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
G03 | G05
BG13 | BG15
C0 | C1 | C4 | C5

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 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

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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'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:

YG0000 | YG01
YG23 | YG25
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 |


Happy Friday!  I'm up on the 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:


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:

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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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hello Friend | Hello Bluebird

Although I have a ton of fall | halloween cards to send out today, I couldn't resist another Halloween design.  This one is with the Hello Bluebird, Halloween Party set.

I also added the Winter Woods Overlay die and a sentiment from the McGregor's Garden set.

The copics I used are:

YR09 | YR18
BG13 | BG15
E50 | E21
W00 | W1 | W3

I used a Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana panel and blended it up with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers.

I rotated and used a loose interpretation of CAS(E) the Sketch!

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Pumpkin Spice | Doodlebug Design


I picked up some pieces of the Doodlebug Designs - Pumpkin Spice collection from  They arrived yesterday and I knew I had to whip up some quick cards.  Here's how I was inspired:

My first card, Coffee, Hug in a Mug, also includes the Coffee + coordinating honey cuts from Honey Bee Stamps.   You can't really tell from this photo, but that kraft panel has a pattern on it.

Here's a bit of a close up, it's so cute:

My second design has so much going on but it's such a happy card:

This time I used the Honey Bee Stamps Latte stamps + coordinating Honey Cuts.  I used some Doodle-Pops [dimensional stickers].  I generally buy them and hoard them, this time I forced myself to use them.

I was thoroughly inspired by the Fab Friday sketch:

I was especially inspired by THIS card....I LOVE it.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Hello from Amy |


Happy Friday!  I'm up on the blog today sharing a card that features Waffle Flower!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

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National Coffee Week Winners!


Thank you to everyone that stopped by or left me a comment during my National Coffee Week on the blog.  I had a load of fun designing each and every project!  Before I announce my two winners, I wanted to do a recap of my projects:

Funky Fossil Designs
Kat Scrappiness
Rubbernecker Stamps

Miss Ink Stamps

Whew!  There you go!  8 projects featuring 11 Super Sponsors for a total of 11 projects.

I used to pick my two winners.  The first winner is for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps:

Congrats Mary-Anne!

The second winner is for Catherine Pooler Designs:

Congrats Kathy!

Thanks again to everyone and that includes the 31 wonderful Super Sponsors!!!!!