Tuesday, April 12, 2022

What a Day!

Thank you for visiting my blog! Today begins a new biweekly challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. This is Challenge #551 and runs through Sunday, April 24, 2022. This time we're challenging you to select the following sketch OR to create a project with photographs OR to combine both elements. I used only the sketch but I think this would be a great layout to use for a scrapbook page.

I used a stamp set of Newton (the cat) enjoying his day. There are 16 small stamps showing Newton engaging in various activities. The stamps fit the squares nicely. I selected four - Newton exercising in the morning, then practicing his guitar in the afternoon, and finally reading at bedtime. The stamped images were colored to resemble my cat named Taffy, and then fussy cut. Inside the card, I lined the black card base with white cardstock and added Newton enjoying a burger. Whew! What a day for Newton! I added a little color to the patterned paper by using a Copic marker to color the little fish.

We welcome you to try our challenges. A new biweekly challenge opens every Tuesday so there is always one underway. Visit our
TSOT#551 Blog for our sketches and guidelines.

I also added my card to the April challenge at Two Crafty Critter Crazies #61.

Stamps: Newton's Nook "Newton Makes Plans"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Ballet Blue
Paper: SU! DSP "Playful Pets"
Dies: Rubbernecker (stitched rounded-corner squares) & Sizzix (sentiment)
Misc.: Foam tape


  1. Melanie, Newton (and YOU) had a busy day! He's so cute as we follow his activities throughout the day. Great job coloring all the images (including all those little fishies!). This is a fun inspiration card to get our participants' creativity going!!! -Donna

  2. Such a fun card! Love the cute critter images, great design! :)

  3. Great take on the sketch, sure was a busy day. Thanks for sharing your critters with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

  4. Super cute work with great colors! Nice work...

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

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