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Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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The Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop is well underway and what fun it is!  I was happy to get a little time to join in this time because I’m always so inspired by the lovely work in the hop.  It was also a good time to make sure I’m still coloring for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge this month.

Spring Hello by Jen Timko | Spring CLBH Digital Stamp by JessicaLynn Original, Copic Coloring I was thrilled to see this free download set from JessicaLynn Original that was created just for the blog hop.  I don’t use digital stamps very often but this one was so pretty I just had to!  The nice part is that you can size the image to your taste.  I printed it onto X-Press It Blending Card so I could color it with my Copics.  I took a Copic Coloring Class about a week ago (Copic Flowers with Lori Craig) and tried to apply some of what I learned with her.  This image was super fun to use!

Just a quick post today.  Back in the craft room working on some projects for later this week.  I hope you have an amazing day.  Don’t forget to go over to the blog hop to see all the talented stampers who have joined in!  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Digital Stamp (JessicaLynn Original); Ink: Copic Markers, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: X-Press It, Bermuda Bay; Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (SU), Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine (SU), Dimensionals

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Lesley’s Baby Girl Celebration Blog Hop

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If you have been around stamping for a while, you are sure to know the lovely Lesley Croghan.  She is personally responsible for some of the most successful and fun challenges!  But beyond that, she has encouraged stampers to join her design teams and to play along with all kinds of inspiring ideas, making our stamping world a happier place.  I know that I personally can never truly pay Lesley back for the joy, friends and confidence I have due to one little contact.  The day she asked me to join the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team is one that I can mark as one of those days that changes your life in a meaningful way.  At the time, I squealed and jumped around like a fool because I was so excited to be asked to join such an amazing group of stampers.  Little did I know that I would also make some of the most incredible friends and find a support network that makes me a better person….and enables more that I can even admit to!!  *smile*

So Lesley, thank you!  For you and Corey, I am so very happy for this new little girl to arrive and she will have more stamping “aunties” than she can even imagine!Hello Baby Croghan by Jen Timko | Moon Baby Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color Pens, Watercolor

I created this card using the Moon Baby stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  I think these little images are too cute and they seemed perfect for Lesley’s little girl.  The nursery colors are Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and White.  I took a little bit of liberty and added some pale yellow to help the colors pop but tried hard to stick to this fabulous combination.  I colored the images with my Zig Clean Color Markers and used some Distress Ink in the background.  After coloring, I cut out the image panel with Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered another stitched oval cut from Thick Whisper White.  I added some retired coral ribbon (SU SAB) and put the whole thing on some Lemon Card Stock (SSS).

Now you need to check out all the marvelously talented stampers who feel just the same way I do about Lesley.  We have a whole hop going on and you can find the link to all of us here:  It’s A Girl Blog Hop for Li’l Miss Croghan

Many of us sent our cards to the hop coordinator, Lori Turner, who bundled everything up and sent it to Lesley and Corey.  They get to open it this morning (Saturday) and I hope it brings much joy and happiness!!  Thanks for hopping through today.  I hope you enjoy sharing in the love and appreciation we have for Lesley!  Have a great weekend.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Moon Baby; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Pens, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor, Thick Whisper White, Lemon Card Stock (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Ribbon (SU Retired), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #280

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FMS280 by Jen Timko | Botanical Garden Stamp Set by Altenew, Healing Wings by Skipping Stones DesignEver see a sketch and know that whatever you make with it will be awesome?  That is how I felt the minute I saw this one from Freshly Made Sketches.  The incredible Linda Callahan created this beauty and the possibilities are endless!

I thought these gorgeous images from the Botanical Garden would be great for the sketch.  I stamped them onto Canson Watercolor Paper using Versafine Ink.  Then I colored using Winsor and Newton Watercolor Paints.  I just got these and was swatching them when I thought I should just break them in and see what happened.  I kind of love the possibilities!!  Once I was done coloring the images, I cut them out to see how they looked for the sketch.  I felt like they needed a little bit of a background so I added a little more color behind them before stamping the sentiment.  I love this one!!  And it is perfect for my friend that will receive this card.

Our design team has done their always excellent job this week and you will be so inspired.  I hope you will have as much fun with this sketch as I did.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Healing Wings (Skipping Stones Designs) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Canson Watercolor; Accessories:  Winsor and Newton Watercolor Paints, Silver Brush Round 4

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Inky Paws #43

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Inky Paws #43 by Jen Timko | Winston Takes Flight Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Land Borders Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsHappy Monday to you all!  I hope you had a fun weekend and are ready for a great week.  I’m starting off the week with the latest Inky Paws Challenge and it is a great sketch.  I could not resist pulling out my Winston Takes Flight stamp and dies again and coloring them with Copics Markers.  This fellow really makes me happy!

