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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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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration – Day 1

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I am so thrilled to begin this amazing week celebrating 4 years of inspiration from Newton’s Nook Designs.  What it takes to make the leap of faith to start your own company always amazes me but wow am I glad Newton’s Nook Designs is a part of this amazing industry!  I might be a little biased but any time art can bring such smiles and joy, it is a wonderful thing and something to celebrate.  And celebrate is what we are doing this week!  My post today is longer than normal because we are revealing an incredible set of products.  Two (yep TWO) stamp sets, four (oh yeah…FOUR) stencils and a new border dies set.  And that is only today’s reveal.  Hang on my friends!  This is going to be fun!

Meet Me At The Lake by Jen Timko | Winston's Lake House Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Watercolor

I’m going to start you off with a fun stamp set called Winston’s Lake House.  Using Distress Ink in Broken China, I played with the “smoosh” technique for watercoloring.  I applied ink to an acetate sheet and then spritzed it with water.  Then I laid the acetate down onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper to get the cool water effect.  I love how it turned out!!  The way the color pools was perfect to created the dimension I wanted for the lake.  After letting it dry, I used the new Sea Borders Dies (combined with a Stitched Rectangles Die) to created the waves for our little friends.  All I had to do was offset the border die to get this look.  Fun, right??  I did the same thing with Peeled Paint ink for the ground and used the Land Borders Dies instead.  Yep…all the dies coordinate perfectly.  Then I stamped the images in Versafine Onyx Black and colored with more Distress Ink.  That little cottage is one I want to visit for sure!  And not sure what it is about the little dragonfly but I just could not resist adding it on.  The corrugated paper seemed like the perfect background for this scene to show off all the details in these new images and dies.Advice from the Lake by Jen Timko | Lake Advice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpSo now on to the second stamp set called Lake Advice.  I had a ton of ideas on how to use this with the Winston set but I thought maybe it was better just to focus on this sentiment.  It is really a great one!  I stamped it onto vellum using Early Espresso ink (SU) and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it really stand out.  Then I took a piece of the Wood Textures DSP from SU (already a fabulous wooden look) and cut it up to make it look like planks on a palette.  I used a darker color of the same DSP for the base.

And now we get to talk about these stencils.  You should have seen the response when the DT heard about them.  And then again when we saw them!!!  Oh, they are fun and so perfect for the release.  Want to see them???  Of course you do!  I will be showing you more with them as the week goes on too.  And then check out what you could win this week!

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 2 of this great celebration and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!
Stamps: Winston’s Lake House (Newton’s Nook Designs), Lake Advice (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Broken China, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Candied Apple, Vintage Photo, Ground Espress0), Early Espresso; Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Corrugated Paper (SU, retired), Vellum (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Winston’s Lake House Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti Stamp Tool, Ribbon (SU, retired), Gold Button (SU, retired), Linen Thread (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Lovely Blooms

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Welcome back for another day of release week for the April release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Day 2 has a beautiful flower set called Lovely Blooms.

Blooms for Mom by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Mason Jar, #newtonsnookI hardly knew where to start with this set.  If you follow me, you know I love myself a flower.  And this set is full of pretty images to mix and match.  I finally settled on creating a watercolor styled card but kept it simple.  I sponged Distress Ink onto watercolor paper creating some ombré effects and then stamped over the sponging with the images.  The coordinating Lovely Blooms Dies made short work of cutting things out so that I could create this pretty little arrangement.  The script sentiments are really great so I chose to create this one for mom.  Um….sorry mom, should have given a spoiler alert.  I added a few sequins for a finishing touch and I just love the effect you get on this with no actual coloring required.

Of course, if you love to color, this set is totally for you too!  I’ll show you what I mean tomorrow!  Until then, you have a chance to win this set with just some simple commenting.

Would you like to win the “Lovely Blooms” 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 3 of release week and I know you will be thrilled to see what comes next.  I hope you have a great day!
Stamp: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Marina Mist (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU), Tim Holtz Watercolor, Basic Black; Accessories:  Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti Stamp Tool, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (SU), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Winston Takes Flight

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Guess what today is?!  The start of release week for the March release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  I swear each release gets better and better!  I won’t even keep you in suspense.  Let’s just get this started!

I Just Plane Like You by Jen Timko | Winston Takes Flight by Newton's Nook Designs, Sky Borders Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Distress Ink, Watercolor, #newtonsnookSo you know that I almost died of joy the second I saw this set, right?  I mean really.  This adorable little Winston and a plane!  It is like Jennifer Jackson knew how much I needed this when she designed this set.  I’m forever on the lookout for the perfect plane and sentiments and this set has them all!  The hardest part was getting my brain to focus on what to make first.  I thought that I’d be good starting with Distress Ink coloring since I could show off the new Sky Borders Dies along with this set by creating a sky background.

I inked up watercolor paper with Broken China ink and then added some splatters of water.  Then I cut 2 layers of the clouds with the Sky Border Dies and offset them.  I used a stitched rectangle die to get them all evened up and created the sky for my plane.  After some debate I chose an orange and yellow palette for the plane (who doesn’t love a yellow plane?!) that I thought was fun and a great way to show off this image.  The coordination die set makes it super simple to create scenes since it includes clouds and a die for the banner image too.  I found this happy bright base that matched my plane (Sunshine by Simon Says Stamp).  Now here is some more exciting news….

 

Would you like to win the “Winston Takes Flight” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 

 

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 Takes Flight (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  WPlus9 Black Dye Ink,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Sunshine (Simon Says Stamp), Thick Whisper White (SU), Tim Holtz Watercolor; Accessories:  Big Shot, Sky Borders Die (Newton’s Nook Designs), Winston Takes Flight Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Misti Stamp Tool, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #278

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FMS278 by Jen Timko | Marvelous Mehndi by Uniko, Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th, Distress Ink, SpongingToday is Freshly Made Sketches day!!  Always the most inspirational day of the week!  My friend, the amazing Jen Mitchell is our sketch designer this week and I love this one.  A lot!

I have had this gorgeous image from Uniko for a while but I needed just the right inspiration for it.  I thought this sketch was exactly right to show it off.  I heat embossed it (Versamark and White embossing powder) first and then sponged it using Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed.  I cut the panel using Stitched Rectangle by Simon Says Stamp.  Next I created another panel with sponging for the layer behind.  And finally, I added this sentiment from Concord & 9th and sponged again.  The gorgeous details of the image get to be the star of the show with the sponging!  And this came together pretty quickly…which is amazing since it looks artsy and hard.  Nope!  Totally easy and fun!

So I know you’ll love this sketch too and I am completely sure that the team will inspire you with their stunning work.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Marvelous Mehndi (Uniko), Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th) ; Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Mustard SeedRipe PersimmonPicked Raspberry); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Mini Round Ink Blending Tool, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Furniture, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies

Freshly Made Sketches #277

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FMS277 by Jen Timko | Butterfly Kisses by Mama Elephant, Tim Holtz Distress InkSo is it acting like spring where you are?  Well, it certainly has been in Virginia and that inspired my card for today.  I’m the sketch hostess over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I hope you will love the sketch I created for you.  It is also the beginning of Kathy Racoosin‘s 30 Day Coloring Challenge (The Daily Marker 30 Day) which is a month of amazing inspiration that fills IG feeds with lovely art.  It reminds us, as crafters, to take a little time every day just to make a little something that is pretty.

I kept my coloring pretty simple for today and used this gorgeous flower from Mama Elephant.  Inspired by some of the cherry blossoms that are sure to be popping out any time here in my yard, I chose a soft pink for the flowers.  The sentiment comes from the set too and I think it is a favorite of mine.  The image and sentiments were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and the flower was coloring using Tim Holtz Distess Inks.

I hope you will join us with this sketch.  I tried to make one that is open to techniques, large images or even pretty DSP.  The team, of course, used all of these ideas and I’m sure you will come up with even more!  Thanks for stopping in today.  Remember….YOU make the world a better place!  You certainly make mine better!  Have a great day.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron); Paper:  Shimmery White (SU), Pink Pirouette; Accessories:  Sequins (SU and Pretty Pink Posh)

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Freshly Made Sketches #273

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Jen Timko - FMS273 | Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Paper Pumpkin Sentiment (Stampin' Up)My favorite stamping day of the week is here!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I’m so excited to share this week’s sketch by coloring genius Karren Johnson.  Her split panel concept is so fun and can lead to so many great ideas!

So I’m hoping that I didn’t stretch too far from the sketch but I really tried to make my watercolor ombré layer into three distinctive sections.  I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create the colors.  I started with a light wash and then went back and layered on more ink.  The heart is really one of the leaves from the Layering Leaves Die Set (Concord & 9th) and I just snipped the stem off to turn it into a heart.  I colored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Wine Red Zig pen and washed it out a bit with water.  Then I die cut with the leaf.  So pretty!  Finally, after some debate, I chose a sentiment.  You see…I need a birthday card for my dear husband and I think this might hit the right masculine note (well, at least it isn’t a flower, haha!).  I love that the Moon Rock ink from Altenew is a nice match to the distress ink on the panel with crisper stamping.  The sentiment itself is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  While the kit is an adorable Valentine’s 3-d set, the sentiments are going to be in your go-to list for a while.  I love this font and this says it all!

I know the gallery will be full of inspiration this week.  The design team has some amazing work already there for you to enjoy.  Hope to see your take on the sketch!  I’ll be back on Saturday with a fun hop that you are going to love.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Paper Pumpkin January ; Ink: Altenew (Moon Rock), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Zig Clean Color 48 Pack (Wine Red); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Freshly Made Sketches #272

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Jen Timko - FMS272 | Stampin' Up Bold Butterflies Dies, Butterflies Dies, Watercolor Wings Stamp SetAfter the whirlwind of posting last week, I have been taking advantage of this week’s quiet to take care of non-stamping things.  But I finally got back into the stamp room yesterday and took a good look at the amazing Cécile‘s fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  The first think that popped into my head was butterflies (not sure why since they are clearly circles….but she did say any shape!).  Sometimes it is best just to go with it to see what happens!

I colored some Ranger Watercolor Paper (it is white) using Tim Holtz Distress Inks with the pretty aquas and pinks and set it aside to dry.  While I was waiting, I used the Bold Butterflies and Butterflies Dies (they coordinate) from SU to cut the intricate butterflies from White Vellum Card Stock.  Then I cut the colored paper with the outline dies of the same sets.  I pulled the stamp set from the same family, Watercolor Wings, and used the dotted border and sentiment stamped in Smoky Slate.  To help match the circle elements from the sketch, I added a white doily and some Silver Metallic Thread behind the butterflies.  I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach the vellum to the colored butterflies and was amazed to see that you cannot see the adhesive.  (I had planned to use pearls to conceal it but went with a cleaner look when I realized I could.)

All in all, this is such a fun and easy card to make.  You could use DSP or watercolor different colors or even add glimmer paper to alter the feel of the card and make a pretty set.

I love how the design team has interpreted this one and I’m sure you’ll agree that they are amazing!  I hope you have fun and will join us in the gallery this week.  Back on Friday for this month’s Fancy Friday.  Until then, have a great week!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Watercolor Wings; Ink:  Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Ranger Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Big Shot, Bold Butterflies Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread, Fine Tip Glue Pen, White Doily (ret)

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The Card Concept #61

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cc61-lovely-dayWe have a beautiful inspiration piece over at The Card Concept this week and it was hard for me to narrow down which elements I wanted to use.  No surprise, the team has created some really pretty projects and you are going to have fun with this one!

I chose to use one of my favorite flowers from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set.  I stamped on Canson Watercolor paper using WPlus9 Black Dye Ink and then colored using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.  The pretty mint typewrite inspired the Mint Macaron card base.  I cut image layer using Stitched Rectangled from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and comes from the Lovely set by Ellen Hutson (Essentials by Ellen).  Finally the little details.  I added some lace trim and gold thread (hard to see in the picture) to keep with the sketch from this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch.  I also colored this for Kathy Racoosin’s Thirty Day Coloring Challenge….a great way to motivate yourself to color just a little every day!

Just a reminder that this is my second post of the day.  Please check my card for Freshly Made Sketches as well. I hope you enjoy this and that you are having a great week.  See you soon!

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Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Lovely (Essentials by Ellen – Ellen Hutson); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry), WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper, Mint Macaron (SU); Accessories:  Zig BrusH2O, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Dimensionals, Lace Trim (SU ret), Gold Metallic Thread (SU), Green Pearl (Paper Pumpkin by SU)

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Fancy Friday – Holiday Celebration

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ff-sep-happy-wonderful-christmasWelcome 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 the incredible Erica, welcome to the next stop.  For September, our theme is Anything Holiday!  If it is a holiday item from the main catalog or the Holiday catalog, we are celebrating it!

I decided to stick with a set that has actually been around for a while but should not be forgotten.  The Wondrous Wreath stamp set is one I loved from the minute I saw it.  I decided to show its versatility a bit and create a card with only the wreath and the sentiment from the set.  I started with a product I just discovered but already love.  They are Strathmore Watercolor Cards and they really are fabulous.  Very much like the Stampin’ Up Note Cards except made with watercolor paper.  Makes it easy to create a one layer watercolor card and conquer that hoarding tendency that tends to show up around watercolor paper (please tell me I’m not the only one).  I stamped the wreath with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Twisted Citron and then colored in with my Aquapainter with some more Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn.  Using the same inks, I connected the leaves with hand drawn stems which makes the wreath have a subtly different look.  To keep with that watercolor feel, I did not stamp the berries from the set (but you totally could).  Instead I hand drew them in with a Zig Clean Color Pen.  Once I had this like I wanted all that was left was the sentiment.  And then I had to take a deep breath because I didn’t want to mess it up.  So out came my Misti!!  I got the sentiment exactly where I wanted and stamped in Real Red ink.  Because the watercolor paper is rough, I had to overstamp to get the sentiment fully inked.  And yes….the Misti is a total life saver for that!!!  It makes every photopolymer stamp easier to use!!  While this takes a little longer that the average “simple one layer” card, I think the result is worth it.

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I think you are going to enjoy all the holiday fun from the hop this week!  This talented group never disappoints!!  You are sure to be totally wow’d by Krista at your next stop.  Have fun on the hop!

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Stamp:  Wondrous Wreath; Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Real Red (SU), Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor Cards; Accessories:  Misti, AquapainterSignature 2016 - 1

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