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Monday, November 12, 2018

Joy Ornaments and Cable Knit Embossing



Hi all, I'm here with a fun wintery card to show you today!  I saw this stamp set, Joy Ornaments by Mama Elephant from their latest release and I had to have it.  I actually love coloring letters and I think this set is SO much fun because you have options to turn the O in JOY into snowflakes or ornaments!  Really cool, don't you think? I used the coordinating dies to cut my images out as well.

And how about that embossed background?  I'm in love with the new Cable Knit embossing folder in 6x6 by Sunny Studios! I loved the results when I took the kraft cardstock out, the embossing is just GORGEOUS!

I then took the scallop die from the Frameworks Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs and cut out a very light blue piece of cardstock. I cut out my letters and snowflake, Copic colored them and assembled on my cardfront. I added the sentiment up top AND these super cute  Winter Days Confetti by Pretty Pink Posh for a little added decoration!

Thanks for joining me today, make sure to stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink and check out these fun products and MORE!



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb Collaboration!



Hello everyone, I'm here today with Newton's Nook Designs and Thermoweb, as the two brands have come together for this fun collaboration of products!

Have you ever tried foiling?  It's an absolute magical process!  I started with a Deco-Foil Clear Toner sheet in the Wheatfield pattern and ran it through my laminator with a Foil Transfer Sheet in Opal. Then I used the Frames and Flags dies to create my window frame along with the banner which I heat embossed the sentiment on!

It is hard to show in a photograph, but the photo below that I took at an angle will show the shimmer that transfers onto the clear sheet. It's just gorgeous IRL!


Would you like to win a Prize pack including a $25 store credit to Therm O Web AND a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? 


Here's how to win: 
Here's how to win: Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using therm-o-web products all week (November 5-9) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday November 9th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, November 12th.

Want another chance to win? Therm O Web will also be giving away a prize pack! Visit the Therm O Web blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Butterfly Reflections Ink - Floral Fall


Hi everyone, Amanda here featuring a stamp set that's EXCLUSIVE to Butterfly Reflections, Ink, called Floral Fall. The images in this set were drawn by a FAVORITE artist of mine, Angie Blom. I just love all the little floral doodles drawn into the images!

I started by cutting a 4x4 piece of white cardstock.  I used GinaK Wreath Builder Stencil along with the small images, (leaves, flowers, acorns), to create my wreath. This is such a fun way to make your stamps go further, so if you've not tried this wreath building stencil, you are missing out on the fun!

After I stamped out my wreath, I chose the owl, and stamped it once in the center, then again to fussy cut.  I copic colored all my images, then I sponged on some Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink over the owl I stamped on my base. Then I took the fussy cut owl and popped him up over the oxide ink.

My black card base is 5" squared and my patterned paper by MFT is 4.75" squared.  I cut the banner using Newton's Nook Designs Frames & Flags die set.  I white heat embossed the sentiment from MFT Fall Friends using Hero Arts Embossing Powder. Last I added some enamel dots from Echo Park.

Thanks so much for joining me here today, make sure to pop in the shop to check out this amazingly beautiful exclusive BRI stamp set!



25 Tags of Christmas - Newton's Nook Designs


Hi everyone, coming to you today with a special post for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, run by Tracey McNeely of In My Creative Opinion  Today is Newton's Nook Designs featured day, so i'm sharing some fun Christmas tags that I created for the event!

I started by cutting out my tag base and decided a set of 3 would be perfect. I also die cut the striped paper using the same tag die as my bottom layer and added a strip of shiny green washi tape above. 

I stamped my images from Newton's Holiday Mischief then copic colored and diecut them using coordinating dies for this set.

I added some snowflakes to the tops of the tags, then added sentiments from Sentiments of the Season. You know what I love most about this sentiment set?  It's that there are so many fonts, shapes and sizes, I can easily find a sentiment in this set for any holiday card!

Thanks for joining me today, pop on over to Tracey's blog and check out each day of the 25 day's of tags, sponsored by a new stamping company each day!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs Fox Hollow


Hi everyone, I hope you're all doing well.  It's getting chilly out, even here in South Carolina!  I honestly feel good about making winter cards finally and I don't need to crank up the A/C!

I'm still not over these birch trees from the Forest Scene Builder Die Set, by Newton's Nook Designs. In fact I've got a bunch of them cut out and sitting on my work space, because I know I'll be using them on many winter cards. Do you do that?  When you love a product, do you produce a bunch of them, for use anytime?

Birch trees are my favorite tree, we had a beautiful grove of them on our family farm in Wisconsin when I was growing up, they were always stunning this time of year with the golden leaves and bright white bark in the sunshine! So creating this card sort of reminded me of those days. 

So onto my card finally!  I took a light turquoise piece of cardstock, heat embossed in white the pretty snowflakes, then distress inked around the edges of my cardstock, working in with darker blues. I left the original color of the background at the base of the card and mostly in the center.

I love the images from the stamp/die set Fox Hollow.  I die cut and colored the fox and a few winter hats, then Copic colored the images. I stamped the sentiment 'Peace on Earth', which I thought was perfect for this scene.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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