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Monday, June 18, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Day 1





Hi everyone and welcome to day 1 of the June reveals at Newton's Nook Designs!  Today we're showing off a brand new stamp/die set called Playful Pandas along with 2 new gorgeous stencils "Serene Stripe" and "Sunscape"

I've got a few Panda stamp sets, but this one is my favorite already, just for the Panda poses alone.  It was fun being able to stamp these cuties out and create a scene using the Serene Stripe stencil that sort of looks like bamboo the way I inked it, don't you think?

I copic colored the little pieces of bamboo and the bowl of noodles.  Such a simple card to make, that turned out super cute!

Stay tuned for a lot more inspiration this week.  Make sure to comment on all the blogs to win!

Would you like to win the “Playful Pandas” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 21st at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Amanda Bodine << You are Here


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hero Arts On The Prairie


Hello and I'd like to wish everyone celebrating today, a Happy Father's Day.  I'm planning on traveling to see my parents/family next week, so I'll be able to celebrate with my own Dad then! 

So today, I've got a card to show you.  I purchased this new die, "On The Prairie" by Hero Arts.  I was really excited to play around with this and wow, do I ever love it!  I started by cutting the skull out and then with the negative, I inked my card base so that when I popped the skull up, the eye and nose holes would be darkened.  I like the look!  I then cut out the flowers in 3 colors along with the foliage and arranged them around the popped up skull.  Lastly I added a few pearls from Queen and Co. to add a little extra pizazz!

Thanks for stopping, enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

The sentiment is from an old CTMH set, September Word Puzzle D1310R






Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lily of the Valley




Hello, happy Saturday!  Today I've had the whole house to myself, so it's been very quiet and I was able to get some coloring time in.

I recently purchased this super sweet stamp by Stamping Bella, linked below.  Image was stamped out on Tim Holtz Sizzix Stitched Rectangle Thinlits Die 661189.

I've been practicing with some new markers lately, they are not quite as easy to blend with as my Copics..but they are very decent markers for the budget minded looking for alcohol inks.  My cousin Linda purchased a set of these Touchnew markers from Amazon for me as a gift and I must say I'm quite pleased with them.  I'll link them below.  

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping!

TINY TOWNIE GARDEN GIRL LILY OF THE VALLEY 

Click on Photo to take you to the Stamping Bella Website:






Saturday, June 9, 2018

Unity 12/17 KOTM card - Monarch with flowers


Hi everyone..it's Saturday and a super hot day here in South Carolina, so i'm indoors hiding from the heat!  

So today I'm showing off an image from one of my Unity KOTM (Kit Of The Month) from Dec 2017.  I've been a member now for going on 2 years I think.  I've got a LOT of wonderful images and so I'm challenging myself to use them more often!

I have to say, I'm pretty over the top about images like this.  The Monarch butterfly wing with the floral collection on the other side.  There's just something so graceful about this image, it really speaks to me!

I colored this with my Arteza watercolor markers on the Bristol Smooth watercolor cardstock.  I used the sentiment that also came in this kit and finished off with a few sequins.  Thanks for stopping by!!



Friday, June 1, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs Tiki Time


Hi everyone, happy Friday!  Wow, it's been a whirlwind week for me.  Last night my son graduated high school..he's my one and only.  So it's bittersweet, but I couldn't be more proud!

So it's time to kick my heels up and party a little with a card I made using the soon to be retired Tiki Time Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies  I adore this set, it's just so much fun. Make sure to pick Tiki Time up before it's gone!

I started by die cutting my outer rectangle in yellow cardstock.  I stenciled it in a tone on tone look with yellow ink using Floral Lace Stencil  I also added flowers, greenery and a toucan from the Toucan Party and coordinating dies set around my Tiki drinks!  Last I added a banner from Frames and Flags dies and sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!!



Hi everyone!  Welcome to the 2nd anniversary blog hop for Studio Katia. I'm so excited to be taking part in this event and am sharing a few projects I've made with the brand new SK released products that I'll link along the way!  

The May 2018 release includes 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments!

You should have arrived from the talented Natalia Zubkova's blog and the amazing Liliya Rytsar's blog is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!

So now to show you the cards I've made for this very special occasion. For my first 2 cards, I'm featuring Lovely Blooms.  I copic colored and fussy cut this gorgeous image.  It's foam mounted over a distress inked background and if you can see..I did a little tone on tone stenciling using the new SK Bubbles Stencil. I added some Spring Gems and April Crystals all around for some sparkle!




My second card is also featuring the Lovely Blooms stamp set, this time I did a little watercolor using my zig pens and a water brush. I did a little black ink splatter around the image and added these gorgeous Iridescent Bubbles to accent the flowers.


And lastly I put together this fun birthday card using Kobi Bearing Gifts with coordinating dies.  Plus the sentiment set Birthday Greetings and the Bubbles Stencil again, only this time I inked it up in greens and yellows to create this bold background. 

I Copic colored and foam popped Kobi up in front of my shaker window that's been filled with these amazing little Crystal Stars. These may become some of my most go too shaker fillers, they are so beautiful and really shine when the card is shaken!

Thank you SO very much for stopping, please enjoy the rest of the hop, visiting the blogs of all these talented crafters!

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop!


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Day 4


Hello everyone and welcome to day 4 of the May reveals over at Newton's Nook Designs!  Today I've got 3 cards to share with you!  We're featuring 2 stamp/die sets today!


So for my first card I colored Newton in true Newton Orange Stripe Tabby.  Sometimes people ask me what my color combinations are when I Copic color.  I thought I'd snap a pic of the colors I used on this kitty, in case you'd like to try one for yourself!     




My second card I randomly stamped some of the donuts from Newton's Donut along with a sentiment.  I then added the Newton image die cut and copic colored from an older set, Newton Loves Coffee Because who doesn't love a good cup of coffee and donuts?!


For my last card, I Copic colored and die cut this cute image from Newton Loves Boxes.  I die cut a rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags Die set and mounted on my background turquoise polka dot paper. I love when I order from NND and my package comes tied up with this pretty orange and white twine.  I always save mine and I think it looks perfect on this card!

So that's it for the May reveals..don't forget all of these new products we've featured this week will be in store!  I certainly have enjoyed reading all your comments...make sure to keep scrolling and comment to win one of these sets!!


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Would you like to win the “Newton Loves Boxes or the Newton's Donut  Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday May 17th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: