NND OCTOBER Release Day 4 – PREHISTORIC CHRISTMAS, ChRISTMAS PHEASANT & HEARTFELT HOLIDAYS

It’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs and we are featuring three products today. If you haven’t hopped along with us yet, now is a great time to catch up. You have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 4, we are showcasing the Prehistoric Christmas Stamp & Dies, Christmas Pheasant Stamp & Dies with the Heartfelt Holidays that coordinates with the previously released Heart Frames & Banner Trio Dies.

The first card is clean and simple. I die-cut the scallop frame from the Frames & Flags Die Set and used masking tape to mask off the card stock. I ink-blended this panel with some Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed distress oxide inks.

I sprayed the panel with water and picked up the excess with some paper towel, and adhered this on an A2-size white notecard.

Next, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I added the images on the card using liquid glue. I finished the design by adding the sentiment, and glittery stars to give it a whimsical touch.

I am starting to really LOVE creating clean and simple card so the next project is another easy one. A one-layer card is a the way to go!

I basically repeated the steps that I did above with the ink-blending and coloring the images. I also stamped the trees from the Festive Forest Stamp Set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I popped-up the first tree with foam adhesive and added the other two with liquid glue. I also foam-mounted the focal image to make it stand out, finishing the design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

And last but not the least is the Heartfelt Holidays project. For all you coloring people out there, this is another must-have!

For a cohesive look, I only used some variations of green and red! Nothing too busy here! I just LOVE the simplicity of this stamp set and I am so happy that Newton’s Nook is adding more stamp set to match the Heart Frames Die Set.

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment on some red card stock and used the Banner Trio Die Set to cut it out. I foam-mounted this onto the card for added dimension.

So there you have it folks! If you hopped along with us throughout this week, I’d LOVE to hear what your favorites are! I hope you have been inspired by the design team all week long! The products will be available tomorrow so grab your favorites first thing before they sell out!

Would you like to win the “Prehistoric Christmas” or the “Heartfelt Holidays”  Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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, October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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NND OCTOBER Release Day 3 – CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS & DAIRY CHRISTMAS

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Were you able to hop along with us for the last two days? You have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 3, we are showcasing the Christmas Cocktails Stamp Set and Dies with the Dairy Christmas Stamp Set and Dies.

Let me just say that I can’t even pick a favorite product from this Holiday Release. I LOVE THEM ALL! I am sure the rest of the team would agree that we all got super inspired creating the projects we are showing you this week. This Christmas Cocktails stamp set is so ADORABLE it was hard for me to choose which ones to feature on my card.

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. I know you can really see it, but I added glossy accents to the images to make them look like real glass.

While I was waiting for the images to dry, I inked up the background panel with distress oxide inks. I wanted to have a warmer tone behind the glasses so I used Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed inks. I sprayed the background with water and picked up the excess with some paper towel.

Next, I cut some Neenah solar white card stock and used embossing folder to dry-emboss this panel. I adhered this on an A2-size notecard and also added a strip of black card stock to ground the images.

I adhered the images on the card with liquid glue and finished my design by adding the sentiment that I stamped with Versamark ink on some black card stock.

For my second card, I decided to create a clean and simple design. I die-cut the scallop panel on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Scallop from the Frames & Flags Die Set. I also used a circle die to create the window, and ink-blended the positive cut with some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink.

Next, I foam-mounted the scallop panel on some A2-size notecard and adhered the ink-blended circle die-cut. I stamped the images and colored them in with alcohol markers. I used teh coordinating die to cut it out.

I foam-mounted the focal image for added dimension and finished my design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock and heat-setting with my heating tool. Easy, peasy for this one!

Would you like to win the “Christmas Cocktails” or the “Dairy Christmas”  Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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, October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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NND OCTOBER Release Day 2 – Holiday Home + Christmas Cactus

It is Day 2 of the October reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post 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 today’s reveals, we are showcasing the Holiday Home Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies with the Christmas Cactus Stamp Set and Dies.

