Monday, August 18, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Hanging Around

**this is my 2nd post of the day! if you're looking for the lawnscaping challenge post, please scroll down or click here**

guess what? day 1 of newton's nook's release for august is here! that's right! there are 2 sets being released this on wednesday! so excited!!

both new sets will be available for purchase on August 20th, here!

this set is SO fun!! it's perfect for creating scenes, clean and simple or one layer cards! i LOVE the critters and i had an awesome time making these cards!! this is going to be a set i use for a LONG time! 

here's my first card...LOOOOOVE it! :)

i made a watercolor background for the sky with some distress paints. love the messy look of that sky!
then i colored in that ADORABLE koala with copcis! the branch and clouds were also colored with copics! 

i popped up some of the clouds, and also the koala, and i just think this card is awesome! i LOVE it! 

my second card is super fun too!! 

i combined the new set with winged wishes - they just go together SO well! 

i stamped the sentiment onto the background and heat embossed in white. then i added some distress inks to create the super pretty blue/teal sky!

i colored the baby clothes and opposum (possum...ok i don't know how you spell that word, turns out!) with copics and popped them up along that line for dimension. i LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that opposum image - i have to say!

Would you like to win “Hanging Around”?This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release 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 Tuesday, August 19th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, August 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Chitra Nair (Guest Designer)

this release is SERIOUSLY amazing!! you're going to want to check back everyday this week!


  1. These cards are so
    cute and I love how
    you used the stamps.
    Love that second card.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Both of your cards are adorable! I love the backgrounds for both, especially the watercolor background - so pretty!

  3. Very cute cards--I like the backgrounds on both.

  4. Love your card and these critters are so cute. I esp. love your first card :)

  5. Both of these cards are fabulous. Love the koala and how you did the sky.

  6. I love both of your cards! That Koala card is so cute he really looks like he is hanging off that branch! And the possum hanging with the onesies is adorable!!

  7. Both of your cards are very cute. would love to win this set. If I do I will copy your idea! LOL

  8. Each of your cards have so much the sky on the first and the adorable addition to the clothes line on the last.

  9. Both these cards are SO CUTE! Love the possom on the clothesline! The sky for the possom (or opossum - I think you can say it either way) is so cool!

  10. Wonderful cards! I love your "messy" watercolored sky on the first card, and that adorable Koala slightly off the edge! The embossed background on the second card is beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

  11. Love your coloring!! Great cloudy backgrounds on the cards :)

  12. Oh this are both sooo CUTE. Love how you combined the clothes with the little guy. Your coloring is perfect, Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  13. Beautiful blue inking on both your cards. Fantastic.

  14. So cute!


  15. Darling cards! I love the watercolored sky on the top card!


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