Inky Paws Challenge #45 – Use A Doily

There’s a new Inky Paws Challenge on the blog (http://www.inkypawschallenge.com) and this time you have to use a doily. Here is the inspiration photo:

 

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I started out by stamping my image on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored my image in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the image with its coordinating die.   I also die-cut my decorative frame and other embellishments for the card with dies that I have from my stash. As you can see, this is a very simple card.

 

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I hope you got inspired today.  For more information about the Inky Paws 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.  Have an amazing day!

 

 

Creative Vision Foilables ~ Perfect Day to be Happy

Good morning my crafty friends! I am back to share with you my design team project this week for Kat Scrappiness and I am showcasing the Creative Vision Foilables, Double-stitched rectangle Dies, Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers Stamp set and dies, sparkling clear droplets and a lot more supplies available at the shop.

Here is the card:

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I have a process video for you today. I hope you got inspired. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Newton’s Birdbath

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Good morning stampers and crafters!  It is the last day of the April release at Newton’s Nook Designs.    All of the new stamps and dies will be available tomorrow for purchase.  I hope you have been checking out the projects since Monday.  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 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.]

For today’s card, I am showcasing the adorable Newton’s Birdbath stamp set and its coordinating dies.   I absolutely adore the images that Jennifer included in this set!  This Newton’s Birdbath stamp set and coordinating dies be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I have created a very simple card today but I really love how it turned out.  I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.

I die-cut my card front using the  Stitched Fancy Scalloped Die by Kat Scrappiness.  Once again, I used my D.I.Y. clouds border stencil to sponge the color on my card panel to create the clouds.   I also sponge the colors at the bottom using my new Lawn Fawn ink pads (Minty Fresh and Bubblegum).  It almost looks like grass and flowers.  I love this color combination!

To finish my design, I used the Land Borders die from Newton’s Nook, and also used a small die from my stash to do the stitching details for my butterfly.  Here’s my finished design:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdbath” 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, April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.

 

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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(I have listed and linked the supplies I have used from different suppliers for availability.  Some affiliate links may have been used AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU)

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Simply Relative

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Hello stampers and crafters!  It is the third day of the April release at Newton’s Nook Designs.    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 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.]

For today’s card, I am showcasing the new Simply Relative stamp set.  Since the set only contains words, I used the images from yesterday’s stamp release called Lovely Blooms.  This Simply Relative stamp set is so versatile you can use it all-year round.   This stamp set will be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I stamped the roses, leaves and mason jar images from the lovely blooms stamp set, with my memento tuxedo black ink.  Using my Copic multi-liner, I drew the little branches inside the mason jar.   I colored my images with my Copic markers.  I then used my precision cut scissors to fuzzy-cut the image.   I wanted edge-to-edge adhesive to this image so that it adheres well to my card front so I used my Creative Station Lite.

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Here’s my card:

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Would you like to win the “Simply Relative” 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, April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.

 

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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Memo Board & Scrapbook Layout with 1Canoe2/American Crafts & Xyron

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today to share with you two projects that I recently created showcasing a collection of beautiful papers and ephemera from 1Canoe2 and American Crafts. A huge “thank you” to 1Canoe2American Crafts and Xyron for all of the amazing products we got to play with. They are extremely beautiful!

For my first project, I created a very simple (but useful) Dry-Erase Memo Board using an inexpensive frame from Ikea. Here are the items that I used:

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I started out by cutting the paper to fit inside the frame. I particularly chose this frame because it has a magnetic closure inside so I can change the paper/photo for each season.    To decorate the inside and the outside of the frame, I chose the word Hello, the arrow, butterfly and the flowers from the Hazelwood Collection Cork Die-cut shapes and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station Lite, using a repositionable adhesive. This is the best way to decorate a frame so that nothing is permanent and you can change the embellishments for every season.

To finish off the design, I decorated the outside of the frame using the washi tape and adhered the flowers. Here’s the first photo:

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Here’s when I wrote my note using a whiteboard marker:

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For my second project, I wanted to create a 12 x 12 page layout of my trip to The Maldives with my husband last July. I am showcasing the Sweet as Honey paper from the Hazelwood Collection, and my newly acquired Distress Oxide Inks.

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I started out by cutting pieces of the honeycomb with my precision scissors. Using a plain 12 x 12 card stock and my blending foam tool, I distressed my background with the Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks. I love this color combination on white background.

I used my watercolor brush to splatter some water on my card stock to get the distress look. Using a paper towel, I dabbed it onto the cardstock to lift the color. It turned out really beautiful! To add a little bit of whimsy and color, I used a stamp from my stash adding hot pink little dots to the distressed background.

To finish my design, I adhered the honeycomb paper to my layout with my Xyron mega tape runner. I then ran the cork embellishments through my Xyron Creative Station Lite using a permanent adhesive.  I love using Xyron adhesives to my scrapbook layout because they are acid-free.

Here’s my finished layout:

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I hope you got inspired today and like my projects. I have listed and linked the supplies that I have used below.  Please visit the 1Canoe2 website to shop for amazing products.   Here’s the link to their shop: https://1canoe2.com

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Lovely Blooms

 

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Hello everyone!  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s blog post.  It is the second day of the April release at Newton’s Nook Designs.    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 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.]

