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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Believe in Unicorns

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Welcome to day 1 of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  You are going to have so much fun with this group of stamps.  I can hardly wait to share!  And we are starting off with unicorns!!  Yep really….unicorns!  I believe and you will too!!

I Believe In You by Jen Timko | Believe in Unicorns Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Markers, Land Borders Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsLook at these adorable images!!  They just beg for pretty, bright colors.  I stamped them onto Strathmore Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.   I watercolored using Zig Clean Color Markers in “rainbow” colors.  It is such fun to play with how the colors blend and the unicorn is the perfect place to try out combinations.  Once colored, I cut the images out with the matching dies.  I also added some extra clouds from the Winston Takes Flight set.  Love how so many sets coordinate together.  I created a curved layer using the Land Borders Dies and then sponged on a little bit of Distress Ink to help the image pop a bit.  I used Melon Mambo card stock to frame the image panel.  A clean card that focuses on the bright and happy colors!  Such fun to create and I can’t wait to color these images some more!!  And here is the best part…

Would you like to win the “Believe in Unicorns” 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 2 of the release.
Stamp: Believe in Unicorns (Newton’s Nook Designs), Winston Takes Flight (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Paper, Thick Whisper White (SU), Melon Mambo (SU); Accessories:  Land Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Big Shot, Believe in Unicorns Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Winston Takes Flight Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop

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First of all, today is the day that the 4 Year Celebration release goes live over at Newton’s Nook Designs.  To continue the fun, we are having a blog hop and I’m so thrilled to be a part of it.

Reach for the Stars by Jen Timko | Cosmic Newton Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Starfield Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Perfect Pearls, Land Border Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsI told you yesterday that my favorite set from this release was Cosmic Newton (but seriously, choosing a favorite is like choosing a favorite ice cream…I love them all!).  I used the new Stampin’ Up Embossing paste with the Starfield stencil on watercolor paper to start off my background.  Next I added Chipped Sapphire Distress ink by painting it on with a brush.  I got some of the light and dark coloring with that but wanted a little more dark.  So I pulled out the trusty acetate and smooshed some more ink on, spritzed with water and applied to the panel.  After it dried a bit, I spritzed on a Perfect Pearls mixture (in a spritzer with the powder and some water) to get a shine on the panel.  And finally, I splattered on some Smooch Ink to add some extra “stars).  I added a bit more of the Perfect Pearls onto the stars to help them pop.  For the trees behind Newton, I used the Land Borders Dies.  I was thrilled when it looked like the tops of trees in the shadows.  Finally, I colored Newton and his telescope with some more Distress Ink.  What a fun card to make!!  This set just lends itself to fabulous backgrounds and tons of creativity!

I’m sure you notice how much fun I have had with the stencils this week.  Well, there is a great deal that you are sure to love!So pretty much you can get the Pawprints stencil free on the order you were already going to make!  WIN!!  And speaking of winning…there is even MORE to win this week.

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Special Guests:
Newton’s Nook Design Team:

We hope you have enjoyed this week of celebration as much as we have!  Your comments are so kind and your support is appreciated more than I can say.  What a privilege it is to share with you all!  Thanks so much and see you soon.

Stamps: Cosmic Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire), Moonlight Smooch Ink (Clearsnap); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Basic Black (SU); Accessories:  Starfield Stencil, Big Shot, Cosmic Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Borders Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Perfect Pearls, Winsor and Newton Paints, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration – Day 4

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Today is the last day of reveals for the 4 year celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs.  But fear not…we are back tomorrow with a bonus hop to complete the celebration!!  But first, I get to share with you my very favorite set from this release!  It is called Cosmic Newton.  Oh my goodness is it fantastic!

Out of this world by Jen Timko | Cosmic Newton Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Starfield Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Watercolor, Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Perfect PearlsFor this card, I thought it would be fun to play with watercolor paints.  So I started with the background.  On a piece of watercolor paper, I painted on some blues and even a little purple to create a sky that would be right for the new Starfield stencil.  After letting my panel dry, I used the stencil as an embossing plate but running it through my Big Shot with an Impressions Pad and a Silicone Rubber Pad.  It gives a subtle embossing look that I was really happy with.  You can see me more of the detail here:Closeup by Jen Timko | Cosmic Newton Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Starfield Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs

But then I returned to using the stencil as just a stencil.  I kept it in place and the sponged on some white craft ink on the stars toward the top of the card.  Then I brushed a bit of Perfect Pearls on top of that to add some shimmer.  I have to confess that I’m pretty in love with the whole effect!!  For my friend Newton, I thought he needed a really special rocket to stand out against the sky, so I chose purple for his ship.  It is hard to tell here but I added some more Perfect Pearls on the window around Newton and also on the banner.

I hope you have enjoyed all of the release projects this week!  The team has certainly provided a ton of inspiration!!  And this release has been simply spectacular!  And now…your chance to win one more time!

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.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for one more day of celebration.  We are holding a 4 year celebration blog hop with some pretty special guests joining forces with the design team!
Stamps: Cosmic Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Craft White (SU); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Starfield Stencil, Big Shot, Cosmic Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Impressions Pad and Silicone Rubber Pad for Big Shot, Perfect Pearls, Winsor and Newton Paints, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration – Day 3 (and FMS)

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Back with day 3 of the 4 year celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today we are showing off one set that I just think is adorable.  It is called Toucan Party…such fun!  I combined the reveal with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (where I am the sketch hostess this week).

Toucan Do It by Jen Timko | Toucan Party Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tropical Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsThe first thing I did for this card was pull out the awesome new Tropical Leaves stencil and create this background with Distress Ink (Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn).  Just look at what a great foundation it gives a card.  Can I tell you how happy I am for these new stencils??  And it seems like all of you are loving them too!  Then I stamped the toucan and some leaves and flowers using Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored using more Distress Ink.  Want to see my “muse” for this one?

Just look at his amazing coloring!!!  Nature certainly does it best so I just mimicked his colors.  And I LOVE them!!  Check out his little blue feet!!!  Yeah…I know.  Who can resist that?!  Clearly not me!  I colored some of the leaves as a background for him and then the flower as a balance element.  I used the small panel of the sketch to show off part of the sentiment (and the puns in this one are super fun).  Here is the sketch if you want to join in this week…I’d be thrilled to see you!

 

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 4 of this great celebration and you can start looking forward to a fun extra on Friday!
Stamps: Toucan Party (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Tropical Leaves Stencil, Big Shot, Toucan Party Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration – Day 1

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I am so thrilled to begin this amazing week celebrating 4 years of inspiration from Newton’s Nook Designs.  What it takes to make the leap of faith to start your own company always amazes me but wow am I glad Newton’s Nook Designs is a part of this amazing industry!  I might be a little biased but any time art can bring such smiles and joy, it is a wonderful thing and something to celebrate.  And celebrate is what we are doing this week!  My post today is longer than normal because we are revealing an incredible set of products.  Two (yep TWO) stamp sets, four (oh yeah…FOUR) stencils and a new border dies set.  And that is only today’s reveal.  Hang on my friends!  This is going to be fun!

Meet Me At The Lake by Jen Timko | Winston's Lake House Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Watercolor

I’m going to start you off with a fun stamp set called Winston’s Lake House.  Using Distress Ink in Broken China, I played with the “smoosh” technique for watercoloring.  I applied ink to an acetate sheet and then spritzed it with water.  Then I laid the acetate down onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper to get the cool water effect.  I love how it turned out!!  The way the color pools was perfect to created the dimension I wanted for the lake.  After letting it dry, I used the new Sea Borders Dies (combined with a Stitched Rectangles Die) to created the waves for our little friends.  All I had to do was offset the border die to get this look.  Fun, right??  I did the same thing with Peeled Paint ink for the ground and used the Land Borders Dies instead.  Yep…all the dies coordinate perfectly.  Then I stamped the images in Versafine Onyx Black and colored with more Distress Ink.  That little cottage is one I want to visit for sure!  And not sure what it is about the little dragonfly but I just could not resist adding it on.  The corrugated paper seemed like the perfect background for this scene to show off all the details in these new images and dies.Advice from the Lake by Jen Timko | Lake Advice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpSo now on to the second stamp set called Lake Advice.  I had a ton of ideas on how to use this with the Winston set but I thought maybe it was better just to focus on this sentiment.  It is really a great one!  I stamped it onto vellum using Early Espresso ink (SU) and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it really stand out.  Then I took a piece of the Wood Textures DSP from SU (already a fabulous wooden look) and cut it up to make it look like planks on a palette.  I used a darker color of the same DSP for the base.

And now we get to talk about these stencils.  You should have seen the response when the DT heard about them.  And then again when we saw them!!!  Oh, they are fun and so perfect for the release.  Want to see them???  Of course you do!  I will be showing you more with them as the week goes on too.  And then check out what you could win this week!

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 2 of this great celebration and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!
Stamps: Winston’s Lake House (Newton’s Nook Designs), Lake Advice (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Broken China, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Candied Apple, Vintage Photo, Ground Espress0), Early Espresso; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Corrugated Paper (SU, retired), Vellum (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Winston’s Lake House Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti Stamp Tool, Ribbon (SU, retired), Gold Button (SU, retired), Linen Thread (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Furr-Ever Friends

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Today is Day 2 of the release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Our reveal today is a set that anyone owned by a pet will appreciate.Forever In Our Hearts by Jen Timko | Furr-Ever Friends by Newton's Nook DesignsThe set is called Furr-Ever Friends and it is one that made me happy and nostalgic all at the same time.  The sentiments in this set are really simply perfect to reflect how so many of us feel about our dear furry family members.

After debating how to show this set, I opted for simple.  Because when someone loses one of their dear friends, I feel like simply is best.  I created a watercolor wash with my Winsor and Newton paints and then added the black silhouette of the kitty.  This reminds me of my old friend Pito who was a part of my life for 19-1/2 years (I’ll confess his silhouette was a little “stouter”, lol).  He was a solid black kitty and one of the most special friends…I was his human and he will always be a part of me.  So I chose this sentiment which says exactly how I still feel about him.  While I think these are hard cards to make, having a stamp that says exactly what you need it to is invaluable.  And, you can get the set for free!

Would you like to win the “Furr-Ever Friends” 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 3 of release week and I will have double the fun to share with you.
Stamp: Furr-Ever Friends (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Midnight Muse (SU ret); Accessories:  Newton and Winsor Paints, Silver Paint Brush, Sequins (SU), Misti

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Amazing Friend

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Amazing Friend by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, WatercolorToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and I am so excited about this one!  I had a card like this in mind for a while using the Lovely Blooms stamp set and this exceeded even what I had envisioned (and that NEVER happens).  The best part, it came together so quickly.  This is super fun and really easy to reproduce!

I stamped using Versamark ink onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Quick and sort of random with nothing too fussy.  Then I heat embossed using white embossing powder.  I love the half wreath feel so I added this great sentiment from the set using the same method.  Then all I did was color using Winsor and Newton paints. I got the image wet and dropped in color.  For some I let the colors combine but with others (purple specifically) it is best to let things dry first and then layer color on top.  With paints, you can do that and avoid muddiness.  I added these sweet little Clear Round Drops from Studio Katia to mimic the look of water.

I hope this will encourage you to try your hand at watercoloring too.  It doesn’t all have to be in the lines or perfect!  Hope you have a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamp: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versamark; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Green Leaf Card Stock (SSS); Accessories:  Silver Brush Round 4, Winsor and Newton Paints, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (SU), Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)

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Freshly Made Sketches #289

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FMS289 by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Studio Katia SequinsOh, look at the amazing sketch we have for you today over at Freshly Made Sketches!  My friend Linda Callahan, queen of clever, is our hostess this week and her sketch will get you moving right to your craft room!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought shaker card.  So that is just what I made!  I did a quick watercolor using Tim Holtz Distress Inks on these fun flowers from the Lovely Blooms Stamp set (Newton’s Nook Designs) and cut them out with coordinating dies.  I chose colors to match my awesome sequins from Studio Katia and to make my coordination easy.  I cut a frame with Stitched Shapes Thinlits (SU).  The sentiment from Happy Little Thoughts (NND) was stamped onto the window sheet (also cut with the square die) and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Kind of wish I had black powder for a sharper look but I think this works with the loose watercolor look from the flowers.  I rooted around in my DSP stack until I found a print that worked in the background.  I kind of love these stripes!

I have been stamping madly and have lots coming up for you in the next couple of weeks.  Until next time, I hope you have an amazing day!  Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor, Typeset Specialty DSP (SU Retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Window Sheet, Sequins by Studio Katia and 28 Lilac Lane, Foam Adhesive Strips

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Freshly Made Sketches #288

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FMS288 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, sentiment from Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color Markers, WatercolorI hope you are having a great week!  I’m so happy to share the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week is one seriously amazing stamper!  Jen Mitchell has created a gorgeous sketch for us and I’m totally in love with it!

I tried to use a different color palette than I have been playing with lately and started first with this go-to flower from Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set.  I stamped using Versafine ink and then colored using Zig Clean Color Markers.  Just two colors was all it took to get pretty variation on the petals.  I fussy cut it out and then added it to this ivory base to match the sketch.  I used the Softly Falling embossing folder to give dimension to the top panel and added a Paper Pumpkin sentiment on the bottom later.  I then added a Basic Pearl (colored with a Sharpie) and some Black Metallic Thread to the flower.

This sketch has infinite potential and I think I may use it again soon!  Love, love it!  I hope you will too.  So glad you stopped in for today’s card.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a look at a new product and I can’t wait to share.  Until then, have a great day!!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin sentiment(SU) ; Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Naturals Ivory (SU retired); Black Metallic Thread, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Inky Paws #47 – Cake Day

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Cake Day by Jen Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Markers, Watercolor, Inky Paws #47A quick card for today’s Inky Paws #47 Challenge.  I loved the colors in this challenge so I just had to play along!  I thought this little Newton Loves Cake set was perfect for the challenge and I had not colored this particular image yet so win, win!

I stamped Newton on some Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers to match the challenge colors.  Fun and simple to do!  Then, using the coordinating dies I cut out the image.  I added this awesome sentiment (because it really is ALL about the cake) plus some baker’s twine and sequins.  I always need birthday cards on hand and this one is quick to duplicate…always a plus!

I hope you will find a moment to join the challenge.  You have two weeks and this color palette is sure to inspire.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Stamp: Newton Loves Cake (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink,  Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Tim Holtz Watercolor, Bermuda Bay (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton Loves Cake Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Dimensionals, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Baker’s Twine (SU ret)

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