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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Newton Loves Boxes and Newton’s Donut

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Welcome to the last day of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  And for the last day we have not one but TWO adorable Newton sets for you.  YAY!!!  Yep, two of the greatest things in the world….boxes and donuts.

You Can Do It by Jen Timko | Newtons Loves Boxes Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Pawprints Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsIf you have ever known a cat, you already know all about the phrase “if it fits, it sits”.  Well, the new Newton Loves Boxes is all about fitting and sitting!!  It is hilarious.  When Jennifer Jackson first showed the team the images, we all went just a little bit crazy!  Pretty sure that will be the reaction from all of you today too.  I created a background with the Pawprints Stencil and Distress Inks and then cut it out with the Frames and Flags Die.  I colored up out furry friend and his box and then cut him out with the coordinating die set for the stamp.  Don’t you think this sentiment is perfect for the image.  Seriously, this cracks me up.

Sprinkles by Jen Timko | Newton's Donut Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tutti-frutti DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringFor my second card, I get to introduce Newton’s Donut.  Well, I actually colored MY donut.  That I want.  Right now.  But until I can figure out how to get it from him, it is Newtons’ donut.  *smile*  And because I am pretty sure sprinkles should always include pink and lime green, that is what I chose for the colors.

Sprinkles Closeup by Jen Timko | Newton's Donut Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tutti-frutti DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringI made the donut into a chocolate version with vanilla frosting (a favorite of mine) and then tucked in this adorable  kitty colored with gray.  And there is something about the images with kitty “beans” (paw pads) that make me smile!  I used a base of lime patterned paper and some great (retired) pink washi tape to pull the colors from the sprinkles and then added on some sequins in the same colors.  On a technical note, I just have to tell you how well engineered this donut die is.  Look at the placement of the cut-outs…really fantastic and easy to use!  I love the time that is put into each of these sets.  It always makes me so proud when I can support Newton’s Nook Designs and their hard work!

This daily double is a real win and I know you will all be as in love with the sets as I am.  And now for a chance for free stamps!

Would you like to win the “Newtons Loves Boxes” or “Newton’s Donut” 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, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

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: Newtons Loves Boxes (Newton’s Nook Designs), Newton’s Donut (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Bristol Smooth (Strathmore), Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White (SU), Tutti-frutti DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Loves Boxes Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Newton’s Donut Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Sequins (SU and Pretty Pink Posh), Pop of Pink Washi Tape (SU Retired), Frames and Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Papa Bear plus Freshly Made Sketches

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Welcome to day 3 of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Being Wednesday, it is also Freshly Made Sketches day so I have used that inspiration to show you the new Papa Bear stamp set.

Happy Father's Day by Jen Timko | Papa Bear Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI just think this Winston set could not be more perfect for Father’s Day.  I love that you can add additional little bears as needed too.  I thought it would be fun to color on kraft paper using my Copic markers for this one.  I love how it turned out!  You see, I have a little blonde one and a bigger brown headed one so I colored the “kids” to match that idea.  The boys thought it was a fun idea and since this will be from them, yay!  I kept all the coloring tone on tone except for the heart and then added some red framing panels to pull that color out a bit.  the corrugated kraft adds a nice bit of texture along with the twine.  I tried hard to keep this dad-like with no frills or extra “stuff”.Our sketch today is perfect for showing off image sets (like this one) and I can’t wait to see what you all do with it this week.  Linda Callahan, she of great humor and even greater talent, is our sketch hostess….it is going to be a fun week!

Now you know the deal by now!  Time for a chance to win!

Would you like to win the “Pap Bear” 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, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

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: Papa Bear (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Kraft (SU), Corrugated Kraft (SU), Cherry Cobbler (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Papa Bear Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Twine

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Peony Blooms

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Welcome to day 2 of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today we get to share another floral set and I’m thrilled to introduce Peony Blooms.  And do I ever love peonies!!

Hello by Jen Timko | Peony Blooms Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Framework Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color MarkersI was totally inspired by my own peonies that are blooming right now.  These flowers are so special that I decided to keep the rest of the card pretty simple.  I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored using Zig Clean Color Markers.  A few shades of each color was all I needed.

Hello by Jen Timko | Peony Blooms Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Framework Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color MarkersAfter coloring the flowers, I cut them out with the coordinating die.  Then I cut a frame from the Framework Dies (shown yesterday).  This scalloped frame is really wonderful, don’t you think?  I added a sentiment from the stamp set (LOVE this style of script) and then popped the frame and the flowers up on foam tape.  I added a few colored pearls that I thought were pretty with the image.  Mostly, I didn’t want to do anything to take away from the beautiful art of these flowers!!

Peonies May '18 | Jen TimkoAnd speaking of flowers, here are my gorgeous peonies from over the weekend.  Yep, the timing on this stamp set could not be better.  Now let’s go see what the rest of the team created!  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Peony Blooms” 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, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

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: Peony Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU – card base), Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Framework Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Peony Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals, Pearls

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Blooming Botanicals and Framework Dies

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Welcome to day 1 of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This week is just full of amazing products and I can’t wait to share.  Today, we start off with a gorgeous floral set called Blooming Botanicals and a die set that is a must have.

You Matter by Jen Timko | Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Frames and Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringCan I confess that I’m all in on florals right now?  So this set made me jump for joy when I saw it.  Just look at all those lovely flowers to color!!  I opted to stamp the whole image onto white card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I stamped it again so I could have a couple of flowers to color and fussy cut individually.  With the whole image was cut out using the Frames and Flags Dies combined with the Framework Dies (for the insert).  These sets are meant for mixing and matching!  Love that!

You Matter by Jen Timko | Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Frames and Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI colored the flowers in shades of yellow and orange using my Copic markers, added a few leaves and cut them all out.  Then on some Bristol Smooth paper, I sponged on some yellow and orange Distress Inks to coordinate with the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto the panel and the put it behind the window using foam dots (Dimensionals).

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team has done with this amazing set and the great dies.  Make sure to go see what they have created!  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Blooming Botanicals” 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, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

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: Blooming Botanicals (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU – card base), Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Framework Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Frames and Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals

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Sending Hugs for Layton’s Legacy

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I have an extra card to share with you today in support of Layton’s Legacy.  I’m sure many of you saw the amazing work being done to launch this card drive and fundraiser yesterday and I’m up on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog today with my card made for the card drive.

This drive is the dream of Lea Lawson as a way to honor her sweet little boy Layton.  Please read the story about this tiny warrior and his amazing parents.  While he was in the NICU getting some of the world’s finest care, Lea and her husband found themselves in emotional anguish and exhausted.  At one point, someone gave them a Starbucks gift card so they could walk across the street from the hospital for a small break.  Lea speaks of that moment bringing tears to her since for a small moment it felt like someone was taking care of her and her husband.

This story is heartbreaking and yet heartwarming at the same time.  Because to honor Layton’s second birthday, she is choosing to bring good to other parents at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.  She is doing a card drive and a fundraiser to buy more Starbucks cards so that other families in the same situation can feel like people are looking out for them and remembering them.  You can find out how to donate HERE and know that your donation may even make you the winner of some amazing prizes.  Yes, in all of this, she has sponsors that are sharing generously to help encourage generous giving.  This crafting community is truly a blessing!!One of the sponsors is Newton’s Nook Designs.  I created my card for today using the mood board for the Layton’s Legacy Hop and will be sending it to Lea as a way to deliver one of her gift cards.  I ask that you consider doing the same.  Think about how special a handmade card would be for any of these families and we have the power to bring a smile and love to someone who could really use it.Sending Hugs by Jen Timko | Cottage Garden Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sending Hugs Stamp Set by Newton's Nook DesignsI love the color choices Lea gave us and the wonderful pictures provide so much inspiration.  Using the little animals, I immediately thought of Cottage Garden and stamped the owl in a pretty teal color.  Then I chose to add some yellow flowers for a pop of color.  The rest of the card is based on the chevron curtains and the gray room palette.

I hope you will join Lea and help her pay it forward with her event.  If you do make a card, make sure to link it up HERE.

Supplies (some affiliate links included):

Stamp: Cottage Garden (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sending Hugs (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Smokey Slate (SU), Lawn Fawn Candy Store Cubes – Peacock, Fresh Lemon (Altenew); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Ombré Chevrons Paper Pad (Lil’ Inker Designs), Smokey Slate (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cottage Garden Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Dimensionals (SU), Basic Gray Baker’s Twine (SU), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Frames and Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Little Lilies and April Showers

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Welcome to the last day of the April Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This has been an amazing month and we are finishing off with style!!  Two, yes two, more stamp sets to show you today.  Woohoo!!  Both of these are just what you need to bring a little spring sunshine into your craft room!

