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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love Bites + Tumbling Hearts

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love Bites + Tumbling Hearts published on 19 Comments on Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love Bites + Tumbling Hearts

Welcome to day 1 of the January  Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Love is definitely in the air and you are going to enjoy this week’s fun and whimsical offerings!  We are starting off today with a new stamp set called Love Bites and a stencil called Tumbling Hearts.

Totally My Jam by Jen Timko | Love Bites Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink ColoringThis adorable set features some creative pairings that you are sure to love!  I’ll admit that the “totally my jam” sentiment called out to be used first.  My youngest will often say that the radio is playing his jam when a favorite song comes on so this will be a perfect card for him.  I stamped the images onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I thought this print (retired paper) was the perfect complement to the toast and allowed the jam to pop.  When a set is this cute, I think that is all you need to created a fun clean and special (CAS) card.  I can’t wait to play with the other images in this set…good for Valentine’s but also for all year long.

The new stencil is another must have for your repertoire.  I will be showing it off later in the week but I’m sure the team has some examples to show you today.  You can see it and all the images in the stamp set in the graphic below.  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Love Bites” Stamp Set?

Each 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, January 18th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 19th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 2 of the release.



Supplies:

Stamp: Love Bites (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Sweater Weather DSP (SU ret), Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Love Bites Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Simply Lovely

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For my Mother by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Simply Relative Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, BrushoToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.  With all the cold we have been having, something about flowers is calling my name.  So Lovely Blooms was a fun choice that I hadn’t used in a while.

I recently got some Brusho Crystal Colours and this was a great time to give them a go.  I played with all the colors in my 5 color pack (available from Stampin’ Up).  On Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper, I stamped the jar with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  I filled the jar with water using my paint brush and then sprinkled on the Prussian Blue Brusho.  It is super cool to watch the color spread and move.  I did the same with the flower and the leaves.  The flower uses Gamboge, Brilliant Red and Yellow and the leaves use Moss Green and Yellow.  Just put on the water and sprinkle…it is that easy.  I had my 11 yo help on the leaves because he thought it was so interesting.  Once everything was dry, I cut the flowers and the leaves with the coordinating dies.  For the background wash, I sprinkled a little bit of powder into a palette and added water to create the paler version of the colors.  I love that you can use this in multiple ways too.  I pulled a sentiment from Simply Relative…such a must have set!  You can’t see it from this picture but I actually attached the watercolor panel to a pale yellow card base for a sweet surprise when you open the card.

I hope you enjoy this floral burst of color today!  Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Stamp: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs), Simply Relative (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Arches Cold Press Watercolor; Accessories:  Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Silver Paint Brush, Brusho Crystal Colour (SU 5-pack)

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Freshly Made Sketches #319

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FMS319 by Jen Timko | Bouquet of Thanks Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp, , Debby's Watercolor Palette (Daniel Smith) by Simon Says StampHappy New Year!!!  I hope you had a safe and joyful holiday season!  So excited to be back today after the hiatus.  We have the perfect sketch at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazing Rita Wright and it will get you back to stamping in no time!!  This big panel provides infinite opportunities!

I had an unused stamp set from the fall that called out to be colored and I’m so happy I worked with it.  On Fabriano Extra White Watercolor Paper, I stamped with Versafine Ink with this flower from Bouquet of Thanks from Simon Says Stamp.  Along with the stamp I had gotten the Debby’s Palette of Daniel Smith Watercolors so naturally I looked to Debby Hughes for inspiration on the coloring itself.  I found this card and was inspired!  I blended the colors of the palette with a loose coloring and had such fun playing with how they mixed.  A good way to start getting back in the groove!  The sentiment is from the same set and I used a panel of green behind the watercolor layer and then used a base of Fog cardstock.

