Monday, July 15, 2024

Creative Crew

 Today is post day for our Creative Crew challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  July 15th is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day so in celebration, our challenge is to make cards with any pet and/or a doghouse on them.

For my card I found an old rubber stamp of a dog house that had been taken off the wood block so I'm not really sure who made this stamp set.  The dog, bowl, and bone are  from "Fetching Friendship" by Newton's Nook Designs.  I colored all the images with my copic markers and then fussy cut them out and placed them in front of the dog house.  The papers I used were from My Dog by Echo Park.

If you would like to check out what the rest of the team came up with, just click on their name below.
Thanks to Jeanette for a great challenge this month.

Monday, July 8, 2024

PIP Challenge #2427

 I am a little late in posting my card for Challenge #2427 for Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges.  Such a nice relaxing weekend that I forgot about my post for today.  This weeks challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles.


I was thinking Christmas in July when I made my card for this weeks challenge.  I ready somewhere that Christmas is only 24 weeks away.  We all know the weeks have a way of going fast.

For my card today I decided to use the adorable digital image Frostella & Ginger Gift.

I hope to see you over at PIP Challenges this week.  It is always fun to see what people come up with.

Friday, June 28, 2024

Challenge Your Stash

 Well today's card was super fun for me.  Over on Splitcoaststampers I am in a group that is called Creating!  Challenge Your Stash.  Each month we have a hostess who comes up with a fun challenge.

Jeanette was our hostess this month and her theme is Bugs!  I thought of several ideas.  Is a Butterfly considered a bug, is a bee considered a bug.  Couldn't decided so I went a totally different direction.

When I was in high school, I had a friend who had a Volkswagon "Bug".  It was so much fun to cruise around town in it.  So when I thought of bugs I remembered the VW beetle (bug).  

The fun stamp set I used was Dare 2B Artzy Groovy Van.  I substituted the vw bug for the van in the stamp set.  The paper is also by Dare 2 B Artzy called Feelin Groovy and Peace & Love.  

Now doesn't this card take you back a few years?  Thanks to Jeanette for the great Challenge.  I doubt this is what she had in mind but thought I would stretch the challenge.

Monday, June 24, 2024

PIP Challenge #2425

 I am enjoying my walks right now looking at all the beautiful flowers that are blooming.  This weeks challenge over at Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges was so fun for me because I got to color some flowers.  The sponsor this week is Beccy's Place.

For my card today I decided to use the image "Thinking of You".  
This image was so fun to color and made a wonderful birthday card.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  You get several sentiments to pick from.  I chose Happy Birthday since I am always looking for Birthday cards.

The papers I used for my card were from The Sunflower Collection by Crafters Companion.  The die I used was Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die.

Thanks to Beccy's Place for sponsoring us at PIP Challenges this week.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Newtons Nook Inky Paws Challenge

 Since it has been quite hot outside, I have spent more time at my crafting table.  I decided to get a jump start on my Christmas cards.  For some inspiration I went to Newtons Nook Inky Paws Challenge.  They are having a sketch challenge this week which I always enjoy.  

For my card I decided to use the stamp set "Snowman Greetings".  I thought this was the most adorable image.  What I love about Newtons Nook Designs is the quality of their stamps.  I get such a clean stamped image every time.
I stamped the image and then colored it with my copic markers.  Such a fun image to color.  I just love coloring snowmen.  The papers I used were Simple Stores Mix & A Mingle.  I love this color combination.

Thanks to Newtons Nook Designs for a great challenge.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Creative Crew

 It is time for another challenge from our Creative Crew group on Splitcoast Stampers.  Barb and Jeanette came up with our challenge this month.  They came up with a fun challenge.  

First off we had the color challenge.
Second we had this sketch challenge.

So this was the card I came up with.  I used the stamp set Newtons Nook Newton Loves Coffee and stamped some of the small images on to a scalloped rectangle.  I then colored the adorable kitty and pop dotted it on to the rectangle.  

Thanks to Jeanette and Barb for such a great challenge this month.

Monday, June 10, 2024

PIP Challenge #2423

 Today's challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies ( is being sponsored by Penguin Palace.

I hope you visit their store because they have some adorable images.  It was hard to choose which one to use for our challenge this week.  I chose one of the images from Milk, Tea, or Me stamp set because I think there is something so adorable about the cow image.

For my card I printed off the image and then colored it with my copic markers.  I always try and match the papers if I can.  The fun paper is Coffee and friends by Echo Park.  I also used a Spellbinders scalloped oval die for the background of the image.  The tag in the corner is from an ephemera pack from the same paper line.  I added a black twine bow in the corner and some enamel dots in the lower right corner.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I hope you check out Penguin Palace because I know you would find something you like.  Digital images are just so easy to store.  


Creative Crew

 Today is post day for our Creative Crew challenge on Splitcoaststampers.   July 15th is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day so in celebrat...