Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 4 – My Type and Candy Heart

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I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the January reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the first three 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 reveals, the design team is showcasing two mini stamp sets with its coordinating dies.  They are My Type and Candy Heart.  Here’s what they look like:

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For my first card, I stamped my images with memento ink and colored the images in with Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with its coordinating die.  I used my handmade circle stencil and inked up a piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock using different pastel color inks.

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I stamped the sentiments using the Candy Heart stamp set and adhered the pieces onto my card with some foam adhesive.

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I adore this mini stamp set.  You can use this stamp set not jsut for Valentine’s Day but for any occasion as well.  Here’s a closer look:

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For Christmas this year, my daughter gave me a mint-green typewriter!  I was bawling when I received it!  I’ve always wanted one and every time my daughter and I went to Michael’s I would stop by to admire the typewriter and say to her one of these days I’ll get one of these.  She bought it out of her teacher’s salary!  I was so touched by this and I was super emotional that day!  So coloring the typewriter with pastel colors reminded me of my very special gift from my loving daughter!

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For my second project, I also used the cat images from the Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set.  I wanted these kitties sitting on a pyramid of candy hearts.  I stamped he images with memento ink and colored them in with Copic markers.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  Here’s my second card:

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I used a Hearts embossing folder that I purchased from Hobby Lobby to add more details to the card.  To finish my design, I added the red heart from the Heart Sprinkles Embellishment from Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a closer look:

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Don’t you just love the kissing kitties?  Those Candy Hearts are adorable too!  The coordinating die really cuts out the hearts perfectly and is a must-have.  These mini sets are so inexpensive!

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Would you like to win both the “My Type” and “Candy Heart” Stamp Set?
We will choose ONE lucky winner to win both of these mini stamp sets!

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

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 3 – Love Owl-ways

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It is the third day of the January 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 third day of the reveals, the design team is showcasing the Love Owl-ways stamp set and coordinating dies.  Here’s what it looks like:

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For my project today, I also used the “What A Hoot” stamp set and its coordinating dies with the Sunscape Stencil.  If you know me or have been following me for awhile, you know that I LOVE OWLS!  They are my spirit animal!  It is safe to say that this is my favorite stamp set of the month!  These images are so cute!

For my first card, I inked up my background with Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks.  I used the Sunscape stencil to add more details to the background.  I set this aside to dry.

I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  The tree branch is from the What a Hoot stamp set.  I adhered the images onto my card.  Here’s what the first card look like:

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To finish my design I also added the pink hearts using the Heart Sprinkles Embellishment mix by Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a closer look:

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I absolutely adore these images.  They re perfect for Valentine’s Day but you can also use this for any occasion.  The possibilities are endless using this set.

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Would you like to win the “Love Owl-ways” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner to win this 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 2 – Caffeinated Cats

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It is the second day of the January 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 our projects today, the design team is showcasing the Caffeinated stamp set.  Here’s what it looks like:

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I love to color!  Coloring is very therapeutic for me and I normally do it while listening to music or while waiting for my laundry to finish, or even waiting for my instant pot meal to finish cooking, haha!

I stamped the image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with some Copic markers.  I wanted to use some intense colors so I mostly used dark Copic markers.  I altered the image a little bit to make it look like a pyramid of cats.  I fussy-cut the image and set it aside.

On an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I inked up my background with some Squeezed Lemonade and Dried Marigold distress oxide inks with the Sunscape Stencil.

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To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on the background and adhered this piece to an A2 size card base.  I was soooo bummed that I smeared the sentiment a little.  I almost threw out this card out of frustration but I spent so much time altering and coloring the image so I decided to stick with it.  I also added the hearts from the Heart Sprinkles Embellishment by Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a little closer look:

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I don’t know about you but coffee and kitty?  They are my jam! haha!  I especially love kittens because they have so much energy and they can basically play all day.  I wish I have about 10 of them running around!

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Would you like to win the “Caffeinated Cats” Stamp Set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner to WIN this 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1 – It’s a Plan and Newton Makes A Plan

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It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off  the new stamps, dies and stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.   You also have a chance to win a stamp set for each reveal 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 It’s a Plan stamp set with Newton Makes a Plan stamp set, and coordinating dies.   Heres what they look like:

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Before I start, I just want to point out that some of the dies are a bit tricky to match up because they are similar in shape and size so Jennifer was kind enough to share this little sheet to help you to number them before you cut the dies apart.

 

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I love decorating my planner.  I don’t always have time to do it each month but when I do, I go all out!  I use stencils and distress oxide inks to add color to my pages.  I also adhered some die-cuts, stickers and other cute elements just to make it cuter.

For my first project, I stamped and colored the little kitties from the Newton Makes a Plan stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers.  Since these images are tiny, I tried to use a maximum of two markers to do my color-blending.  I die-cut the little kitties with its coordinating dies.

I used the Sunscape Stencil and the Evergreens Stencil with my distress oxide inks to add color to my planner pages.  NOTE:  Since I am so over the winter-themed cards you will be seeing a lot of sunshine and happiness on my post this week, haha!  I also used my home-made clouds stencil using the Sky Borders die.  Here’s my monthly calendar spread:

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I stamped the words on the corresponding days from the It’s a Plan stamp set like “yoga” – which I do every Mondays, “shopping”, I do every Sundays and I leave mostly Tuesdays and Wednesdays to do my card-making and/or design team projects.  I used the tiny heart checklist also from the It’s a Plan stamp set for my “goals”, “to do” and “my mantra”.  I did not fill it all out just yet because I have yet to determine what goals I would like to set for myself this month.  To decorate my planner a little further, I used the little kitties for my yoga days, the one inside the laundry basket for my laundry days on Saturdays, the Kitty holding a present for my husband’s birthday this month and the kitty holding a shopping cart for my grocery shopping day.

Here’s a little close-up of my monthly spread:

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I used the hearts and circle checklist from the It’s a Plan stamp set to add my “to-do’s”, as well as my weekly goals.  Here’s what my weekly spread look like:

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Since I colored a lot of the images, I decided to create a card using the Newton Makes a Plan stamp set.  Here’s my second project:

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I used a circle die from my stash to cut out 6 circles on some A2 size 110 lb Neenah solar white card stock.  I used a cat embossing folder also from my stash to add some details onto the foreground.  On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I traced the circle and added different colors of distress oxide inks.  Here’s a close-up:

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To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set on a banner strip with versamark ink.  I sprinkled white embossing powder on it and heat-set it using my heating tool.  Here’s another look:

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Would you like to win the “Newton Makes Plans” or the “It’s a Plan” 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 January 17th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

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Love is in the Air with Newton’s Nook

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I hope your holidays went perfectly well and you’ve managed to spend a lot of time with your loved ones.  2019 is here and it is time to start this month to welcome the season of LOVE!  You will probably see a lot of love-themed projects on the blog this month.

For my project today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set and its coordinating dies (sssh! this stamp set is also perfect for Valentine’s Day projects or an anniversary-themed card), the Tumbling Hearts stencil the Sky Borders die, and the Uplifting Wishes stamp set.

I started out by stamping the image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating die.  On a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I colored my background with distress oxide inks and used my Tumbling Hearts stencil to add the hearts.  I die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to assemble the card.  Here’s what it looks like:

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To finish my design, I used my home-made clouds stencil using the Sky Borders die and colored the frame to make it look like sky.  I also stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and used white embossing powder and my heating tool to heat set it.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I added the Heart Sprinkles Embellishment mix from Kat Scrappiness.

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

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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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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:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich