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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Brother ScanNCut2 Dust Covers



Hi everyone, quick post here to let you know my mom has started a little business for herself in her retirement.  She designed a dust cover pattern for my Brother ScanNCut2 and wow did I love it!  Then a few friends wanted one and now she's sewing up a storm!  

She buys quality fabric and I love all the patterns she's chosen so far.  If you are interested in purchasing, I'm linking my RutabagaPie Designs FB here so you can check them all out.  Also including photos here of most of the fabric choices!























Thursday, April 13, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs April Release


Hi everyone, it's day 4, the final day of Newton's Nook Designs April release.  Tomorrow, all these goodies you've seen on the Design Team's blogs will be in the Newton's Nook Designs online store!  I have thoroughly enjoyed this week and all the inspiration! I hope you have too!  

Last but not least, we have this super adorable stamp and die set "Newton's Birdbath".  How fun is this with Newton hanging off the side of this bath with his birdie friends coming in for a drink?  I kept this card pretty simple, I had a strip of the paper I used on yesterday's card sitting there and thought..wow, that looks cute behind Newton too!  I Copic colored the image and cut it out with the coordinating die.  Lastly I popped Newton up with foam tape and stamped the fun sentiment up in the corner!

Thanks for joining me today, scroll down to learn how to win this super cute stamp set!


Would you like to win the “Beautiful Plumage” Stamp Set?
This 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs April Release



Hi everyone!  I'm back again, it's day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs April release.  This week has been amazing so far, hasn't it?  Today we're featuring a new sentiment stamp set "Simply Relative".  This sentiment set encompasses just about everyone in my life, including "papa"..the name the grand kids call my dad.  This set will stay in the basket on my desktop because it will get a lot of use!


I paired "Simply Relative" with the same set I showed you yesterday, "Lovely Blooms" because who can resist coloring these flowers again!?!  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a lovely comment!




Would you like to win the “Simply Relative” Stamp Set?
This 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Herb Garden Card


Hello!  Coming to you today with a card I made using a set that was gifted to me by my best card making buddy, my cousin Linda.  Even though she and I live states apart..we still manage to get together 1 or 2 times per year to make cards.  We have fun gifting crafty stuff back and forth and this time, I was on the receiving end!

Recently she told me she'd ordered some of these Crafters Companion Sheena Perfect Partners Home Life Stamps for me and to expect them in the mail.  How fortunate I am to have a cousin like that! 

This Herb Garden set was 1 of 4 she sent, and the first one that I played around with.  Who can resist clay pots?  In fact, I love this size pot so much, I plan to use it with floral sets I have as well.  I did a little masking to layer the pots, then stamped the herbs in them.  Everything was Copic colored and then I did a little white splatter on the pots, I think it looks pretty neat, how about you?


Well, that's it for now, thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think of my latest creation!


Newton's Nook Designs April Release


Welcome to day 2 of the April Newton's Nook release!  Today I'm showing you this GORGEOUS floral/mason jar set, "Lovely Blooms".  I so love floral stamps and then to pair with a jar, various flowers and greenery..this set is absolutely perfect!  I'm certain this will be a go to set for me whenever I need a floral card. 

I started with a kraft A2 sized panel and stamped with a background stamp by Hero Arts Zig Zag Bold Prints, then white heat embossed it. I cut out the white oval, Stitched Fancy Scalloped Ovals by Kat Scrappiness.  All of the flowers, jar and greenery were Copic colored and assembled on my oval.  I popped some of the flowers up to give the bouquet dimension.  I finished off with some Lawn Fawn hemp cord and enamel dots.  

I plan to give this card to my own special mom on Mother's Day.  




Would you like to win the “Lovely Blooms” Stamp Set?
This 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th

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


Monday, April 10, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs April Release


Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 1 of the Newton's Nook Designs April release.  I am so excited to share with you, this amazingly gorgeous stamp/die set, "Beautiful Plumage".  Wow!  

I began by stamping this gorgeous peacock and using the coordinating die to cut it out.  I then heat embossed in white and water colored with my Zig pens.  The background paper is from Lawn Fawn 6x6 Watercolor Wishes and I embossed the panel using an embossing folder called "Rosey Posey" by Taylored Expressions.  I foam mounted my peacock on my circular cut out and added a few rolled roses on the side to accent the peacock tail.  The sentiment was heat embossed in gold and a few sequins were added for interest.

Keep scrolling to learn how to win this beautiful new stamp set! Thanks for stopping!!!




Would you like to win the “Beautiful Plumage” Stamp Set?
This 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th

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


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop








Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made especially for the "Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop".  I chose this gorgeous image from the "Lilac Time" stamp set by Power Poppy.  I chose this image because it was beautiful and I love the sentiment.  I think it's a wonderful encouragement to live true to yourself and bloom in your own way!  None of us are the same, so let's embrace our differences!

I Copic colored the lilac with BV04, BV08, BV31, BV34 and the leaves with YG06, YG13, YG67  Background paper is MFT Birthday Blowout Paper Pack 6x6

I thank you so much for stopping by..I hope you'll continue on the hop by following the link below
and enjoy the inspiration designed to bring awareness to Autism. 

Just a thought I wanted to share.  Maybe you're out in an eatery or store and you encounter a child struggling emotionally.  And the parent(s) of that child may be stressed and trying to finish up so they can get the child to a calmer place.  It only takes a moment to share a smile.  Maybe give that parent your place in line to help them maneuver through the checkout quicker.  Your positive gesture to that family will be so appreciated!

Follow this link to take the hop!!!  CLICK HERE TO TAKE STAMPING FOR AUSTISM AWARENESS!  I would like to thank my friends Veronica and Tenia for organizing and inviting me to join in this awareness hop! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fishing Father's Day Card


Hi everyone!  Popping in here to show off some new dies I got from Gina Marie Designs.  I think we can all agree, it is at times difficult to create great masculine cards.  This die set will help many of us out, especially if the men in your family are anglers like mine!

I just used a red copic to color the lure and the fish was distressed in some green and salmon color.  It's supposed to be a rainbow trout..but you probably need to use your imagination on this one a little..hehe..I don't color fish very often!  

How about that birch base???  Omgoodness, I'm a birch tree nut.  We grew up with them up north and they are an iconic part of my childhood.  This stamp really nails the great outdoor feeling of fishing on the lake with birch trees all around.  It will be a go-to stamp for me from now on!

I'll give you a quick run down of product I used to create this card!



I found this freebie sentiment that I resized to 1", I'm linking the creator's blog here where you can find inspiration, digis and SVG files, etc. Bird'sCards Blog

Thanks everyone..happy creating!!

I'm supporting the following challenges with my card!

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