Friday, December 14, 2018

Here Comes Santa Paws w/ Newton's Nook Designs!! =)

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HELLO Crafty Friends and HAPPY Friday!! 

I'm up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog today sharing a FUN Holiday card!! I just LOVE making Scene Cards that Sparkle and Shine and this Card checks ALL of those Boxes!! 
I LOVE the images from the Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set!! I used the Newton popping out of the Chimney and  wanted to create a Scene of a Roof Top with a BEAUTIFUL Winter Sky in the Background!! It REALLY makes me SMILE, just thinking about Christmas Night approaching us FAST!! I Stamped and Embossed the Images and then colored them with Copic Markers!! I used the coordinating Santa Paws Newton Die Set to Die Cut them out!! I added some Lawn Fawn Textured Embossing Powder to create the look of Fleece on the Holiday Hats!! Then added some Tonic Studios Blizzard Nuvo Drops for the Snow around the Chimney and added some Drops to the center of the Snow Flakes in the background that I created using the Snowfall Stencil!! I inked the Stencil using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! Then added Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot to create my Night Sky!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment using WoW Embossing Powders in different Colors and I LOVE the way it POPS off the Background!! I added some Shadows to the Roof and adhered the Images using 3D Foam Squares!! I Die Cut the Scalloped Frame from some Navy Cardstock using the Frames & Flags Die Set!! I inked the Edges using Black Soot Distress Ink and adhered it to my Cardbase using Foam Tape!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 


Day 14 of the 25 Days of Christmas w/ Paper Sweeties!!

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Hello & Happy Friday!! 

We're sharing holiday inspiration projects for 25 days over at Paper Sweeties from December 1st through the 25th!!  We began on December 1st by sharing some fun ideas to help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties.  Click here to check out what the talented design teamies created to help spark your creativity!  ---> SALE ALERT <--- be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find our SANTA SAVINGS coupons!!!

Today I'm sharing a FUN Christmas Tag Idea for those Christmas Gifts that need some thing to Dress them up!! I LOVE using non-traditional colors and with the help of some BEAUTIFUL WoW Embossing Powders, it was EASY to create these Tags!! 
I used the AWESOME Merry Stamp Set and WoW Glitter Embossing Powders in  to Stamp and Emboss the For You Gift Tag Die Cut from some Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock!! I added another Tag Die Cut from some Lawn Fawn Patterned Patter and then topped it off with some Holly using the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Die Cut from some Felt and a BEAUTIFUL Teal Jingle Bell!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

 We're hopping all month long, so be sure to come back each day to see a new project by one of our talented designers and invited special guest designers:
December 1st: planner team posts
December 2nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 3rd: Lilian Forsyth
December 4th: Amy Tsuruta
December 5th: Lisa Bzibziak
December 6th: Michelle Bala
December 7th: Mackie Robertson
December 8th: Karen Letchworth
December 9th: Maria Patrick
December 10th: Lisa Golzbein
December 11th: Nancy Salkeld
December 12: Mackie Robertson
December 13th: Jinny Newlin
December 14th: Larissa Heskett
December 15: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 16th: Taylor Golzbein
December 17th: Maria Patrick
December 18th: Nancy Salkeld
December 19th: Jinny Newlin
December 20th: Lisa Golzbein
December 21st: Larissa Heskett
December 22nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 23rd: Karen Letchworth
December 24: Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Friday, December 7, 2018

Deck the Halls w/ Inky Paws Holiday Blog Hop w/ Newton's Nook Designs 2018!!

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Welcome to the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!! You're in for a "REAL" Treat today as there are SEVERAL Special Designers joining us to give you some EXTRA Inspiration for those last minute Holiday Projects, plus a SPECIAL "Ginger Snap Stamp Set" with Purchase for a limited time!!
I have SEVERAL Projects to share,  so lets jump right in!! =)
For my First Project I Started with the NEW "Plaid Stencil" Set and "Argyle Stencil" Set along with Distress Inks and some WoW Glitter Embossing Powder and created a BEAUTIFUL Holiday Plaid Background!! 

