life outside the lines by Beckynoelle

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

a merry menagerie

 Hello and happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone is ready for some Christmas cards!
Last year I made unique cards for everyone on my list instead of a mass produced family picture card and I mailed them so late in the year that I decided to wait until Christmas card season rolled around again to blog them :)

This one was for my aunt, and all of those animals are modeled after her current flock of dogs (6
!) and a cat (!) 

soooo much coloring and fussy cutting!

have a lovely day! ♥

Lawn Fawn Happy Howlidays stamp set for Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams stamp set, Neenah solar white cardstock, Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6x6 paper, Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood 6x6 paper, Black Memento ink, Hero Arts black ink, Copics, Wink of Stella pen, Glossy Accents, and Black Nuvo Drops

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall-ing for Inky Paws Challenge 83!


There's a new sketch challenge today for the Inky Paws Challenge Blog! I decided to go with a cream colored pumpkin background for my bottom layer of the sketch using the Newton's Nook Pumpkin Patch Stencil and it turned out so soft and pretty!

I started off by masking off my stenciling area on a kraft colored card base and then I mixed up some Ranger Texture Paste with some Distress Ink Antique Linen Reinker so I could have a cream stencil paste for my background. Once my stenciling had dried I inked it up with some more Distress Oxide Inks. I used Antique Linen on the bottoms of the pumpkins, Gathered Twigs for the pumpkin stems, Bundled Sage for the vines, and Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon together for the leaves. so pretty I kind of hated to cover it up! I added some ribbons across the card front and tied a twine bow over them. I used the Tree Ring stencil (I haven't been able to put this stencil down this week, it keeps ending up on all of my projects because I love it so much!) and some Old Paper Distress Oxide ink on some rustic cream cardstock. I die cut the stitched circle and added the sentiment to finish the card off!

Definitely try and play along with this sketch, it was a really fun one to work with! As usual, there's a chance to win a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs Online Store if you link up to the challenge!

Have a lovely day!

Newton's Nook Designs Fall-ing For You Stamp Set, Newton' Nook Designs Pumpkin Patch Stencil, Newton's Nook Designs Tree Ring Stencil, Kraft Cardstock, Rustic Cream Cardstock, Texture Paste, Antique Linen Distress Ink Reinker, Distress Oxide Inks in Antique Linen, Old Paper, Bundled Sage, Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey, and Ripe Persimmon, Altenew Moon Rock Ink, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax Dies, ribbon, and twine

Monday, October 8, 2018

Trick or Treat! Inky Paws Challenge 82 ♥


I have my second card for Challenge 82 for the Inky Paws Challenge Blog! We're still on the color challenge of purple, orange, yellow, and lime green and I have another Halloween card!

I stamped my candy corn background with the Newton's Nook Candy Corn stamp set and colored it with Copics and coated my candy corn in glossy accents. After my glossy accents dried I inked up the background with Distress Oxide inks and splattered it with white paint. I colored and cut out my witchy kitty from Newton's Nook Boo-tiful Night stamp set with Copic markers on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I die cut some clouds out of vellum and I cut the tag from the Newton's Nook Tags Times Two die set and stamped my sentiment from the Creepy Cameos set. I put everything together on a white card base and added some sequins and baker's twine to finish it off!

We're very ready for Halloween over here! The girls have their costumes, I have (most of) my costume ready, we're decorated and ready to go! Every morning Bree wakes up and says "today is a Halloween day! Happy Halloween!" and she says hello and goodbye to our decorations when she leaves for school and comes home 😏

Come join us this week for this fun color challenge and a chance to win a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online store!

Have a lovely day!

Vellum, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Candy Corn stamp set, Newton's Nook Designs Creepy Cameos stamp set (sentiment), Newton's Nook Designs Tags Times Two die set, Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Cloud Stackables, Black Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Foam Adhesive, Baker's Twine, Neat and Tangled Like Magic Sequins, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, and Black Soot Distress Oxide, and White Gouache Paint, 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge 82!


I have a light up card to share today for the new Inky Paws Challenge for Newton's Nook Designs!
Challenge 82 is a color challenge with purple, orange, yellow, and lime green and I decided to make a fun little Halloween scene and i added lights to my jack-o-lanterns for some extra fun!

I love how the lights shine through the stars and the moon too! Come play along with the challenge (you have the next two weeks to link up!) for a chance to win a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online store!

Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Black Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Masking Paper, Foam Adhesive, Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Altenew Fresh Lemon Ink, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink, Shimmer Spray, and Chibitronic yellow lights

Monday, September 24, 2018

Inky Paws Fabulous Fall Challenge


Fall is here and there's still one week left to play along with the Fabulous Fall Inky Paws Challenge!

I used the Autumn Newton stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs to make this super fun fall pop up box card! I did a ton of masking, coloring, and fussy cutting on all of those leaves and leaf piles, after all of these leaves and last week's leaves, I'm kind of already ready to be done with fall 😏

I love these box cards 😍

We spent last weekend down in North Carolina at the beach and we'll be heading back down sometime around the middle of this week and staying until Sunday, my family rents an amazing house that's right on the beach and we love it there ♥
Wish us good weather and have a great week!

Newton's Nook Designs Autumn Newton stamp set, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-up die, Rustic Cream cardstock, Neenah Solar White cardstock, clear cardstock, masking paper, Black Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Ink Blending Tool, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides

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!

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

Monday, September 10, 2018

challenge 80 part two!


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!


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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