Monday, May 16, 2022

It's five o'clock somewhere

Nothing like a brightly colored sweet and refreshing cocktail with a umbrella to let you know that today is a special day! I gotta say though, as much as these cocktails look fun, I am gonna stick with my Manhattans! 

You still have one more week to play along with our summery, festive color challenge at Inky Paws! let's see your bubblegum pink, lemon yellow, lime green, and white! 

My card today features the stamp set "Cocktail Mixer" and the "fireworks stencil" from Newton's Nook.


Something a bit different for your inspiration, but I think you will get it!!


You have one more week to get your festive colors on 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 20, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.

 

What I need

 

Morning folks! Today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.

Stripes, this will most likely be a crowd pleaser. Who doesn't like a good stripe on their card!!

My card features this very happy with themself cat from Colorado Craft Company. 


You have two weeks to share your striped creations with us at Cupcake Inspirations!


Monday, May 9, 2022

A perfect day


After all the cold sprinter weather we have been having in the last week, I am praying for that perfect day. According to my weather app- today should be sunny and 65. One can only hope.

Today starts a new challenge at Inky Paws. A very springy color challenge. We would like you to use bubblegum pink, lemon yellow, spring green, and white in your creations. Such fun and vibrant colors that just make you want to smile and dance! Colors perfect for a new and perfect day!


Today's card features "Newton's Blooms" stamp set and the "petite flower" stencil all by Newton's Nook.

Here is the perfect musical inspiration for a perfect day. Hey! Who remembers Susan Boyle?


You have two weeks to get your spring colors on 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 20, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.


Monday, May 2, 2022

Time to celebrate

Morning all! Hope you all are doing well and are getting in some crafty time! I am writing this blog ahead of tine as I am spending some quality time at Bethany Beach Delaware celebrating my SIL's birthday. Not sure the weather will permit some sunbathing on the beach, but I know some good dinners will be in the mix!

May be an image of cake and text

 There is still time to bulk up your birthday card stash, by creating a B-day card for our birthday challenge at Inky Paws.

Today's card features Newton's Nook's "Newton's Birthday Bash" and confetti stencil.


Your musical inspiration is another popular birthday song by Stevie Wonder.


You have one more week to celebrate with us 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 6, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.


BFF

Happy May everyone!! I am writing this blog ahead of time and I can only hope that 'sprinter" is gone and spring has taken over!

Today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.

We are looking for a card for that special gal in your life, whether she is a mom. grandmom, sister, aunt or maybe just your BFF.

My card today is for my BFF, Pat. I don't know what I would do without her and I suspect she would say the same about me. What started as just a shared love of crafting has grown into a strong and abiding friendship. We are true soul sisters. 

My card today features Art Expressions "Laughing Set". One of my goals for 2022 was to send a RAK card each month and you guessed it, this is going to Pat.



Please join us to celebrate that special gal in your life. You have two weeks to play along at Cupcake Inspirations. Check out our blog, we have a special sponsor.

There is a $25.00 credit Crafty Meraki's shop for two lucky winners!

 


Monday, April 25, 2022

They say it's your birthday!

Happy Monday! Hope you all have a creative week! April is a busy month for me with birthdays! I have 5 birthdays to celebrate in April! You can never have enough b-day cards in your stash. 

May be an image of cake and text


This week's challenge at Inky Paws.  is just the challenge to boost your stash of birthday cards. We are hosting a birthday theme. How fun!

My card today was made especially for my niece Sarah. It features  Newton's Nook's "Newton Loves Cake".

Today's musical inspiration needs no introduction!


You have two weeks to celebrate with us 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 6, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.


 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Coming up Roses


 Happy day to all of you! Today is a reminder day. You have till Friday to play along with our sketch challenge at Inky Paws.

Yes, I know this sketch seems to be a bit daunting, but I have faith in all of you. Show me the crafters you are!!

Today's card features "Heartfelt Roses" by Newton's Nook.

This song should be able to inspire you !!


You have one more week to share your sketch with us 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 22, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.


Hello

 

Happy Easter Morning. I hope all of you had a blessed holiday if you celebrate. The DH and I kept a low profile. Just a nice dinner. 

 
Today starts a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. A bright color challenge of orchid, lime and yellow.

We are being sponsored by -





                                                 Prize: $10 Credit to the shop
 

 The "hello" black sentiment on my card was colored over with a black glaze pen. This gave the sentiment impact and a bit of depth and shine.


I must confess when I first made this card for the challenge, I forgot to look at what the challenge was and made the card with totally different colors.
 



You have two weeks to play along with our orchid, yellow, and lime color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Don't forget our sponsor Verada Sharma. 


Monday, April 11, 2022

Seas the day

Good morning everyone! Hope you are doing well and spending lots of time crafting! I have been a crafting fool since I quit my job.

Today starts a new challenge at Inky Paws. Today we have an interesting sketch. I cannot wait to see how all of you interpret this sketch. I gotta say this one was tough for me and I went quite literally.


My card today features the "Seashell Roundabout" from Newton's Nook.  I kept my card very CAS and lots of pristine white space.

 
 
Musical inspiration is from Mr. Bobby Darin. This song is a favorite of mine!


You have two weeks to get a share your sketch with us 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 22, 2021 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.