Newtons Nook Designs 5 Year Anniversary Blog Hop



It’s Newton’s Nook Designs 5-year anniversary and we are celebrating with a HUGE bog hop.  Five (5) winners will be selected to win a $25 Store Credit so please read through til the end to find out more info.  [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 my one-layer card, I am showcasing the Purr-maid Newton stamp set.  There’s nothing cuter than these cat merman and mermaid so I wanted to use them again.  I also combined my project with the Tranquil Tides stamp set.


I started out by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks and my mini ink blending tools.  For the sand, I used a combination of Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  For the sea, I used Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac.  I sprayed water on my colored background and dabbed it with a paper towel.


I stamped the coral images with Faded Jeans distress oxide.  I love this effect because it made it look more realistic!


I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I have coordinating dies for these images but I chose to fuzzy-cut them this time.




I adhered my images onto the foreground and stamped little bubbles here and there.  I also stamped other images to complete my scene and finished my design by adding glossy accents to the bubbles, and stamped my sentiment.   Here’s my card:




I love this sentiment so much and those mermaid/merman images are so cute!  Here’s a little close-up:




Oh, I also added some stardust stickles to the mermaid seashell bra to give it a whimsical look.




I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 5 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 5 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 22 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 23 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Special Guests:

Jess Gerstner

Stephanie Muzzulin

Kimberly Rendino

Jenn Shurkus

Newton’s Nook Design Team:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

37 thoughts on “Newtons Nook Designs 5 Year Anniversary Blog Hop

  1. Your cards are always sooooo adorable and sweet Maria!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and for a great release week fill with lots of inspiration!!!


  2. Maria – First I want to say that my hubby is Richard also! Yeah we are married to fabulous men! Secondly, I am amazed at your lovely beautiful background you created – Oh my goodness I am in awe of that background – I hope to be able to LIFT that sometime in a creation – as I love learning new things – TFS your art and for this amazing hop in which I am seeing so many wonderful piece of art – have a blessed week


  3. This card totally put a smile on my face! The mermaids paired with the coral from the Tranquil Tides set make the perfect underwater scene! The heart on his chest and the sentiment give it the perfect whimsical touch! So cute! Thank you so much for helping us celebrate 5 years with our hop today!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}


  4. Wow!! What a great card!!! I love everything about it!! You have really used the NND products well, and created a lovely under-the-water scene!!! Your attention to detail is fantastic… and FUN!! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Awww, what a sweet card! You know how much I love your sweet style! The background is gorgeous! And your mermaid couple look so happy and adorable together!


  6. The Purr-maid Newton set is absolutely adorable! love your pretty underwater scene! Beautiful coloring and details!


  7. Love your mer-cats and the extra sparkle you added to the card. I think the Purr-maid set is my favorite of the new release since I like mermaids and cats.


  8. This is just so cute and such an awesome scene. Love the tiny
    fish and the bubbles. And her bra is so sparkly; love it!


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