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Freshly Made Sketches #298

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FMS298 by Jen Timko | Be Merry Stamp Set and Dies by WPlus9, Copic ColoringHello friends!!  Sorry about the long break.  Pesky work and fun summer activities have gotten in the way over the last couple of weeks and I haven’t had any real time in the stamp room.  GASP!!!  So what to do when presented with a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches?  When it is a million degrees outside in July?  Create the first Christmas card of the year, of course!  I love this sketch by the witty and fabulous Linda Callahan.

As soon as I saw this one, I started pondering a meandering group of images on the diagonal.  Somehow, these pretty little leaves and flowers practically jumped out of the stamp collection and a Christmas card was born.  I stamped the images from WPlus9’s Be Merry in Momento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers using traditional colors.  Something about the pops of red and green against the white base really made me happy.  I confess that the sentiments in this stamp set are what drew me in and I LOVE this one.

Well, I’m back to my previously scheduled chaos.  On the agenda today….back to school clothes shopping.  For a rising high schooler and a rising middle schooler.  Pray for me.  *smile*  Make sure you check out the inspiration from the team and I can’t wait to see how you interpret this sketch!  Have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Be Merry (WPlus9); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Big Shot, Be Merry Dies (WPlus9)), Mini Dimensionals, Misti

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration – Day 2

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Are you ready for another day of celebration with Newton’s Nook Designs?  Yesterday was quite the reveal, don’t you think?!  Well, today you get to see two more stamp sets!  It keeps getting better!

Can I Stow Away by Jen Timko | Stowaway Newton Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring, Pawprints Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsThe first stamp I am going to show you is called Stowaway Newton.  Now I don’t know about you, but I know a certain cat (a calico who shall remain nameless, haha) who likes to pack herself in my bag.  And when I come home from trips, if I keep the bag closed she simply sleeps on top of it.  So when I saw this set, I fell in love.  I created the luggage I wish I could carry around airports by coloring with Copic Markers.  Behind the image, I used the new Pawprints Stencil and some Distress Ink.  This stencil is going to become a go-to with all my Newton stamps!  The sweet little sentiments in the set are fabulous and I stamped this one with Versafine Onyx Black.  I added a little bit of washi tape along the edge to finish this bright, happy card.

Cheers by Jen Timko | Cocktail Mixer Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress InksApparently bright and happy was on my mind for today’s release cards because I chose a similar palette for this great set called Cocktail Mixer.  I played around with my Distress Inks to created this pair of tropical drinks.  Don’t they look tasty?!  And what better sentiment than the one from the coordinating die set!  I cut the sentiment from Bristol Smooth paper and then colored it using the same inks as the drinks.  Kind of a tropical rainbow!  Then I did the same rainbow effect for the side border.  This is such an easy technique but it creates such a wow effect.

 

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 July 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 3 of this great celebration and I also have a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches where I’ll be the sketch hostess.  See you then!
Stamps: Stowaway Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs), Cocktail Mixer (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Thick Whisper White(SU); Accessories:  Pawprints Stencil, Big Shot, Stowaway Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Washi Tape (SU retired)

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Freshly Made Sketches #295

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FMS295 by Jen Timko | Quirky Critters Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringSo remember in my post last Friday (for Fancy Friday) where I talked about some of my favorite things from the new Stampin’ Up catalog??  Well, yesterday I showed you a bit of why I love the Color Theory paper and today I’ve got the narwhal!!  I love him!!  The incredibly talented Narelle Farrugia is our sketch hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches and I thought her sketch this week gave me the perfect chance to show you this fellow.

He comes from the stamp set called Quirky Critters and actually has a sentiment attached to him.  I could not seem to make the sentiment work for the sketch but I really wanted to use him.  So….I just cut him out by hand and added another sentiment from Newton’s Nook instead (Beautiful Plumage).  I think this one is super fun and perfect for this guy.  I stamped the narwhal using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copic Markers.  He seemed to fit better on a little square than a circle so I hope Narelle doesn’t mind the switch.  For the horizontal element I tried something new.  A few weeks ago, my mom was here to visit.  She is an amazing quilter and believes in supporting local quilt shops wherever she travels.  Hmmm….that may explain where I get that from! As we were looking around (and the shop here in Warrenton is called Kelly Ann’s Quilting…a gorgeous shop!), I was falling in love with all the prints and patterns, wishing they were all paper.  Then I spied this tiny rickrack trim (in multiple colors no less!).  Needless to say, I grabbed it right up.  Isn’t it fun???  Ok, well, I’m completely off track for my post but seriously, shops like that are so inspirational!  Since this rickrack matched the narwhal perfectly, it was clearly meant to be.  I match the bling elements of the sketch, I added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  They are clear but have a bit of gray tint to them so I love them on cards with gray.

