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Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – Creepy Cameos

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Welcome to day 2 of the September release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Are you ready for a little bit of Halloween??  I thought that might be a yes!  You are in luck because today we are featuring a new stamp set called Creepy Cameos.  It has its own coordinating die set but there is also an additional frame die that is awesome called, simply, Cameo Die.

So don’t fall over from shock.  Do you see all that distressing??  Did you know I still knew how to do this, haha?!  Well, admittedly, I wasn’t sure either.  Let’s face it, clean is kind of where I go these days but somehow my first vision with this set was all about vintage and shabby.  So out came Distress Ink and my old distressing tool (pretty impressed that I even found it) and off I went.  I took a reinker and dyed some vanilla ribbon the purple color, then added in some black ink too.  My fingers “may” have been purple for the rest of the day.  The real fun came with the frame.  Choosing which image to feature was a tough one.  But this “bride of Frankenstein” was too awesome to ignore!  I cut two of the frames with the Cameo Die from an old Halloween designer paper and stacked them so that I could curl one up on the edges for dimension.  I sponged around the image (cut with the set’s coordinating dies) and put her up on some Dimensionals.  Just imagine all the things you can do with these frames and fun cameos!  I added the sentiment from the set onto a DSP sheet that I inked and distressed.  I did laugh that even in my distressing, this has a clean vibe to it.  Ah well, it was fun to get creative with a style a little outside my box.  I encourage you to do the same when you can!!  And now for the fun part

Would you like to win the “Creepy Cameos” 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, September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 3 of the release.  We have lots to share (and I have the latest from Freshly Made Sketches too).
Stamp: Creepy Cameos (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo), Blackberry Bliss Reinker and Pad (SU retired) ; Paper:  DSP (SU retired), Basic Black; Accessories:  Big Shot, Creepy Cameos Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cameo Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Distress Tool (SU retired), Very Vanilla Seam Binding (SU retired)

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STAMPtember – Loads of Thanks

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We are in the middle of the Newton’s Nook Designs release week so what better time to share the newest STAMPtember set from Simon Says Stamp?!!  Yes, today we celebrate the collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and Newton’s Nook Designs so you have to know how happy that makes me!  Two fabulous companies!Fall Thanks by Jen Timko | Loads of Thanks Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp and Newton's Nook Designs, STAMPtember, Falling Leaves Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Chameleon Color Tops, Chameleon Pens

This sweet stamp set comes with our little dog friend pushing a wheel barrow and LOTS of options for filling it.  I thought it would be fun to add in the bunny and leaves, which gave me the perfect excuse to use the new Falling Leaves Stencil that NND revealed yesterday (and available on Friday, Sept. 15th).  I stamped the bunny and then masked to add the wheelbarrow in a way that makes the leaves kind of spill over.  Isn’t it cute?!  Then, using my Chameleon Pens and Color Tops, I colored the images.  I love how I can get a real fall leaf feel with the shading from these Color Tops!  I wanted the focus to stay on the image but the embossing paste with the stencil adds just the right amount of interest behind our little friends.  Gotta say, these are a perfect go-together.  Remember, this STAMPtember release is only available directly from Simon Says Stamp (and conveniently enough, they will have the new stencil a SSS on Friday once it goes “live”).  If all that wasn’t enough, there is a matching die set for the images too.  Good luck holding onto your paycheck!  STAMPtember is fun time of year but oh so dangerous for the budget!  *smile*Thanks for stopping in to see my take on the new release.  Make sure you go over to the Simon blog to see all the inspiration there.  See you back in a little while for Day 2 of the NND September release.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Loads of Thanks – STAMPtember (Simon Says Stamp/Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Falling Leaves Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Embossing Paste (SU), Stitched Circles Dies (Lil’ Inker), Misti, Sequins (Paper Pumpkin, Studio Katia)

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Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – Shades of Autumn and Falling Leaves

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Welcome to day 1 of the September release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Fall is definitely in the air and Newton’s Nook is ready!  We are starting off with a beautiful set called Shades of Autumn and a brand new stencil, Falling Leaves.  Both are fabulous!

Give Thanks by Jen Timko | Shades of Autumn Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Cross Stitched Dies, Distress Oxide InkThe detail on these images is really special and I wanted to make sure I showed the stamp detail as much as possible.  I thought that using the Distress Oxide Ink would do just that.  The ink is a bit thicker than some of the dye inks and grabs onto the stamp differently.  And then you have the added benefit of how it moves with water.  So I stamped the leaves and then spritzed with some water to get the ink run just a little.  Then I added some additional splatters with the ink and water mixed together.  The sentiment from the the set is such a nice size and fit perfectly with the leaves.  I cut out the panel with Cross-Stitched Rectangles Dies and the mounted on a base of Audrey Blue card stock cut with the same.  There are more fun leaves in this set and I can’t wait to play some more with them.  Of course, there are coordinating dies that makes your layering super easy.  And this stencil is GORGEOUS…perfect for all of your fall projects!  And now for the part you always love!!

Would you like to win the “Shades of Autumn” 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, September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 2 of the release.
Stamp: Shades of Autumn (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Tim Holtz Oxide Ink (Broken China, Fossilized Amber); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Paper, Audrey Blue (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cross-Stitched Rectangles Dies (Lawn Fawn)

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Freshly Made Sketches #304

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FMS304 by Jen Timko | Vibrant Thanks Stamp by Power Poppy, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color TopsI’m working on continuing my coloring for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge (running this month) and I thought this sweet little image from Power Poppy would be perfect for the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Narelle Farrugia, who always created with the most beautiful details, designed this awesome sketch for us this week.  An instant classic!

I decided that this was another image that was great for the Chameleon Color Tops.  I looked at the coloring on coreopsis flowers and the blend from red to yellow was a natural for these cool pens.  I used the YO2 Mellow Yellow pen and infused with RD3 Vermillion.  Fun, right? The transition from red to yellow is just like the flowers.  I added a sentiment from the set too.  The image was cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies (SU).  The corrugated paper gives a little detail for the sketch and I added some jute twine.

Now, back to the coloring.  If you haven’t heard about the coloring challenge or have not yet joined in, consider it.  Kathy encourages just a little coloring every day.  Just for fun!  Every time I have participated, I have had such fun.  Creating just to create!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I hope you have a happy Wednesday.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Corrugated Paper (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Twine (SU), Dimensionals

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Rainy Day

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Rainy Day by Jen Timko | Newton's Rainy Day Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color TopsToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and given the news from Texas, my inspiration for this isn’t too hard to guess.  I thought that Newton’s Rainy Day was the perfect set for creating a card right now.

As soon as I pulled out this image with the big umbrella, I thought that my new Chameleon Color Tops would be fun to use.  And yep, was I right!  The shading on each panel was created by starting with a base color pen and then infusing with another color.  So my Fuchsia (PK5) pen was infused with Mellow Yellow (YO2) and what a cool effect, don’t you think?!  Same with the Turquoise (BG3) (infused with Mellow Yellow).  For the duck I used Mellow Yellow infused with Tangerine (OR3).  The kitty is Neutral Gray (NG4).

I combined “regular” Chameleon use with the Color Tops on this and it is amazing how much fun it was to experiment with color options.  Once I finished coloring, I was looking for just the right background when this one virtually jumped out at me.  Um, yeah…the ombré yellow from the Color Theory DSP matched perfectly!  I created a little frame and added some sequins and left most of the focus on this adorable image and its bright colors.  I hope you like my Newton’s extra this month.  So glad you stopped in to see me.  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Until then, have a great day!

Stamp: Newton’s Rainy Day (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Color Theory DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Rainy Day Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, White Baker’s Twine, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Mini Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #303

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FMS303 by Jen Timko | Happy Birds Stamp by WPlus9, Watercolor, Winsor and Newton PaintsHi everyone!  Sorry it has been a bit since I posted.  I needed a crafty break and had lots going on with my boys and work.  But I’m getting back to the craft room this week and will have lots for you in the upcoming weeks.  Today, I’m excited to join back in with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our host this week is the extraordinary Karren Johnson, queen of coloring.  And she has such a fun sketch this week.  One that allows for elements to be combined and all kinds of creativity.

