Friday, October 20, 2017

oopsie!

hello and happy Friday!
today i have a belated birthday card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! :)


love that tie-dye snail-clock! ha ha!
be sure to check out the whole card and how it came together on the Create a Smile Stamps blog
enjoy!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Naughty or Mice + coordinating Die AND Santa Paws Newton + coordinating Die

eeeek!
we made it guys!! it's the LAST day of Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release!!!


are you guys are going to FREAKING out with this release?! I am!

this month's release is all about the holidays!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the Naughty or Mice + coordinating Die AND Santa Paws Newton + coordinating Die! whew!! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 20th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
my first card uses those ADORABLE MICE!!! guys...i'm not even lying...THIS SET IS AMAZING!



again, I used the Snowfall stencil (i LOVE that...just a little bit...can you tell?)! I used it with white embossing paste and then covered over that area with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink! SOOOO pretty!!


I stamped the image and colored it in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers then used the coordinating dies to cut it out!
and guys...that sentiment (it's seriously THE BEST)!!!

my last card of the release (sniff sniff) uses the NEW Santa Paws Newton set!


i used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink to blend some color onto the background! then i splattered on some water drops and color, too! 


again, i used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images, and die cut them out with the coordinating dies! those little mice elves....EEEEK! they're sooooo cute! 


Would you like to win the “Naughty or Mice or Santa Paws Newton” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Stylish Stockings + coordinating Die AND Reindeer Roll Call

i'm so excited for this week! 
join us for today's Day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release?!!


are you guys are going to FREAKING out with this release?! I am!

this month's release is all about the holidays!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the SStylish Stockings + coordinating Die  AND Reindeer Roll Call! whew!! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 20th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
for my first card, I used that AWESOME Stylish Stockings stamp set and coordinating dies



I stamped the images with Distress Oxide Inks and did the 'rock and roll' technique to add the two colors! then i used the coordinating dies to die cut them! 


i used white embossing paste and the Snowfall Stencil to create the fun, dimension onto the white cardstock base! 
then i used my sewing machine to add a 'banner' strip along the top to hang the stockings from! 

i used the new Reindeer Roll Call stamp set for my second card!


I started by using a strip of vellum and cut it in the shape of a banner! then i colored all over it with copics and spritzed with rubbing alcohol to create that fun, abstract-watercolor look! 


i used the little images in the set, stamped them in grey and then stitched on the vellum banner!! 


Would you like to win the “Stylish Stockings or Reindeer Roll Call” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - Snow Globe Scenes + coordinating Die AND Snow Globe Shaker Die

who's excited about day 2 of the Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release?!!



are you guys are going to FREAKING out with this release!!!

this month's release is all about the holidays!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the Snow Globe Scenes + coordinating Die AND Snow Globe Shaker Die!! whew!! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 20th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
for my first card, I only used the Snow Globe Shaker Die!! 



guess what is also *NEW* to the shop with this release?! foam adhesive and acetate!! 
I used the acetate here - it's gorgeous, it's blue and it's PERFECT for holiday cards! and let me tell you, it cuts with dies like BUTTER!


i also used the foam sheets - which was PERFECT for making the shaker part!!! it makes shaker cards so easy! 
I also used the snowflake dies included in the set to use inside the shaker!! SO MUCH FUN!
then I heat embossed the sentiment from the new Sentiments of the Season on vellum and fussy cut it out to add to the snowglobe! 

my second card uses the SUPER versatile Snow Globe Scenes stamp set and coordinating dies...but I DIDN'T make a shaker!


I stamped and colored all of my images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers then used the coordinating dies to cut them out!! SO easy!!
I also used the Snowfall Stencil and some white embossing paste and created a little wavy, neighborhood banner!


for the base of my card, i flicked some grey watercolor to look like snow! this set is MY FAVORITE!! (but i *know* i'll be saying that all week!! :)


Would you like to win the “Snow Globe Scenes” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release - All Aboard for Christmas + coordinating Die AND Sentiments of the Season AND Holiday Foliage & Snowfall Stencils

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

we're kicking this week of with a BANG!! 
it's day 1 of the Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release!!!



you guys are going to FREAK out with this release!!!
this month's release is all about the holidays!!! It's so fun!!
today the whole team is showing off the All Aboard for Christmas + coordinating Die  AND Sentiments of the Season AND Holiday Foliage & Snowfall Stencils!! whew!! you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on October 20th, right here!

