Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Fetching Friendship

happy tuesday!
today is the start of June release week with Newton's Nook Designs! i just LOVE release weeks!

today, the whole DT is showcasing the new, super happy and adorable Fetching Friendship stamp set! don't you just LOVE this set? they are definitely some of the cutest puppy images i've seen! 
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 June 18th, right here!

for my first card, i was inspired by one the tiny companion images in the set: the tennis ball!

so i made my card tennis ball shaped! ha!
i just used a circle die to cut the initial ball shape. then i cut the green patterned paper gain with the circle die, to create those 'lemon' type shapes out of the green paper! i just positioned them against the white base so it would have a white border, and easy peasy: a tennis ball!

i colored that adorable lab with copics and popped him up!

i also used some wink of stella and glossy accents for the puppy paw! and i couldn't resist adding coodinating green splatters to the ball! sue me! ha!

on to my 2nd card!
i tried to make a black lab, as best i could, anyway!
i watercolored him with Distress Markers and then popped him up against that background!

the background was made by randomly stamping the paw print and then adding some pops of watercolor with various Distress Inks! 

i heat embossed the sentiment onto some vellum, and it was the perfect place to sit the lab on!

Would you like to win “Fetching Friendship”?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest 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 Wednesday, June 17th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, June 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


  1. Haha, your ball-card is so funny. ☺
    The second card is so cute, love the colors. Realy nice work, Sam !

  2. Terrific ideas using this stamp set! Especially love the ball! Thanks for sharing!

  3. As Always you come up with the best ideas yoy really make these stampsets shine. Love that ball card and love the backround on the second card.

  4. Ahahahahaha... What's a Lab without a tennis ball?!!? You got that one right!!! Thanks for the ideas!

  5. AMAZING! Love the tennis ball - so adorable! And the paw -prints with watercolor behind them really make an awesome background for that sweet black lab!!

  6. Your card ideas are CLEVER times CREATIVE times GENIUS!!!! Love both of them and think you have really gotten into the spirit of this set!!!

  7. So creative to make that first card into the shape of a tennis ball. Love both of these! The second is so cute with the touch of vellum on it too.

  8. Absolutely LOVE your tennis ball idea!! Your coloring is amazing and I love the watercolored paw prints!! So fun! :)

  9. OMG, the tennis ball card is just so fabulous Sam! I LOVE it!

  10. Eeek! Both amazing cards? That tennis ball is brilliant. So very cute!!

  11. LOVE both of these!!! The ball shaped and designed card is brilliant! ♥

  12. Your cards are sooooo cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  13. Cute dog cards. The tennis ball shape is perfect.

  14. Fun cards. I really love that you made a tennis ball card. TFS

  15. Your tennis ball is my favorite of the bunch! (shh... don't tell... I like the others' cards, too) What a fab idea!! And now that I see your terrific coloring of the pup, I love it even more!!

  16. I love the watercolor-paw background!

  17. Love the tennis ball card. Always enjoy seeing different shaped cards.
    The second card is so pretty with the many colors.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

  18. Absolutely love both of your cards! The tennis ball design is genius! So cute!

  19. These cards are SO sweet! Thank you for sharing.

  20. Both cards are fantastic (as always) but the first on made me laugh - so clever!


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