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Freshly Made Sketches #321

Freshly Made Sketches #321 published on 9 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #321

FMS321 by Jen Timko | Hearts & Flowers StampTV Kit by Gina K. Designs, Gina K. InkHappy Wednesday to you!  I get to share the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge with you and I’m in love with this one.  The amazing Jen Brum is our sketch hostess and she has a really fresh and creative challenge for us this week.  And shockingly, I mostly just stuck to the simple directions, haha!

Back in December I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of a prize from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I won a gift card from Gina K. Designs!!  I resisted using it right away (wow, was that hard!!) but held onto it to find just the right thing.  And the right thing I found!  I just ordered the Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit and it arrived last week.  Needless to say, it called out to be used on this sketch!

I stamped the flower insides first in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then positioned the flowers to layer on top.  After inking with Gina K’s Dye Inks, I spritzed before I stamped to create an easy watercolor feel.  I let the flowers dry and the hand painted the banner using the Blue Lagoon Ink by Gina K.  After the banner was dry, I added a sentiment from the stamp sets.  To add a little more texture, I splattered on some black ink and added some black rhinestones.  The watercolor panel is cut using a stitched rectangle.  I cut yellow base to match the card size.  No border on the front but a pop of color when you open the card.  Somehow this is really appealing to me lately…a way to have the clean front but still have an extra surprise.

Well, off to see all the marvelous creations from the team!!  This is a sketch that can be perfect with whatever little shapes you want to use.  Hope you have fun with it and looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!!  Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit (Gina K. Designs); Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Wild Dandelion (Gina K); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Wild Dandelion (Gina K), Passionate Pink (Gina K), Blue Lagoon (Gina K); Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Newton’s Sweetheart

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Newton’s Sweetheart published on 35 Comments on Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Newton’s Sweetheart

Welcome back for our last day of the January  Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I know you have been waiting to see him and here he is!  Newton!  And his sweetheart!!  Did you know he had one??

All Nine Lives by Jen Timko | Newton's Sweetheart Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color MarkersThis Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set could not be cuter!  I love the sweet images and the wonderful sentiment choices too.  When I asked if the sweetheart had a name, I was told no so I am officially petitioning to name her Kate.  I might be biased.  But let’s face it, orange tabby kitties are so cute when paired with little calico girls, aren’t they??  From the mom point of view, I love the idea of Kate finding a nice fellow from a good family who has a solid “in” with a company.  When the company is named after him, all the better!!  The long distance relationship might become an issue but we’ll get to that problem later, haha!!

After I colored this cute pair using my Zig Clean Color Markers, I thought they might look great with some woodgrain and kraft texture behind them.  I used two of the prints from the Wood Textures paper pack and then added a heart cut from Corrugate Kraft cut with the Darling Hearts die.  I love this sentiment for Valentine’s but also for anniversaries!  So another amazing release is revealed and the shopping starts tomorrow.  But one more time, a chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Sweetheart” 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.  I have had such fun creating for you and am so appreciative of your kind words and support!Supplies:

Stamp: Newton’s Sweetheart (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Wood Textures DSP (SU), Kraft Corrugated Card Stock (SU ret); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Sweetheart Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Darling Hearts Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Deer Friend

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Deer Friend published on 38 Comments on Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Deer Friend

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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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Sending Hugs

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Sending Hugs published on 34 Comments on Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Sending Hugs

Welcome back for day 2 of the January  Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  You are going to fall head over heels with today’s set called Sending Hugs.  All of the options are perfect for pretty much anyone you could want to create a card for and wait until you see how the dies work.

Sending Love by Jen Timko | Sending Hugs Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tumbling Hearts Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Shimmery White Embossing Paste by Stampin' Up, Chameleon Pens and Color TopsI chose this cute owl and decided to color him in bright, happy and decidedly “not real owl” colors.  I used my Chameleon Pens and Color Tops to create this fun shading.  After much debate, I thought this envelope worked well for my sentiment choice.  And now, you really need to take note…just look at how the owl is holding the letter.  Yep, the dies do that!  They cut the “hands” (feathers, paws) out so your little animal can hold the treat!  Oh…brilliant!!!  Just admit it, you want me to go stamp and cut more out right now, don’t you??  Thank goodness the team has done that and can show you more options!!  As a way to accent my owl, I used the Tumbling Hearts stencil and some new Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  The sparkle is awesome!

Sending Love Closeup by Jen Timko | Sending Hugs Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Shimmery White Embossing Paste by Stampin' Up, Tumbling Hearts Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsI tried to capture some of the glittery look here but there is so much more wow in person.  To match, I added a little strip of shimmer washi tape down the side too.  I hope you enjoy this card and now time to get to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Sending Hugs” 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 Day 2 of the release.



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 January Release – Love Bites + Tumbling Hearts

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love Bites + Tumbling Hearts published on 36 Comments on Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Love Bites + Tumbling Hearts

Welcome to day 1 of the January  Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Love is definitely in the air and you are going to enjoy this week’s fun and whimsical offerings!  We are starting off today with a new stamp set called Love Bites and a stencil called Tumbling Hearts.

Totally My Jam by Jen Timko | Love Bites Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink ColoringThis adorable set features some creative pairings that you are sure to love!  I’ll admit that the “totally my jam” sentiment called out to be used first.  My youngest will often say that the radio is playing his jam when a favorite song comes on so this will be a perfect card for him.  I stamped the images onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I thought this print (retired paper) was the perfect complement to the toast and allowed the jam to pop.  When a set is this cute, I think that is all you need to created a fun clean and special (CAS) card.  I can’t wait to play with the other images in this set…good for Valentine’s but also for all year long.

The new stencil is another must have for your repertoire.  I will be showing it off later in the week but I’m sure the team has some examples to show you today.  You can see it and all the images in the stamp set in the graphic below.  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Love Bites” 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 Day 2 of the release.



Supplies:

Stamp: Love Bites (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Sweater Weather DSP (SU ret), Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Love Bites Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Simply Lovely

Simply Lovely published on 2 Comments on Simply Lovely

For my Mother by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Simply Relative Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, BrushoToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.  With all the cold we have been having, something about flowers is calling my name.  So Lovely Blooms was a fun choice that I hadn’t used in a while.

I recently got some Brusho Crystal Colours and this was a great time to give them a go.  I played with all the colors in my 5 color pack (available from Stampin’ Up).  On Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper, I stamped the jar with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  I filled the jar with water using my paint brush and then sprinkled on the Prussian Blue Brusho.  It is super cool to watch the color spread and move.  I did the same with the flower and the leaves.  The flower uses Gamboge, Brilliant Red and Yellow and the leaves use Moss Green and Yellow.  Just put on the water and sprinkle…it is that easy.  I had my 11 yo help on the leaves because he thought it was so interesting.  Once everything was dry, I cut the flowers and the leaves with the coordinating dies.  For the background wash, I sprinkled a little bit of powder into a palette and added water to create the paler version of the colors.  I love that you can use this in multiple ways too.  I pulled a sentiment from Simply Relative…such a must have set!  You can’t see it from this picture but I actually attached the watercolor panel to a pale yellow card base for a sweet surprise when you open the card.

I hope you enjoy this floral burst of color today!  Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Stamp: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs), Simply Relative (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Arches Cold Press Watercolor; Accessories:  Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Silver Paint Brush, Brusho Crystal Colour (SU 5-pack)

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Freshly Made Sketches #319

Freshly Made Sketches #319 published on 11 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #319

FMS319 by Jen Timko | Bouquet of Thanks Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp, , Debby's Watercolor Palette (Daniel Smith) by Simon Says StampHappy New Year!!!  I hope you had a safe and joyful holiday season!  So excited to be back today after the hiatus.  We have the perfect sketch at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazing Rita Wright and it will get you back to stamping in no time!!  This big panel provides infinite opportunities!

I had an unused stamp set from the fall that called out to be colored and I’m so happy I worked with it.  On Fabriano Extra White Watercolor Paper, I stamped with Versafine Ink with this flower from Bouquet of Thanks from Simon Says Stamp.  Along with the stamp I had gotten the Debby’s Palette of Daniel Smith Watercolors so naturally I looked to Debby Hughes for inspiration on the coloring itself.  I found this card and was inspired!  I blended the colors of the palette with a loose coloring and had such fun playing with how they mixed.  A good way to start getting back in the groove!  The sentiment is from the same set and I used a panel of green behind the watercolor layer and then used a base of Fog cardstock.

I hope you’ll be able to join us this week!  We look forward to sharing in your crafty goals of the new year!  Back tomorrow with some more coloring with a new to me product.  Until then, thanks for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp); Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Simon Says Stamp Card Stock Rainbow Pack; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black ; Accessories: Debby’s Palette (Daniel Smith Watercolors), Misti

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Freshly Made Sketches #318

Freshly Made Sketches #318 published on 6 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #318

FMS318 by Jen Timko | Vibrant Thanks Stamp by Power Poppy, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color TopsI’m happy to have the last Freshly Made Sketches card of the year to share with you today!  Whew….always amazing to look back at all the sketches and inspiration!!  It is fitting that our resident birthday girl, Linda Callahan, is also today’s sketch hostess.  I could sing Linda’s praises all day long but suffice it to say that she is one of a kind in her humor, talent and overall amazingness!  And she, thankfully, gave us a really great sketch that will carry us through the holiday season.  Feel free to use it multiple times and make sure to share with us!

As Christmas sneaks up on me (how…I cannot explain), I knew that it was time to reach into my pile of UFOs (Unfinished Objects).  You may recognize this flower as the same one I used back on FMS304 but it has the flower name along side.  I colored with the Chameleon Color Tops Pens and cut it out with a stitched oval.  While it didn’t work how I wanted it to then, it works perfectly for today’s sketch.  And all the stamping/coloring/cutting was already done!  I backed it up with this awesome striped ribbon and pretty much called it done.  Yay for UFOs…of course this justifies my keeping that pile so not sure if it is an overall win, haha.

As we get closer to Christmas, my “day job” schedule is really busy.  Not sure how much stamping I’ll get to do but I’m already looking forward to having things to share with you in the new year.  Until next time, thank you so much for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Paper:  Thick Whisper White(SU), Basic Black (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops Warm Tones ; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), 7/8″ Striped Ribbon (SU)

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You Make Life Sweeter

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Did you know that yesterday was National Cocoa Day??  I mean seriously, who can NOT be excited about a day devoted to cocoa?!  So of course I needed to have some hot cocoa and today I get to share a card that is all about sharing it with those you love.  I created this for my December post over at the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.

You Make Life Sweeter by Jen Timko | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Love & Chocolate Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Softly Falling Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up, Stitched Shapes Dies by Stampin' Up

The little cups from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set are just so cute and I love all the variations.  I chose two that seemed to work well together and colored them to match.  Then I chose the little heart from the same set.  All of them were colored with Copic markers and then cut using the coordinating dies.  While a number of the sentiments from Cup of Cocoa would work nicely here, I thought this one from Love & Chocolate was just perfect for my sweet little pairing.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black and then cut out the oval with stitched dies.  The cups and heart are popped up using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals (those minis are really the BEST).  I added a little extra texture in the background with my Softly Falling embossing folder (and it helps keep it wintery).  Because hey, there is still time to enter the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Newton’s Nook Designs is one of the Super Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Hop so make sure you go check out all the inspiration and enter for a chance to win!!  I’m also linking this in to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Stitch It.

I hope you like this card!  Don’t forget to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!!  Thanks so much for visiting today.  Hope you have a great day….and it isn’t too late to get that cocoa!

Stamp: Cup of Cocoa (Newton’s Nook Designs), Love & Chocolate (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cup of Cocoa Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shaped Dies (SU), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (SU), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Misti

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Freshly Made Sketches #317

Freshly Made Sketches #317 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #317

FMS317 by Jen Timko | Lots of Lavender Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpYes, I finally did it.  I took a break from making Christmas cards.  Yes, I still have some to finish and all of them to address but I needed a brief reprieve.  So I used this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch designed by the amazing Jen Mitchell to show off some new things.

Alright, alright, the sketch is actually a square.  And I really love square cards!  But I wanted to use this lavender image so badly and it just fit better on a rectangle.  The flower is from the new Sale-a-bration set called Lots of Lavender and it will be available on January 3rd for free with a $50 US purchase.  I actually heard it calling to me the second I saw it.  I used some soft Tim Holtz Distress Inks on Bristol Smooth paper to color it and the background.  Such a pretty one to work with and it hardly takes any time to color.  I wanted to use this sentiment from the new Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts Stamp Set (Occasions 2018, available on Jan 3rd too) but didn’t want to lose any of the image.  Vellum to the rescue.  I added a small piece of Elegant Eggplant behind the image panel to try to keep with the sketch.  The whole panel is popped up on foam (I find this helps keep the panel smooth after watercoloring) and then put on a base from the Wood Textures DSP.  These woodgrains are so pretty and can be used in so many ways.

I hope you like this pretty little look at spring!  Now off I go, back to the Christmas card production line!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I’m back tomorrow with a fun card for Newton’s Nook.  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Lots of Lavender (SU SAB), Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts (SU); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Elegant Eggplant (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU), Vellum (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Wilted Violet, Shabby ShuttersWeathered Wood, Abandoned Coral) ; Accessories: Misti, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Zig BrusH2O

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