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Freshly Made Sketches #313

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FMS313 by Jen Timko | Cheers to the Year Stamp by Stampin' Up, Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' UpAnother week has flown by and we are back to Wednesday and Freshly Made Sketches day!  I keep feeling like the holidays are sneaking right up on me.  I decided I needed to get a bit more serious on my Christmas card production and thought it would be good to create some that are easy to reproduce.  Karren Johnson‘s sketch this week to the rescue!

I pulled out this pretty set called Cheers to the Year by Stampin’ Up.  Lovely snowflakes!  I stamped them in Smokey Slate and Dapper Denim inks (SU).  Pretty combination for sure!  After some debate, I realized I had just the right sentiment for the job from the October Paper Pumpkin kit (Stampin’ Up) and it fit the space perfectly.  The nature of the kits means that the images and sentiments are on trend and I really love this one!  I thought it might need a little something extra so I added some Basic Pearls then popped it onto a Basic Gray card base.  I think the assembly line is getting ready to get moving on this one!

I hope you are having a good week.  The design team has created a lovely variety of cards with this fun sketch and I think it is one you will have fun with too.  Hope you’ll have time to play along!  I will be back on Friday with the latest from Fancy Friday.  Until then, I hope you have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Cheers to the Year (SU), Paper Pumpkin Oct 17 Sentiment; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Gray (SU); Ink:  Smokey Slate, Dapper Denim; Accessories: Misti, Basic Pearls

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Freshly Made Sketches #312

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FMS312 by Jen Timko | Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Merry Tags Dies by Stampin' UpHappy Wednesday!  I get to share the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches with you today.  This one comes courtesy of the lovely and talented Cécile Ribon.  It is such fun and really unique…just like Cécile!

I pulled out this retired little ornament die (Merry Tags Thinlits).  It is hard to tell from the picture but I used Shimmery White card stock there is a bit of extra sparkle.  I used some gold washi tape to create the angled “panel” from the sketch and then pulled out a sentiment from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set by Newton’s Nook.  It is gold embossed for shine.  Now as I’m posting this, I realize the sentiment is not placed per the sketch.  Sigh….  Hopefully Cécile will be patient with my oversight.  *smile*  I added some gold twine to follow the monochromatic theme.

I hope you like this fun little card and will join us this week.  The design team has created their usual plethora of inspiration and you are sure to fall in love with their cards!  Hope you have an amazing day.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Snow Globe Scenes (Newton’s Nook Designs); Paper:  Shimmery White (SU); Ink:  Versamark; Accessories: Misti, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Big Shot, Merry Tags Thinlits (SU retired), Gold Twine, Mini Dimensionals, Gold Washi Tape (SU retired)

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Celebrate Autumn

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Celebrate Autumn by Jen Timko | Autumn Leaves Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Jute Twine by Stampin' UpAs we get closer to the holiday season, you will find that schedules get adjusted for design teams and releases.  For me, that means that I get to share another project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog! I know I have said it a number of times but my inspiration right now is all around me here in Virginia.  In fact I spent about an hour yesterday raking up the inspiration, haha!

The leaves are a bit more fun when they are cut from paper.  I kept this one pretty clean but I love the simplicity of fall wreaths and the natural elements.  I mimicked the idea of a vine wreath with some leaves by using some jute twine to create a simple one on the card.  I glued down the ends using Mulit Medium Matte Glue and then attached one of the pieces on the opposite side to make sure the wreath kept its shape.

Celebrate Close Up by Jen Timko | Autumn Leaves Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Jute Twine by Stampin' UpYou could totally create your own watercolor designs for the leaves but I cheated a bit.  I seem to have a never-ending stash of designer papers and I pulled out the retired Color Me Autumn DSP and just popped these little leaves out with the Autumn Leaves Dies.  I cut a few extra with some Early Espresso card stock too and used the centers from the leaves of those to add a few “twigs” among the leaves.  Yet again, I leaned on the awesome  Happy Little Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment since I thought this might make a nice fall birthday card.  I realized that I don’t have enough that are masculine and I think this could work well.  I added a little bow with some more jute twine to finish the wreath.  To attach the leaves, I used Mini Dimensionals (cut in half).  These little gems are a time saver for sure.  The bow is attached with the Multi Medium Matte again (in case any leaks out, it becomes invisible when it dries matte).

