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Fancy Friday – Occasions Catty CASE

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Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things.  Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy!  If you hopped over from my friend Holly Stene, welcome to the next stop.  For April, we have decided to CASE the Occasions Catalog.  Fun, right?

Beauty Blooms by Jen Timko | Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts Stamp by Stampin' Up, Copic Coloring, Tutti-Frutti DSP by Stampin' UpI think CASEing is always a wonderful compliment to the original designer, don’t you?!  But I also think there are some nice basic “rules” that go along with it.  First, whenever possible I feel it is really important to give credit to the original designer if you are posting your card or using it for a class.  I know how happy it makes me to know that I have inspired someone!  I also believe in honoring the work that was done by the original artist.  Even clean and “simple” cards can take a long time to design because finding balance is challenging.  What is simple to copy might have taken hours to get right.  Second, when I am CASEing, I look to change at least three things.  That way the card is true to the inspiration but still has original elements.

For today’s card, I pulled out Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts and stamped onto Thick Whisper White with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  I really love this adorable set and have not given it nearly enough love.  I colored the image using Copic Markers but you could use Stampin’ Blends too.  I thought this fun dotted paper from the Tutti-frutti DSP pack was perfect as a base and then added some retired Pop of Pink DSP behind the image.  The sentiment comes from the stamp set and I attached the banner with a retired clip.

Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog p. 41

Here is my inspiration card from the catalog.  What are my three changes?  Different image and coloring medium, change of designer papers, change of accessory on the banner.  So while my card is clearly a CASE, it has a fresh and original feel to it.  I wish I knew which of the Concept Artists at Stampin’ Up actually designed this card but it is just fabulous!!

I am thrilled to be joining my Fancy Friends this month.  It has been a while and I missed hopping with them.  Next up is the incredible Jennifer Picard.  I know you will love what she is sharing today!!  Thank you for stopping in.  Hope to see you again soon!

You can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

Products used:

Stamp:  Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Tutti-frutti DSP (SU); Accessories:  Mini Paper Clip (SU retired), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #332

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FMS332 by Jen Timko | Jungle Little Stamp by Hello Bluebird, Sketchy Thoughts Stamp by Winnie and Walter, Gotta Have Gingham 6x6 Paper by Lawn FawnI hope that this finds you having a great week!  Here today with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our host this week is the extraordinary Karren Johnson…one of my coloring idols!  She has created a sketch that is sure to be a go-to!!

I thought I’d take a little twist on it and create a split card with this cute Gotta Have Gingham paper (Lawn Fawn) and popped it up leaving the sentiment section recessed.  I had this little lion left over from coloring for last week’s FMS card and knew he’d be perfect for the sketch.  Could not let an image this cute get lost in the pile of “to be used” stuff.  He is from the Jungle Littles set (Hello Bluebird) and I just him for a baby card!  I found just the right sentiment in a set from Winnie and Walter that I got at Stamping Away called Sketchy Thoughts…it is one of those you’ll see a lot from me because the sentiments are really fantastic, really usable and perfectly sized!  I added on a little bit of twine and called this one complete.  I have just the recipient in mind for this one…I’m going to be a great-Aunt in the fall and I’m so excited for my niece and her husband!!

As always, the design team over at FMS has outdone themselves!!  So many fun interpretations of the sketch.  I hope to see you in the gallery this week!  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Jungle Littles (Hello Bluebird), Sketchy Thoughts (Winnie and Walter); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Gotta Have Gingham 6×6 Paper (Lawn Fawn); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Misti, Black Baker’s Twine (SU), Mini Dimensionals

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For Someone Special

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For Someone Special by Jen Timko | Banner in Bloom Stamp Set and Dies by Reverse Confetti, Striped Frame Cover Pane by Reverse Confetti, Copic ColoringWishing you a happy Saturday!  For “spring”, it certainly has not been very bright or warm yet here in Virginia so I thought I should just create a little of my own spring sunshine.  I think this Banner in Bloom stamp set from Reverse Confetti does that perfectly, don’t you?!  I wanted the banner to go with this pretty yellow (Lemon Chiffon from Simon Says Stamp…it is a current favorite for sure!).  I stamped in Momento ink and then used Copics to color two of the images from the set.  They layer up so nicely!!For Someone Special by Jen Timko | Banner in Bloom Stamp Set and Dies by Reverse Confetti, Striped Frame Cover Pane by Reverse Confetti, Copic Coloring

To add a little more interest, I used the Striped Frame Cover Panel and popped up the center layer to allow for more of the yellow to peek out.  So pretty!!  I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) for just a little more shine on the card.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is a celebration of their 9th Birthday!  So, naturally they are having a birthday theme.  I thought this would be a fun way to help them celebrate (and add to my birthday card stash too!).  Hope the weekend is full of sunshine (either for real or in your craft room).  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Banner in Bloom (Reverse Confetti); Paper: Lemon Chiffon (SSS), Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Banner in Bloom Dies (Reverse Confetti), Striped Frame Cover Panel Die (Reverse Confetti), Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #331

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FMS331 by Jen Timko | Jungle Little Stamp Set by Hello Bluebird, Copic ColoringHappy middle of the week to you!!  I hope your week is going well so far.  This great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches from the lovely Cécile Ribon is sure to get you up and stamping!!  I just love all the possibilities on this one.

