Monday, September 26, 2022

Little Things

Happy Monday. Well fall did blow in on Thursday and the weather has been refreshingly cool. Something about being able to put on a sweater makes me happy. Thankful for these little things.

Today we start a new sketch challenge at Inky Paws. I decided to turn the sketch on it's head, being as I am partial to vertical cards.

Today's card uses lots of fun product from Newton's Nook. "Paw-tumn Newton", "falling leaves" stencil, and "fancy edges tag" die set,


I am not really familiar with this group- One Direction, but their song "Little Things" is just so sweet.


You have two weeks to play along at 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 October 7, 2022 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.

 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Fragment Friday

 

Welcome to Fragment Friday. I am calling my tile this week "Under the Big Top".  Patty picked the fragment this week. A wee bit more to this one than last weeks. Charlie Cote is a fellow Zentangle friend will be joining us for FF.




Have a great week and see you next Friday!




Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tangle Tuesday

 

It's Tuesday! So that means it is Tangle Tuesday. Today's tangle is courtesy of Sim Tangle. This hexagonal tile is sold by Marguerit Samama

To jazz up my tile I just had to add a bit of bling!


Monday, September 19, 2022

Hey there pumpkin

 

I just love making Halloween cards, I think I have mentioned this a time or two before. LOL!!  The colors for the challenge at Inky Paws were perfect for a weener card.

There is still time to play along at Inky Paws for our fallish color challenge. Orange, lime green, black, and cream. We haven't had much action for this challenge and I don't understand. These are great colors. So much can be done with them. 


Today's card features the following product from Newton's Nook. The flying bat stenciled embossed on the back card stock, the jack-o-lantern stencil, a great new layering stencil from NN, and lastly "Newton's Perfect Pumpkin" stamp set.


Today's musical inspiration is called "A summer song" but really it's about the end of summer and fall starting. Perfect for this time of year.


You have one more week for our 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 September 30, 2022 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.

 

Friday, September 16, 2022

Fragment Friday

 

 


Welcome to Fragment Friday. Today's fragment is from fragment grid found on the blog Kunstkramkiste.


The fragment B1, that I used is a relatively simple one, but as my buddy Patty said, sometimes the easy ones are the hardest.  


 

Have a great week and see you next Friday!


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Tangle Tuesday


Hi everyone!! It's Tangle Tuesday. Today's work was a labor of love. I took a class on accordion books from Vintage Page Designs. This spinning accordion book was a bit tricky but so cool when it finally worked out. 


 My book is about doorways and each panel is a different door. I had to draw eight doors, for four panels!




This spinning book is a great way to display your basic Zentangle tiles also. More to come on that.


Monday, September 12, 2022

Be thankful.


Good day folks. What a sad week. The beloved Queen Elizabeth has died. My mom was such a fan,  you might even say she was her girl crush. Minutes after I heard she died, my brother called me to tell about her passing. We both said that mom was probably at the pearly gates waiting to welcome Elizabeth.

Today we have a new challenge for you at Inky Paws. the colors we would like you to use are orange, lime green, black, and cream. getting into those fall and Halloween cards. Expect a bunch of them from me in the next month or so!

Today's card uses "Beautiful Blossoms", the sentiment is from "Autumn Newton" and the speech bubble die set. All from Newton's Nook.

Today's musical inspiration is in honor of Elizabeth II. God bless the Queen.

You have two weeks to play along at our 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 September 23, 2022 at MN CST. The winners will be announced on the following Monday at  Inky Paws.


Friday, September 9, 2022

Fragment Friday

Welcome back to Fragment Friday! Today's fragment was hosted by my buddy Patty.  We are studying Fagment E4.  I spent several hours working this one out until I had something I was happy with. I photographed it and when I was reviewing the images, I just wasn't happy. So like any good crafter- I added bling! And my heart sang!

Here is Patty's fragment study.


Take care and have a great week!


 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Featured Guest for Newton's Nook

 

This week Newton's Nook is featuring all of the Inky Paws design team on their blog!  The week will be full of inspiration using products from Newton's Nook. I am excited to share my creation today  using products from Newton's Nook. Make sure you check out the NN Blog each day to see what my fellow DT has to share.

The loss of a pet is so hard and making a pet sympathy card can be so difficult. The trick is to keep it simple.  For my card today, I die cut a heart from the heart frames die set. I then stenciled a rainbow of stripes using the "Retro Sun and Palm" stencil set. (This is favorite of mine for the stripes, which I use in a variety of ways) I die cut a scalloped panel using the "Frames and Flag" set. To add some needed texture I embossed the panel using the "Tumbling Hearts" stencil. This is great way to get double duty from your stencils. I didn't have a specific pet sympathy sentiment, so I added a sentiment "Thinking of you" from the Floral Roundabout set. You don't need specific sentiments. You can always find something in your stash that will work. I die cut my cat and have him/her crossing the rainbow bridge. Newton's Nook also has dog silhouettes dies.

The inside of my card uses a sentiment from "Heartfelt Roses" and the paw prints are from the "Catitude" set.

Be sure to check out the Newton's  Nook blog for more Inky Paws inspiration! Also, don't forget to visit Newton's Nook to see all the products I used today and you will find even more to inspire you. Let me know what are your "go to" NN products!

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Tangle Tuesday


Welcome to Tangle Tuesday! Last week was a week playing and trying some new things. I started by just mixing watercolor on each tile and then tangling over the shapes. I kept the tangling simple to not lose the shapes and to highlight them. Some I like better than others, but it was a fun experiment.