Friday, May 27, 2016

on the lookout!

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

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


i love it! be sure to head on over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog to see the whole thing, and to read about how it came together! :)
enjoy!

Inky Paws Challenge #32 - Follow Your Arrow!

hi hi hi!

today is the start of a new Inky Paws Challenge over on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog!!
this time, it's all about arrows!!




yahoo!! 
i decided to create a layout with all of the adorable little arrow dies from the Points and Plumes Dies set released last week! LOOOOOOVE them!



I started by watercoloring a piece of cardstock with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks! Then i die cut out a bunch of arrows! 
Once the arrows were die cut, I wrapped some embroidary thread around them!! LOOOOVE that look! I can't take credit for it though - that's Wilna Furstenberg lift all the way!



I also used some modeling paste and a chevron stencil to add even more texture to the background!



I really love how this layout turned out! And my little Menn playing hockey in old garage is just so sweet! My littlest Mann LOVES dressing up (in ANYTHING) and I couldn't resist snapping a picture when he started to play hockey as Captain Hook! Look out Neverland! Ha!!

Be sure to head over to the Newton's Nook blog where so you can play along for your chance to win some Newton's Nook of your own!! 
Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Score More Layout

hi!

i have a layout up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

i used the adorable Newton's Book Club stamp set and added to the patterned paper background!


first i covered the paper with gesso in the area around the photo. once it was dry, i added watercolor by using some water and Distress Inks! i think i used Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass here! and once all *that* was dry, i stamped over the background with a few Newton/book images and also the 'read relax repeat' phrase! i LOVE how it looks over that text background!


i also colored that sweet Newton with glasses reading, becuase it was toooo cute! and so perfect with that photo of my little Mann 'reading up' and 'studying' his hockey skills! ha!! (he was only 2-ish here, so he can't read, but every day in the pick up line, he would read that hockey magazine. it was hilarious!!)


i stamped the date and also used a few different letter stickers to create the fun title! 


so that's my layout!
be sure to head over to the Newton's Nook blog to catch up on everything! 
enjoy!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

(not just a) weed boquet

i have a layout up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today!
and it's a happy one!


see? rainbows and flowers and my littlest Mann - what's not to love?! ha!

be sure to check out the whole layout on the Butterfly Reflections Blog and then make sure you head over to the shop and grab some of the new products in the shop!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Crocus Wishes and Caviar Dreams

hello there!
i'm up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog today sharing a fun little card using the adorable Crokisses stamp set!



i LOVE how this turned out!
head on over to the blog to read all about it!
enjoy!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - A Cozy Day In

it's the beginning of the end of the Newton's Nook Designs May Release



today, the whole DT is showcasing the adorable mini A Cozy Day In stamp set!! i love love love this set! that sweet sweet scene is SOOOOO cute!! 
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on May 20th, right here!

i watercolored my 1st card with Distress Markers:





I am not the best 'stay inside the lines' colorer - but this image was so fun to color!! ha!
I fussy cut it out, and then popped it up over that watercolor background i made by using the packaging technique and some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink!



that strip of star washi was too perfect NOT to use! i'm guessing i'm not the only one who stays up WAY to late reading (just ONE more chapter! ha!)

I copic colored the image for my 2nd card, though:


love it! that's right, i colored a giant purple chair!! just look how comfy it look! ha!!


i fussy cut the image out, again, and then added some accents with my white gel pen! (hello polka dotted pj's!!)
i also added some texture with an almost bokeh-ish stencil and some white embossing paste! 


Would you like to win the “A Cozy Day In” Stamp Set?

This 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 blog 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 Thursday, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sweet Party Favors

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Newton's Nook Designs Day 3 GIVEAWAY spot, scroll down or click here!**

me again!
today i have a sweet little project up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog!

These little party favors are super easy to make, too! All I did was pick some of my favorite Sweet Stamp Shop stamp sets and get to work with some pre-made Maze Puzzles that I picked up from Party City for less than a dollar a piece! Score!



I chose to work with the Super Boy, Girl Power and T-Rex Hugs stamp sets!

First, I took apart the puzzles and used the insert to create guides on my paper. Then I stamped the images and colored them with copics!

All that was left was to re-attach the tops and then play!



So that's it! Some easy, fun and unique party favors, ready to go! And you can create this with literally ANY Sweet Stamp Shop stamp set! be sure to head over to the blog to read more about how to make them! :)
enjoy!

