Thursday, February 23, 2017

folded heart front!

hello!
today i have this card up on the Newton's Nook blog! :)


i started by die cutting two hearts with the Darling Hearts Die from some scrap mixed media/acrylic paint paper i had on my desk! :)
then i folded the hearts together and left a little line between them when i scooted them next to each other! 


the card front was stamped with the gorgeous florals from the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set, in alight grey! then i also splattered some of that ink around the image too.


inside, i placed a banner in a light grey with the sentiment from Newton's Support. I also added some florals, stamped in pink around the banner. :)

love how this card came out, it's so sweet! :)

be sure to check it out on the blog! :)
enjoy!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #41 - Color!

hello again!
today is the start of a new IPC! 
the Inky Paws Challenge has moved to it's own blog!! yay!! you can find it here! :)



this month, we're all about some pretty pretty colors!!



love it!
i was totally inspired to make a 'spring' card...because i mean, those colors!! :)



love it!
i used the adorable Hoppy Days stamp set
i colored my image with copics and then fussy cut it out! that bunny is SOOO adorable! 



I did some ink blending with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick for the background! I splattered some water, and also some white acrylic paint on top! and i finished it off with a strip of mint chevron washi! so fun!! 

please think about playing along if you are itching to get your paws inky! we would love to see you! 
enjoy!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

let's flamingle!

hello!
happy Sunday! today i have a card up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog and it's a fun one!


be sure to head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to read all about this card and to see what the FUN NEW discount is this weekend! :)
enjoy!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Newton Loves Cake + coordinating Die

hello!
yay - the last day of Newton's Nook Designs February release!!


I am not kidding when I tell you that i'm in LOVE with this month's release! every item is adorable!! 
today the whole team is showing off the Newton Loves Cake + coordinating Die
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 February 17th, right here!

I feel like i don't use a lot of patterned paper anymore, so i forced myself to use some for my 1st card!


and i love it!!
i tore a piece of striped paper, attached it to the card front, added some watercolor in Distress Ink Spun Sugar and then used a stencil to add some polka dotted embossing paste! 


I also stitching the whole thing on, and then added the image over the oval of the Window Die Set! i colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! so FUN! 

my 2nd card is more me, i think! ha! 


i used Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, squished them onto my round acrylic block, spritzed with water and pressed it onto my card front! LOOOOOOVE! sooooo pretty! 


i heat embossed the sentiment in white, and then popped up my images! LOVE that Newton with the party hat!! ha ha ha!!
i also added some small white polka dots with embossing paste and the stencil, and then a thin strip of washi! :)

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

Sweet Stamp Shop February 2017 Release!

hello hello hello!

Sweet Stamp Shop has released their February stamps and they're SO ADORABLE!! I am in love with each and every one! have you seen them all?


i colored all of the images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out to make that little arrangement! LOVE making those each month!

anyway, my card used the SUPER CUTE Karate Kick stamp set!! loooooooove it!!! of course my little Menn think they're ninjas, so it's perfect for my house! ha!


I stamped some of the smaller images in a light grey, and then added some really loose grey watercoloring to them, just add some dimension to the background images and some extra fun! loooooove!
I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a strip of black cardstock, and then used a strip of the Sweet Stamp Shop Washi on the sides! cutest little kid ever!! ha ha!


and there's a girl in the set too, because we all kick butt, am I right!? seriously, so in love with coloring these Sweet images!

be sure to head to the Sweet Stamp Shop site and pick up yours now!!! the bundle will only be available for a limited time! :)
enjoy!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Beautiful Spring + coordinating Die

hello!
so excited for day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs February release!!




I am not kidding when I tell you that i'm in LOVE with this month's release! every item is adorable!! 
today the whole team is showing off the Beautiful Spring + coordinating Die
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 February 17th, right here!

for my 1st card, i went with a shaker!


i am not the best at making shaker cards, but it totally works for this set!


i colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then added some details with my white gel pen! LOVE! 

i die cut some vellum grass from the new Land Borders Die set and then added color with Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron)!


i mean...you all knew a rainbow was coming, right? ha ha! my 2nd card has the rainbow!


LOOOOVE it!!
I added some more details with my white gel pen, and then (again!) used some vellum that i die cut an stitched it all on!


the sentiment was heat embossed in black onto the vellum grass! looooooove it! i did some ink blending with Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed for the background. and then dropped some water splatters to add a little extra fun!