Then I used the "Newton's Candy Cane" Stamp Set and Stamped and Embossed the images and used used the coordinating "Newton's Candy Cane" Die Set and Die Cut them out!! 
I used Candied Apple Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Inked the Plaid Stencil!! Then used Versa Mark Ink to Stencil the Argyle Stencil and added WoW Glitter Embossing Powder to add some Sparkle!! 
I used Copic Markers to Color in the Images and added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen for some added Sparkle!! For the Card Front Panel I used the "Snowfall Stencil" and some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass to add some texture to the background of the Panel!! I Die Cut a Black Base using the NND Framework Die Set!!  I Stamped and Embossed the sentiment and I used some WoW Glitter Embossing Powder in Red to make the "SWEET" word POP!! I Die Cut a Mug from Paper Sweeties from some Tim Holtz Patterned Paper and added a Heart Image also from the "Newton's Candy Cane" Stamp Set!! I LOVE how it turned out!!
For my Second Card I used the Same two Stencil Sets to create my Holiday Plaid Background!! Then I added WoW Glitter Embossing Powder in Red for this one!! I LOVE the versatility of these stencils and the unlimited possibilities for Color combos and designs you can create!! 
I've used the   to Ink my Card Panel Background again using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and used WoW Glitter Embossing Powder in Red to make the "CHEER" word POP!! I used the NND Essential Alphabet Dies to Die Cut the Letter "H" from some Black Cardstock and some Fun Foam!! I adhered them together using some Therm O Web Liquid Adhesive!! Then I Stamped and Embossed the Images form the "Cup of Cocoa" Stamp Set and Die Cut them out using the coordinating "Cup of Cocoa" Die Set!! I added some iCraft 3D Foam Squares and adhered them to the Card panel!! For the Scalloped Edges I used the NND Frames & Flags Die Set!! 

If you follow me you may KNOW my Lil' Artist in Training Gryeson!! He's 5 yrs. old and started Kindergarten this Fall!! So he doesn't get to craft with me as much as he used too, but he was able to make a couple Ornaments for the Blog Hop today!! We have Gifts all ready for his Teachers for the Holidays and he wanted to include an Ornament for each of the Packages!! For this first one he used the Ornamental Newton Stamp Set and the coordinating Ornamental Newton Die Set!! He colored it with Copic Markers and then for the Ornament Base we Die Cut a Piece of Glitter Foam and he colored over it with a Red and Silver Crayon!! We backed it with some Gold Cardstock and we Stamped and Greeting and he signed his Name and the Year!! Then we punched a hole in the top, added Newton with some Gina K Designs Foam Tape and added some May Arts Gold Twine for the String!!
For his Next Ornament he used the All Aboard for Christmas Stamp Set and the coordinating All  Board for Christmas Die Set!! He colored it with Copic Markers and he wanted to make it look like a Night Sky so we added some Versa Mark Ink to the top of the Gold Glitter Fun Foam Circle Die Cut and added some WoW Glitter Embossing Powder!! The Circle shrunk alittle when we heated it up, so we added it to a Grey Cardstock Circle and Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment on the back and he signed his name and the Year!! We LOVE the way these turned out and I just KNOW his Teachers will cherish them!! 

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:
Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 
Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2x3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop w/ Paper Sweeties!! =)

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I'm here for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2018!! 
I hope you'll join the FUN over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for the Annual Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! 
Here's a look at the Project I created!!

Here are the Products I've used for my Gift Bag today!! 

Paper Sweeties is a proud Super Sponsor and flash prize sponsor of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers hop!  We have also put together an interactive sale for you to use during the hop ... receive 10%, 20% or 30% off your entire full-price purchase using the coupon codes below:
For the winners ...
Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you are inspired by my projects and will be making some of these for your family and friends this holiday season ... and beyond!
And, one last little bit of news before I go ... coming later this week: Merry Christmas Y'all stamp and coordinating Sweet Cuts die set!  EEK - I can hardly stand the cuteness!   Follow us (links on right sidebar) and stay tuned for an update of when these cutie pies will be available for purchase!


