Monday, July 26, 2021

Blast!


Hi everyone! Don't forget you have one more week to play along with our fun sketch challenge at Inky Paws!


 

When i was first invited to be part of the DT for Inky Paws, Jen the owner of Newton's Nook told me if I ever had any ideas for stamps to let her know. I immediately responded by asking for a 4th of July set with Newton riding a fire cracker. that was a few years ago. How excited was I to see Newton's 4th of July for sale this year!! That set went right into my cart. Today I am using Newton's 4thof July in an unconventional way. For a birthday card.


Come and join the 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, July 30, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.




Friday, July 23, 2021

So long, farewell

 


Today is sad day. Life has gotten very busy and I have had to cut back on my DT commitments. Everyone who knows me, knows that CAS is my go to style of stamping, so it is with great sadness that I have to leave CAS on Friday. This is my last posting. 

My last challenge is one that I am hosting. My theme for this challenge is :

TINY IMAGES

Do you know what I am talking about? I am thinking those small stamps that are filler with the other larger stamps in a stamp set. Or just any tiny stamps.



A perfect way to use little stamps is to create stenciled windows and scatter those tiny stamps across the stenciled areas and add a sentiment. This creates a quick, easy, clean and simple card.



I am posting this video to say "So long, farewell" to all my teamies at CAS on Friday. You are all an amazing group of artists!


You have two weeks to use those tiny little stamps that have not felt any inky love and share them with us at CAS on Friday!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Bigger boat


All my teamies at Inky Paws know my favorite Newton Nook stamp set is "Shark Bites".  I have used it more often for challenges at Inky Paws than any other Newton's Nook. Yet I never had the "Shark Frenzy" stamp set. When I saw the sketch for our next challenge at Inky Paws, I quickly placed an order for this awesome stamp! It was going to fit the sketch perfectly!

Sometimes sketch challenges throw me off. I have the worse time with them. But this one I had all kinds of ideas floating around. 

Here is an icon clip from an iconic movie to get your creative juices flowing!



Come and join the 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, July 30, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


Bean


You still have one more week to play along with our  color challenge at Cupcake Inspiration. For this challenge I decided to stay with this set from Ellen Hutson that I used last week. It had so many fun images, I just couldn't put it away. 

 We are looking for creations featuring  blue, lime, and yellow.


 


You have till Friday to play along with our color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. 


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sweet treats


Who doesn't like a sweet treat during the holidays. I love hard candy, that you can either suck it until it is completely dissolved or you can go all in and crunch it up immediately till it's gone. Which one are you? I am a sucker myself!!


 Today starts a new challenge at Christmas 24. Today's theme is "sweet treats". What's your favorite Christmas sweet treat?


Today's card features the "Merry Shapes" stamp set from Concord&9th. Good news this stamp set is on sale at Concord&9th for $5.40. This is 70% off the original price!


You have two weeks to sweeten things up at Christmas 24!


Monday, July 12, 2021

Beachin'


Beach days! I miss them. I haven't been to the beach since Covid. But here's hoping for a beach day with family and or friends this summer.

You still have one more week to play along with our summery color challenge at Inky Paws. We are looking for red, pink, yellow, and white.

Today's card features the following stuff from Newton's Nook. "Beach Barks" and waves and splashes stencil.

Here is a little musical inspiration for you:


Come and join our summery 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, July 16, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws


Prickly hugs

How many of you have stamp sets that you have never shown any inky love to? I am thinking you might have had them for a year or two!! I try to use all my stamps right away- at least just to make sure they stamp OK and all. But this poor set from Ellen Hutson has been tucked away and I forgot about it until I was going through stamp sets. Well, this unacceptable!! I pulled it out and I knew I had to use it for the new color challenge we are hosting at Cupcake Inspiration.

Show us your blue, lime, and yellow creations!


 Everyday Doodles also comes with this fun sentiment set.


Cupcake Inspiration has a fabulous sponsor for this challenge. 


They are giving the lucky winner a prize of 2 Digital Stamps of the winners choice!

Check out our sponsor and show them some love. You have two weeks to use a stamp from our sponsor Di's Digi Stamps or find out a never used stamp set and show it some inky love with our challenge colors, blue, lime, and yellow at Cupcake Inspirations!!