Love You to the Moon & Back Scrapbook Layout

Hello my crafty friends!  I am super excited to share my project today.  Mother’s Day is fast-approaching and I wanted to create a scrapbook page layout, showcasing the Large Alpha dies, the “Love You to the Moon & Back” script sentiment dies by Kat Scrappiness, plus other supplies available at the shop.

I started by inking my 12 x 12  white card stock with my ink blending tool and my Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber distress oxides.    I spritzed my background with water and dabbed it with my paper towel.  I love the look of distress backgrounds especially on white card stock.

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I matted my mom’s photograph on Gina K Designs Black Card Stock.  I also stamped my flowers and leaves using the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers 4 x 6 stamp set.  I die-cut my images using the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers dies.

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Using the Large Alphabet Dies, I die-cut the letters M-O-M on Gina K Designs Black Card Stock.   I adhered the die-cut pieces onto my layout using my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, lining it up with my T-square ruler to make sure that they are evenly spaced and perfectly aligned.

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I adhered my mom’s photograph onto my layout.  To finish my design, I added the rest of my embellishments.  Here is my layout:

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Here’s a little close-up!  Isn’t she beautiful?!  My mom is an amazing, strong, beautiful person, inside and out.  She has taught me how to become independent, and be able to do things that I couldn’t even believe it’s possible.  I am such a lucky person to have a mom like mine.  I love her to the moon and back!

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I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  I have listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off of your order at Kat Scrappiness.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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Bitty Bunnies Spring Card

Ahh! Spring is almost here and I am ready for all things “pastel”, haha!  I am back today to share with you a Spring card, showcasing the Bitty Bunnies stamp set and coordinating dies, with some squeezed lemonade, shaded lilac and tattered rose distress oxide inks.

I have a process video for you today so I will keep this blog post short.  I hope you got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have a wonderful day!

Here’s my card:

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Here’s a close-up:

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The process video:

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Newton’s Nook DT Birthday Blog Hop

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Today is a super special day, we’re so glad you’re joining us!  All of the Newton’s Nook Designs DT members have gotten together to throw a surprise birthday blog hop for Jennifer, the owner, illustrator and all around wonderful person behind Newton’s Nook!
We are so honored to get to work with Jennifer, and we all just love her so much and wanted everyone to celebrate her birthday with you!   Jennifer, we hope you have the happiest birthday ever!  

 

For my simple card below, I am showcasing the Newton Loves Cake stamp set and coordinating dies with the Baked From Scratch stamp set.  I love mixing and matching stamp sets to create my cards.

 

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I started out by stamping my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut my storybook window die with another 110 lb. white card stock.

 

I used the Tumbling Hearts stencil to ink-up my card panel.  I adhered my storybook window onto my card base, then used foam adhesives to adhere my colored images.  I finished my design by adding glossy accents to the candles, the collar and the little hearts.  Here’s my card:

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Since I colored more than one image, I decided to make another card.  Here’s my second one:

 

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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 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 at 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:

 

NND February Release – Woof Pack

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It is the last day of the February release by Newton’s Nook Designs and the design team is showcasing the Woof Pack stamp set.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]  

Here’s what the stamp set look like:

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I die-cut a piece of Neenah Solar white card stock using the Scallop Rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set.  I stamped my images on this die-cut using memento tuxedo black ink and colored my images in with my Copic markers.   To finish my design, I stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamped the hearts with for lipstick distress oxide.  Here’s my card:

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Here’s a close-up photo of the cute dogs:

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I absolutely adore the dog images!    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)! Thewinner 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:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Kat Scrappiness Dies with Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday!  I have two cute cards for you today showcasing the (new) Large Alpha Dies, Distressed Edge Circle Dies, Distressed Edge Rectangle Dies, Fancy Scalloped Edge Dies by Kat Scrappiness, with Lawn Fawn’s Sweet Friends stamp set and Sweet Friends Lawn Cuts dies.

Even though these two cards have hearts, they are not for Valentine’s Day.  My friends and I love s’mores and I thought the Sweet Friends stamp set with the Large Alpha Dies and other dies by Kat Scrappiness would be perfect to use for my cards today.

I have a process video for you so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are my cards:

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Here’s the process video:

I hope I have inspired you today.  If you like to purchase the products I used, they are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Please also check out the Valentine’s Day sale at the shop as they are only valid until February 18, 2017.  Have a wonderful day!

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NND February Release – Company of Cats

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It is the 3rd day of the February release by Newton’s Nook Designs and the design team is showcasing the Company of Cats stamp set.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]  

Here’s what the stamp set look like:

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I die-cut a piece of Neenah Solar white card stock using the Scallop Rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set.  I stamped my images on this die-cut using memento tuxedo black ink and colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I also colored the scallop edge using my RV 11 Copic marker.

To finish my design, I used one of the banners from the Frames and Flags die-set again to stamp my sentiment.  Here’s my card:

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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:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND February Release – Bitty Bunnies

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It is day 2 of the February release by Newton’s Nook Designs and the design team is showcasing the Bitty Bunnies stamp set and coordinating dies.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]  

Here’s what the stamp set and dies look like:

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Warm Gray Copic markers (W2 and W00).   Since the bunnies looked almost white, I wanted to showcase them by adding some colors on the foreground to make them pop.  I use my home-made stencil to color the background with my distress oxide inks (Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Wild Honey).

To finish my design I used some dies from my stash to create the stitching details for the butterflies.  Here’s my card:

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For my second card, I colored my Bristol Smooth white card stock with Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio distress oxide inks with my mini-ink blending tool.  I adhered the bunnies with some foam tape and heat-embossed my sentiment with my white embossing powder.  Here’s the second card:

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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:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND February Release – Newton’s Easter Basket & Cloudy Sky Stencil

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It is time for another stamp release by Newton’s Nook Designs and today, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Easter Basket stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Cloudy Sky stencil.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]  

Here are the images of the Newton’s Easter Basket stamp set and dies, with the Cloudy Sky stencil:

I started out by die-cutting a Bristol smooth white card stock using the Scallop Rectangle die from the Frames and Flags die set.  I used the new Cloudy Sky stencil and my broken china distress oxide ink with my mini-ink blending tool to create my cloudy sky.

I stamped the images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the colored images with its coordinating dies.  To finish my design, I die-cut a mint card stock using the land border dies, and added the small trees.  Here’s my card:

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Since I colored more than one image, I thought it’s perfect to use it to decorate my treat bag.  I added the white fence first, and adhered the grass that I die-cut using the land border die.  I stamped the sentiment onto the treat bag, then adhered my image with my foam tape.  Here’s the treat bag:

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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:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Valentine’s Mailbox Treat Holder with Color Washed 12×12 Paper Pad by PHP

Maria Russell CircleAre you looking for some last-minute gift ideas for Valentine’s Day?  Look no further.  Here’s an easy and fun Valentine’s Mailbox Treat Holder idea!   You can find these mailboxes at a craft store, or go to your local Target at the Dollar spot section.  I have altered my mailbox, using the beautiful Color Washed 12 x 12 Paper Pad by Paper House Productions.  You guys are all going to love this paper pad.  The pad comes with a sticker sheet that contains alphabet stickers, and other ephemeras.

I love making 3D projects for Valentine’s Day, especially making treat holders for my family and friends.  Valentine’s Day is always a special day at my house.  When my kids were a lot younger, I would surprise them by decorating the table with hearts, candles, confetti, and flowers!  I would also leave the little treat bags on top of their plates so that before they eat breakfast and go to school, they already have their treats with them.  It made their day.  It doesn’t matter how big or small the presents were but they were always happy to get a few treats to celebrate the day.  We also made treats for their friends!

Here are the photos of my finished project:

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I have a process video for you today to show you how I altered this inexpensive mailbox that I found from Target.  It is super fast and easy, and it doesn’t require decoupaging.  I hope you like it.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES:  Color Washed 12 x 12 Paper Pad, Xyron Creative Station Lite, Mailbox