Sunday, March 24, 2019

Flower Power IPC 94


Today starts a NEW Inky Paw’s Challenge.


We have some beautiful spring colors for you to work with.
When I saw these colors, one thing came to mind…. Flowers!!

Flower Power a project by Diane Morales | Flower Trio Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I created flowers that need no water and stay in bloom forever.
For this project I went with the obvious choices for using the colors.
Green as leaves, white for sentiment, and pink and blue for the flowers.
I die cut out all my flower pieces first, mixing sold and printed paper.
Then, I cut out all my leaves and got ready to assemble.
Using a cake pop stick, I attached my flower to
both sides of the stick using hot glue.


I glued my leaves on next, being very random like nature.
It is important to make sure that everything is dry and cool to 
the touch before you take the next step of gluing the flower into the pot.
In case you are wondering I found the tiny
flower pots in the garden section of Walmart.


Finally, I created my tags for the flowers using the small banner 
and the
The “dirt” is just cardstock that is shredded.
I am in love with the way this project came out.
The Flower Trio Die Set in the perfect shape flower
and is just the right size for cards as well.
I hope this inspired you to come up with your
 own creation using your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamps

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now
Diane





Sunday, March 17, 2019

Think Spring IPC 93


It’s a SPRING theme for the current Inky Paws Challenge!



I just love spring!
This is my first spring in Texas, I am excited to see
all the wildflowers that are starting to appear.
With all this color in mind, I came up with this card.

Think Spring! a card by Diane Morales | Loads of Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The feature of this card is a stamp from the
If I could ride a bike, this is how I envision myself.
Pedaling down the street with a basket full of flowers.
I kept the colors cheerful and bright.


For the background,
 the Bold Blooms Stencil was my choice.
Just an extra pop of flower to make this card complete.
Now it is your turn.
You have one more week to show us your version of Spring!

Thanks for dropping by.

Hugs
Diane



Sunday, March 10, 2019

Easter Bookmarks. IPC 93


Hello Everyone!

Just in time for spring we have an AMAZING challenge for you!



March is already here, Easter is just around the corner.
With that in mind, I came up with this quick and fun idea
maybe for an Easter Baskets or just fun surprise.

Easter Bookmarks a project by Diane Morales| Easter Pile Up Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs.

When I first saw the Easter Pile Up Stamp Set,
this was the first idea that came to my mind.
This project starts with the base of the tag.
 In my case, these tags are cut from heavy cardstock
using my Silhouette Cameo.
Using the Bokeh Stencil Set, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
 I created background texture on the blue cardstock.


Changing things up a bit, I embossed my sentiment on the tags next.
This allowed me to see how much room I had left to
 place the “grass” and image the bottom.
Next, I stamped and colored the CUTE images
These bookmarks are going to younger kids, so I choose VERY bright colors.



My “grass” come from the Sea Borders Die Set.
The grass is die cut out and inked in with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
I assembled my bookmarks and added a handmade tassel.
Now it is your turn!

 Get the bright colors out and your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamp Set
and show us your version of Spring!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have an amazing week!

Hugs
Diane



Sunday, March 3, 2019

May Your Days Be Filled IPC 92


Where does the time go?
We are at the second half of the Inky Paws Challenge
Here is the sketch we have for you.


We are having some dreary days here in Texas.
Time to brighten things up bit.

May Your Days Be Filled a card by Diane Morales| Loads of Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I had a blast creating this card, and it all starts with the background.
Using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I blended the Distress Ink 
together using brightercolors merging into a lighter color at the bottom.



Next step, the background element.
This comes from the Small Postage Edged Rectangle in the Framework Die Set.
Die cut out a piece of white cardstock, then line up the edges TO THE RIGHT,
 running the die thru the machine again to create the element.


Using the Loads of Blooms Stamp Set, I stamped and die cut out my images.
Using Sharpies and Distress Ink, I colored everthing using bright colors.
My final touch is the “grass” at the bottom. Using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, 
The “grass” is inked on white cardstock and die cut


I added my sentiment, assembled my card,
and add some flowers for color.

I love the way this card came out!  
What fun it was to find a way to interpret this
sketch in such a colorful way.
I hope this inspires you to be bold and have some fun with the sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Diane









Sunday, February 24, 2019

What's MOO! IPC 92


Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge.
This one will stretch those crafty muscles.

I been going thru a creative rut right now.
When this happens, I usually thumb thru my stamp sets for inspiration.


What's MOO ! a tag by Diane Morales | Farmyard Friends Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I came upon the Farmyard Friends StampSet and this set inspired this project.
I chose to create a tag using some fun orange printed paper from my stash.
 The background element using the Tumbling Heart Stencil.
This is embossed on Kraft card stock.



The forward element features the cow from the
Farmyard Friends Stamp Set and my sentiment.
For a pop of color, and the final element, I added grass using the



 Simple yarn bow finishes this tag.
Now it is your turn!
What will you create using this sketch?

Thanks for stopping by

 Huge Hugs

DIANE













Sunday, February 17, 2019

Feline Good IPC 91


We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge!
Check out these challenge colors.



Lots of fun, right!
Using the challenge colors, I came up with this card as my inspiration.

Feline Good a card by Diane Morales | Newton's Sweetheart Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The start of this card is the background.
 I applied Distress Ink in gradient colors.


At the top Hickory Smoke, followed by, Spun Sugar, and then Pickled Raspberry.
I tried to keep my colors kind of equal, 
but with a good blend where the colors meet.
Next, I stamped and colored my imaged from the
Newton and his girlfriend are enjoying a “Catppuccino” together.
    I colored this image using colors that would POP against the background.


Finally, I made a bold choice and stamped my sentiment right on
to my stenciled background in black ink.

Now it is your turn, what will you create using the challenge colors?
Use the link in the challenge picture above
to show us your projects.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Diane










Monday, February 11, 2019

BIG Wishes IPC 91


Happy Monday everybody!
Today starts a NEW Inky Paw’s Challenge.
My favorite kind of challenge…
IT’S A COLOR CHALLENGE!

Using the challenge colors, I came up with this gem!

BIG Wishes a card by Diane Morales| Holding Happiness Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

This card starts with the background.
Using 3 of the challenge colors and the Argyle Stencil Set
I came up with this fun plaid background.


Wanting to create something unique, I chose to go with a shaped card this time.
The Holding Happiness Stamp Set is my featured image.
This stamp set is the perfect fun touch for my card.


Finally, it would not be a card without the use of the 
The Stitched Banner from this die set was perfect 
complement for my sentiment.

Now it is your turn, use the amazing challenge colors and
 YOUR favorite Newton's Nook stamps and create your own fun project.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Diane