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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 – Believe in Unicorns

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Welcome to day 1 of the August release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  You are going to have so much fun with this group of stamps.  I can hardly wait to share!  And we are starting off with unicorns!!  Yep really….unicorns!  I believe and you will too!!

I Believe In You by Jen Timko | Believe in Unicorns Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Markers, Land Borders Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsLook at these adorable images!!  They just beg for pretty, bright colors.  I stamped them onto Strathmore Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.   I watercolored using Zig Clean Color Markers in “rainbow” colors.  It is such fun to play with how the colors blend and the unicorn is the perfect place to try out combinations.  Once colored, I cut the images out with the matching dies.  I also added some extra clouds from the Winston Takes Flight set.  Love how so many sets coordinate together.  I created a curved layer using the Land Borders Dies and then sponged on a little bit of Distress Ink to help the image pop a bit.  I used Melon Mambo card stock to frame the image panel.  A clean card that focuses on the bright and happy colors!  Such fun to create and I can’t wait to color these images some more!!  And here is the best part…

Would you like to win the “Believe in Unicorns” 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 Day 2 of the release.
Stamp: Believe in Unicorns (Newton’s Nook Designs), Winston Takes Flight (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Paper, Thick Whisper White (SU), Melon Mambo (SU); Accessories:  Land Borders Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Big Shot, Believe in Unicorns Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Winston Takes Flight Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)

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Fancy Friday – A Fancy Top 5

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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 Paula Dobson, welcome to the next stop.  For June we are sharing our personal “Top 5” lists from the new 2017-18 Stampin’ Up Catalog.  Choosing 5…that was the hard part for sure!

Fancy Friday - Hello by Jen Timko | Floral Statements Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Watercolor, Zig Clean Color MarkersI managed to combine 3 of my top choices onto this one card to show you why I love them so much.  This new Floral Statements stamp set was an absolute must buy for me and I ordered it immediately.  I’m so glad I did!  Isn’t it gorgeous??!!  I stamped it in black onto watercolor paper and then colored it.  Super fast watercoloring!  But the result is fabulous!  I put it onto a base of the new Lemon Lime Twist card stock and I love the pop of color.  And as an accent to the pink, I added the new sequins.  These are the Iridescent color from the Metallics Sequins Assortment.  Oh my, these are a wow!

To round out my choices, I just have to discuss the new Color Theory DSP.  This paper pack will be a go-to for so many of your cards!  The colors and the unique uses of the shades is perfect for so many projects.  And last (but not least)….the narwhal set (otherwise known as Quirky Critters).  I have no reasonable explanation of why I am obsessed with this set but I am.  Totally fun, totally adorable…and just a little quirky!

So here it is in list form:

  1. Floral Statements Stamp Set
  2. Lemon Lime Twist (in EVERYTHING)…and the other In Colors are fabulous too!
  3. Sequins – Metallics, Iridescent, all of them!
  4. Color Theory DSP
  5. Quirky Critters Stamp Set

I hope you like my take on the top 5.  Now on to the rest of the hop!  These talented stampers are going to inspire you for sure and I cannot wait to see what they enable me to buy share as their must haves!  Next up is the lovely Shannon Lane.

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

Click HERE to purchase these wonderful Stampin’ Up products!

Stamp:  Floral Statements (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Lemon Lime Twist; Accessories:  Metallics Sequins (SU), Multi Matte Medium (as glue for the sequins), Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Freshly Made Sketches #288

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FMS288 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, sentiment from Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color Markers, WatercolorI hope you are having a great week!  I’m so happy to share the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week is one seriously amazing stamper!  Jen Mitchell has created a gorgeous sketch for us and I’m totally in love with it!

I tried to use a different color palette than I have been playing with lately and started first with this go-to flower from Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set.  I stamped using Versafine ink and then colored using Zig Clean Color Markers.  Just two colors was all it took to get pretty variation on the petals.  I fussy cut it out and then added it to this ivory base to match the sketch.  I used the Softly Falling embossing folder to give dimension to the top panel and added a Paper Pumpkin sentiment on the bottom later.  I then added a Basic Pearl (colored with a Sharpie) and some Black Metallic Thread to the flower.

