Friday, October 24, 2014

Hello Sweater Weather!

Hi!  I am playing along with the newest Inky Paws Challenge today! I loved the inspiration photo and based my patterned paper choice on the peppermints.  :)  I also added a little sparkle!  Here is what I made:


Did I surprise you by not making a holiday card?  Hee Hee!  I almost did but I when I pulled out my newest Newton's Nook Designs stamps, the sweater weather sentiment from the Holiday Hounds set really caught my eye!  I had this idea and pulled out the Basket of Wishes stamp set to create the card.

The image has been watercolored- I chose colors that I thought complimented the patterned papers I had already pulled out (Mon Ami by Basic Gray).  I stamped the sweater weather sentiment and then decided to add the hello from the Winged Wishes set.  I tried to make it look like it was written with a bit of yarn- did you get that?


I chose a bit of warm gold glitter paper as my sparkle- it's the perfect compliment to this fun image, isn't it?  Seeing all that yarn is making me want to crochet something!  Maybe I'll pull out my yarn later too!

Don't forget to pop over to the Newton's Nook Designs Blog to see what everyone created for the challenge!  I hope you'll get a chance to play along as well!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Cards

Hello!  Hope you're all having a great week!  I have been sick with a cold and keeping a low profile... no fun!  Today I'm feeling better though and thought I'd pop on the computer and share a few cards :)
I made these a few weeks ago for my friend Keisha's Stampin' Up! crop.  She asked me to teach a class using the Wondrous Wreath stamp and die sets.  I wanted it to be good for beginners as well as experienced card makers.  Here are most of the cards from the class:


I used a color palate of Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White.  I added silver in as well, using that beautiful mirrored and glitter cardstocks.


It was fun making a set of cards showcasing what you can do with one stamp set-especially this one!  There are so many things you can do with it!


I think the dies are a must have item if you get the stamps- can you imagine fussy cutting around all the details?  The words are great, too!


There was one more card in the class but the pictures of it didn't turn out very well.  It was the simplest of the bunch anyways so probably less inspiring lol!  I so enjoyed creating and teaching these cards!  I have another class coming up in November- I'm prepping for it now!  Can't wait to share the details...

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you're having a great afternoon!
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release- Christmas Delivery

Hello!  It's our final day hopping with the Newton's Nook Designs holiday release- wasn't it a fun week?  Today's card features another cute set, Christmas Delivery:


I started with a bright red card base.  I stamped holly in red randomly over the left side of the card.  I added the sentiment and also splattered the base with red mist.  When it was dry, I embossed it using a large polka-dot embossing folder.
The image was stamped onto white cardstock and colored using my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I fussy cut around it and then added it, along with a few strips of patterned paper to the card front.  I added some mini staples and twine to finish it off.



Would you like to win “Christmas Delivery”?This set will be given away to one lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

I hope you've enjoyed the holiday release as much as we have!  The stamp sets are soo cute this time around!  I had so much fun with them! :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release- Newton's Curious Christmas

Good morning!  Are you ready for another super cute set from the Newton's Nook Designs holiday release?  Today's set is Newton's Curious Christmas- featuring Newton!!  It's a must have for all of his fans:


I chose the Newton in the tree image for my card, stamping in onto a white card base.  I colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I tried stripes this time so he'd look like my kitty Momo. :)  I added the stars around him with yellow ink and the sentiment off to the left.  Isn't it a fun one?

The papers are from the Echo Park Christmas Cheer 6x6 pad- I am loving it this season!



Would you like to win “Newton's Curious Christmas”?This set will be given away to one lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


I hope you had time to pop through the design team's blogs- they did such a great job with this set! Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments this week- it's been so fun reading them!!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release-Flaky Family

Hello!  Are you ready for the third set in Newton's Nook Designs holiday release?  Today we are featuring the new Flaky Family set- it is all about the snowmen!  


Flaky Friends is such a fun set!  It comes with three different sized snowmen that you can decorate with hats, scarves, and other things to give each one their own personality.  There are also doggie and kitty snowmen!

I kept my card simple, stamping out the snowmen and snow doggie onto white cardstock.  I colored them with colored pencils and added the sentiment to the top.  I also decorated each image with a bit of glitter!  It sparkles so nicely under the light!



Cute, right? 

Would you like to win “Flaky Friends”?This set will be given away to one lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:



I had so much fun with this set!  I know you'll love it too!  For more inspiration, hop through the design team's blogs- they made the cutest things today!!

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Notions Card for the Waffle Flower Challenge

Good morning!  Today I'm popping on early to share a card I made for the new Waffle Flower Challenge!  There are two challenges to choose from this round:



I went with the second one- I was so inspired to create a card with white space!  I wanted to use the Notions set this time and here is what I made with it:


I started with a white card base.  I stamped many of the smaller images up the right hand side of my card with some fun pinks, aqua, and orange inks.  I left the left hand side blank on purpose. :)  I stamped my sentiment onto vellum using Jet Black Staz On ink.  I sewed the panel to the stamped card base using pink thread, creating a messy look on purpose.

Well, I hope you have time to check out this round of the Waffle Flower Challenge!  There is lots of time to play along and there is a chance to win your pick of Waffle Flower stamp sets too!  No excuses hee!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release- Holiday Hounds

Hello!  I have another card for Newton's Nook Designs holiday release to share with you today!  Holiday Hounds is the set we are featuring today and boy is it cute!!  It's full of the most adorable dachshund doggies and silly sentiments to match.  I love it!  Here is what I made:


I stamped the doxie on to white cardstock and colored it using my Primacolor color pencils.  I am really having fun with them this week!  I fussy cut around him and added him to the tag.  I stamped a few light snowflakes around him and the sentiment below so that it looked like he was jumping over it.  I added the tag to the card base, adding a brad and some twine for embellishment.  The papers, tag, and brad are all by Teresa Collins Designs.



Would you like to win “Holiday Hounds”?This set will be given away to one lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:





I can't wait to pull this set out again!  I am envisioning lots of doxie cards this Christmas! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
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