I’m also linking this in to the Addicted to CAS Challenge #123 : Leaves.  CAS and Leaves….two of my favorite things!!   I hope you enjoy this autumn extra today!  Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!!  See you tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.

Stamp: Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Early Espresso (SU); Paper:  Naturals Ivory Card Stock (SU retired), Color Me Autumn DSP (Stampin’ Up); Accessories:  Big Shot, Autumn Leaves Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Jute Twine (SU – Holiday Catalog 2017), Mini Dimensionals, Multi Medium Matte Glue

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Newton’s Nook Designs – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

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I am so happy to joining in a fabulous event today.  Tracey McNeely has begun her 7th annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags and today Newton’s Nook Designs is the featured sponsor.  I have already gotten a sneak peek and you are going to have fun hopping through all the fabulous projects today (and for all 25 days!).

Merry and Joy Tags by Jen Timko | Snowfall Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Snow Globe Shaker Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Dotted Shaker Tag 1 Die by Studio KatiaI thought it would be fun to create tags featuring the Snowfall Stencil and the words from the Snow Globe Shaker Dies.  The dies make for quick work when you are making multiple tags.  I simply used the dies on Red Glimmer Paper (Stampin’ Up).  All the shine and no extra work!  Perfect for the holidays.  I used Embossing Paste with the stencils and just created an assembly line on them (make sure you wash off the embossing paste as soon as you can).  I attached the words to some vellum and then glued the vellum pieces to the tags using Ranger Multi Medium Matte Glue.  I colored a few rhinestones with a Copic marker and added those for more bling.  Finally, I used the Mini Tinsel Trim (it comes in red and silver) to top off the tags.  If you love sparkle for you holiday packaging, these are the tags for you!

Make sure you stop over at Tracey’s blog to see all the Newton’s Nook Designs tags and check HERE to see how you can win prizes from NND and the other generous sponsors.  Thanks so much for stopping in.  Hope you have a great day!

Paper:  Smoky Slate (SU), Red Glimmer Paper (SU), White Vellum (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Snow Globe Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snowfall Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Embossing Paste (SU), Basic Rhinestones (SU), Mini Tinsel Trim (SU), R29 Copic Marker, Dotted Shaker Tag 1 Die (Studio Katia)

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Freshly Made Sketches #311

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FMS311 by Jen Timko | Snow Much Fun Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color PensSo you know when you are stuck for stamping mojo and you need to pull out an old favorite??  Yeah…that was me for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card.  Not really sure why I struggled since this sketch is fabulous, but some days are like that.  The lovely Jennifer Brum gave us one that can be used in so many variations.  And oh, did I note a circle??  Jen is notoriously intimidated by circles so a big shout out for her crafty courage!  (Love ya’, Jen!!)

Do you remember this stamp set from Stampin’ Up?  It is called Snow Much Fun and I love the little snowmen in the set.  I chose this fellow and did some quick coloring with Zig Clean Color Pens.  I did hand draw in the line for his hill so that he wasn’t standing in space.  I was super happy to have some coloring time and then realized that my sentiment just wasn’t going to fit on a circle.  Sigh.  Well, I’m going with the “any shape” concept on the sketch and added it on a rectangle instead.  I chose a print from the Be Merry DSP (main catty, SU).

Tomorrow I get to be a part of a super fun month long event by Tracey McNeely, her 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Snow Much Fun (SU, Ret); Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Cherry Cobbler (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Pens; Accessories: Misti, Zig BrusH2O

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Enjoy Autumn

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Enjoy Autumn by Jen Timko | Autumn Newtons Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Winsor and Newton Paints, WatercolorToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and I’m still in love with all things fall!  Apparently my little friend Newton is too and I pulled out Autumn Newton to color today.

Fall in Virginia is my favorite season and we are finally really entering the season.  About time!  It seemed late to arrive this year.  I love apples and pumpkins and oh do I love the leaves!  I used some of the local fall things as inspiration for my colors (See the spotty gourd?  My friend had a picture of one like that so I had to include it!)  The leaves next to the card are from my yard and I used those colors as a start for my leaf coloring.

Enjoy Autumn Close Up by Jen Timko | Autumn Newton Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Winsor and Newton Paints, WatercolorI thought that using my Winsor and Newton watercolor paints would be the perfect way to color this.  Something about how the paints layers that ink doesn’t makes it great for blending colors and layering texture.  I used Fabriano Extra White Watercolor Paper….one of my favorites.  While the stamp set has wonderful sentiments, I leaned on one of my go-to phrases from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set.  I thought it fit this sweet image wonderfully!  I cut a the image layer shape with the Snow Globe Shaker Dies for a fun and different look.

I’m also linking this in to the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge….more gorgeous fall loveliness.  I hope you enjoy this autumn extra today!  Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!!  See you tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.

Stamp: Autumn Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Verafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Wood Textures DSP (Stampin’ Up); Accessories:  Big Shot, Autumn Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snow Globe Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, Silver Paint Brush, Winsor and Newton Paints, Daniel Smith Paints, Burlap Ribbon (SU ret)

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Freshly Made Sketches #310

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FMS310 by Jen Timko | Be Merry Stamp Set and Dies by WPlus9, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringHappy Wednesday!!  We have a fabulous new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  The incredible Kim Singdahlsen is our sketch hostess this week and you are just going to fall in love!

It seems that traditional colors are the way I’m leaning this year on my Christmas cards.  I remain obsessed with this Be Merry DSP from Stampin’ Up and I added on this speckled woodgrain print from Coffee Break DSP (also SU).  I think the prints work really well together!  I kept this pretty simple and used one of my go-to Christmas sentiments from the Be Merry Stamp Set by WPlus9.  The little flower and holly leaves are from the same set and I did some quick Copic coloring.  The sentiment is from the Be Merry Stamp Set from WPlus9 and it is one of my favorites again this year.  It is stamped in Early Espresso ink to match the woodgrain paper.  To create all the rectangles, I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies by Simon Says Stamp.

I’m trying to get a little more serious about my holiday cards so I think you can expect to see more of those in the upcoming weeks.  Make sure you stop over to say hi to the team at Freshly Made Sketches.  They have created wonderful projects this week!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Be Merry (WPlus9); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Coffee Break DSP (SU); Ink:  Early Espresso (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Basic Pearls (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Naughty or Mice and Santa Paws Newton

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Wow, it is already the last of the Holiday Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  What a week of reveals it has been, don’t you think?  Yeah…I’m in love with everything.  But we are not done yet and we have two more stamp sets to show you before we are finished.

Naughty or Mice by Jen Timko | Naughty or Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Pens, Wink of StellaThe first set I get to show you today is called Naughty or Mice.  Isn’t it cute??!!  I just love this little fellow holding a present and hoping you’ll say “Mice”.  I kept this one nice and clean with just a few bits of sparkle.  I colored him using my Zig Clean Color Pens and then added some Wink of Stella.

Naughty or Mice Closeup by Jen Timko | Naughty or Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Wink of StellaThis is such a sweet little set and another one that is great for coloring.  And if you love coloring, then the second set I have today is going to make you really happy!  Yes, our friend Newton is back and he gets to be Santa Paws Newton.

I Believe by Jen Timko | Santa Paws Newton by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringSince I have been using a traditional color scheme so much this week, I stuck with that as I colors this sweet little Newton.  I think the little mouse is a true believer, don’t you?!

So this week has been a bit of a whirlwind!  So many amazing products that will all be available tomorrow (Friday).  I think there is something for everyone’s holiday wish list!  But we still have one more chance for you to win.

Would you like to win the “Naughty or Nice” or the “Santa Paws Newton” 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, October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Your comments are always such a joy and I really appreciate your support.

Stamps: Naughty or Mice (Newton’s Nook Designs), Santa Paws Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Perfectly Plaid Winter Edition (Lawn Fawn); Accessories:  Big Shot, Santa Paws Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Washi Tape (SU ret), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Stylish Stockings and Reindeer Roll Call

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Happy day 3 of the Holiday Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  And yes, it is also Freshly Made Sketches day.  So I combined two of my favorite things into one post!  This holiday release from Newton’s Nook is going to continue to amazing you as, yet again, we have TWO stamps to share with you.

FMS309 by Jen Timko | Stylish Stockings Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' UpI am going to start with the Stylish Stockings Stamp Set and the coordinating dies since I used it with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.  I love the sweet designs on these little stockings and the adorable stitched details for them.  I stamped them using Altenew’s Ruby Red ink and just look at how those tiny details show perfectly.  All I had to do was stamp the sentiment on a stitched circle and add some festive patterned paper.  Stamps like this make your holiday cards easy to reproduce and such fun to make!

Reindeer Chalk Board by Jen Timko | Reindeer Roll Call Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Corrugated Paper, Chalk BoardNext up is Reindeer Roll Call.  What an awesome idea this stamp is!!  As soon as I saw it, I thought chalk board card so I just had to give it a try.  I stamped using Versamark ink on a textured black card stock and then heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.  I added the little snowflakes and one of the reindeer from the stamp set to accent the names and embossed them too.  I cut the panel out with a cross-stitched rectangle die and added a few rhinestones that I colored with a red Copic marker.  To give it that chalk board look, I tapped on a little bit of white craft ink with a sponge.  Then, I cut out some Corrugated Kraft card stock using a cross-stitched rectangle and added this great 7/8″ Striped Ribbon from Stampin’ Up as an accent.  You’ll notice a theme with these card today….makable!  Because when it comes to holiday cards, I generally like the make a few of each style!

I just know you are going to love the projects from the entire Newton’s Nook team today and don’t forget to take a look at all the inspiration at Freshly Made Sketches too!  Of course, the post isn’t complete without a chance to win!

Would you like to win the “Stylish Stockings” or “Reindeer Roll Call” 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, October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Tomorrow is the last day of this release and I feel safe in saying you are going to be thrilled by the products!

Stamps: Stylish Stockings (Newton’s Nook Designs), Reindeer Roll Call (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versamark, Ruby Red (Altenew); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Textured Black (SU ret), Corrugated Kraft (SU ret); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stylish Stockings Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Large Cross Stitched Rectangles Dies (Lawn Fawn), Heat Tool, Bright White Opaque Embossing Powder (WOW!), Basic Rhinestones (SU), 7/8″ Striped Ribbon (SU), Button (SU ret), White Baker’s Twine

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Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Snow Globe Scenes and Shaker Dies

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Welcome to day 2 of the Holiday Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  After a spectacular start to this week, I’m back today with another must-have set of products.  Yes indeed, a snow globe!!  Oh, the possibilities!

Santa Snow Globe by Jen Timko | Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Snow Globe Shaker Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsWhat is it about a shaker card that makes everyone happy?  No one can resist them!  And when the shaker is a snow globe?  It is sure to be a holiday hit!  As usual, the hardest part of my card was narrowing down which images to use.  Because I love them all!  I settled on the little houses and Santa because well, it is Santa!!  I loved the idea of using silver, navy and white to create an adorable winter scene for my snow globe.  And it is super fun to do.  I find it easier to show you in a video so I created a tutorial for you.

 

Direct link to the video:  Snow Globe Scenes Shaker Card

Make sure you take note of the foam and acetate sheet packs that will be available on Friday.  These are a great deal and you’ll want them on hand for all kinds of projects.

I said yesterday how much I love sentiment sets…just take a look at how perfectly Snow Globe Scenes coordinates with Sentiment of the Season from yesterday.  When font styles coordinate for the insides and outsides of a card, that makes like so easy for the holidays!

I hope you are having fun so far with this release!  And it is only day 2.  So many pretty products!!  Of course, the post isn’t complete without a chance to win!

Would you like to win the “Snow Globe Scenes” 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, October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.

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


Stamps: Snow Globe Scenes (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versamark; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Night of Navy (SU), Silver Foil (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snow Globe Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Heat Tool, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (SU), Metallic Sequins (SU), Foam Sheets (Newton’s Nook Designs), Acetate Sheets (Newton’s Nook Designs), Mini Dimensionals, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp)

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