I stamped the plane and banner onto Thick Whisper White card stock and got to coloring.  I thought that our little bear friend would enjoy a red airplane this time.  The little banner in this set is super fun and I did not use it last week during reveal week so I showed it here.  Love how the sentiments fit right onto the banner!  I created a “sky” with some retired DSP and used the Land Borders Dies for the curved edge.  I did flip the sketch to landscape but otherwise tried to stay true to it.  What a fun one!  I hope you will join the challenge and I cannot wait to see how you interpret it.

I went to a Copic coloring class on Friday with the amazing Lori Craig (Copic Flowers) and I just have to say that if you ever have the chance to take one of these, GO!!  It was so fun and I learned so much!  The rest of my weekend was spent being a soccer mom with the beginning of season tournaments for my boys.  Lots of amazing soccer was played and I’m super proud of my lads.  Back to the stamp room this week for more coloring and more fun!  Hope you have some time to get inky too!  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Winston Takes Flight (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Basic Gray, Blue Polka Dot (SU ret); Accessories:  Misti, Black Baker’s Twine (SU), Big Shot, Land Borders Dies (NND), Winston Takes Flight Dies (NND), Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Newton’s Rainy Day

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I can’t believe that it is already the last day of the March release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today’s set will be an instant classic for all you Newton fans.  This one just has my heart!

Rain or Shine by Jen Timko | Newton's Rainy Day Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sky Borders Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI feel like acts of kindness are such an important part of our stamping community and this image just embodies that attitude!  Little Newton helping his friend makes me happy.

I stamped the image plus a bunch of the rain drops using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Thick Whisper White card stock and then colored using Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Then I just started coloring away.  I debated making the umbrella rainbow colors (which would be totally adorable, by the way) but after creating a green panel, I just kept going with the green.  I cut our pair out with the coordinating dies and did the same with the raindrop trios.  Having those popped up for dimension is a small detail that makes all the difference.  Love that they have a die for it!  I created a corner cloud by using the Sky Borders die on an angle and then cutting a second time with a stitched rectangle.  I used a base in the same colors as the rain and puddles and then chose this fun yellow envelope to match our duck.  I hope this will brighten someone’s day.  It will be in the mail soon since I created it with a special someone in mind.  Now make sure you get to hopping around because I know you want a chance to win this one!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 

 

Thank you so much for your support of my work and that of the team this week.  We just love sharing these release sets with you.  Tomorrow is the big day when you can get these…we can’t wait to see what your creativity does with them!  I hope you have a great day!

Linking to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Bit O’ Green

Copic Colors:  Newton – T0, T2, T5, T ; Duck – Y00, Y11, Y06, Y17; Umbrella – YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67; Rain/Puddle – BG11, BG13, BG15

Stamp: Newton’s Rainy Day (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Verafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Audrey Blue (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Rainy Day Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sky Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangle Die (Simon Says Stamp), Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals, Lemon Envelope (Simon Says Stamp)

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Cottage Garden

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Today is a double post day and this is for day 3 of the March release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today we are sharing a set called Cottage Garden and its coordinating dies.  So many beautiful images!  If you are looking for my FMS card today just give a quick scroll.

Hello Friend by Jen Timko | Cottage Garden Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sky Borders Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Floral Boutique DSP by Stampin' UpThe Scandinavian feel of this art work was my inspiration for my card today.  Something about the blue and white simply felt like the best way to show off the lovely details.  I stamped the image in Night of Navy ink and then cut out the image with the coordinating dies.  These dies are a must have because being able to pop these images up really makes the card a wow!  I used one of the sentiments from the set too and stamped onto a white panel.  I cut the scallops using the Sky Borders Die from this new release and then cut the whole layer using a stitched rectangle.  I really liked the dots of this DSP bring with that mimic the dots in the stamp.  I thought about adding pearls and other embellishments, but in the end I felt like this was the perfect showcase for the set and left it clean.  You know what comes next, right?

 

Would you like to win the “Cottage Garden” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be the last day of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!Stamp: Cottage Garden (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Night of Navy; Paper:  Night of Navy (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU), Floral Boutique DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cottage Garden Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sky Borders Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #279

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FMS279 by Jen Timko | Mondo Hydrangea by Ellen Hutson, Lovely by Ellen Hutson, Watercolor, Zig Clean Color, Wonky Stitched RectanglesIn the middle of all the Newton’s Nook release week, I have a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.  If you are looking for today’s release, it will be up right after this.  Our sketch hostess today is the amazingly talented Rita Wright.  I hope she forgives my stretch on her sketch this week.

So yes, there is supposed to be a vertical panel with the rectangle and the banners but here is the deal.  As part of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge, I had colored this hydrangea last week.  And I really wanted to use it.  And I was seriously pressed for time (only two days in between trips).  And I just could not make this work if I added another panel.  Sooooo, the hydrangea is taking the place of the panel.  Some weeks go like that!  I colored this pretty image using my Zigs and here was my inspiration.I had watched a coloring video where she talked about using images of real flowers when you are coloring them.  I think we can agree that my version is still pretty simple compared to nature’s gorgeous work but it was fun to have a starting place for colors.  And I really LOVE white hydrangeas with their shades of green and pink and sometimes pale blues.  I added a frame cut with my Wonky Stitched Rectangles Dies and some retired lace from SU behind the flower.  The sentiment is from another Ellen Hutson set called Lovely.

