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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Day 4




Hello everyone, welcome to day 4, the final day of Newton's Nook Designs Holiday release.  You know what that means?  All these fun new products will be in store tomorrow for purchase right here: Shop Here!

So I've got quite a few cards to show you today, I had extra time and wanted to give you examples for all the new sets we're featuring today!  On this first card I'm showing you the new Happy Howl-idays! I love both of these pups, super fun to color and they look cute against the background that I've inked and used the new Forest Scene Builder Dies! I also used the new Petite Snow Stencil to add snow to the sky.

My second card features Mistle Toad, omgoodness that is the cutest little toad! I used a scalloped die from the Framework Die set, then popped the little Mistle Toad up on the Cameo Frame Die that I cut out in gold. The little ticket die cut that I heat embossed the sentiment in gold is also from the Framework Die Set.


My third card features Slothy Christmas.  As soon as I saw this image, I thought, boy can I relate!  That's usually how I feel after Christmas, I need a nap! I used the little HOHOHO dies from the new Ornamental Wishes Shaker Dies. The scallop die is from the Frames and Flags die set. I just surrounded Mr. Sloth with a bunch of packages, like he just got done wrapping at 3:00 am, once the kiddos are tucked in bed!


My fourth and last card features one of the new smaller stamp/die sets, Fleece Navidad. These little sheep were so easy to color, so I created a little flock, mounted them to a banner from Frames and Flags Die Set.  I inked the background, stamped some snowflakes from the set and added a little bit of crystal stickles on the snowflakes.  This was a fun and easy card to create!




Would you like to win the “Slothy Christmas and Happy Howl-idays”  Stamp Set?
These stamp sets 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 October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th. 

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

Amanda Bodine - You are here!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Day 3



Hi everyone and welcome to day 3 of the Holiday reveals over at Newton's Nook Designs! Today I'm showing you 2 new stamp/die sets, the first one is Holiday Stockings! This new stamp set coordinates with the stocking dies from Stylish Stockings (last years release). 

I've also used a die set that's currently in the shop, Pines & Holly Die Set.  This die set with the pine, holly, berries and pine cones is a perfect compliment on any holiday card or layout!  So I colored a few of the stockings from Holiday Stockings.  Using a fine black marker, I drew a string and popped up the tops of the stockings with foam tape to make them dimensional.  I added that gorgeous spray to the top of the card and my base was cut from the postage die in Framework Die Set.


For my second card, I cut the scalloped base from the Frames and Flags Die set.  Then I found some patterned paper in my stash that I liked.  I cut 3 ornaments out using the dies that go along with the Ornamental Wishes stamp set.  Although I didn't make a shaker today, you can see on other team member's blogs, what these ornaments look like both as shakers or just regular ornaments.  I LOVE the shape and there are also 2 different toppers and some little bits to cut out for shaker filling!  I decided to heat emboss in gold, one of the sentiments on the front of my ornament which turned out lovely I think!



Would you like to win the “Holiday Stockings Stamp Set or Ornamental Wishes ”  Stamp Set?

We will chose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 
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 October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Amanda Bodine - You are here

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Day 2




Hello, welcome to day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs Holiday reveals!  Today we're showing off some super cute new stamp sets, The Nutcracker Squeak and Caroling Newton!  Make sure to keep scrolling for your chance to win one of these sets!

For this first card, I used the stamp/die set The Nutcracker Squeak to create this super cute little scene! I started with a dark purple piece of cardstock and stenciled it with the new Petite Snow Stencil. I used a tree from the Forest Scene Builder Die set and die cut the turquoise floor using the scallop die from Sky Borders . I then added in my images and white heat embossed the sentiment.



For my second card, I used the new Music Stencil to create my background.  I copic colored and die cut the Caroling Newton trio. I added onto a double stitch oval die cut, stamped a few musical notes above the critters and perched that tiny singing mouse on the kitty's head!  I cut a little banner from the Frames and Flags die set to add above and finish my card.



Would you like to win “The Nutcracker Squeak” or the “Caroling Newton” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Amanda Bodine - You are here!

Monday, October 15, 2018

WPlus9 Autumn Blessings at Butterfly Reflections Ink.





