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!
Also tag us using
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.

Also, tag us using


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


Monday, December 2, 2019

Many Thanks! IPC 112

Who’s ready for a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!

Yes folks, create some snowy fun!
Check out my project!

Many Thanks a card by Diane Morales | Penguin Pile Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

It all started one evening when I was up in my crafty space.
I was messing around with the Evergreens Stencil.
 Just using scraps of leftover paper and color plucking whatever ink
 I grabbed from the ink drawer.

I ended up choosing a gray scrap and
Black Soot Distress Ink.
I inked out the trees and loved it.
Then I got an idea to make it even more awesome!
I made a quick mask for the trees.

Using the Petite Snow Stencil and Simon Says Stamp 
White Pigment Ink, I stenciled on some stars in the background.
The Penguin Pile Stamp set is my featured image.
Muted wintery colors are what I chose to color in my
 penguins with in keeping with the snow theme.

My sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set.
This is embossed onto the front of my card
with white embossing power.
Using the Mountains Stencil, I turned the stencil upside down 
and using the same pigment inks as before.
 This created the snow drifts at the penguin’s feet.

I had an awesome time creating this project!
My favorite part is the use of
 unconventional colors for a holiday card.
All by accident!
I hope this inspires you to mess around in your crafty space 
and see what you can come up with
 using the challenge theme!

Tag us using

Have a wonderful week


Monday, November 25, 2019

Deck the Halls IPC 111

Welcome to the second half of the Inky Paws Challenge.
Using the challenge sketch

I came up with this fun holiday tag!

Deck the Halls a Tag by DIane Morales | Ornament Shaker Die by Newton's Nook Designs

A combo of printed, white cardstock, and circle die from my stash to create the base of my tag.
The ORNAMENT SHAKER DIE is my choice for this tag.

Red cardstock and a fun sentiment from the
make my tag ready for the holidays.
For a touch of green, I used the Autumn Leaves Die Set
A tag would not be complete without the small banner from 
What a fun challenge this is!
I hope you play along with this challenge.
Tag us on social media using


Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday


Monday, November 18, 2019

Santa Village Tag IPC 111

Time for a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!
Check out this amazing sketch!

After staring at the sketch for a little bit
I came up with this tag!

Santa Village Tag a project by Diane Morales | Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I started the base of my tag by using a
 combo of printed paper and ivory cardstock and the

On top of that I used some circle dies from my stash
 and the Village and Santa from the

I used a flag from our favorite die set
to create the across element of the sketch.

This sketch is a fun one!
I hope you choose to play along and share on social media 

using the #inkypawschallenge
And #newtonsnookdesigns

I hope you have
an amazing week


Monday, November 11, 2019

Hogs and Kisses IPC 110

We are at the halfway point of the current
Here are the challenge colors.

As you can see,
no holiday card by me!

Hogs and Kisses a card by Diane Morales | Oink Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I just wanted to have fun with the colors.
 because pigs are pink, I chose the
everything else fell into place.
 to create the white hearts on my teal background.

The green is my grassy hills using the
I attached all of this on the
Large Scalloped Rectangle from the

I hope this inspires you to break out your favorite
Newtons Nook Stamp Set
and craft up something fun.
Thanks for stopping by
Wishing you all “hogs and kisses”

Have an amazing week.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Merry and Bright IPC 110

Today starts a New Inky Paws Challenge!
Check out the amazing colors we have for you!

I came up with this fun shaky card.

Merry and Bright a card by Diane Morales | Holiday Fringe Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I used Sharpies to keep things bright and cheerful and added in the orange 
and yellow colors to make the challenge colors pop.

The hardest part was to decide where the colors would go.
The FRAMES SQUARED DIE created the base for my shaky.
I used a heart shaped die from my stash to create
the cutout for my shaky.

I created my own smaller sentiment banner from the
Small banner in the FRAMES AND FLAGS DIE SET.

First, die cutting out the banner ON THE EDGE of a piece of cardstock.

Second, insert the die cut piece back in the die in reverse.
line it up to the size you want.

Third, die cut out

 I hope this inspires you to use the challenge colors
And have some fun with our newest challenge.

I hope everyone has an awesome week!

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, October 28, 2019

Boo HOO IPC 109

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paw’s Challenge!
Check out this challenge!

I love this time of year.
It’s time to transition from the spooky good fun of Halloween
 to the milder Thanksgiving holiday.
I used the BOO HOO STAMP SET and created this fun card.

Boo HOO a ard by Diane Morales | boo hoo stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I am totally into Distress Ink 
on a background.
I blended in these three colors, 
Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean,
and Tumbled Glass to create the background.
On top of the background, I used the CASCADING STARS STENCIL and these items.

I smeared the Texture Gloss on top of the stencil.
After scraping of the extra gloss off, 
I sprinkled
 Ranger Holographic Powder on top of that.
Remove the stencil, but
Just let everything dry.
The results are AMAZING!

Texture and sparkle!
Adding a finishing touch, I used the
to create the grass in front of my fence.

What a fun challenge!
I hope this inspires you to create and share it with us!
Thanks for stopping by.

Have an amazing week.