Saturday, June 29, 2019

Halloween Card in June

Okay... I made one more card for the Inky Paws 100th challenge. I couldn't help myself I had to use my favorite Newton's Nook Hoppy Halloween stamp set. You know when you see a stamp set and just have to have it? That's how I felt with the Hoppy Halloween set. 💜

To create this card I combined the first Inky Paws challenge which was a sketch with the color challenge #82. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Patterned papers are from the Boos & Brews paper pad by Doodlebug Designs (2016). The sentiment was heat embossed and to add some sparkle a few sequins were added. That's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!

I'm entering this Halloween Card into the copy cat color challenge.

Sketch:
July 26, 2013

Color Challenge #82
October 1, 2018

Friday, June 28, 2019

Butterfly Little Moments Card

Happy Friday! This Butterfly Little Moments Card is probably my last entry into the Inky Paws 100th challenge. I used a former sketch from challenge #46. You can find my original card for this challenge HERE. The mouse and butterfly image is from the Garden Mice stamp set are by Newton's Nook and it was colored with Copic markers. Some pretty butterfly paper from the Sunshine & Good Times/Amy Tangerine paper pad by American Crafts (2017) is one of my favorites and I admit to hoarding it. It was paired with Purple Posey gingham paper which is a new color by Stampin' Up!. A little green twine from The Twinery was added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Challenges entered: Creative Fingers (Anything Goes), Inky Paws (100th Challenge) and QKR Stampede (Anything Goes).

May 1, 2017

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Koala Nice Day Card

Hello! The summer heat has kicked in and it's super sticky and hot outside. This time of year I run my errands at night and stay indoors all day. Since it feels tropical outside I thought I would make a tropical inspired card to play along with the Inky Paws 100th challenge. The koala image is by Newton's Nook called Pina Koala and it was colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Some fun patterned papers from the Hello Sunshine paper pad by Fancy Pants Designs (2017) were selected. A piece of green apple cardstock stamped with a texture stamp anchors the image and the sentiment is from the Garden Mice stamp set by Newton's Nook. That's it. I hope you're staying cool and enjoy the rest of your day.

This Koala Nice Day Card is entered into the following challenges:

Photo:

July 17, 2017

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Newton Harvest Blessings Card

It's nice to take a break from summer colors and make a fall inspired card. This Newton Harvest Blessings Card was inspired by a former color challenge at Inky Paws from September 2014. This challenge was  before I found Newton's Nook stamps, so I wanted my chance to play along. I really fell in love with the inspiration photo and had to use it as my copy cat entry for the color challenge. The stamp set used is called Autumn Newton and the images were stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. Then the images were die cut with the coordinating dies. For the background I did some ink smooshing with Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass distress inks. The plaid paper is by Lawn Fawn and was die cut with the Newton's Nook Frames & Flags die set. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered:

September 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Nice of You Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share this Nice of You Card that I made for the 100th Challenge at Inky Paws. For this card I revisited Sketch #89 from January 14,2019. For a link to my original card click HERE. This card features an image from the Garden Mice stamp set. The image was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. It was fun selecting the patterned papers! The floral and gingham are from the Spring Fling paper pad by Echo Park (2019) and the pink paper is from the Watercolor paper pad by Lawn Fawn. A texture stamp was used on the die cut circle with Pool Party ink by Stampin' Up!. The twine came from the packaging of my last Newton's Nook order. It was just sitting on my craft desk and it seemed appropriate to use it on a card with a Newton's Nook image. Well, that's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Inky Paws Sketch #89:

Thoughts for You Card - TMS #509

Welcome and happy Tuesday! This weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. I decided to use a branch in place of the line element and used my favorite retired Best Birds stamp set by Stampin' Up! to make this card. This Thoughts for You Card really came together quickly and I plan to make a couple extras to have on hand. We would love for you to play along with us this week! You have until Sunday 8 pm EST to link you creation. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration.

Challenges entered: Make My Monday (Begins with the letter B), 2 Sisters on the Blog (Things with Wings) and Crafts Galore Encore (Anything Goes).

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sketch #509:

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hoppy Together Card

Hooray for the weekend! While my hubby took a nap this evening I finished this Hoppy Together Card. I'm using some of my favorites! My favorite color combo is purple, green and yellow and I love the bunny stamps by Newton's Nook. The stamp sets featured include Woodland Spring and Bitty Bunnies. You will find bunny items all in my house, from pictures on the walls, ceramic decor and purple bunny curtains in my craft room. I just adore bunnies!

