Purr-maids by Newton’s Nook

Today I’ll be finishing up this month’s classes at Photo Scraps featuring the Purr-maid stamp set from Newton’s Nook. If you weren’t there, you missed out on another fun class. Be sure you check out my teaching schedule to see what’s in store in the coming months.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencils: Bubbly (*) by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Paint in Picket Fence; Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane; white and gold gel pens
Copics: R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencils: Tropical Fish Stencil (*) by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: White and gold gel pens
Copics:

  • Left Purrmaid:  R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
  • Right Purrmaid: C00, C1, C3, R20 (cat);  BG11, BG23, BG15 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook; Vitamin Sea (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks (*) in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Stencils: Seashells Stencil (*) by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Paint in Picket Fence; white and gold gel pens
Copics:  R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Inks (*) in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencil: Mini Microbial by The Crafter’s Workshop
Embellishments: Oceanside Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps; white and gold gel pens
Copics:  C00, C1, C3, R20 (cat);  BG11, BG23, BG15 (mermaid tail)

2018 Card Design Superstar – Clean and Simple

Good afternoon! I had a design idea bouncing around in my head this morning so I decided to create a second card for the 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I’m posting this project in the category for Clean and Simple Genius.

Rowhouse Greetings | Gnome Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

For this project, I chose one of the images from the Gnome Me stamp set which I paired with a retired MFT die and a sentiment from MFT’s Aim for the Clouds stamps set. The second die used for the yellow strip is one that I received as a free gift from MFT for placing an order last month. I added a few dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps – this is my new favorite embellishment!

This will be my last post of the day (promise!). There’s a basket of laundry calling my name and I have to get ready for my class tomorrow at Queen’s Ink so time to put crafting aside for now.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Mexican Poppy and Devil Red; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things; Aim for the Clouds by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Dies: Die-namics You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things; Die-namics Friend [retired] by My Favorite Things; Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E97, BV20 (skin); C00, C1 C3 (beard); R32, R35, R39, R46 (hat); B18, B24, (pants); V20, 0 (shirt); Y19 (buttons); T6 (suspenders & boots); B18, B21, B24 (flower pot); B01, BV01, YG07, YG09, RV63, Y19 (flowers)

 

Game Day by House Mouse Designs

Football season is underway here in the United States. Although I live near the stadium, I can’t say that I follow the game. At best, I can tell you the name of the home team and that they wear purple. My dad at age ninety is still a big football fan and when I was a child, all of us would sitting around the TV on Sunday afternoons to watch the game. This was in the days before televisions had remotes so one of us kids was usually charged with the task of flipping the channels and adjusting the rabbit ears to get the best reception.

Rowhouse Greetings | Game Day by House Mouse Designs

In the House Mouse world, Maxwell and Amanda have it a little easier. And their game day even includes snacks!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Mexican Poppy; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Apricot Dot by American Crafts
Stamp: Game Day by House Mouse Designs
Embellishments: April Showers Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E30, E33, E35, BV20 (mice); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG000, BG01, BG02, N0, N1 (popcorn box); E30, E31 (popcorn); E33, E35, E37, E39, BV20, BV23 (football); W1, W4, W5, BV20 (shoe); YG03, YG17 (grass); C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, BG72, BV20 (television); C0, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10 (television screen); BV20, BV23, C5, E00 (remote); Y15, Y19, YR04, YG00, YG01, YG03, BV20 (soda can); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG000, BG01, BG02 BV20 (straws); W1, W2 (wall); E20, W2, W4, W5 (carpet)

Join Me TOMORROW for Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Don’t forget – I’ll be at Photo Scraps tomorrow for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Geometric Stars by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: N5, R00, R01, R02
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Full of Heart by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R00, R01, R02

Trumpet Vine Visitor by Power Poppy

Trumpet Vine Visitor by Power PoppyGood morning everyone! Today I have a card featuring Trumpet Vine Visitor, the latest digital release from Power Poppy! Happy trails are guaranteed with Power Poppy’s trailing trumpet vine and hummingbird. Whether you start with the composite image of the bird and blooms, or create your own scene digitally with the individual components, this set promises to bring joy! Includes one sentiment and 4 images, all in black and no-line versions.

I decided to feature the hummingbird image and the sentiment. I reversed one of the hummingbirds so the pair together would look like they were dancing in air. After coloring the images, I stenciled the background using Distress Oxides.

That’s all for today! Soak in some inspiration from the Power Poppy blog and be sure you take a look at what the rest of the Instant Gardener team has for you.

Barbara Walker
Broni Holcombe
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; XPress It Blending Card by Copics; Bazzill Basics in Admiral
Stamp: Trumpet Vine Visitor (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitch Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass (*)
Stencil: Cloud Stencil (*) by My Favorite Things
Copics: YG01, YG03, YG07, RV02, RV04, YR 02, C1, C3, B00, B66, BV02