I hope you’ll be able to join us this week!  We look forward to sharing in your crafty goals of the new year!  Back tomorrow with some more coloring with a new to me product.  Until then, thanks for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp); Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Simon Says Stamp Card Stock Rainbow Pack; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black ; Accessories: Debby’s Palette (Daniel Smith Watercolors), Misti

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Freshly Made Sketches #318

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FMS318 by Jen Timko | Vibrant Thanks Stamp by Power Poppy, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color TopsI’m happy to have the last Freshly Made Sketches card of the year to share with you today!  Whew….always amazing to look back at all the sketches and inspiration!!  It is fitting that our resident birthday girl, Linda Callahan, is also today’s sketch hostess.  I could sing Linda’s praises all day long but suffice it to say that she is one of a kind in her humor, talent and overall amazingness!  And she, thankfully, gave us a really great sketch that will carry us through the holiday season.  Feel free to use it multiple times and make sure to share with us!

As Christmas sneaks up on me (how…I cannot explain), I knew that it was time to reach into my pile of UFOs (Unfinished Objects).  You may recognize this flower as the same one I used back on FMS304 but it has the flower name along side.  I colored with the Chameleon Color Tops Pens and cut it out with a stitched oval.  While it didn’t work how I wanted it to then, it works perfectly for today’s sketch.  And all the stamping/coloring/cutting was already done!  I backed it up with this awesome striped ribbon and pretty much called it done.  Yay for UFOs…of course this justifies my keeping that pile so not sure if it is an overall win, haha.

As we get closer to Christmas, my “day job” schedule is really busy.  Not sure how much stamping I’ll get to do but I’m already looking forward to having things to share with you in the new year.  Until next time, thank you so much for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Paper:  Thick Whisper White(SU), Basic Black (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops Warm Tones ; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), 7/8″ Striped Ribbon (SU)

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You Make Life Sweeter

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Did you know that yesterday was National Cocoa Day??  I mean seriously, who can NOT be excited about a day devoted to cocoa?!  So of course I needed to have some hot cocoa and today I get to share a card that is all about sharing it with those you love.  I created this for my December post over at the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.

You Make Life Sweeter by Jen Timko | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Love & Chocolate Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Softly Falling Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up, Stitched Shapes Dies by Stampin' Up

The little cups from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set are just so cute and I love all the variations.  I chose two that seemed to work well together and colored them to match.  Then I chose the little heart from the same set.  All of them were colored with Copic markers and then cut using the coordinating dies.  While a number of the sentiments from Cup of Cocoa would work nicely here, I thought this one from Love & Chocolate was just perfect for my sweet little pairing.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black and then cut out the oval with stitched dies.  The cups and heart are popped up using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals (those minis are really the BEST).  I added a little extra texture in the background with my Softly Falling embossing folder (and it helps keep it wintery).  Because hey, there is still time to enter the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Newton’s Nook Designs is one of the Super Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Hop so make sure you go check out all the inspiration and enter for a chance to win!!  I’m also linking this in to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Stitch It.

I hope you like this card!  Don’t forget to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!!  Thanks so much for visiting today.  Hope you have a great day….and it isn’t too late to get that cocoa!

Stamp: Cup of Cocoa (Newton’s Nook Designs), Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cup of Cocoa Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shaped Dies (SU), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (SU), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Misti

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Freshly Made Sketches #317

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FMS317 by Jen Timko | Lots of Lavender Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpYes, I finally did it.  I took a break from making Christmas cards.  Yes, I still have some to finish and all of them to address but I needed a brief reprieve.  So I used this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch designed by the amazing Jen Mitchell to show off some new things.

