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Freshly Made Sketches #343

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FMS343 by Jen Timko | Grateful For You Stamp Set by Concord and 9th, Copic ColoringHappy Freshly Made Sketches day!!  I’m your sketch hostess this week and I hope you will have some time to play along with us!  As usual, I left some wide open white space for you to use as you want to.

For my card, I pulled out this awesome Grateful For You stamp by Concord and 9th.  I love that it is just one stamp with the sentiment and all the fun flowers!  I colored it up with my Copic Markers to create a pretty summer garden feel.  To add just a little more to the panel, I used the Wonky Stitches Rectangles die to cut the panel.  Love how it gives a nice frame!  I found out that the YG greens that I love in Copics match perfectly with this new Granny Apple Green card stock from SU so I added that to my base for a pop of color.  I thought a little bit of thin ribbon along that border would be a nice touch too.  And that is it!  A nice clean and happy card!

The design team has some amazing work to share with you, of course, and we are happy to see Laurie with us as our guest designer one more time.  It has been fantastic having her along with us for June!!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you on Friday with another Feature Friday.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Grateful For You (Concord and 9th)); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Granny Apple Green (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Misti , White Ribbon (SU retired)

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Playful Pandas

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Welcome to day 1 of the June Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This is just the release you needed to see for your summer crafting fun!  You are going to love it.  Today we start off with an adorable set called Playful Pandas and two (yes, TWO) stencils.

Hey There by Jen Timko | Playful Pandas Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI cannot even get enough of these little pandas.  They are so stinkin’ cute I can hardly stand it!  And I’m not alone.  I was in the process of adhering the card together when my youngest came in and claimed it as “his” birthday card for his older brother.  He sure knows the way to this mom’s heart, lol!

I stamped the panda and cut him out (what is not to love about that?!) and then I stamped a bunch of the bamboo images and colored them up really quickly with Copics.  I wasn’t sure how many I wanted so I cut them all and then created a bit of a random arrangement.  I chose the Hey There sentiment for a more universal card (and birthday, apparently) but I really think this would be funny with the “sorry for what I said when I was hungry”.  The black and white striped paper seemed like a natural for the card and I added just a bit of lime paper as a layer for more color.   The stencils introduced today are really fab too and I have projects showing you more with those later in the week.  So you know what time it is…hop around to the whole DT and make sure leave comments for your chance to win.

Would you like to win the “Playful Pandas” 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, June 21st at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

Thanks for stopping in today.  See you tomorrow for Day 2 of the release.

Supplies:

Stamp: Playful Pandas (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Designer Paper (SU ret); Accessories:  Big Shot, Playful Pandas Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti, White Ribbon, Black Baker’s Twine (SU), Stitched Shape Dies (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #340

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FMS340 by Jen Timko | Hearts and Flowers Stamp Set and Dies by Gina K Designs, Balmy Blue Card Stock by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringHi everyone!  Glad to see you today!  I hope your week is going well so far.  I am starting to adjust to the fact that summer has really begun and my boys are home from school.  That also means a little more flying for us airline people so that we can get all of you to fabulous destinations!  What does that mean…well, I have to be pretty efficient with my stamping time!  *smile* Good thing Karren has an awesome sketch for us over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  We can always count on her to color something amazing and so it is no surprise that she created a sketch that is perfect for colored images.  (Just in time for The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge and, hopefully, a place to use some of the things you are coloring)

I chose this sweet bouquet from Gina K Designs and pulled out my Copics for a little bit of “me” coloring time.  The little flowers are so fun and because the are small, the image doesn’t have to be time consuming.  Perfect!  You know what I found out??  I used some soft blues for the jar, namely the B3X Copics and specifically B32 (with a little bit of B00).  The new Balmy Blue Card Stock from Stampin’ Up is a great match to this blue family and it is really, REALLY pretty!  There are packs in the new catalog that have only the new card stock colors and I cannot recommend enough that it is a good add for you.  The colors are clear and happy and really pretty!  The revamp has been super on point, in my opinion.  Enough with the gushing on card stock…yeah, I know….but really, the colors are wonderful.  I added a sentiment from the same bundle and called this one done.  No extra embellishments (although I did try) and I love the clean simplicity of it.

Well, I’m looking to get in some more coloring and I hope you will too.  You can find many examples on social media using #thedailymarker30day and you can use that to get all kinds of support from those joining in.  I hope you have a happy Wednesday.  Until next time, thanks for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Hearts and Flowers StampTV Kit (Gina K. Designs); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Balmy Blue (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts and Flowers Dies (Gina K Designs), Misti 

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Freshly Made Sketches #339

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FMS339 by Jen Timko | Serene Garden Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringI hope your week has been good!  Sorry to be a little bit absent lately but end of the school year obligations have taken over at my house.  Not much time for anything else!  I did get a moment, though, to create a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.  Love this fun one from the awesome Jennifer Brum!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use this brand new stamp set by Stampin’ Up called Serene Garden.  It is part of a bundle by the same name and it is gorgeous!  I stamped both corner images and then the extra flowers and the butterfly onto Thick Whisper White card stock.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  So pretty!!  I love them!  Using the coordinating dies, I cut out the extras and layered them, adding the bigger flower to follow the lines of the sketch.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin….love that script.

I hope you have had a nice week so far.  The sketch this week is really fun and has lots of room for creativity.  I think you will enjoy the DT’s inspiration too.  A big thanks to the amazing Jill Hawkins for being our guest this month.  Make sure you stop over and tell her how fun it has been having her along!  Until next time…have a great week!

 

Supplies:

Stamps:  Serene Garden (SU), Paper Pumpkin Sentiment; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Garden Scene Dies (SU), Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Newton Loves Boxes and Newton’s Donut

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Welcome to the last day of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  And for the last day we have not one but TWO adorable Newton sets for you.  YAY!!!  Yep, two of the greatest things in the world….boxes and donuts.

You Can Do It by Jen Timko | Newtons Loves Boxes Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Pawprints Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsIf you have ever known a cat, you already know all about the phrase “if it fits, it sits”.  Well, the new Newton Loves Boxes is all about fitting and sitting!!  It is hilarious.  When Jennifer Jackson first showed the team the images, we all went just a little bit crazy!  Pretty sure that will be the reaction from all of you today too.  I created a background with the Pawprints Stencil and Distress Inks and then cut it out with the Frames and Flags Die.  I colored up out furry friend and his box and then cut him out with the coordinating die set for the stamp.  Don’t you think this sentiment is perfect for the image.  Seriously, this cracks me up.

Sprinkles by Jen Timko | Newton's Donut Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tutti-frutti DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringFor my second card, I get to introduce Newton’s Donut.  Well, I actually colored MY donut.  That I want.  Right now.  But until I can figure out how to get it from him, it is Newtons’ donut.  *smile*  And because I am pretty sure sprinkles should always include pink and lime green, that is what I chose for the colors.

Sprinkles Closeup by Jen Timko | Newton's Donut Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tutti-frutti DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringI made the donut into a chocolate version with vanilla frosting (a favorite of mine) and then tucked in this adorable  kitty colored with gray.  And there is something about the images with kitty “beans” (paw pads) that make me smile!  I used a base of lime patterned paper and some great (retired) pink washi tape to pull the colors from the sprinkles and then added on some sequins in the same colors.  On a technical note, I just have to tell you how well engineered this donut die is.  Look at the placement of the cut-outs…really fantastic and easy to use!  I love the time that is put into each of these sets.  It always makes me so proud when I can support Newton’s Nook Designs and their hard work!

This daily double is a real win and I know you will all be as in love with the sets as I am.  And now for a chance for free stamps!

Would you like to win the “Newtons Loves Boxes” or “Newton’s Donut” 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, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

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

Stamp: Newtons Loves Boxes (Newton’s Nook Designs), Newton’s Donut (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Bristol Smooth (Strathmore), Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White (SU), Tutti-frutti DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Loves Boxes Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Newton’s Donut Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Sequins (SU and Pretty Pink Posh), Pop of Pink Washi Tape (SU Retired), Frames and Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Papa Bear plus Freshly Made Sketches

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Welcome to day 3 of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Being Wednesday, it is also Freshly Made Sketches day so I have used that inspiration to show you the new Papa Bear stamp set.

Happy Father's Day by Jen Timko | Papa Bear Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI just think this Winston set could not be more perfect for Father’s Day.  I love that you can add additional little bears as needed too.  I thought it would be fun to color on kraft paper using my Copic markers for this one.  I love how it turned out!  You see, I have a little blonde one and a bigger brown headed one so I colored the “kids” to match that idea.  The boys thought it was a fun idea and since this will be from them, yay!  I kept all the coloring tone on tone except for the heart and then added some red framing panels to pull that color out a bit.  the corrugated kraft adds a nice bit of texture along with the twine.  I tried hard to keep this dad-like with no frills or extra “stuff”.Our sketch today is perfect for showing off image sets (like this one) and I can’t wait to see what you all do with it this week.  Linda Callahan, she of great humor and even greater talent, is our sketch hostess….it is going to be a fun week!

Now you know the deal by now!  Time for a chance to win!

Would you like to win the “Pap Bear” 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, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

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

Stamp: Papa Bear (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Kraft (SU), Corrugated Kraft (SU), Cherry Cobbler (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Papa Bear Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Twine

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Blooming Botanicals and Framework Dies

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Welcome to day 1 of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This week is just full of amazing products and I can’t wait to share.  Today, we start off with a gorgeous floral set called Blooming Botanicals and a die set that is a must have.

You Matter by Jen Timko | Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Frames and Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringCan I confess that I’m all in on florals right now?  So this set made me jump for joy when I saw it.  Just look at all those lovely flowers to color!!  I opted to stamp the whole image onto white card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I stamped it again so I could have a couple of flowers to color and fussy cut individually.  With the whole image was cut out using the Frames and Flags Dies combined with the Framework Dies (for the insert).  These sets are meant for mixing and matching!  Love that!

You Matter by Jen Timko | Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Frames and Flags Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI colored the flowers in shades of yellow and orange using my Copic markers, added a few leaves and cut them all out.  Then on some Bristol Smooth paper, I sponged on some yellow and orange Distress Inks to coordinate with the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto the panel and the put it behind the window using foam dots (Dimensionals).

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team has done with this amazing set and the great dies.  Make sure to go see what they have created!  Now on to everyone’s favorite part of release week.  A chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Blooming Botanicals” 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, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

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

Stamp: Blooming Botanicals (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU – card base), Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Framework Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Frames and Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals

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Fancy Friday – Occasions Catty CASE

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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 my friend Holly Stene, welcome to the next stop.  For April, we have decided to CASE the Occasions Catalog.  Fun, right?

Beauty Blooms by Jen Timko | Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts Stamp by Stampin' Up, Copic Coloring, Tutti-Frutti DSP by Stampin' UpI think CASEing is always a wonderful compliment to the original designer, don’t you?!  But I also think there are some nice basic “rules” that go along with it.  First, whenever possible I feel it is really important to give credit to the original designer if you are posting your card or using it for a class.  I know how happy it makes me to know that I have inspired someone!  I also believe in honoring the work that was done by the original artist.  Even clean and “simple” cards can take a long time to design because finding balance is challenging.  What is simple to copy might have taken hours to get right.  Second, when I am CASEing, I look to change at least three things.  That way the card is true to the inspiration but still has original elements.

For today’s card, I pulled out Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts and stamped onto Thick Whisper White with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  I really love this adorable set and have not given it nearly enough love.  I colored the image using Copic Markers but you could use Stampin’ Blends too.  I thought this fun dotted paper from the Tutti-frutti DSP pack was perfect as a base and then added some retired Pop of Pink DSP behind the image.  The sentiment comes from the stamp set and I attached the banner with a retired clip.

Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog p. 41

Here is my inspiration card from the catalog.  What are my three changes?  Different image and coloring medium, change of designer papers, change of accessory on the banner.  So while my card is clearly a CASE, it has a fresh and original feel to it.  I wish I knew which of the Concept Artists at Stampin’ Up actually designed this card but it is just fabulous!!

I am thrilled to be joining my Fancy Friends this month.  It has been a while and I missed hopping with them.  Next up is the incredible Jennifer Picard.  I know you will love what she is sharing today!!  Thank you for stopping in.  Hope to see you again soon!

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

Products used:

Stamp:  Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Tutti-frutti DSP (SU); Accessories:  Mini Paper Clip (SU retired), Dimensionals

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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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