You’re A-GlazE-ing!

Hello KS fans! I’m back today sharing another Valentine’s inspiration, showcasing the Heart Donut Builder Dies, along with the For the Love of Donuts Stamp Set, Distressed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies and the Heartfelt Wishes Slimline Paper Pad. I am also excited to be on the Kat Scrappiness Blog.

Here’s how I made the card:

  • Use the Heart Donuts Builder Dies and die-cut different colors of card stock.
  • Create texture to the heart shaped-glaze by using an embossing folder and dry-emboss all of them.
  • Assemble the donuts by adhering them with liquid glue.
  • Use one of the heart dies and die-cut the sprinkles on some dark pink card stock.
  • Adhere the sprinkles on the donuts with liquid glue.
  • Die-cut the pattern paper from the Heartfelt Wishes Slimline Paper Pad. Adhere the same on some slimline card base measuring 8 1/2 by 7 (folded on the 7 inches side).
  • Cut some Neenah solar white card stock measuring 8 1/2 by 3 1/2. Create the white frame by using the second biggest die from the Distressed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies.
  • Add foam adhesive to all sides and adhere on the slimline card base for added dimension.
  • Foam-mount the middle donut on the card and adhere the rest with liquid glue.  [Designer tip: make sure you are not covering the frame]
  • Before stamping the sentiments, use the Telescopic Embossing Powder Tool with Retractable Brushto get rid of static.  I do this even when I don’t need to emboss my sentiments.
  • Stamp the sentiments on the frame using the For the Love of Donuts Stamp Set with Black ink and stamp the little hearts with red and pink dye inks.
  • Finish the card design by using the white gel pen and add some dots and stars to the donuts for added interest.

Who’s getting excited for Valentine’s Day?!  Have you decorated yet?  I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!


Sweet Treats Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs



The Newton’s Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentines day!  Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

For my project today, I am showcasing the What A Hoot stamp set, and coordinating die set.  The sentiment is from the  Love Owl-ways stamp set.  I also used the Clouds stencil.

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating die.


I used a die from my stash to die-cut the treat topper with some Valentine’s-themed patterned paper.  I cut the same using some white card stock.  I then used my NND Clouds stencil and some Tumbled glass distress oxide ink to create the sky.  I adhered this piece on the treat topper with some liquid glue and started adhering the images that I colored to decorate the treat topper.  I attached the treat topper to a cellophane bag that is filled with Maltesers chocolate.   Here’s what it looks like:



This project is so easy to make but it turned out so cute!  Here’s a closer look:




Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!


Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?


We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!


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 Monday, February 10th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 11th.


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



Valentine’s Day Card with Puppy Playtime by Newton’s Nook

Aaah! L’amore!  I love crafting this time of the month.  My craft desk  is full of my favorite things like hearts and sprinkles and love-themed stamps!  I just LOVE creating Valentine-themed cards and my project today showcases the Puppy Playtime stamp set and coordinating dies.

To begin, I stamped the puppy images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in using my Spectrum Noir Classique and TriBlend markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

At first, I wanted to ground my puppies by creating a landscape background using some stencils and dies.  However, I wanted to use some amazing patterned papers that I recently purchased when I was back home.  If you have been following me for while, you know that I don’t use a lot of patterned papers on my projects; it’s just not my style!  However, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.   I chose some cute designs and cut them into strips and layered them onto my card base.  I also die-cut a nice scallop trim to adhere at the bottom of the card.

I adhered the puppy images on the card with some liquid adhesive.  The XOXO letters were die-cut using the Essential Alphabet die set and also adhered using liquid glue.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx black ink.

To finish my design, I use some Nuvo crystal drops in Bubblegum Pink.   Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my Valentine’s card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!


Newton’s Nook – Love Bites – Cards for the Children’s Hospital

I was requested to donate some cards at the local Children’s Hospital where I live.  I was supposed to make it very simple, kid-friendly with no sequins or glitter.  Since Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, I decided to use the new Love Bites stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs.

The Love Bites stamp set is so versatile, you can create so many different projects using this set.  It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s-related.  You can also use it to make cute little notes to your kids to add to their lunchboxes, or just leave them notes to brighten their day.

I have a video tutorial for you creating 3 projects so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are my projects:




Here’s the video:

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have listed and linked all the supplies below.  Have a great day!

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Valentine’s Day Card

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share with you a cute Valentine’s Card, showcasing products available at Kat Scrappiness, i.e. stamp sets by Lawn Fawn – Love Letters, Cheery Christmas and Mom & Me stamp sets, Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Inkadinkado masking paper and Gina Marie Designs ribbon bow dies. I apologize that I don’t have a process video today as I am currently traveling for a few days.

I wanted to create a very simple card with some masking technique.  I started out by die-cutting my watercolor card stock using the stitched fancy scalloped die. I stamped my two squirrels on Inkadinkado masking paper and fuzzy cut them with my precision scissors.

Using my stamping tool, I laid out my scene and stamped my squirrels twice with Versafine vintage sepia pigment ink.  I heat-set it with some clear embossing powder.  Using the mask I created, I covered the squirrels so I can stamp the wood stump on top of the squirrel. Removing the mask, I also set the tree stump with clear embossing powder.

I colored the images using my Zig clean color real brush markers.  I used my heating tool to dry them out a little, and covered the images with my mask.

