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Just Believe

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Just Believe by Jen Timko | Dream On Stamp by Pinkfresh Studio, Fancy Feathers Stamp by Lil' Inker DesignsHappy Saturday to you!  I’ve been busy creating for next week’s Newton’s Nook Designs April Release (starts on Monday) but I wanted to quickly share this card that I made for a friend.

I got this sweet rainbow image in a set called Dream On (Pinkfresh Studio) at Stamping Away.  Isn’t it darling?  I thought it would be fun to use repeat stamping and then color a few.  I used Copics to shade the rainbows in some bright, happy colors.  Little images are perfect for this technique!!  I found some coordinating sequins to add a little more color and then popped up the layer on a dark blue card base.  I hope it will bring some joy to the recipient!  Well, off to some more soccer….all soccer, all the time around here!  Hope the day is great.  See you Monday!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Dream On (Pinkfresh Studio), Fancy Feathers (Lil’ Inker Designs); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Midnight Muse (SU retired); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Sequins

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Freshly Made Sketches #332

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FMS332 by Jen Timko | Jungle Little Stamp by Hello Bluebird, Sketchy Thoughts Stamp by Winnie and Walter, Gotta Have Gingham 6x6 Paper by Lawn FawnI hope that this finds you having a great week!  Here today with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our host this week is the extraordinary Karren Johnson…one of my coloring idols!  She has created a sketch that is sure to be a go-to!!

I thought I’d take a little twist on it and create a split card with this cute Gotta Have Gingham paper (Lawn Fawn) and popped it up leaving the sentiment section recessed.  I had this little lion left over from coloring for last week’s FMS card and knew he’d be perfect for the sketch.  Could not let an image this cute get lost in the pile of “to be used” stuff.  He is from the Jungle Littles set (Hello Bluebird) and I just him for a baby card!  I found just the right sentiment in a set from Winnie and Walter that I got at Stamping Away called Sketchy Thoughts…it is one of those you’ll see a lot from me because the sentiments are really fantastic, really usable and perfectly sized!  I added on a little bit of twine and called this one complete.  I have just the recipient in mind for this one…I’m going to be a great-Aunt in the fall and I’m so excited for my niece and her husband!!

As always, the design team over at FMS has outdone themselves!!  So many fun interpretations of the sketch.  I hope to see you in the gallery this week!  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Jungle Littles (Hello Bluebird), Sketchy Thoughts (Winnie and Walter); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Gotta Have Gingham 6×6 Paper (Lawn Fawn); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Misti, Black Baker’s Twine (SU), Mini Dimensionals

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For Someone Special

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For Someone Special by Jen Timko | Banner in Bloom Stamp Set and Dies by Reverse Confetti, Striped Frame Cover Pane by Reverse Confetti, Copic ColoringWishing you a happy Saturday!  For “spring”, it certainly has not been very bright or warm yet here in Virginia so I thought I should just create a little of my own spring sunshine.  I think this Banner in Bloom stamp set from Reverse Confetti does that perfectly, don’t you?!  I wanted the banner to go with this pretty yellow (Lemon Chiffon from Simon Says Stamp…it is a current favorite for sure!).  I stamped in Momento ink and then used Copics to color two of the images from the set.  They layer up so nicely!!For Someone Special by Jen Timko | Banner in Bloom Stamp Set and Dies by Reverse Confetti, Striped Frame Cover Pane by Reverse Confetti, Copic Coloring

To add a little more interest, I used the Striped Frame Cover Panel and popped up the center layer to allow for more of the yellow to peek out.  So pretty!!  I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) for just a little more shine on the card.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is a celebration of their 9th Birthday!  So, naturally they are having a birthday theme.  I thought this would be a fun way to help them celebrate (and add to my birthday card stash too!).  Hope the weekend is full of sunshine (either for real or in your craft room).  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Banner in Bloom (Reverse Confetti); Paper: Lemon Chiffon (SSS), Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Banner in Bloom Dies (Reverse Confetti), Striped Frame Cover Panel Die (Reverse Confetti), Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #331

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FMS331 by Jen Timko | Jungle Little Stamp Set by Hello Bluebird, Copic ColoringHappy middle of the week to you!!  I hope your week is going well so far.  This great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches from the lovely Cécile Ribon is sure to get you up and stamping!!  I just love all the possibilities on this one.

