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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Newton Loves Cake

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I’m back with our last day of February Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs!  And oh what fun you are going to have!  Our favorite feline is back and there is cake (and cupcakes)!!  How could anyone resist?!
Wobble Cake by Jen Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Action Wobbler, Copic Coloring, #newtonsnookI think this set is simply a must have.  A cat, some cake and fabulously fun sentiment!  Talk about knocking it out of the park!!  It is hard to tell from my picture here but my card is actually a “wobble” card.  And because you just have to see it in action, I created a video to show you.  I colored the image with Copic markers (colors below) and then added an action wobbler behind the die cut image.  On my video I show you how well the dies line up to make your die cutting perfect every time.  Love that!

Direct YouTube link is here:  Newton’s Wobble Cake Video

And you know you need to have this so take advantage of this great opportunity…

Would you like to win the “Newton Loves Cake” 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th. 

 

I hope you have enjoyed all my projects for the February release.  The design team has done a marvelous job of showcasing these fun products and I hope you have gone to visit everyone!  The products will be available tomorrow (Friday) so happy shopping!  Thanks so much for stopping in!
Copics:  Newton – T0, T2, T5, RV00; Cake – BG11, BG13, BG15, Y35, YR68, RV21, RV25

Stamp: Newton Loves Cake (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  Kaleidescope DSP (SU ret), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton Loves Cake Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Stitched Shapes Framelits (SU), Dimensionals, Enamel Dots (SU Ret), Action Wobbler

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Newton’s Nook Design February Release – Beautiful Spring

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I’m back with Day 2 of February Release Week with Newton’s Nook Designs!  Today we are changing directions a bit with a beautiful swirls addition called Beautiful Spring.  As with all the sets in this collection, the images lend themselves to so many coloring variations and elegant, unique projects.Egg-stra Special Wishes by Jen Timko | Beautiful Spring Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring #newtonsnookThese beautiful images just begged to be colored with happy spring colors so out came the Copics (colors listed below) and I started just playing with the variety of eggs.  I confess that I got completely distracted and colored all the designs before I got back on track for putting this together.  I love how easily the die set cuts these out!!  I created a watercolor layer behind the eggs to help them pop and then thought this fun sentiment was just the one for the card.  With all the fantastic choices in this set, you are going to really enjoy all the ways to color.  Just go ahead and stamp them all at once and have fun!  And you know you need to have this so take advantage of this great opportunity…

Would you like to win the “Beautiful Spring” 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th. 

 

Thanks for coming back to see me today.  Just a scheduling note, if you are looking for my Freshly Made Sketches card, it is in a post earlier today.  Tomorrow will be the last day of of this release and it has some more fun from our favorite feline.  See you tomorrow!

Copics:  YG03, YG25, RV02, RV04, V12, V17, Y11, Y06 plus a watercolor layer using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed

Stamp: Beautiful Spring (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  Distress Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Spring Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Stitched Shapes Framelits (SU), Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Newton’s Pot of Gold

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Are you ready for another week of amazing releases from Newton’s Nook Designs???  Just say yes because you are going to LOVE what we have to show this week!  First up Newton himself is making an appearance and he seems to have the luck of the Irish!  Newton’s Pot of Gold is being featured along with the Land Borders die set.

Newton Finds the Gold by Jen Timko | Newton's Pot of Gold Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Land Borders Dies #newtonsnookThis sweet little stamp set is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day fun but I love that the sentiments will be ones you can turn to again and again.  I started by coloring my image with Copic Markers (colors listed below) and while I was coloring, I had some inspiration.  How about using sequins as gold?!  Yes, they are totally perfect with the scale of the image and I could not even be more excited about how this turned out.  So how did I get the sequins on there?  It was actually easier than I thought it would be.  I put a ‘blob’ (yep, official crafting term) of Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue on a scrap of paper and then using a toothpick end, applied the glue where I wanted it to be.  Then just added the sequin on top.  I put down one layer in the placement of the gold on the stamp image and once dry, added some more on top.  This glue dries pretty quickly and most importantly, it dries with a matte finish.

I needed just the right layer for this fun image to go on, so I created a little interest using the Land Borders Die. I cut a piece of Green Apple Card Stock (SSS) with the border die, then laid it on some white card stock and cut again with a stitched rectangle.  The sentiment is really one that I’m happy to add to my repertoire (being a hoarder collector of sentiments).  Now here is the best part….

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

 

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!

Copics:  Newton – W2, W3, W5;  Pot and Hat – YG03, YG25, YG17, Y35, E31

Stamp: Newton’s Pot of Gold (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  Green Apple (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Land Borders Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals

 

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Newton’s Nook Sweet Treats Blog Hop

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I have such a fun, well, treat to share with you today!  Newton’s Nook Designs is having its annual Sweet Treats Blog Hop to share fun packaging ideas just in time for Valentine’s Day.  You are going to have a great time hopping through and seeing all the projects!

