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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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Freshly Made Sketches #273

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Jen Timko - FMS273 | Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Paper Pumpkin Sentiment (Stampin' Up)My favorite stamping day of the week is here!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I’m so excited to share this week’s sketch by coloring genius Karren Johnson.  Her split panel concept is so fun and can lead to so many great ideas!

So I’m hoping that I didn’t stretch too far from the sketch but I really tried to make my watercolor ombré layer into three distinctive sections.  I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create the colors.  I started with a light wash and then went back and layered on more ink.  The heart is really one of the leaves from the Layering Leaves Die Set (Concord & 9th) and I just snipped the stem off to turn it into a heart.  I colored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Wine Red Zig pen and washed it out a bit with water.  Then I die cut with the leaf.  So pretty!  Finally, after some debate, I chose a sentiment.  You see…I need a birthday card for my dear husband and I think this might hit the right masculine note (well, at least it isn’t a flower, haha!).  I love that the Moon Rock ink from Altenew is a nice match to the distress ink on the panel with crisper stamping.  The sentiment itself is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  While the kit is an adorable Valentine’s 3-d set, the sentiments are going to be in your go-to list for a while.  I love this font and this says it all!

I know the gallery will be full of inspiration this week.  The design team has some amazing work already there for you to enjoy.  Hope to see your take on the sketch!  I’ll be back on Saturday with a fun hop that you are going to love.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Paper Pumpkin January ; Ink: Altenew (Moon Rock), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Zig Clean Color 48 Pack (Wine Red); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Fancy Friday – Pencils and Ink

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Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things.  Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy!  If you hopped over from the amazing Allison, welcome to the next stop.  For January, our theme is “Just Because”.  Kind of an anything goes concept which is always fun!

Watercolor Pencils and Ink - Jen Timko | Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencil Blending on Flourishing Phrases and Floral Phrases stamp setsI chose to show you a new technique that you can try with your Watercolor Pencils from Stampin’ Up.  The fun of this is the color coordination that Stampin’ Up is known for and now you can use it to your advantage with this new coloring medium.  The first card I created for today used complementary blues, Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay, and greens, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  I stamped the flower from Flourishing Phrases onto watercolor paper and then added shading using the pencil in Bermuda Bay.  The effect is so pretty and changes the whole feel of the image.
Flourishing in Blue by Jen Timko | Watercolor Pencils and Ink on Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set by Stampin' UpSo I decided to try it with more colors.  I decided to used Daffodil Delight ink and the Pumpkin Pie pencil together for my second project but I show my “worksheet” at the end of the video as I played with options.  While the flower from Floral Phrases already has a watercolor look, this ups the game a bit as you add shading. Daffodil Floral by Jen Timko | Floral Phrases Stamp Set by Stampin' UpHere is my video with all the details.

 

Click here for the direct link to the video if you prefer:  Watercolor Pencils and Ink

Just a quick note on the pencils.  Apparently many of you already own these lovelies because they are currently unavailable.  No fear though.  They should be back in stock by Feb. 13th if you don’t already have them.

Now for the rest of the hop!  I’m telling you….this team is the most talented group.  You will be happy you hopped!  Off to see the super talented Krista Frattin.  As always, she has created something fabulous!

You can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

Click HERE to purchase these wonderful Stampin’ Up products!

Stamp:  Floral Phrases, Flourishing Phrases, Paper Pumpkin Oct; Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Basic Gray; Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor Paper, Strathmore Watercolor Note Cards, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories:  SU Watercolor Pencils, Zig BrusH2O, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Misti Stamping Tool,

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Freshly Made Sketches #272

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Jen Timko - FMS272 | Stampin' Up Bold Butterflies Dies, Butterflies Dies, Watercolor Wings Stamp SetAfter the whirlwind of posting last week, I have been taking advantage of this week’s quiet to take care of non-stamping things.  But I finally got back into the stamp room yesterday and took a good look at the amazing Cécile‘s fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  The first think that popped into my head was butterflies (not sure why since they are clearly circles….but she did say any shape!).  Sometimes it is best just to go with it to see what happens!

I colored some Ranger Watercolor Paper (it is white) using Tim Holtz Distress Inks with the pretty aquas and pinks and set it aside to dry.  While I was waiting, I used the Bold Butterflies and Butterflies Dies (they coordinate) from SU to cut the intricate butterflies from White Vellum Card Stock.  Then I cut the colored paper with the outline dies of the same sets.  I pulled the stamp set from the same family, Watercolor Wings, and used the dotted border and sentiment stamped in Smoky Slate.  To help match the circle elements from the sketch, I added a white doily and some Silver Metallic Thread behind the butterflies.  I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the vellum to the colored butterflies and was amazed to see that you cannot see the adhesive.  (I had planned to use pearls to conceal it but went with a cleaner look when I realized I could.)

All in all, this is such a fun and easy card to make.  You could use DSP or watercolor different colors or even add glimmer paper to alter the feel of the card and make a pretty set.

I love how the design team has interpreted this one and I’m sure you’ll agree that they are amazing!  I hope you have fun and will join us in the gallery this week.  Back on Friday for this month’s Fancy Friday.  Until then, have a great week!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Watercolor Wings; Ink:  Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Ranger Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Big Shot, Bold Butterflies Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread, Fine Tip Glue Pen, White Doily (ret)

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Newton’s Happy Mail

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Welcome back for the last day of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today is a great day for all of you who are fans of the sweet Newton!  I just adore this little kitty and I’m sure you will too.  You can see more information over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!

Special Delivery by Jen Timko | Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook #newtonsnookI have to admit that I pretty much jumped up and down the second I saw this set!  This really is some seriously happy mail!!  Not only do I love the main image of Newton but I adore the sentiment and the sweet little paw print!  I decided that my little kitty would be sending out some Valentine happy mail.  Using Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, I stamped in black ink and colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I love how you can blend them to create perfect shading on the kitty!  I colored the top of the mailbox a second time so that I could pop it up to give extra dimension.

Special Delivery by Jen Timko | Newton's Happy Mail Stamp Set by Newton's Nook #newtonsnookHere is a closeup so you can see it a little better.  It gives the look of Newton really coming out of the mailbox!  You know that stuff you always hold on to in your crafty stash “just in case”.  Well, glad I did.  I found some mini silver brads that I attached at the base of the flag which was the perfect finishing touch.  I created a coordinating envelope and colored the little paw print to match the mailbox and added the perfect sentiment from the set.  This was just so fun to create!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Happy Mail” 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.  Today is the last day for the release reveals and all of the release sets will be available tomorrow (January 20th).  The design team has done such a fabulous job of showing these new sets and I hope you have liked our projects!  Newton's Happy Mail - Newton's Nook DesignsStamp: Newton’s Happy Mail (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Pop of Pink DSP (SU), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, Bermuda Bay(SU); Accessories:  Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals, Mini Brads (SU ret), Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp)

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Pug Hugs

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Welcome back for Day 3 of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs.  Dog lovers, today is your day!  Especially all of you who are owned by pugs.  The adorable Pug Hugs is going to make you so happy!  You can see more information over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!

Birthday Pug by Jen Timko | Pug Hugs Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookThese little pug images are just too cute and I just love the accessories that go with them.  I chose to do a little bit of masking to put the birthday hat on the pug.  I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and then colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers using some of the grays and added orange to his hat.  I’m forever needing cards that are more appropriate for boys and I love that this set could be for anyone on your list.  Once colored, I cut the image out using a stitched circle die and then I added in this orange polka dot banner and stamped the sentiment right onto the card base.  It still needed a little something so I added Baker’s Twine to coordinate with the base.

Would you like to win the “Pug Hugs” 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.  Since Wednesday is also Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept day, please see my first post to see my creation for them.  Tomorrow will be Day 4 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!Stamp: Pug Hugs (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Polka Dots DSP (SU ret), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, Bermuda Bay(SU); Accessories:  Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals. Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine (SU), Big Shot, Stitched Circle (Lil’ Inker Designs)

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Freshly Made Sketches #271 and The Card Concept #65

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Jen Timko - Hello Lovely Stamp Set by Concord & 9th - FMS271, CC#65Since it is release week for Newton’s Nook, please bear with me as I combine the two challenges from Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept this week.  The sketch from the kind and amazing Cindy Hall seemed perfect to with the inspiration piece!

I came back to this gorgeous set from Concord & 9th called Hello Lovely because I really, really wanted to use this sentiment for the sketch.  They seemed perfect for each other!  I stamped using Versafine Black ink to ensure a crisp look.  The two words are actually separate stamps and can be used in multiple ways (one of the things that drew me to the set) and then there is the flower.  You may remember the flower from my last card for The Card Concept and it really is a full card size.  But how wonderful that you can use a small portion of it too!  I used the colors from the inspiration piece (orange, pink and gray) and I love how quick it was to create this pretty watercolor look.  The image panel and the base are Shimmery White Card Stock (SU).  This paper really does take ink well and is beautiful with a light coloring hand…nevermind the subtle shimmer which is so pretty in person.  I added a layer of Tangerine Tango and colored some Basic Pearls with a black Sharpie marker to mimc the speckles from the image and add a little more dimension.