Well, I hope you love this little guy as much as I do.  Not sure why, but he really does crack me up.  I showed the card to my husband and he said it was just like the narwhal from the movie Elf.  So on that note….”Bye Buddy”! Thanks for stopping in today!  Hope your week is great!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Quirky Critters (SU), Beautiful Plumage (NND); Paper:  Smoky Slate (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Sparkling Clear Sequins (PPP), Rickrack

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Newton Rides West

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Today is last day of the June release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I have to say, this one has been quite amazing (by the already high standards of previous releases).  I’m simply in awe of the creativity of design and the ability of these sets to appeal to so many.  I know, I know…I’m gushing…but really….based on the lovely comments I have received this week (for which I’m incredibly grateful), you agree with me!  So now, onto the last set.  Our week would not be complete without our friend Newton, now would it?!

Howdy by Jen Timko | Newton Rides West Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringOur little buddy gets to go on an adventure and the team gets to have some fun with this western theme!  The hardest part of the card??  Choosing which image to color first!  There are so many great choices…and take note of the little mustache.  I mean, seriously!!  So much fun (my oldest told me that all the Newtons need a mustache from now on, haha).  I pulled out my Copics and got to work coloring.  Something about him popping out of the boot just cracks me up.  After I had him colored, I wanted to continue the western theme with the elements of the card.  I used this brand new designer paper from Stampin’ Up called Wood Textures.  The whole pack of 6″x6″ paper is full of wood prints in different colors.  I added a bit of burlap ribbon on the edge and some twine under the sentiment panel.  The wood paper is simply perfect for showing off Newton!  I know you will love all the other designers’ work so off you go with the hop.  But before you go….make sure to be eligible to win the sets from this week by commenting on the team’s pages.

Would you like to win the “Newton Rides West” 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 June 15th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 16th. 

 

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Your kind words mean so much to all of us and we are thrilled that you share our excitement over these fabulous products!
Stamp: Newton Rides West (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Very Vanilla (SU), Kraft (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU); Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon (SU ret), Twine, Big Shot, Newton Rides West Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Winston’s Tee Time

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I hope you have had a wonderful start to your week!  I’m here to make sure a great week is assured with the May release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  There is lots to love with this one and it all starts with an adorable version of our favorite bear, Winston!

Just Fore You by Jen Timko | Winston's Tee Time Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring, newtonsnook, Golf Card, Shaker CardDo you have golfers in your life?  If so, you need this set called Winston’s Tee Time.  As soon as possible!  Our friend Winston is having some fun at the course and he comes with some awesome sentiments too.  I just love a great pun and this set has them for sure.

I thought a shaker card would be perfect with this set and I’m super happy with the result!  I created the frame with some stitched rectangle dies and added texture  with a wood grain embossing folder.  Then I created the golf green for the inside of the shaker with the Land Borders Die.  I stamped the images with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The little flag was attached inside the shaker area and then I put in some sequins that match Winston’s outfit.  My oldest son is convinced that Winston is going to miss his shot but I am pretty sure he is just reading a complicated green.  And clearly there are some hazards to deal with, haha!  While this set is great for Father’s Day, it is also just perfect for any golf fan!  And I just bet you know the best part….you can get the set for free!

Would you like to win the “Winston’s Tee Time” 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 May 11th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 12th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 2 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Winston’s Tee Time (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Early Espresso (SU), Kraft (SU), Mint Macaron (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Winston’s Tee Time Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Border Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (SU), Foam Adhesive Strips (SU), Window Sheets (SU)

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Be Colorful

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Be Colorful by Jen Timko | Beautiful Plumage Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring, Distress Ink, Stitched Shapes Dies by Stampin' UpI’m up today over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and I want to share all the details with you here.  My project focuses on the Beautiful Plumage stamp and coordinating dies.

When I first showed you this set in release week, I focused on one of the pretty peacock images.  I thought for today, I could show you a way to use the little feathers and also show off this fabulous sentiment from the set.  I stamped the feathers in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic Markers.  I just played with colors that I thought you’d find on actual peacock feathers and these were fun to blend together.  The dies make short work of cutting out the detailed images!  I took some Thick Whisper White card stock and applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers (of course!) and then cut out a stitched oval.  I stamped on this sentiment which I think is really awesome for so many people.  I LOVE people who have lots of color and character, don’t you?  One of my boys saw this and claimed it as a card for his birthday.  Maybe that is a good sign for a teenager.  Because to me, being colorful is also embracing being unique.

Because Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge is showcasing Newton’s Nook Designs with an Anything Goes challenge, I’ll be linking this in there as well.  Thanks so much for stopping in to visit.  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Wishing you a colorful day!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Beautiful Plumage (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers), Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Beautiful Plumage Dies, Stitched Shaped Thinlits (SU), Share Kindess Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #285

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FMS285 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Ride by Simon Says Stamp, You've Got This by Stampin' Up, Copic Coloring, BicycleHow did a week already pass?  Welcome back for another Wednesday and a great challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is the lovely Amy O’Neill, queen of beautiful color combinations, and she has a great sketch for us.