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Newton’s Book Club

let the fun continue on...with day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs May Release



today, the whole DT is showcasing the FUN, cute and totally perfect Newton’s Book Club stamp set!! i love love love this set! i'm actually in a book club, and i can't wait to use this ALL the time!! I think this may be my favorite Newton set ever! 
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on May 20th, right here!

my 1st card was super fun, i mean, Newton laying in a bookshelf - yes please! ha!




so cute!!
i colored the image with copcis and then added some white accents with my white gel pen! it was really easy to fussy cut the image out, because it's literally a rectangle! ha!



i created a matte for the image with some pieces of patterned paper, and then placed that all over my Distress Inked background! I used Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers to create the blues. and then i splattered some water on top to get that water splatter look! so FUN!

for my 2nd card, how could i NOT use that stack of books with Newton on top! he's so cute!



again, I colored all of the image with copics and then fussy cut it out!



i decided to color the books different shades of greys (warm and cool ones) and the added a teeny tiny rainbow effect to them, and i LOOOOOOVE how it looks!!
i added some stars with a stencil and some embossing paste and then splattered a little black ink too!


Would you like to win the “Newton’s Book Club” Stamp Set?
This 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 blog 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 Thursday, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sweet Stamp Shop May 2016 Release!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! scroll down or click here to see Day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs May release and GIVEAWAY post!**

hi hi hi!

today Sweet Stamp Shop is releasing a BUNCH of new stamp sets!! wooooooo!! i created a few projects with the new sets, and wanted to share them!


let's see, i first created this cute cute cute spinner card using the new planner set: Clean It Up!



it's like a spinner in a board game! because...sometimes, i have chores to do, but it's more fun to let fate decide what gets clean! ha!



i watercolored all of the images with Distress Markers and fussy cut them out! and i used Pumice Stone Distress Ink to create a watercolored background  because - dirt!! lol!

here, you can watch a quick little video to see the spinner in action! :)

video

my 2nd card used the cute cute cute Poo stamp set! ha ha ha! 



i love it!!!
again, all of the images were watercolored and fussy cut!! the background of the heart (because hearts...and poo..ha!!) was created by adding some watercoloring of Dried Marigold and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks! 



it's clean. it's simple. it's the perfect birthday card for my hubs! lol! 

so be sure to join the Sweet Stamp Shop Facebook group to get the scoop, see more sneaks and maybe even a discount code!!
enjoy!

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Adventure Awaits Stamp Set + Points & Plumes Die + Splendid Stags Die


so excited! it's day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs May Release


today, the whole DT is showcasing the super awesome, super drool worthy and AMAZING cool Adventure Awaits Stamp Set + Points & Plumes Die + Splendid Stags Die!! i love love love this set and those complimentary dies!! You can use this set in so many different ways, for so many different reasons!! 
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on May 20th, right here!

for my 1st project, i just HAAAAD to use that amazing stag image!! 



i mean, i know right?! look how awesome it is!!!! 
i colored on the stamp directly with some Distress Markers in the cool greens, teals, blues and purple and then 'huffed' over it and stamped it onto the paper - FLAWLESS! love love love it! 


i added some silver glitter paper because the i thought it needed some bling! ha!!
the sentiment was heat embossed in silver to match!

my second features all of the arrows and feathers from the stamp set! 


i created my own background! LOOOOOOVE it!! The stamps are just so bold and graphic and they ROCK as a background! i added some gold watercoloring from Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray, and then used the tags from the Tag Times Two die to pop up that sentiment!


the sentiment was stamped in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over a Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade blended background! a few matching sequins finished it off!


Would you like to win the “Adventure Awaits” Stamp Set?
This 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 blog 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 Thursday, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 

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

Monday, May 16, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release - Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set + Coordinating Die

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

here we go!
it's time to start the EPIC Newton's Nook Designs May Release


today, the whole DT is showcasing the super sweet and classic Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set + Coordinating Die!! i love love love this set! You can use this set in so many different ways, for so many different reasons!! 
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on May 20th, right here!

for my 1st project, i created a baby card!



I used some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers to create a soft blue background. then I stamped the 'twig' wreath in Vintage Photo a few times (rotating the stamp block as I did), to make it look like it could be a nest! :)


the super sweet sentiment was heat embossed in White on top, and then I added some enamel dots in a super fun lime green, like abstract leaves! finally, I added some texture with embossing paste and a striped stencil! 

for my second card, I seriously just wanted to have FUN and do some messy watercoloring! :)


I heat embossed the beautiful floral wreath in white and then used my Distress Markers to add color! I scribbled the marker onto my kraft mat, and then picked up the color with a damp water brush to add it to the card front! 


I couldn't resist adding a few splatters too...because...me!! another thing I couldn't resist with this beautiful and bright card...the bold, contrasting strip of washi!! I can't stop doing it! lol!



Would you like to win the “Happy Little Thoughts” Stamp Set?
This 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 blog 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 Thursday, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th. 

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

Lawnscaping Challenge #130 - Sparkle

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


i am so excited to see what everyone makes with this challenge! sparkle?! yes please!!

i used the adooooooorable faires from the Fairy Friends stamp set and i LOVE how sprakly the wings and flower are! 



i watercolored these images with Distress Markers and then fussy cut them out! i created the scene on a circle that i punched out of some watercolored paper! i added some perfect pearls to the circle to add some extra shimmer!




the card base has some transluscent embossing paste on it! i used a star stencil and LOVE that texture and little detail! so fun! 

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