When I first saw this Holiday Home Stamp Set, I immediately thought of this design in my head. I knew wanted to create a storybook scene to capture this magical Christmas evening. I paired it up with the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.

I started by creating the background panel by ink-blending the background with distress oxide inks on some Bristol Smooth white card stock. I sprayed it with water and picked up the excess with paper towel.

Next, I stamped the images from the Holiday Home Stamp Set and Snow Globe Scenes on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut them all out.

To create the snowbanks, I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock using the Land Border Dies and the Sea Border Dies. I colored the edges with my alcohol markers in blue and used the blender to soften the edges.

Having all of the components on hand, I started to assemble the card. The background panel was adhered on some A2-size white notecard. I foam-mounted the first snowbank for added dimension and added the second one with liquid glue. I adhered the colored images on the card panel with either foam or liquid adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on the foreground with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored the letters with the same markers I used to color the images, for a more cohesive look. I finished my card design by adding Stickles to the “snowy” trees and the hats.

The next card is Clean & Simple. I stamped the images a few times on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versafine ink in Onyx Black. I colored the images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I adhered the colored panel on some A2-size white notecard.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my heating tool. I fussy-cut the sentiment and adhered on the card with liquid glue.

Would you like to win the “Holiday Home” or the “Christmas Cactus”  Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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, October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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NND OCTOBER Release Day 1 – SNOW MUCH CHEER & NEWTON’S STOCKING + MEOWY CHRISTMAS PAPER PACK

Hello and Welcome to the Newton’s Nook October Release. I am so excited to show off the new holiday-themed products by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post 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 the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Snow Much Cheer Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies, Newton’s Stocking Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies along with the ADORABLE Meowy Christmas Paper Pack!

For my first project, I started by stamping my images from the Newton’s Stocking stamp set on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the image. I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat-set with my heating tool.

To add some festive touch to this design, I added stickles to Newton’s hat and the stocking. I set this image aside to let it dry while I work on the background.

The background was very simple to create. I die-cut some white card stock using a rectangle frame from my collection. I cut this piece and used an embossing folder to create dimension. I adhered this on an A2-size white notecard. I also used the same frame to die-cut a few pieces of the pattern paper from the Meowy Christmas Paper Pack as well as some black strip. I must admit, this Meowy Christmas Paper Pack is just so pretty, it was really hard for me to cut them out. I feel like the images should just be framed!

I wanted my focal point to stand out so I die-cut the scallop frame from the Framework Die Set. I covered the back with vellum and foam-mounted this on my card front. I adhered some pine needles that I die-cut from the Pines & Holly Die Set and added Newton in the middle of the frame with liquid glue.

For my next card, I repeated the process I just mentioned above, coloring the images and die-cutting them out. I opted for some light colors to color them in.

Next, I die-cut the all the components to create my scene –> Pine trees from the Forest Scene Builder Die Set using the Meowy Christmas Paper Pack, snowbank using the Land Border and Sea Border Die Set, with the red bow from the Baby Bib Die Set. I also ink-blended the background with some distress oxide ink and adhered this panel on some A2-size notecard.

I assembled the card by adding the circle frame panel with some foam adhesive for added dimension. I also added the trees, then the colored images with either foam adhesive or liquid glue.

I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment “Let It Snow” using some Spectrum Noir quick Dry Dye Ink in Midnight and colored the snowflakes and “Snow” with some light blue alcohol marker. I’ve added some white pearls for more texture.

Would you like to win the “Snow Much Cheer” or the “Newton’s Stocking” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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, October 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 15th

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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A Friend Like You is One of a Kind

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria here with you on the blog today sharing this slimline card, showcasing the Garden’s Edge Slimline stamp set, along with the Garden’s Edge Coordinating die and the Honeycomb Cover Plate slimline die

I love sending some “just-because” cards to my friends and this beautiful floral stamp set is exactly what I needed.  I started by stamping the images on some Bristol smooth white card stock using Coffee Bean Hybrid ink.   What I love about the LDRS hybrid inks is the fact that you can use either alcohol or water-based markers and it will not smudge.  I colored the images in with some water-based markers.  I die-cut the colored image with the coordinating die. 