Hi everyone, happy Monday!  I'm here with another fall project to share with you.  Today I'm featuring this new stamp set by WPlus9 called Autumn Blessings over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog! 

I love all things sunflowers and this wreath is absolutely stunning. I love that the set offers extra floral, leaves and banner too.  I should mention this set is also available with matching dies!

I stamped my images in Extreme Black Hybrid Ink by MFT, then I copic colored everything. I adore that gorgeous banner, so I took the sentiment stamp and curved it on the lid of my MISTI Stamping Tool, then stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I love the crisp dark look I get with this ink, but I only stamp with it over the top of my colored images. This ink will smear if used before alcohol ink. I die cut using a rectangle die and then mounted on some cranberry colored paper to match the berries in the wreath.

I finished off my card by dressing it up with some gold sequins.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed my fall project and will feel inspired to create something lovely today!




Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Day 1




Hello Newton fans, welcome to day 1 of the October Holiday reveals!  Today we're showing off some amazing new product that will be available in store this coming Friday, October 19th!  So remember to hop along with us each day, Monday-Thursday and leave your comments on all the DT's blogs for your chance to win! 

For my first card, I've used this beautiful stamp/die set, Winter Memories.  I love silhouette stamps, they're so beautiful when it comes to creating scenes. I created a hill using the Land Borders Die set. I stamped out my images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  I created my background by diecutting a circle for my moon and inked blue all around it.  Then I took the brand new Evergreen stencil and used a darker blue to ink them onto my panel. I did glitter up the hill, it was just hard to show in the photo. I love the way this card turned out and it was very easy!

Next up, I'm showing off these two new die sets.  Forest Scene Builder and Holiday Greetings Dies. You can see them listed below, these are two of my favorite new die sets, omgoodness those tall pines are just stunning and birch trees are my favorite. I'm also so excited about the new word dies. I think they paired well on this wintery moonlit card!




Would you like to win the “Winter Memories”  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 October 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 19th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Amanda Bodine - You are here!


Friday, October 12, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog - Guesting!


 Hi everyone, I'm here again for my second and final Guest spot in October on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.  I sure have enjoyed making a few projects and sharing them with you!

Today I'm showing off a new image by Stamping Bella, Teeny Tiny Townie Hot Chocolate Stamp  set that I picked up in the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store.  I instantly fell for this super cute elf tucked behind the marshmallows floating in this great big mug!  It was a fun little image to color up.  I found the perfect sentiment in the Lawn Fawn set, Thanks A Latte.

The scalloped stitched die is from the Frames and Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs.

Thanks for joining me here today, I hope you've enjoyed my project and are inspired to create some fun coffee/tea/cocoa themed cards too!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog - Guest Spot!


Hello Coffee Lovers, I'm so excited to be Guesting over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today!

When I first saw this stamp set in the Butterfly Reflections Ink. store, I had to have it!  I think this stamp and die set, Pumpkin Cup by Impression Obsession, is absolutely darling!  One of my new faves for fall!

I started by Copic coloring, then die cutting all the images. I adhered a fall patterned paper by Bo Bunny that I had in my stash to an A2 sized card base. Then I cut out a scalloped rectangle in a copper color using Scallop Die by Neat & Tangled. and a creme colored rectangle for under the images. I assembled my pumpkin cup and all the little extras like the candy corn, cinnamon sticks and whipped cream on top!

Lastly I added some Studio Katia Gold Foiled Confetti and May Arts Natural Burlap String to finish off my card! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed my project as much as I've enjoyed creating and sharing it with you!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Lawn Fawn Apple Thanks with Butterfly Reflections Ink.


Hi everyone, I'm here with a project I made using Lawn Fawn products from the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store!  I was super excited to see these new apple dies and couldn't wait to play around with them! I started by die cutting the Lawn Fawn Outside Stitched Apple Stackables Dies along with the frame (red part) Stitched Apple Frame dies. I cut out the stem, leaf and seeds and glued it all together.  I added some Glossy Accents to the seeds to make them look real.


I used white embossing powder by Hero Arts for the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles and the Scripty Thanks die is by LF as well! The patterned paper is from the new Knit Picky 6x6 pad by Lawn Fawn

I added a little button to the banner for a little extra decoration!  Thanks for joining me here today, I hope you've enjoyed my Apple Thanks card!





Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cards with Friends - Papertrey Ink Fall Themed


Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!  Today I'm bringing you a few projects using Papertrey Ink products!

My very good and super talented friend, Veronica Zalis and I were talking about a month back about some Papertrey Ink products we'd seen and how we felt inspired by their beauty!  So with that, we decided to do a tiny blog hop together called, "Cards with Friends"!  So please hop on over to Veronica's blog So Many Stamps So Little Time, and check out her gorgeous fall projects using Papertrey Ink products!



Now, onto my creations!  For this first card, I used a fall set that I believe came out last year, and I couldn't resist coloring up these ADORABLE Autumn Scarecrow Stamp and die set.  All images were copic colored. Paper is by Bo Bunny from the Enchanted Harvest Collection, which is sadly retired..but hopefully you've got some in your stash!


My second card was made with brand new fall releases Forest Floor Autumn Stamp Set and Dies, along with Words To Live By Gratitude Die.  I started by inking an A2 sized panel with Forest Moss and Crushed Olive Distress Ink.  I die cut the Embroidered Frames Dots Die and centered it over my inked panel.  From there, I created a busy forest floor scene using the mushrooms, leaves and acorns! Now truthfully, I think this may have gotten a bit busy, but that's how things grow in the wild, so I honestly ended up loving it and wanted to share!  I added glossy drops using Glossy Accents and Gold Foil Confetti by Studio Katia.

Veronica and I have decided we want to continue inspiring one another using products we both love...so make sure and stay tuned.  Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll leave a comment and let me know what you think of my projects using Papertrey Ink products!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day Blog Hop with Newton's Nook Designs



Happy National Coffee Day! Today the Newton's Nook Design Team is hosting a blog hop to celebrate! You can visit all the Design Team Member's blogs and leave comments for a chance to win! You can also visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today for another big blog hop and a chance to win more prizes!

My card was made using the set, Newton Loves Coffee and the Framework Die Set. Paper by Sunny Studio Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the coffee hop!


Friday, September 28, 2018

StudioKatia Holiday Village


Hi everyone! I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today with a quick and easy little scene card featuring a new release stamp/die set, Holiday Village by Studio Katia

I started with a piece of kraft cardstock and cut the center out using the middle sized MFT Dienamics Linked Chain Oval Frame Die. On my white background I inked a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create a sky.  I then glued down my trees and houses and stamped the little sentiment in Black Onyx Versafine Ink.

This is a very simple and quaint card, that was the look I was going for.  A card that could be made in less than an hour, but still has that charming quality!

Thank you so much for stopping and I hope you've enjoyed my holiday village scene card!

Newton's Nook Designs - Thanksgiving Cozy Campers


Hi everyone, I'm here today showing off a fall card I've made using a few stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs!

I started by choosing my fall colors with a Aztec look. I've always been a fan of oranges, tans and turquoises together, how about you?

I started by coloring the camper from Cozy Campers stamp/die set. I colored a bunch of the tiny pumpkins from the Harvest Tails stamp/die set. I then die cut all of the images and a hill from the Land Borders Die set. I shaded the hill using Tea Dye distress ink.

Then I cut a white background panel that I inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and used the Cloudy Sky Stencil with some white ink to create my sky.  

Lastly I stamped the sentiment, Happy Thanksgiving with VersaFine Black Onyx Ink.

I hope you've enjoyed my fall card, thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pure Innocence by MFT Sending Blessings


Hello everyone, Amanda here, I hope you're enjoying your weekend!  Today I wanted to share a card I made using a recently release Pure Innocence stamp/die set by MFT called, Sending Blessings I inked the background hill in Pumice Stone and the clouds in Iced Spruce. (both Distress Inks by Ranger). I used 2 MFT stencils to do this, Mini Cloud Edges and Drifts and Hills. I love using these for easy scene creators, so check them out in the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop

I Copic colored and die cut all the images to arrange my scene. I used patterned paper from the PhotoPlay Fall Breeze paper pack. for a few layers under my colored scene.

I added some Stickles glitter to the leaves, heat embossed the sentiment in white and cut out that little banner on brown cardstock.

I hope you've enjoyed my project, make sure you check out the new products over at  Butterfly Reflections Ink shop!