I know you have been getting tons of posts from me this week and I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  This is my first post of the day and you will see the next in the January Release from Newton’s Nook Designs in just a bit.  The FMS and Card Concept design teams have created marvelous projects for our challenges this week and I hope you will join us for both.  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, WPlus9 Black Dye, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper: Shimmery White (SU), Tangerine Tango; Accessories:  Misti, Glue Dots, Zig BrusH2O, Basic Pearls, Black Sharpie Marker

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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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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Woodland Duos

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Today is the day I’ve been waiting for!  It is the first day of January Release Week at Newton’s Nook Designs and I finally get to share with you some of what I have been working on.  Today the design team is showing you the set called Woodland Duos and it is simply wonderful.  The adorable images are designed to coordinate with the existing Darling Hearts Dies.  You can see all the information about this set over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog!

Woodland Duos Owl Card by Jen Timko | Woodland Duos Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookI thought the two little owls just called out to be colored so I started with them.  In my first go at coloring, I chose actual owl colors but somehoww I felt like I needed to brighten them up.  So brighten is what I did!  Using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, I chose greens to color first and I thought it showed the fun art well.  So I continued with oranges and yellows!  I am super happy with the whimsical feel.  I used the big heart from the dies set to cut out the image and then added a panel of coordinating DSP.  For the sentiment, I used the dies again and cut out ‘love’ three times from my card stock.   I layered them together to get a nice dimensional feel.  Finally some little sequins to match the image.

Would you like to win the “Woodland Duos” 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. 

 

So glad you stopped through today.  I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 2 of Release Week.  I hope you have a great day!

Stamp: Woodland Duos (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink,  Zig Clean Color Real Bush Markers; Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Print Poetry DSP (SU ret), Thick Whisper White (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Darling Hearts Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh, SU), Zig BrusH20, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #270

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Glad to see you on this lovely Wednesday!  At least I hope it is lovely where you are.  Just like in yesterday’s post, I am working to resist the winter weather with another pretty spring image.  This time I’m using this awesome sketch by the incredible Kim Singdahlsen.  Something about this sketch really spoke to me and it is going right into my “use again soon” favorites.

Last week I showed you a card with one of my gifts from Santa and this gorgeous Mondo Hydrangea was in the same package.  I think Santa has my number when it comes to picking stamps!  I had to admit that stamping cards like this with aligned images used to put me off because I knew they would never be quite aligned.  No more!  The Misti tool makes short work of this and the line up is perfect every time!  I stamped onto SU Shimmery White paper using WPlus9 Black Dye Ink for the base.  Then laid the little piece of DSP down and stamped again.  I figured out the spacing for the top layer, moved the others out of the way and stamped one more time onto Shimmery White.  While the Shimmery White paper is not true watercolor paper, it does watercolor nicely if you don’t need to add lots of color (or water).  I love it for effects like this.  And the added bonus is the subtle sparkle!  I used Light Blue and Peacock Blue Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and my Zig BrusH2O for a quick coloring of the rectangle part of the flower.  A little bit of Light Green and Yellow for the stems and centers.  I thought the sentiment from yesterday’s card was perfect for this one too so I used the Happy Little Thoughts set from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black to keep it crisp and clear.  I popped the colored panel up on Dimensionals for a little more wow and then added some of my hoarded beloved sequins from the SU Watercolor Wishes set.  They really are just the right colors!

I do hope that you will enjoy this sketch as much as I did.  Now I have to admit that as I just added the sketch in to my blog writeup, I realized that my sentiment is in the wrong place.  Sigh.  My computer issues have addled my brain.  Good thing the team has exceeded their normally fabulous creative work!  Yes, I am still facing computer issues so I’ll be a bit quiet still this week (it has gone in to the professional Apple people to see what they can do….perhaps a graphics driver) but I’m working busily in my stamp room creating projects for the upcoming Newton’s Nook Designs January release.  I can’t wait to share!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Stamp:  Mondo Hydrangea (Ellen Hutson), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs)Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Real Bush Markers; Paper:  Shimmery White (SU); Accessories: Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Watercolor Wishes Kit – SU), Zig BrusH20, Dimensionals

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