Monday, May 10, 2021

Thanks a million

Good morning everyone. Today starts a new challenge at Inky Paws. This one is a good one because it one can never have enough of this type of card on hand.

Thank you cards. That's it.... nothing fancy.... just a well crafted thank you... for that something that someone did.


My card today features "Dainty Daisies" from Newton's Nook. I took the stamp and just stamped and gold embossed it around the scalloped circle die from Newton's Nook. Lately I have been using my Zig clean color brush markers to color the daisies. I love how the colors blend together and their vibrancy. The saying is from "Thankful Thoughts" also by Newton's Nook.

It's time to just say thanks 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, May 21, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

 

Gran's Garden

I hope all of the mothers out there had a great day and you all were properly pampered.

 
Today is the last week at Cupcake Inspirations to create a special card for your mom or a special gal in your life. 
 

My card today features a old Papertrey Ink set called Gran's Garden. This stamp set just calls to be inked up with bright and bold colors. Since it was called Gran's Garden, it seemed just had to be used in this female forward challenge.



You have the rest of the week to share a card that is for that special gal or mom in your life at Cupcake Inspirations.



 


 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Birthday sketch


 Happy Monday! Today is a reminder week at Inky Paws. You have one more week to join the fun with our sketch challenge.

Today I went straight up literal with my approach to the sketch. Nothing clever or unusual.

My card features a festive pup from Newton's Nook. I went for a bright  rainbow party look. This card couldn't be more easy. 


Let our sketch inspire you 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, May 7, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

 

Superpowers


Today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. With Mother's Day coming up the design team would like to see a Mother's Day card or if you are like me and don't have a mom. Geez,  if she was still alive she would be about 102 years old!! So if you don't have a mom, make a card for a special gal in your life.

Today's card is for any of the ladies in my crafty tribe. With Covid we have not seen each in a year and a half except through Zoom. Zoom is good, but just not the same as getting together and sharing stuff, eating, drinking and laughing.

My card uses Heffy Doodle's "Super Dudes". and Hero Arts and Ink Blot collaboration, "Please Deliver". 

You have two weeks to share a card that is for that special gal or mom in your life at Cupcake Inspirations.


Saturday, May 1, 2021

RUT RO!!

Good morning all! Happy May Day!! Today starts a new challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge!! I almost forgot to post my card. My teamies and boss would not be happy with me. Hopefully they are sleeping in and I will have this posted before they notice!!

The color for May is "positively periwinkle". An unusual color that isn't quite blue and it isn't quite purple. I had to search my stash for inks and pens that would fit the bill.

My card today uses a fun set from Lawn Fawn called "plane and simple". Perfect for a guy card. The periwinkle dots were once white that I transformed using a copic marker. This is a good tip to change the color of gems, pearls and dots.

Because I am so late this morning, I am skipping the musical inspiration Check out The Rainbow Card Challenge and be sure to search your stash for all things periwinkle and join the fun!!



Friday, April 30, 2021

Welcome baby


 Happy Friday everyone. So glad the week is over and I have the weekend to look forward to. Rainbows seem to be the "in thing" for card making these days. Everyone has a rainbow, stamp, stencil and or die. I know have a plethora of all kinds of rainbows. And I have yet to actually make a rainbow colored rainbow!

Today is a new challenge at CAS on Friday and the timing could not be more perfect! 

BABY 

One of my staff just had a baby and I needed a baby card. 

Since she had a boy- blue rainbows it was gonna be. 


You have two weeks to play along with our baby theme challenge at CAS on Friday!


Monday, April 26, 2021

Beach Days

 

My sister-in-law- AKA my true sister and BFF, just moved to the beach. Lucky girl- she can make every day a beach day. She is a die hard sun worshiper and I know she will be at the beach when ever she can.

Today starts a fun new sketch challenge at Inky Paws. I decided to turn it on its head and do a vertical take on it.

All products used on my card are from Newton's Nook. I used the "tropical leaves" stencil and "Aloha Newton". 


 Let our sketch inspire you 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, May 7, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.

 

 

Spring flowers

Spring has sprung and flowers are blooming. The tulips have been magnificent this year. My spring flowers for the pastel challenge at Cupcake Inspirations are a bit more subtle than the tulips around here, but are just as pretty.

Time to lighten up your colors. You have one more week to play along with our pastel challenge.

I love the stencil, stamp, die combos that are all the rage right now. My card today uses a stencil die combo from Pinkfresh Studio called "Garden Florals".


You have one more week to lighten things up with our pastel color challenge at Cupcake Inspiration!


Monday, April 19, 2021

Blooming birthday

Welcome to week 2 of our springy color challenge at Inky Paws!  You have plenty of time left to join the fun!


Don't these colors total breath springtime?!!? Love them . We are asking you to se orange, yellow, spring green, and white.

My card uses "Loads of Blooms" and the backdrop is "Floral Roundabout" both from Newton's Nook.

Let our springy colors inspire you 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, April 23, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at Inky Paws.


 

Lighten it up


Hi everyone! today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspiration. This one wasn't quite in my wheel house.

The Sweeties would like to lighten up your creations and make it pastel. I am a bright color girl, so I really had to tone things down a bit.

My card uses something old and something kinda new. I used "Wish Big" by Essentials by Ellen now retired and "Birthday Palooza" by Simon Says Stamp.

You have two weeks to lighten things up with our pastel color challenge at Cupcake Inspiration!


 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Home sweet home

 

Hey everyone! Happy Friday!! Yay!! The weekend is upon us! Today starts a new challenge at CAS on Friday! 

The theme this week is:

NEW HOME

This was a bit tough for me. I had to find a stamp hat would fit the challenge. I dug deep and found an old wood stamp that fit the build.

"Row Houses" by Stampendous

You have two weeks to join us in our "new house" challenge at CAS on Friday!