For today’s card, I am showcasing the Lovely Blooms stamp set and its coordinating dies. I absolutely LOVE this set.  You can use this for any occasion, especially for Mother’s Day (and let’s not forget our beloved Grandmas or beautiful daughters)!  I love the script fonts that Jennifer had added to the set as well.  This Lovely Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I wanted to try out my new Distress Oxide Inks and so I started out by distressing my Neenah solar white card stock, combining the Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Oxide inks.   I LOVE THIS COLOR COMBO!  The inks were so creamy it was so easy to achieve the color that I wanted for my flowers!  I also used the same technique for my leaves, combining Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide with the Pine Needs Distress Ink.  I then stamped my images with Versamark ink and used my white embossing powder to heat set it.

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I also wanted a little shaker element for my card and immediately thought about creating a mason jar shaker.  I used my exact knife to cut out a little window, and adhered acetate to my card using my liquid glue.  I adhered the little branches on my mason jar and used foam tape around the edges to create my shaker panel.  For my shaker elements, I used seed beads from my stash.

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I finished off the design of the card by dry-embossing my card panel, and adhering the flowers and mason jar with my Xyron Mega Tape runner and foam adhesives.  I used a banner die to stamp my sentiment for the card.  I also used my Spectrum Noir Glitter brush markers to add glitter to my flowers.   I know you can’t really see the glitter on the photo but in real life, they are beautiful!

This card is for my Mother:

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Would you like to win the “Lovely Blooms” 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, April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.

 

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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(For your convenience, I have listed and linked the supplies that I have used from different suppliers because some of the items sell out so fast i.e., the Distress Oxide Inks, etc.  Some affiliate links may have been used AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU)

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Beautiful Plumage

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Hello my crafty peeps! It is the first day of the April release at Newton’s Nook Designs.   I always get excited during release week and it never cease to amaze me how Jennifer come up with amazing stamps and dies month after month. You will absolutely LOVE this month’s stamp release!  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 understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Beautiful Plumage stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This Beautiful Plumage stamp set and coordinating dies will be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I stamped my peacock on Neenah solar white card stock and colored my images in with my Copic markers. I also wanted to highlight the swirls on the peacock so I used my Sakura gel pen, and used my gold stickles to add a whimsical touch to the simple coloring and make the image pop.

I have a clouds border die from my stash that I use as stencil to add some cloud images on my front panel. Using my sponge and broken china distress ink, I lightly sponged the color on my card stock to create the look of the clouds.  I then dry-embossed my card stock with my embossing folder and die-cut the window with a die from my stash.  I knew I wanted some branches and flowers for my peacock and so I die-cut a bunch of those branches from a Cherry Blossom die-set by Spellbinders.  I made the flowers pop by using the end of my marker and pushing it in on a foam pad to make it look more realistic.  I adhered the images with my Xyron mega runner and liquid glue.

Here’s my card:

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Would you like to win the “Beautiful Plumage” 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, April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.

 

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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Coffee Cards with Xyron and Maya Road

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Hello crafters and stampers! Today the Xyron design team is teaming up with the amazing Maya Road design team. If you haven’t checked the past posts by my fellow DT members, they have made some wonderful projects that I was “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” the last few days.

I am also happy to share that everyday during the blog hop Xyron will be giving away a “sparkly” X sticker maker. Who doesn’t love a sticker maker, right? And best of all it’s sparkly!!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Maya Road projects that Xyron had shared on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc during the hop and Xyron will announce the winner the following morning.

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Maya Road is also giving away a $15 gift certificate to their shop. Here’s a link to the Maya Road’s blog for full details: http://www.mayaroad.typepad.com

For my projects, I am showcasing the Enjoy Coffee Die bundle and I made I gift tag and two cards. The tag and the first card did not have any stamping since the die bundle is full of cute dies. I die-cut them all with my Neenah 100 lb. card stock and my patterned paper.

For the gift tag, I wanted to create a shaker tag and decided to use my exacto-knife to cut out the middle portion of the die-cut, adhered the acetate with my Xyron mega runner adhesive, added the foam and used my espresso mix sequins for my shaker elements from Kat Scrappiness.  It turned out really cute!

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For my first card, I wanted it to look like the coffee is sitting on top of the table with the little spoon. I used a die from my stash to die-cut the white piece twice. I then used my embossing folder to emboss the first piece, making it look like a lacy, tablecloth. I also used my Xyron creative station to make my own foam adhesive with fun foam. I wanted to give the “tablecloth” a little dimension. I then used my Xyron mega tape runner to adhere everything to my front panel. Here are the step-by-step photos:

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For my second card, I used some cute patterned paper and a stamp from my stash. To finish off the design, I used some vellum to die-cut my leafy swirls. I also used my X sticker maker to adhere a vellum bow to the spoon. The sticker maker is the best tool to have when adhering vellum on your projects.  This card will have a Starbuck’s gift card inside.

Here is the second card:

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I hope you like my projects! I have also listed and linked the supplies I have used. Have an amazing day!

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(Some affiliate links may have been used AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU)

Simple D.I.Y. Easter Banner

Hello crafters and stampers!  I am super excited to share with you today this simple D.I.Y. Easter Banner to decorate your home.  This is very easy to put together and you can create multiples to decorate your mantle or any room in your house.

 

I am showcasing the Easter peeps dies and Happy Easter Script sentiment dies by Kat Scrappiness and the Dogwood Flower Wreath die by Gina Marie Designs.  They are all available at the shop.  Here’s the photo:

 

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I will keep this blog post short because I have a process video for you below.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I have used.  I hope you like it and got inspired.  Happy crafting!

 

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