Make sure to come back for my card for today’s reveal from Newton’s Nook and make sure you take the opportunity for chances to win the set from this month’s release.  I hope you have a great rest of your week!!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Mondo Hydrangea (Ellen Hutson), Lovely (Ellen Hutson) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Arches Cold Press Watercolor; Accessories:  Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Dies (My Favorite Things), Lace (SU retired)

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Lovable Laundry

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Back for Day 2 of release week for the March release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  And you are totally going to be overwhelmed with cuteness today!  The set we are showing is called Lovable Laundry and it has a coordinating Stitched Onesie Die….sweetness overload!

Hello Baby by Jen Timko | Lovable Laundry Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Darling Hearts Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Softly Falling Textured Embossing by Stampin' Up, Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink PoshThere are so many cute onesie designs in this set and I have to admit that I have already colored them all.  Talk about a distraction!  I just could not decide what colors to use so….I used pretty much ALL of them.  The good news is that I have a little stack ready for baby cards at a moments notice.

I stamped the onesie using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Thick Whisper White card stock and then colored using Copic Markers (colors listed below).  I just love how easy it is to cut it out with the Stitched Onesie Die and just look at that cute stitching that the die adds.  Small details make such a difference!  I wanted to show this off with a clean card so I cut out this stitched heart with the Darling Hearts die and added the little sentiments from the set.  There are so many combinations that you are sure to find just the right one.  And the little hanger is from my stash.  Can I admit now that when you find something from long ago that works right, it is NOT helpful in encouraging a de-stash.  Now I will use all of these hangers that I have on hand (from 2013 no less).  While I wanted clean, I did not want plain so I added these embossed dots and the beautiful Sparkling Clear Sequins to add some interest to the card.  I’m sure you know by now that the next step is a great opportunity for Newton’s Nook Design fans!!

Would you like to win the “Lovable Laundry” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 3 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!Copic Colors:  T0, T2, RV00, RV02

Stamp: Lovable Laundry (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Verafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Smoky Slate (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Darling Hearts Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Onesie Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder (SU), Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals, Hung Up Cute Clips (SU retired), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Winston Takes Flight

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Guess what today is?!  The start of release week for the March release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I swear each release gets better and better!  I won’t even keep you in suspense.  Let’s just get this started!

I Just Plane Like You by Jen Timko | Winston Takes Flight by Newton's Nook Designs, Sky Borders Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Ink, Watercolor, #newtonsnookSo you know that I almost died of joy the second I saw this set, right?  I mean really.  This adorable little Winston and a plane!  It is like Jennifer Jackson knew how much I needed this when she designed this set.  I’m forever on the lookout for the perfect plane and sentiments and this set has them all!  The hardest part was getting my brain to focus on what to make first.  I thought that I’d be good starting with Distress Ink coloring since I could show off the new Sky Borders Dies along with this set by creating a sky background.

I inked up watercolor paper with Broken China ink and then added some splatters of water.  Then I cut 2 layers of the clouds with the Sky Border Dies and offset them.  I used a stitched rectangle die to get them all evened up and created the sky for my plane.  After some debate I chose an orange and yellow palette for the plane (who doesn’t love a yellow plane?!) that I thought was fun and a great way to show off this image.  The coordination die set makes it super simple to create scenes since it includes clouds and a die for the banner image too.  I found this happy bright base that matched my plane (Sunshine by Simon Says Stamp).  Now here is some more exciting news….

 

Would you like to win the “Winston Takes Flight” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 2 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!Stamp: Winston Takes Flight (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Sunshine (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU), Tim Holtz Watercolor; Accessories:  Big Shot, Sky Borders Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Winston Takes Flight Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #278

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FMS278 by Jen Timko | Marvelous Mehndi by Uniko, Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th, Distress Ink, SpongingToday is Freshly Made Sketches day!!  Always the most inspirational day of the week!  My friend, the amazing Jen Mitchell is our sketch designer this week and I love this one.  A lot!

I have had this gorgeous image from Uniko for a while but I needed just the right inspiration for it.  I thought this sketch was exactly right to show it off.  I heat embossed it (Versamark and White embossing powder) first and then sponged it using Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed.  I cut the panel using Stitched Rectangle by Simon Says Stamp.  Next I created another panel with sponging for the layer behind.  And finally, I added this sentiment from Concord & 9th and sponged again.  The gorgeous details of the image get to be the star of the show with the sponging!  And this came together pretty quickly…which is amazing since it looks artsy and hard.  Nope!  Totally easy and fun!

So I know you’ll love this sketch too and I am completely sure that the team will inspire you with their stunning work.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Marvelous Mehndi (Uniko), Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th) ; Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Mustard SeedRipe PersimmonPicked Raspberry); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Mini Round Ink Blending Tool, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Furniture, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies

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