Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Fabulous Frenchies + coordinating Die

hello and salutations!
welcome to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs August release!


I am super in love with this release!
these sets are so FUN and perfect for the back to school days and Halloween coming up, too!
today we're sharing the classic and so pretty Fabulous Frenchies + coordinating die
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on August 17th, right here!

my first card uses the super sweet image of the pup sitting and leaning a little to the side!


eeeep! LOVE him so much! and I just LOVE that cute little party hat and large balloon!! he's ready for a birthday, I think!!

I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! 


I tinted some white embossing powder with light grey ink and then used he Pawprints Stencil to add some texture!
once that was dry, I used Distress Inks (Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers) to add some color to the sky!
I also used Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Inks to add some color to that small little hill! 

my second card uses that CUTE little french pup and the Eiffel Tower image from Newton Dreams of Paris!


what a perfect match!
guys, I honestly tried NOT to color in rainbow order...but then...the stripes were BEGGING me for it!! lol!!


I die cut some cloud borders with the Sky Borders Die Set, and then used it to mask the background and create the sky with Peacock Feathers Distress Inks!
the hills were created with the Land Border Dies and Distress Ink blended and then splattering in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron! :)
I seriously laugh every time at that "Pardon my french" sentiment!! it's so funny!

Would you like to win the “Fabulous Frenchies” 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 August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Monday, August 13, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Classy Teachers + coordinating Die

hi hi hi!
today is day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs August release!


I am super in love with this release!
these sets are so FUN and perfect for the back to school days and Halloween coming up, too!
today we're sharing the classic and so pretty Classy Teachers + coordinating Die
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on August 17th, right here!

my first card uses the awesome image of the teacher holding the chalkboard!


I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! Ilove that you can put the sentiments inside that chalkboard!


I used a piece of paper as a mask to ink blend the background (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade)!
then used the Confetti Stencil to add some texture!

my second card uses the smaller images from the set as the background!


I love this image! it could be a teacher or it could be me leaving a book store! lol!
you know I couldn't resist a chance to color the books in rainbow order! ha!


Once the background was complete, I used the Framework Die set to add that pretty scalloped border!

Would you like to win the “Classy Teachers” 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 August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

it's a bird! it's a plane! it's a super friend!

hi there!
today I have this card up on the Create Smile Stamps blog and I love it!


these cute little mice are MY FAVORITE critter images from Create a Smile!
be sure to check out this card, and how I made it on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
enjoy!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #34 - Favorite Place

yahooo! it's time for a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



and this time...we want to know your favorite place! is the beach? is it a cozy couch and a good book? your favorite coffee shop? we want to see!



what a FUN, unique and amazing idea for a challenge! I love it!
and for me, hands down, my favorite place to be is the beach with my family!

here's my card:



looooove it!
I used my Gansai Tambi Watercolors to color in the scene here! 
I know I've done waves like this on past cards, but I just couldn't help making another one here! it's SO fun!

I also added some clear, sparkling sequins to my waves to add to the fun scene!




the images are from Ahoy, Matey! LOVE them!
I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out!
then I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up!


oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!

enjoy!




Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #451 - Back to School!

hello!
thank you so much for stopping by!

the Newton's Nook team was invited to be Guest Sweeties with the new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! and this time, it's all about getting ready to head back to school!




so fun!
I combined a few different Newton's Nook Designs stamp sets to create my back to school card!



love it!
did someone say llama?! ha!
I combined the llama image from Loveable Llamas with the stack of books from the Newton's Book Club stamp set!
I did some creative masking to create the stack of books! ha!




then I added the little apple (gotta have an apple for the teacher!) on top from Newton Dreams of New York!
so fun!
all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut out!
I used my Gansai Tambi watercolor set to add the green watercolor patch in the background, then heat embossed the setniment!

hope to see you playing along with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
enjoy!

Friday, August 3, 2018

with love

hello!
today I have this flower-y card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!


pinks and greens are near and dear to me (I'm looking at you, wedding colors! ha!), and I think this came out super fabbie!
be sure to check out how it came together on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
enjoy!