NND November Release Day 4 – Newton’s Snowman & Happy New Year

I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days of the release.  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 with the Newton’s Snowman stamp set and coordinating dies with the (mini) Happy New Year Stamp Set.

To make my first card, I started by inking up this panel with some Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink.I used the Petite Snow stencil to add texture to the background.
I stamped the image with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.  I also stamped the trees from the Festive Forest stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I die-cut the mountains and snow using a die set from my collection and some Neenah Desert Storm and White glitter card stock.  I adhered this onto my colored background with my ATG gun.
The snowbanks were die-cut using the Sky Border and Land Border dies.  I used my BG Copic markers to add a little bit of color and adhered them onto the card panel with my ATG gun and foam adhesive.
Next, I adhered the trees and my focal image with some liquid glue.
I finished my card design by using my white gel pen and draw some lines and dots to the Snowman’s scarf and also used some Stardust Stickles for added texture.  Here’s another look:
My next card is very simple.  I used the circle die from the Circle Frames die set to die-cut some masking paper.  I adhered this onto my A2-size card panel and started stamping the champagne glasses and other images from the Newton’s New Year stamp set.  I used some alcohol markers to color the images in.
I gently removed the mask and stamped the Happy New Year sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and used the same alcohol markers to color them in.
I finished my design by adhering this colored panel to an A2 size note card and added some Stardust Stickles to the bubbles for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Snowman” 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND November Release Day 3 – Snowman Roundabout

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last two days of the release.  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 3, we are showcasing with the Snowman Roundabout stamp set that also coordinates with the previously released Circle Frames die set and Banner Trio dies.

I decided to make a Christmas tag today.  To begin, I used the scallop from the Circle Frames die set and die-cut with some Neenah solar white 110 lb. card stock.  I positioned this panel inside my Misti and stamped the image using the stamp set.

I used my alcohol markers to color the images in.  Lately, I have been using a lot of traditional Christmas colors on my cards so I decided to change my theme this month and use pastel colors.

The sentiment strip was die-cut using the Banner Trio Frame and embossed with some embossing powder.  I foam-mounted this onto the panel for added dimension.

To finish my tag, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole and inserted some silk ribbon.  I also used the black & white twine with some gold jingle bell for some contrast and added some Startdust Stickles to finishthe tag.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Snowman Roundabout” 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 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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Catherine Pooler and Cas-ual Fridays Collaboration Weekend

 

Hello and welcome to the Catherine Pooler and CAS-ual Fridays Collaboration weekend!  I am so pleased to participate in this amazing blog hop!  Both companies are giving away a $30 Gift Certificate to the shop and the winners will be announced on each company’s blog post on Tuesday, September 29th.

 

For this hop, I am showcasing the Happy Birthday stamp set and SweetFriend Fri-dies by Cas-ual Fridays, along with the AMAZING CP Minis – Carnivale Collection,  CP Off The Loom Stencil, Oval Balloon StencilCP Minis – Life of the Party and CP mini ink in Midnight.

 

For my first card, I started by using the CP Oval Balloon stencil and inked up the balloons using CP Mini inks in Samba, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush and All that Jazz.  I also used a stencil from my collection to add the clouds with All That Jazz ink. 

 

 

The balloon strings and the sentiment from the CFS Happy Birthday stamp set were stamped using the CP mini ink in Midnight.   I used my white gel pen to add more texture to the balloons.

 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut some yellow stars using a die from my collection.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I inked up an A-2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the CP Off the Loom Stencil and CP Mini inks in Samba, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush and All that Jazz.  These inks are so juicy and wonderful to blend to create a seamless, colorful background.

 

 

I adhered this panel on an A2-size top-fold card base.  Next, I die-cut some Neenah solar white and black card stock using a die from my collection.  I adhered both pieces on the card with my tape runner.

 

 

I finished my card design by die-cutting the “hello friend” using the Sweet Friend fri-dies and adhering it onto the card with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I am so in-love with these Catherine Pooler inks that I purchased more of them to complete my CP mini ink collection!   

 

I hope you like my cards today!   The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each stop for a chance to win one of the (2)  $30 Gift Certificates by both companies today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

Here’s the order of the hop:

Catherine Pooler

Nora Noll

Allison Cope

Larissa Heskett

Nanette Tracy

Vicki Dutcher

Chrissie Tobias

Shona Chambers

Susan Powell

Michelle Wallace

Jen Carter

Lisa Bzibziak

Karen Baker

Maria Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays

 

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Shades of Autumn with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! It is officially fall and I am celebrating by sharing this card with you today, showcasing the Shades of Autumn stamp, along with the Fall-ing For You stamp set.   This card was inspired by Angelica Conrad from The Greetery.  The color combination that she used in her card was stunning and I knew I just had to try it.

 

 

To begin, I stamped the sentiment from the Fall-Ing For You stamp set with Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-Proof Ink in Rustic Brown on an A2-size card panel.  Next, I stamped the leaves randomly with Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber, with Crushed Olive and Forest Moss.  I used my mini sponge daubers to intensify the colors and create deeper shadows.

 

I pressed my Aged Mahogany ink pad onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to mix it well and flicked it onto my card panel for added texture.

 

 

To finish my design, I adhered the Gold Rhinestone jewels with liquid glue for added dimension.  This card is very simple and can be easily mass-produced.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy fall season everyone!

 

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Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness & Not2Shabby Shop

 

Welcome to the “Sending you Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes from Not 2 Shabby & Kat Scrappiness!” We are thrilled you could join us on this blog & Instagram hop celebration! Kat Scrappiness has some of the best stamps, dies, and embellishments around and Not 2 Shabby is very excited to carry their products!  The blog & Instagram hops and giveaways will start today, September 10 and will end on Tuesday, September 15th. We will have 4 x $15 winners!! 2x pulled from blog comments and 2x pulled from the Instagram comments.Come hop with us and see what all the excitement is about!  To find out how you can win, the giveaway info is listed at the end of this blog post, including order of the hop.

 

For this event, we are showcasing the Double Stitched Nesting, Wonky Stitched Nesting and Tri-Frame slimline dies from Kat Scrappiness and theHappy Fall” Stamp set from Not 2 Shabby.

 

Here’s the first card that I made:

 

 

I went for a clean and simple design for my first card.  The background was die-cut using the Wonky Stitched Nesting Slimline die on a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended with distress oxide inks.  I wanted the colors to be very subtle to create an early morning autumn sky.  I splattered some color on the background using aged mahogany distress oxide ink, mixed with water for added texture and dimension.  I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my scene.

 

The images were stamped and colored with Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and fussy-cut using precision snips.  I adhered the images onto the background using liquid glue.  I foam-mounted the scarecrow for added dimension.   Here’s a closer look:

 

 

The sentiment was stamped on black card stock with Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.   I love the simplicity of this card and the colors of the images just really popped against the subtle background!

 

 

Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make a second card.  

 

 

I really love this Happy Fall stamp set by Not2Shabby.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

To participate in the hop giveaway, simply leave a comment on each blog post, follow each DT member on Instagram, comment and tag your friends. The more you comment the more chances of winning. Bonus entries for following our stores on all our social media below:

 

Not 2 Shabby Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/not2shabbyshop

Not 2 Shabby Card Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/103832353026882

Not 2 Shabby YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/scrappinstampers

Not 2 Shabby Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamie_scrappinstampers/

Kat Scrappiness Insiders group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KatScrappiness/

Kat Scrappiness Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/KatScrappiness/

Kat Scrappiness YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thekatsmeow1969

Kat Scrappiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katscrappiness/

The winners will be announced on the Not 2 Shabby and Kat Scrappiness blog on September 18th.  You will need to contact us to claim your prize. You can subscribe to our blogs for a notification email on any new blog posts. You will have 7 days to claim your prize.

Thank you for hopping with us and supporting our small businesses!

Hop Order:

Kat Scrappiness @katscrappiness

Ana Stacksofcards @anaa975 

Cathy Arenzana @catarenz    

Jackie Pasko @jackiescrafttable 

Carrie Rhoades  @carrierhoades 

Meghan Kennihan @MadeByMeghanK

Maria Russell  @rprmlr77  (you are here)

Kathy Schweinfurth @stampinkathy4

Jo Thompson @thompson_jo

Priscilla Joseph @nubblelightdesigns 

Not 2 Shabby @jamie_scrappinstampers 

Uplifting Slimline Card with Cas-ual Friday Stamps & Sale Info

Hello crafty friends! Before I show you my card, I just want to let you know that CAS-ual Fridays is making room for upcoming release and they have a sale until September 7th.  The stamps, dies and stencils are already reduced but you can still use my coupon code below (code at the end of the post), for an additional 15% discount.  Hurry up and get some of those goodies before they sell out!

For my project today, I am featuring one of the stamp set that is currently on sale, called “Floating“.  The bunny came from the Somebunny stamp set.

 

I started by inking up my slimline panel using a clouds stencil and some distressed oxide ink.  I also die-cut the trees, grass hill and the clouds using a die from my collection.  

I stamped and colored my images in with alcohol markers.  Since the floating stamp set did not come with a coordinating die, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image.   

I adhered my colored panel on a slimline white card base.  I adhered the trees, grass hill and clouds with some glue.  I also adhered my focal images using my tape runner.  I thought about using foam adhesive but I didn’t think it needed more dimension.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

Here are the supplies:

I hope you like my project today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day! Happy shopping!

 

Kat Scrappiness & Wow! Embossing Powder Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder & Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop!  We have TWO days of inspiration for you using Kat Scrappiness Stamps, Dies, and Embellishments and WOW! Embossing Powders and of course there are amazing PRIZES!

WOW! Embossing Powder is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to either their UK or USA Store and Kat Scrappiness is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to their store. All you need to do to win is COMMENT down below.  The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!  The winners will be chosen at RANDOM from ANY of the blogs (line-up listed below) on the two day hop.

You have come here from Ericka Strange.   

 

For my card today, I am showcasing the White Twinkle embossing powder from Wow! and the Thanksgiving Gnome stamp set by Kat Scrappiness, along with the new Zig-zag Nesting Slimline die.  

 

 

To begin, I die-cut a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the biggest die from the Zig-Zag Nesting Slimline die set.   I cut this piece to 5 1/2 to fit my A2 size card base. 

 

I used some painter’s tape to mask the edges and ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide inks.  I also stamped the tree and leaves in the background with some black ink.

 

The Gnomes were stamped and colored with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers, and die-cut using my Brother Scan N Cut machine.  I adhered them onto the background with some glue.

 

 

The sentiment was stamped using versamark ink and heat-embossed using the Wow! White Twinkle Embossing Powder.  I know it looks muted on the photo but it looks so glittery in person!

 

I added some patterned paper on an A2 size card base and adhered the inked background.  I finished my design by adding a few leaves from the Happy Fall Y’all stamp set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Next on the Hop is Rikka Kovasin.   If you get lost along the way, here is the line-up:

Kat Scrappiness
Jo Thompson
Daniel Diaz
Kathy Schweinfurth
Ericka Strange
Maria Russell (you are here)
Riikka Kovasin
Tina Guigui Dornbaum
Karen Reategui
Priscilla Bergman Joseph
Isha Gupta 
Martha Lucia Gomez 

 

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Knight Owl Halloween Card with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!  I am back today to share with you yet another Halloween card, showcasing the Knight Owl stamp set and coordinating die, with the Spiderweb stencil, just released last week.

 

 

I started by masking a panel of some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide ink

 

I used the Spiderweb stencil to ink add more details to the background with some black ink.  I also sprinkled some white paint all over the background for added texture.

 

Next, I removed the mask to reveal the full moon.  I die-cut the bats from the Halloween Trio die set and adhered it onto my background with some liquid glue.

 

 

The focal image was stamped and colored with alcohol markers.  To ground my image, I die-cut the branch from What A Hoot die set and adhered on the card with some glue.

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment from the Spooky Street stamp set.  Here’s another look at the card:

 

 

I hope you like my Halloween card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Fall Card Featuring Build A-Tree Stamp Set by LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  It’s time to share another fun project featuring one of my favorite stamp set from the summer release by LDRS Creative called Build A Tree along with an older stamp called Happy Fall.  I absolutely LOVE that LDRS Creative makes it easy for us to mix and match stamp sets (or dies) to create a beautiful scene!

I started by stamping my images using the Raven Hybrid ink on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I used the Build-A-tree coordinating dies to die-cut them out.  The Happy Fall stamp set did not come with coordinating dies so I used my precision snips to fussy-cut them.

The Background was created using the Rainy Day stencil and Marina Madness Hybrid ink.  The grass was die-cut using the In the Grass die set and the Country Lane Paper Pack, while the front grass layer was just die-cut using the same grass die, and colored with alcohol markers.  This gave it more texture and variation between the grass layers.

I adhered the first grass panel on the colored background with some liquid glue.  Next, I foam-mounted the large tree trunk and the second grass panel for added dimension.  I adhered the branches and the leaves, making sure to leave some space for my critters. I added foam adhesive to my focal image and adhered on the card.  The other images were added with some liquid glue.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock using the Watermark ink.  I added some white embossing powder and used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment. I didn’t want to add more bulk to the card so I adhered this with some liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

Fall is my favorite season and I love creating fall cards.  LDRS Creative has so many cute stamp sets and it was so hard for me to pick and choose which one to feature today.  I really had so much fun creating this fall scene.  I hope you like it too. 

The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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