LDRS Creative Summer 2020 Release

Hello my crafty friends!  The new SUMMER COLLECTION by LDRS Creative is now available at the shop and we are celebrating it with a bang giving you a discount code “SRJ10” for 10% off at the shop (valid until midnight, eastern time of June 26).

 

 

I couldn’t even pace myself when I saw this release and I honestly cannot even pick a favorite.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Country Kitchen stamp set.

 

 

I am not a one-layer card kind of girl but this stamp set is so amazing, it doesn’t even need anything else.  

 

To begin, I stamped the images with Raven Hybrid ink and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

I used my Copic black multi-liner and t-ruler to draw the floorboards, coloring it after with some light gray alcohol markers to create dimension between the kitchen wall and floors.  I used my white gel pen and drew some lines to the kitchen cabinets for added texture and details to make it look like glass.

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment using Kiss Me Red Hybrid Ink.

 

 

I hope I have given you some inspiration with the Country Kitchen stamp set.  I have listed and linked all the stamps, dies and stencils available at the LDRS Creative if you’re interested.  Order now and avail the discount.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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I Am Never Not Thinking of You with LDRS Creative

Hello again LDRS Creative fans!  I’ve been creating a lot of “just-because” cards for my family and friends lately so I thought I’d share one of the cards with you today.

For my project today, I am showcasing the A View for All Seasons stamp set, along with the A View for Al Seasons DiesAnytime Stack stamp setSentiment Stack coordinating dies, the grass using the In the Grass border die set and the Coffee Bean Hybrid ink.

I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Coffee Bean hybrid ink.  I love using the hybrid inks because you can color your images using any coloring medium and it wouldn’t bleed.  I colored my images in with my alcohol markers and used the A View for All Seasons coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

To create my scene, I needed to die-cut some grass hills.  I used the In the Grass border die set to die-cut two of them using the Daisy Delights paper pad.  I also used the Prickly Pear Perfection hybrid ink and some blending brush to add more depth and dimension to the front grass.  I adhered both pieces onto the card with some liquid glue and added the potted plants as well.

To add a little depth to the window, I used the Bali Blue hybrid ink and a blending brush.  I foam-mounted my focal image to the card and added the cat also with foam adhesive.  At this point, I realized I needed more “ivy” to add to my scene so I stamped a few more and colored them in.  I used the die to die-cut them out and adhered to the card with some liquid glue.

The sentiment from the Anytime Stack stamp set was stamped with the Watermark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set using my heating tool.  I die-cut the sentiment using the Sentiment Stack die set.  This combo is starting to be my go-to in card-making.  I love the convenience of stamping a bunch of sentiments and die-cutting all of them in one go!  I put the rest of the sentiment strips into the pouch so that I can use them for future projects.

To finish my design, I added the little “brick” image using the small stamp included in the set with some Alloy hybrid ink.  In order to get a subtle gray color, I stamped it onto a piece of scratch paper twice before stamping onto my card.  Here’s another look:

Isn’t this the cutest scene ever?  I love, love, love this stamp set!  I cannot wait to use this stamp set again to create a fall or Halloween card! 

I hope I have given you some inspiration today to create something beautiful.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  For a limited time, LDRS will also include the stamp set that you see below until supplies last.  Take advantage and order your favorites now to get this freebie!  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 
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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release Day 4 – Newton’s Flower Graden

 

I always get a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  The last three days were amazing and I really LOVE all of the stamps, dies and stencils that we showcased.  Which one is your favorite?  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 day 4, we are showcasing the Newton’s Flower Garden stamp set and coordinating dies.

Super simple card to begin with.  I used the Sunscape stencil with some mini ink-blending tools and Mustard Seed distress oxide ink to create the sun.  I also used the Hills & Grass stencil to create the landscape for Newton.

For added texture and dimension to the landscape, I used the grass border die to die-cut some patterned paper and adhered them on the ink-blended panel with some liquid glue.

 

The images were stamped with some Spectrum Noir Rustic Brown ink and colored with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies and adhered them on the card with some liquid glue.  I also die-cut the clouds using the Sky Scene Builder die set.  This is one of my favorite dies of all time.

I finished my design my stamping the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx black ink and added the sparkling clear sequins.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Flower Garden”  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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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Thinking of You Card

Hello LDRS fans!  I have a confession to make!  This lockdown is starting to make me feel anxious and my way of dealing with the anxiety is to stamp and color images.  I make some camomile tea, put on some relaxing music and just color, color, color!

 

This card that I made today reminds me of home.  Everything about it is so serene!  I mixed and matched a couple of stamp sets to create my scene.  I am showcasing the Up & Away stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Thank Ewe and Mountains stamp set, along with the At the Clouds Edge Border die.  The sentiment came from the Anytime Stack stamp set, and die-cut using the Sentiment stack coordinating die.

 

 

I stamped the images with Raven Hybrid ink on some white card stock.  I also stamped the tree and picket fence from the Thank Ewe stamp set on some masking paper to mask the images.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and used the Up & Away coordinating die to cut them out.

 

The clouds and the grass hill was die-cut using the At the Clouds Edge die.  I colored the grass hill with alcohol markers again to match the ones I’ve already colored.  I foam-mounted the clouds and grass hill on the card to create more dimension.

 

 

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the Anytime Stack stamp set, and die-cut using the Sentiment stack coordinating die on some black card stock.   This stamp and die combination is one of my favorites now because you can die-cut a bunch of them in one go.  I keep the others inside the sleeve so that I can use it for another project.  Easy, peasy!

 

 

 I also have a process video of this card today (with speed coloring) if you’re interested.

  

I hope I’ve inspired you today!   The supplies are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and have an amazing day!  Happy stamping!

 

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World’s Best Mom Card with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I am back today to share with you this cute Mother’s Day card (or just-because you love your mom), showcasing a lot of stamp sets from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I’m featuring the Love Owl-ways, What A Hoot, Newton’s Birdhouse and Simply Relative stamp sets with the Essential Alphabet dies.  I love mixing and matching different images from my stamp set collection and stretch out my supplies.  These stamp sets were not meant for Mother’s Day but with a little imagination, you can certainly achieve it!

 

To begin, I stamped and colored my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I fussy-cut the images with my precision snips.   

 

I created the clouds by using the Clouds stencil and some dye inks with my blending brush.  I also used the Hills and Grass stencil to add the grass on this panel.

 

 

I die-cut the word “MOM” using the Essential Alphabet dies and adhered them on the card with some liquid glue.   I adhered the rest of the images on the card and foam-mounted the owls to give them more dimension.

 

 

I used glossy accents to add some texture and dimension to the owl’s beaks.   Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment “WORLD’S BEST” with my Spectrum Noir Finesse ink in rich cocoa.

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy stamping!

 

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Retiring Sets with Newton’s Nook Designs

 

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website?  It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs!  These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good!

 

All throughout this week, the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of our favorite products from the retiring list!  Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

 

 

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Winston’s BBQ and Chicken Scratches stamp sets.

 

I started by stamping my images from both retiring sets on Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the images using precision snips.

 

I ink-blended an A2 size panel with some Tumbled Glass and SpuN Sugar distress oxide inks.  I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added some water then used my watercolor brush to splatter some speckles on ink-blended background.  I used the Hills & Grass stencil to add more depth and dimension to this piece.

 

To create my scene, I die-cut some colored and white card stock using the Sky Scene Builder die set, the Fence die set and the Land Borders die set.  Once I had all of the elements that I needed, I assembled the card.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the “smoke” using Desert Sand Memento ink and the #1 Grill Master sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I also added some glossy accents to the beer bottle for added texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

My second card is really simple.  I created a D.I.Y stencil using a circle die from my stash.  I temporarily taped this piece with some purple tape on some Bristol smooth white card stock, then used the Clouds Stencil and Hills & Grass stencil to add the clouds and grass.

 

I used a die from my stash to die-cut the chicken wire, then used the same circle die to match the background.  I adhered this onto the ink-blended panel with some liquid glue, and also adhered the colored images on the card.  I cut this panel and adhered on an A2 size card base.

 

To finish my design, I added some black & white stripes patterned paper as well as a strip of black card stock.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I forgot to mention that the rainbow and clouds image is from the Believe in Unicorns stamp set (don’t worry, this set IS NOT retiring, haha!).  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

I hope you like my projects today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category by Newton’s Nook to see what is going away and grab your favorites now before they are gone for goodHere is a direct link to the retiring products page: http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/retiring-products/.

 

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XOXO You Arf The Best with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope you are having a great week!  Have you checked out the February release last week by NND?  I am back today for more design team inspiration featuring the new Sky Scene Builder die set and Petite Flowers stencil along with the Puppy Playtime stamp set and land borders die set.

To begin, I stamped my dog images from the Puppy Playtime stamp set and I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

My colored background panel was ink-blended using Worn Lipstick and mustard Seed distress oxide inks.  I used the Petite Flowers stencil to add more texture to the background.  I adhered this panel to an A2 size card base.

To create my scene, I die-cut the hill and grass pieces with some Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up the pieces with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink.  The clouds and sun were die-cut using the new Sky Scene Builder die set.  I also die-cut the frame with some pink card stock using a die from my stash.  Now that I have all of the pieces that I needed, I started to assemble the card.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on the clouds with Lobster Ink and Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.  I also used my black glazed pen to add more depth and dimension to the dogs’ eyes.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Check out Newton’s Nook Designs Blog, Instagram and Facebook fan group for more design team inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!

 

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Crafting of Hue Sponsorship with Cas-ual Fridays – Celebrate Life

Hello everyone!  I’m super excited to share today’s post!  Cas-ual Fridays Ink Squad is celebrating with  a 20% off the entire collection (using coupon code: HUE20) at the shop and we are this week’s sponsor for Crafting of Hue.

 

 

This weekend’s theme is all about “CELEBRATION” and my project today is about “Celebrating Life“.   I have a friend who is going through so much pain lately and this card is for her.  I want her to know that “life is beautiful” and even though it seems that her world is surrounded by darkness, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

 

For my card today, I am showcasing the Tin Roof stencilPretty Posies stamp set, Posies Fri-Dies and the sentiment is from the Flower Angel stamp set.

 

 

To make my card, I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I use the Posies fri-dies to die-cut the images.

 

I cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up this panel with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink.  I used the Tin Roof stencil and Spiced Marmalade ink to create more texture for my background.  I smooshed the ink pad onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to add droplets to this panel.  I then wiped it with my paper towel and set it aside to dry.

 

I die-cut the white wreath using a die from my stash and adhered this piece on my colored background.  I added the flowers with foam and liquid adhesive and put this piece back on to my paper trimmer and trimmed about an eighth of an inch.   I added this panel to an A2 size card base.

 

To ground the bold images and balance it out, I added a strip of black and white patterned paper.

 

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black card stock and sprinkled some white embossing powder then heat-set with my heating tool.  I adhered this piece in the middle using my tape runner.  Here’s my card:

 

 

 

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen and drew some white dots on the images for added texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

 

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs November Release Day 2 – Newton’s Toboggan & Mountains Stencil

 

 

It is the second day of the November reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 today’s release, the design team is showcasing the Newton’s Toboggan stamp set and coordinating dies with the Mountains Stencil.

 

 

 

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

 

I cut some Bristol smooth white card stock measuring 4 1/4 X 8 1/2.  I ink-blended my background with some distress oxide ink.  I also used the Mountains Stencil to create my snowy-mountains on the background.  I used Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel in White to create the snow and set this piece aside for about half an hour until it dried.  I adhered this piece on a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 slimline card base.

 

I stamped the trees using the Winter Memories stamp set with some Noble Fir and Celery Stick inks.  I used the Hills and Grass stencil to create my snowbank and adhered my focal image on the foreground.

 

I used some white Copic Opaque paint to splatter it all over my card to create the snowy look for added texture, and stamped the snowflakes using some Mermaid ink.

 

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the winter Memories stamp set with some Lobster ink.

 

 

I know you can’t really tell on the photo but the Glitz Glitter Gel that I added really made the snow pop!  It’s so pretty in real life.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Toboggan” 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 November 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

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