I have already told you about the amazing gifts I came home with from Stamping Away last month.  Well, one of my favorites was an adorable stamp set from a new company called Hello Bluebird.  I love finding out about new companies and this one is sure to make you smile.  The Jungle Littles stamp set is from their March release and there are tons of sweet images in this set.  I stamped a few of them not knowing which I would choose for the card and then got to coloring with my Copics.  I just knew the vines would be great for the sketch too.  Because the stamps are photopolymer, I was able to change the curve on the vine (the real image has a bit more bend to it) on my MISTI.  Love how you can do that!  Then I took a very practical approach to choosing which images to use…I let my boys choose.  The oldest told me that the tiger was simply a must (after some debate with the youngest because I had also colored the lion).  The tiger finally won out because he belongs in a jungle, apparently.  Who am I to argue?!  Naturally, the monkey had to join him because who can resist a monkey bringing you a flower?  Yep…that is how it rolls some days around here.  Oh, the real back story to how some things get created, haha!  While there are dies for this set, I don’t have them (yet) so I fussy cut the images to be able to pop them up on the card.

I hope you like my take on the sketch today.  And yes, I did realize that my panels are reversed from the sketch…after they were all stamped and colored.  So I hope Cécile won’t mind too much.  You are going to love all that the design team has created this week.  And we have a new guest to introduce for the month of April!!  My Stamping Away table neighbor, the extraordinary Tracey McNeely, has joined our happy band of enablers.  I already loved her work from afar and then when I got to meet her….well, adjectives don’t quite cover how kind, sweet and seriously talented she is.  Stop over and say hi!!

Thanks for stopping in today.  I appreciate you spending a little time with me and I’ll see you again soon.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Jungle Littles (Hello Bluebird); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

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I’m so excited to be able to share with you another card I made for the collaboration this month between My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair.  This is a month long partnership and it gives you lots of opportunities to win!  With two full designs teams (I’m guesting in with My Sweet Petunia), all you have to do is comment on posts where you see this blog hop banner.  You are then entered to win these prizes: two $25 gift certificates to Joy Clair or one MISTI (your choice of original or mini).  Winners will be announced in April on both blogs.

Bloom by Jen Timko | Grow in Faith Stamp by Joy Clair, Christmas Nativity by Joy Clair, MISTI by My Sweet PetuniaI’m continuing on my spring theme today with this sweet little flower set called Grow in Faith.  I just love all the little flowers in the set but thought it would be fun to but them in the watering pail.  There was a bit of masking for this card.  First, I stamped the pail using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I put down my mask over the pail.  I pulled this wooden image from the Christmas Nativity set (part of a stable) to create a table for the flowers.  With mask safely in place, I stamped the first (top) board, then I masked that and stamped the second one.  The MISTI takes away all the fear on making mistakes…and no starting over if there is incomplete stamping!  I do find that on masking projects I always need to stamp twice.  Once those were done, I stamped the flowers (with the pail mask still in place).  Notice that I had cut the little top part off the pail mask so that the flower appear to be in the pail.

So after all that was done, I pulled off all the masks and YAY!!  There is always a bit of a moment of holding your breath with masking…at least for me.  I stamped the sentiment and then colored the images using Copic markers.  Such a sweet little card!

Make sure you go over to the  Joy Clair and My Sweet Petunia blogs to see what other inspiration they have for you.  And don’t forget to leave your comments for a chance to win!

Supplies (affiliate links may be included):

Stamp: Grow in Faith(Joy Clair), Christmas Nativity (Joy Clair); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Elegant Eggplant (SU), Daffodil Delight (SU); Accessories:  Original MISTI, Copic Markers, Masking Paper (SSS)

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Newton’s Birthday Balloons

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Welcome back for day 3 of the March Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Wednesdays in release week are doubly good since I get a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches too!  AND….we get to introduce a new Newton…Newton’s Birthday Balloons.

Wish by Jen Timko | Newton's Birthday Balloons Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Bubbly Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI colored up my little kitty with Copic markers and gave him some balloons in fun colors.  It looks to me like the balloons are carrying him away.  The sentiment is from the Balloon Shaker Die shown yesterday.  The sketch from Linda today gave me a great chance to show off Newton with the new Bubbly stencil (used to emboss).  In my brain those bubbles are just helping to lift Newton up and away.  I added some Clear Drops to help highlight the bubbles too.  Yeah…I may have had a little too much fun with this whole card.

I know all you Newton fans are going to love this set!  And I hope you’ll be able to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches too.  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Balloons” 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, March 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 16th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 3 of the release.

Supplies:

Stamp: Newton’s Birthday Balloons (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White(SU), Dapper Denim (SU), White Vellum (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Birthday Balloons Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Bubbly Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Balloon Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SU), Dimensionals (SU), Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Company of Cats

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Happy day 3 of the February Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I have such a treat for you today.  A new stamp set called Company of Cats that you are sure to adore! (If you are looking for my Freshly Made Sketches post for today, just scroll down a bit)

Cats Are Like Potato Chips by Jen Timko | Company of Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI have to admit that I actually did laugh out loud when I read this sentiment for my card.  So many cat people already know how true this is!!  I could not help but think that it would be fun to create a card starting with just one kitty and then revealing the rest.  So a pop-up card was born.  I masked, stamped and colored this cutie with Copics and then added the yellow with Distress Ink.

Cats Are Like Potato Chips - Open by Jen Timko | Company of Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI stamped the whole image again and then colored kitties of every kind.  I fussy cut them out and made a pop up feature.  And then I added the rest of the sentiment.  Isn’t it just perfect??!!!  I love it!

Cats Are Like Potato Chips Closeup by Jen Timko | Company of Cats Stamp Set by Newton's Nook DesignsWould you like to win the “Company of Cats” 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, February 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Back tomorrow for the last day of our February Release.Supplies:

Stamps: Company of Cats (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Coastal Cabana (SU – retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU)

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Sticking By Me

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Thanks by Jen Timko | Cuppa Cactus Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Cultivated Cactus Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.  I had not pulled out these fun little cacti to color in a while and I thought they might be perfect for a post today.  So Cuppa Cactus it is!

I colored the image using Copics and tried to use colors that had a bit of a southwest feel to them.  I decided that the “sticking by me” sentiment was perfect (from the Cultivated Cacti set).  I took a piece of the Wood Textures DSP (SU) and added some splatters of white craft ink then used a doily to ground the cactus.  I found this ribbon in my stash that matched the blue perfectly that I thought was a fun extra detail.  Finally, I added this sentiment and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

I hope you like this fun card today.  Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Stamp: Cuppa Cactus (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cultivated Cacti (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Versamark; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Cuppa Cactus Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Doily (SU), Ribbon (SU retired), Heat Tool, WOW White Embossing Powder

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Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Deer Friend

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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 November Release – Winter Woofs

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Welcome to day 2 of the November Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Our share for you today is sure to be a hit with all the dog people among us.  Because our team loves ALL the critters!!

Ready, Set, Snow by Jen Timko | Winter Woofs Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Frames & Flags Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Land Border Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI know a few corgi fans that are going to love this fellow on the sled!  To be honest, I went to my Facebook feed and looked at some of their sweet corgis to choose the colors for this guy.  Isn’t he fun?!  I used the Land Borders Dies for his snow slope.  I sponged some ink onto watercolor paper and used these little snowflake dies from the Snow Globe Shaker Dies to add a few little flakes to the scene.  The new Frames & Flags Dies create a great frame for it all.

Take a look at all the options on this awesome stamp set.  That husky building a snow man is too cute!!  I can’t wait to go see what the team created.  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Winter Woofs” 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 Wednesday, November 22nd at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 24th.

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.  We have a shortened week due to the US Thanksgiving holiday but that also means there is a Black Friday sale on release day!  Woohoo!!
Supplies:

Stamps: Winter Woofs (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Lost Lagoon (SU); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Lost Lagoon (SU), Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Winter Woofs Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Frames & Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Border Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snow Globe Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)

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