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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Choose Joy


Hello, it's Saturday and the weather in SC is sunny and lovely!  Last night I couldn't sleep, I tossed and turned and finally gave in, came downstairs and started coloring. Who else suffers from insomnia?  It's awful isn't it?  However, if I channel it into coloring, eventually I'll get sleepy again and put my projects on hold until morning.  With clearer eyes I was able to finish this card and I love it!

I just received the latest kit from SSS yesterday and I couldn't wait to create something using the Choose Joy set. Fortunately you can purchase this stamp set separate, as the kit is now sold out. I've linked below for your convenience.

I ended up randomly stamping the pink flowers and the greenery around my cut out cardstock.  I went around all the images with muti shades of grey.  I colored the flowers and leaves, then did a splatter of 50/50 acrylic black and white paint and water mixed.  I heat embossed the beautiful sentiment in white on a black banner and added a few pink glitter dots.  I should also mention that I popped the banner and orange flowers up using foam tape and I love the dimension!




Here are my Copic combinations:

Around the images use C5-C0, the darkest color first, touching the lines of the images, then blend it out to lightest color.

Pink Flowers: E09, RV34, R43, R32, R21
Orange Flowers: YR16, YR15, YR12 and RV34 and R21 in the center
Greenery: BG96, YG17, YG25, Y18


Thanks for stopping, I hope you've enjoyed my project, I would love to hear from you on what you think!  


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs Jennifer Jackson Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!


Hi everyone! Today the NND team and I are SOOO excited to be surprising Jennifer Jackson, owner of Newton's Nook Designs with a SURPRISE birthday blog hop!  Jennifer is one of the nicest, kindest people I've had the pleasure of working with and for.  So it makes this even more special to be able to wish her a Happy, Happy Birthday!!! And thank her for allowing me to be part of this extra special team! 

I've not seen any of the cards/projects the team has created ahead of time, so I'm super excited to take this hop right along with you!  For your convenience I have the team list and links below.  Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to WIN!!!  

So, here's my card I made for Jen, this should be in her mailbox today!  I decided to go with an older NND set that maybe hasn't gotten much love lately.  Being that Jen and I are both Wisconsin girls, I thought I would make a card using this super adorable farm set called Farmyard Friends.  These little critters are precious surrounding the farmer, don't you think?  

I started by copic coloring and fussy cutting the characters.  I inked the sky with a light blue/green ink and a light yellow, I thought this made for a pretty sky. I cut the clouds out of NND Sky Borders Dies and the grass from NND Land Borders Dies then used a circle die to cut the sun out of some tiny polkadotted paper.  I used a little yellow paint cut with water to paint the dandelions onto the grass.  A few glitter dots and my card was finished!






Would you like to win the a $25 gift certificate to the NND store?

You could be the ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below) with a birthday message for Jennifer! 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 Sunday, February 18th 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 19th

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Day 4



Woof, woof!!, we've made it to day 4 and you know what that means.  All these fun new products will be in the shop tomorrow!  So, what do you think of this awesome stamp set, Woof Pack?  You know we couldn't release a Company of Cats without some puppy representation too!  

I've been seeing this technique around where you cut a shape out of a panel stamp and highlight the cut out with color.  This was fun!  I wanted to show off some pinks and blues and I thought this turned out pretty neat!  

Make sure you visit all the blogs and leave your comments to WIN!  See below for details!




Would you like to win the “Woof Pack” 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 February 15th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th

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



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Day 3



Hi everyone!  It's day 3 of the Newton's Nook Designs and we're showing off this really amazing stamp set, Company of Cats today.  Wow, what a great collection of feline friends all hanging out together!  

I decided to try something new and that's working with pencils.  I enjoyed the challenge of making each kitty look different!  I ended up taking the Pawprints stencil and stenciling all over in different directions and it reminded me of a leopard print, so I went with it under my colored panel, I thought it really made all the kitties stand out!

I just love release weeks, it's so much fun to see what the team has created!  Thanks for stopping and enjoy!!!


Would you like to win the “Company of Cats” 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 February 15th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th

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



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Day 2



Day 2 already of the February release at NND and I am SOO excited to show you these "Bitty Bunnies", are they not the sweetest most darling bunnies? I just love the different poses!  So much you can do with these little guys, but I wanted to show them off in a spring scene, enjoying the fresh green grass that I cut from the Land Borders die set and stenciled with Tumbling Hearts!

The sky was stenciled with the newest in the NND stencil collection, Cloudy Sky.  I did a very faint tone on tone, which looks much like what a spring sky would look like.  This is such a cute little set and I know you will enjoy it in your collection!
Keep scrolling for your chance to win!!!





Would you like to win the “Bitty Bunnies” 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 February 15th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th

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


Monday, February 12, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Day 1


Hello Newton fans, it's day 1 of the February release and we've got the CUTEST stamp/die set, Newton's Easter Basket to share with you! Also we've got the Cloudy Sky Stencil releasing today, which I've used on tomorrow's card, so watch for that!


I had fun copic coloring these DARLING images from this stamp set. Both cards have a banner from the Flags and Frames Die Set you can find HERE. I just love stripes and polka dots, so I matched my background papers to the eggs!  Make sure to comment on all the blogs, you can find the list below and info on how to win a g/c to the NND shop! Thank you so much for stopping!  




Would you like to win the “Newton’s Easter Basket” 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 February 15th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th

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



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Deer Friend Newton's Nook Designs


Hello, I hope everyone is doing well!  Today I'm on the Newton's Nook Designs blog with a card I've made using this sweet stamp/die set called Deer Friend. This set was part of the January release, and one of my new favorites!


I drew my inspiration from the weather, it's been a bit gloomy and rainy lately.  I really love days like that.  I listen to podcasts and drink hot tea while coloring up these sweet little Newton's images!  So I brought out the grey inks and cardstock!

I used Zig pens to color the deer and flowers and the background was inked with Hickory Smoke Distress ink.

I white heat embossed the sentiment on a dark grey banner and then arranged all my images on the panel/scalloped background from the Frames and Flags Die Set

Thanks for stopping by, I love hearing from you, so don't hesitate to leave a comment!