The layout for this Hoppy Together Card is from Freshly Made Sketches. Once the images were stamped with Memento black ink they were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. When I was making this card I was thinking anniversary. My parents have their 48th coming up in a few days. Well, that's it! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered:

Sketch:

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Loveable Llama Birthday Card

Hello! For the next couple of weeks Inky Paws is celebrating their 100th challenge. It's fun to look back and I found the first time I played along and it was challenge #32, you can see that card HERE. For the celebration you can pick your favorite color, sketch and theme challenges and play them again. For this Loveable Llama Birthday Card I picked challenge #54 to use polka dots. I love to use polka dots and decided to ink one of my newer stamp sets called Loveable Llamas by Newton's Nook. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Three sequins were added for sparkle and a small butterfly from the Newton's Birdbath stamp set. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered:

August 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bee Happy Card - TMS #508

Happy Tuesday! It's the middle of June and the official start to summer is almost here. I'm not a hot weather fan, so I will be happy to stay indoors and craft! I hope you're in the crafting mood, because today is the start of another sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I was inspired to create a scene using a new stamp set and coordinating dies by Hello Bluebird called Bee Happy. This weeks sketch was designed by Debbie Foster and I can't wait to see how you use it. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered:

Sketch #508:

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cool Cat Father's Day Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing the card I made for my dad for Father's Day. He is one cool cat, so I used a fun image by Newton's Nook along with papers from the Beach Day paper pad by Carta Bella (2016) to make this card. The image was stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. Then it was die cut with the coordinating die. A cross stitched oval was die cut and Tumbled Glass distress ink sponged on to add some color. Finally the sentiment was stamped and adhered. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenges entered: Cardz 4 Guyz (Father's Day), Crafty Cardmakers (Masculine), Crafty Gals Corner (You're the Man), Cut N Crafty (Father's Day or Card for a Man) and Dragonfly Dreams (For a Man/Boy).

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Rainbow Colored Birthday Card

Good day crafty friends! This morning I was up much earlier than usual, so I seized the extra time to make this Rainbow Colored Birthday Card. The colors were inspired by the Inky Paws challenge and you can never have too many birthday cards. Copic markers were used to color the Newton's Birthday Trio image and then it was die cut with the coordinating die both by Newton's Nook. Sitting on my craft desk was the little yellow bird/chick leftover from making Easter Cards, so I added it next to the birthday word bubble. The candle and striped paper are by Doodlebug Designs from the So Much Pun paper pad and the orange polka dot paper is by Bo Bunny. Three green sequins finish it off and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges entered:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Speedy Recovery Card - TMS #507


Hello and happy Tuesday! Today is the start of new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is super easy and versatile for holidays or everyday. I decided to make a recovery card using the One The Mend stamp set by Lawn Fawn. This is one category of cards that I don't have many in my stash. Can you tell the background paper is little pills? It's by Doodlebug Designs and is from the So Much Pun 6x6 pad (2018). I'm looking forward to see how you use this weeks sketch! You have until Sunday at 8 pm EST to link your creation. Click HERE for all the design team inspiration and challenge details. Thanks for stopping by!

Sketch #507:

Friday, June 7, 2019

Butterfly Gala Note Card

Happy Friday! I think I figured out why I haven't wanted to make much lately... it's time to clean. My work space is overflowing and I desperately need to organize. So, that's what I need to do. It will make finding things easier and maybe then I won't be so frustrated. Are you a messy crafter like me, or are you the organized type? Feel free to share any organizing tips that help keep your crafty space under control.

Earlier this week the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog was released. Lots of pretty new products! I was thrilled they carried over the Butterfly Gala stamp set from the occasions catalog. The colors were chosen from the Bird Ballard dsp and include: Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight. After stamping the butterflies with Memento black ink they were colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Once the butterflies were punched they were adhered to the embossed panel (retired Garden Trellis embossing folder). The sentiment was stamped, fussy cut and layered onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock that was die cut with a Stitched Nested Labels die. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Dog House Note Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share my latest card that I made for the anything goes challenge at Catch The Bug. It may have taken me three days to make this Dog House Note Card, but at least I finally finished it. The image is called Dog House by Bugaboo Stamps and it was colored with Copic markers. A mix of patterned papers were used, the floral is from the Patio Party paper pad by American Crafts (2017) and the green gingham is by Recollections. The sentiment and flower were selected from my bin of extras and I punched some green leaves to accent the flower. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Floral Be Joyful Card - TMS #506


Good day crafty friends! It's Tuesday again and that means the start of another sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by Debbie Foster and I paired it with an image by Unity Stamps called Be Joyful. The patterned papers are from the Bloom paper pad by Crate Paper (2015). A little yellow butterfly and glimmer dots finish of this Floral Be Joyful Card. We would love for you to join us this week! Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and crafty day!

Sketch #506: