Thursday, October 22, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs October | Holiday Release - REVEAL DAY 4 - Holiday Post Stamp Set + coordinating dies + Christmas Roundabout Stamp Set + coordinating dies

 


It is the final day of the
 Newton's Nook Designs October | Holiday Release Reveals!  I can't wait to show you how I was inspired by this release!


Today we're featuring:

Holiday Post stamp set + coordinating dies
Christmas Roundabout stamp set 

Here's how I was inspired:


I combined the Christmas Roundabout with the:
Circle Frames Die Set
Banner Trio Die Set

I'm really loving the use of lavender and aqua for the holidays.  I think it looks really fresh + fun.  Have you picked up the Roundabout sets yet? I love them, the patterns are always fabulous and the coloring choices are endless.


Here are my copic colors:

R00 | R21
G40 | YG41
BG10 | BG32
BV0000
BV00 | BV11
YR0000 | E30
E40 | E41
C0


Next up is the Holiday Post set:


This is definitely a dramatic color scene for this pastel loving girl.  I used the Clouds stencil to add pops of vibrant colors to the background.  Remember on Day One when I said that I was going to use the Birch Trees from the Forest Scene Builder Die set with Destination Christmas?  I instead used the Evergreens in my design but squirreled away the Birch Trees...I used them in this design.


The sentiment was stamped and I used the smallest circle in the Circle Frames Die set made it into a circle tag. I used a coordinating ink pad to ink it up.

Here are the copics I used:

R00 | R21
G0000
BG10 | BG32
BV00 | BV11
YR0000 | E30
E40 | E41
W00 | W1
C0 | C1 | C2


Would you like to win the  “Holiday Post” Stamp Set or the “Christmas Roundabout” Stamp Set? Newton's Nook Designs will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 


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

Newton's Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta 💚

Amanda Wilcox


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Keep Calm | Inspired by Challenge - Fall is Sweet

 



Welcome to another new Inspired by Challenge!  There is also an optional sketch challenge:


Here's how I was inspired:


I know, I'm super surprised too.  No coffee on this one. I saw the donut cookies and instantly thought of a box of donuts.  The stamp set I used is Jane's Doodles DoNUTS which unfortunately looks like it is retired.


I used the following copics:

YR01 | E93
YR0000 |YG01
E41 | E51

I went a bit crazy with the shaker elements.



I can't wait to see how my other teamies were inspired, please check out the Inspired by Challenge Blog!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs October | Holiday Release - REVEAL DAY 3 - A Kitten Christmas Stamp Set + coordinating dies + Christmas Puppies Stamp Set + coordinating dies

 


It is Day Three of the Newton's Nook Designs October | Holiday Release Reveals!  I can't wait to show you how I was inspired by this release!

Today we're featuring:

A Kitten Christmas stamp + coordinating die
Christmas Puppies stamp + coordinating die

Here's how I was inspired:


Today's cards use a Frozen color palette. I teamed up the Christmas Puppies with:
Framework Die
Frames & Flags Die
Houndstooth Stencil

I stamped the sentiment on a cropped Flags dies from the Frames & Flags die set.  I love layering the panels and with the added smaller scallop frame, it makes the puppy the star of the show.


The copics I used:
BG10 | BG23
E50 | E21
W3

Next up is A Kitten Christmas:


I used:
Framework Die
Frames & Flags Die
Banner Trio Die
Meow Stencil

I used the same color palette and overall design but switched out the colors and frames.  I went with another non-traditional color palette:

R00
G000 | YG11
BV00 | BV11
E50 | E21


Would you like to win the “A Kitten Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Puppies”  Stamp Set? Newton's Nook Designs will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 


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

Newton's Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta 💚

Amanda Wilcox


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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs October | Holiday Release - REVEAL DAY 2 - Dear Santa Stamp Set + coordinating dies + Nutcrackers Stamp Set


It is Day Two of the Newton's Nook Designs October | Holiday Release Reveals!  I can't wait to show you how I was inspired by this release!

Today we're featuring:

Dear Santa stamp + coordinating die
Nutcrackers stamp + coordinating die

Here's how I was inspired, let's chat about the Nutcrackers set first:


This is a bit different for me but I decided to keep the images plain.  Here's my thought process.. This card is actually going to our grandnieces.  It's with the intention that they will each  get to peel away a Nutcracker [on removable adhesive], color it and then adhere it back onto the card.  They will get to write inside the card and send it to their Grandma and Grandpa [my sister-in-law and brother-in-law].


I also added the Circle Frames Die.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in white on the black panel.  The pink ring has been adhered with foam dimensional to add a bit more to the overall design.

