Monday, January 27, 2020

Out of This World ! IPC 115

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge!
Here is our current challenge.
 Inky Paws Challenge

Check out my card!

Out of This World a card by Diane Morales | Cosmic Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

 Looks hard, but it’s not!
First ink up a card base with a light color that is going to pop!

Second, using the Darling Hearts Die Set and some transparent book cover plastic cover, I die cut a bunch of hearts and covered that base color up.

Third, blend in your choice of blue colors on top.
In my case, every Tim Holtz blue I could get my hands on!
I used the darker colors on the edges and light colors toward the center.

Fourth, add a splash of “stars” with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.

Fifth, pull up the masked hearts and admire your work!

To finish my card, I add “clouds” at the bottom using the Sky Boarders Die Set
Cosmic Newton is my featured Stamp Set.

I love to try new things, and this came out better that I expected!
The under-color hearts are SO dramatic!
 I hope you enjoyed MY TAKE on the challenge and my card
 inspires you to create and share with us.
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Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have an amazing week.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

MINE ! IPC 115

Who is ready for a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!
Here it is!
 Inky Paws Challenge

I honestly don’t know where my ideas come from.
When an idea gets stuck in my head, I 
must see it through.
This was the case with this card.

Mine! a card by Diane Morales using the Gull Freinds Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I knew for this challenge I did not wat to do “normal hearts”.
Thumbing through my Newton stamp set I came across my Gull Friends Stamp Set
Then I thought to myself seagulls + sunshine.
I grabbed my Sunscape Stencil and inked up a background
of sunlight using Squeezed Lemonade and Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I also die cut the bottom “sea” part of my card using
the Sea Borders Die Set and some light blue cardstock.
I then colored in my seagulls to match the colors that I had used already.
It is about this time that I realized that challenge was about HEARTS
 and I had NO HEARTS ON MY CARD!!!
In a panic, I started going thru my Newton Stamps looking
 for hearts that would make sense with what I created. 
I found the It’s a Plan Stamp Set with the perfect solution for my dilemma,
Those cute hearts all in a row!
I would stamp my hearts on my sun to “radiate love”
I used Scatted Straw Distress Ink and because I am a messy stamper,
i taped the bottom half so i can stamp the hearts just where i wanted them.

I also stamped in a heart above my seagulls and colored that in with red Nuvo Drops.
I attached all this card together using a base that was die cut from the
Finally, I die cut out the word “mine” using the Essential Alphabet Die Set.
I was just going to keep the letters white, but it looked BORING.
I took a chance, taped my letters down and inked up
the bottom half with the same ink I used for my sun above.
I liked the results and added them to the front of my card to mimic a wave pattern.

And… that is my take on hearts!
 Now it is your turn!
I can’t wait to see what everybody creates.
Don’t for get to tag us on social media.

 Thanks so much for stopping by.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #114

We are at the midway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge.
Here is the challenge sketch.
 Inky Paws Challenge

Here is my take on the sketch.

 A card by Diane Morales featuring the Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs for the Inky Paws Challenge

When I create my projects, I like to thumb through
 my Newton Nook Stamps to see what sparks my creativity.
I came upon the Newton Dreams of Italy Stamp Set and an
 idea immediately jumped into my head.
Using the Curved edge rectangle of the Frame and Flags Die Set
I created the center of the design.

I thought it would be fun to have the bottom part look like water 
and use Newton in a gondola as the features stamp.
I was just going to use printed paper as the background, but after staging 
the card together I discovered that the printed paper was not enough.
Why not add some more texture using the 
Tumbling Hearts Stencil and Distress Oxide Ink.

The rest of my card I kept simple by using the largest heart from 
the Darling Hearts Die Set behind my image.
I also used the “love” part of the die set and 
a WHOLE LOT of foam tape To finish my card.

Just a clean and simple card.
Now it is your turn.
What will you create using the challenge sketch?
Link up in the challenge picture above.
Show us on social media using the following hashtags.
Thanks for stopping by
Have a great week.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy New Year with a Twist!

Happy New Year
Welcome to a NEW Inky Paws Challenge.
Checkout this AMAZING sketch we have for you!

Sketch challenges are my favorite!
I just love to put a twist on the sketch.
And that what I did!

New Year Twist a card by Diane Morales | Lemon Twist Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I just wanted to keep things bright and cheerful.
This decided the theme of the whole card.
I used the Lemon Twist Stamp Set for the featured stamp set.

For the background, I used one part of the Plaid Stencil Set.

Who knew that just three colors could have such an impact!
I just LOVE the way that this card came out.
I hope this inspires you to grab your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamp Set
 and create your version of our sketch!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you have an amazing year full of joy and happiness.



Monday, December 30, 2019

Backround Stash and IPC 113

Happy Holiday Everyone!
Here is our current challenge.

For my last project for 2019, I came up with this card.

 Cheers! a card by Diane Morales| Newton New Year Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I love to create!
when you create a lot sometimes you run out of ideas.
That is where the background stash comes in.
When I’m in a crafty rut, I create backgrounds to wake up my creativity.
I keep them in a little box in my scrap drawer.

I have had some of them for years, just waiting there ready to inspire me
That is how the background for this card began.
I was struggling with coming up with a card using the challenge colors.
I went thru the stash and found this background with teal and texture.
I could not tell you when I created it, or how I made it, 
I just knew that it was going to work for the challenge
I loved the teal and texture, but to add that little bit of extra,
I stenciled balloons on the top

 the BALLOONS STENCIL and Distress Oxide Salty Ocean 
was the perfect touch to make the background POP.
Since New Year’s is knocking on the door, you just must use
Newton popping bottles what a fun idea for the last card of the year!
My sentiment is stamped on a banner from the
To add the silver sparkle, I stamped in champagne bubbles with silver ink.

That is all I have for this year.
Can’t wait to see what 2020 brings.
See everyone on the other side!
Happy New Year

Monday, December 16, 2019

Newton's Snowman IPC 113

Happy Monday!
Today is the start of a NEW
 With THREE weeks for you to play along.
To end the year, we have a COLOR challenge for you!

With Christmas right around the corner,
 I came up with
a quick and easy tag using the challenge colors.

I stared by die cutting out a basic tag shape.
I  lightly sprayed Peacock Feather and Twisted Citron Distress Ink on my craft mat.
 Then smashed my tag shape on the ink to create my background.

While the tag was drying, I colored my kitty and snowman from
I used the challenge colors and a pop of red and orange on the bird 
and snowman to add some interest.

With the tag now dry, I stamped my sentiment from the
At the bottom of my tag
I die cut out my stamped image and attached it to my tag with foam tape.
To add the silver part of the challenge colors,
 I glued on some silver snowflakes from my stash.

So simple to make, this tag took my maybe a half hour to do.
I hope that you liked my take on the challenge colors.
Now it is your turn to play along.
Remember you have THREE WEEKS to link up your project!
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That’s all for now

Have an amazing holiday


Monday, December 9, 2019

Snow Day Fun IPC 112

We still have one more week for the current 
What a fun challenge it is!

 I came up with this fun card!

Snow Day Fun a card by Diane Morales | Newton's Toboggan  Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designss

Newton and his friends are having a blast sledding down the snowy hill
 that was created by cutting white cardstock at an angle.
To add a little whimsy, I created fun and unique background
using the ARGYLE STENCIL SET and Distress Oxide Ink in two colors.

For a finishing touch I added
the snowflakes and sentiment

Now it is your turn!
You still have one more week to post your projects.

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 I hope you have a wonderful week.
See you at the next challenge.