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Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – All Aboard for Christmas and Sentiments of the Season

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Welcome to day 1 of the Holiday Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I love holiday cards.  Love them!  They are some of my favorites to make and this week’s release is full of amazing products to use.  I can hardly wait for you to see everything!  We are starting off with two stamp sets and two stencils.  Yes, I said starting off.  Oh wow!!

Holiday Cheer by Jen Timko | All Aboard for Christmas Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringThe first set I get to show you today is called All Aboard For Christmas.   It honestly does not get cuter than this!  I just love how these little train cards can be mixed with the adorable contents to create fun combinations.  I chose Santa’s train and then filled the cars with Newton and his reindeer friend.  At first I was only going to do one car but I just could not stop coloring.  So instead, I made a card that is 6″ x 4″ to accommodate the larger train.  I chose my colors based on this designer paper from Stampin’ Up in classic Christmas colors so that I could make a coordinating envelope with my Envelope Punch Board for this non-standard card.  And I didn’t have to leave off anything!  Want to see the coloring closer?

All Aboard Close Up by Jen Timko | All Aboard for Christmas Stamp Set and Dies by Newton' Nook Designs, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringIf you love to color like I do, this is going to be a must have set.  But this is only the beginning of the release.  Because there is a fantastic sentiment set called Sentiments of the Season that is full of perfect outside and inside words for all your holiday cards.  I am a sentiment hoarder (especially holiday ones) and this set made me jump for joy!

Merry Christmas by Jen Timko | Sentiments of the Season Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Snowfall Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Nuvo Gilding Flakes, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Gilding TutorialJust look at that pretty handwritten style on the Merry Christmas.  Awesome!  And the snowflakes, why yes you do spy one of the two new stencils.  It is called Snowfall and it is great, don’t you think?  I really wanted to show off the details of this stencil so I played around with a new to me product called Nuvo Gilding Flakes.  They are pretty fun and I found that I could use them with my Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive.  Super exciting for me to figure that out!!  Want to see how I did it?  I made a short video.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed it using gold embossing powder and I love how the two gold techniques coordinate.  There is such a pretty patina that comes from the gilding flakes and I think they really show off all the details of the stencil.  There is an additional stencil that is amazing for the holidays too.  With all the ways stencils can be used, they are such a great investment!

So wow.  This is day 1.  I told you it was going to be quite a week, didn’t I?!  I hope you’ll go visit the rest of the design team because their work today is extraordinary!  Oh, and of course you have a chance to win.  Because Newton’s Nook Designs is awesome like that!

Would you like to win the “All Aboard for Christmas” or the “Sentiments of the Season” 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, October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.

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

Stamps: All Aboard for Christmas (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sentiments of the Season (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Versamark; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Night of Navy (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, All Aboard for Christmas Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Border Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snowfall Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Envelope Punch Board

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Freshly Made Sketches #308

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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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Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – Newton’s Costume Party

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Welcome to the last day of the September release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I know you have been waiting for it so here it is…NEWTON!  In costumes!  Oh my goodness, this set could not be even a little cuter!

Trick or Treat by Jen Timko | Newton's Costume Party Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringSeriously…if you love Halloween, you will just fall in love with this set.  An adorable Newton with costumes of all kinds.  The hardest part for today’s post was choosing which one to start with!  I thought that the little bee was hilarious (and I always think little kids dressed like bees are too sweet for words).  Jen and Jeff have made this set perfect for quick cards too.  All you have to do is stamp and cut out the images.  Easy layering for fast and fun cards!  I did just that.  I stamped the bee suit and the wings, plus the kitty and cut them out with the matching dies.  I did some quick Copic coloring and then dug through my stash of patterned papers to find some that matched.  I thought this yellow striped paper was perfect behind my little kitty bee.  Oh, and take a closer look a the coloring.

Trick or Treat Close Up by Jen Timko | Newton's Costume Party Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring, Wink of StellaI added a little bit of Wink of Stella to the wings.  Because every bee needs shimmery wings, don’t you think?  Now I get to play with the rest of the costumes.  You are sure to want to do the same!  And now for the part you always love!!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Costume Party” 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, September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Your comments always make me so happy and your enthusiasm for NND is contagious!  All of this week’s release will be available tomorrow!
Stamp: Newton’s Costume Party (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Designer Paper (SU Retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Costume Party (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (SU), Wink of Stella Clear

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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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Freshly Made Sketches #301

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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 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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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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Freshly Made Sketches #298

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FMS298 by Jen Timko | Be Merry Stamp Set and Dies by WPlus9, Copic ColoringHello friends!!  Sorry about the long break.  Pesky work and fun summer activities have gotten in the way over the last couple of weeks and I haven’t had any real time in the stamp room.  GASP!!!  So what to do when presented with a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches?  When it is a million degrees outside in July?  Create the first Christmas card of the year, of course!  I love this sketch by the witty and fabulous Linda Callahan.

As soon as I saw this one, I started pondering a meandering group of images on the diagonal.  Somehow, these pretty little leaves and flowers practically jumped out of the stamp collection and a Christmas card was born.  I stamped the images from WPlus9’s Be Merry in Momento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers using traditional colors.  Something about the pops of red and green against the white base really made me happy.  I confess that the sentiments in this stamp set are what drew me in and I LOVE this one.

Well, I’m back to my previously scheduled chaos.  On the agenda today….back to school clothes shopping.  For a rising high schooler and a rising middle schooler.  Pray for me.  *smile*  Make sure you check out the inspiration from the team and I can’t wait to see how you interpret this sketch!  Have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Be Merry (WPlus9); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Big Shot, Be Merry Dies (WPlus9)), Mini Dimensionals, Misti

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration – Day 2

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Are you ready for another day of celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs?  Yesterday was quite the reveal, don’t you think?!  Well, today you get to see two more stamp sets!  It keeps getting better!

Can I Stow Away by Jen Timko | Stowaway Newton Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring, Pawprints Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsThe first stamp I am going to show you is called Stowaway Newton.  Now I don’t know about you, but I know a certain cat (a calico who shall remain nameless, haha) who likes to pack herself in my bag.  And when I come home from trips, if I keep the bag closed she simply sleeps on top of it.  So when I saw this set, I fell in love.  I created the luggage I wish I could carry around airports by coloring with Copic Markers.  Behind the image, I used the new Pawprints Stencil and some Distress Ink.  This stencil is going to become a go-to with all my Newton stamps!  The sweet little sentiments in the set are fabulous and I stamped this one with Versafine Onyx Black.  I added a little bit of washi tape along the edge to finish this bright, happy card.

Cheers by Jen Timko | Cocktail Mixer Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress InksApparently bright and happy was on my mind for today’s release cards because I chose a similar palette for this great set called Cocktail Mixer.  I played around with my Distress Inks to created this pair of tropical drinks.  Don’t they look tasty?!  And what better sentiment than the one from the coordinating die set!  I cut the sentiment from Bristol Smooth paper and then colored it using the same inks as the drinks.  Kind of a tropical rainbow!  Then I did the same rainbow effect for the side border.  This is such an easy technique but it creates such a wow effect.

 

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 3 of this great celebration and I also have a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches where I’ll be the sketch hostess.  See you then!
Stamps: Stowaway Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cocktail Mixer (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Thick Whisper White(SU); Accessories:  Pawprints Stencil, Big Shot, Stowaway Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Washi Tape (SU retired)

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