Wishing you Peace, Love & Joy

Hello everyone!  Have you joined our Blog Hop to benefit the Coffee Oasis Youth Program by Kat Scrappiness?  Collection is currently open and all you have to do is make a winter-themed project and link it on the site, or leave comments on each participants blog and you will also have a chance to WIN!  Simple as that!

For my card today, I am showcasing the new Stitched Snowflake Swirl Border Background die and other products available at the shop.   I started out by die-cutting a piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock using the Stitched Snowflake Swirl Border Background die.  I inked up this piece with Spun Sugar and Antique Linen distress oxide inks with my mini-ink blending tool.

Using the Holiday Style stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps, I stamped the pine boughs first, then positioned the silver bell ornament and stamped it with different gray and black inks.  I also stamped it with some Encore silver pigment ink.  I die-cut a piece of red  bow using a die-set from Lawn Fawn and adhered it onto the top of the ornament.  I also stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and Lawn Fawn Lobster ink.  I added the Sparkling Clear jewels using my Crystal Katana jewel picker.

Here’s my card:

I absolutely LOVE the stitching details made by the die.  It is so beautiful in person.  I also LOVE the jewels that are available at the shop but the sparkling clear ones are my favorite.  Here’s a little close-up:

In my opinion, Kat Scrappiness makes the most beautiful and affordable dies.  I can’t even pick a favorite because I love them all!  Please tell us which one is your favorite die from the shop.

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

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Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you are having a great day! I am super excited because today is our Annual Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop here at Newton’s Nook.  We have some very talented guests with us today so please hop along and check out their amazing projects. TWO winners will also have a chance to each win a $25 store credit at Newton’s Nook 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.]

For my card today, I am showcasing one of my all-time favorite stamp set by Newton’s Nook, which is Naughty & Mice with its coordinating dies, with the Pines & Holly die set and the sentiment is from the Nutcracker Squeak stamp set.

I started by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock with a Copic friendly ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I am a frugal stamper so I like stamping a couple of images on my card stock so I don’t waste any of it.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I colored my background with different inks using my home-made stencil that I made using different circle dies and punches.  I wanted my background to have some subtle bokeh colors that wouldn’t overwhelm the whole design.

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I stamped my sentiment onto black card stock with Versa-mark ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.   I also die-cut some pine boughs using the Pines & Holly die set.  The Bokeh colors on my background look like it is coming from the lights on the Christmas tree.

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I adhered my sentiment first with some foam adhesive and added the pine boughs.  I also adhered the mice with foam adhesive.

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To finish my design, I added some Nuvo glitter drops on their hats.  Don’t they look so cute and festive?  Here’s a little close-up:

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I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!   I don’t know if you can tell but I also added glossy accents to the candy cane.

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Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 
Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase!  Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.
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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

 

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Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop For the Benefit of Coffee Oasis Youth Program

Hello and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis!  The blog hop begins today, Friday, December 7 and will remain open through Monday, December 10th.  The theme of our blog hop is “WINTER”.   (There is more information about Coffee Oasis and how you can help at the end of my blog post .)

Simply click on the first photo in the list below to visit the blogs of those who are participating.  Each blog will have the same list of links on their blogs and you just follow them in order to go to the next blog!

And to make it more fun we have many prizes to give away!  There are two ways to participate and win in this blog hop.

  • Option One:  Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop.  If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on “Add Your Link” at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions, it’s quick and easy!   If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
  • Option Two:  Leave a comment on the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop!

At the end of the hop, (on December 13th) we will randomly choose the winners and they will win fabulous prizes from our sponsors. (Prizes listed below)  All Winners names will be posted on our blog and we will attempt to contact everyone who leaves their contact information.  If prizes are not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.

If you are participating in the hop, please post your card/project on social media and use the following tags:

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MEGA SPONSORS!

The following sponsors have agreed to donate a portion of their sales during this hop to the Coffee Oasis.  Please visit them and remember that if you place an order, you will be donating and supporting Coffee Oasis as well!  These sponsors are also providing prizes to the hoppers as well!