Alright, alright, the sketch is actually a square.  And I really love square cards!  But I wanted to use this lavender image so badly and it just fit better on a rectangle.  The flower is from the new Sale-a-bration set called Lots of Lavender and it will be available on January 3rd for free with a $50 US purchase.  I actually heard it calling to me the second I saw it.  I used some soft Tim Holtz Distress Inks on Bristol Smooth paper to color it and the background.  Such a pretty one to work with and it hardly takes any time to color.  I wanted to use this sentiment from the new Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts Stamp Set (Occasions 2018, available on Jan 3rd too) but didn’t want to lose any of the image.  Vellum to the rescue.  I added a small piece of Elegant Eggplant behind the image panel to try to keep with the sketch.  The whole panel is popped up on foam (I find this helps keep the panel smooth after watercoloring) and then put on a base from the Wood Textures DSP.  These woodgrains are so pretty and can be used in so many ways.

I hope you like this pretty little look at spring!  Now off I go, back to the Christmas card production line!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I’m back tomorrow with a fun card for Newton’s Nook.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Lots of Lavender (SU SAB), Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts (SU); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Elegant Eggplant (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU), Vellum (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Wilted Violet, Shabby ShuttersWeathered Wood, Abandoned Coral) ; Accessories: Misti, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Zig BrusH2O

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Merry Café – Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Merry Café – Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 published on 8 Comments on Merry Café – Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

I had a chance to create a card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 and I’m so excited to share it with you!  Truthfully, I thought about this Merry Café stamp set (and coordinating dies) as soon as the hop went live.

Merry by Jen Timko | Merry Café Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Coffee Break DSP by Stampin' Up, Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017I let the dies do a lot of the work here and simply rolled out the coffee cup with my Big Shot.  I stamped the little berry images on the cup and added a fun red sleeve out of some designer paper.  I stamped the little sentiment and created a tag for the cup to tie on with some Linen Thread.

I used the wood grain print from Coffee Break DSP and the tree print from Be Merry DSP.  These two sets are totally meant to work together which makes creating so easy.  And this is the perfect holiday card for any coffee loving friend.

Super quick post today.  Just wanted to pop in with this fun little extra.  I’ll be back later this week with a couple more projects.  Until then, have a great day!  And don’t forget to hop over to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  There is so much inspiration and a chance to win stuff too!  See you soon.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Merry Café (SU); Paper:  Crumb Cake (SU), Early Espresso (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Coffee Break DSP (SU); Ink:  Early Espresso (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (SU), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Linen Thread (SU)

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Deck the Halls with Inky Paws 2017 Blog Hop

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws 2017 Blog Hop published on 35 Comments on Deck the Halls with Inky Paws 2017 Blog Hop

I am so excited to be a part of a super fun blog hop today!!  Deck the Halls with Inky Paws!!  We have a fantastic line-up so make sure you hop through and see all the inspiration.

Santa's List by Jen Timko | Santa Paws Newtons Stamps and Dies by Newtons Nook Designs, Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Wink of Stella, Deck the Halls with Inky Paws HopThe hardest part of designing for this hop was narrowing down my choices!  This year’s holiday stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs have been just over the top great.  But I kind of had to go “classic” so I pulled out Santa Paws Newton.  I love this set!  I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and then colored Newton and his friends with my Winsor and Newton watercolor paints.  Once everything was dry, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to Santa Newton’s list for some extra shine.  Which brought me to choosing a sentiment.  How could I resist this one from Sentiments of the Season??  I added a layer of gold washi tape and some gold sequins to add even more shimmer.  Oh what fun!Santa's List Closeup by Jen Timko | Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsDeck the Halls with Inky Paws Special! 

Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amy Tsuruta
Kay Miller
Yoonsun Hur
Michelle Short
Nina-Marie Trapani
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko (you are here)
Tatiana Trafimovich

I am so glad you have joined in today and I hope you enjoy hopping as much as we enjoyed creating for you!  Thanks for stopping in and see you again soon.

Supplies:

Stamps: Santa Paws Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sentiments of the Season (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), ; Accessories:  Big Shot, Santa Paws Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Clear Wink of Stella, Gold Washi Tape, Gold Sequins

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Freshly Made Sketches #316

Freshly Made Sketches #316 published on 9 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #316

FMS316 by Jen Timko | Let It Snow Stamps and Dies by Honey Bee Stamps, WatercolorWell, I’m moving along on my holiday cards and even though I have some that are “mass producible”, I still mostly love when I have time to make a one of a kind card.  I took the opportunity of being the sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches as the excuse to take some watercoloring time for myself.