I had this bicycle stamp (Beautiful Ride from Simon Says Stamp) out because my youngest son was working on a Peeps diorama.  Let’s face it, crafty tools make dioramas a little more tolerable.  He had to choose a country in Europe that they are studying and create a scene.  He opted for the Tour de France aka Le Tour de Peeps.  The bike images and dies were particularly handy! Tour de Peeps | Beautiful Ride stamp by Simon Says StampSince the stamp was out on my desk, it seemed like the perfect fit for my card.  I colored it with Copic markers and then added some of the accessory images.  The background comes from a SU set called You’ve Got This and I love the fun scribbled look to it.  I stamped it using some Distress Ink after stamping off some.  The sentiment is from the bike set.

I’m linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge since they have an “Anything Goes” theme this week.  Also, they are featuring Newton’s Nook Designs so you can bet I’ll be playing again this week!

I hope you have fun with this one.  As always the team has such a variety of projects and you are sure to be inspired.  Hope you have a great day!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Beautiful Ride (Simon Says Stamp), You’ve Got This (SU) ; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers, Mustard Seed Distress Ink; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon; Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Ride Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Newton’s Birdbath

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So today is the last day of the April release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  So far, there hasn’t been a Newton…were you getting worried??!!  No fear, today is the day for all of you who love this fellow!

Newton's Birdbath by Jen Timko | Newton's Birdbath Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringYou know the hardest part about Newton sets??  Ok, besides choosing a favorite.  I always debate what kind of kitty he gets to be.  For this card, I chose to make him look a bit more like the real Newton (you can see his pictures over on the company site).

I started by stamping the images and coloring them with Copic markers (colors listed below).  Once I was done and had the images cut out with the coordinating dies, I thought it best to create a cute little scene.  The Land Border Dies with the grass border was exactly what I needed!  All you have to do is make one cut and you have two grassy edges.  And this sentiment….yes, I have already given you my disclaimer on love them….it is another one that is wonderful to have for so many occasions.  Ready to this guy for free??  Here you go:

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdbath” 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  I hope you enjoyed my April release week projects.  Tomorrow is the day when you can get them all!
Copic Colors:  Newton – E31, E33, E35, E37, E59, R21; Bird – W2, W3, W5; Birdbath – Y21, Y17, Y35, Y38; Water – B32, B34; Butterflies – V12, V15, V17

Stamp: Newton’s Birdbath (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Wild Wasabi (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Birdbath Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Land Border Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti Stamp Tool

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Simply Relative

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Wow, it is already day 3 of the April release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today is the day for all of you “sentiment-a-holics”!!  You know who you are!

Wonderful Teacher by Jen Timko | Simply Relative Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Lovely Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI mentioned yesterday how much I love flower sets but good sentiment sets are another love of mine.  And this is an amazing sentiment set!!  Just look at all the choices to personalize cards for the people you love.  So many of these are options I have not seen in a stamp before and I’m so happy to have them.

I also told you yesterday that the Lovely Blooms set was perfect for coloring and I used it again here to create a frame with flowers.  I chose some pretty pinks and purples and stamped a whole bunch of little flowers.  Before you know it, I had a virtual garden to choose from.  The little dies eliminate any need for fussy cutting and make it easy to create fun groupings.  I chose to make this for a teacher that certainly deserves recognition!  To be truthful, just having this word choice makes the set a must have!  I used the Sky Borders Dies to create a scallop and picked a pretty raspberry card stock as a base.  This is a card that you could easily duplicate for all the teachers who need a little pick-me-up this time of year!  So now is the time that we all love….

Would you like to win the “Simply Relative” 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be the last day of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Simply Relative (Newton’s Nook Designs), Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Raspberry Ripple (SU Retired), Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sky Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti Stamp Tool, Basic Pearls (SU), Black Sharpie marker

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Beautiful Plumage

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Happy Monday to you!  Today is the start of release week for the April release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This release is so perfect for spring and you are going to love it!

Beautiful Peacock by Jen Timko | Beautiful Plumage Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic Coloring on VellumThis new set is a really lovely start to the April offerings, don’t you think?  The swirl images are always so pretty and the peacocks are fabulous!  The sentiments that go with this set are also ones you are sure to love.

I decided to emboss the image with gold onto vellum and I love the effect.  Using Copic markers, I colored on the back of the stamped image to create the color variances in his feathers.  This technique is very forgiving and fun to do.  Here is a closeup so you can see him a little better.Beautiful Plumage closeup by Jen Timko | Newton's Nook DesignsI added another vellum panel over the card base.  Using the coordinating die cuts for the set, the peacock is super easy to cut out.  To help him stand out more, he is up on a stitched circle and I added some gold thread behind him.  I know you will love all that the design team has to show you and here is your chance to get the set for free!

Would you like to win the “Beautiful Plumage” 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th. 

 

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  Tomorrow will be Day 2 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Beautiful Plumage (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versamark, Copic Markers; Paper:  Surf Blue (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU), Vellum (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Plumage Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Gold Thread, Gold Sequins (SU and Pretty Pink Posh)

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