Friday, May 16, 2014

Finally . . . some cards!

Hello Everyone,

Sorry this blog has been so quiet lately . . . work and kid activities have kept me busy!  I am trying to get back to blogging and have some projects to show you from the past few months . . . .

To begin--I made some card sets for my kids' teachers for Christmas.  It was a 4 card set using Summer Fresh from Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn stamps.  I found some great inspiration on Pinterest!  So I listed the Lawn Fawn stamp sets and the link back from Pinterest as to where I found the inspiration.

Card #1:  Feel Better

Stamps Used:  On the Mend (Lawn Fawn)


Card #2:  You're Awesome

Stamps Used:  So Much to Say, Sharp Backdrops

Card #3:  It's Your Birthday

Stamps Used:  Year Three


Card #4:  Thank You

Stamps Used:  Friendship Grows

So glad you could stop by today!  Have a great weekend, and I hope to post again soon!

Chris




Friday, February 7, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs--Inky Paws Challenge #6

Hi Everyone!

Sorry this post is so long in coming . . . first there was back to school . . . then came Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and of course Christmas--it has been such a busy time in our household!  Now we are in 2014  and I am hoping to get back into posting a card or project a little more often.

So let's start off with this card I made for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #6--a color challenge.  I found this patterned paper in my stash from We R Memory Keepers that coordinated so well, and then added in a few sequins (my new favorite embellishment :).)  So here is my card:

Loves Mew!
Stamps:  Newton's Antics (NND)
Ink:  Memento
Patterned Paper:  We R Memory Keepers
Cardstock:  Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold (PTI); 110 lb White (Michaels)
Misc.:  Copics, Sequins


I also wanted to share with you a picture of my little helper assisting with some ribbon:

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

Chris


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!

Chris 




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!

Chris





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!

Chris