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Freshly Made Sketches #276

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FMS276 by Jen Timko | Mon Ami Stamp Set by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps, Zig Clean Color MarkersI hope you are having a great week so far.  After a very busy weekend of soccer, yard work and some other family things, I got just a few minutes to stamp for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Fortunately, the sketch from Amy is super easy to use and totally flexible!

I opted to pull out this pretty little flower from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and did a simple coloring using just the Pink Zig Marker.  Something about the pop from the pink to make an impact!  I cut it out with the coordinating die and then decided to use a Paper Pumpkin sentiment.  It is a great way to lead into the sentiment inside (Thanks, in this case).  I liked the look of the texture from the watercolor paper so I used it for the middle panel as well as for the flower.  I accented it with a narrow border of Melon Mambo and put it all on Basic Gray base.  Some Sparkling Clear sequins (PPP) are the perfect way to finish…I always love these with gray!

Long day at work today so I’m keeping this short.  I will be back on Friday with this month’s Fancy Friday.  Thanks for stopping in today!!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Mon Ami (Cas-ual Fridays), Paper Pumpkin sentiment ; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color 48 Pack, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Basic Gray (SU), Melon Mambo, Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (SSS)

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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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Freshly Made Sketches #273

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Jen Timko - FMS273 | Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Paper Pumpkin Sentiment (Stampin' Up)My favorite stamping day of the week is here!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I’m so excited to share this week’s sketch by coloring genius Karren Johnson.  Her split panel concept is so fun and can lead to so many great ideas!

So I’m hoping that I didn’t stretch too far from the sketch but I really tried to make my watercolor ombré layer into three distinctive sections.  I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create the colors.  I started with a light wash and then went back and layered on more ink.  The heart is really one of the leaves from the Layering Leaves Die Set (Concord & 9th) and I just snipped the stem off to turn it into a heart.  I colored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Wine Red Zig pen and washed it out a bit with water.  Then I die cut with the leaf.  So pretty!  Finally, after some debate, I chose a sentiment.  You see…I need a birthday card for my dear husband and I think this might hit the right masculine note (well, at least it isn’t a flower, haha!).  I love that the Moon Rock ink from Altenew is a nice match to the distress ink on the panel with crisper stamping.  The sentiment itself is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  While the kit is an adorable Valentine’s 3-d set, the sentiments are going to be in your go-to list for a while.  I love this font and this says it all!

I know the gallery will be full of inspiration this week.  The design team has some amazing work already there for you to enjoy.  Hope to see your take on the sketch!  I’ll be back on Saturday with a fun hop that you are going to love.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Paper Pumpkin January ; Ink: Altenew (Moon Rock), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Zig Clean Color 48 Pack (Wine Red); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th)

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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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Freshly Made Sketches #271 and The Card Concept #65

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Jen Timko - Hello Lovely Stamp Set by Concord & 9th - FMS271, CC#65Since it is release week for Newton’s Nook, please bear with me as I combine the two challenges from Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept this week.  The sketch from the kind and amazing Cindy Hall seemed perfect to with the inspiration piece!

I came back to this gorgeous set from Concord & 9th called Hello Lovely because I really, really wanted to use this sentiment for the sketch.  They seemed perfect for each other!  I stamped using Versafine Black ink to ensure a crisp look.  The two words are actually separate stamps and can be used in multiple ways (one of the things that drew me to the set) and then there is the flower.  You may remember the flower from my last card for The Card Concept and it really is a full card size.  But how wonderful that you can use a small portion of it too!  I used the colors from the inspiration piece (orange, pink and gray) and I love how quick it was to create this pretty watercolor look.  The image panel and the base are Shimmery White Card Stock (SU).  This paper really does take ink well and is beautiful with a light coloring hand…nevermind the subtle shimmer which is so pretty in person.  I added a layer of Tangerine Tango and colored some Basic Pearls with a black Sharpie marker to mimc the speckles from the image and add a little more dimension.

I know you have been getting tons of posts from me this week and I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  This is my first post of the day and you will see the next in the January Release from Newton’s Nook Designs in just a bit.  The FMS and Card Concept design teams have created marvelous projects for our challenges this week and I hope you will join us for both.  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, WPlus9 Black Dye, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper: Shimmery White (SU), Tangerine Tango; Accessories:  Misti, Glue Dots, Zig BrusH2O, Basic Pearls, Black Sharpie Marker

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The Card Concept #64

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Welcome back to a new year of challenges from The Card Concept.  I am so happy to share the first one with you!  The inspiration piece is really pretty!

I was inspired by the gold and the flowers in the background plus the sentiment on the note.  I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful stamp set from Santa.  It is called Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th.  I stamped in Versamark and embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I did the same with the sentiment.  I added just a touch of color with my Zig markers to mimic the pink in the flowers.  All I added was a few gold sequins to finish.  I chose the Clean and Graphic style for this week.

I hope you will join us for this one.  I’m sure you will see something in our inspiration that you love!  This is my second post of the day so don’t forget to check out the latest from Freshly Made Sketches too.  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th); Ink: Zig Clean Color Pens, Versamark; Paper: StrathmoreWatercolor Cards; Accessories:  Misti, Glue Dots, Zig BrusH2O, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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The Card Concept #63

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Jen Timko - CC63 - Poinsettia GreetingsToday is a two post Wednesday and this is my first card for the day.  I’m so excited to share the inspiration from The Card Concept for our latest challenge.  As I was looking at the beautiful details of that fireplace, I found that the colors and the patterns started to jump out at me and so an idea was born.

I think this flower from Poinsettia (Simon Says Stamp) is simply wonderful to color.  I used it with Copics last week but decided to try it with Zig Clean Color Markers for this challenge.  I thought the watercolor feel was more in line with the country vibe of the photo.  I stamped the flower using Versafine Onyx Black and then masked it to add the leaf.  The paper is Fabriano Watercolor Paper.  The sentiments from the same stamp set worked perfectly for this so I inked up this combination with Versafine again and used my Misti to make sure my stamping was right.  I always use my Misti when I have colored the image (because…well, you know why).  I used the Wonky Stitched Rectangles Dies to add a bit more detail when I cut the image panel down to size.  Now for the background.  I created a card base using this great pattern from Under the Tree DSP (SU ret).  Yep, the whole card base.  Because the other side (now the inside) is a Kraft pattern with little stars.  I love the result!!  Finally, I pulled some sequins out and started to mix and match. These happen to all be from Paper Pumpkin kits.

Make sure you check my second post for Freshly Made Sketches too.  I am still recovering from our Thanksgiving adventures but the fun was worth all the traveling.  Hope you have a great week!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Poinsettia Stamp and Dies (Simon Says Stamp); Ink: Zig Clean Color Pens, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Fabriano Watercolor, Under the Tree DSP (SU Ret); Accessories:  Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Rectangles Dies (My Favorite Things), Misti, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Zig BrusH2O

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Freshly Made Sketches #261

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fms261-deck-the-hallsToday is Freshly Made Sketches day and I have some fun for you!  They sweet and oh so talented Cindy Hall is our hostess and she has created an instant classic for us to use this week!

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to have a layover in Dallas-Ft. Worth and got to spend a whole day with the lovely Bev Gerard.  She is even nicer in person that she is over at Splitcoaststampers (almost impossible to believe!!).  She and her dear husband came over to whisk me away from a long boring layover hotel and straight into her amazing stamp room.  I sat there in awe and we even did a little bit of stamping.  One of the things I brought home was this stamped image from Merry Mice and I knew I wanted to color him for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I posted a closeup of him yesterday on Instagram and you can see the sparkle in his little sweater and on the ornament!  I used my Zig Clean Color pens for coloring and then added some Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.  The image was stamped on Fabriano Watercolor Paper which happens to be a nice color match for Shimmery White card stock from SU.  So that is what I used as a base.  The sparkle from the Stella is also a nice complement to the shimmer from the base.  I added a Cherry Cobbler layer and a Bermuda Bay embossed layer across the card.  Isn’t this mouse just the cutest???  I love him so much!  If you do too, you are in luck.  He is on sale right now for a 25%  discount!!  It is our lucky day!

fms-final-261-001Just a reminder that this is post 1 of 2 today.  I’m back in a little while with a beautiful inspiration challenge from The Card Concept.  Please make sure you go check out that FMS team’s work this week and let them know how much you appreciate their work!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Merry Mice; Ink: Zig Clean Color Pens, SU Archival Black; Paper: Fabriano Watercolor, Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay; Accessories:  Zig BrusH2O, Big Shot, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (ret), Dimensionals, Wink of StellaSignature 2016 - 1

Strength & Prayers

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Jen Timko - Strength & PrayersBecause I had some time to stamp last week and I needed a card for a friend, it seemed like the perfect time to pull out this gorgeous stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  I think the art on this bird is stunning!!!  The best part of this set??  Less is more.  (I know it shocks you to hear that I’d be drawn to a set like that, haha!)  I stamped the image and the sentiment onto watercolor paper using WPlus9 Black Dye Ink.  Then using a Zig Clean Color Pen in Light Blue I added in a bit of color to the bird.  And a few sequins (some hoarded ones that I LOVE) from the Watercolor Wishes kit that matched perfectly just had to go on too.  I put it on a Soft Sky base and cut the inside sentiment panel to match the layout of the front.

I rarely see a set that simply goes into my shopping cart without question and this was one.  The set of 3 is perfect for sympathy cards but also for inspiration.  Ok…quick post for today.  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Strength & Prayers; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink; Paper: Canson Watercolor, Soft Sky; Accessories:  Misti, Zig BrusH2O, Sequins (Watercolor Wishes Kit), Dimensionals

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