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Newton’s Pot of Gold and Land Borders Die set

hello!
today is kicking off the Newton's Nook Designs February release!!


I am not kidding when I tell you that i'm in LOVE with this month's release! every item is adorable!! 
today the whole team is showing off the Newton’s Pot of Gold and Land Borders Die set! the mini Newton's Pot of Gold set is SOOOO adorable and I have a bunch of other ideas for it, too! And the new die set is SOOOOOO cool!! i've been waiting and waiting for border dies, and i about jumped up and down when i saw it! ha! 

you can totally use these 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 February 17th, right here!

for my 1st card, i decided to just use the pot of gold image! 


he he he!! i just used two sheets of printer paper as 'stencils' to create the rays with the Mustard Seed Distress Ink! :)
I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then heat embossed the sentiment! 


I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen and some glossy accents on the coins! 

i used the full image for my 2nd card and went uber traditional!


again, I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the image, and then heat embossed the sentiment, this time on black cardstock.


I created the background with Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Inks, that i watercolored. once it was dry, i splattered some Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine. 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Pot of Gold” 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 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

The Cutest Video Hop Ever - seriously!

Hi hi hi!!
I'm SO excited and honored to be participating in this AMAZING hop that Emily Leiphart put together in celebration of her 5,000 subscribers!! :)  (
All of the information can be found on her blog!)
It's called The Cutest Video Hop Ever, and that's NO lie! It's all about crafting with our littles and young crafters!! LOVE!



I even created a video with my little Menn!! My first video ever!! eeeep!! Hope you like it! We made key chains with some Shrink Plastic! So much fun! Be sure to check out the video by clicking hereWe hope you have as much fun watching us craft with our kids, as much as we enjoyed creating these projects to share with you.

All of the giveaway and ways to win are below, be sure to check it out!!

Ok, so we created key chains!


It was SUPER fun, and SUPER easy, and all we needed were: Copic Markers, Shrink Plastic, Scissors, a heat tool, a hole punch and some key chain rings! Easy!

Here are the details:
11 winners will be chosen, one for each of our sponsored prizes! They will be randomly chosen from all comments left on each of our videos. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Winners will be announced on Emily's blog on February 24, 2017.

Below are the list of sponsors (wow!!!)




All of the blog hop participants can be found here, so be sure you don't miss any! 
Enjoy!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

rainbows...because it's friday!

hello and happy friday!
yay for friday!!

today I'm up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog, and I'm sharing a VERY rainbow card on this wonderful friday!


want to see more or learn about how it came together? head on over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
enjoy!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #40 - Sketch!

hello!
it's time for a new Inky Paws Challenge!
And just a reminder, it has moved to it's own blog!! yay!! you can find it here! :)



this time, it's a sketch! yahoo! 



love it!
i used a bunch of different sets on my card, and i SUPER (ha ha!) love how it came out! oh...and I should mention that i flipped the sketch upside-down for my card! ha! 



the 'cityscape' was created with images from Newton Dreams of London and Newton Dreams of New York! creating cityscapes is one of my favorite things ever! love it!
and of course the super pup is from Dress Up Doxies! i used my beloved Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color everything! and i used a square of vellum, to create the small square on the sketch! i used a star stencil and some embossing paste to add a little, subtle texture! 



i heat embossed the sentiment onto a flag banner, and the pup is popped up! 

please think about playing along if you are itching to get your paws inky! we would love to see you! 

enjoy!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Sweet Treats Blog Hop 2017!

Hello!
Today Newton's Nook is having a super fun blog hop - all about sweet treats, mmm!! Just in time to get those Valentine's ready! :) 


I had SOOOOO much fun making my little project!
I decided to make some little treat baskets! 


i used an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock and heat embossed the ADORABLE images from the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set all over it! Once the heat embossing was complete, I added my watercolor all over the whole page with Distress Inks. I used Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral.


When everything was dry, I die cut ALL THE HEARTS (ha ha!) with the Darling Hearts die! Ha - seriously, as many as I could! Then I arranged the hearts so there were no holes and did LOTS of mod podge-ing! It dried great, and I was able to fold up the edges! I added a little 'handle' with some patterned paper and ribbons to the sides!


(you can see my littlest little Mann trying to sneak a chocolate chip cookie while I was taking the photo - little sneak!!)

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!

Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs online shop?
We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 6th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 7th.

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