Just Because by Jen Timko | Little Lilies Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Stitched Circle Scallop Frames by MFT StampsFirst up is Little Lilies.  I love these sweet little flowers so much and literally ran right down to stamp with it when it arrived on my doorstep.  I colored the flower with my Zig Clean Color Markers and then cut it out with the coordinating dies.

Just Because by Jen Timko | Little Lilies Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Stitched Circle Scallop Frames by MFT StampsI added just a little touch of light gray and green on the ends of the flowers to give a little dimension to the white flowers.  Onto a base of Bristol Smooth paper, I swirled on a little bit of Distress Ink and sprinkled it with water.  I am a big fan of a “just because” card since I can use them for so many things so I chose it for my sentiment.  The flower went perfectly with this little scalloped circle frame so I added that and then the flower on top.  I dug through and found a few sequins to finish the card.

April Showers by Jen Timko | April Showers Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Wood Textures Card Stock by Stampin' UpThe second set for today is called April Showers.  I have to tell you, I am SERIOUSLY hoping this sentiment is true!!  I am done with winter weather and really ready for some flowers and butterflies!  I used a yellow embossing powder on vellum for the sentiment and then cut it out with a banner die.  I pulled out my trusty sewing machine (see, mom, I still know how to use it!!) and stitched the banner onto some Wood Textures paper.April Showers by Jen Timko | April Showers Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Wood Textures Card Stock by Stampin' UpIt is a little hard to see in the big picture so I’m giving you a close up of the little beads that I attached to the centers of the flowers and onto the banner.  I used the Multi-Medium Matte Glue for those.  There are additional images that are super cute that go with the sentiment and I’m sure the DT has some great examples with those.

I hope that you have enjoyed all of my cards this week.  I very much enjoy hearing from you in the comments and your kind words always bring a smile.  Thanks for letting me be a part of your day!  Now for your chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Little Lilies” or “April Showers” 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, April 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  All of the sets will be available for purchase tomorrow…happy shopping!Supplies:

Stamps: Little Lilies(Newton’s Nook Designs), April Showers (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers, Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Versamark; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Wood Textures DSP (SU), White Vellum (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Little Lilies Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Mini Dimensionals (SU), Misti, Petal Peach Sequin Pack – Beads (Honey Bee Stamps), Sequins (SU ret), Stitched Circle Scallop Frames Dies (MFT Stamps), Multi-Medium Matte Glue (Ranger)

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Umbrella Pals

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Welcome to day 3 of the April Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you are having fun with the reveals so far.  Today, we have an absolutely darling set that is super clever and sure to bring a smile.  It is called Umbrella Pals.

Brighter Days by Jen Timko | Umbrella Pals Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsSo all the umbrellas in the stamp set are little critters and it is such fun to use!!  I thought these two bears worked great together!  I colored them with my Zig Clean Color markers and then created the background with the markers too.  To do that, I scribbled some of the ink on a clear blog and spritzed with a bit of water, the put the block on my paper.  I did this a few times to get the layered look on the background.

Brighter Days by Jen Timko | Umbrella Pals Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsI thought it would be fun to add a bit of sunshine under the umbrella with the yellow as a nod to the sentiment.  As an additional bit of brightness, I put the colored layer onto a yellow base so that the recipient gets that extra surprise of color when they open the card.  I thought a few clear drops would be appropriate for the gray section able the umbrellas.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and I know you will love the DT’s projects.  Now for your chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Umbrella Pals” 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, April 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for the last day of the release.Supplies:

Stamp: Umbrella Pals (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Lemon Chiffon (SSS); Accessories:  Big Shot, Umbrella Pals Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti, Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Wedding Frills and Floral Lace

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Welcome back for day 2 of the April Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today we have a wonderfully elegant set that is perfect for another fixture of spring…weddings.  It is called Wedding Frills and it is gorgeous.  As if that were not enough, we are showcasing a new stencil called Floral Lace as well.

Happily Ever After by Jen Timko | Wedding Frills Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Frames and Flags Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsWhen I saw these gorgeous images, I immediately wanted to make them look like lace on a wedding dress.  Something about embossing white on kraft colored card stock does that!  I cut the image layer with the Frames and Flags Dies and then stamped the big flower and sentiment with Versamark Ink (I did this in steps to avoid causing smudges with the Versamark).  Using Wow! Bright White Embossing Powder, I heat embossed.  Then I stamped a few of the little flowers and did the same.  Using the coordinating Wedding Frills dies, I cut those out and popped them up.  Finally I added some pearls to go with my wedding flowers.  I love the elegant feel of this card!

Hello by Jen Timko | Floral Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Essential Alphabet Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsFor my second card I wanted something with a more spring-like feel.  I cannot even tell you how awesome this stencil is to use!  I taped it onto some Bristol Smooth card stock and then sponged on Distress Inks  to highlight the flowers and leaves.  I sponged a little bit more of the paper and then cut out my sentiment letters with the new Essential Alphabet Dies.  I just used a bit of foam tape to pop them up and make them stand out more.  Think of all the color combinations you can try!  I can’t wait to make more of them.

I hope you enjoy these!  What a day 2!!  I know you have lots of hopping to do so off to visit the rest of the team for you.  But first….a chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Wedding Frills” 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, April 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 3 of the release.Supplies:

Stamp: Wedding Frills (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Crumb Cake (SU), Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Wedding Frills Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Essential Alphabet Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti, Heat Tool, Wow Bright White Embossing Powder, Blending Tool (Ranger), Pearls (SU), Foam Tape,

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Newton’s Graduation and Essential Alphabet Dies

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Welcome to day 1 of the April Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  We have another exciting week in store for you and we have spring on the mind!  Today, Newton starts us off with Newton’s Graduation (and, of course, the coordinating dies) along with a new stand alone die set called Essential Alphabet.

Take Over the World by Jen Timko | Newton's Graduation Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, WatercolorIt is time to start thinking about the end of the school year (where has it gone?!!) and I know there will be some important graduations coming for many of you.  This adorable Newton is great for those but also can multitask to cheer someone on for other big life events.  I have just the person in mind for this one…she just started a new job and I’m excited for the possibilities!

I stamped Newton onto Fabriano Watercolor Paper and then colored with Daniel Smith paints.  After coloring, I was inspired by the globe colors and went digging around into my papers to see what I could find.  Sure enough, this retired set from Stampin’ up was perfect to use!  Using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #267 which seemed great for showing off our kitty friend.  And oh, this sentiment…isn’t it great?!

Our second reveal for the day is an alphabet die set that is a must have!  The style of the letters fits almost any card type you could need to make.  I will show it to you on a card tomorrow but I know some of the team will have great inspiration today.  Make sure to hop through and enjoy the projects!Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Graduation” 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, April 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

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: Newton’s Graduation (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Epic Day DSP (SU retired), Thick Whisper White (SU – card base), Fabriano Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Graduation Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti, Daniel Smith Watercolor Dots – Debby’s Palette (Simon Says Stamp)

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Lovely Amazing You

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Lovely Amazing You by Jen Timko | Cottage Garden Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp by Newton's Nook DesignsToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.  While my blog was plugging along with pre-scheduled posts last week, I was in New York City with my family for spring break.  We had an amazing time and saw as much as we could (and had the tired feet to prove it)!!  Because of the week off, I was not able to participate in the Stamping for Autism Blog Hop so instead I created my card today with that in mind.

I was inspired for my card by this logo.  I love how the colors reflect the differences of all those who are on the autism spectrum.  Just like a rainbow, the colors are better together!  I thought it would be nice to create a wreath of sorts using similar colors and this wonderful flower from Cottage Garden.  After stamping and die cutting the flowers, I chose this sentiment from Happy Little Thoughts.  It sums up how special each individual is, after all.  And on a personal note, I have a number of friends with children on the spectrum.  These parents are the most extraordinary kind of parent.  They are gentle and kind, yet ferocious when defending their children against misunderstanding.  They are full of love and tolerance, yet willing to fight any battle to make sure their children get the most they can from this world.  I’m in awe of them and pray that with each post in this week’s hop, there is more kindness and understanding for those who face these challenges every day.

Please take the time to go over to Newton’s Nook Designs for the DT hop and also to see Veronica Zalis who is the creator of the 2018 Stamping for Autism hop (there are chances to win prizes at both too).

Thanks for stopping in today.  I’m back to stamping and will see you tomorrow for the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies (some affiliate links included):

Stamp: Cottage Garden (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Lawn Fawn Candy Store Cubes, Lawn Fawn Ice Cream Parlor Cubes, Wild Dandelion Cube (Gina K Designs), Orange Slush Cube (Simon Says Stamp); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Wild Dandelion (Gina K Designs); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cottage Garden Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Dimensionals (SU)

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