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:


  1. This image is so fun! Love the bright, purple chair!

  2. How fun are these?!! You got great depth on your buttons and the star washi is terrific!

  3. So cute! The washi tape is a perfect accent!

  4. Awww!!! Your cards are stunning! Love, love, love!!!

  5. OMG this is realy cute Sam !
    I love this stamp set.

  6. Fabulous card. Love the kitties. thanks for the chance

  7. Sweet cards and fabulous coloring.

  8. Super fun cards. I especially love the one with the border of stars. Reminds me of a quiet time just before bed when the house starts to settle down ;)

  9. So COZY! I love how you showed two ways to color the image. Both are equally awesome! I love the polka-dot pajamans on the second one!!

  10. this is so great!!! I love the color combo from the first card yellow and blue :D

  11. Great coloring on
    both and I love
    the purple chair!
    Carla from Utah

  12. Both cards are wonderful.
    Love the polka-dot PJs, the purple chair,
    the star border on the side.
    thanks for sharing.

  13. Don't ask me to choose which card I prefer : they are both gorgeous.

    Isabelle Baudin

  14. They're both so beautifully colored! I actually go out the lines on purpose when water coloring, I think that makes it artsy and I love that! Blue and yellow on the first card is so fun, and the PJ's on the second one is adorable!

  15. Both of your cards are adorable. I love your coloring of the images. The star Washi border brings everything together.

  16. Beautiful coloring on both cards, and I love the white details you added on the second card.

  17. Awesome coloring on your fun cards! Makes me think of my daughter when she was little, always with a book in her hands!

  18. Awesome cards - the coloring is fabulous and the backgrounds are perfect!! Love that side border on the first card - looks so good!!

  19. Adorable!!! Love all these new stamps being a cat owner myself!!

  20. Cute cards. Love the stars and the kitties.

  21. Love how you used two different media to color these. I must say I LOVE the rich, vibrant purple chair! Reminds me of my old "Barney" chair! :)


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