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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

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Day 3





Hi everyone, day 3 of the Newton's Nook Designs May reveals and I'm here with a stamp/die set called, "Papa Bear".  This is a perfect stamp set for Father's Day coming up..or just an all around card for your favorite Dads!

I kept this card simple, I colored and die cut two of the Winston Bear images and stamped the sentiment onto the white panel/frame that was cut out using the new Framework Dies!  I added a couple doo dads and the background is just a fun turquoise stripe.  Lastly I tied some twine to the top of the card.

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Would you like to win the “Papa Bear” 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

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Day 2



Hello and welcome to day 2 of the May reveals at Newton's Nook Designs.  Today we've got another A-mazing floral for you, called Peony Blooms with coordinating dies. For my top card here with the yellow flowers (are there any yellow peonies known in nature?  I'm guessing not, but I just was drawn to my yellow copics when I went to color this).  I love how this turned out, using 2 of the dies from the Framework set, pictured below, to create my frame. The background paper is by Echo Park called Here & Now.


For my second card, I attempted a technique new to me, where you stamp your images using distress ink and then a waterbrush to color the images, pulling color from your lines.  Admittedly, I need practice..however, my last flowers were better than the first few I colored, so I thought I'd show you!  This is a technique I plan to practice more. I die cut my panel and layered it on gold and berry cardstock.
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This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
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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

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Stampendous Birch Bouquet


hello and welcome!  I'm all into flowers right now.  My garden is in bloom and I'm so inspired.  All my spring flowers are finished, but the lilies and roses are in full bloom and we're waiting on the hydrangeas to begin showing out!

I picked this Stampendous Birch Bouquet stamp up last week.  I'd been looking at it for a while and knew I needed it.  I copic colored the image, then diecut it and mounted on a diecut panel.  I cannot remember who makes the background die, I cut it a long time ago and it was in my stash diecut pile!

The sentiment is from an MFT stamp set, Beach Bunnies which I heat embossed in white on a black banner!

I hope you've enjoyed my project and I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment!  Have an awesome day!

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Day 1



Hello and welcome to day 1 of the Newton's reveals for the month of May!  Today we're featuring 2 new products, this amazing panel stamp called Blooming Botanicals and the Framework Die set. 

When I received my package from NND this month, this was the first stamp I inked up, I couldn't wait to color this gorgeous panel of flowers!  From the Lilies and Morning Glories to the Zinnias, it's a grouping of many of my favorite summer flowers!

I'm also loving this amazing grouping of dies, today I've used the largest postage stamp die and it's the perfect compliment to all the panel stamps in Newton's line.  From these florals to the dogs, cats and snowmen, your image will fit perfectly on this die!


In case you are wondering, this panel was colored with Arteza markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock for watercolor. The background paper is from Sunny Studio Stamps, Classic Gingham 6x6 paper Now keep scrolling for your chance to win this stamp set!!


Would you like to win the “Blooming Botanicals” 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

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Unity Stamp Company Vibes and Tribes


It's Friday, it's friday!  Oh my gosh, I have so much work to get done before the weekend, but no big deal!  I'm taking a moment to share a card that I colored up with my friend Jade yesterday.  She's getting back into cardmaking after a long hiatus, and she's just learning to color so I'm enjoying teaching her.  So while she's working on her projects, I've got some time just to play!

This is a fairly simple card I made using Unity Stamp Company Vibes and Tribes.  This image is mesmerizing, I absolutely adore it!  It kinda speaks to the soul, do you know what I mean?



So here's what I did.  I stamped the image using VersaFine Black Onyx on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. I die cut it using the largest rectangle from Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Die set #661189. I colored using my Tombow Dual brush markers to color, then foam popped the entire panel onto this starry background A2 sized.  I added a few glitter enamel dots last.

Oh!  In case you are interested, Unity is having a HUGE birthday sale, so if you put this image in your cart, it magically takes 50% off or better.  Now would be a great time to pick up this image if you love it like I do!

I hope you have an AMAZING weekend!  Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mom's out there!



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Close To My Heart - One In A Melon


Hi everyone, it's Wednesday and I'm celebrating this gorgeous weather we're having here in South Carolina with a pretty floral card.

I'd mentioned in the blog title that this set is a mystery!  Just last week, I visited my local scrapbook store, #ScrapbookCreations in Spartanbug, SC.  They were hosting their annual used stamp sale, where many crafters brought their used items to be sold.

There were many older sets that had no labels.  Such as this wood mount set by Stampin Up.  There was no name on the packaging.  But I adore the flowers and there's also some watermelon images too.  One large slice and then some tiny ones along with a few other florals.  

I was goofing around stamping with my friend Jade the other day and just created this card for fun.  In addition to the mystery set, I also stamped the sentiment from another mystery set that Jade passed along to me.  

I watercolored the images using Tombow markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I had these little bee brads, so I added one to give it a little extra and I think it works perfectly!

Thanks for visiting..if you happen to know the name of this SU set, I would love to know!  Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Winston at the Beach



And Winston has his polka dotted umbrella (die from the new Umbrella Pals) to keep some of the sun off him while at the beach!

I really had fun making this card, it's my first official summer card of the year, it's been really warm and sunny here in South Carolina, so I was just in the mood to think about beach scenes!  I just love coloring this Winston in his chair and the ocean waves with white bubbles!

Thanks for stopping, I hope everyone has a very lovely weekend!!

Here's a list of awesome Newton's Nook Designs Products that I've used on my card!








Thursday, April 19, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Day 4


Hello!  Wow, can you believe that we've already made it to day 4 of the Newton's Nook Designs April Reveals???  That means that tomorrow, all these new goodies that we've been showing you all week will be on sale in the store!

For my first card, I started by stenciling over a light green polka dot paper with the new Floral Lace Stencil to create this vibrant background!  I colored up the floral image from "Little Lilies" which is brand new and added a kitty from Newton's Costume Party to sit under the flowers.  And oops, a little lily bloom accidentally fell on the kitties head!  Lastly I added a sentiment from the Lily set on one of the banners fromFrames and Flags Die Setand mounted it at the top!


For my second card I stamped out this sweet sentiment/main image from "April Showers" on the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set and then cut another tag out from the orange polka dot paper and offset the tags together.  I cut a rounded rectangle from the Frames and Flags Die Set and this sweet umbrella from the Umbrella Pals set.  Lastly I tied some twine and added some glitter enamel drops to the scene.  This card was super easy and I think turned out really pretty!

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Would you like to win the “Little Lilies or April Showers” 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th

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