Kat Scrappiness is offering 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE and is donating 15% of all sales during this blog hop to Coffee Oasis!  Use coupon code:  COFFEEOASIS to save!  We are also giving away gift packages!  To look at all the amazing prizes, please visit this link –> http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/

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Now let’s get on to my project.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Blah Humbunny stamp set and coordinating dies by Honey Bee, the All That Glitters stamp set by Picket Fence Studios, the stitched rectangle dies by Kat Scrappiness, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

 

I started by stamping the background stamp by the Picket Fence Studios called All That Glitters onto my Neenah Solar Classic Crest 100 lb. card stock using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.   I also stamped the images from the Blah Humbunny stamp set and colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I adhered the presents using my Nuvo liquid adhesive onto my stamped background, and also adhered the bunny with foam adhesives.   To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some details to the images and also added some crystal jewels on my background.

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I also added the eyelashes to my cute little bunny using my 0.3 Copic multi-liner pen.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I used my Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment on my card.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  Please visit http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/ to find our more info about this hop.   Click on the inlinkz button below to hop along with us and leave us a comment.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day.

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Learn more about Coffee Oasis:

Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.  (You can read more about their programs here:  https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )

How you can help Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them!  Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers!  So please visit them and show some support.  You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate.  Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn’t matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.

Donate to Coffee Oasis Today!


Let’s get hopping and spread the word to see how much we can help this wonderful organization.

This is the sign up for bloggers/youtubers who are participating in the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis.  Click to view and add your links:

It’s A Hot Chocolate Kind of Day – Fall/Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  This is my second post for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.  I wanted to enter another card today showcasing some of my favorite stamp sets by Newton’s Nook Designs.

For my card below, I am featuring the Cup of Cocoa stamp set and its coordinating dies, the Sweater Weather stamp set and coordinating dies and the Sky borders die set.

Just like my first blog post, I stamped the images on Copic friendly ink and colored them  in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I inked up a piece os Bristol smooth white card stock with my Distress Oxide inks and used a circle trio die from my stash to cut the windows.

I adhered the colored background onto my card base with some foam adhesive.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock using the sky borders die set.   I adhered the images with foam adhesive and some Nuvo liquid glue.

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To finish my design, I die-cut the little bows and also stamped the sentiment.  Here’s a little close-up of my card:

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I don’t know about you but this kitty cat certainly makes me want to put on some skinny jeans, UGG boots and comfy sweater and drink hot chocolate all day long!  Okay, maybe not all day because I now have low-tolerance on caffeine but maybe two cups will be my limit!  Haha!  Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my second card for today!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Wishing You Holiday Happiness – Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  I hope you are all having a great day!  I am super stoked because today is the start of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and her team for organizing this event!

Kat Scrappiness is also a super sponsor!!  Kat will be giving away One (1) $25 gift card and One (1) Flash prize of Kat Scrappiness Package worth at least $25.00 and use coupon code: COFFEELOVERS18 for 15% off site-wide sale.  Click here for more details:  http://KatScrappinessBlog.com/fall-winter-coffee-lovers-blo…

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For my project today, I am showcasing the new Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set  with the Beary Merry stamp set by Neat & Tangled.

I started by stamping my image with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die cut the Trees and snowbanks with Neenah Solar white card stock with the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set.

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I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Tumbled glass and Spun sugar distress oxide inks with my mini-ink blending tool.  I am loving this color-combo for the winter sky!

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To finish my design on this card, I added some Stardust stickles on the trees and glossy accents to the North Pole sign.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Don’t you just LOVE this cute bear?  Also, the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set is a must-have for sure.  It gives you all the dies that you need to create your winter scene.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please use coupon code “COFFEELOVERS18” for 15% off your order at the Kat Scrappiness.

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Make the Moose Out of Life with Newton’s Nook Designs

Have you seen last week’s November release by Newton’s Nook Designs?  Did you take advantage of the Black Friday sales?  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Since hubby and I are currently in Abu Dhabi, we didn’t get to roast our own turkey which made me a bit sad.  However, the most important thing is that we’re together and that’s all that matters!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Moose Mountain stamp set and coordinating dies with the Forest Scene Builder dies and the sky borders die.