I had SO MUCH fun making my cards!
for my first card, I used the Holiday Foliage stencil!!


i used my Distress Oxide Inks to add color with the stencil - which was SO easy! but before i started adding any of the color, i used a circle as a mask! and then i added a layer of the translucent embossing paste on top of everything! i LOVE that! it adds dimension and shine!!! so fun! so once everything was done, i removed the circle and BAM! instant area for a sentiment! 


then, i heat embossed the sentiment in black on vellum and fussy cut it out! 
this would be an AMAZING design to mass produce for the holidays!! you could even switch up the sentiments, to add some fun!

my second card uses the SUPER cute, All Aboard Stamp set!! eeeeeek! 


I stamped and colored all of my images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers then used the coordinating dies to cut them out!! SO easy!!


for the background, i used the Snowfall Stencil! I covered it all in gray ink, spritzed it with water, then pressed it down onto my white cardstock! SUCH a fun way to add some details to the background!
then i heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a black strip of cardstock! 
I just LOOOOOOVE the rainbow colors for Christmas!! ha!

Would you like to win the “All Aboard for Christmas” or the “Sentiments of the Season” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #15 - Creative Gift Packaging!

yahooo! it's time for a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



we're getting in the gift giving mood this time!!



Lawn Fawn has SO MANY dies and options available, but for my project, I created a gift bag out of an envelope using this tutorial here



eeeek! super love it!

that ADORABLE image is from Winter Alpaca - LOOOOOOVE it! he's so sweet! I stamped everything in Narwhal Ink and then added some grey shading, too! 



then i die cut the little phrase tag with the Scripty For You die! I die cut it multiple times to stack them up! then I closed the envelope bag with some of the Natural Cord Twine! :)



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

enjoy!




Friday, October 13, 2017

hello, my dear!

hello and happy friday!
today i have a card for you up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
here's a little peek:



so fun!!
i just LOVE puns! :)
be sure to check out the whole thing on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! :)
enjoy!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

a winter sky

hello and i hope you're having a wonderful day!
today i have this card up on the Newton's Nook Design blog! i starting by using the Splendid Stags die to create a stencil! 


once the image was die cut, i used clear embossing paste and a palette knife to create the white area. then i used lots and lots of watercoloring to create the winter, night sky!


once the watercoloring was complete, I flecked on some stars with white acrylic paint! i used one of the sentiments from Holiday Smooches to finish of the card! oh! and of course, some sparkly sequins! 

hope this got you in the mood! (i know it's early! forgive me! i have to start making my cards early, or i'll never get done! ha!)
enjoy!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

a little bit of snow in the south!

hello and good morning on this fine Sunday!
today i have a layout up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog!

here's a sneak peek:


love it!!
made with lots of goodies from the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop - check it out!!
enjoy!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

you're amazing, my dear!

hey ya'll!
do you subscribe to the Newton's Nook Designs Newsletter?
I had a special, newsletter only Designer's Nook feature there with my card on Tuesday! 


here's a sneak of my project!


i seriously had SO MUCH fun making this, and i hope you were able to check it out! be sure to sign up for new, exclusive content once a month! :D
enjoy!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #14 - Happy Little Critters

yahooo! it's time for a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



this new challenge is AWESOME and just screams "Lawn Fawn"!! 




happy critters?! yes please!! 
and we all know that Lawn Fawn SPECIALIZES in happy, cute critters!! I love them all!!! and this time, I decided to make a layout of MY happy little critter! my cat, Phoenix!



yay!!!
i stamped the kitty images from Meow You Doin' with Narwhal ink onto a piece of white cardstock! then i covered the layout with clear gesso and did some watercoloring with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink. :)




once that was dry, i went in with some white embossing paste and a polka dotted stencil. then i added my title, which I cut from white cardstock! the letters for 'Eyes' were cut 4 times each and then stacked and glued on top of each other. and i LOVE that look of the negative space for the 'outside'. I used Cole's ABC's dies for the title! :)



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