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Freshly Made Sketches #308

Freshly Made Sketches #308 published on 13 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #308

FMS308 by Jen Timko | Poinsettia Stamp by Simon Says Stamp, Be Merry Stamp and Dies by WPlus9, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringI am so happy to be able to share another great sketch with you today! The amazing Rita Wright is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches and she has one that will be fun for lots of interpretations.  Rita always has the most incredible coloring and that inspired me to pull out my Copics for today.

I love this Poinsettia stamp from Simon Says Stamp and I wanted to try to make it a white version.  (Red would have been pretty for this card too.)  Coloring white is always hard so I played around to see if I could do it.  On the flower I started with my light Toner Gray markers (T0, T2).  While I liked the look, I decided that I needed a little more color to make the flower look realistic.  So I added in a little bit of G20.  I think over all it turned out pretty.  The leaves from the set set were colored with a combination of green markers (G20, G24, YG61, YG17, YG67).  To add just a little more color to the card, I used this pretty Be Merry DSP from Stampin’ Up.  Love those speckles on the paper!  The sentiment and banner are from the Be Merry Stamp Set and Dies from WPlus9.  Finally, I thought I needed a little “something”, so I added some pearls to mimic the patten on the paper.

I have been busily stamping this week and getting ready to a new release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  You can expect lots of fun next week!  Until then, I hope you have a good week.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Poinsettia (Simon Says Stamp), Be Merry (WPlus9); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Be Merry Dies (WPlus9), Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Basic Pearls (SU)

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Autumn in Gray

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Autumn in Gray by Jen Timko | Shades of Autumn Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.  I’m fully into all things fall at this point and, apparently, obsessed with leaves.  Shades of Autumn was a natural for me to grab for today’s project.

I wanted to go with a monochromatic look but with something a little less expected.  So I pulled out my Fog Gray paper from Simon Says Stamp and used the Falling Leaves Stencil with the new Embossing Paste from Stampin’ Up.  I love the look of the leaves on the soft gray!  The leaf from the stamp set was stamped in Smoky Slate (SU) and the veining of the leaf image shows up so beautifully!!  I added a sentiment from the set.  A great go-to sentiment!!  Many time when I use grays, I’m drawn to use the Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and they work perfectly here.

I hope you like my card for today.  With all that is happening in the world, make sure you take time to give thanks for the many people who mean so much to you.  Glad you stopped in to see me.  Hope to see you again soon!

Stamp: Shades of Autumn (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Smoky Slate, Verafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Fog Gray (SSS); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, Sparklin Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals

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STAMPtember – Loads of Thanks

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We are in the middle of the Newton’s Nook Designs release week so what better time to share the newest STAMPtember set from Simon Says Stamp?!!  Yes, today we celebrate the collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and Newton’s Nook Designs so you have to know how happy that makes me!  Two fabulous companies!Fall Thanks by Jen Timko | Loads of Thanks Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp and Newton's Nook Designs, STAMPtember, Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Chameleon Color Tops, Chameleon Pens

This sweet stamp set comes with our little dog friend pushing a wheel barrow and LOTS of options for filling it.  I thought it would be fun to add in the bunny and leaves, which gave me the perfect excuse to use the new Falling Leaves Stencil that NND revealed yesterday (and available on Friday, Sept. 15th).  I stamped the bunny and then masked to add the wheelbarrow in a way that makes the leaves kind of spill over.  Isn’t it cute?!  Then, using my Chameleon Pens and Color Tops, I colored the images.  I love how I can get a real fall leaf feel with the shading from these Color Tops!  I wanted the focus to stay on the image but the embossing paste with the stencil adds just the right amount of interest behind our little friends.  Gotta say, these are a perfect go-together.  Remember, this STAMPtember release is only available directly from Simon Says Stamp (and conveniently enough, they will have the new stencil a SSS on Friday once it goes “live”).  If all that wasn’t enough, there is a matching die set for the images too.  Good luck holding onto your paycheck!  STAMPtember is fun time of year but oh so dangerous for the budget!  *smile*Thanks for stopping in to see my take on the new release.  Make sure you go over to the Simon blog to see all the inspiration there.  See you back in a little while for Day 2 of the NND September release.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Loads of Thanks – STAMPtember (Simon Says Stamp/Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Falling Leaves Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Embossing Paste (SU), Stitched Circles Dies (Lil’ Inker), Misti, Sequins (Paper Pumpkin, Studio Katia)

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Freshly Made Sketches #301

Freshly Made Sketches #301 published on 9 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #301

FMS301 by Jen Timko | Poinsettia Stamp by Simon Says Stamp, O Christmas Tree Stamp by Concord and 9th, Copic ColoringThis is my first post for today (my second, for the August release from NND will be up shortly following).  After an amazing week of inspiration and celebration from Freshly Made Sketches, we are on our way to the next 300 sketches this week.  The sketch hostess is our lovely friend Jen Brum and she has a unique angled sketch for us this week.  I’m in love!!