I stamped my image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die to cut the image.  I used the birch tree from the Forest Scene builder dies and the sky border dies to die cut my trees and the clouds.  I also cut an A2-size card base, and trimmed the front flap so that I can layer my clouds and snowbanks with vellum.   I wanted the patterned paper inside to show through but not overwhelm my design.

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To finish my design I adhered the image on my foreground and also added some berries.  Here’s what it looks like:

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This is an old card design of mine but I keep going back to this because it is such a great design.  When you open the card, you can see through what’s inside.

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I really love how this card turned out!  Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Happy crafting!

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It’s Beginning to Look a Sloth Like Christmas

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Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  I meant to post on November 23rd but due to my current move and travel schedule, I was not able to organize the post so I apologize for that.  Before I begin, I wanted to let you all know that Cyber Monday sale is 25% off Please use coupon code “MONDAY25”  Hurry and order your favorites before they are gone!

 

I am back today with this cute Christmas card, showcasing the Foliage Frame Die, the Slothy Christmas stamp set and matching die by Newton’s Nook and other products available at the shop.

 

I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut another piece of Neenah solar white card stock using the Foliage Frame die set.  This die is so beautiful!

 

I cut an A2-size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up this background with some Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks, using my mini-ink blending tool.  I put a few drops of my Vintage Photo distress re-inker onto an acrylic block and added a few drops of water then used my watercolor brush to splatter some color onto my colored background.  I adhered this piece onto my card base.

 

 

I added some foam adhesive on the frame to give it a little bit of a dimension.  To finish my design, I adhered my colored images onto the card and covered the Santa hat with some stardust stickles.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

Don’t you just LOVE this new Foliage Frame die?  Also the sloth is so cute with that little mouse!  I really love how this card turned out.

 

 

I hope you like my Christmas card today.  Please visit Kat Scrappiness today to order all of the supplies I used.  They are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the Cyber Monday sale using coupon code “MONDAY25” for 25% off your order!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 3

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It is the last day of the November reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You 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 the last day of the November reveals, the design team is showcasing the Newton Celebrates stamp set and the Newton’s New Year stamp set, with their coordinating dies. Here’s what they look like:

 

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I don’t know about you but that cat in the martini glass is the BOMB!  I just love, love, love that image.

 

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I don’t know if you can tell but I put glossy accents on the martini glass and the olive.  To finish my design, I added some champagne jewels by Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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NEWTON’S NEW YEAR:

For my last card, I wanted to create a shaker card to celebrate the occasion.  I created my own stencil using my circle dies and colored my Bristol smooth white card stock with different distress oxide inks.  I also used my rectangle dies to create my border with the Sky Borders die.

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

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I added glossy accents to the champagne glasses and the bubbles!  I really LOVE how this card turned out.  Here’s another look:

 

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I hope you like my cards today.  Which one is your favorite?  Would you like to win a $25 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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd.

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

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Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

 

 

A Partridge in a Pear Tree with CAS-ual Fridays

Maria here with you today!  I am absolutely LOVING the holiday release by CAS-ual Fridays, don’t you?! I can’t even pick a favorite.

For my shaker card today, I am featuring the Partridge in the Pear Tree stamp set and the Pear Tree Fri-Dies.  Here’s what they look like:

I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Tumbled glass and Spun sugar distress oxide inks.  I used used some rectangle dies from my stash to die-cut the frame.  I also stamped and colored my image with my Copic markers, then die-cut using the Pear Tree Fri-dies.

To create my well for the shaker, I adhered some acetate sheet on my frame then used some foam adhesive.

I used some iridescent and colorful sequin mixes for my shaker element.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with versa-mark ink and heat embossed with my heating tool.  I also used the bow die included in the Pear Tree Fri-Dies to die-cut a red bow.  Also added glossy accents to the pears to add some shine.  Here’s a little close-up:

I wish you can see this card in person because the colors are so beautiful!  I really love how this one turned out.

I hope you like my shaker card today.  Please use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.  Happy shopping and happy crafting!