Love & Chocolate Treat Bag by Jen Timko | Love & Chocolate Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring
I knew immediately that I just had to use this great set from the January Release called Love & Chocolate.  The sweet little candies and goodies are such fun to color.  During release week, I played with the other items but the little chocolate covered strawberries still needed some love.  What better time than to add them to this project?!  I had fun making one kind of a dark chocolate and one more of a milk chocolate.  So many ways to enjoy coloring them!  The sentiment pretty much sums it up, don’t you think?!  Yeah…me too!  Stamped it and colored the little hearts and then cut it out with a Stitched Circle die to create a tag and just popped the strawberries up on foam tape.  This fun bag was left over from a kit last year.  As I went through my drawer of bags and boxes, this practically jumped out and I knew it would be just right for the tag!  All I had left was to add a little bit of black baker’s twine and a cute clip.  Easy to fill with some treats and fun to duplicate.  Can you guess what some elementary teachers will be getting this year?  *smile*

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?
We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Monday, February 6th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 7th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko (you are here)
Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope that you enjoy this project!  I would love to hear from you to see what you think.  I have lots coming up for you from Newton’s Nook Designs this week.  The newest Inky Paws Challenge on Monday and I’m sharing an additional January Release project on Tuesday!  You can subscribe to my blog (over in the sidebar) so you don’t miss a thing or follow me on Bloglovin if you prefer.

Stamp: Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black,  Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Love & Chocolate Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Circle Die (Lil’ Inker), Misti Stamp Tool, Hearts Treat Bag(SU ret), Dimensionals. Basic Black Baker’s Twine (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love & Chocolate

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

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

Would you like to win the “Love & Chocolate” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here’s how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

 

 

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

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

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Freshly Made Sketches #265

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Jen Timko - FMS265 - Jolly ChristmasHi again!  My second post for today is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.  Our wonderful sketch is courtesy of the lovely Narelle and I think you will have fun with it!

I will admit that I almost didn’t get this one done for today.  I spent all day Monday taking care of the post-holiday travel stuff at home and then had to leave on a trip late yesterday.  I played around with some ideas but this is what finally seemed to work best.  I colored this little Santa from Color Me Christmas (SU ret) using Copics and then fussy cut him out.  I used a stitched circle as the base for him and the sentiments.  I thought this was the perfect sketch for pulling out words dies so I used Christmas Greetings thinlits for this “jolly”.  I thought it was a perfect choice for using with Santa.  The “Christmas” sentiment is from the Poinsettia stamp set and fit perfectly with the die.  In fairness, I may have cheated a bit on the sketch but I’m saying that the stamped word is kind of like the rectangle on the sketch and I’m sticking to that story!  *smile*  The card base is from an old kit and I’m happy to be using them up this year.

I hope you enjoy this card and the sketch this week.  The team has done beautiful work and you will love all the inspiration.  Don’t forget to check out my first post for The Card Concept.  It is a fabulous inspiration piece that is sure to make you want to run to your stamp room!  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps: Poinsettia Stamp and Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Color Me Christmas (SU ret); Ink: Copic Markers, Momento Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Holiday Card Kit (retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Circle Dies (Lil’ Inker Designs), Misti, Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue

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Freshly Made Sketches #263

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Jen Timko - FMS263 - Be MerryI cannot believe it has been a week since I posted.  I am in the joy and pain of pre-holiday flying.  I was totally fortunate in getting Thanksgiving off but to make that happen my monthly flying has been really front loaded.  So…not much stamping time.  But today is Freshly Made Sketches day and I simply cannot miss out on that!!  And oh I cannot wait to see what this week’s gallery looks like!!  The incredibly fabulous Cécile Ribon is our sketch hostess and this one is super creative!

After pondering for a bit on how to incorporate circles, I had a burst of inspiration.  I just got this awesome Be Merry set from WPlus9 and it seemed just right for all the elements.  So I stamped a bunch of them with Momento Black ink and then colored with my Copic Markers.  This set has matching dies which make it easy to create these groups!!  I thought it would be fun to use a black card base to help everything pop that much more.  I added extra dimension by using, well, Dimensionals to pop some of the layers.  Then I added some tiny Basic Pearls to the flower centers.

fms-final-263-001Ok, it is your turn!  Run right over and check out the inspiration and then get to work so we can see your creations!  Also, there is a new challenge over at The Card Concept today.  I just could not get it together enough to finish my card (not enough hours home) but I want you to see all the gorgeous work for the challenge!  I think you will want to play along there too (why not join the challenges??!)!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  So glad you did!  See you on Friday for this month’s Fancy Friday hop.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Be Merry Stamp and Die Combo (WPlus9); Ink: Copic Markers, Momento Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black; Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Misti, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #229

