Friday, February 24, 2017

Tag You're It-Guest Designer

I was fortunate winner of the Tag-You're It! Challenge #64 and was asked to be their guest designer for Challenge #66.  Here is the amazing inspiration tag:

And here is my interpretation of the tag. I used Newton's Nook Designs' Beautiful Blossoms and Newton's Summer Vacation. The flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir markers with a touch of sparkly gel pen. Distress Ink was used to stamp the leaves before adding the flowers with some foam tape. I finished it off with some twine. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

IPC#40--Color Challenge

IPC#40--Color Challenge

It's time to announce another Inky Paws Challenge!  
This challenge will go for two weeks, so be sure to ink up your Newton's Nook Designs stamps and join in the fun!  

Here's my card to inspire you!
Love You, Magical Dreams, Darling Hearts Dies

I just loved these soft colors. I started using embossing paste and a stencil. Once the paste was dry, I used distress inks to add the background colors. I then stamped the black and white stripe and added a strip of black card stock.  I used Newton's Nook Designs' Magical Dreams. I colored this darling dragon with Spectrum Noir markers and added some sparkle with a gel pen. I then die cut the heart--NND's Darling Hearts Die Set. I finished it off by using my label maker to make the sentiment. 

Please visit the new Inky Paws Challenge Blog to link up as well as to more amazing inspirational projects!


Happy Purr-thday

It's always a good day when I get to play in my craft room. I pulled out some kitty stamps from My Favorite Things.  I just love this sassy cat from Cool Cats!  ~Debbie

Welcome Little One

Here's a baby card using YNS-Woodland Cuties. I colored the fox with Spectrum Noir pencils. The dies are from MFT. The final touch was some sparkly silver stars!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #40 Reminder

I wanted to remind everyone that you have until Friday, February 17 to link up for our sketch challenge at Inky Paws Challenge.

Here's another card to inspire you!
This little gift bag features Winston from the Campfire Tails set!

 Remember, you have until this Friday, February 17, 2017 at midnight CST to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our inky paws Challenge here


Sunday, February 12, 2017


Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

We are sponsored this week by STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations is generously providing a $15 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner.

Here's my inspiration card.  
My card features STAMPlorations' Bold Sentiments-Cherish set. I heat embossed the Love sentiment on black paper. The die cut the tag (MFT) and added die cut hearts (Technique Tuesday). I found some black and white pattern paper to add some variety. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Uniko-5th Birthday Card

Uniko is celebrating their 5th anniversary, and I wanted to celebrate with them.  I used their Natures Treasures II stamp set. I heat embossed in white then used Distress Ink. I added a bit of Washi tape and heat embossed the sentiment. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

ICP#40--Sketch Challenge

Inky Paws Challenge #40

It's time for another chance to get your paws inky!  This bi-weekly challenge is a:

Sketch Challenge
Create a project using the above sketch.

The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have 
TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, February 17, 2017 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?  Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 

Here's my card to help inspire you! 

For my card I stamped the raccoon image then masked it.  I then watercolored the background and colored the image with Prismacolor pencils, I embossed a strip, cut some banners, and assembled everything. 

Products used from Newton's Nook Designs: NND Raccoon Rascals

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Take a Break

Here's another coffee card. This one features a coffee cup from Paper Smooches and a fun sentiment form Hero Arts. The coffee papers are scraps I've been hoarding.  Unfortunately, I can't remember the company. 
Anyway, I'm thinking a coffee gift card would be a perfect addition when I give this to someone special!

I pulled out an old coffee stamp set to play with a couple of challenges. This set is from The Alley Way, who unfortunately is no longer in business. :(
I added the fun sentiment from Gerda Steiner Designs because seriously...there is no way I would forget coffee!  LOL

CIC392-Gerda Steiner Designs

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

We are sponsored this week by Gerda Steiner Designs.

Gerda Steiner Designs is generously providing a $15 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner.

Here's my inspiration card.  This darling little unicorn is from Gerda Steiner's Moody Unicorn stamp set. I totally love this cute, whimsical guy!  I stamped him on some Lawn Fawn's plaid paper and colored his mane with Spectrum Noir markers. I added some banners and a black enamel dot. Pretty simple card, but I love how cute it turned out! 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

{heart) coffee

Here's another card I whipped up this afternoon. I wiped on Hero Arts and Distress Inks to create the background. I die cut the coffee cups and coffee sentiment from white card stock. I then die cut the heart and added some shimmer. I attached all this to some pink card stock and adhered to an embossed card base.  Thanks for stopping by!

How've You Bean--Newton

With a bit of time to play in the craft room, I wanted to play with several challenges. Here's my tag featuring my favorite kitty--Newton!

(Yippee, Newton's Nook Designs is sponsoring this challenge!!)