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs November Release ~ Newton Celebrates & Newton's New Year!!

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         I'm here with Day 3 of the 
.                            Today we're showcasing the NEW  
  "Newton CelebratesStamp Set, "Newton's New YearStamp Set!!
                  Let's take a look at the AWESOME New Products!!
Are you EXCITED YET!!?? You're going to LOVE it ALL!!
Here's what I've created today!! 

I Started by Inking with Candied Apple Distress Ink!!  Then I placed the stencil down again shifting it to line up with parts of the Vertical Stencil lines from my first inking, and used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink!! One thing I found when layering was to make SURE that the Ink it DRY!! So use your Heat Gun inbetween colors!! I LOVE using Therm O Web Purple Tape to hold my stencil in place!!
Next I Layered the #2 Plaid Stencil and used Bundled Sage Distress Ink and I really LOVE the contrast between the two Green Shades!!
I wanted to add some SHINE so I decided to add the #2 Argyle Stencil over my inked Plaid Patterns and applied some Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel!! 
Let the Transfer Gel Dry completely!!  
Then cut a piece of Champagne Therm O Web Deco Foil and run it through your Laminating Machine!! I have found that I like to run it on setting 2 when I'm using Transfer Gel, especially with finer detailed Images or Sentiments!! 
I Stamped and Embossed the Image and used Copic Markers to Color it!! Then used the coordinating Dies to Die Cut it out!! I added some Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer Pen just to the Drink Portion of the Martini!! I wanted it to look realistic!! Then Coated the entire Glass with some Tonic Studios Morning Dew Nuvo Drops!! I also added some to the Olive as well!! I Adhered the Party Hat and Newton Image onto a Strip of Cardstock that I inked using some Shabby Shutters to ink the background behind my Image!! Water Droplets add some Texture!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment using some WoW Glitter Embossing Powder in Red for part of my Sentiment!! I LOVE how it really POPS off the Card!! I wanted a Scalloped Edge to define the Image Strip so I Die Cut the NND Frames & Flags Die using the Large Scallop Frame and Cut it down to create by Borders!! I LOVE being able to use my dies in different ways!!
So hopefully you're INSPIRED to TRY some different things and to think OUTSIDE of the BOX with these NEW Stencils!! The possibilities are TRULY ENDLESS!!  
I wanted to Create a Chalkboard Tag, that has some Color added!! I've always LOVED the look of those Black & White Photographs with just touches of Color and that was my idea for this Tag!! I Started my Stamping and Embossing the Image with some WoW Gold Pearl Glitter Embossing Powder!! SWOON!! This is one of my ALL time FAVORITE Embossing Powder Colors!! Then I used my Polychromos Colored Pencils!! I added some Tonic Studios Sunlight Glitter Nuvo Drops to the Gold areas and some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to the Champagne, Labels and the Party Hat!! I added some White Colored pencil around the image and spread it out using some Gamsol!! I like how it POPS off the Tag!! For the Top pf the tag, I Die Cut some Therm O Web Deco Foil Toner Sheets that I Foiled with some Gold Deco Foil!! Creating 3 Layers of Scallops using the NND Fancy Edges Tag Die Set!! Then adhered them altogether!! I tamped and Embossed the New Year Sentiment onto the Circle Tag from the NND Tags Times Two Die Set using the same WoW Gold Pearl Glitter Embossing Powder!! Then inked the center of the Tag with some Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and added some Water Splatters for some Texture!! A Mini Gold Clothespin and a Burgundy Bow finish off the Gift Tag!! 

Would you like to win a $25 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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Larissa Heskett ~ You're Here

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! 
The New Products will be available Friday November 23rd!! Newton's Nook will also be running a BIG Black Friday SALE so SAVE the DATE!! 
Don't forget to visit the NND Blog tomorrow to see if you're one of the LUCKY Winners and to check out ALL of the details for the BLACK FRIDAY Sale!! 

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