Newton’s Nook Designs & Wow Collaboration Week


Newton’s Nook Designs and WOW embossing powders are collaborating all week long to offer you inspiration using their products together!  Both design teams will be sharing fun ways to use embossing powders on your projects using WOW embossing powders paired with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps!  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please make sure to read at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.


For my project today, I am showcasing the Fall-ing For you stamp set, Autumn Leaves die set, Pines & Holly die set, with the White Puff Embossing powder by Wow!


To start, I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with some peacock feathers and broken china distress oxide inks.  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on the background and dabbed it with paper towel to dry.


I die-cut the leaves using the Autumn leaves die set with some colored card stock and vellum.   I also die cut some pine needles using one of my favorite dies, the Pines & Holly die set.


I die-cut a frame using a die from my stash and added foam adhesive to this piece and set this aside.  I stamped the sentiment from the Fall-ing For You stamp set with some Versamark ink on the colored background.  I poured some White Puff embossing powder and heat-set this using my Wagner heating tool.  I foam-mounted the frame that I die-cut earlier onto my colored background.


Lastly, I added the leaves with some liquid and foam adhesives and also adhered the bow.  I added some brown jewel to finish the design.  Here’s my card:




I think combining the Fall-ing For you stamp set with the Autumn Leaves die set makes the perfect fall-theme card.  It’s simple but creates a huge impact.  This is also my first time using some Wow! Embossing powder and I really LOVE it!  Here’s a little close-up of the card:



I hope you like my card today and got inspired!   Would you like to win a $25 store credit Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win:  Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using WOW  products all week (September 23-27) 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 September 27th at midnight CST to comment.  The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, September 30th.

Want another chance to win? WOW is also giving away a prize pack! Visit the WOW blog each day this week for more inspiration and details on how to win their prize!


Thank you for stopping by today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a nice day and happy stamping!



Launch of Toy and Working Dog Breed Stamp Sets by JessicaLynnOriginal

I am really excited to share today’s blog post. We are launching two wonderful new stamp sets at Jessica Lynn Original called “Toy and Working Breed”. I have always loved dogs! I grew up with them and I can’t imagine not having a dog in my life. They are amazing, loving, funny, faithful – truly a man’s best friend!

The toy breed stamp set is very special to me. The Chihuahua image that Jessica has for this set had a striking resemblance to my beloved pet, Chi-Chi. Chi-Chi was my constant companion and I took her everywhere with me. She was very stylish and had outfits for every occasion. She was super spoiled! I lost Chi-Chi in 2013 and I was really sad for a long time that I still couldn’t bring myself to getting another Chihuahua.


When I first received the stamp set, I really had a hard time trying to think about card designs. I’ve always loved stamping, but I’ve never had stamp images that are so life-like, it was honestly hard to get creative. I am a novice with Copic markers so it was really hard for me to color the images and make it look realistic.

I decided to stamp and color a couple of the images on white card stock. I then fuzzy-cut the images and gathered my card supplies but when it came to putting the card together I was just stumped! I made one mistake after another.  I just couldn’t get creative! I left it alone for a few days and decided to look at Chi-Chi’s old photographs! For some reason, I had a light-bulb moment and got my crafty mojo back. I started with a simple card below, but then since I had all the other images already cut and colored, the ideas just kept coming. I guess it’s obvious since this is the very first time I actually have 4 card samples and one Doggie Treat bag for the launch.   You can tell I had so much fun playing around with the stamp images, I used a lot of my dies to “dress-up” the dogs.

I am not going to list all of the dies that I used for the cards because I would like to eventually post a YouTube video showing you how I made some of the cards, as well as the doggie treat bag.

Please let me know what you think about the cards or if you would like to see a tutorial for any of the cards I’ve shown today. Which one is your favorite? To order your sets, here is the link to the toy dogs stamp set:…/ and the link to the working breed stamp set:…/

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

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Screen/Panel Card

I am so happy to be chosen as one of the many talented monthly contributors for Diecut Crazy Magazine and this screen panel card below, is my first project submission. Our theme for the month of July is “Summer”. I have to admit that I was just a bit perplexed. I didn’t have any stamp sets with a summer theme. The majority of my dies are for Halloween, fall, Christmas and spring. I had to look back at some of my past projects and for some reason I couldn’t find any inspiration that would perfectly describe summer.

