Newton’s Nook Guest Designer – Main Street

This is a serious Happy Birthday to me!!! I’m so excited to be guest designing with Newton’s Nook for the month of November and today is my first post, on my birthday! This couldn’t have come at a more perfect time than to be able to dive into their brand new Christmas release and start creating!

When I saw all of these great images, there was no way I could choose, I wanted it all. This whole release is out of this world! Today I’m sharing a beautiful card using the Main Street stamps and dies and the Snowfall stencil.

Here’s a sneak peek of the card I made. Be sure to head over to the Newton’s Nook Blog for the full scoop and lots of great pictures! Do me a birthday favor and leave me a comment over there too! I would really appreciate it! And stay tuned throughout the month for more Newton’s Nook awesomeness.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook Thanks a Latte

I know it’s been super busy on here lately but I hope you’re enjoying all of the fun projects and inspiration. Today I’m sharing one of my entries into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge.

After doing a number of these challenges now, I’m admitting that the color ones are the hardest for me. I guess I don’t like being dictated what color things will be. LOL! However, with that being said, I’m so excited about this card today and I hope you like it too!

Here’s how I did it:

  • Stamped, colored and die cut my Pumpkin Latte images and set them aside.
  • Using a wreath builder tool I took the 3 smaller images from the set and stamped them in orange, green and brown inks. Then added a shadow of antique linen distress ink to the center, getting lighter as I went out.
  • I glued the leaves down creating a ground for my girl and popped her and the pumpkin up with foam squares. At this point I added my sentiment to the bottom corner as well.
  • Then cut a 4.5×4.5 piece of green and stamped a gingham background stamp on it. I wrapped a piece of braided jute twine around it and popped it up with foam tape on a brown card base. Then I popped the stamped panel up with foam tape as well.
  • For finishing touches I added some gems scattered around and white gel pen accents.

Using the wreath builder was so fun and went much quicker than I expected. This card came together so easily and I just love it! Don’t you?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Pumpkin Latte

Welcome back!!! Today is my last entry into the current Inky Paws Challenge. This sketch has been so much fun, I’m sure this isn’t the last I’ll use of it. I’m really enjoying creating mini scenes with my stamps and using that wide border for fun accents and details like stencils and patterned paper.

Today I’m using my second favorite set from the most recent Newton’s Nook releasePumpkin Latte. It’s pretty much me in a stamp set. Just ask anyone who knows me…all things pumpkin and all things pumpkin latte. ❤ I’m still swooning! ❤

Enough of that, on to the pretty things!

We’ve been through this sketch twice before so you get the gist of it but this one is even simpler because I used patterned paper instead of ink blending. This card came together so beautifully. I’m still smiling over it! She’s just adorable holding her latte and those awesome pumpkins!

The difference in the details with this card is that I heat embossed the sentiment and scattered Nuvo Crystal and Glitter drops across the card for added interest.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it! Be on the look out for the next Inky Paws Challenge creations and more creations from this fabulous sketch! I think I need to try it with some Christmas stamps next!

Thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Scuba Newton is Back!

This Scuba Newton set is one of my favorites ever! I am so drawn to all things ocean and water related so it’s not really a surprise but seriously, he’s so flippin’ cute! Get it? He’s got flippers? Ha! You’re welcome. 😉

This card is my second entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge. When this challenge was released I hadn’t gotten my newest order yet so I sat out all 5 of my Newton’s Nook stamp sets and started thinking how I could make it work with what I had. This was the first one that came to mind and I knew I had to try it.

Here are the details:

  • Stamped, colored and cut out my images.
  • Cut a panel 2.75×4 and blended distress inks for ocean and sand. Then used the waves and splashes stencil twice at the top for some texture. Then spritzed it all with water for distressing.
  • I cut down a 5.25×4 panel of patterned paper and adhered it to a card base. Then popped up my ink blended panel with foam tape.
  • Now I started arranging my images and gluing them down. Only Newton is popped up with foam squares on this card.
  • For finishing touches on this card I used glossy accents on Newton’s goggles, white gel pen accents on the fish and Newton and glued down some bubble baubles from Honey Bee Stamps throughout.