After puttering around in my stamp room like I had no clue for a while, I finally settled on this set.  Something about these birds always make me happy!  Well, they are Happy Birds.  I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black on Bristol Smooth paper and then colored with my Winsor and Newton Watercolors.  Instead of a “real” panel, I painted on some stripes for the vertical elements.  Hopefully Karren forgives my loose interpretation of this part of the sketch.  I love the stitched dies with the stitched details of the stamps so that was my final touch.  I used the new Mini Dimensionals for attaching the bird and other little things.  I have to say that this new size from Stampin’ Up is a must have for your glue arsenal (and I know we are all collectors of just the right adhesives).

I think that like many in the US, I have been a little overwhelmed by what I am seeing in Texas.  Watercoloring yesterday was good for my soul.  Later today, I’ll be working on what I can do to help.  There are many good references on what is needed and reliable organizations who will have boots on the ground to help.  If you are not sure where to go, start here:  United Airlines Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  They have links to donate to vetted charities and you can even get a few frequent flyer miles for your donation.

Back to the stamp room for me and I’ll see you soon.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I hope you have a happy Wednesday.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Happy Birds (WPlus9); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Basic Black (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (SSS)

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Newton’s Nook Designs and Chibitronics Inspiration Week plus a Giveaway

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This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Chibitronics are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to light up your cards using Chibi lights with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps!  This is a match just made to work together since so many of the NND sets have features that are perfect for lighting up.

Always Be Brave by Jen Timko | Knight's Quest Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Chibitronics, Light Up Card, Chibi LightsAs soon as I heard about the collaboration, my first thought was this dragon from Knight’s Quest.  I just knew that somehow he had to have “real” fire!  I started by coloring the images with Copic Markers (I have colors listed in my YouTube video).  I cut the hills using the Land Borders Dies (NND) and stitched rectangles dies (SSS).  My base is the new Tranquil Tide card stock (a Stampin’ Up In Color) that is sponged with Night of Navy ink.  The hills are Night of Navy and Smoky Slate (SU).  I put one of the red lights behind the fire and yellow lights behind the windows to create this awesome interactive card.  Want to see it lit?!

Always Be Brave Lit Up by Jen Timko | Knight's Quest Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Chibitronics, Chibi LightsIt is so awesome in person too!  I created a short video to show you a few more specifics on how I created the circuit and the “switch” for this.  Things I learned along the way….Think of a fun place for the switch so that it is easy for the recipient, make sure you press the copper tape on really well (I used a bone folder), check your circuits before gluing stuff down (I may have checked a few too many time, haha).  The kit comes with great directions on building your circuits.  Mine is a pretty basic parallel circuit.  Here is my video so you can see the rest:

 

And here is the link right to YouTube:  Knight’s Quest Light Up Card

Would you like to win a prize pack including a Starter Kit from Chibitronics and a $30 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win!!

Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Chibitronics products all week (Aug 21-25) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday August 25th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 28th.
Chibitronics will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit the Chibitronics blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

I’m so glad you stopped in today!  I hope you enjoy this amazing week of fun!

Stamp: Knight’s Quest (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Night of Navy; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Big Shot, Knight’s Quest Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Border Dies (NND), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Foam Tape, Tear and Tape (SU), Craft Knife

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Autumn Newton

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Welcome to the last of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I’m sure you have been waiting to see what Newton would be up to this month and we finally get to share!  He is getting ready for Fall!!  I knew I loved that kitty!

Pile of Fun by Jen Timko | Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Markers, Fall Cat Card, Calico CatI have been getting a little push back from a certain calico I know that there have not been any Kate’s in my Newton release repertoire lately.  I tried to tell her that calico orange is difficult to match with other colors, especially in spring and summer palettes.  I was rewarded with a sprinkling of kitty glitter (cat fur) all over everything to prove the error of my ways.  Thankfully, “calico” matches fall perfectly so here she is.  Kate playing in the leaves!!  After stamping in Versafine Onyx Black ink, I colored the image on the Bristol paper using my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I used a couple of shades of each color to mimic the shading on the leaves we get in our yard every autumn.  To created the card, I used a sheet from my old This and That books from SU.  These were smash styled scrapbooks that have awesome prints.  In a recent crafty cleanup, I found one of the books and removed all the pages that were unused “just in case”.  I totally LOVE it as a layer here!!  I put some corrugated kraft paper underneath and added a little twine under Kate (Newton).  Now I’m all ready to start feeling a little of the crisp cool air of autumn in Virginia (my favorite season here!).  And you know the deal by now….you can win this set for free (it really is a great part of release week!).

Would you like to win the “Autumn Newton” 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.  Your kind comments are always a highlight of my week.  Have an amazing day!
Stamp: Autumn Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Corrugated Paper (SU Retired), This and That DSP (SU Retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Autumn Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Linen Thread, Mini Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Knight’s Quest

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Welcome to day 3 of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs (this is post 2 for today, keep scrolling if looking for Freshly Made Sketches).  You definitely needed something to go with the princess and what better than this new little knight in Knight’s Quest?!

Hear Ye Hear Ye by Jen Timko | Knight's Quest Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, Magic Slider Card, Zig Clean Color MarkersI took a bit of a break from all the girly pink to create this fun magic slider card.  I had never made one of these are they are cool to make!  (and disclaimer…almost impossible to photograph!!)  I stamped the images using my Misti onto Strathmore Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  Then I stamped it again on a window sheet using Stazon (make sure you clean your stamps immediately but not using the Stazon cleaner since it will damage photopolymer stamps).  I colored the image on the Bristol paper using my Zig Clean Color Markers.  My slider was created using the Sea Borders Dies to give a little place to pull.  I used some retired DSP from SU as the frame for our brave fellow and added the little arrow from the set to show that the panel should be pulled.  Want to see it in action?!

You can also see it on the direct link here:  Magic Slider Card

I wanted to finish the announcement idea so I finished the inside of the card with an actual announcement from the set.  Just a quick stamp and color of the trumpet and this sentiment is adorable.  Hear Ye (inside) by Jen TimkoI love the idea of this card for a little boy who loves knights, don’t you?!  Just so great to have a set that is perfect for little boys (and big ones since mine were obsessed with playing around with the slider).  And you can get the set free for yourself!

Would you like to win the “Kinght’s Quest” 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 the last day of this month’s release.  Our friend Newton will be making an appearance!
Stamp: Knight’s Quest (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers, Stazon Black; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, Thick Whisper White (SU), Retired DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Knight’s Quest Dies(Newton’s Nook Designs), Sea Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Window Sheets (SU), Tear and Tape (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #301

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FMS301 by Jen Timko | Poinsettia Stamp by Simon Says Stamp, O Christmas Tree Stamp by Concord and 9th, Copic ColoringThis is my first post for today (my second, for the August release from NND will be up shortly following).  After an amazing week of inspiration and celebration from Freshly Made Sketches, we are on our way to the next 300 sketches this week.  The sketch hostess is our lovely friend Jen Brum and she has a unique angled sketch for us this week.  I’m in love!!

I chose to make another Christmas card since I’m starting to get the holiday card making buzz.  What better image than this beautiful flower from the Poinsettia stamp by Simon Says Stamp?  I’m taking another Copic coloring class this Friday (YAY!!!) and I thought I should probably put in a little practice before going.  So out came my reds and off to coloring I went.  I added in some leaves from the set for another pop of color and then made the rest using Vanilla and Black. Yes, Vanilla.  Because Stampin’ Up has a new Thick Vanilla card stock that is amazing!!!!  And it works beautifully for Copic coloring!!  I chose this sentiment from Concord and 9th since I thought it was a nice fit on the angle and then added some sequins in black.  This patterned paper is retired from Stampin’ Up (I have huge stash of black and vanilla papers that I think will finally get the love they deserve!).

I hope you have a great time with this sketch!  The team has provided their always spectacular inspiration so check out their work!  Thanks so much for stopping in.  So glad to see you!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Poinsettia (Simon Says Stamp), O Christmas Tree (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla(SU), Basic Black (SU), Typeset Specialty DSP (SU Retired); Ink:  , Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Metallic Sequins (SU), Misti

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