Monday, September 20, 2021

Cheers!


Newton's Nook had quite a few fun new Halloween stamps. There was no way I wasn't buying some. Brooms and Boos was at the top of the list. I have several folks who will love this card! 

You have one more week to play along with our spooky challenge at Inky Paws

My card today also uses the spiderweb stencil and the "Spooky Roundabout" from Newton's Nook.


Come and join our spooky Halloween 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, September 24, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


Brighten my world

 

Today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. For today's challenge we have a sponsor and prizes!

Our new challenge is a Theme Challenge:



Make a project that follows the theme:
Camping

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL SPONSOR FOR THIS CHALLENGE:



There will be 2 lucky winners this challenge

Prize 1- 4 Digital stamp sets from Pixel Paper Prints, 50% Coupon on a single order with no limit on the number of items) and Permanent 25% off discount to my shop.


Prize 2- 2 Digital stamp sets, 35% Coupon on a single order with no limit on the number of items) and Permanent 25% off discount to my shop.

*(Be sure to read and follow our Rules to be eligible to win)*



For many years, I worked as a designer in the infant and children fashion industry. I specialized in producing “cute things” and have a lot of experience designing prints and patterns. I realized that I could apply my knowledge to graphic design and illustration and share my creations with others. In the spring of 2011, I opened Pixel Paper Prints and have greatly enjoyed the Etsy experience!


I absolutely love crafts! Everything I design is done while thinking about people similar to me...those who like to create, experiment, and transform. :)


My hope is that you find graphics that make you smile and inspire you to create.


Belen Martindale


BE SURE TO CHECK OUR PIXEL PAPER PRINTS SHOP

  HERE!



As you all know, I have struggled with digi stamps. Half the problem is my printer jams whenever I put even the lightest weight card stock in it. I had to come up with a plan. So what I do is I print all my images on copy paper and adhere the image to card stock and then fussy cut it or just attach it to my card base. maybe a bit more work but works for me.  I had so much fun with this image. If you know any campers in your life this card really will brighten their world!!


You have two weeks to set up your camp site and play along with our camping theme at Cupcake Inspirations!
 


Monday, September 13, 2021

ghosts and bats oh my!

 

I love making Halloween cards! I have sooooo many Halloween related craft supplies and it grows each year! That's why I was so excited to do the new challenge at Inky Paws!

We are looking for your best weeny creation! Scary, cute, fun, your choice!

My clean and simple card couldn't have been easier. I used the ghost stencil and the flying bats stencil from Newton's Nook. I added the trick or treat die from the Halloween trio die set in a speech bubble and the card was complete. Well, not quite complete, I added all the fun little faces on my ghosts.

Come and join our spooky Halloween 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, September 24, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


Mama said....

Today is week 2 at Cupcake Inspirations for a color challenge using the most beautiful color in the world- GREEN!! 

 

And we have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge:
Craftyscrappers is giving the prize of this adorable digital stamp to the randomly drawn winner!



My card today used just the wee birdy out on a limb with one you just did a bit to much partying last night!

Too inspire you, I couldn't help but to add a bit of musical inspiration.


You have one more week to play along with our green challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Pinkfresh monthly challenge


Pinkfresh Studio is my new fav stamp company. I love all the botanical images that have corresponding dies and stencils. There are so many ways to use them. 

I have collected a few over the last year, enough that I decided to join this month's challenge.

 

The challenges are theme and color based. You can do one or the other or both. the theme is leaves and greenery.

My card features "Folk Garden". I used the stamp, stencil, and die. To create some interest I dry embossed the die for the background on my card.

You have all month to play along at Pinkfresh's monthly challenge. Maybe I will see you there!

 

Monday, September 6, 2021

Last hurrah


 Labor day, today is the end of the summer season and what better way to end the season than to be lost at a lake. I am thinking of my girlfriend's Pocono Mountain house that is right on a lake.

Today is the reminder week for our challenge at Inky Paws,


Today's card features  Winston's Lake House and the cloud stencil from Newton's Nook.


Come and join 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, September 10, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.





Magical Birthday


I have taken a month or so off from Cupcake Inspirations, while I have dealt with work challenges (they are not fun like this one!!). But I am back and this week's challenge is "Shades of Green" and anyone who knows me, knows that green is my most favorite color ever!! 

 
And we have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge:
Craftyscrappers is giving the prize of this adorable digital stamp to the randomly drawn winner!



I added some stenciled balloons to my birthday dragon and there we have it, a fun card. You culd do this card in any color. Perhaps pink for a girl or blue for a boy.

 

To get you in the mood. here is a bit of musical inspiration.


 

You have two weeks to play along with our "Shades of Green" challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Hope to see you join the fun!


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Plum thank you

 


It's September 1,  summer is pretty much over. The kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to change, and Starbucks is selling pumpkin spice everything again. Fall is on it's way.

But the first of the month means a new color challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge. We are looking for cards that are "purely plum". That gorgeous reddish purplely color.


My card could not be more simple. A stencil and a sentiment and you have a great thank you card for someone of the male persuasion.

There really aren't any songs with the color plum in them, so I went with a fall themed song to inspire your creativity. I hope you enjoy the "Leaves that are Green" by Simon and Garfunkle.

You have the month of September to play along with our plum color challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge.



Monday, August 30, 2021

Dream time

 


Happy Monday! Today starts a new challenge at Inky Paws. We are looking at a sketch challenge this week.


I had so much fun with this sketch, that I actually made three cards!! I asked Deb Owens, our team leader to pick the cards to post. She picked this dreamy card featuring Newton's Naptime from Newton's Nook.


The card also features the cascading stars stencil also from Newton's Nook, that masked off to mimic the sketch.


Come and join 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, September 10, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.