I smudged some spun sugar and shaded lilac distress inks on a clear acrylic block, sprayed it with water, and used my flat watercolor brush to carefully start brushing the color onto the paper.  [Since the images are already covered with my masking paper, I was not afraid to do this technique.] I removed the mask and set it aside to dry.

I finished off the design by using a patterned paper by Crate Paper design, and die-cut a bow using a ribbon bow die by Gina Marie Designs.

Here is the final card:


I hope you got inspired today. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!


Kissing Birds Shaker Card

Hello crafty peeps! I am back for Craftin Desert Divas and today, I am sharing with you this adorable kissing birds shaker card.

I started out by printing the kissing birds digital stamp by CDD with Neenah solar white card stock on my laser printer.  I wanted this image to pop so I adjusted the size to make it slightly bigger.  I fuzzy-cut the image with my cutter-bee precision scissors  and set it aside.  I stamped my card panel with some images from another CDD stamp and distressed the background with my spun sugar distress ink.

To create the sentiment, I used the Flag Banner dies and stamped “Love You” showcasing the Elegant brush script stamp set.  This set is a must-have for any stamper.

To create the shaker part of the card, I die-cut the tag using my Banner Dies from CDD with my doodlebug paper, with the acetate sheet and foam adhesive.  For my shaker element, I used my new favorite, shimmer sequins also available at the shop.  They are so sparkly and beautiful!  I also added the red and white twine to finish the design. Here is my card.


I hope you all got inspired today.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked below if you’re interested. Please do join us on the CDD Facebook Gallery page.  We have a challenge every month that you can participate in and you can win some amazing prizes.  Here is the link:


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Inky Paws Challenge # 40

There’s a new Inky Paws Challenge on the blog ( and this time it is a sketch challenge. I love sketch challenges! It gets me out of my comfort zone to try and design something that I’ve never done before.

Here is the sketch:



I started out by stamping the images on Canson watercolor card stock with my Versafine Onyx Black Ink and colored them in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. For this card, I am showcasing a couple of stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs. The mixer, spoon and measuring cup are from the Made From Scratch stamp set and the doodle design is from the Love A La Carte stamp set.

I finished my design by using some Doodlebug patterned paper. Instead of using twine, I decided to use the bow from a Christmas die-set by NND called Pines and Holly Die Set.  Here is my version of the challenge.


What do you guys think? I hope you got inspired today and join us for this challenge. For more information, please visit You have two weeks to join the challenge.  Winner will get a $10 gift code for the Newton’s Nook Designs shop.

The supplies that I have used for today’s card are listed and linked below if you are interested. Have an amazing day.


Sweet Treats Blog Hop ~ Message in a Bottle & Paper Coffee Mug Treat Holder


Hello stampers and crafters! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Welcome to the sweet treats blog hop hosted by Newton’s Nook Designs. I have a special treat for you today. I am sharing two Valentine’s D.I.Y projects.

The first project is a unique holder for your love letter. I call it, Message in a Bottle. I made this project a few years ago and posted it on my YouTube channel.  Back then, I wanted to give my husband something unique on Valentine’s Day so I made this cute, shabby chic message in a bottle project that housed a music sheet by Led Zeppelin, called “Thank You”. This was the very first song that my husband played for me on the guitar when we were still dating many, many years ago. However, the Message in a Bottle project that you see below is a lot simpler. If you are looking for a unique project this Valentine’s Day, the possibilities are endless using this idea!

I started out by cleaning up a small empty wine bottle and set it aside to dry. For my example below, I used a music sheet patterned paper  (Note: You can write your own love letter instead)   I rolled the patterned paper using a pencil to make it easier for me, then tied it with a bow.



To add interest to the message holder, I added the love die-cuts using Newton’s Nook Designs Darling Hearts Die. There is a small “love” script die that is included in this set and is perfect for this project. I also used some of my favorite sequin mixes to further decorate the bottle.



This is like a shaker card, without having to use foam adhesive. I think it turned out so cute!  To finish off the design, I die-cut the heart tag using the Darling Hearts Die on pink patterned paper. I used the sentiment and the heart from the Holiday Smooches stamp set. I used my crop-a-dile to turn the die-cut into a tag. I tied it on the bottle with my silver twine. Don’t you just love this unique love letter holder?





The second project is an adorable paper mug treat holder idea, using the We R Memory Keepers Punch Board. This Punch Board is one of my all-time favorite crafting tools because of its versatility. You can make your own envelopes, treat boxes and treat holders.

I followed a video tutorial on YouTube on how to create this Paper Coffee Mug. Since this project is for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to use White, Pink and Gold for my project. I used a beautiful patterned paper that I got from Michael’s to decorate my paper mug.



I then stamped this cute Newton image (from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set) on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the image and adhered him to a pink circle card stock. I die-cut the scallop circle with my stitched fancy scalloped circle die to further decorate my tag. I love the pink and gold color combination.



I bought some of my favorite Keurig coffee pods and I put them inside this clear cellophane bag.  To finish wrapping up my package, I used my sweetheart twine to close the bag, and stamped my sentiment on this pink heart tag die, and tied a bow. I love this paper mug treat holder to package up some favorite coffee pods.



Here is the paper coffee mug treat holder:




Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?  We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 6th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 7th.

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



New Tag Dies at Kat Scrappiness Plus Project Share

I have made some projects today showcasing the new Heart Stitched Tag Dies and Stitched Scalloped Nesting Dies available at the shop.




I have also shared them on my YouTube channel if you’d like to see the card and tags.  Supplies are listed and linked below: