Thankful For You – Kat Scrappiness – Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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I am so excited to share with you today’s post!  It is that time of the year again.  Falling leaves, sweater weather (at least for some of you), pumpkin spice, and the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all rock!

Today I made a card showcasing products from the #KatScrappiness shop (www.katscrappiness.com).    THERE IS A SPECIAL COUPON CODE at the shop from September 15th to September 22nd only, so hurry and shop for all the crafty products you’ve always wanted (use coupon code: “COFFEEHOP” for 15% off your order).  THERE IS ALSO A GIVEAWAY!  Kat is a super sponsor and is giving away a $25 gift card from her shop.  Please check all of the details for the giveaway on the www.coffeelovingcardmakers.com.

Here’s my card today and I also have a process video for you if you’d like to see how I made the card.  I didn’t have the dies for this stamp set so I will also show you how I cut the image, using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.  I love this machine and even though it is quite the investment, it will save you money because you don’t really have to buy coordinating dies anymore. [The part where I was showing you how I used the ScanNCut on the video was a bit shaky so I apologize for that.  It was hard to film and do the cutting at the same time. I will be better next time] .

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And here’s my process video.  I hope you like my card.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

I listed all of the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available, I used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support.

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Newton’s Nook Designs & Chibitronics Inspiration Week + GIVEAWAY!

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Chibitronics are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long, both design teams will be sharing ways to light up your cards using Chibi lights with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There is also a GIVEAWAY so please make sure to read up ‘til the end of this post to find out how you can WIN.

I am showcasing NND’s Cosmic Newton and Cultivated Cacti stamp set and dies, with the land border dies. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Chibitronics for sending us this starter pack (this is a must-have, especially for the holidays).

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with Copic markers. I also cut a 5 ½ by 4 ¼ to stamp my stars and draw the dots with my versamark ink and versamark pen. I covered them with my white embossing powder and heat-set it. I then used my distress oxide inks to color my background to create a night-sky.

I marked the position of where the battery was going to go on my card base, and also marked the “+” and “-“ placement of the circuit lines. Before I finalized the design and adhered my card front, I wanted to make sure that the lights worked first:

Here’s my card:

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Here’s when I pushed the cactus to show the lights on the moon!  Doesn’t it look so spectacular? I had so much fun creating this card.

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Would you like to win a prize pack including a Starter Kit from Chibitronics and a $30 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win: Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Chibitronics products all week (Aug 21-25) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday August 25th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 28th.

Chibitronics will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit the Chibitronics blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing weekend!!!!

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NND August Reveals – Day 4 – Autumn Newton

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It is the last day of the August reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs.  You will absolutely love today’s stamp set because it features our beloved Newton. 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.

For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Autumn Newton stamp set and its coordinating dies.

The first card is really simple. I didn’t use traditional fall colors on my background for this card but I love how it turned out:

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For my second card, I wanted to create a fall shaker card and I used the leaves as my shaker element. I started out by using my distress oxide inks – worn lipstick and fossilized amber to distress my card stock. Here’s what it looks like:

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This “Autumn Newton” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Would you like to win the “Autumn Newton” Stamp Set? This 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, August 17th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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NND August Release Day 2 – Once Upon a Princess

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It is the second day of the August release at Newton’s Nook Designs  and for today’s card I am showcasing the Once Upon a Princess stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This stamp set is perfect to make cards (or scrapbook layouts) for your little princesses.  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.

 

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For my first card, I started our by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my new favorite stamp Platform by Tim Holtz.  I colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  Here is my card:

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For my second card, I wanted to create a birthday card for a little girl so I decided to use my pop-up box die.  I colored my images in with my Copic markers and die-cut them with the dies.  I also used an older NND stamp set called “Newton’s Birdbath” to add the flying bird and the butterfly to finish my design.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

 

This “Once Upon a Princess” stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, August 18th, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

 

Would you like to win the “Once Upon a Princess” Stamp Set? This 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, August 17th at 9 pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, August 18th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich

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Newton’s Nook and Xyron Inspiration Week Collaboration

Welcome to the Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron! I am extremely excited to share this blog post because I belong to both design teams. There are prizes too!  Newton’s Nook is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the shop and Xyron is giving away a Mega Tape runner.  Please read all the way to the bottom to find out how you can win the prizes!

 

I am sure most of you know that I am still away from home taking care of my very sick father-in-law and I currently have very-limited crafting supplies with me.  This is why my card is going to be very simple.

 

For our collaboration, I am showcasing the Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin stamp set and my Xyron Mega-Tape Runner.  I know it is a little too early for Halloween but I wanted to create something fun for you and give you an idea of what’s to come from NND’s fall stamp release.  Stay tuned for next month’s release because you will absolutely love all of them!

 

I started out by stamping the images on Neenah solar white card stock using my new (favorite) Tim Holtz Stamping platform and color the images in with my alcohol markers.  I purchased these alcohol markers from Amazon and they are comparable to Copic markers (but a lot cheaper).  To be honest though, I still prefer my Copics but these markers are good enough when I am crafting from my home away from home.  I fuzzy-cut the images using my precision scissors.  I also stamped the spider web, bats, spider and sentiment on my card front.

 



 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut the clouds with my clouds border dies on black card stock.  To give the clouds a little dimension, I used my black fun foam and adhered them with my Xyron Mega Tape Runner (also my favorite).

 

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Here’s the final card – simple and fun:

 

 

{Would you like to win a Prize pack including a Mega Runner from Xyron and a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?}

Here’s how to win: Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Xyron products all week (July 31 – Aug 4) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday August 4th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 7th.

Xyron will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit their facebook page each day this week for inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!  Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs 4-year celebration ~ Day 1

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Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the July release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week. You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release!  I know I always say that but it is the absolute truth.  You also have a chance to win a $20 store credit 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 WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

 

I have to apologize that I will only be able to post my projects today and tomorrow, and will not be able to participate in the blog hop on Friday, July 14th.  I had to travel for a family emergency concerning my father-in-law and will not be available for the rest of the month.  Please check out the design team’s projects this week for more inspiration.

 

Since this is Newton’s Nook Design’s 4-year anniversary, we will be showcasing a lot of products on the first day.  THEY RE AMAZING!!!!!

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Winston’s Lakehouse and Lake Advice stamp sets and its coordinating dies, Sea Borders Dies, and the new stencils.  Here they are:

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I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I also die-cut my card front with dies that I have from my stash.  After coloring the images, I ran it through my die-cutting machine using its coordinated dies.

 

I used my ink blending tool and my distress oxide inks to blend the colors on my card stock.  I sprayed water on my stencil and placed the wet stencil on top of the card stock, then wiped it with paper towel.  The distress ink reacted to the water and created this beautiful background for my card, without losing the details made by the stencil.  I also used the ocean border die to create the wave impression on my card front.  Here is my card showcasing Winston’s Lakehouse:

 

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Here is my second card showcasing the Lake Advice stamp set:

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I hope you like my cards and got inspired today.  Would you like to win a $20 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 has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, July 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 16th.

 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

Tiki Brentwood Owl Hawaiian Vacation by JessicaLynnOriginal – Project #1

Hello everyone. I am guest designing today at Jessica Lynn Original stamps and we are showcasing this adorable Tiki Brentwood Owl Hawaiian Vacation. This stamp set is now available for pre-order and will ship for free until release day on Saturday, March 17th.

 

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I will be sharing a total of 3 projects showcasing this stamp set and today is my first post.  Here is the card:

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Don’t you just love the images on this stamp set?  That Banner is so adorable as well!  The sentiments are perfectly sized to fit this banner.

 

Here are the links to all of JessicaLynnOriginal’s Design Team members as well as guest-designers.  Everyone will be sharing her projects in the next few days until March 17th, 2017. Please check them out and get inspired!  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter Card and Easter Treat Bag

Hello stampers and crafters! It’s Maria Russell here with you today and I am so thrilled to be back as a design team member for Kat Scrappiness.

Today I have created two projects, showcasing the (recently stocked) Stitched Heart Tag Dies, Stitched Rope Nested Rectangle Dies, Gerda Steiner Brush Bunny stamp set and a bunch of other products available at the shop.

If you haven’t watched the YouTube video tutorial on how I made these treat boxes, I have linked the video below. It is very easy and you can create a decent-size treat bag using these tag dies. They are so versatile you can create a ton of projects with these dies, for any occasion.  Here is the video tutorial:

For the treat bag, I started out by die-cutting the tags twice and stamped my images on the tag. I highlighted the rainbow with my white gel pen. Before assembling the treat bag, I die-cut a grass border hills die. It is important to do this step first before assembling the bag.

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I stamped my bunny images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic markers. I adhered my bunny to the treat bag.

Using my favorite Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Saying stamp set and Tiny Tag Dies, I stamped the sentiment on the tag, and attached it on the treat bag with my pink and white twine. Hear is the treat bag:

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For the card, I started out by die-cutting my front panel using the largest of the stitched rope nested rectangle dies. I sponged the “clouds” using my lawn Fawn Clouds Border Dies, with Tim Holtz Broken China distress Ink.

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I die-cut another grass border die and adhered it on my front panel. I stamped the eggs on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I also used my Sakura Gel pens to add some details to the eggs.

To finish off my design, I adhered all of the stamped images and die-cuts on the front panel of my card. Using a blue card base, I adhered the front panel to my card base using my all-time favorite Xyron Mega Tape Runner. Here is the card:

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Here are the two projects:

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I hope you got inspired today. Please check out all the new items at Kat Scrappiness online store before they sold out again. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day!

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Inky Paws Challenge #41 – Newton’s Nook Designs

There’s a new Inky Paws Challenge on the blog (http://www.inkypawschallenge.com) and this time it is a color challenge, using Mint, Light Pink, Yellow and White. I absolutely adore pastel colors so I decided to participate in this challenge!

Here is the inspiration photo:

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I started out by die-cutting my Neenah Solar White card stock and distressed my background using Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw distress inks.  I splattered white paint all over my background using my white opaque paint.

I stamped my image showcasing NND’s Sweater Weather stamp set and colored her in with my Copic markers.  Using the same mint Copic marker, I colored my card stock and used my “love” script die to die-cut the pet sentiment, and stamped “you” from the tag sampler stamp set.

I used my Xyron sticker maker to adhere the “love” sentiment on my card.  I always use my sticker maker to adhere intricate dies.

Here is my card:

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For more information about the color challenge, please visit http://www.inkypawschallenge.com. You have two weeks to join.  Winner will get a $10 gift code for the Newton’s Nook Designs shop.

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

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