Thursday, September 5, 2013

Newton's Nook Designs--Inky Paws Challenge #2

Hello Everyone,

Long time no see!  It is always so busy at back to school time!  This morning I took some time out to make a card for Newton's Nook's Inky Paws Challenge #2.  I just love Newton, as he looks so much like my own two kitties (and to answer Jennifer's question from the last challenge, their names are Jake and Elwood :). )

So here is this month's sketch challenge:

And here is my take on the sketch:

I just love all the fun things you can put in the wagon--such a cute stamp set!

Stamps:  Wagon of Wishes (Newton's Nook Designs)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock: Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, and Rustic Cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Simple Stories

Thanks for stopping by--if you haven't checked out Newton's Nook yet, you can so so here!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Newton's Nook Designs--Inky Paws Challenge #1

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a great summer!  There is this great new stamp company, called Newton's Nook Designs.  I had to order their kitty set when I saw that Newton, their mascot, was an orange tabby like my two kitties!  So with just the day to go, I have a card made for their first challenge, which is a sketch challenge:

So my card uses one of the adorable kitty images from Newton's Antics, of course!  I heat embossed some pawprints for the background, then had to add some sequins (my new obsession :).)

Stamps:  Newton's Antics (Newton's Nook Designs); (for the gingham mat, I used WMS Gingham & Co).
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento), Versamark
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink, Gina K Designs
Patterned Paper:  Simple Stories

I can't wait to see what other cute kitty designs Newton's Nook comes up with--hope you have a great weekend!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Clearly Besotted Challenge #2

Hello Everyone,

This month's Clearly Besotted Challenge was Seeing Spots!  As I love polka dots, I couldn't wait to play.  I knew what stamps I wanted to use, but it took a long time for me to figure out how I wanted to use them. So here is my card, just under the deadline!

Make a Wish

Stamps:  Make a Wish (CB)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (SU), Nautical Blue, Bamboo Leaves, and Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Fine Linen (Patterned Paper too), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Misc:  Ribbon (SU)

Thanks so much for visiting!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Card Camp, Week #2, Day 1

Hello Everyone!

Here are my creations using Week #2's colors, and sketch #3:

Happy Birthday, Party Animal

Once again, I have created a trio of cards (I am working so hard on a Christmas present!  :) ).  All my previous sets have included a regular card, a square mini card, and a tag (you can see the two previous sets here and here.)  For these cards I used the color scheme of the week, and incorporated sketch #3 into the main card.

Main Card:

Mini Card:


Stamps:  Tiny and Tremendous Treats:  Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Spring Rain (PTI)
Misc:  Ribbon, Copic Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope that you had a fabulous weekend!


Summer Camp 2, Week #2--Kid's Gallery #2

Hello Everyone,

Just stopping in to share another one of my daughter Julie's cards for Summer Card Camp!  This card is based off of Sketch #1 for Week 2:

Happy Birthday

She had so much fun making a circle card!

Stamps:  Tremendous Treats:  Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Misc:  Button

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2, Week #2--Kid's Gallery #1

Hello Everyone,

My daughter, Julie, has also been really enjoying Summer Card Camp!  Here is her card based on Sketch #3 and the Week 2 Colors.

Happy Birthday
I really love her coloring :).

Stamps:  Tiny Treats:  Birthday (PTI), Half Pint Heroes (WMS)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  New Leaf, Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Misc:  Copic Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by!


WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #16 AND Summer Card Camp 2, Week #1, Day 5

Hello Everyone,

For this card I combined the WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #16 Challenge with Summer Card Camp 2 Inspiration from Week 1, Day 5.  I really liked Kristina's Window Card, and the Monday Mood Board Colors coordinated with one of the additional week 1 color combos.

So here is my card!  Making a window card was fun, and I really liked the colors.  I am also really loving using Very Vintage Florals, it is just such a fun set with so many possibilities!

Thanks so Much

Stamps:  Very Vintage Florals (WPlus9)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White, Lemon Tart (PTI); Core'dinations; Green Acres (WPlus9)
Misc:  Patterned Paper (Pebbles), Ribbon, Rhinestone

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Summer Card Camp--Week #1, Day 2

Hello Everyone,

I have really been enjoying Summer Card Camp this year--I feel like I am learning so much!  For this card, I was inspired by Jennifer's card on Day 2, Week 1.  So here is my take, using the week 1 colors:

Happy Birthday

I love the look of getting all the different colors on the stamped image!

Stamps:  Graphic Greetings:  Birthday (TE)
Cardstock:  Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White (PTI); Teal (SU)
Ink:  Memento
Misc: Twinkle Goosebumps

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2, Week 1--Kid's Gallery #3

Hello Everyone,

One last card today for the Summer Card Camp Kid's Gallery:

My son, Kevin, decided he would make a card too, using the challenge colors!


I love how he layered all the different sports balls!

Stamps:  All Star Team (PTI)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  Michaels

Thanks for stopping by!


Summer Card Camp 2--Week 1, Kid's Gallery #2

Hello Everyone,

Here is my daughter Julie's second card for Week #1, using Sketch #2:

Party Animal

I love how she did the arrows and used the embossing folder!

Stamps:  Tiny and Tremendous Treats:  Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White, Orange Zest (PTI)
Misc:  Embossing Folder (Sizzix/SU), Punch (SU), Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!


Summer Card Camp 2, Week 1--Kid's Gallery #1

Hello Everyone,

My kids have also been having a great time with the Summer Card Camp.  Here are their awesome cards:

My daughter, Julie, has been working with the colors and sketches from week 1.  Here is her card for Sketch #1:

It's Your Day
I really like how she inked the sentiment in different colors!

Stamps:  Think Big Favorites #2, Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Ink:  Memento
Cardstock:  Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Misc:  Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Summer Card Camp 2--Week #1

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a great week!  I have been truly enjoying Summer Card Camp 2, reading and watching all the great videos!  Here are my first cards--I used the colors of the week, and Sketch #1.

It's Birthday Time!

I'm continuing with my theme from the Pre-Class Challenge, putting together a trio of two cards/tag.  I really liked how Jennifer made the banner open and how she stamped the text on the diagonal along the sides of the banner, so I tried it out myself.

Here is the main birthday card--with little pirates for little boys:

And the mini card and tag, for a gift bag or present:
Stamps:  Tiny and Tremendous Treats: Birthday (PTI)
Cardstock:  Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink:  Coastal Cabana (SU), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc:  Copic Markers, Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by--have a wonderful weekend!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Pre Class Challenge #1

Hello Everyone,

Once again, I am barely making it by the deadline--but at least I made it!  I am so excited to be participating in the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2. I did #1 two years ago and just loved it, and am ready for #2!

Class starts tomorrow, but there were two Pre-Class Challenges--a color combo and a sketch.  I had a great idea for the color combo:

I made this trio--a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 in card, a 2 3/4 in square card, and a tag--I often make up gift packages of cards for Christmas, and I think this would be great to include!

Here are the individual cards:

Happy Birthday!

And the mini card and tag:

It doesn't look like you can see it in these pictures, but the frosting on each of the cupcakes has a layer of Glossy Effects on it to make it shine :).

Stamps:  Tiny and Tremendous Treats, Birthday and Valentine (PTI)
Cardstock:  SU, PTI
Patterned Paper:  SU
Misc.:  Glitter, Glossy Effects, Copics, Ribbon

Now I didn't have time for Pre-Challenge #2--but my daughter did!  Here is her card:

It's Birthday Time!

Stamps:  Tremendous Treats Birthday (PTI)
Cardstock:  PTI
Ink:  Memento
Misc.  Markers, Chalk Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you tomorrow in camp!


WPlus9 Monday Mood Board #15

Hello Everyone,

I am just getting this one in before the challenge closes . . . here is the inspiration for the latest Monday Mood Board at WPlus 9:

And here is my card:

My Dear Friend

Stamps:  Pretty Patches:  Umbrella (WPlus9)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Rosebud Pink (Memento), Chalk Ink (Colorbox)
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White (PTI), Sahara Sand (SU)
Patterned Paper:  Bitty Dot (PTI)
Misc:  Sequins, Embossing Folder (SU)

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend--see you next week for Summer Card Camp 2!  Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge 31

Hello Everyone,

I have been wanting to post this card since last week . . .  so better late than never!  I played along with the TAWS Be Inspired Challenge 31, which used this photo inspiration:
Most people seemed to see lots of red and blue . . . for some reason I saw more of a berry sorbet and a hawaiian shores in terms of colors!  So here is my card:

Hey Cupcake

Stamps:  Hey Cupcake (TAWS)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock:  Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  MME
Misc:  Stickles, Copics

Thanks so much for stopping by--hope you have a great 4th!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink June 2013 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today I have a card for the PTI June Blog Hop Challenge, which was to use gold accents on your card.

My mom had asked me to make her a wedding card for an upcoming event she is attending, so here is my card.  I used a Freshly Made Sketch, #14, as an inspiration and made my card a 5.25 inch square.


Stamps:  Make a Wish and Make a Wish Additions, Enjoy the Ride (sentiment), Background Basics:  Birthday Fun (PTI)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch (Memento)
Cardstock:  Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI), Tan (my stash :) )
Misc:  Clear Embossing Powder, Button, Twine, Gold Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by, can't wait to see all the wonderful gold creations!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Muchas Gracias

Hello Everyone,

Today I have a quick card to share . . . my oldest daughter made this card a few weeks ago for her Spanish teacher, and I thought she did an amazing job on it and wanted to share:

Muchas Gracias
(Stamps:  PTI)

Sorry the picture isn't the best, we took it late in the evening :).

Thanks for stopping by today, hope that you have an awesome weekend!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Clearly Besotted Challenge #1--Take Two!

Hello Again,

I had so much fun playing with the digital images from Clearly Besotted that I had to make a second card!  With this card I colored in my image with Copic Markers, added some stickles, and die cut a shaped card from my Cricut.

Happy Birthday to You

Stamps:  Digi Image (CB)
Cardstock:  Autumn Rose, Stamper's Select White (PTI), Pink Pirouette (SU)
Misc:  Copic Markers, Nestabilities, Cricut, Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Clearly Besotted Challenge #1--Anything Goes!

Hello Everyone!

One day while reading some blogs, I discovered Clearly Besotted Stamps--love their designs!  And whereas I don't have any yet (hopefully I will fix that soon :) ), they do have some great free digi images I could use to enter their first Challenge!  So I played with the images a bit, and here is the result:

Thank You Very Much

Stamps:  Digi Image (CB)
Cardstock:  Royal Velvet, PTI
Misc:  Ribbon, Sequins, Nestabilities

Thanks so much for stopping by!