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FMS229 - Flying byDo you ever feel like the weeks are flying by?  Yeah…me too.  Something about this time of year, I suppose.  Over the weekend my boys started up the spring soccer season with a tournament and then the whole family headed out for a couple of days of much needed vacation.  We joined some friends in a cabin at a local state park for an amazing time!  Unplugged and out in a beautiful location with great friends!  FABULOUS!!  We hiked, made s’mores at a big fire the dads built, and enjoyed the company of some of our favorite people.  Now that we are back to reality, I’m trying to catch up a bit but out for a trip later today.  Maybe I’ll catch up next week???  Sure, ok!  *smile*

In any case, my friends over at Freshly Made Sketches have a great sketch for jump starting your creativity this week.  The talented, fabulous and oh so creative Cindy Hall is our sketch hostess this week and her sketch is sure to get you moving right to your stamp room!

My card, thankfully, popped right into my head when I saw the sketch.  I just got this awesome little plane set called Bon Voyage from Lawn Fawn and I pulled out my Copics to color it.  I thought the plane and the clouds were perfect for the set of three on the sketch.  Now I have to confess that when I started editing my photo, I thought it looked like something was missing and I realized that I should have included a sentiment.  Ah well…I will include a fun one inside instead.  I used the coordinating dies for this set to cut out the images with my Big Shot, added some Black Baker’s Twine and attached them all to a panel cut using Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS).  The base of the card is Real Red.

Alright…off to get ready to fly into Denver and beyond.  Hoping the blizzard there doesn’t cause too much havoc!  Make sure you take a look at all the DT’s inspiration this week!  Have fun stamping!

With this trip and then Easter, I won’t be back until next week.  But I have some great ideas that are all ready to hit the paper when I return!  Until then, I hope you have a safe and blessed Easter.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Bon Voyage (Lawn Fawn); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Real Red; Accessories:  Big Shot, Bon Voyage Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Black Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #227

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FMS227 - Blue Skies BalloonsWow, is it already Wednesday again?!  The last week has just flown by!  Literally.  Because I have been flying TONS!  But at least it is Freshly Made Sketches day.  Yay for that!!  And the clever and so fabulous Linda Callahan has our sketch all ready for this week and it is awesome.

I just got this stamp set called Blue Skies from Lawn Fawn last week and the little balloons called out to be colored for this one.  I also got some new Copics so out those came too!  Also in the order, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins….yep, I was ready for some spring colors and inspiration for sure!  The sentiment on this is from the February Paper Pumpkin, the DSP is retired from SU and the pink strip is a piece of white colored with Copics to match.FMS227 - CopicsI know my post is super fast.  Long day dealing with weather and another looms for tomorrow.  This is a long trip but when I get home, I have some time off so it will be worth it!

FMS Final 227-001I hope that you are having a great week.  Last week you all blew us away with a super gallery.  I’m hoping to see that again this weekend.  Make sure you let the team know how much you like their work and give a special note to Linda for our awesome sketch!  Happy rest of your week.  See you soon!

 

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Blue Skies (Lawn Fawn), Paper Pumpkin Feb (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Retired DSP; Accessories:  Summer Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Ranger Multi Matte Medium

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Smile!

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Jen Timko - Smile - Happy BirdsJust a quick post today to share a card I made with a fun new stamp set from WPlus9 called Happy Birds.  Sometimes you see a set that just calls out your name and you HAVE to have it and this was one of them for me!  of course I got the little dies that coordinate because, well….just has to be done!!  So for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I had stamped a bunch of the birds and then colored them with both Copics and Zigs.  I chose this one colored with Copics (BG11, BG13, BG15, Y17, Y06) after having stamped it with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.    I wanted this one to have a sense of fun given the sentiment so I created a shaker card.  The circle frame was created using the Stitched Mats Circles Dies from Lil’ Inker Designs….fun right?!  I used a window sheet and cut a circle from it too and layered it under the frame.  Then I pulled out some sequins that I thought were a great match.  These are some of the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim flat circles pulled off the trim combined with some of the Metallics Sequins (all from SU).  All of this was added to a panel cut with the Stitched Rectangles from SSS. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

So….I hope this does put a big smile on your face!  Coloring these certainly has had that effect on me!  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches!  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Happy Birds (WPlus9); Ink: Versafine Onyx BlackCopic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Bermuda Bay; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Mats Circles (LID), Sequins (SU), Stitched Rectangles (SSS)

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