I chose to make another Christmas card since I’m starting to get the holiday card making buzz.  What better image than this beautiful flower from the Poinsettia stamp by Simon Says Stamp?  I’m taking another Copic coloring class this Friday (YAY!!!) and I thought I should probably put in a little practice before going.  So out came my reds and off to coloring I went.  I added in some leaves from the set for another pop of color and then made the rest using Vanilla and Black. Yes, Vanilla.  Because Stampin’ Up has a new Thick Vanilla card stock that is amazing!!!!  And it works beautifully for Copic coloring!!  I chose this sentiment from Concord and 9th since I thought it was a nice fit on the angle and then added some sequins in black.  This patterned paper is retired from Stampin’ Up (I have huge stash of black and vanilla papers that I think will finally get the love they deserve!).

I hope you have a great time with this sketch!  The team has provided their always spectacular inspiration so check out their work!  Thanks so much for stopping in.  So glad to see you!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Poinsettia (Simon Says Stamp), O Christmas Tree (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla(SU), Basic Black (SU), Typeset Specialty DSP (SU Retired); Ink:  , Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Metallic Sequins (SU), Misti

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Terrific Terriers

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It is that wonderful time of the month when we get a new release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This week’s release is absolutely full of fun and we get to start this week with some sweet terriers.

Pawsome by Jen Timko | Terrific Terriers Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsThe set is called Terrific Terriers to be exact and I know so many people with dogs that will be thrilled to see their friends in a stamp.  Isn’t his face just adorable??

I started with a sketch from CASe this Sketch and used the paw print from this set and one from another upcoming set (consider this a sneak peek) to create the vertical element for the sketch.  This is super easy with a Misti to make sure the alignment is perfect.  Then I colored my terrier with Zig gray markers.  My neighbor has the sweetest little boy who has some terrier in him (and maybe some other breeds too) so Murray was my inspiration for this card.  And oh, that sentiment.  I just love this one to go with all my Newtons!  As you hop along, just remember that you can get the set for free!

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

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 2 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Terrific Terriers (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color; Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Real Red (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Terrific Terriers Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh, Studio Katia, SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Be Colorful

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Be Colorful by Jen Timko | Beautiful Plumage Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring, Distress Ink, Stitched Shapes Dies by Stampin' UpI’m up today over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and I want to share all the details with you here.  My project focuses on the Beautiful Plumage stamp and coordinating dies.

When I first showed you this set in release week, I focused on one of the pretty peacock images.  I thought for today, I could show you a way to use the little feathers and also show off this fabulous sentiment from the set.  I stamped the feathers in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic Markers.  I just played with colors that I thought you’d find on actual peacock feathers and these were fun to blend together.  The dies make short work of cutting out the detailed images!  I took some Thick Whisper White card stock and applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers (of course!) and then cut out a stitched oval.  I stamped on this sentiment which I think is really awesome for so many people.  I LOVE people who have lots of color and character, don’t you?  One of my boys saw this and claimed it as a card for his birthday.  Maybe that is a good sign for a teenager.  Because to me, being colorful is also embracing being unique.

Because Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge is showcasing Newton’s Nook Designs with an Anything Goes challenge, I’ll be linking this in there as well.  Thanks so much for stopping in to visit.  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Wishing you a colorful day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Beautiful Plumage (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers), Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Beautiful Plumage Dies, Stitched Shaped Thinlits (SU), Share Kindess Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #285

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FMS285 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Ride by Simon Says Stamp, You've Got This by Stampin' Up, Copic Coloring, BicycleHow did a week already pass?  Welcome back for another Wednesday and a great challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is the lovely Amy O’Neill, queen of beautiful color combinations, and she has a great sketch for us.

I had this bicycle stamp (Beautiful Ride from Simon Says Stamp) out because my youngest son was working on a Peeps diorama.  Let’s face it, crafty tools make dioramas a little more tolerable.  He had to choose a country in Europe that they are studying and create a scene.  He opted for the Tour de France aka Le Tour de Peeps.  The bike images and dies were particularly handy! Tour de Peeps | Beautiful Ride stamp by Simon Says StampSince the stamp was out on my desk, it seemed like the perfect fit for my card.  I colored it with Copic markers and then added some of the accessory images.  The background comes from a SU set called You’ve Got This and I love the fun scribbled look to it.  I stamped it using some Distress Ink after stamping off some.  The sentiment is from the bike set.

I’m linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge since they have an “Anything Goes” theme this week.  Also, they are featuring Newton’s Nook Designs so you can bet I’ll be playing again this week!

I hope you have fun with this one.  As always the team has such a variety of projects and you are sure to be inspired.  Hope you have a great day!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Beautiful Ride (Simon Says Stamp), You’ve Got This (SU) ; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers, Mustard Seed Distress Ink; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon; Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Ride Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Beautiful Plumage

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Happy Monday to you!  Today is the start of release week for the April release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This release is so perfect for spring and you are going to love it!