Before I get to the card, a little personal info.  Over the last 3 months I have been on a leave of absence from United Airlines.  Yesterday, it was back to reality.  I went out to Denver to our training center to get re-qualified in the simulator.  Fortunately, being on the same fleet (Airbus 319/320) for almost a decade allows me to not stress the simulators too much after time off.  The reason for the time off??  My husband has been deployed since the end of July.  For security reasons, I simply don’t discuss these things here or in social media but since he comes home this week I felt like I could share.  The boys and I are really happy to get him home!!  In the time he was gone:  one boy started middle school and the other high school, the oldest has grown 3 inches (!!), they both completed full travel soccer seasons, I stayed sane.  *smile*  United Airlines has no reason to have to help me under these circumstances but when I put in my leave request (and the reasons) I got an approval in about 3 days.  This is REAL military family support and I am very, very grateful to them for that.  As much as I love flying, I love being a mom more and this time with the boys has been really important to our family.  So while I am transitioning to getting back to work, this also means that we are almost done with the deployment!  YAY!!!

Now on to the card.  I guess the above explains a little more of why I was savoring some watercolor time.  I fell in love with this Let It Snow stamp set and coordinating dies from Honey Bee Stamps and simply had to use it as soon as possible.  In truth, I chose my sketch to accommodate coloring a scene.  I stamped this adorable snowman and then watercolored with my Winsor and Newton paints (along with some Daniel Smith colors too).  I thought it would be fun to make this guy look like he was creating winter magic.  The sentiment die and stamp are from the matching set and I love how the ‘Christmas’ layers.  I put it all on an Island Indigo card base to emphasize the little bit of blue on our snowy friend.

I hope you love this sketch and will have a few moments to play along this week.  I also want to take a moment to thank my dear friends for all their support during this long 4-1/2 months.  I have an incredibly great village (both local friends and stamping friends) who make all of this possible.  I am blessed and very grateful!  Back on Friday for a fun hop.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Let It Snow (Honey Bee Stamps); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Basic Black (SU), Island Indigo (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Let It Snow Dies (Honey Bee Stamps), Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Daniel Smith Dot Palette Debby Hughes Edition

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Freshly Made Sketches #315

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FMS315 by Jen Timko | Be Merry Stamp Set and Dies by WPlus9, Chameleon Pens, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpHappy middle of the week to you!!  I hope you are having a great one so far.  Today’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch is one that is sure to inspire.  The lovely Amy O’Neill has given us one that can be used in so many ways!  Love it!

When I saw the oval in the sketch, my brain immediately went to this sentiment from WPlus9.  I love it as a focal point and it gets to be the star of the show.  I stamped it in Versamark ink and embossed with Wow Bright White Embossing Powder.  The coordinating dies make quick work of cutting it out.  The little flower and foliage images are super fun to use as accents.  I stamped them in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and the colored using Chameleon Pens.  I thought the black sentiment would be great against a wood grain background so I turned to this Wood Textures DSP by Stampin’ Up.  I cut it using the Lawn Fawn Cross Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Finally I added some Basic Pearls to the flower centers after coloring them with a Sharpie marker.

I hope you have a great time with the sketch this week.  I’m working hard to finish up my holiday cards.  Christmas card-a-palooza, if you will.  I’ll share some of those in the next few weeks.  Thank you so much for dropping in today.  See you again soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Be Merry (WPlus9); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU), Basic Black (SU); Ink:  Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Color Tones Pens; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Large Cross-Stitched Rectangles Dies (Lawn Fawn), Be Merry Dies (WPlus9), Basic Pearls (SU), Heat Tool, Wow Bright White Embossing Powder

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