Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Spotlight Coloring

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Hello, hello!  I'm loving this bright and cheerful card that is up today on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. blog!   Head over there to check out how I made it and leave me some love! :)

Happy Hump Day, friends!!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Owl Love


I'm over at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. blog today with a card using lots of Lawn Fawn and MFT goodies!   Stop over to check it out!



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Sunday, July 17, 2016

July Calling All Sistah's Blog Hop!



It's that time, ladies!   Time to check yourself!   I'm here (along with a bunch of talented ladies joining us for the hop) to share some inspiration and provide that important monthly reminder, brought to you by CAS-ual Fridays!
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I used a stencil along with Distress Ink and Bo-Bunny Glitter embossing paste to create the background for my heart.   I die cut the heart with the Heart Board Fri-Die from the center of my panel and then stamped the sentiment from Hope Ribbon directly below it.   I also added a strip from the background I created along the bottom edge.   I mounted the background piece to my cradles and then I used foam tape to add the die cut piece, giving it some fun depth.

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I die cut the friend twice, once from black cardstock and once from white using  the Friend Fri-Die and adhered them to one another, offset just a bit.   I the word added across the heart (using foam tape for the middle section).   

That completes my card!   I hope you've enjoyed....your next stop is the fabulous Lisa Lahiff's blog!  Be sure to leave some love as you go, as CAS-ual Fridays will be giving away prizes to several lucky commenters! (If you've lost your way, head over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog for the complete hop list!)



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Friday, July 15, 2016

Newton's Nook 3 Year Blog Hop!


We are celebrating 3 awesome years!!!   Woo-hoo!   Congratulations, Newton's Nook!  Hop along with the design team and special guests as we celebrate this special occasion!

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I wanted to play with some of the new dies that were just released (available in the NND store right now!!) - I added color to the Hibiscus die by ink blending with Lawn Fawn inks, and I stamped the pineapple from Pineapple Delight with several shades of ink using the rock-n-roll technique.   
To create my tropical scene,  I used the Garden Window die to cut a white oval, black rectangle and yellow rectangle.   I layered all three pieces in the center of my white cardstock base and stamped the sentiment in the upper right hand corner of the oval and heat embossed it with black powder.

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I added my die cut pieces, mounting some directly to the oval and using foam tape for dimension on other pieces.  I love how fun and tropical this turned out!   Ahhhh.....time for a vacation, I think!    All the tropical goodness we've seen this week has me longing for a beach vacation.....Hawaii sounds good! ;)

Be sure to hop along with us, and if you'd like to see more sneak peeks, follow me on Instagram!



Celebrate with Newton's Nook Designs for a chance to win!

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online shop? How about a $25 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp?



EVERY Blog Stop in the hop today is giving away one of each! 

Here's how to win: We will pick two random winners from each blog listed below (one to receive a store credit to Newton's Nook Designs and one to receive a gift voucher to Simon Says stamp). Winners will be chosen at random from the comments posted on each of the blogs listed below. You have until Sunday, July 17th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 18th and will need to contact us to claim their prize.


Special Guests:

Newton's Nook Design Team:


There is also a fun promo going on now in the NND store - the first 100 orders receive this fun mini Thank You stamp set!    Head over and check it out!

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CAS-ual Fridays New Release - Day 6!

Hi there, crafty friends!   It's day 6 of CAS-ual Fridays mega-huge holiday release.   We have two more stamp sets to show you, and guess what?!?   Everything you've seen this week will be available for purchase in the CAS-ual Fridays store TOMORROW!   And you can use code KIMBERLY16 to save 15% on anything you'd like - new release, older sets you've just gotta have and even anything in the sale category!  Whoop-whoop!


So before you complete your shopping list, take a look at the last two additions to the holiday lineup - Star of David & Spin the Dreidel!


My first card uses both sets.   I stamped the dreidels, colored them in with some Dylusions Ink Spray and Perfect Pearls mist and then fussy cut them out - easy peasy!   The background was spritzed with several colors of Dylusions Ink Spray, and the sentiment (from Star of David) was heat embossed with silver EP.   
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I added the dreidels in the corner, the front one on pop dots.   Everything was adhered, offset on the blue patterned paper.

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My next card uses just Star of David - I stamped the fun Star of David border with dark blue ink along the sides of my panel, then added some thin strips of silver glitter paper along the sides.   I stamped some of the other Star of David images in the center with a lighter blue ink.   I heat embossed the sentiment over top of those lighter images with silver embossing powder.

So, that's it for this awesome holiday release!   I hope you've found something that tickles your fancy - it's never to early to get a jump on your  holiday cardmaking!!   I'm excited that I now have quite a stack of cards done and ready to go - awesome!!  I'm usually a procraft-inator, lol!

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!   



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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs 3 Year Celebration - Aloha Newton & Hibiscus Dies



We've reached the last day of reveals!   I hope you've enjoyed all of the DT's creations this week!   I know I had a blast creating with all these new stamps and dies.


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I die cut several hibiscus flowers and leaves using the new Hibiscus standalone dies and added color with an ink blender.    I set the flowers aside and stamped Newton with his little ukulele directly on my cardbase.  

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I added color with Copic markers and then arranged the flowers and leaves below Newton - so tropical!!   I stamped and embossed the Aloha sentiment with black embossing powder.   

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!    See you then!


GIVEAWAY


Would you like to win a $20 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 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, July 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 15th. 

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


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CAS-ual Fridays New Release - Day 5!

Oh by gosh, by golly!   It's Day 5 of the CAS-ual Fridays release already!   We've got some super fun stamp sets to show you today! We're sharing projects made with Mistletoe & Holly & Holly Jolly Borders.


I've got two cards to share with you today - I used both of these fun new stamp sets on each one!

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I began by stamping the whimsical chevron stripes with a soft brown ink onto a cream colored cardstock panel.   These are super easy to line up, and they'd work for any season!   I'm a big fan already!!  

Since my background was so light, I was able to stamp the mistletoe image directly on the cardstock panel with a super light colored ink and then I colored the image in with Prismacolor pencils.   I added white Nuvo drops for the mistletoe berries - I love the subtle dimension they give!  All that was left to do was heat emboss the fun sentiment!
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My next card would be a super one for making in bulk.   I stamped a single line of the dotty border from Holly Jolly Borders above and below the sentiment, from Mistletoe & Holly.   I then simply masked the borders and randomly stamped the mistletoe image with a soft brown ink above and below the borders.   Simple and fun!

There's one more day of reveals....what do you think so far?   Make sure you stop back tomorrow to see our last few stamp sets!




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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs 3 Year Celebration - Paradise Palms



Today we have a gorgeous set to share with you - Paradise Palms!   I love this one - it just makes me want to go sit on a tropical beach and do nothing but relax!

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I began by cutting a window from the center of my black cardstock and then heat embossed the tiny palm trees all over with clear embossing powder.   I created the focal piece by coloring my sunset sky with Copic markers.   I stamped the palm trees with black ink.   I was so pleased with the result!

The sentiment was stamped in Copper embossing powder, which perfectly complemented the sunset colors.

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I adhered the sunset piece directly to my card base and popped up the embossed panel on foam adhesive so it is almost as if you are looking out a window at the tropical scene.

I hope you've enjoyed today's card!   There's more tropical goodness coming your way, so be sure to stop back again tomorrow!!


GIVEAWAY


Would you like to win a $20 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 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, July 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 15th. 

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


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CAS-ual Fridays New Release - Day 4!

Day 4 has arrived!   CAS-ual Fridays huge Christmas in July release reveal continues today with a super fun stamp set and an awesome new Fri-Die!   Introducing Sleighride & the Sleigh Fri-Die!


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 My card uses both - I cut the sleigh from silver glitter paper and again from blue.   I cut the runner off of the blue sleigh and adhered it  just a tiny bit lower onto the silver one so that there was a little bit of a silver edge peeking from the top.   I then die cut and added the inner portion of the sleigh.  I found the absolute PERFECT paper to use with this stamp/die from Pinkfresh Studio - all I had to do was add my sleigh and the fun sentiment from Sleighride, stamped in red ink.   This card truly is CAS - I hope you've enjoyed!

Be sure to comment on all the Girl Fridays' blogs this week - Michele is giving away a few gift codes to the CAS-ual Fridays store!   If you'd like to shop, remember to use code KIMBERLY16 to save yourself 15%!   See you again tomorrow!




