Sunday, March 29, 2020

Loads of Love IPC 120

Happy Monday!
Welcome to a NEW Inky Paw’s Challenge!
Check out the AMAZING sketch we have for you!

When I created this card, I had no idea that the whole world would have a staycation.
It is amazing how much life can change in two weeks.
This card is for everybody out there.
Sending you LOADS OF LOVE

Loads of Love a card by Diane Morales using the Love Quarry Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

I used the dump truck from the Love Quarry Stamp Set as my main element.
Printed paper from my stash makes up the background for this card

On top of that, I created the background element using the Land Boarders Die Set.
My sentiment is stamped on the banner element that I created with kraft cardstock.
 I hope you enjoy my take on this challenge.
 To play along use the link in the challenge picture above!
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Stay safe out there

Best Wishes

Monday, March 23, 2020

Easter Lily and Spring Colors IPC 119

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

I used these beautiful challenge colors and I created this card.

Easter Lily's a card by Diane Morales using Easter Lily Stamp Set by  Newton's Nook Designs

In the background is the NEW PETITE FLOWER STENCIL using the challenge colors.
On top of background is the Frame with the scallop on the inside

inside the frame is the EASTER LILY’S STAMP SET and sentiment
I made this card for my dad.
A little story. I am VERY allergic to Easter lilies.
I can not even be in the same room as these lilies they affect my breathing.
When I turned 50 years old, my dad came over with a huge bouquet.
He had totally forgot I had this allergy, he just being an awesome dad
bring his daughter a bouquet of flowers.
Not wanting to sadden my dad, I left the flowers in the house thru my birthday party.
By the end of the night I was wheezing.
Every time I see this stamp set, it will always remind me
 of my dad and the night, I almost died on my birthday.
 Miss you dad.
 I love you very much!
In these unusual times make sure to hug your love ones.
Don’t forget to spend some “YOU” time.
Send a card to a friend
We are all in this together.

Have a great week.


Monday, March 16, 2020

Blue Sky Again IPC 119

Who’s ready for a new INKY PAWS CHALLENGE!
This challenge is a favorite of mine!

Ok the rules are simple.
 Grab you favorite Newtons Nook Stamps
 use the colors in a creative way.
Here is my take on the challenge!

Blue Skys Again a card by Diene Morales using  Umbrella Pals Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Newton fans know the UMBRELLA PALS stamp set has been out for a while.
I have had this idea in my head for that long!
Idea complete!
I chose the bear umbrella, because in my mind bears can be
ANY color, like a Care Bear.
I already knew I wanted the background to be lilac and blue.
That left the pink and yellow color for the bear.

Just kept the coloring simple.
Using the RAINDROP STENCIL and Distress Oxide Ink I inked up my raindrops.
I purposely kept my edges lighter to have a faded look.
Kept it simple by stamping my sentiment on the front.
I placed my card on a base that was die cut from the
When I finished, I took a good look at my card
and decided it was too FLAT.

I grabbed my bottle of Glossy Accents and coved
 some of the drops around my umbrella.
And that completed my inspiration!
Now it your turn!
How will you use these great colors?
Don’t forget
To share with us on social media using

Bye for now
Have a great week


Monday, March 9, 2020

Spring Time IPC 118

Who is ready for the second half of the current Inky Paws Challenge!
In case you did not know here is the current challenge.
For this half of the challenge I used the Hop Into Spring Stamp Set.

Spring Time a card by Diane morales using the Hop Into Spring Stamp Set by Newrton's Nook Designs

I colored in my stamped image first using my favorite bright Sharpie colors.
I then went through my paper stash and found this large colorful polka dot paper.

Just a white panel with the sentiment brakes up 
the colors of the bold polka dot background.
A simple but bold card that is sure to brighten someone’s day.
Now it is your turn!

You still have one more week to play along with the current challenge.
Don’t forget to tag your projects using

Have a great week


Monday, March 2, 2020

Seeing Spots IPC 118

Time for a NEW Inky Paw’s Challenge!
Ready to see spots!
I am struggling with a craft rut lately.
Everybody goes thru ruts where nothing inspires you or everything is boring.
I’m not sure HOW I came up with the idea to make my own polka dots.
Maybe it was just the desire to create something from scratch.
I told myself to just try, and I love the results!

Seeing Spots a card by Diane Morales using  Newton's Crafty Cardio Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

First thing you need is this pencil or one like it, with a FLAT ERASER!
 I chose random bright colors and just started laying down dots.

I know my dots are not perfect and my lines are wonky, that OK!
This is about being creative and having FUN!

I used Distress Oxide Ink
 This MUST BE heat set or you dots will smear!
When my dots dried, I used Newton’s Crafty Cardio Stamp Set
I colored my stamped images to match the background.

The whole card has a kind of 80’s flair to it!
Bright and cheerful!
I hope this inspires you to create a fun card or project
and share it with us!
That’s all for now.

See you next Monday with some new inspiration

Have a great week