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Truly Grateful

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Truly Grateful by Jen Timko | Shades of Autumn Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Lovely Blooms Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide InkToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.  Even though it is the beginning of March, we are starting to see signs of spring here in Virginia.  My daffodils seem almost ready to bloom, if you can believe it.  I went a little non-standard and actually started with a set introduced in the fall…Shades of Autumn.  But I gave it a spring twist courtesy of the color palette and some flower dies from Lovely Blooms.

I pulled out my Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint and created some backgrounds that I could cut with my dies.  The green I cut with the Shades of Autumn Dies and Lovely Blooms Dies (the leaves).  Then I cut out some blossoms with the Lovely Blooms flowers.  I love the variations from the Oxide inks and how they make these dies take on such depth.  On some more watercolor paper, I created a background with Broken China Oxide ink and then stamped the sentiment from Shades of Autumn in the middle.  I found some pink card stock to coordinate with the flowers and that completes the spring feel, don’t you think?  We may yet have a touch of winter coming but at least I can celebrate flowers and greenery in my stamp room!

I hope you like this fun way to use dies!  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: Shades of Autumn (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor; Accessories:  Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Shades of Autumn Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Newton’s Nook Designs Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

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Hi everyone!  I’m super happy to be back with a bonus post today.  Today is really special for the Newton’s Nook Designs Design Team because we have joined together for a surprise birthday hop for the amazing Jennifer Jackson. Jennifer is the owner and illustrator for NND and we want to let her know how much we love her!  So…happy birthday Jennifer!!  Thank you for the opportunities you have shared with us and for all the creative inspiration!Birthday Owl by Jen Timko | Sending Hugs Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tutti-frutti Notecards by Stampin' UpI went all in on the bright colors on this card!  I love the lime green note card and thought the green and a bold pink would be fun with it.  I colored using my Copics and added a sentiment from the same set on the stitched circle.  For some more flair, I added striped baker’s twine and some coordinating sequins.

I hope Jen enjoys her celebration (and shock of shocks, I actually even got this in the mail!).  In true NND style, we have a chance for you to win.  See….everyone loves a birthday celebration!

Would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to the NND store?

You could be the ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the hop blogs (see list below) with a birthday message for Jennifer! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective 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, February 18th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 19th.

Supplies:

Stamp: Sending Hugs (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens and Color Tops; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Doll Pink (SSS); Accessories:  Big Shot, Sending Hugs Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Tumbling Hearts Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Shimmery White Embossing Paste (SU – Occasions), Shimmery White Washi Tape (SU SAB ret)

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Woof Pack

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Well, it is the last day of the February Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  It has been a great week and I’m super excited to share our final set, Woof Pack.

You had to know that Newton’s Nook would not leave out all you dog people out there.  After yesterday’s Company of Cats it is so awesome to have a companion set for dogs.  I thought it would be fun to make a few little “windows” for the dogs.  I stamped the big background a couple of times and then chose a few of the sweet faces to highlight (other than the German Shepard, I chose pretty randomly….no slights intended, lol…I have a soft spot for Shepards after having one for 12 years).  I colored using my Zig Clean Color Markers and then added some frames that were cut with stitched circle dies.  The Pawprints stencil was a wonderful “go with” product for the dogs and I added that with embossing paste on Fog Gray card stock.

I thought you might like to see a list of all the breeds that are in the stamp image.  Jennifer Jackson was kind enough to provide this and it was super helpful in my coloring.

Left to Right:
Top row: Bulldog, Chihuahua, Boxer, Jack Russell Terrier
Second row: Poodle, Dachshund, Beagle, Basset Hound
Third row: Cocker Spaniel, Yorkshire Terrier, Boston Terrier
Corgi squeezed in between the rows
Bottom row: German Shepherd, Saint Bernard, Pug, Labrador Retriever

This week has been wonderful and I’m always so humbled by the kind comments left for me.  Thank you all for your encouragement and kindness.  And now, one more chance to win!

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

 

 

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Stamps: Company of Cats (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Coastal Cabana (SU – retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Company of Cats

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Happy day 3 of the February Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I have such a treat for you today.  A new stamp set called Company of Cats that you are sure to adore! (If you are looking for my Freshly Made Sketches post for today, just scroll down a bit)

Cats Are Like Potato Chips by Jen Timko | Company of Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI have to admit that I actually did laugh out loud when I read this sentiment for my card.  So many cat people already know how true this is!!  I could not help but think that it would be fun to create a card starting with just one kitty and then revealing the rest.  So a pop-up card was born.  I masked, stamped and colored this cutie with Copics and then added the yellow with Distress Ink.

Cats Are Like Potato Chips - Open by Jen Timko | Company of Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI stamped the whole image again and then colored kitties of every kind.  I fussy cut them out and made a pop up feature.  And then I added the rest of the sentiment.  Isn’t it just perfect??!!!  I love it!

Cats Are Like Potato Chips Closeup by Jen Timko | Company of Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook DesignsWould you like to win the “Company of Cats” 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, February 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Back tomorrow for the last day of our February Release.Supplies:

Stamps: Company of Cats (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Coastal Cabana (SU – retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Bitty Bunnies

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Welcome back for day 2 of the February Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today I have a little cuteness overload for you.  I mean really, who can resist Bitty Bunnies?!

Ear-resistable by Jen Timko | Bitty Bunnies Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Frames and Flags Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Basket Weave Embossing Folder by Stampin' UpI really wanted to put the focus on this sweet little bunny but still have some neutral details to add to the card.  I started by coloring the bunny with my Copics and knew he would be super cute against this notecard (from SU’s Sale-a-bration).  I liked how the envelope had the light brown with speckles so I colored the bunny to coordinate, including the speckles.  I used a new embossing folder with the basket weave which is a nod to an Easter basket but I like that this doesn’t have to be an Easter card.  The Flags and Frames Dies were used for the stitched details and for the banner.  The bunnies, butterflies and flowers in this set all work to give you lovely little scene choices and you are sure to love coloring them.

Make sure you hop over to see all the bunny cards from our amazing DT at NND!  Such inspiration!  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

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

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

Stamps: Bitty Bunnies (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes (SU – Saleabration); Accessories:  Big Shot, Bitty Bunnies Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Frames and Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder (SU – Saleabration), Mini Dimensionals (SU), White Gel Pen

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Newton’s Easter Basket

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Welcome to day 1 of the February Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This month’s reveals are going to wow you, as usual.  Such variety and fun!  Today we have an adorable set called Newton’s Easter Basket (with coordinating dies) along with a new stencil called Cloudy Sky.

Egg-stra Special Day by Jen Timko | Newton's Easter Basket Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Watercolor, Tim Holtz Distress InkI love that we get to start off with our favorite kitty this month!  I chose the image with all the eggs but you are going to love the Newton “bunny” and Newton in the egg too.  Such fun!  I started by using the new Cloudy Sky stencil with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.  I just applied the ink straight from the pad.  A little less precise but that was the look I was going for….just like real clouds!  The embossed areas resist the watercoloring.  I used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers for the sky.  I created the grass using Mowed Lawn and cut the edge with the Land Borders Dies.  Then the real fun started!  I stamped Newton, a few extra eggs and an extra bird.  Using more Distress Inks I chose bright and happy colors and got to coloring.  The coordinating dies make cutting out the elements easy.  I added two extra eggs for dimension and the little bird seemed perfect on Newton’s tail.  I pulled out my white gel pen to add a little more detail to finish.

Isn’t this a great day 1?  Yep, I knew you would think so.  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Easter Basket” 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, February 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th.

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

Stamps: Newton’s Easter Basket (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Versamark; Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Thick Whisper White (SU – card base); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Easter Basket Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cloudy Sky Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder (SU), Silver Paint Brush, Dimensionals (SU)

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Sticking By Me

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Thanks by Jen Timko | Cuppa Cactus Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Cultivated Cactus Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.  I had not pulled out these fun little cacti to color in a while and I thought they might be perfect for a post today.  So Cuppa Cactus it is!

I colored the image using Copics and tried to use colors that had a bit of a southwest feel to them.  I decided that the “sticking by me” sentiment was perfect (from the Cultivated Cacti set).  I took a piece of the Wood Textures DSP (SU) and added some splatters of white craft ink then used a doily to ground the cactus.  I found this ribbon in my stash that matched the blue perfectly that I thought was a fun extra detail.  Finally, I added this sentiment and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

I hope you like this fun card today.  Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Stamp: Cuppa Cactus (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cultivated Cacti (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Versamark; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cuppa Cactus Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Doily (SU), Ribbon (SU retired), Heat Tool, WOW White Embossing Powder

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Newton’s Nook Designs – Sweet Treats Blog Hop

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4th Annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop!  

The Newton’s Nook Designs Team is hopping along today to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

I am thrilled to be a part of this Sweet Treats Blog Hop today courtesy of Newton’s Nook Designs!  I love little treat ideas (and always seem to need one at the last minute!) so this is perfectly timed.

Sweet Treats Hop by Jen Timko for NND | Woodland Duos Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Darling Hearts Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsI have created little peat pot containers before but something about using them for Valentine’s Day seemed perfect for me this year.  They are super economical so I just get a package and have them on hand.  I used some floral wire to create a handle but you could totally go without one too.

Sweet Treats Hop Tag by Jen Timko | Woodland Duos Stamp and Darling Hearts Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsTo create this cute little tag, I stamped the heart woodgrain heart from the Woodland Duos Stamp Set with Berry Burst ink (SU) and then cut it out with the coordinating Darling Hearts Dies.  The “love” comes from the same die set and is so pretty in this berry pink.  To keep it from being too “girly”, I used corrugated kraft paper for the tag.  I like how it works with the peat pot too.  I tied the tag onto the handle with some Berry Burst ribbon.  The joy of this….easy to do in an assembly line for a class or for friends and family!

Sweet Treats Hop Top View by Jen Timko To fill, all I did was find some candy in a coordinating colors (yeah, I know, shopping with a paper swatch…I’m sure people thought I was a little off).  These happen to be chocolate and peanut butter.  I barely kept enough for my pictures before my boys were devouring them!!  I added some of the berry shredded paper as a final touch.

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $20 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 5th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 6th.

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

 

Stamp: Woodland Duos (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Berry Burst (SU); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Corrugated Kraft (SU ret); Accessories:  Big Shot, Darling Hearts Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Berry Burst Ribbon (SU), Peat Pot, Floral Wire, Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Newton’s Sweetheart

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Welcome back for our last day of the January  Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I know you have been waiting to see him and here he is!  Newton!  And his sweetheart!!  Did you know he had one??

All Nine Lives by Jen Timko | Newton's Sweetheart Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color MarkersThis Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set could not be cuter!  I love the sweet images and the wonderful sentiment choices too.  When I asked if the sweetheart had a name, I was told no so I am officially petitioning to name her Kate.  I might be biased.  But let’s face it, orange tabby kitties are so cute when paired with little calico girls, aren’t they??  From the mom point of view, I love the idea of Kate finding a nice fellow from a good family who has a solid “in” with a company.  When the company is named after him, all the better!!  The long distance relationship might become an issue but we’ll get to that problem later, haha!!

After I colored this cute pair using my Zig Clean Color Markers, I thought they might look great with some woodgrain and kraft texture behind them.  I used two of the prints from the Wood Textures paper pack and then added a heart cut from Corrugate Kraft cut with the Darling Hearts die.  I love this sentiment for Valentine’s but also for anniversaries!  So another amazing release is revealed and the shopping starts tomorrow.  But one more time, a chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Sweetheart” 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.  I have had such fun creating for you and am so appreciative of your kind words and support!Supplies:

Stamp: Newton’s Sweetheart (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Wood Textures DSP (SU), Kraft Corrugated Card Stock (SU ret); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Sweetheart Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Darling Hearts Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Deer Friend

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Welcome back for day 3 of the January  Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  It is also Freshly Made Sketches day so I created a card featuring the sketch with today’s stamp set, Deer Friend.

Such a Deer, FMS320 by Jen Timko | Deer Friend Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring These little deer images are darling and I love the coordinating sentiments, don’t you?!  I colored my deer with Copic markers and then went a little crazy coloring leaves and flowers to go with it.  I loved the layered shape option in the sketch so I chose stitched circles…one in white and one with vellum.  To add a little more detail but still keep focus on the images, I embossed my white base with a woodgrain texture.  I consider this time of year thank you note season so this sentiment was a natural.

On a Freshly Made Sketches note, I want to make sure you saw that the incredible Teresa Kline is joining us as a guest designer so make sure you stop in to welcome her.  The whole team has done beautiful work with the lovely Kim Singdahlsen‘s sketch.

Now back to this Newton’s day…   I hope you are enjoying this week of reveals as much as I am.  Tomorrow is our last day and you know who will be coming!!  Until then, here is your chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Deer Friend” 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 the last of the release.
Supplies:

Stamp: Deer Friend (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Vellum (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Deer Friend Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (SU)

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