This sketch has infinite potential and I think I may use it again soon!  Love, love it!  I hope you will too.  So glad you stopped in for today’s card.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a look at a new product and I can’t wait to share.  Until then, have a great day!!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin sentiment(SU) ; Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Naturals Ivory (SU retired); Black Metallic Thread, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Inky Paws #47 – Cake Day

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Cake Day by Jen Timko | Newton Loves Cake Stamp and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Zig Clean Color Markers, Watercolor, Inky Paws #47A quick card for today’s Inky Paws #47 Challenge.  I loved the colors in this challenge so I just had to play along!  I thought this little Newton Loves Cake set was perfect for the challenge and I had not colored this particular image yet so win, win!

I stamped Newton on some Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers to match the challenge colors.  Fun and simple to do!  Then, using the coordinating dies I cut out the image.  I added this awesome sentiment (because it really is ALL about the cake) plus some baker’s twine and sequins.  I always need birthday cards on hand and this one is quick to duplicate…always a plus!

I hope you will find a moment to join the challenge.  You have two weeks and this color palette is sure to inspire.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Stamp: Newton Loves Cake (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink,  Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Tim Holtz Watercolor, Bermuda Bay (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton Loves Cake Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Dimensionals, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Baker’s Twine (SU ret)

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Newton Scoots By

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The week is flying by and today is the last day of release week for  Newton’s Nook Designs.  Your favorite kitty is back again today and this time Newton gets a scooter!

Wheelie Great by Jen Timko | Newton Scoots By Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sky Borders Dies (Newton's Nook Designs), Zig Clean Color Markers, Watercolor CardThis little kitty called out to be a girl to me so I gave her a hot pink scooter and some great coordinating accessories.  Don’t you love her scarf?  The sentiments that go with this image are just fantastic for many different occasions.  Love that!

I colored our little friend using Zig Clean Color Markers and created a background with Distress Ink.  I pulled some of the colors from the image and found coordinating paper from my stash that matched perfectly.  YAY!  The scallop border is created with the Sky Borders Dies and it is just the right layer for adding my sentiment.  The clouds in the set would have been fun on the background circle but somehow one ending up as the “exhaust” instead.  Oh so cute!  You can get you chance to win this free but make sure you work fast!

Would you like to win the “Newton Scoots By” 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. 

 

Thanks for stopping in today.    Tomorrow you can order all of these sets so make sure you get right over and grab them all!  Hope you have enjoyed my projects.  Look forward to seeing you again soon!
Stamp: Newton Scoots By (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink, Zig Clean Color markers; Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor Paper, Retired yellow DSP, Pop of Pink DSP (SU), Melon Mambo, Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton Scoots By Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sky Borders Dies, Misti Stamp Tool, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Freshly Made Sketches #282

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FMS282 by Jen Timko | Mondo Hydrangea and Lovely Stamp Sets by Ellen Hutson, Zig Clean Color, WatercolorQuick post today.  Sorry if you stopped in earlier and got a white screen or other messages.  Apparently a plugin update cause the whole site to have a fatal error.  Good times!  Now to happy things!

We have the most wonderful sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches from the lovely Cécile.  I just love the idea of the layered squares!  It didn’t take me long to decide on the smallest squares from the Stitched Shapes Thinlits but then what to add?  I was looking through my stamp sets and the most counterintuitive set jumped out at me.  Mondo Hydrangea by Ellen Hutson!  So yes, the mondo flower was not the right fit for the squares but the little blossoms were perfectly sized!  I stamped them in Versafine ink onto Fabriano watercolor paper and colored with my Zigs.  Simple coloring but oh so pretty!  I added on a little sentiment from another Ellen Hutson set called Lovely.  Am I allowed to say how happy I am with this card?  I was fighting with my mojo a bit this week and having this card come together quickly saved a bit of my sanity.

Ok…off to visit the amazing team.  Make sure you stop in to let us know what you think of the sketch and I hope you’ll join in with us.  I’ll be back at the beginning of next week with the April release week from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Until then, I hope you have a great week!  See you soon.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Mondo Hydrangea (Ellen Hutson), Lovely (Ellen Hutson) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits (SU), Dimensionals

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Lesley’s Baby Girl Celebration Blog Hop

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If you have been around stamping for a while, you are sure to know the lovely Lesley Croghan.  She is personally responsible for some of the most successful and fun challenges!  But beyond that, she has encouraged stampers to join her design teams and to play along with all kinds of inspiring ideas, making our stamping world a happier place.  I know that I personally can never truly pay Lesley back for the joy, friends and confidence I have due to one little contact.  The day she asked me to join the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team is one that I can mark as one of those days that changes your life in a meaningful way.  At the time, I squealed and jumped around like a fool because I was so excited to be asked to join such an amazing group of stampers.  Little did I know that I would also make some of the most incredible friends and find a support network that makes me a better person….and enables more that I can even admit to!!  *smile*

