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Freshly Made Sketches #294

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FMS294 by Jen Timko | Coffee Break DSP by Stampin' Up, Funny Coffee Stamp by Skipping Stones DesignsI’m sure you have already seen the gazillions of coffee cards across blog land this week and I could not resist adding one more!  It is the week for the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I just had to combine the coffee theme with this week’s new challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  The lovely queen of color, Amy O’Neill, is our sketch designer this week and I love this classic look.

I started with the new Coffee Break DSP from Stampin’ Up and pretty much let the paper do all the work.  The French Press and the cup…straight from the paper (just fussy cut and off you go).  And check out that coffee bean paper!!!  I was in a huge hurry to create this but just could not let the hop and great sketch go by without playing along.  I only stamped this fun sentiment from Skipping Stones Designs and put the card together.  I added a few sequins from an old Paper Pumpkin set to give it a little bling and still keep it on the masculine side.  I thought the colors lent themselves to that and I always seem a little short on “man cards”.

So I have been stamping a ton with a lot to share in the upcoming weeks.  And also, flying lots and lots.  Summer is always the busy time for us airline folks!  I love having all the summer people on the planes.  There is a great energy and excitement for vacations.  I particularly love when the kids visit us in the front!!  So I apologize for some of my absences.  I am, however, super excited about the Fancy Friday hop we have coming up this week.  I hope you’ll join us.

For now, hop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and see all the amazing work from the design team this week.  You’ll be happy you did.  Have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Funny Coffee (Skipping Stones Designs); Paper:  Coffee Break DSP (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU), Old Olive; Ink:  Early Espresso; Accessories: Bronze Sequins (Paper Pumpkin by SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #293

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FMS293 by Jen Timko | Color Theory DSP by Stampin' UpWhere did the week go??  Wow, it is already Wednesday!!  And what a sketch we have for you today. The amazing and oh so talented Karren Johnson is our sketch hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches and she created a really clever one for us this week.

I opted to show off this gorgeous new DSP from Stampin’ Up called Color Theory.  There are tone on tone variations that are simply fabulous.  This one is an ombré effect that I just love.  I not only cut out the shaped panel with it but I used the bottom piece that I cut off (for size) for the die cut word.  I LOVE when paper does all the work for you!  This fun edge is cut using the Border Builders Dies from Lil’ Inker Designs.  The sentiment is a retired SU die.  Just a few sequins added for that extra dimension.  My husband needed a thank you and I think this is the perfect masculine card for him to send.  I struggle with that sometimes but I think this one is just right.

The team has such a variety of cards this week and that is always a great indicator of a fun gallery.  I cannot wait to see all that you create!  I hope you have a super rest of your week.  Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies:

Paper:  Color Theory DSP (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Border Builder Dies (Lil’ Inker Designs), Greetings Thinlits (SU retired), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Newton Rides West

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Today is last day of the June release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I have to say, this one has been quite amazing (by the already high standards of previous releases).  I’m simply in awe of the creativity of design and the ability of these sets to appeal to so many.  I know, I know…I’m gushing…but really….based on the lovely comments I have received this week (for which I’m incredibly grateful), you agree with me!  So now, onto the last set.  Our week would not be complete without our friend Newton, now would it?!

Howdy by Jen Timko | Newton Rides West Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringOur little buddy gets to go on an adventure and the team gets to have some fun with this western theme!  The hardest part of the card??  Choosing which image to color first!  There are so many great choices…and take note of the little mustache.  I mean, seriously!!  So much fun (my oldest told me that all the Newtons need a mustache from now on, haha).  I pulled out my Copics and got to work coloring.  Something about him popping out of the boot just cracks me up.  After I had him colored, I wanted to continue the western theme with the elements of the card.  I used this brand new designer paper from Stampin’ Up called Wood Textures.  The whole pack of 6″x6″ paper is full of wood prints in different colors.  I added a bit of burlap ribbon on the edge and some twine under the sentiment panel.  The wood paper is simply perfect for showing off Newton!  I know you will love all the other designers’ work so off you go with the hop.  But before you go….make sure to be eligible to win the sets from this week by commenting on the team’s pages.

Would you like to win the “Newton Rides West” 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

 

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Your kind words mean so much to all of us and we are thrilled that you share our excitement over these fabulous products!
Stamp: Newton Rides West (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Very Vanilla (SU), Kraft (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU); Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon (SU ret), Twine, Big Shot, Newton Rides West Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Cuppa Cactus and Cultivated Cacti

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Today is Day 3 of the release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I’m super excited that we have not one but TWO sets to share (and matching dies!).  Yeah….this is awesome!!!FMS292 by Jen Timko | Cuppa Cactus Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Chameleon Pens ColoringI’m starting with a card that I created for the release but also for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.  Our hostess is the lovely and amazing Cécile Ribon and she created this fun and clever sketch!  I loved using it to show off the Cuppa Cactus stamp set.

I colored these adorable images using my Chameleon Pens.  These are such fun to color!!!  I sponged some stitched circles with Distress Ink in the coordinating colors and they are perfect to show off these fun image, don’t you think?!  I stamped the “caution” sentiment to follow the sketch and then put the actual caution inside the card.  *smile*Super cute, right??  All of you coffee fans will totally need this one.  Not sure how to take it but my boys commented about this being perfect for me when I showed them the card.  Hmmmm…..

Stuck on You by Jen Timko | Cultivated Cacti Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsThis second card used the Cultivated Cacti set and I had such fun with it.  I love that you can stamp quickly with solid image stamps and get such a cute little scene!  I did a mix and match of inks and colors to created my scene.  And oh, this sentiment (and the others in the set)….such fun little puns!  While I think these are hard cards to make, having a stamp that says exactly what you need it to is invaluable.  And, you can get the set for free!

Would you like to win the “Cuppa Cactus” or “Cultivated Cacti” Stamp Set?
Each of these sets 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 4 of release week.  You don’t want to miss it!
Stamps: Cuppa Cactus (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cultivated Cacti (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Berry Burst (SU), Fresh Fig (SU), Powder Pink(SU), Evergreen (Altenew), Frayed Leaf (Altenew), Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz), Spun Sugar (Tim Holtz); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Audrey Blue (SSS), Berry Burst (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), White Baker’s Tiwn

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Furr-Ever Friends

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Today is Day 2 of the release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Our reveal today is a set that anyone owned by a pet will appreciate.Forever In Our Hearts by Jen Timko | Furr-Ever Friends by Newton's Nook DesignsThe set is called Furr-Ever Friends and it is one that made me happy and nostalgic all at the same time.  The sentiments in this set are really simply perfect to reflect how so many of us feel about our dear furry family members.

After debating how to show this set, I opted for simple.  Because when someone loses one of their dear friends, I feel like simply is best.  I created a watercolor wash with my Winsor and Newton paints and then added the black silhouette of the kitty.  This reminds me of my old friend Pito who was a part of my life for 19-1/2 years (I’ll confess his silhouette was a little “stouter”, lol).  He was a solid black kitty and one of the most special friends…I was his human and he will always be a part of me.  So I chose this sentiment which says exactly how I still feel about him.  While I think these are hard cards to make, having a stamp that says exactly what you need it to is invaluable.  And, you can get the set for free!

Would you like to win the “Furr-Ever Friends” 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 3 of release week and I will have double the fun to share with you.
Stamp: Furr-Ever Friends (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Midnight Muse (SU ret); Accessories:  Newton and Winsor Paints, Silver Paint Brush, Sequins (SU), Misti

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Terrific Terriers

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It is that wonderful time of the month when we get a new release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This week’s release is absolutely full of fun and we get to start this week with some sweet terriers.

Pawsome by Jen Timko | Terrific Terriers Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsThe set is called Terrific Terriers to be exact and I know so many people with dogs that will be thrilled to see their friends in a stamp.  Isn’t his face just adorable??

I started with a sketch from CASe this Sketch and used the paw print from this set and one from another upcoming set (consider this a sneak peek) to create the vertical element for the sketch.  This is super easy with a Misti to make sure the alignment is perfect.  Then I colored my terrier with Zig gray markers.  My neighbor has the sweetest little boy who has some terrier in him (and maybe some other breeds too) so Murray was my inspiration for this card.  And oh, that sentiment.  I just love this one to go with all my Newtons!  As you hop along, just remember that you can get the set for free!

Would you like to win the “Terrific Terriers” 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

 

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: Terrific Terriers (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color; Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Real Red (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Terrific Terriers Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh, Studio Katia, SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Freshly Made Sketches #291

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FMS291 by Jen Timko | Butterfly Kisses by Mama Elephant, Thank You by Studio KatiaI hope your week has been wonderful and full of summer fun!  We are still finishing up some school things with one of my sons so it doesn’t quite feel like summer yet…but soon!  Just a few more days!  And that anticipation was definitely on my mind as I worked on this card for today.  Our hostess, the wonderful Jennifer Brum, has created a wonderful sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

I started with this pretty little butterfly from Mama Elephant and did a quick coloring with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.  I love butterflies and I’m finally started to see some around here.  Always makes me happy!  I created a watercolor background using a couple of yellow Distress Inks and the “smoosh” technique (apply the ink to acetate, spritz and ink the paper).  I this the two tones of yellow add a nice contrast.  This gorgeous sentiment comes from Studio Katia and it was an extra treat in our supplies that came for last week’s collaboration hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia.  LOVE this scripty font, don’t you?!  I thought a couple of the Clear Round Drops from Studio Katia to finish.  Quick and easy and perfect for summer (and it let me get back outside on a beautiful day)!

I hope you have fun with this sketch.  You can use designer paper, background stamps or keep it simple like it did.  Tons of ways to use this one!  The DT has shown you that, as always.  Love those gals!  I hope your week has time for some crafty fun.  Until next time, thanks for stopping in!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant), Thank You (Studio Katia); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper:  Fabriano Extra WhiteWatercolor, Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Misti, BrusH2O Water Pen, Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)

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Newton’s Nook Designs Plus Studio Katia – Summer Fun

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Welcome to the Summer Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia! Both teams are celebrating the start of summer with fun and colorful cards using stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs and dies and embellishments from Studio Katia. There’s prizes too! Both companies have a prize to give away too so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!Did Someone Say Cake Card by Jen Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sequins from Studio Katia, Dotted Shaker Tag Die by Studio KatiaMy first thought when I saw the summer theme was a birthday card.  Maybe because it is because my oldest son is a “beginning of summer” baby, haha!  But something about these bright happy sequins from Studio Katia and this adorable tag die screamed birthday to me.  After consulting with my youngest son (this card was from him for his brother), we chose the Newton Loves Cake stamp to color for the card.  I love this little Newton and I colored his cupcake with Copics to match the sequins.  Adorable!!  This tag die makes creating a shaker super easy too.Cake Tag Closeup by Jen Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Dotted Shaker Tag by Studio KatiaWith the black card stock, it was hard to see the tag details in my full picture so I wanted to show you a closeup too.  I created my own mix of sequins with the Sunny Side Up, Enchanted Sea and Lipstick Red Sequins.  I have to admit that Newton looks pretty proud of his giant cupcake, don’t you think?!  Again, little brother thought the striped paper behind the tag made the card look like a “boy card” so I trusted his judgement.  I tied on some red ribbon and black baker’s twine to finish the tag.  The verdict???  As soon as the birthday boy picked up the envelope, he knew it was a shaker card.  And apparently even 14 year old boys who are very, very cool cannot resist shaking a shaker card!  *smile*  Now you need to get on with the hop but first…

We are giving away TWO prizes – one prize pack from Studio Katia and one $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the Design Team blogs from Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia Team Blogs (see list complete list at the Studio Katia and NND blogs)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday June 4th at 12pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the Newton’s Nook Designs and Studio Katia blogs on Tuesday, June 6th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Newton’s Nook Designs
Olga
Amanda
Kristina
Holly
Laurie
Jennifer (you are here)
Svetlana
Maria
Ellen
Svitlana
Naki
Valentyna
Juliana
Larissa
Liliushka
Samantha
Tatiana
Studio Katia

Stamp: Newton Loves Cake (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Black (SU), Pop of Pink DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Dotted Shaker Tag Die (Studio Katia), Window Sheet (SU), Red Cotton Ribbon (SU ret), Black Baker’s Twine (SU), Foam Adhesive Strips, Sequins (Sunny Side Up, Enchanted Sea and Lipstick Red by Studio Katia)

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Dogwood Graduation

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Dogwood Graduation by Jen Timko | Butterfly Kisses Stamp by Mama Elephant, Chameleon Color Tones Pencils, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpWith this time of year, so many graduations are upon us and I’m always looking for ideas to create unique and special cards to celebrate.  I thought this sentiment from Mama Elephant was absolutely perfect for a special graduate I know!  And the flower image from the same set (Butterfly Kisses) is really pretty too.

I used this card as one of my samples for the Chameleon Color Tones Pencils review over at Splitcoaststampers.  The pretty coral and green pencils (double sided!) create the perfect shading and no stress over coordination.  I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I love this particular paper the best with the pencils.  It has a smoother feel that a watercolor paper but enough “tooth” to allow light coloring and layering.  The key with most colored pencils, it seems, is layering.  Lots of layering.  And patience!  I colored for bit and then moved on to a different section.  Eventually I came back to each part and layered some more, and so on.  I had never used wax based pencils so I definitely had a learning curve…but not an overwhelming one.  Success came quickly and the colors on these just match!  A light touch was definitely the key to success.  As a background for the image, I used this brand new DSP from Stampin’ Up called Wood Textures DSP.  It is a MUST HAVE from the catalog that goes live today.  I promise you it will fly off the shelves so take a look and order it quickly!

That’s it for today.  If you want to see more about these pencils, please go over to the review (linked above) there are amazing videos from both Lydia Fiedler and Kathy Racoosin….two extraordinary stampers!

Back tomorrow with a collaboration blog hop that I know you don’t want to miss.  Hope to see you then!  Have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Wood Textures DSP; Accessories:  Chameleon Color Tones Pencils

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FMS290 and the Chameleon Color Tone Pencils

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FMS290 - Flower Hugs by Jen Timko | Mondo Hydrandgea Stamp and Dies by Ellen Hutson, Lovely Stamp by Ellen Hutson, Chameleon Color Tone Pencils, Chameleon Color Tone PensI have been waiting for today because I have something super awesome to share with you!!  Not only do we have a great sketch by the lovely Kim Singdahlsen at Freshly Made Sketches, I also finally get to share some information about a product review I did for Splitcoaststampers!

I have been using the amazing new pencils from Chameleon and I created this card by combining the Chameleon Color Tone Pens with the Color Tone Pencils.  Wow, they are great together!  I shared details and my thoughts on paper choices over at Splitcoaststampers so please check the entire review from the review team here:  CHAMELEON COLOR TONE PENCILS REVIEW

To help you understand a bit more of how the products work together, I made a quick video showing you how I did the coloring:

 

 

 

Direct link to YouTube:  Chameleon Color Tone Pencils

I made the flowers the star of the show but I could not resist adding a doily that seemed perfect for the sketch!  I used Night of Navy Baker’s Twine to coordinate with the blue in the flowers and thought this great sentiment from Ellen Hutson’s Lovely worked beautifully with the sketch.

The Freshly Made Sketches design team has created some beautiful work to inspire you and the Splitcoaststampers Review Team has samples that show many facets of these new pencils.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another card I created for the review.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Mondo Hydrandea (Ellen Hutson), Lovely (Ellen Hutson); Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU), Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Doily (SU Ret), Mondo Hydrangea Dies, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine

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