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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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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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Gray Flower Copic Coloring Tutorial

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I had a few requests to show you how I created the gray flower from my post a few days ago with this card.

You're in my ThoughtsSo I created a quick video to show you the basics of my Copic coloring.  I will apologize now….some of the video quality is not what I would want but I was trying out creating videos with my IPhone for the first time and clearly have some things to work out.  In any case, you can see the fundamentals and I hope you will give this a try!!


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Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew); Ink: Smoky Slate (SU), Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Gray Vivienne DSP; Accessories:  Big Shot, Border Builders Die (LID), Sequins (PPP), White Gel Pen

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You’re in my Thoughts

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You're in my ThoughtsI hope your weekend is going well!  We are finally digging out of all the snow and life is returning to normal.  Both boys may even go to school tomorrow!  Yay!!  My oldest missed a whole week.  Eek!  I know a lot of people make fun of this area and how it handles snow but the reality is that we have equipment that is good for regular little snows and NOT for gigantic storms like Snowzilla.  So it takes a bit.  But I did have a great time with sledding along with all the shoveling.  Over all, a mom win for time spent with the boys!

Meanwhile, back at the stamp table, I was able to finally put together something that I worked on over a week ago.  I showed a peek of the coloring in progress on my Instagram page (link is over in my sidebar if you want to follow).  I was practicing my no-line coloring using just grays.  In this case, Copic Toner Grays T0, T2 and T5.  The flower is from Altenew’s Beautiful Day.  I stamped in SU Smoky Slate ink and then did the coloring.  I added a little white to the center with a White Gel Pen.  The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes and also stamped in Smoky Slate.  I cut the white layer with a Lil’ Inkers Border Builders Die and added a piece of Basic Grey Vivienne DSP underneath.  Some Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were a nice finishing touch.  You can get most of these products all in one place at Simon Says Stamp.

wednesdayblog-logoI hope you enjoy this one.  I had fun practicing my coloring.  Even more fun when it turns into something worth showing (not everything does but the practice is still worth it!).  Thought I’d add this in on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week – the theme is Anything Goes.  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew); Ink: Smoky Slate (SU), Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Gray Vivienne DSP; Accessories:  Big Shot, Border Builders Die (LID), Sequins (PPP), White Gel Pen

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Little Drummer Boy

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Drummer Boy

You know sometimes you see a stamp set that really speaks to you, that is how I felt when I saw this adorable little set from WPlus9 called Drummer Boy.  My boys, particularly my youngest, love the song Little Drummer Boy.  We tend to play it over and over and I don’t get tired of hearing them sing along.  Needless to say, I had to order this right away and my first drummer boy is created in the image of my youngest.  Don’t think for a minute that the oldest isn’t put out and asking for his version.  I’m working on it for sure.  I stamped the images onto SU Thick Whisper White paper using Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Using my Copics, I colored the images.  Then I simply cut them out using the companion dies to the stamp.  I cut the the layers using the Stitched Rectangle die (SSS) and Border Builders die (Li’l Inkers).

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Just a fun bonus, here is the card my little one made using the set.  He colored with my markers and added the images to a card base I had left from a card kit last year.  Yeah….I may have used his card for inspiration.  He said it was ok. *smile*  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you tomorrow for the latest from Freshly Made Sketches


Stamp:  Drummer Boy (WPlus9) ; Ink:  Momento Black, Copics, Blendabilities (ret); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Drummer Boy Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Border Builder Dies (Lil’ Inkers)

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Freshly Made Sketches #198

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I know you have heard it before but I have to say it again.  We are only two weeks away from our 200th Sketch Celebration at Freshly Made Sketches.  You need to mark your calendars!  You will not believe what we have in store for you!

Now….here it is.  Yes….the first Christmas card of the season.  I made it to August!  I love making holiday cards.  Something about them always makes me happy.  So I figured it was as good a time as any to start.  This sketch from Cindy Lovell is so perfect for focus on images or pretty die cuts.

FMS198 - Reindeer Christmas

I just love, love, love this little reindeer from Color Me Christmas.  It is a retired set but I am waiting (impatiently) for my new Holiday Catalog order to show up so retired stuff it is!  This fellow is so fun to color.  I used a combination of Copics and Blendabilities to match this retired DSP.  The SSS Stitched Rectangles provide a little extra fun.  The sentiment is from Petite Pairs (love those fonts).  I added a Cherry Cobbler button and Early Espresso Baker’s Twine to finish.  Now you are in for it because the Christmas vault is open and let the seasonal stamping begin!

200th Sketch

Did I mention the 200th sketch?!  Yes….we are working tons behind the scenes to make this super fun.  We have sponsors that you are sure to love!  Big names…names you love….names I love!!  That is it for hints today.  But more will come.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss anything!

Now, off to see the amazing designs from the team this week.  You are going to love what you see!  I’ll be back on Friday with another card (and it might be another Christmas card).  Hope your week is going well.  See you soon!

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Stamp:  Color Me Christmas, Petite Pairs; Ink:  Momento Black, Blendabilities, Copics; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, ; Accessories:  Big Shot, SSS Stitches Rectangles Dies, Regals Buttons, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

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