The Honeycomb Cover Plate slimline die was used to die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock and adhered with liquid glue on a slimline card base.  The focal image was popped up with foam adhesive for added dimension.  I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock using Watermark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder to this and heat-set with my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment with my precision snips and adhered the same with liquid glue on the card. 

I finished my card design by adding some gold baubles for added interest.  Here’s another look: 

I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something beautiful today from the latest release.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by! 

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2 Cards Featuring Tropical Floral SL Stamp Set & Stencils with LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria here with you and I am back to share two cards with you, showcasing the Tropical Floral Slimline stamp set.  

For my first card, I decided to go easy, peasy!  After all, the Tropical Floral Slimline stamp set pretty much speaks for itself!  I don’t normally do a lot of “no-line coloring” but I made an exception for this one.  I really want the organic look of it.  I used my darkest marker to draw the lines and then blended it with my medium marker, and then light to color the images in.

One of the things I LOVE about LDRS Creative is that they take their time to not only provide us with some great quality products, but they also make sure to include a coloring sample at the back of each packaging!  This really made it easier for me to follow the lines, making sure I wasn’t messing up the whole stamp design.  No-line coloring is very challenging for me but with the help of looking at the sample from the packaging, things went pretty smoothly.

I added texture to this design by adding some bronzy, splatters using some metallic watercolor from my collection.  To do this technique, I wet the brush with some water and picked up the color from my watercolor palette and flicked the brush onto my card.  I waited for a few minutes to let it dry then adhered the focal panel on some A2-size notecard. 

I stamped the sentiment using some Raven Hybrid ink and added some dots on the flower with my white gel pen for added interest.  I finished my design by adhering some bronze pearls to the card. Here’s another look:

The next card looks complicated but trust me, it’s really easy!  I started by stamping the image using the Tropical Floral Slimline stamp set with some Coffee Bean Hybrid Ink.  Coloring the image was very easy because I used the Tropical Floral Slimline Layering Stencil Set with some Hybrid inks (colors mentioned below).  Let me tell you, this was a huge GAME CHANGER!  I love, love, love the layering stencils!   

For the Hibiscus, I layered Soft KissesFandango and Scarlet Rose.  The yellows are Banana Cream PieDan-D-Lion and Tangerine Dream. The greens are Pistachios-A-PlentyPrickly Pear Perfection and Evergreen.

I used the Tropical Floral Slimline coordinating die to die-cut the image.  I cut some Neenah solar white card stock measuring 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I added texture to this card stock by applying some metallix gel using the Plaid Stencil and palette knife.  I set this aside to let it dry for about half an hour and adhered the focal image with liquid glue.  

I added the foreground to an A2-size notecard.  The sentiment was stamped on some black card stock using watermark ink and white embossing powder, and adhered onto the card with liquid glue.  The last thing I added to this card was the gold pearls to finish the design.  

Which card is your favorite?  I simply cannot pick one.  They are two different techniques but I love how both cards turned out!  I hope you like them too.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy stamping!

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Happy 4th of July Card with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook Designs fans! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! Who is excited for the 4th of July weekend? That is my inspiration for today’s post.

I am back today to share with you this 4th of July card, showcasing products from the June release called Newton’s 4th of July stamp set & dies, along with the Fireworks stencil.

To make the card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

The colorful background was made by ink-blending some Bristol smooth white card stock with my favorite Distress oxide blends –> Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold. I didn’t bother to color the bottom of the card stock since I knew they will be covered anyway. I sprayed this with water and picked up the excess with paper towel.

Next, I used the Fireworks stencil and Therm O Web Metallix Gel in Gold to add texture to my ink-blended background. The gel was evenly spread on teh card stock with the help of TOW Stencil Pal. I set this panel aside to let it dry for about half an hour, before adhering to an A2 size notecard.