So Lesley, thank you!  For you and Corey, I am so very happy for this new little girl to arrive and she will have more stamping “aunties” than she can even imagine!Hello Baby Croghan by Jen Timko | Moon Baby Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color Pens, Watercolor

I created this card using the Moon Baby stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  I think these little images are too cute and they seemed perfect for Lesley’s little girl.  The nursery colors are Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and White.  I took a little bit of liberty and added some pale yellow to help the colors pop but tried hard to stick to this fabulous combination.  I colored the images with my Zig Clean Color Markers and used some Distress Ink in the background.  After coloring, I cut out the image panel with Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered another stitched oval cut from Thick Whisper White.  I added some retired coral ribbon (SU SAB) and put the whole thing on some Lemon Card Stock (SSS).

Now you need to check out all the marvelously talented stampers who feel just the same way I do about Lesley.  We have a whole hop going on and you can find the link to all of us here:  It’s A Girl Blog Hop for Li’l Miss Croghan

Many of us sent our cards to the hop coordinator, Lori Turner, who bundled everything up and sent it to Lesley and Corey.  They get to open it this morning (Saturday) and I hope it brings much joy and happiness!!  Thanks for hopping through today.  I hope you enjoy sharing in the love and appreciation we have for Lesley!  Have a great weekend.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Moon Baby; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Pens, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor, Thick Whisper White, Lemon Card Stock (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Ribbon (SU Retired), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #275

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FMS275 - Amazing by Jen Timko | Botanical Garden Stamp Set by Altenew, Zig Clean Color Markers, WatercoloringAs a programming note, if you are looking for day 2 of the Newton’s Nook February Release it will be up in a second post.  For this card, I’m working with another fantastic sketch for Freshly Made Sketches created by the queen of layers, Narelle.  The way she has layered this sketch speaks to how she always has the most lovely details.

When I saw the scallop, I immediately thought of this flower from Altenew’s Botanical Garden set.  I pulled out my Zig again and this time focused on Peacock Blue.  Love that blue!  I aded a little yellow in the center and combined greens for the leaves but generally some super quick coloring.  With the blue being so striking, I chose this pale background, Fog from Simon Says Stamp.  Using the scraps from where I colored the flower, I cut two banners and colored one with the green and left one plain.  Finally I added this little Paper Pumpkin sentiment and some Basic Pearls.  It was nice to stretch into a different set of colors this week and I think this sketch is going to be fun for everyone.

Back in just a few with today’s release card.  You will be “egg-cited” to see it!  Thanks for stopping in today.

 

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Botanical Garden (Altenew) ; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color 48 Pack, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Fog (SSS), Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Basic Pearl, Zig BrusH2O

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Freshly Made Sketches #274

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FMS274 - Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, Zig Clean Color MarkersSo on Saturday, I had the most lovely invitation to go to an event that was a “bring your own craft” kind of thing.  There were Stampin’ Up demos and customers along with some other company reps and friends.  These ladies get together each month to just make things all day.  I know what you are thinking and you are right!  It was awesome!  I could only go for a few hours but it is amazing how much that time is good for the soul.  Per my usual, I accomplished very little because I’m never sure what to pack (and I’m the slowest stamper).  But I did bring along this flower to color and some things that I might be able to use for this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I have to say that I just love the creative possibilities that this week’s hostess, the lovely Jennifer Brum, has given us!

I only used two colors from my Zig Clean Color Pack (a bright pink and a yellow) to color this flower but I love how they work together and blend to create the orange.  With the strength of the flowers colors, I opted to use a neutral base so I chose Smoky Slate.  The sentiment is from the same Altenew set as the flower (Beautiful Day) and I stamped it in Versafine ink and the layered the white with some Melon Mambo.  I added some Daffodil ribbon that I have hoarded in my stash since it is so pretty with the flower.  I think I’ll be adding this sketch to my go-to group.  I see lots of ways to use it!

And yes, the team has definitely come up with some of them.  As always, they are amazing!  Well, lots of posts this week and I’m back to the stamp room to get ready for some more coming up soon.  Until then, I hope you have a great day!  As for the monthly gathering…I can’t wait to go back and this time actually finish some projects!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Beautiful Day (Altenew) ; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color 48 Pack, SU Black Stampin’ Write Marker; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (SU ret), Basic Pearl, Sharpie Marker

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