Friday, September 30, 2016

Treasure, ho!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Newton's Nook Christmas card, scroll down, or click here!**

hello again!
today i also have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

so fun, right?! That koala just gets me! I want one! ha!!
be sure to head over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog to see the whole card and to find out how I made it! :)

merry kiss-mas - squee!

good morning!

today i have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog featuring some Christmas stamp sets released last year!

i just LOVE it!
that cute cat couple is from the Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set! I used Distress Markers to watercolor them in! LOOOOOVE them! 

the background was made with Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet - the current colors of my hair!! for reals!) and some white acrylic ink that i splattered on top! to enahnce the effect of a 'sky' or stars, I added lots of white sequins! 

the sentiment is from Holiday Smooches and was heat embossed onto some black cardstock! :)
be sure to head over to the Newton's Nook blog, too!
and happy Friday!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Simon Says 2016 Stamptember + Newton's Nook Release!

hi hi hi!!

how awesome is the month of Stamptember!? ha ha!
and it just got even MORE awesome!!! 

i just LOVE this stamp set!! it's SO sweet and SO fall!! it's everything to love!!
i love it SO much, i made TWO cards!

my first one is a shaker, and it's SO cute!

what's not to like?! that CUTE raccoon is SO adorable!! I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers  and then die cut the bird out!

the background was ink blended with Distress Inks and then i splattered some water on top! a favorite technique, to be sure! 

my second card uses that ADORABLE fox image!!

i seriously LOVE him!
again, i colored with my Zigs, and then die cut it out!

the sentiment and the mushrooms were heat embossed in white, and then i did lots more ink blending to create the sky!! it's basically all the same supplies, but a totally different card!! so FUN!

be sure to head over to the Simon Says Stamp store to pick up this ADORABLE and exclusive stamp and die set!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #36 - Halloween

hello and good morning!
today starts a new Inky Paws Challenge on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
and it's a great one - halloween, anyone?

mmm...that looks delicious...but i digress! lol on to the card! 

i love it!
i didn't go with traditional halloween colors! this time, i went in the pretty pretty princess direction! lol!

i colored the image with copics and then fussy cut it out! the background was created with a stencil, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and some watercolor on top! it was fun! oh, and LOTS of glitter on the wings, side of the card and star of the wand!

i stamped the sentiment onto a Distress Inked banner (die cut from the Garden Window Die set)! the sentiment is from the new Dress Up Doxies set! and that cute princess pup is from an oldie: Boo Crew! love the combination of everything!

so be sure to play along with the Inky Paws Challenge so you can have a chance to win some Newton's Nook stamps and dies!enjoy!

Thursday, September 22, 2016



today i have card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog! and it's all about football! ha ha!

that's right, football people! and no, i'm not a fan! but my husband (and subsequently my little Menn) and my besties are HUGE college football fans! they're rivals, naturally, so it's lots of trash talk between our husbands this season! sigh.

anyway, i made this card is honor of my besties' family's team! green and white!! (anyone have any idea what college team they're fans of?? i'll give you a hint: it rhymes with "wish-igan state university) let's just not mention this to my husband! lol!)

i colored the little guys with copics and then popped them up! the background was created by ink blending Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks! then i heat embossed the sentiment in black!

be sure to head over to the Newton's Nook Designs blog and leave some love, if you're feeling the love!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #138 - Geometric!

so excited! it's a Lawnscaping Challenge! it's a new week! what's not to love about today?

now this was FUN!! I loved sneaking in these geometric shapes into my card!! :)

isn't that ADORABLE koala from Critters Down Under so cute?! Eeeek! I just love him! i watercolored him in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then fussy cut him out! 

The background was made with Distress Inks (Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron) which I smooshed onto my circle stamp block, spritzed LIGHTLY with water, and then pressed onto my card front! :)

i also flecked some white acrylic paint on top to make it looks like stars! the sentiment was created with Harold's ABC's! :)

this week we're sponsored by lawn fawn! so get your card making on, and you could win a stamp set of your choice! :)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #376

hello again!
Newton's Nook Designs is sponsoring the new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge, and i LOVE how spooky and theme-y the colors are for this time of year!

these are not my usual colors, but i had fun challenging myself and i really like my card!

fun, right? I just LOVE combining stamp sets! I used the new Dress Up Doxie stamp set, along with an older set, Boo Crew!

i colored my images with copics and then fussy cut them out! the background was created by using the Garden Window Die set as a mask! I used Seedless Perserves, Wilted Violet, Lilac, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks to blend the background! 

i hope you have time to play along with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge for your chance to win some Newton's Nook stamps! :)