life outside the lines by Beckynoelle

Monday, September 17, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #81! I ♥ Fall!

Hello and happy Monday!
It's the beginning of a fresh new week and a new Inky Paws Challenge and almost a new season! Fall starts Friday and this Inky Paws Challenge is all about fall ♥








I used the Fall-ing For You stamp set and the Falling Leaves stencil from Newton's Nook Designs  for this one. I adore that sentiment (that stamp set was on my wishlist for the last year and then this year I also found it on a decorative sign at Michael's and snapped it up so now I can't wait to decorate for fall in November!) and I decided to frame the sentiment in tiny leaves. I did some ink blending with my Distress Oxides and then stamped the individual leaves over the blended color transitions (yellow to orange, orange to red, red to purple...) and then cut out what seemed like a billion tiny little leaves (and then I decided to fussy cut even more leaves out for next Monday's card!). I colored and cut out those sweet little pumpkins and assembled my wreath on some rustic cream cardstock around my sentiment. I did some more ink blending on my background with the Falling Leaves stencil and then put everything together. I finished it off with some pretty gold splatters ♥

The hurricane missed us last week thankfully, but it looked bad for a few days, Bree's school closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday so she still has not had a full week of school yet, hopefully the weather and the universe will cooperate and she can have 5 full (well, full-ish, she has a doctors appointment on Thursday that I'll have to pull her out of school for...) days of school this week!

Is anybody ready for me to start sharing Christmas cards yet? I have a whole batch from last year that I haven't blogged yet and all of the new releases are just begging to be used! 99 days until Christmas! ♥

Have a great day and please join us for this challenge, as usual you could win a $20 store credit for the Newton's Nook Designs Online Store if you link up to this challenge!

supplies:
Newton's Nook Designs Fall-ing For You stamp set, Newton's Nook Designs Falling Leaves stencil, Kraft Cardstock, Rustic Cream Cardstock, Distress Oxide Ink, Altenew Espresso Ink, Prismacolor Pencils, Finetec Gold watercolor, ink blending tool, and foam adhesive
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Monday, September 10, 2018

challenge 80 part two!

Hi!

I've got another card for the Inky Paws Challenge #80. I love this one ♥. I used the Newton Unwinds stamp set and stitched real thread over the balls of yarn and it turned out so super cute with such a lovely bit of texture to it :)





Usually sketch challenges are the hardest for me, but I love how both of the cards for this sketch turned out, so yay!

We're heading in to week 2 of kindergarten here today, I have no idea how it's really going because Bree never has a clue what she did each day when I pick her up. 😐

Tonight is her first dance class (she'll be taking a class with a half hour of ballet and a half hour of tap) and I'm so excited 😍

Emma has her two year check up today and I'm not so excited about the shots she'll have to get.

There's still a week left to join in on this sketch challenge for a chance to win the $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online store! (and from the sneek peaks they've been showing of their upcoming release I'm betting everyone would love to win that!)

have a lovely day!

supplies:

Newton's Nook Designs Newton Unwinds Stamp Set, My Favorite Things Basic Stitch Lines Die-Namics, Kraft Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Black Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Embroidery Floss, and Foam Adhesive



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Monday, September 3, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge 80! (with sprinkles!)

Good morning and happy Monday!

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge Blog and it's a sketch :)
As usual, there's a $20 store credit for the Newton's Nook Designs Online Store up for grabs if you play along with the challenge, so for sure head over to the Inky Paws blog and check out some more inspiration for the sketch and then make something!

I'm really excited about this card, I just love how it turned out ♥
Shaker cards are always fun, and how much more exciting are they when they are filled with sprinkles!? I used the Newton's Donut stamp set for all of my stamping and the sprinkles are all covered with glossy accents which give them such a fun shine and texture!



So for Newton's little hiney I stamped the cat and donut on one side of a piece of cardstock and then used a lightbox to trace and sketch out his back for the inside of the card :)



I'm soaking up the last day with Bree before she goes off to kindergarten tomorrow 😭  She'll be in the same school she was in for early start last year but this year just seems bigger and scarier 😳

(I told Emma that Bree was going to school and that Emma would have me to herself most of the day starting this week and she said "yay!") 😏

supplies:
Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Donut Stamp Set, Circle Die, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Masking Paper, Clear Cardstock, Foam Adhesive, Black Memento Ink, Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Baker's Twine, and Sprinkles!
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Monday, August 27, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge 79 (part two!)

hi!

