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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Create From Your Stash

 I should of had this post done for first thing this morning but the day has gotten away from me.  It has been a cleaning day for me.  The weather is gorgeous so it always inspires me to clean my screened in porch which lead to sweeping out the garage.  One thing always leads to another.

For today's challenge on Splitcoaststampers, Vickie is our hostess and she challenged us to go to our stash and make a card with Autumn Leaves.  I dug through my stash and pulled out one of my favorite Newton's Nook Stamp sets called "Autumn Mice".  The paper I used was from Newton's Nook called "Autumn".

I colored the image with my copic markers and then cut it out and made a tag with the image.  I found the sketch challenge over at Inky Paws Challenge and decided to make my card using it.  I just turned my card upside to give it a little different perspective.  
Thanks to Vickie for a great challenge this month for us and thanks to Inky Paws Challenge for providing such a great sketch challenge.



Monday, September 26, 2022

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2239

 Today I made a card for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2239.  This week is being sponsored by Beccy's Place.  


For my card I was able to use an image from the Snow Time Digital Stamp Set.  On this amazing stamp set, there are 3 snowman images and 5 different sentiments to pick from.  
For my card I decided to use a simple layout because I wanted to focus on the adorable snowman.  I printed the image off and then colored it with my copic markers.

My copic color choices were:
Red - R27, R24, R22
Orange Nose - YR16, YR12
Green - YG17, YG13, YG11
Hat - C7, C5, C3
Yellow Stars - Y19, Y15
Brown - E33, E31, E50
I always love to go around all my images with BG000 to make it pop.  

I then cut the card down to 4 x 5 1/4 and added a 1/2" strip of red striped paper and a 1/4" strip of green paper to the left side of card.  I then backed it with a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of red cardstock.

What a simple card but this snowman is just so adorable and fun to color.  Special thanks to Beccy's Place for sponsoring PIP Challenges this week.







Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge

 I have been having fun with some new Stamps and Dies I recently purchased from Vintage in KC (my favorite paper arts store in our area).  They are designed by Newtons Nook Designs.  I decided that I would check out the Inky Paws Challenge this week and make a card for the challenge.  The challenge this week is a color challenge.

I always love color challenges.  For my card I am using one of their new fall stamps called Harvest Haul.  I stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest Paper and then used the matching Die to cut the image out.  The background paper is from their Autumn Paper Pad which is a really nice quality paper.  The oval die and scalloped oval dies are from their Oval Die Frames Set.  
The small fall leaves are from the same set as is the sentiment at the bottom.  I am loving my new purchases of Newtons Nook Design stamps and dies.  






Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dueling Darling 2

 The 15th of the month is here which means it is time for the Dueling Darling 2 challenge.  This month our hostesses were Terry and Darlene.  Darlene sent me an adorable kit that was so fun to make something with.  The challenge this month was "Free For All" and Darlene sent me some fun freebies that she had collected over the years.

For my card I used a little stamp from Inkadoo and the sentiment was from a little set from Taylored Expressions.  The flowers are cut with a flower die from Taylored Expressions.  I tried my hand at stamping on ribbon with a stamp set from Taylored Expressions.  The ribbons are from American Crafts as the papers are also from American Crafts.  I added a gem from The Paper Studio in the center of the flowers.  I cut out the hearts from one of the pieces of paper that Darlene sent me.

What a fun challenge this month.  I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

You can see the other cards by clicking their names below.


Monday, September 12, 2022

PIP Challenge #2237

 Today's challenge #2237 for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges is being sponsored by Jan's Digi Stamps. 



For my card today I was able to use the digital stamp "Crafty Friends".   I have alot of crafty friends so not sure who will get this card but I sure had fun coloring this image with my copics markers.



I printed the image off on my printer and then I cut it out with the MFT Stitched Mod rectangle die.  I also added the sentiment at the bottom.

Thanks to Jan's Digi Stamps for sponsoring PIP Challenges this week.  You need to check out their store because they have some beautiful stamps and they are having a nice fall sale right now.

I am also adding my card to Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges where the challenge is Anything Goes.


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #181

 I was so excited when I went in to our local paper arts store to find she had ordered some Newton's Nook Designs new fall stamps and dies.  Well that is a real weakness for me because I love their stamps.  I decided to make a card for the Inky Paws Challenge #181 with my new purchases.  


For my card I used the new stamp set called Autumn Oval.  I loved coloring this fall scene with those adorable pumpkins.  I used the Oval Frames Dies to cut around the stamped design.  I love shaker cards so I fussy cut the center of the stamp out and added some clear acetate.  I then added thin strips of foam all around.  I stamped the sentiment on a yellow piece of cardstock and cut it out with the same oval die as the stamp.  The scalloped oval is also from that die set.  These gorgeous papers are from Newton's Nook Designs called Autumn and they are such nice papers.  So fun to play with.  

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and thanks to Inky Paws Challenge this week to get me in the fall spirit.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Holiday Cheer

This month I was asked to be a guest designer for the Fan Club Christmas Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  This challenge is for fan club members.  If you are not a fan member, please join.  The ideas and inspiration you get from being a fan member is just amazing.

Of course I had to use one of my favorite stamp sets from Newtons Nook Designs called "Festive Fawns".  I just loved coloring the image with my copic markers.  I used a small tree diecut I had and the stitched hillside die from Lawn Fawn.  Such a fun card to create.  


Create From Your Stash

 I should of had this post done for first thing this morning but the day has gotten away from me.  It has been a cleaning day for me.  The w...