Monday, June 18, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Playful Pandas + coordinating Die and 2 new Stencils

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card for the newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, scroll down, or click here!**

hi hi hi!
so excited to be starting this week by kicking off day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs June release!




and oh my gosh you guys...this release is so completely amazing! I'm in LOVE with each new set, and I can't wait for you all to see it, too! these sets are so FUN and perfect for those summer birthdays coming up!
today we're sharing the ADORABLE Playful Pandas + coordinating Die and 2 new Stencils
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 June 22nd, right here!

my first card uses that sweet, curious, adorable panda!!!


I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
behind the bamboo, I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks in Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron! then I sprinkled some water and ink color too!


the sentiment was heat embossed and then I added some details to the images with my white gel pen! I really LOVE how this one came out!

my second card is a ball of fun!


I die cut out a large circle and used the negative space as a stencil! then I ink blended inside the circle cut out with Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks! I splattered some water on top and then used the Cloudy Sky Stencil to add some clouds with white embossing paste!


I heat embossed the sentiment onto a banner of black cardstock and popped it up! LOOOOOOVE this!! it's so cute!! that falling, rolling, silly panda has my heart!

Would you like to win the “Playful Pandas” 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 June 21st at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd. 

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

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #31 - Flowers, Floral, Foilage!

happy Monday!
let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



this time...we want to see some flower power!



I have to be honest...this one was a challenge for me...I'm not a big flower-y person and my first thought was: I don't have any Lawn Fawn flower sets!!! 
but I was wrong!! there are SOOOO many small floral images tucked into each set! here's my card!



eek! I love it!

I used the Easter Party stamp set for those sweet little flower girl images! and the leaves are from the Gleeful Gardens set!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then attached them to the background.



the background was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron! then I splattered some water on top!
I heat embossed the sentiment from Hello Sunshine in white! love how it pops!


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




Friday, June 15, 2018

my card for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

hello again!
today I have another card for Newton's Nook Designs!
this time, I'm sharing a card I created for Newton's Nook as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge blog hop!




be sure to check out all of the details on the Newton's Nook blog and hop along for your chance to win! :)
I created my card with the Newton's Rainy Day stamp set and Sky Borders Dies!


The images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out! I popped them up over the background of torn, very light grey patterned paper!

then i added the cloudy sky and sentiment to the top of the card! the sequins were added like 'rain drops'! ha!

so that's it!
be sure to check out the Newton's Nook Designs blog for all of the details on this fun hop!!
enjoy!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

you're all kinds of awesome!

hello again!
today I am sharing my card up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog!


be sure to check it out! do you love that sneaky little silver wave as much as I do?! ha! be sure to head to the shop and grab your goodies!
enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Create a Smile Stamps June 2018 Release!

hello!!

today is the official Create a Smile Stamps June release!! The stamps are available now - so be sure to grab your favorites!! 


I'm SOOOOO excited for this release!! all of the images are SO ADORABLE!!! I am in LOOOOVE with the seagulls from Gull Gang!!
I created  this cute card....


ha ha ha!! it reminds me of the seagulls from Finding Nemo!! ha!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out!


I LOVE that one of them is stealing the fry...and their expressions!! ha!! I am cracking up!!
The bottom was created with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch! then I did lots of splattering with colors and white ink!

my second card uses the sweet sweet First Day of School stamp set!


and that mouse could not be more adorable!!!! 
again, all of my images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out!
I stamped the various pen and paintbrush images in a light grey on the top of the cardbase.


then I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade to ink blend the background!
I tore that piece of cardstock at the bottom, and attached it to the cardfront with the strip of washi!
so cute!

which brings me to my final card of the release, which uses the Say What? stamp set!


LOVE it!
and you know I had to sneak a rainbow in there...ha!
I stamped almost all of the images and colored them all in, then placed them in rainbow order onto my card front!


the background was created by using a grey tinted embossing paste and the Big Stars Polka Stencil! LOVE IT!

hope these cards inspired to check out the release!! the rest of the DT has created INCREDIBLE cards and I can't wait for you to see them! 
enjoy!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

can I stow away?

hello!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
this one was created in honor of Jennifer (the owner/illustrator of Newton's Nook) and her husband going on a cruise!! woooooo! I hope they have a FABULOUS time!



I started by coloring this image from Stowaway Newton stamp set with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. once it was dry, I die cut it out with the coordinating dies!
the background was masked off with a medium sized rectangle. then I placed the Tropical Leaves Stencil on top and used Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxied inks to ink blend through the stencil. Then I removed the stencil and and went over the whole area with Antique Linen!




next, I masked off the border and stamped the small passport image and the fun "Can I stow away?" sentiment in light grey ink on the background! it makes me giggle that the whole card reads: Going somewhere? Can I stow away? lol!!

hope this made you smile! be sure to head over to the Newton's Nook Designs blog for more information! 

enjoy!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #30 - Guys Cards

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



this time it's time we're making cards for the guys in our lives!




and it's the perfect excuse to make those Father's Day cards!



eek! i just love it!!! ha ha ha!

my husband works at Boeing, and according to my little Menn he 'makes airplanes' ha ha! so this is just too perfect for him!
I used the adorable Plane and Simple set for the images on this card! I just LOVE adorable, smiling clouds! all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out!




the sentiment is a combination of phrases from the Plane and Simple set, as well as the Dad + Me stamp set
oh, and I used Distress Oxide Inks in Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Milled Lavender for the background! 
my littlest little Mann picked orange for the plane, since that's his favorite color, and I think it contrasts nicely with the purple sky!

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