Sunday, August 20, 2017

Never Too Old to Play IPC53


Just a reminder that YOU still have time to play along with our current  
Inky Paws Challenge.

In case your were not aware, we have a Color Challenge.

 Here is MY insperation from the challenge colors.

Never Too Old To Play Card by Diane Morales| Newton Unwinds Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

For this card I went with a favorite of mine, a shaped card.
I chose the"Newton Unwinds" Stamp Set and the 
NEW Pawprint Purrfect stencil, for the front of my card.
 I Love the playful nature of the "Newton Unwinds"
and I wanted my card to reflect this.
  Using just a few of the paw prints on the stencil,  
I inked the space around the sentiment and the kitty
 with some of the challenge colors.

You still have time to play along.
The link closes on Friday August 25th.
You could be the winner of a $20 dollar credit to Newtons Nook Designs.
Thanks for droping by.
 The links to the stamps are listed below.
Thats all for now
and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Newton's Space Odyssey IPC53

It's all about the color for the NEW
Inky Paw's Challenge  # 53

Not going to lie, this card has A LOT going on. But... this was the first design 
I though of when I saw the "Cosmic Newton " Stamp Set 
and the colors for this current challenge.

Newton's Space Odyssey by Diane Morales| Cosmic Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Can I just tell you how excited I was when I saw this set!
 Newton has been everywhere, so why not space!
I used the three colors in the challenge and blended them out 
using a stencil to create the background for our Astro Cat .
 Next, I colored Newton ( in Star Trek colors of course) being carful
NOT to use the colors in the backround.
 I did not want my image of Newton to be washed out.
 I added on Newton and that awesome sentiment with some foam tape.
 Finally, just a little shine from a Sakura Stardust Pen
and I was done!
This card came together so easy, it was scary.
I hope this provides some inspiration for you. 
You do not have to go as crazy as I did.
Just let the colors in the challenge be your guide.
The link for this challenge closes on  Friday August 25th
YOU could win A $20 credit to Newtons Nook.

That's all for now, and thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for stopping by. Links to the stamps are listed below.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Have a Sweet Day IPC 52

Hey Everyone!
Just to let you know you still have time to link up to the current.
Inky Paw's Challenge!
The link closes on Friday August  11th

If you are a beginning card maker, some of techniques out there could be a little much.
There is a lot of crazy backgrounds and ink techniques going on.
Using the sketch challenge above, and my "Party Pops stamp set."
 I came up with this card.
Have a Sweet Day a card by Diane Morales| Newton"s Nook Designs| Party Pops Stamp Set

In the begining of my craft  journey, like most, I started out in Scrapbooking.
 And... like most people I have a huge stash (I do mean HUGE) of printed paper.
So why not use that stash to good use.
This is a three panel card with the center die cut out.
 I want to show off these too cute popsicles from the "Party Pops" Stamp Set.
I took my time and just "procraftinated " with paper and color.
I love the end result and I hope that it give you insperation to join us at the Challenge.
Don't have a Blog, not a problem! You can link up using social media apps as well.
You have till Friday August 11, to win a $20 Credit.
Now go and get your Paw's Inky.
 Links for the Stamps are listed below.
Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Winstons Birthday IPC 52

Hey Everyone!
 Coming at you to day with a post for the current
Inky Paws Challenge.
It's a sketch Challenge for you to get your Paws inky with.
Sketch challenges are always the hardest for me. 
My brain always thinks of a million different ways to configure the sketch
 but this time, I took a different approach.

Winstons Birthday by  Diane Morales | Winson's Birthday Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

I purchased the "Winston's  Birthday" stamp set awhile ago.
Quite honestly because I liked all the little stamps in the set.
I got to thinking, 
"what if  I was to use those little stamps elements as the focus of the card"
That's when it hit me.
Embossing It!

I "versamarked" those cut little accessory stamps on to white paper,
  and emboss over with clear embossing powder.
Added color over that, in my case Distress ink.
It is a leap of faith, when you do this style of inking
because this could turn into a crafty re-do real quick.
This case all was well !
I'm in love with the way it turn out, and 
The Tiny stamps in this Stamp set inspired 
some other cards that I will share later.

That's all for now!
 I hope this inspires you to get out that 
embossing pad and get your paws inky!

As always, links are below.
Thanks for dropping by.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Reach for the Stars sssw

Hello to everyone.

I have a quick post for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
This week it all about the STARS.
What better way to celebrate the stars then by using the cute new  
stamp set by Newtons Nook Designs
"Cosmic Newton"
background STARS layering stencil from
Stampers Anonymous

I was messing around with product one day,
and created the background for this card first.
I inked the stencil in on the card base first.

I thought it looked boring, so I grabbed my jar of Ranger Texture Paste
and smeared a good coat on top of the stenciled image. 
Just for extra sparkle I add some Rock Candy glitter on top of the Texture Paste.
Not only did the glitter stay but it dried in the Texture Paste 
and created a cool Sparkly Texture.

I thought it looked cool, but I did not finish the card 
till the "Cosmic Newton" Stamp Set came out.
Newton in the space ship and the shooting stars was 
the perfect Image to finish this card. 
Hope you enjoyed the card
Thanks for stopping by.
Links are listed below.




Monday, July 24, 2017

Seas the Day IPC #51

Hey Everyone!

Diane here with some inspiration for our current challenge over at 

The Inky Paws Challenge

In case you did not know it is all about the 


For this card I went a little crazy
This look complicated, but it just A LOT of layering.

Seas the Day Card by Diane Morales | Tranquil Tides Stamp Set  By Newtons Nook Designs

As you can see below, I taped off part of my card with leftovers from a die-cut.
The background is simply Distress Ink and a sample of watercolor that is mixed together.
No exact way to do this. I used a Dabber to put down the base color.
When that was semi dry, I just splashed the color on top of that see what developed.

When that part was dry, I just started to layer all the Pieces
 that I had inked and die cut from the Tranquil Tide Stamp Set.
If you can, get the die-cut with this set.
The dies really help to showcase all the cool detail of this Stamp Set.
 Then I stamped in the sentiment and busted into the stash, and grabbed the Stickles
to add a finishing touch of bling to the card.
I had a Blast with this card. Deciding all the colors of this card was the hard part.
I hope that this encourages you to get your paws inky.
 Stamp sets are listed below.
Bye for now!





Monday, July 17, 2017

Tropical Tiki Time IPC#51

Hey everyone!

It's Inky Paws Challenge Time
Perfect for summer weather we are having a
For this card I got to bring out my old friends.


This was one of those cards that I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I am a huge fan of Kraft Paper.  
Kraft paper and bright colors are awesome!
 Some die cut palm trees from " the stash"
 a quick shuffle thru my collection of embossing folders, 
 to add some texture to the plain background.
Such a fun card to make!
I highly encourage you to break into you stash.
Mess around with texture and color.
That what I did for this card with amazing results.
Thanks for dropping by.
Now go and Get your Paws INKY
Links and Stamp Sets are listed below.
 Bye for now


Tiki Time  Tropical Card by Diane Morales  | Tiki Time Stamp Set