Sunday, April 15, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #70

This biweekly challenge is a:
Sketch challenge
It's time for a new challenge at Inky Paws Challenge!  
Create a project using the above sketch.

You have until Friday, April 27, 2018 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Here's my inspiration!

Wanted for being awesome by Debbie features Newton Rides West by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
I decided to go with a wild west theme using the  Newton Rides West stamp set!
I stamped the background, added brads, and put a touch of twine to add masculine touches. 


This biweekly challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.

Bugaboo Stamps is generously providing a $12 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we provide a cupcake to inspire you to create a card  or other craft project following our suggested theme or colors.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):

Now for my inspiration:

I used Bugaboo's darling Kawaii Kitty Ice Cream image. I had so much fun coloring it, and it's only $1.00!  Seriously you can't beat that price!  If you haven't been to Bugaboo, I would highly recommend visiting, there are so many amazing images!  

Challenges I'm entering this card:
Catch the Bug Challenge April--Anything Goes

May Your Day Be Wonderful

Loving this new Frappe stamp!  
I just love my daily Frappe!



I'm still playing with Lawn Fawn's Rub-a-Dub-Dub stamp set.
This set is so much fun to create little bathroom scenes!

Addicted to CAS Challenge #163

Happy Birthday to You

I am loving this new balloon die set from Newton's Nook Designs.  It's so easy to make shaker cards!  
I thought it would be fun to add a second balloon, but this time with Newton taking a ride!
Supplies (all from Newton's Nook Designs):

Challenges for this card:

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #69 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still 5 days to play along with our latest Inky Paws Challenge!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our Theme Challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.  It's a THEME Challenge: Birthday!

Here's my inspiration:

Celebrate by Debbie features Newton's Birthday Balloons, Birthday Essentials, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
My card features Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set, Birthday Essentials stamp set, and Frames & Flags die set.  I thought it would be fun to have Newton fly high above all the little houses on the background paper!  I added a bit of bling by paper piecing a balloon from glitter paper and adding a couple of sequins.

Additional Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #163 Balloons, Bunting, Presents in honor of their 7th Birthday!

CIC443 Reminder--Sugar Pea Designs

There's still 5 days to play along with our 

latest Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

We are sponsored by Sugar Pea Designs who is generously providing our randomly chosen winner with a $25 gift certificate.

This is a theme challenge--bunnies!
Below is the cupcake image to inspire you to create a card  
or other craft project. 

Here is my inspiration:

My card features a sweet bunny from Paper Smooches Spring Fling stamp set. I did some fussy cutting and added the clouds and umbrella from Paper Smooches Sunny Side Up retired stamp set. I used distress oxide inks to create the background. The die cut I used is the Frames & Flags die set from Newton's Nook Designs and the sentiment is from NND's Newton's Rainy Day stamp set. 

Other Challenges I'm entering this card:
Paper Smooches--April Challenge

Addicted to CAS

INKspirational Challenge #158 Rain

You're Kinda a Big Deal

The last hours of spring break are winding down, so I wanted to squeeze in one more post.  It's been such a fun week not having any worries and getting to play in the craft room and enter lots of challenges!  This sweet card features a hippo from My Favorite Things--BB Happy Hippos. Super CAS and fun!

Challenges for this card:

Happy 2nd Anniversary!!

Rain, rain, and hopefully some shine!

Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for less than a year, I'm finally understanding that it rains a lot!  The last few days have been very soggy!
To honor this rainy season, I created this card using Newton's Nook Designs' Newton's Rainy Day stamp set. I used alcohol ink to create the background and Distress Oxide Ink with a stencil to create the "raindrops." 
Here are some challenges I'm entering this card:
(Wish I had a more snarky sentiment!)

Catapult's 6th Birthday

It's Catawhatapultalina's 6th birthday!

To celebrate we are throwing Catapult a surprise birthday party, 
complete with party favors!  Shh!
These fun treat bags are a combination of Newton's Nook Designs stamp sets:
Uplifting Wishes
Newton Loves Cake
Furr-ever Friends (the little halo above my little "devil's" head!)

Inside the favor is some confetti from 
Newton's Nook Design's Balloon Shaker Die, 
a Kit Kat, and, of course, some kitty treats!  

I'm hoping a female feline's birthday counts!

Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop

I had time to squeeze in a card for this worthy cause.  My card features You're Claw-some from Lawn Fawn.  Isn't it fun and perfect for this hop!  

Friday, April 6, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Need a Pug?

Here's another one of today's cards. This one features this darling pug from Newton's Nook Designs.

I again used the CAS(E) Sketch.

Thinking of You

I'm so excited to have extra crafting time during spring break.
Here's a card featuring Altenew's Bejeweled Stamp set. I was inspired by the sketch and colors below: