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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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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Newton’s Happy Mail

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Welcome back for the last day of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today is a great day for all of you who are fans of the sweet Newton!  I just adore this little kitty and I’m sure you will too.  You can see more information over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!

Special Delivery by Jen Timko | Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook #newtonsnookI have to admit that I pretty much jumped up and down the second I saw this set!  This really is some seriously happy mail!!  Not only do I love the main image of Newton but I adore the sentiment and the sweet little paw print!  I decided that my little kitty would be sending out some Valentine happy mail.  Using Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, I stamped in black ink and colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I love how you can blend them to create perfect shading on the kitty!  I colored the top of the mailbox a second time so that I could pop it up to give extra dimension.

Special Delivery by Jen Timko | Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook #newtonsnookHere is a closeup so you can see it a little better.  It gives the look of Newton really coming out of the mailbox!  You know that stuff you always hold on to in your crafty stash “just in case”.  Well, glad I did.  I found some mini silver brads that I attached at the base of the flag which was the perfect finishing touch.  I created a coordinating envelope and colored the little paw print to match the mailbox and added the perfect sentiment from the set.  This was just so fun to create!

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

 

Thanks you for stopping back in today.  Today is the last day for the release reveals and all of the release sets will be available tomorrow (January 20th).  The design team has done such a fabulous job of showing these new sets and I hope you have liked our projects!  Newton's Happy Mail - Newton's Nook DesignsStamp: Newton’s Happy Mail (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Pop of Pink DSP (SU), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, Bermuda Bay(SU); Accessories:  Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals, Mini Brads (SU ret), Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp)

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Pug Hugs

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Welcome back for Day 3 of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs.  Dog lovers, today is your day!  Especially all of you who are owned by pugs.  The adorable Pug Hugs is going to make you so happy!  You can see more information over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!

Birthday Pug by Jen Timko | Pug Hugs Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookThese little pug images are just too cute and I just love the accessories that go with them.  I chose to do a little bit of masking to put the birthday hat on the pug.  I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and then colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers using some of the grays and added orange to his hat.  I’m forever needing cards that are more appropriate for boys and I love that this set could be for anyone on your list.  Once colored, I cut the image out using a stitched circle die and then I added in this orange polka dot banner and stamped the sentiment right onto the card base.  It still needed a little something so I added Baker’s Twine to coordinate with the base.

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

 

Thanks you for stopping back in today.  Since Wednesday is also Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept day, please see my first post to see my creation for them.  Tomorrow will be Day 4 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!Stamp: Pug Hugs (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Polka Dots DSP (SU ret), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, Bermuda Bay(SU); Accessories:  Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals. Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine (SU), Big Shot, Stitched Circle (Lil’ Inker Designs)

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love & Chocolate

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Welcome back for Day 2 of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today we have a set that all of you with a sweet tooth are sure to love.  And even if you don’t love candy, I know you will have a great time coloring these little treats from the darling set called Love & Chocolate!  You can see more information over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!

You Make Life Sweeter Card by Jen Timko | Love & Chocolate Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookNow I will warn you…do not even think about starting to work with this set on an empty stomach.  I can tell you that the more I colored, the more I wanted chocolate!  Although in fairness, I generally will be happy to have chocolate when I’m stamping (or any time)!  I had such fun deciding what ‘flavors’ to make each little treat.  A dark chocolate, a little milk chocolate, some white chocolate thrown in for good measure and then that lovely macaron!  I have a list at the end of my supply list with the specific Copic Markers that I used.  After getting all the treats colored it was quick work to cut out the images with the coordinating Love & Chocolate Dies.  All I had to do was stack them on the little platter for presentation.  I picked a sentiment from the set and stamped onto the DSP.  In a nod to bakeries that have pretty doilies for their goodies, I added one under the platter and tied on some baker’s twine.

Would you like to win the “Love & Chocolate” 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 January 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

 

 

Thanks you for stopping back in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 3 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!Stamp: Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  All is Calm DSP (SU ret), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Love & Chocolate Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Doily (SU ret), Dimensionals. Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (SU)

Copics:  Chocolate – E31, E33, E35, E57, E59;  White Chocolate – E50, E51 with RV02, RV04 accents; Macaron – Y11, Y21, Y17, Y06, YR68; Treat Wrappers – Y00, Y11, Y06, RV00, RV02, RV21; Platter – BG11, BG13, BG15

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Woodland Duos

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Today is the day I’ve been waiting for!  It is the first day of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs and I finally get to share with you some of what I have been working on.  Today the design team is showing you the set called Woodland Duos and it is simply wonderful.  The adorable images are designed to coordinate with the existing Darling Hearts Dies.  You can see all the information about this set over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!

Woodland Duos Owl Card by Jen Timko | Woodland Duos Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookI thought the two little owls just called out to be colored so I started with them.  In my first go at coloring, I chose actual owl colors but somehoww I felt like I needed to brighten them up.  So brighten is what I did!  Using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, I chose greens to color first and I thought it showed the fun art well.  So I continued with oranges and yellows!  I am super happy with the whimsical feel.  I used the big heart from the dies set to cut out the image and then added a panel of coordinating DSP.  For the sentiment, I used the dies again and cut out ‘love’ three times from my card stock.   I layered them together to get a nice dimensional feel.  Finally some little sequins to match the image.

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

 

So glad you stopped through today.  I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 2 of Release Week.  I hope you have a great day!

Stamp: Woodland Duos (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink,  Zig Clean Color Real Bush Markers; Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Print Poetry DSP (SU ret), Thick Whisper White (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Darling Hearts Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh, SU), Zig BrusH20, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #270

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Glad to see you on this lovely Wednesday!  At least I hope it is lovely where you are.  Just like in yesterday’s post, I am working to resist the winter weather with another pretty spring image.  This time I’m using this awesome sketch by the incredible Kim Singdahlsen.  Something about this sketch really spoke to me and it is going right into my “use again soon” favorites.

Last week I showed you a card with one of my gifts from Santa and this gorgeous Mondo Hydrangea was in the same package.  I think Santa has my number when it comes to picking stamps!  I had to admit that stamping cards like this with aligned images used to put me off because I knew they would never be quite aligned.  No more!  The Misti tool makes short work of this and the line up is perfect every time!  I stamped onto SU Shimmery White paper using WPlus9 Black Dye Ink for the base.  Then laid the little piece of DSP down and stamped again.  I figured out the spacing for the top layer, moved the others out of the way and stamped one more time onto Shimmery White.  While the Shimmery White paper is not true watercolor paper, it does watercolor nicely if you don’t need to add lots of color (or water).  I love it for effects like this.  And the added bonus is the subtle sparkle!  I used Light Blue and Peacock Blue Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and my Zig BrusH2O for a quick coloring of the rectangle part of the flower.  A little bit of Light Green and Yellow for the stems and centers.  I thought the sentiment from yesterday’s card was perfect for this one too so I used the Happy Little Thoughts set from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black to keep it crisp and clear.  I popped the colored panel up on Dimensionals for a little more wow and then added some of my hoarded beloved sequins from the SU Watercolor Wishes set.  They really are just the right colors!

I do hope that you will enjoy this sketch as much as I did.  Now I have to admit that as I just added the sketch in to my blog writeup, I realized that my sentiment is in the wrong place.  Sigh.  My computer issues have addled my brain.  Good thing the team has exceeded their normally fabulous creative work!  Yes, I am still facing computer issues so I’ll be a bit quiet still this week (it has gone in to the professional Apple people to see what they can do….perhaps a graphics driver) but I’m working busily in my stamp room creating projects for the upcoming Newton’s Nook Designs January release.  I can’t wait to share!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Stamp:  Mondo Hydrangea (Ellen Hutson), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs)Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Real Bush Markers; Paper:  Shimmery White (SU); Accessories: Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Watercolor Wishes Kit – SU), Zig BrusH20, Dimensionals

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Celebrate Today Wreath – Newton’s Nook Designs

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I know that many of you in the US are feeling the effects of winter weather.  I definitely am!  My trip last week was full of snowy walk arounds, de-icing and really cold temperatures.  So naturally, I found refuge in my stamp room and started thinking about spring.  I’m so thrilled to share my first project as a design team member for Newton’s Nook Designs!

I suspect that you can see exactly why I was drawn to this beautiful wreath from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set!  I just love the pretty little flowers and I chose this coordinating sentiment from the set too.  It is meant to fit perfectly inside the wreath.  I inked the wreath and sentiment with Versamark ink and stamped on Ranger Watercolor Paper.  Then I heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I colored the background and the wreath using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Broken China.  It takes a little patience when you start since it is white embossing on white paper but just take your time.  Totally worth it!  I did a light layer of the blue (Broken China) around the edges of the wreath to start and then filled in the flowers and leaves a bit at a time.  You will have to layer the colors to get them like you want them.  Once I had the coloring right, I cut the image down using a Stitched Rectangles Die and added some sequins in coordinating colors.  As a final pop of color, I layered the image on this pretty DSP print from Pop of Pink (SU).

Coloring this definitely helped me chase away the winter blahs!  I hope that you find a little bit of spring happiness today no matter what the weather is outside!  Thanks for stopping in today.  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  See you then!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper: Ranger White Watercolor, Pop of Pink DSP (SU); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh and SU), BrusH2O Watercolor Pen, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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Newton’s Nook Design Team!

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As I told you on Wednesday, I have a fun announcement to make!  I am finally able to share with you that I have been selected to be part of the Newton’s Nook Design Team.  This is such a tremendous opportunity and I’m thrilled to be joining an amazing group of designers!  Take a look!
I know you will be as excited as me when you go check out their blogs!  If you don’t already know about Newton’s Nook Designs, please take a minute to hop over to the Newton’s Nook Blog where you can read more.  There is a link to the online store there too!  You might want to start making a list for your post holiday shopping…..just saying!

I can’t wait to start sharing my creations with this fantastic products line!  You can expect to start seeing projects in January.  Now that the “cat is out of the bag” so to speak, you can be sure I’ll be stamping away over the holidays to get ready!  I hope that you all have a very happy holiday season.  Thanks for stopping in today and I look forward to seeing you soon!

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