Up next is Dear Santa:


I've combined the images with the Slimline Frames & Windows die along with the words from the Ornament Shaker die.  You might not be able to tell but the colors aren't necessarily traditional.  The Santa's suit is pink:

RV13 | RV15
BV00 | BV11
E50 | E21
W00 | W1 | W3
T0

I combined pink + lavender, to match the designer paper I used. 


Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers” Stamp Set? Newton's Nook Designs will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 


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

Newton's Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta 💚

Amanda Wilcox


My supplies, some links may be affiliate at no extra cost to you:

Fa La La | Reverse Confetti

 

I'm up on the Reverse Confetti blog today, sharing a holiday design.  Check out all the details over there.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Newton's Nook Designs October | Holiday Release - REVEAL DAY 1 - Destination Christmas Stamp Set + coordinating dies, Christmas Campers Stamp Set + coordinating dies and Tiny Trees & Reindeer Stencils

 


Today is the day!  It is the start of the Newton's Nook Designs October | Holiday Release Reveals!  I can't wait to show you how I was inspired by this release!

Today we're featuring:


Destination Christmas stamp + coordinating die
Christmas Campers stamp + coordinating die
Tiny Trees Stencil + Reindeer Stencil

Here's how I was inspired:


Let's chat about Christmas Campers first:


I teamed it up with the Tiny Trees Stencil along with the Land Border Die and Clouds stencil.  I designed a Christmas Tree Farm.  We're back to being a fresh tree family.  We use to also have fresh trees but after the kids went to college I made the switch to artificial and then last year we went back to fresh.

Here are the copics I used:
R05 | R27 | R24
G000
G03 | G05
BG13 | BG15
C0 | C1 | C4 | C5
W5


Next up is Destination Christmas:


For this card I also included:
Reindeer Stencil
Forest Scene Builder Die
Framework Die
Land Border Die
Houndstooth Stencil

I did a bit of tone on tone stenciling with the reindeers...do you see them on the background panel?  The hillside has been stenciled with Houndstooth.  That VW from the Destination Christmas is fabulous.  We use to have a VW and I managed to shove a pretty tall tree inside the car too.


I'm loving the silhouette of the black trees from the Forest Scene Builder set.  Originally I had cut the birch trees and then thought that the evergreens would be a better match with the stamp.

Would you like to win the “Destination Christmas”  Stamp Set or the “Christmas Campers”  Stamp Set? Newton's Nook Designs will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd. 


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

Newton's Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta 💚

Amanda Wilcox


My supplies, some links may be affiliate at no additional cost to you:

Magical | Evelin T Designs

 



I'm so excited to be up on the Evelin T Designs blog today.  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

From My Neck of the Woods to Yours | My Favorite Things

 


Hey, it's just me, playing around with photography.  I decided I'm not loving that darker wood panel and now I can't find my white wood panel...it's here, somewhere.  It is definitely Fall in the pacific northwest.  It's darker in the morning and since I finished this card super early this morning, I thought I'd try something different.


I just received the MFT Fox & Friends card kit in the mail and wanted to dive into it.  I 'had' to pick it up since there were airplanes in the set.

The stitched panel has a Kristina Werner oxide combo:

Shabby Shutters
Peacock Feathers
Faded Jeans


I inked up a ton of the images from the Fox and Friends set!  Here are the copic colors I used:

R00
YG0000 | YG01
YG23 | YG25
BG0000
BG13 | BG15
B21 | B34
E000 | E30
W00 | W1 | W3
N0 | N2

The cardstock is from the kit.  Yes, I added the Fox and Friends Die-namics because it's just easier.


You can't necessarily tell from the photo but the clouds have BG0000 and loads of wink of stella.  The mountain tops and trees also have tons of wink of stella.

I was inspired by the latest sketch challenge:


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Friday, October 16, 2020

Hello from Amy | Doodlebugswa.com

 





Happy Friday!  I'm up on the Doodlebugswa.com blog sharing a couple shakers!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:



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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hey Ghoul Friend | Inspired by Challenge - be my boo

 



Welcome to another new Inspired by Challenge!  There is also an optional sketch challenge:


Here's how I was inspired:


I was inspired by the:

ghost
stripes

I combined Lawn Fawn's Happy Harvest + Booyah.  For you Lawn Fawn fans, you might notice that I masked off the original scarecrow's face and added a face from the Booyah set.  That particular expression cracks me up.  It might make you think that the ghost was having second thoughts about their costume choice OR that the scarecrow is a bit leery of those ghosts.


I went with another softer palette, with the following Stampin' Up cardstock strips:

Petal Pink [look more sherbet-y orange than pink to me]
Pistachio Pudding
Purple Posy

My copics:

R00
E93 | E95 |YR02
YG01 | G40
BV00 | BV11
T0 | T2 | T3
T4 | T5


I can't wait to see how my other teamies were inspired, please check out the Inspired by Challenge Blog!

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