Thursday, April 19, 2018

Newton's Nook April Release Day 4!!



It's our final day of the April Release sneaks and today we are sharing Little Lilies and April Showers. All of the new products will be available in the store tomorrow Friday the 20th!! 


My first card features the new April Showers stamp set. I created an A2 sized card base and added some Rainbow paper for a background. Then I die cut a White panel using the Frames and Flags die set. I stamped the sentiment in Black ink and then again on some scrap paper in several Rainbow colors. I cut out each word and adhered it to the Black sentiment. I colored in the Butterflies and added some  Nuvo Clear Glitter Drops for a bit of sparkle. This set has additional fun Spring images you can add as well. 


My second card features the Little Lilies Stamp set, this set also has a coordinating die set. I stamped the lily image onto some watercolor paper and using distress ink. Then I colored the image in with some additional Distress Ink and an Aqua brush. Once it was dry I added some splatters and stamped the sentiment in a coordinating Grey ink. I trimmed a 1/4" off the sides and adhered the panel to a Grey card base. This was my first attempt at no line watercolor, not too shabby!! lol

 

Would you like to win the “April Showers or Little Lilies” Stamp Set?

This stamp 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Newton's Nook April Release Day 3!!



It's day three of the April Release from Newton's Nook Designs and today we are introducing Umbrella Pals and it's coordinating dies. 


This is a Fun set full of fun umbrella characters sure to make anyone smile!! It created a background on some Distress Watercolor Paper with some Salty Ocean Distress ink and then I stamped the raindrops from the Umbrella Pals set using the same Salty Ocean Ink. I set the panel aside to dry. 


I stamped all the umbrellas onto some X-Press It blending cardstock and colored them in with Copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and I adhered them to the card front with some foam adhesive. I die cut a banner from the Frames and Flags Die set and stamped the sentiment and trimmed it to fit along the edge of the card. This is such a Fun set!!! 



Would you like to win the “Umbrella Pals” Stamp Set?

This stamp 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, April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 

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


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Newton's Nook April Release Day 2!!



It's Day two of the April Release sneaks from Newton's Nook Designs and today we are introducing the new Floral Lace Stencil and Wedding Frills Stamp and Coordinating Die set. 


I created two cards for today... On my first card, I used the Floral Lace stencil on the background with some Grey Distress Ink over a Vanilla cardstock base. Then I die cut a Coral panel and a Vanilla panel using the Frames and Flags Banner die set. I stamped the images onto the Vanilla panel with Grey and Coral inks. Then I adhered the panels to the card front off centered. I die cut some of the flowers and popped them up with foam adhesive for dimension. 


I went Brighter with my second card... I created a Sugar Plum card base and then I added some White Embossing paste with the Floral Lace stencil. You want to apply the paste a little thicker so it appears White against a darker Background. I set that aside to dry and die cut another piece of the Sugar Plum cardstock using the Wavy die in the Land Borders die set. I stamped the floral image onto the panel using coordinating ink. Then I adhered it to the card front. 

I die cut the word Congrats using the new Essential Alphabethbet set we released yesterday and adhered that following the curved edge. I die cut a banner from the Frames and Flags Die set and stamped the sentiment using the same Purple ink. I die cut another flower and adhered it with some foam tape. 



Would you like to win the “Wedding Frills” Stamp Set?

This stamp 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 

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

Monday, April 16, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs April Release!!



Happy Monday everyone.. are you ready for a week of sneaks into the April Release from Newton's Nook? Today we are introducing... Newton's Graduation and coordinating die. We also have a brand new stand-alone Essentials Alphabet Die set


I love this fun stamp set... It's perfect for graduation cards for any age.  I created a White card base and then I added some Fun Doodlebug pattern papers. I stamped Newton onto some X-Press it blending cardstock and colored him in with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. 


I used the Land borders and the Frames and Flags Banner die sets to die cut my pattern papers and banner. On the Black circle, I added some White ink to create a chalkboard effect but keep it subtle. 
Would you like to win the “Newton’s Graduation” Stamp Set?

This stamp 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 April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 

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




Saturday, April 7, 2018

YNS April Release Blog Hop!!



