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Friday, July 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop!


Hello everyone and welcome to the 4 year celebration blog hop here at Newton's Nook Designs!  I'm so excited we get an extra day to show off these gorgeous products from the July release!

I chose to make another project with "Cosmic Newton" stamp/die set.  It was so hard to choose, but I love creating night skies and this image of Newton with his telescope really spoke to me.


I started with the largest die from the Stitched Nested Creative Square by Studio Katia and inked it in multiple darker blue and black distress ink tones.  I knew where I'd be placing my Newton image and wanted it to look like there was a beam of light shining down on him.  For that area I used some Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron.  

After it was all dry, I splattered  with a little water and watered down white acrylic paint to create outer space.  I copic colored Newton and the tiny planets and placed them in the scene.  Lastly I cut out a banner and heat embossed the sentiment in black and added a few tiny pink stars.  

I hope you've enjoyed my project for this special event and I really appreciate your comments!  Keep scrolling for the list of participants in this hop, make sure to comment on every blog for more chances to win!



Check out this sweet bonus!  Place an order of $75 or more and receive the NND Pawprints stencil!  Offer good through July 21st or while supplies last!




Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you've won!


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs July Release Day 4


Hi everyone and happy Thursday, it's going to be another GREAT reveal day today.  Omgoodness, I'm head over heals on this Cosmic Newton stamp/die set!  That rocket and space suit with the Newtons inside, too cute!!


I started with a 5x5 card base and die cut a smaller pierced square which I inked up in multiple blue shades of distress inks.  Also a little bit of fossilized amber ink behind the rocket!  Once dried, I used the Tanzanite Nuvo glitter paste over the brand new Starfield stencil by NND.  I filled in the extra areas with some dots from my white gel pen.  Once the panel was dried, I foam tape mounted both Newton images and added a banner with a white heat embossed sentiment from the set!


Thank you SO much for joining me today and for your sweet comments!  Don't forget to leave comments at all the blogs for your chance to win!


Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th

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

Amanda Bodine You are here!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs July Release Day 3


Welcome to day 3 of our birthday celebration over at Newton's Nook Designs!  Today we've got another amazing stamp/die set to show you called Toucan Party!  What an absolutely beautiful creative set!  Did you know there are a thousand ways to color a toucan?!  Google it, you'll be amazed!  Well, here's my take on these gorgeous birds!


I used this brand new Tropical Leaves stencil on Green Apple cardstock by Simon Says Stamp and a very light touch with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink while shading over the stencil. The green panel was die cut using the outer frame of Femme Frames by Mama Elephant. I then covered with a smaller piece of vellum and mounted my Copic colored toucans with a banner and some cute enamel dots!


Thanks for joining me today and thank you for all your sweet comments which I appreciate so much!


Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs July Release Day 2


WooHoo, it's Day 2 of the July release and we're still partying, celebrating Newton's Nook Designs 4th birthday!  I'm so glad you're here joining us!  

Today I've got 2 more stamp/die sets to share with you and I think you're going to looooove them, just like I do!


First off, Cocktail Mixer stamp/die set..aren't these little drinks fun!!  I started off distress inking 3 round spots in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and Worn Lipstick distress inks, then did a little water splatter on them for a bubbly look.  I colored up a martini, a blue Hawaiian and a margarita with my Copics and added some Stickles to the drinks for sparkle!  


Next I'm sharing a card I made with Stowaway Newton stamps/dies.  I just love Newton snuggled up in the clothes on a stack of suitcases!  This was a fun image to Copic color.  I then die cut a circle from vanilla cardstock and distress inked the new Pawprints stencil lightly using Tea Dye distress ink.  I added the Bon Voyage die cut that comes with the die set and used some old 7 Gypsies papers I had as a background inside the circle.  It has a bit of a shabby look and I thought that paired well with the luggage.  

Thanks so much for joining me today, keep scrolling for a chance to win!



Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th

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

Amanda Bodine <<<You are here

Monday, July 10, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs July Release Day 1


Hello Newton fans!  I'm so excited about this July release, not only do we have A-Mazing new stuff to show you, but it's also Newton's Nook Designs 4th birthday celebration!!  So be sure to join us here all week long for new product reveal, inspiration and prizes..keep scrolling to learn how to win!!

Today I'm showing off cards I've made with 2 new stamp sets, Winston's Lake House w/coordinating dies and Lake Advice.  


Winston's Lake House stamps/dies are all Copic colored.  I cut the waves out using the new Sea Borders die set.  All July release NND products are pictured below!