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In my opinion, summer is all about spending quality time with my husband and kids, traveling around, barbecues, loving the longer daylight, playing with pinwheels, kites, picking flowers, bird-watching and just generally enjoying the great outdoors! So I decided to capture these moments and showcase it through this Screen/Panel Card. The sentiment that I used for this card is exactly what summer is all about ~ it doesn’t have to be perfect to be WONDERFUL!

Supplies and Tools I used:

Screen/Panel Card – 6 x 12 Card Stock (on the 12-inch side, score at 3 inches, 6 and 9). This will create the screen.

All Four Panels (Card Stock)

Bottom Layer: 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
Middle Layer: 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
Top Layer: 2 1/4″ x 4″

Stamp Sets – Perfect Pennants Stamp set, For the Birds Stamp set, Sweetie Pie Stamp set

Pinwheel sizzlit die
Decorative Punch (I used this punch to create the “legs” of the screen)
Petite petals punch
Banner Punch
Spellbinders Cherry Blossom Die
Fanciful Wings embosslits
Banners Framelits Dies
Grass Die (taken from the Garden Bench Pop it Ups Die)
Brown Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Bahama Breeze Memento Ink
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Xyron Sticker Maker (I used this to adhere the branch and grass die cuts to my project ~ it makes my life a lot easier!)
Glue dots and stampin dimensionals

YouTube Channel:

Fall/Thanksgiving Card

This is a very easy card to make but it looks like you’ve made a lot of effort to put it together. I love making cards that is both elegant and unique. I also like the fact that you can mass produce these cards and each one will look different.

Materials used:

(All measurements in “Inches”)

Card Base:

Crumb Cake Card Stock – Item No. 120953
(Size used here on this video is: 5 ½ x 4 1/4)

1st Frame – leftover from Thanksful tablescape Kit
(Size used here is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8) – note: you can use any cardstock that
has an earthy color to go with our Fall theme

2nd Frame – Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper – Item No. 132184

2 Pieces of Silk Leaves (bought from Michael’s or the Dollar Store)

Whisper White Card Stock – Item No. 100730 – for the Happy Thanksgiving Sentiment (using Tags For You Stamp Set – Item No. 131823) punched with our Label Bracket Punch (Item No. 132153) or get it in a bundle that saves you 15%

Early Espresso Embossing Powder – Item No. 128980

Vellum Card Stock – Item No. 101856 – embossed the FallLeaf from the Wonderfall Stamp Set (Item No. 128087) – using Gold Embossing Powder (Item No. 109129

Stampin Dimensionals – 104430

Adhesives to adhere your card

I hope you enjoyed this video. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message.. Do some crafting and create some memories. Happy crafting!

Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge No. 17

Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge No. 17

I was so excited to join this challenge because I basically had all the card stock that was required. I must admit, however, that this challenge was quite difficult for me because my least favorite color of all time is bright yellow. I decided to use Daffodil Delight as my card base. I had the whole week trying here and there to come up with a good design and it wasn’t easy. So this is what I finally put together. I hope you like the card.

Materials Used for this Card:

Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (Item No. 119683)
Pumpkin Pie – 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 (Item No. 105117)
Early Espresso – 5 1/4 x 4 (Item No. 119686)
2 Paper Die-cuts from the Thankful Tablescape Kit (Item No. 133463)
2 leaves using Vellum Card Stock (Item No.101856) heat-embossed using
Gold Embossing Powder (Item No. 109129) with the
Magnificent Maple Stamp Set (Item No. 131868)
Early Espresso Classic Stampin Pad – 126974
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin Pad – Item No. 126945 (to sponge the leaves
and give it more color)
Wood grain Embossing folder
Antique Brad (Item No. 117273)
Tombow multi-adhesive glue (Item No. 110755)
Best of Autumn Stamp Set for my sentiment (Item No.134390)
Whisper White Card Stock
Gold Embossing Powder (Item No. 109129)
Linen Thread also from the Thankful Tablescape Kit