It's time for the April Release Blog Hop from Your Next Stamp!! Leave comments along the way for a Chance to Win a $25 Gift Certificate to the store. You can find the complete list of blogs at the bottom of this post.... 


My first project features the new Smiley Happy Alphabet set and coordinating dies. I used a piece of the Fairytale Magic 6x6 Paper for my background and I die cut a start from some Yellow paper using the Strip-tastic Star Die set. I colored each letter in with Copic Markers and added some Sunset Sparkle Gumdrops for a pop of Glitter. 


My second project features my second Favorite set in this release...One in a Melon and the new Watermelon Party 6x6 Paper Pad. 


I die cut a piece of the Watermelon Party 6x6 paper with the Stitched Rectangle die set and adhered it to a Green card base. I added a vellum circle and some strips of coordinating papers for a sentiment banner. Then I stamped each of the images onto some Copic X-Press it blending cardstock and colored them in with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I adhered them with some foam tape. I wanted an extra pop of color so I added some Strawberry Gumdrops (retired). I also added some Clear Wink of Stella to parts of the images for some sparkle. 


Are you ready to hop along for a chance to Win? Don't forget to stop by the store for a great sale as well... 



YNS April Sneaks!!


It's time for a new release from Your Next Stamp and this month is full of Fun new products!! All the new products will be available in the shop at 10pm est tonight and be sure to join our Blog Hop over on the YNS blog at 10pm as well for a chance to Win a Gift Certificate to the store. Head over to the blog now to see more sneaks from the rest of the team and special guest!! 


My sneak project features the Fun new Flowers and Smiles Stamp and coordinating die set. This is a cute set featuring Adorable little mice images and butterflies. Sure to put a smile on anyone's face! I trimmed a piece of Distress Watercolor paper to 4 x 5 1/2" and created a Blue wash with some Salty Ocen and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. I die cut a few clouds from the Rainbow Fun die set and added some shading with Copic Markers. I stamped the mouse and butterfly images onto some X-Press It Blending cardstock with YNS Black Olive ink. The images are colored in with Copic markers and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I adhered the images and the Clouds with some foam adhesive to create a scene. 


I die cut the Chunky grass die from some watercolor paper and I added some Lucky Clover Distress Ink to it. I adhered it just under the mouse image and trimmed it to fit along the edge. Using the Fishtail/Banner Die set one I created a sentiment banner and adhered it over the grass die. I covered the entire panel with foam tape and adhered it to a top folding A2 size White card base. I added a small piece of some Black and White stripped Washi along the edge of the card base before I adhered the main panel as well. For a bit of sparkle, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to some of the images. 

Head over to the YNS blog for more inspiration from the release and don't forget to join us for the hop at 10pm est!! 







Monday, April 2, 2018

Autism Blog Hop with Right at Home!




April is World Autism Awareness Month and as a Mother of an Autistic son, I'm proud to be joining in the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop sponsored by Veronica Zalis

Nicole from Right at Home and I are joining Veronica and tons of other amazing stampers to help raise Autism awareness! We hope you will help us spread the word and Hop along with us. There's going to be lots of fun prizes too - including a $20 Gift Certificate from Right At Home! 

I will have Three posts today for the Hop from different companies so be sure to scroll to see them all. 


To learn more about this hop and see a complete list of sponsors and prizes, please visit this blog post by Veronica Zalis here. 




I started with a piece of Distress Ink watercolor paper. Then I added some Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks to create a watercolor background. I adhered the piece to a top folding A2 size card base and set it aside to dry. I stamped the clouds and sun images from the Banner Alpha Add-On stamp set onto some X-Press It Blending cardstock and added some color with Copic Markers. The sun image was stamped in Lawn Fawn's Sunflower ink and then I added some Copics for additional color. 


The Sentiment is from the Color In Sentiments Stamp set and I stamped that onto the same cardstock and colored it in with Copics as well. I fussy cut all of the images out (there is a coordinating die available in the shop) and adhered them with some foam adhesive and liquid glue to create my scene. I used the banner form the Folded Gift Tag Die set for the You are so Sentiment. For a pop of Sparkle, I added some Mixed Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Head over to the Right at Home Blog and Check out what Nicole Created for the Hop.

Thanks for joining us for the Special Hop!!! 

For more information on Autism click here to visit Autism Speaks