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Newton’s Nook Designs and Chibitronics Inspiration Week plus a Giveaway

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Chibitronics are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to light up your cards using Chibi lights with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps!  This is a match just made to work together since so many of the NND sets have features that are perfect for lighting up.

Always Be Brave by Jen Timko | Knight's Quest Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Chibitronics, Light Up Card, Chibi LightsAs soon as I heard about the collaboration, my first thought was this dragon from Knight’s Quest.  I just knew that somehow he had to have “real” fire!  I started by coloring the images with Copic Markers (I have colors listed in my YouTube video).  I cut the hills using the Land Borders Dies (NND) and stitched rectangles dies (SSS).  My base is the new Tranquil Tide card stock (a Stampin’ Up In Color) that is sponged with Night of Navy ink.  The hills are Night of Navy and Smoky Slate (SU).  I put one of the red lights behind the fire and yellow lights behind the windows to create this awesome interactive card.  Want to see it lit?!

Always Be Brave Lit Up by Jen Timko | Knight's Quest Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Chibitronics, Chibi LightsIt is so awesome in person too!  I created a short video to show you a few more specifics on how I created the circuit and the “switch” for this.  Things I learned along the way….Think of a fun place for the switch so that it is easy for the recipient, make sure you press the copper tape on really well (I used a bone folder), check your circuits before gluing stuff down (I may have checked a few too many time, haha).  The kit comes with great directions on building your circuits.  Mine is a pretty basic parallel circuit.  Here is my video so you can see the rest:

 

And here is the link right to YouTube:  Knight’s Quest Light Up Card

Would you like to win a prize pack including a Starter Kit from Chibitronics and a $30 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win!!

Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Chibitronics products all week (Aug 21-25) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday August 25th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 28th.
Chibitronics will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit the Chibitronics blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

I’m so glad you stopped in today!  I hope you enjoy this amazing week of fun!

Stamp: Knight’s Quest (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Night of Navy; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Big Shot, Knight’s Quest Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Border Dies (NND), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Foam Tape, Tear and Tape (SU), Craft Knife

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Autumn Newton

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Welcome to the last of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I’m sure you have been waiting to see what Newton would be up to this month and we finally get to share!  He is getting ready for Fall!!  I knew I loved that kitty!

Pile of Fun by Jen Timko | Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Markers, Fall Cat Card, Calico CatI have been getting a little push back from a certain calico I know that there have not been any Kate’s in my Newton release repertoire lately.  I tried to tell her that calico orange is difficult to match with other colors, especially in spring and summer palettes.  I was rewarded with a sprinkling of kitty glitter (cat fur) all over everything to prove the error of my ways.  Thankfully, “calico” matches fall perfectly so here she is.  Kate playing in the leaves!!  After stamping in Versafine Onyx Black ink, I colored the image on the Bristol paper using my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I used a couple of shades of each color to mimic the shading on the leaves we get in our yard every autumn.  To created the card, I used a sheet from my old This and That books from SU.  These were smash styled scrapbooks that have awesome prints.  In a recent crafty cleanup, I found one of the books and removed all the pages that were unused “just in case”.  I totally LOVE it as a layer here!!  I put some corrugated kraft paper underneath and added a little twine under Kate (Newton).  Now I’m all ready to start feeling a little of the crisp cool air of autumn in Virginia (my favorite season here!).  And you know the deal by now….you can win this set for free (it really is a great part of release week!).

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

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Your kind comments are always a highlight of my week.  Have an amazing day!
Stamp: Autumn Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Corrugated Paper (SU Retired), This and That DSP (SU Retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Autumn Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Linen Thread, Mini Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Knight’s Quest

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Welcome to day 3 of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs (this is post 2 for today, keep scrolling if looking for Freshly Made Sketches).  You definitely needed something to go with the princess and what better than this new little knight in Knight’s Quest?!

Hear Ye Hear Ye by Jen Timko | Knight's Quest Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, Magic Slider Card, Zig Clean Color MarkersI took a bit of a break from all the girly pink to create this fun magic slider card.  I had never made one of these are they are cool to make!  (and disclaimer…almost impossible to photograph!!)  I stamped the images using my Misti onto Strathmore Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  Then I stamped it again on a window sheet using Stazon (make sure you clean your stamps immediately but not using the Stazon cleaner since it will damage photopolymer stamps).  I colored the image on the Bristol paper using my Zig Clean Color Markers.  My slider was created using the Sea Borders Dies to give a little place to pull.  I used some retired DSP from SU as the frame for our brave fellow and added the little arrow from the set to show that the panel should be pulled.  Want to see it in action?!

You can also see it on the direct link here:  Magic Slider Card

I wanted to finish the announcement idea so I finished the inside of the card with an actual announcement from the set.  Just a quick stamp and color of the trumpet and this sentiment is adorable.  Hear Ye (inside) by Jen TimkoI love the idea of this card for a little boy who loves knights, don’t you?!  Just so great to have a set that is perfect for little boys (and big ones since mine were obsessed with playing around with the slider).  And you can get the set free for yourself!

Would you like to win the “Kinght’s Quest” 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 August 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for the last day of this month’s release.  Our friend Newton will be making an appearance!
Stamp: Knight’s Quest (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers, Stazon Black; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Thick Whisper White (SU), Retired DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Knight’s Quest Dies(Newton’s Nook Designs), Sea Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Window Sheets (SU), Tear and Tape (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Once Upon a Princess

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Welcome to day 2 of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  If you enjoyed the magic of yesterday’s reveal, you are sure to love today’s stamp set called Once Upon a Princess.  And what a beautiful princess she is!

If The Crown Fits by Jen Timko | Once Upon a Princess Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI rarely work in so much pink but, you know, sometimes you just have to go all in!  I colored our little beauty using shades of pink and purple to create a dress worthy of her highness.  Then I played around with castle colors to make one any of us would love to have.  I seem to have an obsession with shaker cards lately and this pack of pink sequins and beads was the perfect filler for my super girly card.  I have the perfect recipient and mind and she LOVES princesses.  And this just happens to look a little like her.  Isn’t it awesome when you find a stamp set that you know is sure to bring a smile?!!  And you can get the set free for yourself!

Would you like to win the “Once Upon a Princess” 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 August 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 3 of the release and a card for Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamp: Once Upon a Princess (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Melon Mambo (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Once Upon A Princess Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Pretty Pinks Bead and Sequin Pack (28 Lilac Lane)

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Believe in Unicorns

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Welcome to day 1 of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  You are going to have so much fun with this group of stamps.  I can hardly wait to share!  And we are starting off with unicorns!!  Yep really….unicorns!  I believe and you will too!!

I Believe In You by Jen Timko | Believe in Unicorns Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Markers, Land Borders Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsLook at these adorable images!!  They just beg for pretty, bright colors.  I stamped them onto Strathmore Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.   I watercolored using Zig Clean Color Markers in “rainbow” colors.  It is such fun to play with how the colors blend and the unicorn is the perfect place to try out combinations.  Once colored, I cut the images out with the matching dies.  I also added some extra clouds from the Winston Takes Flight set.  Love how so many sets coordinate together.  I created a curved layer using the Land Borders Dies and then sponged on a little bit of Distress Ink to help the image pop a bit.  I used Melon Mambo card stock to frame the image panel.  A clean card that focuses on the bright and happy colors!  Such fun to create and I can’t wait to color these images some more!!  And here is the best part…

Would you like to win the “Believe in Unicorns” 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 August 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 18th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 2 of the release.
Stamp: Believe in Unicorns (Newton’s Nook Designs), Winston Takes Flight (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Paper, Thick Whisper White (SU), Melon Mambo (SU); Accessories:  Land Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Big Shot, Believe in Unicorns Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Winston Takes Flight Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)

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Coffee Makes You Sharper!

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Coffee Makes You Sharper by Jen Timko | Cuppa Cactus Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sea Borders Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and I wanted to share a fun card with this adorable Cuppa Cactus set.  It is such a fun set for coloring and I love this sentiment!

I tried a new color combination for today and I really like this pale yellow with the purple.  I chose the purple for coloring the cup and then mimicked it with the Sea Borders Dies to add a little scallop edge on the bottom of the image panel.  I think it adds an interesting pop of color but it is super easy to create.  I pulled out a button, which somehow seemed to be just the right touch for the twine.

Now I know this is a pretty clean card but I wanted just to spend a few minutes on the coloring.  Seems like time is at a premium but the coloring was just what I needed for a little “mom break”.  Only one more week until school is ready to start and then I’ll have lots more time for more complicated cards.  Until then, less layers, pretty colors…yep, totally a summer vibe. I can’t wait until tomorrow.  Make sure you come back tomorrow to see what we have up for you to celebrate Freshly Made Sketches 300th Sketch Challenge.  Until then, have a great day!

Stamp: Cuppa Cactus (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Elegant Eggplant (SU), Lemon (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cuppa Cactus Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sea Border Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, White Baker’s Twine, Elegant Eggplant Button (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron Inspiration Week

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Welcome back for a special post today.  I’m so excited to share that Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron have partnered for an amazing inspiration week.  Each day this week there are fresh ideas using Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and Xyron adhesives on both the NND blog and the Xyron Facebook page.Toucan Do It by Jen Timko | Toucan Party Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Window Card, Xyron Permanent Mega Runner, Copic Coloring, Tutorial, Window CardAs I thought about how to best show you both the stamps and the adhesive, I realized that a window card would be perfect for both!  I chose the Toucan Party stamp set (it really is fun, don’t you think?!) and created this fun window that depends on the strength of a good permanent adhesive.  I colored the images using Copic markers to coordinate with this Color Theory DSP from Stampin’ Up.  Want to see the inside?

Toucan Do It by Jen Timko (open) | Toucan Party Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Window Card, Xyron Permanent Mega Runner, Copic Coloring, Tutorial

Because it is easier to explain “in person”, I created a video to show you how I colored the images and created the card.

Here is the direct link:  Toucan Window Card on YouTube

Would you like to win a Prize pack including a Mega Runner from Xyron and a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win:
Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Xyron products all week (July 31-Aug 4th) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday August 4th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 7th.

Xyron will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit their facebook page each day this week for inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

Stamps: Toucan Party (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Color Theory DSP (SU); Accessories:  Xyron Mega Runner Permanent Adhesive, Big Shot, Toucan Party Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Window Sheets (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop

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First of all, today is the day that the 4 Year Celebration release goes live over at Newton’s Nook Designs.  To continue the fun, we are having a blog hop and I’m so thrilled to be a part of it.

Reach for the Stars by Jen Timko | Cosmic Newton Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Starfield Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Perfect Pearls, Land Border Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsI told you yesterday that my favorite set from this release was Cosmic Newton (but seriously, choosing a favorite is like choosing a favorite ice cream…I love them all!).  I used the new Stampin’ Up Embossing paste with the Starfield stencil on watercolor paper to start off my background.  Next I added Chipped Sapphire Distress ink by painting it on with a brush.  I got some of the light and dark coloring with that but wanted a little more dark.  So I pulled out the trusty acetate and smooshed some more ink on, spritzed with water and applied to the panel.  After it dried a bit, I spritzed on a Perfect Pearls mixture (in a spritzer with the powder and some water) to get a shine on the panel.  And finally, I splattered on some Smooch Ink to add some extra “stars).  I added a bit more of the Perfect Pearls onto the stars to help them pop.  For the trees behind Newton, I used the Land Borders Dies.  I was thrilled when it looked like the tops of trees in the shadows.  Finally, I colored Newton and his telescope with some more Distress Ink.  What a fun card to make!!  This set just lends itself to fabulous backgrounds and tons of creativity!

I’m sure you notice how much fun I have had with the stencils this week.  Well, there is a great deal that you are sure to love!So pretty much you can get the Pawprints stencil free on the order you were already going to make!  WIN!!  And speaking of winning…there is even MORE to win this week.

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! 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, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Special Guests:
Newton’s Nook Design Team:

We hope you have enjoyed this week of celebration as much as we have!  Your comments are so kind and your support is appreciated more than I can say.  What a privilege it is to share with you all!  Thanks so much and see you soon.

Stamps: Cosmic Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire), Moonlight Smooch Ink (Clearsnap); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Basic Black (SU); Accessories:  Starfield Stencil, Big Shot, Cosmic Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Borders Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Perfect Pearls, Winsor and Newton Paints, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration – Day 4

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Today is the last day of reveals for the 4 year celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs.  But fear not…we are back tomorrow with a bonus hop to complete the celebration!!  But first, I get to share with you my very favorite set from this release!  It is called Cosmic Newton.  Oh my goodness is it fantastic!

Out of this world by Jen Timko | Cosmic Newton Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Starfield Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Watercolor, Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Perfect PearlsFor this card, I thought it would be fun to play with watercolor paints.  So I started with the background.  On a piece of watercolor paper, I painted on some blues and even a little purple to create a sky that would be right for the new Starfield stencil.  After letting my panel dry, I used the stencil as an embossing plate but running it through my Big Shot with an Impressions Pad and a Silicone Rubber Pad.  It gives a subtle embossing look that I was really happy with.  You can see me more of the detail here:Closeup by Jen Timko | Cosmic Newton Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Starfield Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs

But then I returned to using the stencil as just a stencil.  I kept it in place and the sponged on some white craft ink on the stars toward the top of the card.  Then I brushed a bit of Perfect Pearls on top of that to add some shimmer.  I have to confess that I’m pretty in love with the whole effect!!  For my friend Newton, I thought he needed a really special rocket to stand out against the sky, so I chose purple for his ship.  It is hard to tell here but I added some more Perfect Pearls on the window around Newton and also on the banner.

I hope you have enjoyed all of the release projects this week!  The team has certainly provided a ton of inspiration!!  And this release has been simply spectacular!  And now…your chance to win one more time!

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 July 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for one more day of celebration.  We are holding a 4 year celebration blog hop with some pretty special guests joining forces with the design team!
Stamps: Cosmic Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Craft White (SU); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Starfield Stencil, Big Shot, Cosmic Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Impressions Pad and Silicone Rubber Pad for Big Shot, Perfect Pearls, Winsor and Newton Paints, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration – Day 3 (and FMS)

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Back with day 3 of the 4 year celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today we are showing off one set that I just think is adorable.  It is called Toucan Party…such fun!  I combined the reveal with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (where I am the sketch hostess this week).

Toucan Do It by Jen Timko | Toucan Party Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tropical Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsThe first thing I did for this card was pull out the awesome new Tropical Leaves stencil and create this background with Distress Ink (Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn).  Just look at what a great foundation it gives a card.  Can I tell you how happy I am for these new stencils??  And it seems like all of you are loving them too!  Then I stamped the toucan and some leaves and flowers using Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored using more Distress Ink.  Want to see my “muse” for this one?

Just look at his amazing coloring!!!  Nature certainly does it best so I just mimicked his colors.  And I LOVE them!!  Check out his little blue feet!!!  Yeah…I know.  Who can resist that?!  Clearly not me!  I colored some of the leaves as a background for him and then the flower as a balance element.  I used the small panel of the sketch to show off part of the sentiment (and the puns in this one are super fun).  Here is the sketch if you want to join in this week…I’d be thrilled to see you!

 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 July 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 4 of this great celebration and you can start looking forward to a fun extra on Friday!
Stamps: Toucan Party (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Tropical Leaves Stencil, Big Shot, Toucan Party Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool

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