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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs 3 Year Celebration - Party Pops, Pineapple Delight & Tiki Time


Day two of the Newton's Nook July release brings us to the tropics!  I've got lots to show you today, so let's get started!  


Confession - this may be my favorite card of the whole release - and it's definitely the simplest!   I stamped the popsicle in a semi-circle using my MISTI tool to ensure super coverage.   The sticks lined up providing the perfect place for the heat embossed sentiment!


I thought this was perfect as is, so I didn't add any further embellishment.   I just mounted the panel onto some black cardstock to make the sentiment POP!

Next up we have Pineapple Delight!   


I stamped a variety of the pineapples included in this set with Memento Luxe pigment inks on kraft cardstock and heat embossed them with clear powder.  


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with gold powder onto a torn vellum strip.   A few gold sequins finished off the card!  

For my final card today, we have Tiki Time!


I began by inking the BACK SIDE of the tiki cups and stamping them to get a nice solid impression.   I then flipped the stamp to the correct side and inked over the top of my solid impression with brown ink.   I stamped and die cut the tiki cups and a variety of straws and umbrellas and added them to a strip of patterned paper.   The sentiment was stamped on a banner flag and added to the bottom right.   I love the font included in this set!!

I hope you've enjoyed my cards today - be sure to stop back tomorrow for some more tropical inspiration!!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 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 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, July 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 15th. 

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



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CAS-ual Fridays New Release - Day 3!

Welcome back!  Christmas in July is continuing, with more holiday goodies from CAS-ual Fridays!!

Today we have two more stamp sets to share -  Partridge in a Pear Tree & Starlequin, an awesome background builder (plus, I just love the name!!!)


I've got one card to share with you today using both of these sets - I love how elegant this card turned out!
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I stamped the pear tree onto some watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat set it with gold embossing powder.  (Note - I didn't ink up the gift portion of the tree for my card.)  I also embossed one of the Starlequin borders at the bottom of my watercolor cardstock.   I colored everything in with Distress markers and Perfect Pearls for a shimmery watercolor look!

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And here's a picture of the card standing up - it was super hard to photograph with all of the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls and the shiny gold embossing, lol!
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Hope you've enjoyed my card today....there's more to look forward to tomorrow!   (I feel like one of those advertisements on tv....."but wait!   there's more!")   Stop back again tomorrow to see what I've got for ya!   Don't forget to leave comments on all the DT blogs for a chance to win a CFS gift code - you can use it to get yourself some new release goodies (or whatever you want, for that matter)!   See you tomorrow, friends!









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Monday, July 11, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs 3 Year Celebration - Freshly Squeezed & Dog Days of Summer



Hello, and welcome to the first day of reveals for Newton's Nook Designs July release!   We are celebrating 3 Years as well, so get ready - this is an awesome (not to mention HUGE) release!   It's going to be a blast!

Today we are sharing cards made with the brand new stamp sets Dog Days of Summer & Freshly Squeezed....so let's get to it!

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My first card features Dog Days of Summer.   I created my background by taping off the edges and blending yellow, pink & blue inks directly on my card base.   To jazz it up a bit, I used a stencil from MFT and sprayed Perfect Pearls Mist to create a subtle, sparkly pattern.  

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I stamped and colored the dog and his ice cream cone with Copic markers and when I was done, I stamped again with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.   This was easily done since I used my MISTI stamping tool!    The embossing made it a lot easier to fussy cut the tiny images out.   I adhered the dog and ice cream and stamped and heat embossed the sweet sentiment to finish up this card!

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My next card uses the Freshly Squeezed stamp set!   I did some more Copic coloring and fussy cutting here.   The background was created by stamping some of the words included in the set on a diagonal.   I added some patterned paper to the left hand side and then adhered my fussy cut image.  

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The sentiment was heat embossed with black embossing powder and I added a few hearts from the Happy Little Thoughts die set cut from red paper and colored with a Spectrum Noir glitter pen.    I thought the hearts added a little love to the card - this sentiment is perfect for someone going through a rough time!

GIVEAWAY


Would you like to win a $20 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 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, July 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 15th. 

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


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