Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rainy Day Challenges!

This card is my take on 4 different challenges! I chose to do the SCS sketch challenge, color challenge of Bashful Blue Suede Rubies, and one of my favorite challenges the Teapot Tuesday Challenge! The last challenge I have entered this card into is for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use a punch. I chose to use my corner punch, Cropadile hole punch and Nestibilities Die Cuts. The stamp I used was from Clear Artistic Stamps called Flight of My Dreams featuring butterflies, hummingbirds and my stamp of choice for this card, the pretty flowers and sentiment. I figure it was a fitting sentiment as the rain has been coming down hard the past few days. I have to admit that living here in AZ, I don't really want the rain to go away though:)To wrap up the card with embellishments, I used some cranberry colored ribbon and thread it throughout the chocolate paper and added some ruby sparkles to the stamped image!
Thank for stopping by and taking a look at my card!


Simon Says Stamp Challenge
SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge
Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge
Splitcoast Stampers Teapot Tuesday Challenge


Stamps: Flight Of My Dreams; Clear Artistic Stamps
Paper: Chocolate, Colonial White, and designer paper; CTMH
Ink: Chocolate, Lilac Mist; CTMH
Accessories: Cranberry Ribbon, Red Sparkles
Tools: Nestabilities, Cropadile hole punch, and Corner Rounder punch

Monday, January 18, 2010

Good Day!

Hello!I hope everyone out there is having a great day and Happy Martin Luther King Day! Today I decided to enter three challenges. The first is MOJO Monday! I used their sketch to be my layout for this card. The other two challenges were for Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple as well as the Technique challenge! For Clean and Simple, their assignment was to use the color teal. I chose this CTMH paper that I accented with black and white papers. The large teal piece was embossed using a cuttlebug folder and then layered with the rest of the accenting pieces. On a separate sheet of teal paper, I stamped the image which is from the Whispers of Dreams, Serenity Collection sold by Mark's Finest Papers! The image was embossed with black powder and then cut out in a Brick Wall fashion for the technique challenge. I accented with some white organdy ribbon, adhesive sparkles, and my favorite punched out butterfly! Thanks for stopping by!


MOJO Monday MOJO 122

Try A Technique TLC256
Clean And Simple CAS50

Stamps: Whispers Of Dreams from The Serenity Collection; Marks Finest
Paper: Black, White, Ocean; CTMH\
Ink: VersaColor
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Sparkles, White Organdy ribbon

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Morning Martini

Well I didn't exactly drink a martini this morning but I did have a blast creating this smooth drink birthday card! The fantastic martini stamp from Art Impressions was stamped and embossed using black embossing powder. The olive was colored in using a green gel pen and stickles to give some sparkle fun to this card. To finish off the image, I filled it in with liquid glass. The matting was chosen for the the Spectacular Sunday Challenge which brought the challenge of using black, white, and silver coloring! This card was also entered into the Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper Challenge . This week's featured stamper is JDmommy and her gorgeous gallery included the card that I chose as my inspiration for the sketch this week and martini image! Make sure to check out these great challenges! Thank you for stopping by to see my Sunday card! Cheers!

Spectacular Sunday Challenge #42
Splitcoast Stampers Fetured Stamper


Stamps: Martini from Art Impressions
Ink: Versa Mark
Paper: Black and white textured cardstock; CTMH
Accessories: green glitter brads, liquid glass, stickles, green gel pen

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Simon Says!

Simon says try out for our design team! This entry is for the Simon Says design call and is also being entered into their Shabby Chic challenge! The challenge is to make your card have elements of wear and tear. I decided to use one of my favorite Sarah Kay stamps! I just adore these stamps. They are sooo cute! To give this the shabby chic look, I used PrismaColor pencils to color the image to look worn. I also decided to enter this card into the color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. The color challenge was Pretty Chocolate Razzleberries! Doesn't that sound just yummy? I used Pretty pink with hints of Chocolate and a Purple Razzleberry color! After assembling my card I chose to embellish with a chipboard ribbon slider that I sponged with Sunflower and Autumn Terracotta ink. I wrapped some organdy ribbon that I inked with Pansy Purple ink and assembled with a piece of hemp and a cute green mini safety pin! I hope you enjoyed my post and make sure to check out the challenges from Simon says and Splitcoast!

Simon Says Shabby Chic
SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge: Pretty Chocolate Razzleberries: CC253


Stamps: Sarah Kay
Ink: Pansy Purple, Autumn Terracotta, and Sunflower, CTMH
Papers: Bella paper packet, CTMH
Accessories: Chipboard Ribbon Slider, hemp, organdy ribbon, and mini safety pin
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ellie Anne "The Worm"

One of my favorite challenges to join is the Teapot Tuesday challenge in SplitCoast Stampers! This week the teapot inspiration story was titled "Where's the Bad Apple That Put Annie On Her Fannie!" The teapot had a picture of an apple tree with a ladder propped up against it. A part of the cute story behind the teapot talked about a little worm and I just could not wait to use my little earth worm stamp! The layout that I used this week is from the Mojo Monday challenge! I really enjoyed using the sketch and the lightbulb moment that prompted me to turn the sketch 90 degrees made the sketch work perfectly!
I hope you enjoyed my card. Make sure to stop by Mojo Monday and The Teapot Tuesday Challenge for some fun this week!

Teapot Tuesday Challenge MMTPT76

MOJO Monday sketch: MOJO 121

Stamps: Wonderful Charms;CTMH
Ink: Autumn Terracotta, Olive ; CTMH
Papers: Boom Di-Ada; CTMH
Accessories: Autumn Terracotta Ribbon Tounds
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Fun!

Happy Sunday! I woke up this morning ready and excited to get started on some awesome challenges. I have pushed myself again to combine 4 different challenges into one card. The first challenge I entered was the SplitCoast Stampers Featured Stamper Challenge FS153. After looking at the gorgeous gallery by today's featured stamper WeeBeeStampin on SCS, I chose This Card to use as my inspiration. The card I created had to be different from the featured stampers' in 2 or more ways. The way my card was made differently was mostly from the color palette. I used my favorite paper packet called Sonata from Close To My Heart. It has a musical theme which is always something that draws my attention immediately. I love it! Next I changed up her layout just a tad. Her layout was extremely similar to the second challenge I entered CPS or Card Positioning Systems so I just adjusted some of the items to fit. The sentiment used in this card was slightly different than WeeBeeStampin's inspiration. I kept a reference to music as she did however I used a stamp that I own from CTMH called "The Music of Life" The last couple challenges I entered were from Corrosive and Stampin Sisters in Christ. These are brand new blog challenges for me so I had a blast checking out their sites. The Corrosive Challenge #46 wants distressing to be used. I distressed all of the edges on m card very lightly with scissors. I usually like to ink the edges of my projects as well but decided to keep this project looking light. The Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge was to use this scripture: Hosea 6:1 "Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds." The challenge is to make your project look as though it was broken and put back together again. Last but not least I added some pretty embellishments of Cocoa Grosgrain ribbon, Hollyhock Ricrac ribbon, spiral clip a love charm!
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out some of these great challenges!

SCS Featured Stamper FS153
Card Positioning Systems #149
The Corrosive Challenge #46
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #21

Stamps: The Music of Life ; CTMH
Ink: Cocoa; Exclusive Inks CTMH
Papers: Sonata Level 2 paper packet; CTMH
Accessories: Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon, Hollyhock Ricrac ribbon, Love Charm, and Hollyhock Spiral Clip
Tools: Sand paper, Fine point scissors

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year, New Blog

Happy New Year and Welcome to Inky Puppy Paws! I am so excited to share my new blog with everyone! I have decided to begin with a fresh start this year! My previous blog which was both a mouthful to say and complicated to spell is now in the past. I have revamped my blog with a fresh new look and theme which I hope will be easier for everyone to find and enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

For my first card of the New Year, I have decided to join in on a bunch of challenges. The layout of this card is from the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I enjoyed creating this layout using many of the tools I never seem to get out often. The theme of this card was inspired by the Teapot Tuesday Challenge on Split Coast Stampers. This was an amusing assignment to use the theme of a girl who had been done wrong and is now looking for true love. Who hasn't been there? The last two challenges that I have entered this card into are the Cute Card Thursday Challenge to use something new and the Simon Says Challenge to use the theme Hot Chocolate or Pink and Brown colors. I chose the latter using the pink and brown color palette using one of my favorite paper packets: More to Adore from Close To My Heart. My "something new" for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge was my brand new Spellbinders Nestabilities "Labels One". I received these as a Christmas gift from my amazing mom ( you Mom! Lastly I pulled together this card with one of my favorite accessories PEARLS!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my first card of the new year!

Teapot Tuesday Challenge MMTPT75
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 94 All New
Simon Says: Hot Chocolate Challenge
Mojo Monday Sketch: MOJO 120


Stamps: Just Because; CTMH My Acrylix
Ink: Cocoa; CTMH Exclusive Inks
Papers: More to Adore; CTMH Level 2
Accessories: Adhesive backed pearls, Cocoa Grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Coluzzle cutting system, Spellbinders Nestabilities; Labels One, and Fiskars Paper Edgers; seagull.