Lake Advice stamped and Copic colored.  I used the new NND Waves stencil, first with a light inking of Tumbled Glass distress ink. Then I went over the ink with Nuvo Moonstone Paste to create the rippling waves on my background.

In addition to these great new stamps/die sets, we're also featuring the new Sea Borders die set AND brand new STENCILS in the NND line!  I'm a huge stencil fan and these designs are just gorgeous. So stay tuned for more stenciling projects this week!



Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th

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

Amanda Bodine - You are here!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Unity Spring To Go


Hi all!  Popping in with a quick card I made for a challenge over on SplitCoastStampers.  Last week I was honored to be chosen as the "Featured Stamper" over at SCS, so this week I'm playing along by caseing a card made by this week's FS!

Here's a link to my gallery: SplitCoastStampers Gallery

For my card I used this super cute coffee image by Unity Stamp Company, Spring To Go (Image was colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Watercolor Markers Die cut is MFT Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX, hemp cord by Lawn Fawn, Enamel Dots are found on Ebay at a wonderful price of .76 per pack! Sugar Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping!!! Here's a link if you'd like to play in the Featured Stamper Challenge

Friday, June 30, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs - Newton Rides West



Hi everyone!  Today I'm up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog with an extra project for June.  Have you stopped by the store to see the new June release yet?  Here's a link to check it out! Newton's Nook Designs Online Store

I so enjoyed working with the new products this month, I decided to use some of the images from Newton Rides West again!

I started by die cutting a smaller rectangle using watercolor paper. I prefer the Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface for most of my watercolor projects and that's what I've used here.  I took a wide head brush and using distress inks, created the ombre effect behind the images. I die cut and copic colored my Newton kitties and cactus.  I used the Wanted sentiment up above and then two different sentiments below.  I used some grid and ombre papers from my stash to use as my base layer.  

I hope you've enjoyed my Newton cards today!  I love reading your comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave them!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs June Release Day 4

Hello!  Welcome to our last day, day 4 of the June release at Newton's Nook Designs. Don't forget, all of the products you've seen in this week's release will be available in store tomorrow!!! 

Today we've got this super fun set, "Newton Rides West".  Don't you just LOVE these fun images and sentiments?!  I drew my inspiration for this card from the incredible red rocks in Arizona.  It's been years since I've seen them with my own eyes, but I still remember how awe inspiring this desert/mountain region was to drive through.  I found this photo on Pinterest to give you an idea, in case you've not seen the area in person.


I had a lot of fun building this scene with Newton riding his hobby horse through the cactus filled desert!  I distress inked my pre-night sky and added stars with white splatter. The clouds are from the Sky Borders set by NND.  The hill was created with a die by MFT, Scenic Safari.  I finished it off by heat embossing the sentiment in gold on a banner and adding that cute little horse shoe!


Make sure to keep scrolling down for details on how to win this stamp set!!!

Would you like to win the “Newton Rides West” 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th

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


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs June Release Day 3


Hi everyone, today is a big day 3 of the June Release over at Newton's Nook Designs.  Today we are featuring 2 separate stamp and die sets!  Cultivated Cactus and Cuppa Cactus.

My top card, I had SO much fun stamping out the cactus and different pots in various ink colors, then die cutting them all out.  I put together a collage of plants over a distress inked ground (rusty hinge) and then did a little paint splatter.  I added a bit of twine and sequins and finished off with that great sentiment, "Thank you for sticking by me!".


My second "cards" were made using the Cuppa Cactus set.  I could have colored these all day long, they are really easy and oh so cute!  I had water colored a few panels in the bright yellow and it really makes the mugs and cactus stand out!  Those sentiments, aren't those funny??!  And true!  The cups and cactus were colored with Copic markers.

Scroll down for your chance to win!  Thanks for stopping!!

 


Would you like to win the “Cuppa Cactus” or the “Cultivated Cactus” stamp set? 
Each of these 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs June Release Day 2

Hi everyone!  Today is day 2 of the June release over at Newton's Nook Designs.  I'm sharing this very sentimental stamp set, Furr-Ever Friends.  As you may know, I recently lost my sweet and loyal dog Dahlila.  She was with our family for 12 wonderful years.  I cannot tell you how special it was to receive cards, especially handmade cards from friends that were thinking of my family during this time.  

I love that the cat and dog are both in silhouette.  And the little accessories, the wings, halo and paw print are so sweet.  I designed both of these cards in a bit of an understated way.  I felt the images and sentiments should really be the main focus.  And now I have special cards to share when the time comes to extend my sympathies for the loss of a furbaby.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by, please scroll down to learn how to win this stamp set!


   




Would you like to win the “Furr-Ever Friends” 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th

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