Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Winnie & Walter Premiere of Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant

Hello and welcome back to day 2 of the Winnie & Walter July Release!  Today's new stamp set is called Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant, and it's FABULOUS!



My card today has a very "artsy" feel, I think.  I used 2 of the large pennant stamps from the set (the crisscross pattern and the solid pennant), to make a diamond pattern.  I inked them with various Distress Inks (Barn Red, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed), then sprayed lightly with water, and then stamped, which gives them this watercolor look.  Next I used stamps from Scenery: Big Bang Confetti and embossed the white dots.  The sentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Blessings, and that was also embossed in white.  I attached my panel to a black card base.  This new pennant set is incredibly versatile (if you didn't see my card from yesterday, I used the pennants to make Christmas trees, here it is).  I'm so excited to see what the talented Winnie & Walter design team created using this set, won't you join me?  Come on, let's go take a look together, shall we :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Winnie & Walter Premiere of The Big, the Bold and Blessings



Good morning, and welcome to the Winnie & Walter July Release!  I'm so excited to be a guest designer for Winnie & Walter this month!  I really love their stamps and it's been quite a thrill to create cards with the awesome sets that are being released this month, I know that you're going to LOVE them!  For my card today I used The Big, the Bold and Blessings, along with Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant.  I'm a huge fan of all the Winnie & Walter sentiment sets, and this new set is such a versatile addition to their line up!




My card today is an homage to Christmas past.  Growing up we always had a silver Christmas tree.  They were very popular back then!  In the picture below I was about 6 years old, and you can see our shiny silver tree, and me holding my new Tammy and Pepper dolls lol!  Did any of you have Tammy and her little sister Pepper?  They were akin to Barbie and her little sister Skipper, but based on the Tammy movies that were popular in the 1960's (I'm really dating myself here, ha ha!)




 To give my card a retro feel and tie it into the photo that inspired it I used the sweet, pink paper from the Crate Paper Oh Darling 6X6 paper pad.  The pennants in It's a Wonderful Pennant make awesome Christmas trees, and I embossed mine in sparkly silver embossing powder.  This card is really much prettier in person, I wasn't able to really capture the beauty of the sparkly embossing in this photo.

I hope that you'll head on over to the Winnie & Walter blog to see what their super talented design team has created!  And be sure to stop back tomorrow for the premiere of another fabulous new set!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Anniversary Blog Hop



Woohoo, we're celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Newton's Nook Designs today with an anniversary blog hop!  I hope you'll hop along with us, you'll find lots of wonderful inspiration from the DT and very special guests, and there are prizes to be won!  I have all the details at the bottom of this post.

I made a card for the hop using the new July release Beach Party stamp set.  My card features the adorable little hula bunny :)




For the colorful background panel I used a stencil and some Distress inks.  I think that stencil design worked perfectly with the hula bunny.  I colored the bunny with Copics (she's very easy and fun to color), and fussy cut her and placed her on a tag from PTI.  I used the surfboard from the stamp set to stamp my sentiment on, and I finished the card with a few sweet little flowers from Beach Party.  Here's a close up so you can see some of the detail of this cute stamp set :)




And now for the details of the blog hop:

Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs Anniversary Blog Hop!
Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating their One Year Anniversary - one whole year of getting our paws inky!  To celebrate we have an AMAZING blog hop featuring with our brand new design team and some AWESOME Special Guests! You are going to love all the fun inspiration they're sharing using Newton’s Nook Designs Stamps
Celebrate with us and enter to win!Would you like to win a $10 coupon for Newton's Nook Designs online shop? We will be choosing TWO lucky winners!
Here’s how to win:Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! TWO winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, July 20th at 9 pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 21st. We are running a giveaway on our Facebook page too so make sure to enter here for another chance to win!!




If you get lost along the way, you can always pop back to the Newton's Nook Designs blog for the whole blog hop list!

Thanks, friends, for stopping by today, have fun hopping!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs July Release


I'm back today with the last of the 4 new stamp sets being released this month from Newton's Nook Designs.  This set, called Newton's Summer Vacation, features our adorable hero Newton in a variety of fun settings!  There are some seriously CUTE stamps in this set :)







For my card I chose to feature Newton floating on his polka dot inner tube, such a cool cat, isn't he?! The paper I used is from the Fancy Pants 6X6 Beach Bum paper pad.  I used 2 identical sheets to create this card, cutting out the banner and water that Newton is floating on from the 2nd sheet and popping them up over the original (hope that makes sense).  This was one of those sometimes difficult to use collage papers, but I think it worked perfectly for this card.  Newton is paper pieced, and I have him wearing the cool sunglasses that come in this set.  I added some Glossy Accents to the lenses.  This was a really fun card to make, hope you like it :)


Would you like to win “Newton's Summer Vacation”?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners!
Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs 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 17th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 18th.
We will also be having a giveaway on Facebook - so make sure to like our Facebook page and enter to win there!
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


The reveal of the new sets might be over, but the fun isn't!  Join us tomorrow for a blog hop celebrating Newton's Nook Designs one year anniversary!  There will be some very special guests joining the DT, and more prizes to be had!  You won't want to miss it :)


Shine Your Light

Hello everyone!  I have a project to share over on the SRM blog today, here's a little peek.  Hope you'll hop on over and check it out!





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs July Release


Good morning!  I'm back for day 3 of the Newton's Nook Designs July release!  Are you enjoying everything you've seen so far?  Well the party continues today with another fabulous stamp set!  I'm seeing Flamingos everywhere these days, and Jennifer has designed a wonderful little set called Flirty Flamingos.







Because I'm a hopeless romantic, I had to feature the flamingos in love :)  I am by no means great at coloring, but I have to say that these birds were a cinch to color with Copics, just a couple of shades of pink and you're good to go.  Definitely an easy image for a beginner to color.  I placed a heart doily behind the birds to add some extra romance, and topped my card off with a line of glitter hearts and a simple pink bow.


Would you like to win “Flirty Flamingos”?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners!
Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs 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 17th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 18th.
We will also be having a giveaway on Facebook - so make sure to like our Facebook page and enter to win there!
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


There's one more new stamp set for the July release, be sure to stop back tomorrow to see it! 


Color Throwdown #301

Good morning!  I'm back today with another July guest designer post for The Color Throwdown!  Today's colors are are warm and cozy, just like the blankets in the inspiration photo :)








The colors on my photo are not showing true to life, unfortunately.  The 2 patterned papers, in real life, match the Crumb Cake color almost perfectly, but in the picture I think they look more grey like the Smoky Slate.  I didn't have any colors close to Smoky Slate, so I used PTI Soft Stone for my card base and the centers of the flowers.   The die cut frame and the flowers are from MFT, and the hello and leaf dies are from PTI.  Despite my difficulties with this weeks colors, I'm happy with the way my card turned out :)

Hop on over to the Color Throwdown blog and take a look at all of the beautiful DT cards.  I'm sure you'll be inspired to play along!