Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Love Grows

it's the middle of the month! that means - release time for newton's nook!! and it's an AMAZING release!! i can't wait for you to see everything!

today's set is called Love Grows, and it's brilliant!! this is an AMAZING set! perfect for tags, layouts, cards, anything! and the best news is, all of the sets will be available for purchase april 18th here! :)

first up, is perhaps my favorite set of the release (but that's so hard to say! lol!! the others are so AWESOME! i'm telling you!!)

i couldn't stop making cards with this set!!

first up, i paper pieced the large flower image in an ombre of pink papers and two different greens for the leaves! 

the sentiment was then heat embossed onto a vellum banner that i attached with my sewing machine. a few pearls and a totally b&w graphic background and it's done! 

i just LOVE that card!!

my 2nd card is my favorite!!

first i mixed together distress paint (picked raspberry and squeezed lemonade) and lots of water onto some white cardstock. once all of the colors had mixed and blended and played together a little (ha!), i used stazon ink to stamp the little flower image a bunch all over it.

then i cut out all of the flowers and arranged them and then popped some up for dimension! looking at it now...it has a TON of sequins, i probably wouldn't have added so many, but at the time...i just couldn't stop myself! lol! :)

Would you like to win Love Grows? 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 Thursday, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th. 

We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 

Valerie Ward
Tessa Wise
Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer

thanks so much for visiting, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win! :)


  1. Your cards are so beautiful!

  2. These are fantastic cards! So pretty!

  3. I love the card with all the roses....all the different colors...I love it!!

  4. Very pretty. I like the paper piecing and vellum banner on the first and how you made the flowers on the second.

  5. Oh my gosh, Samantha - I absolutely love them both! Every time I see your work, I think, "Now why didn't I think of that?!' !

  6. Definitely NOT too many sequins--they are part of the appeal of your card. Thanks for sharing how you did the watercolour roses. The first card is very appealing, too--graphic and groovy! I just LOVE that rose image!

  7. Very pretty cards...love the paper piecing and the vellum on the first and the combo of the smaller roses with the sequins on the last.

  8. Love both of your gorgeous card designs:-) wonderful work with the paper piecing and the flow of the roses on the second!!!

  9. Great cards--love the paper piecing and how you did your roses on the second!

    Chris L.

  10. Wow, love both cards, love how you did the paper piecing and coloring on the flowers, just great

  11. All of your cards are beautiful. Love the roses!

  12. Beautiful cards, Samantha, guaranteed to bring mega-watt smiles to some special moms' faces! Your creativity + the new set = amazing!!

  13. Love the card.


  14. Both these cards are just GORGEOUS! love what you did with this set!! Thanks for the fun inspiration!

  15. Two lovely cards - but the second one is my favourite too!

  16. Both are very nice cards. Great layout on the 1st one and I like the patterns of paper you used for the rose.
    You 2nd card is lovely, the cascade of roses is really sweet.

  17. Wonderful cards! I just love the paper pieced flower on the first card! Ombre of pink papers - brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Just stunning cards. Makes me wish I still had a Mom to make one for this Mother's day. Love your style.

  19. The paper-pieced rose is beautiful, and I LOVE the design of the second card!

  20. Your sweet cards are wonderful.
    Crafty hugs,

  21. Very lovely cards, I just love your ombré paper piecing!

  22. Your cards are so beautiful! Love them both!!

  23. Two beautiful cards! I really like how you graduated the colors from yellow to dark pink in the second card!

  24. Love the paper piecing. The rose and leaves are so pretty. The vellum looks nice on the background paper. The changing colors on the roses of the second card make a nice statement. Love the sequins thrown among them. thanks for sharing great cards.


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