I have a bit of a boozy card today for my second post for the Ink Paws Challenge #79. The challenge colors are pink, blue, orange, and yellow and I've been having some girls nights out lately with my mom so the cocktails seemed appropriate! (we've been loving the $5 margaritas at Chili's!)





I've got lots going on this week! My baby turns two on Wednesday, we get to meet Bree's kindergarten teacher on Thursday, family starts rolling in on Friday, Bree and Emma's birthday party is on Saturday, we have good friends spending the rest of the weekend with us, and then Bree starts kindergarten on Tuesday! and I have a bunch of new fall/winter stamps that are just begging to be used!

have a lovely week and remember that you have until Friday midnight to play along with this color challenge for a chance to win a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online store ♥

(next week's challenge card is my favorite so far so make sure you stop back by next monday!)


supplies:

Newton's Nook Designs Cocktail Mixer Stamp Set, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Black Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, Ink Blending Tool, Foam Adhesive, Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen, Glitter, Scor Tape, Glossy Accents
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Friday, August 24, 2018

Princess Invitations ♥

Good morning!

I'm really excited about the cards in today's post, they're the invitations for Bree and Emma's birthday party next weekend and they turned out pretty much exactly how I pictured them ♥






I bought a castle svg file on Etsy and then manipulated it to turn it into a gate fold card and then I made another cut file for the turrets so I could foil them with my Rose Gold foil. I designed the text in photoshop and foiled two of the lines in the rose gold. I bought the Princess torsos (which I also used for big decorations and for cupcake toppers for the party) on Etsy and cut them all out (I also flipped the picture in photoshop and printed out the reverse of the image so they could be glued back to back) and then I spent the rest of my life hot gluing those little tulle skirts on all of the Princesses ☺

I'm actually keeping this party a bit low key (seriously, my previous plans included turning my kitchen table into a carriage) But all of the party prep is almost done, I just have to finish cutting out wrappers and toppers for the cupcakes at this point!

Have a lovely day!
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Monday, August 20, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #79

hello and happy Monday!

It's time for a new color challenge for the Inky Paws Challenge Blog and it's such a fun and bright color scheme! It's pink, orange, yellow, and blue and I decided to go with watercolor (not my strong suit) for this card with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and the sweet florals from the Newton's Nook Designs Peony Blooms stamp set.





I did some masking to stamp all of my flowers in Versafine ink and then colored everything with my Zig pens and some water, then I masked off the flowers again and inked up the paper between the flowers with some distress ink. I fussy cut around the outside edges of the flowers and then added the colored piece to a card base with some foam tape.

simple, but super pretty and vibrant!
Come join us for this challenge for a chance to win $20 in store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online store and check out the Inky Paws Challenge Blog for more inspiration with this color challenge!

supplies:
Newton's Nook Designs Peony Blooms Stamp Set, Bristol Smooth Watercolor Paper, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Masking Paper, Versafine Ink, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink, Ink Blending Tool, Foam Tape
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Mermazing Kitties

Hi!

I've got another card for the Beach/Summer Theme card challenge for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenges today!
I made a shaker card using the new Newton kitty mermaids and I kind of love it ♥
No underwater shaker card is ever complete (in my mind) without sand and tiny seashells! (also, I have a bit of a habit of sneaking Nemo and Dory into every ocean scene I make with fish!)







There's still a week left to play along with this challenge for the chance to win $20 in store credit to the Newton's Nook online store (which would be really handy to win since it's a release week!)

Have a fantastic day!

supplies:
 Newton's Nook Designs Purr-maid Newton Stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Tranquil Tides Stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Narly Mermaids Stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Frames and Flag Die Set, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Linen Cardstock, Clear Cardstock, Masking Paper, Distress Oxide Ink, Black Memento Ink, MFT Persimmon Ink, Versamark, Ink Blending Tool, Copic Markers, Foam Adhesive, Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, White Embossing Powder, Sand, Shells, and Iridescent Hearts Glitter
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