I have already told you about the amazing gifts I came home with from Stamping Away last month.  Well, one of my favorites was an adorable stamp set from a new company called Hello Bluebird.  I love finding out about new companies and this one is sure to make you smile.  The Jungle Littles stamp set is from their March release and there are tons of sweet images in this set.  I stamped a few of them not knowing which I would choose for the card and then got to coloring with my Copics.  I just knew the vines would be great for the sketch too.  Because the stamps are photopolymer, I was able to change the curve on the vine (the real image has a bit more bend to it) on my MISTI.  Love how you can do that!  Then I took a very practical approach to choosing which images to use…I let my boys choose.  The oldest told me that the tiger was simply a must (after some debate with the youngest because I had also colored the lion).  The tiger finally won out because he belongs in a jungle, apparently.  Who am I to argue?!  Naturally, the monkey had to join him because who can resist a monkey bringing you a flower?  Yep…that is how it rolls some days around here.  Oh, the real back story to how some things get created, haha!  While there are dies for this set, I don’t have them (yet) so I fussy cut the images to be able to pop them up on the card.

I hope you like my take on the sketch today.  And yes, I did realize that my panels are reversed from the sketch…after they were all stamped and colored.  So I hope Cécile won’t mind too much.  You are going to love all that the design team has created this week.  And we have a new guest to introduce for the month of April!!  My Stamping Away table neighbor, the extraordinary Tracey McNeely, has joined our happy band of enablers.  I already loved her work from afar and then when I got to meet her….well, adjectives don’t quite cover how kind, sweet and seriously talented she is.  Stop over and say hi!!

Thanks for stopping in today.  I appreciate you spending a little time with me and I’ll see you again soon.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Jungle Littles (Hello Bluebird); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

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I’m so excited to be able to share with you another card I made for the collaboration this month between My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair.  This is a month long partnership and it gives you lots of opportunities to win!  With two full designs teams (I’m guesting in with My Sweet Petunia), all you have to do is comment on posts where you see this blog hop banner.  You are then entered to win these prizes: two $25 gift certificates to Joy Clair or one MISTI (your choice of original or mini).  Winners will be announced in April on both blogs.

Bloom by Jen Timko | Grow in Faith Stamp by Joy Clair, Christmas Nativity by Joy Clair, MISTI by My Sweet PetuniaI’m continuing on my spring theme today with this sweet little flower set called Grow in Faith.  I just love all the little flowers in the set but thought it would be fun to but them in the watering pail.  There was a bit of masking for this card.  First, I stamped the pail using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I put down my mask over the pail.  I pulled this wooden image from the Christmas Nativity set (part of a stable) to create a table for the flowers.  With mask safely in place, I stamped the first (top) board, then I masked that and stamped the second one.  The MISTI takes away all the fear on making mistakes…and no starting over if there is incomplete stamping!  I do find that on masking projects I always need to stamp twice.  Once those were done, I stamped the flowers (with the pail mask still in place).  Notice that I had cut the little top part off the pail mask so that the flower appear to be in the pail.

So after all that was done, I pulled off all the masks and YAY!!  There is always a bit of a moment of holding your breath with masking…at least for me.  I stamped the sentiment and then colored the images using Copic markers.  Such a sweet little card!

Make sure you go over to the  Joy Clair and My Sweet Petunia blogs to see what other inspiration they have for you.  And don’t forget to leave your comments for a chance to win!

Supplies (affiliate links may be included):

Stamp: Grow in Faith(Joy Clair), Christmas Nativity (Joy Clair); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Elegant Eggplant (SU), Daffodil Delight (SU); Accessories:  Original MISTI, Copic Markers, Masking Paper (SSS)

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Newton’s Birthday Balloons

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Welcome back for day 3 of the March Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Wednesdays in release week are doubly good since I get a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches too!  AND….we get to introduce a new Newton…Newton’s Birthday Balloons.

Wish by Jen Timko | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Bubbly Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI colored up my little kitty with Copic markers and gave him some balloons in fun colors.  It looks to me like the balloons are carrying him away.  The sentiment is from the Balloon Shaker Die shown yesterday.  The sketch from Linda today gave me a great chance to show off Newton with the new Bubbly stencil (used to emboss).  In my brain those bubbles are just helping to lift Newton up and away.  I added some Clear Drops to help highlight the bubbles too.  Yeah…I may have had a little too much fun with this whole card.

I know all you Newton fans are going to love this set!  And I hope you’ll be able to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches too.  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

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

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 3 of the release.

Supplies:

Stamp: Newton’s Birthday Balloons (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White(SU), Dapper Denim (SU), White Vellum (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Birthday Balloons Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Bubbly Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Balloon Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SU), Dimensionals (SU), Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)

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Newton’s Nook Designs Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

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

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

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

You could be the ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the hop blogs (see list below) with a birthday message for Jennifer! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, February 18th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 19th.

Supplies:

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

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Company of Cats

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

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

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

Cats Are Like Potato Chips Closeup by Jen Timko | Company of Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook DesignsWould you like to win the “Company of Cats” Stamp Set?

Each set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, February 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th.

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

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

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Bitty Bunnies

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

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

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

Would you like to win the “Bitty Bunnies” Stamp Set?

Each set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, February 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th.

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

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

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Deer Friend

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

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

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

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

Would you like to win the “Deer Friend” Stamp Set?

Each set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, January 18th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 19th.

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

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

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