Beautiful Peacock by Jen Timko | Beautiful Plumage Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring on VellumThis new set is a really lovely start to the April offerings, don’t you think?  The swirl images are always so pretty and the peacocks are fabulous!  The sentiments that go with this set are also ones you are sure to love.

I decided to emboss the image with gold onto vellum and I love the effect.  Using Copic markers, I colored on the back of the stamped image to create the color variances in his feathers.  This technique is very forgiving and fun to do.  Here is a closeup so you can see him a little better.Beautiful Plumage closeup by Jen Timko | Newton's Nook DesignsI added another vellum panel over the card base.  Using the coordinating die cuts for the set, the peacock is super easy to cut out.  To help him stand out more, he is up on a stitched circle and I added some gold thread behind him.  I know you will love all that the design team has to show you and here is your chance to get the set for free!

Would you like to win the “Beautiful Plumage” 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 2 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Beautiful Plumage (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versamark, Copic Markers; Paper:  Surf Blue (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU), Vellum (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Plumage Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Gold Thread, Gold Sequins (SU and Pretty Pink Posh)

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Lesley’s Baby Girl Celebration Blog Hop

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If you have been around stamping for a while, you are sure to know the lovely Lesley Croghan.  She is personally responsible for some of the most successful and fun challenges!  But beyond that, she has encouraged stampers to join her design teams and to play along with all kinds of inspiring ideas, making our stamping world a happier place.  I know that I personally can never truly pay Lesley back for the joy, friends and confidence I have due to one little contact.  The day she asked me to join the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team is one that I can mark as one of those days that changes your life in a meaningful way.  At the time, I squealed and jumped around like a fool because I was so excited to be asked to join such an amazing group of stampers.  Little did I know that I would also make some of the most incredible friends and find a support network that makes me a better person….and enables more that I can even admit to!!  *smile*

So Lesley, thank you!  For you and Corey, I am so very happy for this new little girl to arrive and she will have more stamping “aunties” than she can even imagine!Hello Baby Croghan by Jen Timko | Moon Baby Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color Pens, Watercolor

I created this card using the Moon Baby stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  I think these little images are too cute and they seemed perfect for Lesley’s little girl.  The nursery colors are Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and White.  I took a little bit of liberty and added some pale yellow to help the colors pop but tried hard to stick to this fabulous combination.  I colored the images with my Zig Clean Color Markers and used some Distress Ink in the background.  After coloring, I cut out the image panel with Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered another stitched oval cut from Thick Whisper White.  I added some retired coral ribbon (SU SAB) and put the whole thing on some Lemon Card Stock (SSS).

Now you need to check out all the marvelously talented stampers who feel just the same way I do about Lesley.  We have a whole hop going on and you can find the link to all of us here:  It’s A Girl Blog Hop for Li’l Miss Croghan

Many of us sent our cards to the hop coordinator, Lori Turner, who bundled everything up and sent it to Lesley and Corey.  They get to open it this morning (Saturday) and I hope it brings much joy and happiness!!  Thanks for hopping through today.  I hope you enjoy sharing in the love and appreciation we have for Lesley!  Have a great weekend.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Moon Baby; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Pens, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor, Thick Whisper White, Lemon Card Stock (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Ribbon (SU Retired), Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Newton’s Rainy Day

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I can’t believe that it is already the last day of the March release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today’s set will be an instant classic for all you Newton fans.  This one just has my heart!

Rain or Shine by Jen Timko | Newton's Rainy Day Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sky Borders Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI feel like acts of kindness are such an important part of our stamping community and this image just embodies that attitude!  Little Newton helping his friend makes me happy.

I stamped the image plus a bunch of the rain drops using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Thick Whisper White card stock and then colored using Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Then I just started coloring away.  I debated making the umbrella rainbow colors (which would be totally adorable, by the way) but after creating a green panel, I just kept going with the green.  I cut our pair out with the coordinating dies and did the same with the raindrop trios.  Having those popped up for dimension is a small detail that makes all the difference.  Love that they have a die for it!  I created a corner cloud by using the Sky Borders die on an angle and then cutting a second time with a stitched rectangle.  I used a base in the same colors as the rain and puddles and then chose this fun yellow envelope to match our duck.  I hope this will brighten someone’s day.  It will be in the mail soon since I created it with a special someone in mind.  Now make sure you get to hopping around because I know you want a chance to win this one!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 

 

Thank you so much for your support of my work and that of the team this week.  We just love sharing these release sets with you.  Tomorrow is the big day when you can get these…we can’t wait to see what your creativity does with them!  I hope you have a great day!

Linking to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Bit O’ Green

Copic Colors:  Newton – T0, T2, T5, T ; Duck – Y00, Y11, Y06, Y17; Umbrella – YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67; Rain/Puddle – BG11, BG13, BG15

Stamp: Newton’s Rainy Day (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Verafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Audrey Blue (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Rainy Day Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sky Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangle Die (Simon Says Stamp), Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals, Lemon Envelope (Simon Says Stamp)

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