Monday, August 21, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs & Chibitronics Inspiration Week + GIVEAWAY

**this is my 2nd card of the day! to see my new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge post - ECLIPSE THEMED!! ha ha! - scroll down or click here!**

This week Newton's Nook Designs and Chibitronics are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to light up your cards using Chibi lights with Newton's Nook Designs stamps!



This is such a fabulous and FUN collaboration and I'm SOOOO excited to be part of the celebration! 

I really had SO MANY ideas for cards, but I couldn't shake the idea of making a rudolph nose glow, so forgive me for making a Christmas card is August! Ha!!



Adorable, right?!
I created the background with Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks! Then I splattered some water and acrylic paing onto the background! You can't see it in this picture, but the bottom half of the card has a thin smear of embossing paste - no stencil! I stamped the paw print images directly into the paste when it was wet to look like paw prints in the snow!



And here it is all lit up!! AMAZING!! 
I also added a few stars to light up!!

I really had a BLAST making this card, and can't wait to make more! Here's one more look! I used the pup from Canine Christmas and the little sleigh image from Newton's Curious Christmas!




Would you like to win a prize pack including a Starter Kit from Chibitronics and a $30 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here's how to win:
Leave a comment on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Chibitronics products all week (Aug 21-25) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday August 25th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, August 28th.

Chibitronics will also be giving away a prize pack! Make sure to visit the Chibitronics blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!  

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #11 - Cards for Kids!

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


i'm still SO excited about this new challenge...it's my jam, people!!! 



this time, we're making cards for kids!! love!


and in honor of this FUN challenge and the special day (It's Solar Eclipse day people!!!) I made a magic slider card!


aw, yay! super perfect for kids, right?

LOVE it!!!
i colored the sun image from Out of this World twice, and then made one a moon with rays behind it!
the clouds are from Plane and Simple! I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on the sunny day portion, and then stamped them in clear embossing powder for the totality portion!!! fun!!


I used the sun image, as well as the glasses from Aloha to stamp the background of the card! And then created the sentiment (pretty sure I'll be singing that ALL day! ha!) with Harold's ABCs! :)


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

enjoy!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

just me and my menn!

hello and happy weekend!
today i'm just popping in to share a fun layout I created for the latest Altenew Sketch Challenge! 


I used papers and embellishments from the amazing Reflections Scrapbook Kit and a picture of my and my little Menn on Mother's Day this year, actually!


awww, love it!
I used that awesome text-y background paper and then painted on a layer of white gesso in a circular shape! Once it was dry, I stitched some circles with my sewing machine and then started embellishing!


Some of the cardstock stickers and papers are layered behind my photo! A lot of the wood buttons (MY FAVORITE!!) are sprinkled around the circle, along with those acetate butterflies that I stitched on and various other stickers and chipboard pieces!! I am in LOOOOOVE with how this came out!


I also used a star stencil and some white embossing paste to add some texture around the circle, too! But it's SO HARD to see that in the photos! I'm sorry!

I was honored to win the last sketch challenge, so I won't win this time, but I JUST HAD TO PLAY ALONG!! Ha ha ha!! I hope it brought a smile to your face and brightened your day! :)
Enjoy!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Create a Smile Stamps Welcome Back Celebration and New Release!

hello and happy friday!!!!
have you all been following Create a Smile Stamps this week, as they celebrate their welcome back party and brand new release!? 

I'm SOOOOO excited that Create a Smile Stamps is back and in action with this amazing release!
I created two cards with a few of the new stamp sets, let's take a look!


my first card uses the adorable Where Your Heart Is mini set!


love it! 
I created the background with Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberries and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks in some ink blending! I used some embossing paste and a star stencil to add some texture.
the grass was created with Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks.



I love those cute little mice! and I made sure one of the little mice was peeking out from the window at that adorable little sign!
you can see this card on the Day 1 celebration blog post!


my second card was SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE! 


I used the adorable little critter from Light Up the Dark! that galaxy background was created with a bunch of different mediums: Distress Paints, Zig Color Real Brush Markers, Distress Oxide Inks...you name it! but it really came out well! so happy!


I colored the critter with Copics and then fussy cut him out! I finished off the card with some glitter around the lantern! oh, and the oval shape is from the Stacked Pierced Oval dies from Create a Smile! 
you can see this card on the Day 2 celebration post

I hope you enjoyed this week!
we can't wait to see what you all make with these new sets!

enjoy!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs August Release Day 4 - Autumn Newton + coordinating Die

hello!
we made it! it's the last day of Newton's Nook Designs August release!


this month's release is amazing, whimsical and SO CUTE!
today the whole team is showing off the Autumn Newton + coordinating Die! 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 August 18th, right here!

it's not a Newton's Nook release without some Newton action!! 


i really love how this card turned out! i used Distres Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron to create the inked background! 
then i splattered some water on top!


the image was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out! i heat embossed the sentiment in white onto the strip of black cardstock! then finished off the card with some clear sequins!

my 2nd card is a sweet harvest scene!


i used the Land Border Dies to create the hills and and watercolored on top with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks . The sun was created with Squeezed Lemonade that i tapped onto my circle acrylic block and pressed onto the white cardstock! 


these colors are totally fall to me, and i like the pops of purple (yes, I did just say that! ha!)

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. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop August 2017 Release and Anniversary Celebration!

hello and happy Wednesday!
today is the big release for Sweet Stamp Shop! they're not only celebrating a release, they're also celebrating SIX years of Sweet!! 
amazing!!!

below are all of the stamp sets being released today!!!


amazing, right?!
i could make 100 cards in one sitting if i had the time, that's how much i LOVE these images!! eeee!!

my first card to share just HAS to be with the Pure Imagination images!


i looooooove those little oompa loompas!! swoon!! 
all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out! and I did a little ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

my 2nd card uses those new letter images from Letter Donuts!


ok, so there's NO DOUBT that those adorable letters are donuts, but i could NOT stop thinking about watermelons for some reason!! ha! so i just had to make the card!!! LOOOOOOVE this fun summer card!!!

lastly, i combined two of the sets: Grandma and Grandpa


squeeeee!! 
i don't know about you guys, but that phrase sure fits in my family!!! ha! and i just had a BALL personalizing their outfits with my white gel pen!! so much fun!

be sure to check out the full release here!
enjoy!

Newton's Nook Designs August Release Day 3 - Knight’s Quest + coordinating dies

hello!
we're continuing on with Newton's Nook Designs August release!


this month's release is amazing, whimsical and SO CUTE!
today the whole team is showing off the Knight’s Quest + coordinating dies! 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 August 18th, right here!

guys, this release is epic! look at this knight!! eeeeee!


i am in LOVE with his shiny armor!! ha! I used Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks for the sky and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks for the grass! then i spritzed the whole background with lots of water around the edges, for some texture!


I couldn't resist coloring his armor gold and adding some clear enamel to his shield and that dragon's fire! 

my 2nd card needed rainbows!! you knew it was coming!! 


squeeee! love him!!! i used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut it out with the coordinating dies! I even cut some vellum grass for that sweet horse to munch on! ha!


the background was created with Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover! 

Would you like to win the “Knight’s Quest” 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. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs August Release Day 2 - Once Upon a Princess + coordinating Dies

hello!
day 2 of  Newton's Nook Designs August release is here!!




this month's release is amazing, whimsical and SO CUTE!
today the whole team is showing off the Once Upon a Princess + coordinating Dies! 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 August 18th, right here!

yay!!! look at this adorable princess!!!! ha ha!!! love it!


well, i tried my hand at a simple little scene. it didn't come out the BEST, but i still think it's cute! i used the Sky Borders Dies as masks to create the clouds with some Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers! 


the grass was done in Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks, and the path was made with Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out! 

my 2nd card is another shaped one!


a castle shape! i found the castle shaped card in the Silhouette store and then used my Cameo to cut it out! I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink to add color to the white cardstock! 


the images were all colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out! this card makes me so happy!! i can't wait to give it to someone!  

Would you like to win the “Once Upon a Princess” 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. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs August Release Day 1 - Believe in Unicorns + coordinating Die

hello!
today kicks off the Newton's Nook Designs August release!!


this month's release is amazing, whimsical and SO CUTE!
today the whole team is showing off the Believe in Unicorns + coordinating Die! 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 August 18th, right here!

guys, seriously...UNICORNS!!!!! 


this set SCREAMED for a shaker card! ha! so i created the soft grey polka dotted background with a stencil and a grey markers. then i die cut the cloud image and popped up my unicorn! :)


i colored that rainbow unicorn with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and the heat embossed the sentiment! so fun!!! 

my 2nd card is just as cute, but slightly simpler! 


cloud shaped!! love it! i used some clear embossing paste and add some glitter embossing powder on top for shine! Once it was dry, I used my heat gun to melt the powder! 


LOVE that jumping unicorn! the sentiment was cut up and then heat embossed onto a strip of black cardstock!

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. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: