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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Newton Loves Cake

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I’m back with our last day of February Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs!  And oh what fun you are going to have!  Our favorite feline is back and there is cake (and cupcakes)!!  How could anyone resist?!
Wobble Cake by Jen Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Action Wobbler, Copic Coloring, #newtonsnookI think this set is simply a must have.  A cat, some cake and fabulously fun sentiment!  Talk about knocking it out of the park!!  It is hard to tell from my picture here but my card is actually a “wobble” card.  And because you just have to see it in action, I created a video to show you.  I colored the image with Copic markers (colors below) and then added an action wobbler behind the die cut image.  On my video I show you how well the dies line up to make your die cutting perfect every time.  Love that!

Direct YouTube link is here:  Newton’s Wobble Cake Video

And you know you need to have this so take advantage of this great opportunity…

Would you like to win the “Newton Loves Cake” 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th. 

 

I hope you have enjoyed all my projects for the February release.  The design team has done a marvelous job of showcasing these fun products and I hope you have gone to visit everyone!  The products will be available tomorrow (Friday) so happy shopping!  Thanks so much for stopping in!
Copics:  Newton – T0, T2, T5, RV00; Cake – BG11, BG13, BG15, Y35, YR68, RV21, RV25

Stamp: Newton Loves Cake (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  Kaleidescope DSP (SU ret), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton Loves Cake Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Stitched Shapes Framelits (SU), Dimensionals, Enamel Dots (SU Ret), Action Wobbler

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Newton’s Nook Design February Release – Beautiful Spring

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I’m back with Day 2 of February Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs!  Today we are changing directions a bit with a beautiful swirls addition called Beautiful Spring.  As with all the sets in this collection, the images lend themselves to so many coloring variations and elegant, unique projects.Egg-stra Special Wishes by Jen Timko | Beautiful Spring Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring #newtonsnookThese beautiful images just begged to be colored with happy spring colors so out came the Copics (colors listed below) and I started just playing with the variety of eggs.  I confess that I got completely distracted and colored all the designs before I got back on track for putting this together.  I love how easily the die set cuts these out!!  I created a watercolor layer behind the eggs to help them pop and then thought this fun sentiment was just the one for the card.  With all the fantastic choices in this set, you are going to really enjoy all the ways to color.  Just go ahead and stamp them all at once and have fun!  And you know you need to have this so take advantage of this great opportunity…

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

 

Thanks for coming back to see me today.  Just a scheduling note, if you are looking for my Freshly Made Sketches card, it is in a post earlier today.  Tomorrow will be the last day of of this release and it has some more fun from our favorite feline.  See you tomorrow!

Copics:  YG03, YG25, RV02, RV04, V12, V17, Y11, Y06 plus a watercolor layer using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed

Stamp: Beautiful Spring (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  Distress Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Spring Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Stitched Shapes Framelits (SU), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #275

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FMS275 - Amazing by Jen Timko | Botanical Garden Stamp Set by Altenew, Zig Clean Color Markers, WatercoloringAs a programming note, if you are looking for day 2 of the Newton’s Nook February Release it will be up in a second post.  For this card, I’m working with another fantastic sketch for Freshly Made Sketches created by the queen of layers, Narelle.  The way she has layered this sketch speaks to how she always has the most lovely details.

When I saw the scallop, I immediately thought of this flower from Altenew’s Botanical Garden set.  I pulled out my Zig again and this time focused on Peacock Blue.  Love that blue!  I aded a little yellow in the center and combined greens for the leaves but generally some super quick coloring.  With the blue being so striking, I chose this pale background, Fog from Simon Says Stamp.  Using the scraps from where I colored the flower, I cut two banners and colored one with the green and left one plain.  Finally I added this little Paper Pumpkin sentiment and some Basic Pearls.  It was nice to stretch into a different set of colors this week and I think this sketch is going to be fun for everyone.

Back in just a few with today’s release card.  You will be “egg-cited” to see it!  Thanks for stopping in today.

 

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Botanical Garden (Altenew) ; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color 48 Pack, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Fog (SSS), Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Basic Pearl, Zig BrusH2O

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Newton’s Pot of Gold

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Are you ready for another week of amazing releases from Newton’s Nook Designs???  Just say yes because you are going to LOVE what we have to show this week!  First up Newton himself is making an appearance and he seems to have the luck of the Irish!  Newton’s Pot of Gold is being featured along with the Land Borders die set.

Newton Finds the Gold by Jen Timko | Newton's Pot of Gold Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Land Borders Dies #newtonsnookThis sweet little stamp set is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day fun but I love that the sentiments will be ones you can turn to again and again.  I started by coloring my image with Copic Markers (colors listed below) and while I was coloring, I had some inspiration.  How about using sequins as gold?!  Yes, they are totally perfect with the scale of the image and I could not even be more excited about how this turned out.  So how did I get the sequins on there?  It was actually easier than I thought it would be.  I put a ‘blob’ (yep, official crafting term) of Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue on a scrap of paper and then using a toothpick end, applied the glue where I wanted it to be.  Then just added the sequin on top.  I put down one layer in the placement of the gold on the stamp image and once dry, added some more on top.  This glue dries pretty quickly and most importantly, it dries with a matte finish.

I needed just the right layer for this fun image to go on, so I created a little interest using the Land Borders Die. I cut a piece of Green Apple Card Stock (SSS) with the border die, then laid it on some white card stock and cut again with a stitched rectangle.  The sentiment is really one that I’m happy to add to my repertoire (being a hoarder collector of sentiments).  Now here is the best part….

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Pot of Gold” 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 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!

Copics:  Newton – W2, W3, W5;  Pot and Hat – YG03, YG25, YG17, Y35, E31

Stamp: Newton’s Pot of Gold (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  Green Apple (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Land Borders Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals

 

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Freshly Made Sketches #274

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FMS274 - Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, Zig Clean Color MarkersSo on Saturday, I had the most lovely invitation to go to an event that was a “bring your own craft” kind of thing.  There were Stampin’ Up demos and customers along with some other company reps and friends.  These ladies get together each month to just make things all day.  I know what you are thinking and you are right!  It was awesome!  I could only go for a few hours but it is amazing how much that time is good for the soul.  Per my usual, I accomplished very little because I’m never sure what to pack (and I’m the slowest stamper).  But I did bring along this flower to color and some things that I might be able to use for this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I have to say that I just love the creative possibilities that this week’s hostess, the lovely Jennifer Brum, has given us!

I only used two colors from my Zig Clean Color Pack (a bright pink and a yellow) to color this flower but I love how they work together and blend to create the orange.  With the strength of the flowers colors, I opted to use a neutral base so I chose Smoky Slate.  The sentiment is from the same Altenew set as the flower (Beautiful Day) and I stamped it in Versafine ink and the layered the white with some Melon Mambo.  I added some Daffodil ribbon that I have hoarded in my stash since it is so pretty with the flower.  I think I’ll be adding this sketch to my go-to group.  I see lots of ways to use it!

And yes, the team has definitely come up with some of them.  As always, they are amazing!  Well, lots of posts this week and I’m back to the stamp room to get ready for some more coming up soon.  Until then, I hope you have a great day!  As for the monthly gathering…I can’t wait to go back and this time actually finish some projects!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Beautiful Day (Altenew) ; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color 48 Pack, SU Black Stampin’ Write Marker; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (SU ret), Basic Pearl, Sharpie Marker

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Sweet Hearts for Newton’s Nook Designs

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Sweet Hearts by Jen Timko | Woodland Duos Stamp Set and Darling Hearts Dies by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookToday I’m sharing a fun bonus card using the Woodland Duos Stamp Set by Newton’s Nook Designs.  When this set released in January, I have to admit that I first focused on the darling critters.  As I looked at the set more, though, I realized that these little heart images were ones that I needed to use as soon as possible!

I stamped the hearts using three colors (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo from SU).  I used my Misti to make sure they were inked really well so you can see the fabulous detail of each heart.  Then using the little heart die from the coordinating Darling Hearts Dies I cut them out.  The hardest part of the card is lining up the hearts.  But I believe in smarter not harder!  You want to see how I did it to make it simple?  Yep, I thought so!I started by using my grid mat to line them up and get the spacing right.Then, I laid some Press and Seal Wrap onto the hearts so I could move them and keep their positioning.Finally, I added foam tape to the backs of the hearts and attached them to my white card stock.  Just carefully pull off the Press and Seal and the alignment is perfect.  And you look like a genius!  I added some retired SU washi tape along the sides of my card base.  I thought the pattern was a nice match to the patterns in the hearts.  The sentiment comes from another January release set, Love & Chocolate.  I added a little baker’s twine to the top to finish the card.

While this could certainly be a Valentine, I actually created this card as a birthday card for my youngest son who just turned 11.  He is such a great kid and he makes all of our lives a bit sweeter.  This is the absolute perfect sentiment for him!  Hope you have enjoyed my card and my tips.  Can’t wait to hear what you think!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Woodland Duos (Newton’s Nook), Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Darling Hearts Dies, Washi Tape (SU ret), Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals, Press and Seal Wrap, Banner Punch

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Inky Paws #40

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A Little Birdie by Jen Timko | Inky Paws Challenge #40, Newton's Birthday Flutter Stamp Set, Newton's NookI am happy to be joining in the latest Inky Paws Challenge today!  This is such a fun challenge site and one I know you are going to love.  A great place to share your Newton’s Nook Designs creations!  This week there is a sketch challenge so you KNOW I had to join in!

I used this adorable little set called Newton’s Birthday Flutter.  When you hit the age I am (unnamed, of course), there is a need for humor in your cards.  I knew I would find lots of uses when I got this!  For the record, the inside sentiment says “so I ate him”.  Love it!!  I sent this to my sister-in-law who I know will appreciate the humor.  I colored this sweet kitty with my Zig Clean Color Pens and added some fun DSP to follow the sketch.  I hope you enjoy it!

You can join in the challenge and link up so the team can see your work.  I hope you will join in!  Oh…and it is open for two weeks so there is lots of time!  As for me, I’ll be back tomorrow with a post on a project being shared on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog.  I can’t wait to show you!  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Newton’s Birthday Flutter (Newton’s Nook); Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper: Ranger White Watercolor, Wanderlust DSP (Studio Calico), Red Polka Dot (SU ret); Accessories:  Misti, Gray Baker’s Twine (SU), BrusH2O Watercolor Pen, Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Sweet Treats Blog Hop

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I have such a fun, well, treat to share with you today!  Newton’s Nook Designs is having its annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop to share fun packaging ideas just in time for Valentine’s Day.  You are going to have a great time hopping through and seeing all the projects!

Love & Chocolate Treat Bag by Jen Timko | Love & Chocolate Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring
I knew immediately that I just had to use this great set from the January Release called Love & Chocolate.  The sweet little candies and goodies are such fun to color.  During release week, I played with the other items but the little chocolate covered strawberries still needed some love.  What better time than to add them to this project?!  I had fun making one kind of a dark chocolate and one more of a milk chocolate.  So many ways to enjoy coloring them!  The sentiment pretty much sums it up, don’t you think?!  Yeah…me too!  Stamped it and colored the little hearts and then cut it out with a Stitched Circle die to create a tag and just popped the strawberries up on foam tape.  This fun bag was left over from a kit last year.  As I went through my drawer of bags and boxes, this practically jumped out and I knew it would be just right for the tag!  All I had left was to add a little bit of black baker’s twine and a cute clip.  Easy to fill with some treats and fun to duplicate.  Can you guess what some elementary teachers will be getting this year?  *smile*

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?
We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 6th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 7th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko (you are here)
Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope that you enjoy this project!  I would love to hear from you to see what you think.  I have lots coming up for you from Newton’s Nook Designs this week.  The newest Inky Paws Challenge on Monday and I’m sharing an additional January Release project on Tuesday!  You can subscribe to my blog (over in the sidebar) so you don’t miss a thing or follow me on Bloglovin if you prefer.

Stamp: Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Love & Chocolate Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Circle Die (Lil’ Inker), Misti Stamp Tool, Hearts Treat Bag(SU ret), Dimensionals. Basic Black Baker’s Twine (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #273

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Jen Timko - FMS273 | Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Paper Pumpkin Sentiment (Stampin' Up)My favorite stamping day of the week is here!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I’m so excited to share this week’s sketch by coloring genius Karren Johnson.  Her split panel concept is so fun and can lead to so many great ideas!

So I’m hoping that I didn’t stretch too far from the sketch but I really tried to make my watercolor ombré layer into three distinctive sections.  I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create the colors.  I started with a light wash and then went back and layered on more ink.  The heart is really one of the leaves from the Layering Leaves Die Set (Concord & 9th) and I just snipped the stem off to turn it into a heart.  I colored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Wine Red Zig pen and washed it out a bit with water.  Then I die cut with the leaf.  So pretty!  Finally, after some debate, I chose a sentiment.  You see…I need a birthday card for my dear husband and I think this might hit the right masculine note (well, at least it isn’t a flower, haha!).  I love that the Moon Rock ink from Altenew is a nice match to the distress ink on the panel with crisper stamping.  The sentiment itself is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  While the kit is an adorable Valentine’s 3-d set, the sentiments are going to be in your go-to list for a while.  I love this font and this says it all!

I know the gallery will be full of inspiration this week.  The design team has some amazing work already there for you to enjoy.  Hope to see your take on the sketch!  I’ll be back on Saturday with a fun hop that you are going to love.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Paper Pumpkin January ; Ink: Altenew (Moon Rock), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Zig Clean Color 48 Pack (Wine Red); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Fancy Friday – Pencils and Ink

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Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things.  Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy!  If you hopped over from the amazing Allison, welcome to the next stop.  For January, our theme is “Just Because”.  Kind of an anything goes concept which is always fun!

Watercolor Pencils and Ink - Jen Timko | Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencil Blending on Flourishing Phrases and Floral Phrases stamp setsI chose to show you a new technique that you can try with your Watercolor Pencils from Stampin’ Up.  The fun of this is the color coordination that Stampin’ Up is known for and now you can use it to your advantage with this new coloring medium.  The first card I created for today used complementary blues, Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay, and greens, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  I stamped the flower from Flourishing Phrases onto watercolor paper and then added shading using the pencil in Bermuda Bay.  The effect is so pretty and changes the whole feel of the image.
Flourishing in Blue by Jen Timko | Watercolor Pencils and Ink on Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set by Stampin' UpSo I decided to try it with more colors.  I decided to used Daffodil Delight ink and the Pumpkin Pie pencil together for my second project but I show my “worksheet” at the end of the video as I played with options.  While the flower from Floral Phrases already has a watercolor look, this ups the game a bit as you add shading. Daffodil Floral by Jen Timko | Floral Phrases Stamp Set by Stampin' UpHere is my video with all the details.

 

Click here for the direct link to the video if you prefer:  Watercolor Pencils and Ink

Just a quick note on the pencils.  Apparently many of you already own these lovelies because they are currently unavailable.  No fear though.  They should be back in stock by Feb. 13th if you don’t already have them.

Now for the rest of the hop!  I’m telling you….this team is the most talented group.  You will be happy you hopped!  Off to see the super talented Krista Frattin.  As always, she has created something fabulous!

You can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

Click HERE to purchase these wonderful Stampin’ Up products!

Stamp:  Floral Phrases, Flourishing Phrases, Paper Pumpkin Oct; Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Basic Gray; Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor Paper, Strathmore Watercolor Note Cards, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories:  SU Watercolor Pencils, Zig BrusH2O, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Misti Stamping Tool,

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