Sunday, January 27, 2019

Itty Bitty Treats IPC 90

Welcome Everybody!

 Today starts a NEW Inky Paws Challenge!
With February just around the corner,
 we have a challenge that everybody's going to LOVE!

My sister is a teacher, and every February comes
 the call to create some cute treats for her class for Valentine's Day!
With that idea in mind I came up with these.

Itty Bitty Treats a project by Diane Morales | Bitty Bunnies Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

These treat holders look complicated, but they’re not.
Here are all the pieces that go into them.

For Each Heart:

Two cuts of the LARGE heart from the 
Two cuts of the LARGE Banner from the
Note: the banner is the base of this treat holder and does require heavyweight paper!
Also, you must use a permanent adhesive style glue such as Fabri-tac 
to make sure the seams stay together.

To Assemble:
Apply glue to the two banner pieces. 
Adhere them together and let them dry.

Apply glue to the heart using the picture below as a guide.

Make sure to keep the glue toward the edge of the heart
Adhere the heart together making sure glue does not close the top.
  If the banner pieces are dry, fold in half to create the base.
The pointed end of the banner is the front.
Attach the heart to the banner base placing the point of the heart between the two banner points.

Attach your favorite NEWTON’S NOOK stamps to the front of the heart.
Pop heart open, add some treats and make someone’s day!


My Newton’s Nook stamp of choice 
for this project is the 
It is so cute and is the perfect size for these hearts.
I hope this inspires you to get to your crafty space and create some treats for friends.

Don't forget to link up your creations in the challenge picture above.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Monday, January 21, 2019

Tropical Toucans IPC 89

Hello Everybody!

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paws Challenge.

This sketch was so much fun to interpret!
Check out what I came up with.

Tropical Toucans a card by Diane Morales | Toucan Party Stamp Set by Newtons Nook Designs

Since it has been so cold in Texas, I wanted to warm things up a bit with a tropical theme.
The background and background element are made of palms from the Hibiscus Die Set.
A white on white textured look, I just love the way it come out.
I layered more of palm fronds, but in green, to make the lush tropical look I was going for.

To the top of that I added my twine (embellishment element)
The front elements of this card come from a basic heart shape.
The heart was stenciled in using tropical colors and my new “BFF” the Plaid Stencil Set.

ToucanParty is the stamp set of choice for this card.
Keeping with the tropical theme, I colored my Toucan and flowers in warm bright shades.

I hope this card warms you up!
Inspires you to create your own card or project to link up with our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.



Monday, January 14, 2019

Snow Much Fun ! IPC 89

It is a beautiful morning in Texas, perfect for a
NEW Inky Paw’s Challenge!

I love a sketch Challenge, and this one is lots of fun!
Check out what I came up with.

Snow Much Fun!  A card by Diane Morales| Moose Mountain Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

If you're anything like me, I always have a bazillion
 different ideas on how to use the sketch.
Because of this reason, I like to break the sketch down into sections.
But… what stamp set to use?
I think That Moose Mountain would be perfect for this challenge!
All I had to do was figure out how to work it into the sketch.
I decided to start with the background of the card
The Frame and Flags Die Setwould make a perfect card base.
I created a card base using the largest bubble edge die from the set and
some printed paper with wintery colors to go with the stamp set.
To form the background element, I used the large
trees from the Forest Builder DieSet.

I selected colors for the trees that complement the background paper.
To tie off the string between my trees, (embellishment element)
I grabbed this vintage tool and popped a couple of holes in my card Base.

On top of that, for the side element, I use the
Sky Boarder Die Set and formed some “snowy Hills”
These “hills” I decided, would be a great place for my sentiment.

 My “moose” colored in more vibrant colors,
 is the featured element on the front of the card.
With my card done, now it is your turn!
You do not have to have a ton of elements like my card.
Just show us your interpretation of the sketch using
your favorite Newton’s Nook Stamps, Stencils or Dies.
 I cannot wait to see what you create!
Thanks so much for taking the time and stopping by.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Newton Celebrates! IPC 88

We are at the halfway point of the current Inky Paw’s Challenge!

Using the challenge colors, I came up with this card to inspire you.

Newton Celebrates a card by Diane Morales | Newton Celebrates Stamp Set by Newton Nook Designs

This is an easy card with a mid-century modern feel.
It all starts with the background.
The base of the card comes from the center part of the Frames and Flags Die Set.
 Die cut out the rounded square piece out and attached it to a card base.
On top of that, I used the Starfield Stencil, but only certain stars on
 the stencil using the blue and red in  the challenge colors.

This is a hold your breath moment, because if you mess up, you will be starting over.
While the stars were drying, I stamped out Newton in a martini glass
I chose the color Newton in neutral colors, so they did not clash with the background.
I added a little bit of bling by coloring the martini glass in with gold metallic watercolor.

Traditional colors went on the olive for just a splash of different color.
With the Stars dried, I added my sentiment using black Versamark ink.
I die cut out my image and attached it to the front of my card using foam tape.
Now it is your turn! Use the challenge colors and your favorite Newton Nook Product
and show us how you get your Paw’s Inky!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have an amazing rest of the week