Friday, August 26, 2016

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #35 - Burlap and/or Lace!

Hello!!   It's almost the weekend!!   My weekend is booked - football scrimmages & lacrosse tryouts are taking up what is left of our precious summer weekends before the kids go back to school in September.   But speaking of September.....I'm all about the autumn cards lately, and THAT makes me happy! 

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This month's Inky Paws challenge is to use burlap and/or lace on your creation.  I couldn't wait to use Beautiful Leaves again- I stamped and die cut several of the leaves and colored them in with Copic markers.   I die cut another leaf from burlap and then punched holes in the top of all of them and threaded them with gold/cream twine and tied them in a bow at the top of a brown panel I'd die cut with a decorative edge.   The sentiment was heat embossed with gold .  I adhered the panel with foam tape to a kraft card base that I'd stamped with the leaf images from Beautiful Leaves.   

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I hope you get a chance to play along with our challenge!   I can't wait to see what you create!!  Have fun getting crafty!
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Whimsy Stamps Product Spotlight Guest - Autumn Blessings

Hello!   I'm guesting over on the Whimsy Stamps blog today, sharing a couple of cards I've created using the new Autumn Blessings stamps and dies.  I am SOOOO ready for fall!

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My first card showcases the pumpkins from the stamp set - I used a rock-n-roll technique to ink them with a bit of shading.   Aren't the font choices for these sentiments gorgeous?!  

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My next card uses just the smaller stamps from the Autumn Blessings stamp set to create a background.   The sentiment was stamped on a matching piece of cardstock with several of the maple leaves stamped in Versamark for a subtle addition.   

I hope you've enjoyed my cards - are you ready for fall yet, or wanting to hang onto summer for a bit longer?   Personally, I can taste the pumpkin spice lattes and smell the leaves in the air, lol!   

Stop by again tomorrow for Newton's Nook Designs' latest Inky Paws Challenge!!


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Friday, August 19, 2016

Whimsy Stamps Product Spotlight - Bold Banners

Happy Friday, everyone!   This month I'm guesting with Whimsy Stamps and today I'm focusing on their new Bold Banners stamp set and Bold Banners dies!

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 I wanted to use the banner dies as a design element for my entire card, so I cut a variety of banners out from different patterned and solid papers.   I adhered them across a black piece of cardstock leaving just enough of a gap between them to create a diamond-like space.   I added some clear rhinestones to the "diamond" areas.   I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink onto one of the banners, taping off the ends so that it only extended between the stitched lines.   I then added clear embossing powder over the top and heat embossed.   I adhered the sentiment banner on foam tape for some added dimension.
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I hope you've enjoyed my card!!   I'll be back again next week spotlighting another new stamp set from Whimsy Stamps.   Have a FABULOUS weekend!!
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Hedgehog Hollow!



We've reached day four of our August release, and today we have one last stamp set to share with you  - Hedgehog Hollow!

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These li'l hedgehogs are just the cutest!!   I couldn't resist coloring the hedgehog on the mushroom and his ladybug friend.     I created my own background paper by stamping the ladybug, mushrooms, acorn and heart images and coloring them in with Copics as well.    

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I added a double stitched frame to the center of my background paper, stamped the sentiment, and adhered my fussy cut hedgehog with foam tape.   Simple and sweet!

So which products caught your eye this month?   Tomorrow everything will be available for purchase at the NND store!  Woo-hoo!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hedgehog Hollow” 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 blog release 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 18th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th. 

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






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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Newton Dreams of New York + Dies!


Oh my goodness, you guys!   Check this out....Newton Dreams of New York!   Being a New Yorker, you know I just LOOOVE this set!   And it has coordinating dies too!  Yay!

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I wanted to create a 'Big Apple' shaker card, so I used my Scan-n-Cut to cut an apple shape.   I cut the inside of the shape out with a PenBlade and used this as the frame for my shaker.   I stamped the skyscrapers directly on the acetate with Staz-On ink and then created my night sky by blending Distress Ink and stamping the stars from the Newton Dreams of New York stamp set right onto the night sky.   I like the illusion of dimension having the buildings stamped right on the acetate gives.  I filled my shaker with sequins from Simon Says Stamp & Pretty Pink Posh, and closed it up with foam  tape. 

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I stamped and die cut several of the skyscrapers and positioned them across the front of my card, being sure to overlap the ones stamped on the shaker so it creates a seamless look....love that!   I really like the simple black and white buildings and then the POP of color from the shaker element! 

Okay....so I didn't use Newton.   I know, right?!?  I can't believe it either.    But it does show you the versatility of this stamp set....and I'm sure Newton will get a little love soon! ;)

GIVEAWAY


Would you like to win the “Newton Dreams of New York” 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 blog release 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 18th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th. 

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


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Calling All Sistahs August Hop!


Hi there friends!!    It's the 17th of the month and you know what that means, right?   Time for a self-breast check!    The theme of our CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs hop this month is "Remind a Sistah", so I thought a nice (and pretty!) reminder would be a bookmark!

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I used some pretty paper from Jillibean Soup  and cut it down to make a bookmark.   The edges were distressed with a sanding block,  and I added some Antique Linen Distress Ink to the edges.   I stamped the sentiment, from Calling All Sistahs, with Versamark ink onto a strip of vellum cardstock and heat embossed it with rose gold embossing powder.   I stitched the edges with a zig zag stitch for some interest, and then adhered it to my patterned paper by wrapping it around the edges and adhering to the back side.    I adhered this piece to a sturdy piece of cardboard so it can take some abuse, lol!  

I wanted the message to be visible as needed (i.e., that time of the month!), so I created a band to go around the sentiment using another pretty piece of patterned paper from Jillibean Soup.   I adhered the strip to itself loosely enough so that it can be slid on and off, and then tied a pretty twine ribbon around it as well.   

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Hope you've enjoyed my project!   It's such a pretty reminder to do your monthly check!   Be sure to check out CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies - a portion of all sales will be donated to breast cancer research and awareness programs!!!   Also, be sure to hop along and leave comments at all the stops - there will be three $15 prizes awarded to lucky commenters!!  Comment by midnight on August 19th to enter.  And if you'd like to do some shopping, feel free to use my code, KIMBERLY16, to save 15% off at the CAS-ual Fridays store!!    Your next stop is Lisa's blog - happy hopping, friends!!  


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             Kimberly Rendino  (you are here!)



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Beautiful Leaves + Dies!


Welcome back to day two of Newton's Nook Designs' August  release week!  Today we have a gorgeous new set done in Jen's unique quilled style - Beautiful Leaves!  I love these sets!   Beautiful Flowers has been a longtime favorite of mine, and I can see this new set joining Beautiful Flowers right at the top of my list!! 

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I did something a little different with my card - I die cut several of the leaves and then placed them on top of watercolor paper as a mask.   I sprinkled on some fall shades of Color Burst watercolor powders and spritzed them with water.   I let the watercolor dry and then lifted off the leaf masks to reveal this pretty piece!   
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I didn't want to do too much more with it since it was gorgeous already, so I just heat embossed the sentiment from the Beautiful Leaves stamp set in the corner with gold embossing powder and then added a few gold pearls and some twine around the top of my card.   So elegant!

See you again tomorrow!

GIVEAWAY

 Would you like to win the “Beautiful Leaves” 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 blog release 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 18th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th. 

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




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