Here’s a closer look at Newton’s shiny goggles and some of the other dimension and details of the card. It’s so bright and cheery.

I’m completely ready for fall but one last bright summery card can’t hurt, right?

This card was so fun to create. Mostly because of the coloring I chose for Newton. I’d seen others do it but couldn’t figure out the colors I should use. I decided to bit the bullet and give it a shot. I love him!

Side story: We have a neighborhood cat that does have a home but he loves to get lovin’ from anyone and everyone. We don’t know his name so we call him Pretty Kitty. And this is him! It makes me heart happy. I hope I can recreate his coloring again.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook Autumn Mice

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m so excited to share my first entry into the current Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge. This is my first sketch challenge and it was difficult for me at first. But once I got the hang of it, ideas just started flowing.

Today I’m using the new Autumn Mice from the most recent release. I knew I had to have this set as soon as I saw it. These cuties are going to be our Thanksgiving place cards this year!

Here’s how I did it:

  • I stamped, colored and die cut my images.
  • Cut a kraft panel down to 4×5.25 and used distress inks over the falling leaves stencil.
  • Cut a 3×4 panel, blended distress inks for ground and sky and spritzed with water.
  • On a dark blue card base I glued the leaves panel directly down and then popped the smaller panel up with foam tape.
  • I took my images and popped the mouse up with foam squares, glued the leaves directly down along with the back pumpkin and then popped the other pumpkins up with foam squares.
  • I stamped my sentiment in brown ink below the images and started on finishing touches.
  • Those are glossy accents to the mouse’s nose, black glaze pen to his eye and white gel pen accents to all the stamped images.
  • The last thing I did for this card was adhere a white panel to the inside since the card base is so dark. Then I had 4 extra leaves that didn’t fit on the front and I thought they looked great along the bottom of the inside. Now it’s all finished.

Here’s a closer look at this cute mouse’s shiny nose and some of the other details too. I love him blowing in the wind. It’s just so cute! Making this mini scene was so much fun!

As I said earlier, I’m entering this card into the Inky Paws Challenge but I’m also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge since it fits in the fall category so perfectly.

Have you tried challenges before? I love how they make me think outside the box and look at my stamps differently.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook Alpaca My Bags

Welcome back for day 2 of my Newton’s Nook llama cuteness! Although today, I suppose they are alpacas based on the sentiment I chose for my card.

This card base is a stand up base using a Sizzix die called Step Up Card. Here are the details how I put it all together.

  • Die cut the card base from white and then ink blended two panels with distress inks for the orange to yellow ombre look, cut them to match the card shape and attached them.
  • Cut wood grain strips for flooring and attached those.
  • Stamped, colored and cut my llamas, blankets, bags and cacti from Newton’s Nook Loveable Llamas and glued them directly to the card base.
  • Last, I stamped my sentiment and for finishing touches I added glossy accents to the llama noses, sunglasses and cactus pot.

Here you can see all the shine from the glossy accents. It really adds so much fun to the card. I love it! These cards are so fun to give because the recipient can set them out and enjoy them since they stand up on their own.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook No Prob-llama

I’ve been dying to use these adorable llamas since they arrived and the newest Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge was the perfect opportunity! Today and tomorrow I’ll be sharing the first two cards I made then them and am also linking up to the challenge. I hope you enjoy them!

For this card:

  • I blended distress inks on a white card base over a new Rabbit Hole Designs stencil called diamond flower. I used cracked pistachio and spiced marmalade.
  • I stamped, colored and cut out my llama and his blanket from Newton’s Nook Loveable LLamas and popped them up with foam squares.
  • Last, I stamped my sentiment and then scattered Nuvo Crystal Drops throughout the background. My last final touch was to add glossy accents to my llama’s nose.

It was a really simple card to create but I am so happy how the background and the llama go together and the colors work perfect for the Inky Paws Challenge too!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!