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Inky Paws #97 Challenge

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Inky Paws Challenge #97

I am getting into the Inky Paws #97 Challenge just under the wire with this spring card.

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I used some fun NND products to create this card:

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I started my card by trimming watercolor paper a little smaller than the card base, stamped with the small flower, heat embossed in white and inked with squeezed lemonade oxide ink.  I then die cut the stamped edge out of thick white cardstock and the scalloped frame from watercolor paper and inked with mermaid lagoon, mowed lawn, and twisted citron oxide inks.

Next, I stamped the blooms on the bicycle, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out, tho you can use the coordinating dies to make it easier!

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For the final touches I added the sentiment embossed in white on a black banner with pop dots.  The embellishments I used are coordinating colors of sequins and nuvo drops.

Thank you for stopping by!


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Inky Paws Challenge #95

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Inky Paws Challenge #95

I love the Newton travels stamp series and wanted to color with them again, so I picked the Newton Dreams of London for this sketch.  I just was in England for 3 weeks visiting a friend and loved the red phone booths and double decker buses I saw everywhere!

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I wanted this to be a pop of color card of the British flag colors (and a yellow raincoat!).  To start my card I stamped white thick cardstock repeatedly with the I love London sentiment in black versafine for a crisp background and then die cut with a stitched frame.  I then trimmed a strip of alcohol marker paper, stamped with the photo booth, double decker bus, and Big Ben masking the bus, and colored with copic markers.  Next, I pop dotted this slightly closer to the top of the card.

For the banner, I die cut some watercolor paper and inked with blueprint sketch oxide ink fading as it went to the bottom of the banner.  It gives a really nice rainy sky to pop the red and yellows!

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I stamped the Newton with umbrella and another Big Ben, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out, but they do have the coordinating dies to make it easier!  For the clouds, I die cut a scallop piece using the thick white cardstock and stamped the ever cute sentiment with the black versafine ink.  I glued the Big Ben down and pop dotted the Newton and the cloud and put the banner down the center of the strip.  Since I was making this a masculine birthday card I just added one stitched cloud as my embellishment.

You still have time yourself to join in the sketch challenge and have a chance to win $20 to the store!

Hope you enjoy the card and wish me luck!


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Hello Spring!

I am entering this sweet card into the Inky Paws Challenge #93 using the Newton’s Nook Designs Woodland Spring stamp set!

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Inky Paws Challenge #93

I am loving the soft pastels of the Spring that is popping up on cards lately and the Woodland Spring stamp set is perfect for the soft colors.

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I started my card by die cutting some flower pattern paper and the stamp die and adhered to the front of the card.  I stamped all the images from the Woodland Spring stamp set, colored with copic markers, and die cut out using the Woodland Spring coordinating dies.

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I then die cut out the stitched banner, inked with old paper oxide ink and stamped with the sentiment.  To make it go with the lamb, I crossed off you and wrote “ewe” to add a little whimsy to the card.  Next, I die cut layers of the hooray, and inked the top on with spun sugar and worn lipstick.  I die cut the HELLO part from my cameo and inked the bottom of the letters with old paper.  I adhered all of these to the card base.

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To finish the card, I added the images (all soft and cute!) and added pearl stickles to the center of the flowers and some sequins.

I am entering this challenge near the end, but you can still see if you can create a fun card to enter too!

Have a happy spring day!


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Inky Paws Challenge #78


Inky Paws Challenge #78

The theme this challenge is summer and I am glad NND is hanging onto summer as long as we can!  Some leaves are already changing for me here in Minnesota, and I am not ready!  For this challenge I chose to use the Summer Scoops stamp set to create a bright and fun birthday card.

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I went with a simple design and used:

Inside, I added a cute little ice cream with that amazing sentiment!

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Such a fun, bright and easy card to create!




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Inky Paws Challenge #76

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Inky Paws Challenge #76

Summertime at our house is all about the watermelon and this challenge was so fun to make a card that reminds me of my summers!

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To create this card I used:

To make this card, I started by repeatedly stamping the let’s chill from Newton’s Nook Designs Summer Scoop stamp set with memento black ink.  I trimmed it to fit a little smaller on the bottom right and adhered to my card base.  I angled the wicker pattern paper and trimmed to fit the card.  I then die cut the pattern paper with stitched die and adhered at a angle over the wicker paper.

I die cut the 4 black stitched squares from dies and heat embossed the sentiment with white.  I then stamped the ice cream bars, colored with copic markers, and added some small black nuvo drops. Next, pop dotted the squares and then pop dotted the watermelon ice cream bars on the squares.  For my embellishments, I added a variety of enamel dots to the top left corner.

Inside, I die cut a stitched rectangles from black cardstock and the wicker pattern paper.  I then stamped the sentiment on the wicker paper and then added an extra watermelon ice cream bar.

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Love the way this card came out with the watermelon ice cream bars and the angle of the paper!



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Inky Paws Challenge #75-Cute Animals


Inky Paws Challenge #75- Cute Animals

I almost didn’t enter this challenge because I don’t have (yet!) any of the adorable Newton stamp sets, but I decided this frog definately counts as cute!

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I had purchased this paper a few months back and knew I wanted to use it with the Newton’s Nook Design stamp sets: Knight’s Quest and Once Upon a Princess.  That saying is perfect for the pattern paper of crowns!

I decided to color the images bolder than the paper to help them stand out and popped them out of stitched circles.  The pattern paper is die cut from a stitched rectangle and pop dotted in the center of the card base.  I die cut the other side of the crown pattern paper from a cloud die and glued behind the castle.  The banner I stamped with the sentiment and heat embossed with black.  For my embellishments, I added some bright enamel dots in varying sizes.

Inside, I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock and trimmed to fit the scallop frame.  I die cut a second cloud from the pattern paper and added a colored tree.


I love how the images really pop against the paper and the non traditional colors of the castle, makes it very girly!



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Inky Paws Color Challenge #74

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Inky Paws Color Challenge #74

Really loved the softness of these colors and new I wanted to portray that in my card.

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To create this sweet card, I die cut two stitched rectangles and I softly inked the smaller one with light greens and blues.  I used the princess from Newton’s Nook Design Once Upon a Princess stamp set and colored with copic markers.  Next, I die cut a stitched banner, heat embossed the sentiment in white, and then inked with blue and pop dotted.  I then die cut the stitched cloud and added some blue sequins above.

Inside, I die cut another stitched rectangle, heat embossed my sentiment in white, and then inked with the green and blues.  I added a stamped princess that I colored with copic markers.  In the top corner I added a stitched cloud.


Cinderella is and always will be my favorite Princess and I love how this card reminds me of that!