card Challenge!