I used the Sea Border Die Set to die-cut two strips of white card stock and foam mounted both pieces onto my card.

I cut a strip of black & white pattern paper and adhered at the bottom with liquid glue. I also adhered both images on the card using both liquid & foam adhesive for added dimension.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock that was die-cut using one of the dies from the Frames & Flags Die set. I foam mounted this onto my card to give it stability. Here’s another look:

I hope you like card today. The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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NND June Release Day 4 – Barbecue Roundabout & Seashells Roundabout Stamp Sets

I am a bit sad that this is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  If you haven’t hopped along with us yet, now is a great time to catch up. You have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 4, we are showcasing the Barbecue Roundabout and Seashell Roundabout stamp sets that coordinates with the Circle Frame Die set and Banner Trio die set.

Both cards are fairly simple. I started by die-cutting the circle scallop using the biggest die from the Circle Frames die set. I positioned this inside my stamping tool and stamped the images with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I colored the images in with alcohol markers.

To ground the image, I die-cut a circle frame and adhered this piece on my colored panel. I used the same scallop die to die-cut my card base and adhered the colored images to this piece.

Last thing I did was to stamp the sentiment on the banner that was die-cut using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set and adhered this on the card with liquid glue.

For my next card, I stamped the images on some A2-size Neenah solar white card stock. I colored the images in with alcohol markers.

On another A2-size Neenah solar white, I created the window by using one of the circle dies from the Circle Frames Die Set. I wanted to add texture and interest to this panel so I used the Seashell Stencil with some White Pearl Metallix Gel using Stencil Pal. I set this aside to let it dry for about half an hour.

I die-cut another circle frame with some black card stock and adhered on the panel with liquid glue. I foam-mounted this piece on the colored images for added dimension. I finished the design by adding the sentiment that was again stamped on the banner using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set.

Would you like to win the “Barbecue Roundabout” or the “Seashell Roundabout” stamp set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner to win each stamp set set!

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 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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NND June Release Day 3 – Kitten Beach and Beach Barks

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Were you able to hop along with us on Monday and Tuesday? You have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through ’til the end of the blog post 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 3, we are showcasing the Kitten Beach and Beach Barks stamp sets and their coordinating dies.

I started by creating the background panel. Using Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin with the mini ink blending tools, I blended both colors together on Bristol smooth white card stock. Once I was satisfied with the intensity of the colors, I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on the colored background, and picked up the excess water with some paper towel.

I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out.

The “waves” were created by using the Sea Borders Die Set to die-cut more Bristol smooth card stock. I ink-blended the panel with Salty Ocean and Broken China distress oxide inks.

Next, I used one of the circle dies from the Circle Frames die set to die-cut the window on some Neenah solar white card stock. I then used the Sunscape stencil to add the sand dunes with Antique Linen distress oxide ink. I adhered my cute little kitty on my foreground and started to work on assembling my card.

I adhered the background first on some A2 size note card. I added the clouds from the Sky Scene Builder Die Set and “waves” that I inked up previously with foam and liquid adhesives for added dimension. I finished the design by adding the Iridescent Clear Droplet Sampler Pack for added texture. Here’s a little close-up:

My next card was a bit more time-consuming since I used two different stencils (Serene Stripes and Woof Stencil) to create the background. I used texture paste to add dimension without overwhelming the card design. The window panel was die-cut using the scallop die from the Framework Die Set.

The image was stamped on some Bristol smooth white card stock. I colored it in with my Zig Clean Color real Brush Pens and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I foam-mounted my image for added dimension.

Last thing to do is to stamp the sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I finished the design by adding glossy accents to their sunglasses and using white gel pen for added interest.

Would you like to win the “Kitten Beach” or the “Beach Barks stamp set”?  We will choose ONE lucky winner to win each stamp set set!

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 17th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 18th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

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