Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

toucan do it!!

tell me how much you're loving the new Toucan Party stamp set from Newton's Nook?! i don't mean this lightly when i say...I AM IN LOVE WITH IT!! ha ha ha!!

and today i have this card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!! love it!

i colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out using the coordinating dies! easy!! and guys...i love the BRIGHT and basically neon colors for tropical/summer cards!

then i heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock! oh! for the background i masked off the bottom of my card and did some Distress Ink blending with Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio! then i placed the Tropical Leaves Stencil over it and spritzed with water!! LOOK AT THAT SUBTLE DETAIL! so easy! and so fun!

hope you enjoyed this card, and that it made you smile! 
be sure to swing by the Newton's Nook Designs blog for more fun!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop July 2017 Release!

hello and happy release day to everyone out there in the Sweet world!
today Sweet Stamp Shop is releasing new stamps and NEW washi! yahoooo!!

i have a BUNCH of new projects to share, so let's get right down to it!

what's not to love, am I right?! 
I LOVE that new Bubble Alpha, Bubble Alpha Fill and Bubble Number sets!! The shapes of the letters/numbers are SO FUN!

it's perfect to pair with any other Sweet Stamp Shop to create a custom card! I used the super adorable Peekaboo Cats set to create this fun and funny card!
i'm TOTALLY a cat person, so it's OK that i made it! ha! most of my friends are dog people, so they'll get a kick out of this one!! ha!

also, people, there's a new WIZARD set!!!! EEEEEEEEE! i made have done an actual happy dance when I saw this one!!

it's SO perfect to combine with the previous wizard stamp sets, and I can see a LOT of these kinds of cards in my future!! LOVE! :) The new Magical Friends stamp set works seemlessly with the original Wizards set! EEEEE! love them!

my last card featuring the new stamps is RAINBOW!!! 
so of course i LOVE it! ha ha! i took two traditionally planner stamp sets and made this fun card! I am in LOVE with it!!! hope it made you smile, too!

next up, let's look at a sample of the new washi!!! but believe me, there's SO much more being released!!

i know there are going to be LOTS of you out there who are excited for this new zombie washi!!!! i even used a piece of one of the rolls as my title!!! a little stamping with the Hand Out stamp set as a bunch of zombie hands!! ha! so FUN and unexpected!

and I love lining the edges of my journals with washi!! SO easy, and super fun to do! and just look at how FUN that looks!! i can't wait to do a rainbow theme in my next album!!

lastly, I made a planner spread with some DRAGON washi!! MY FAVORITE!! ha ha!! not only are the designs just ADORABLE, but check out the colors!! i was super inspired!!

so be sure to get your favorites before they're gone! i want to hear what you're most excited about!! the washi? or the stamps? 

Monday, July 17, 2017

you've got a friend in me layout!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Lawn Fawnatics Challenge card, scroll down or click here!**

hello and happy monday!
today i'm just popping in to share a layout I created for the Altenew July Scrapbook Sketch challenge! I've had the Reflections Kit for a while, but I've just been hoarding it! it's SOOOOOO pretty, I didn't want to 'ruin' it!! ha ha!
but luckily I was just TOO inspired not to finally start playing with it! 

here's the sketch:

so fun!
and here's my layout:

what do you think?
I really LOVE that photo of my littlest Mann waiting for big brother to get off the bus from school! and he brought his large Storm Trooper stuffed animal (that he calls Storm Troopy) along for the wait! ACK! all the feels!

I used the letter stickers in the kit, mixed with some small alphas from the stash for the title! just too perfect with the toy and the boy, huh!? ha!
I altered those AMAZING origami wood veneer butterflies by patingin them with acrylic paints and then splattering some paint on top! love it!!

lots of those INCREDIBLE wood buttons and stickers were used, too! I stitched on the stitckers, cardstock embellishments and paper directly to the 12x12 photo! 

so that's it! 
I am SOOOO excited I finally convinced myself to get the kit used up! and now I can't wait to make even more layouts with it - starting with the paper!!! swoon, the paper!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #9 - Summertime Fun Color Challenge!

i'm still SO excited about this newest challenge on the block! SO SO SO excited!

and this challenge is AMAZING is just perfect for summer! because...

so so so fun!
super love summer/beach themed cards! and those colors are just SO MUCH FUN!
here's my card:

so fun!!

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color my images! then i fussy cut them out! Oh, and everything here is from the Life is Good stamp set! 

for the background, I used Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I smooshed them onto my circle acrylic block, then spritzed with water and pressed onto my paper! love that technique!

oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!


Friday, July 14, 2017

it's my birthday!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see the Newton's Nook Designs 4 Year Birthday Blog Hop, scroll down or click here!**

hello and happy friday!
today is my birthday! yahoooooo!
to help celebrate, i created this cute little card that's up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

be sure to check it out and read all about how i made it on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

Newton's Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop

and happy Friday!

today is the day i've been waiting for all week: the Newton's Nook 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop!!!

SO SO SO fun!

be sure to hop along to increase your chance of winning! Newton's Nook is giving away FOUR $25 gift certificates!! WOW!

AND check this out! the BRAND NEW Pawprint Stencil is YOURS FREE if you spend $75!!

it's no surprise for you to find that i used the ADORABLE Toucan Party stamp set for my card today...I AM IN LOVE WITH IT! ha ha!! 

that may be an understatement!

love it!!

i even used purple!!! what?! i know - that's how much i love this set!
i colored all of the images my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them with their coordinating dies!

i used a circle mask that i had laying on my desk and the new Tropical Leaves Stencil to create the background! LOVE it! it's clearly the tropical leaves, but not in your face! so fun!

so be sure to hop on to your next stop! do you love the toucans as much as i do? ha!


Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you've won!

Special Guests:

Newton's Nook Design Team: