MFT 2017 Design Superstar

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Hello, lovelies!
Yes! I made one more card for the My Favorite Things Design 2017 Superstar Contest! and they're closing tonight! {eeeeek!}
This one is for the Coloring Virtuoso category ;-)




My dad is a chef and his birthday is in less than 2 weeks!
What stamp set is more perfect for him than this Recipe for Happiness set from My Favorite Things!?




I stamped this charming chef image with Antique Linen Distress ink on watercolor paper and colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush set. He was so very fun to color!
I heat embossed the steam image from the same set with light gray on vellum and popped it on above his soup bowl ;-) 




I stamped the Gingham Background stamp with Poppy Ink from MFT to coordinate with his scarf and shoes ;-) I think the Poppy looks really nice on my white base ;-)
I also stamped the salt/pepper shaker image twice to add, aren't they just the cutest salt/pepper shakers!? 
This super fun sentiment compliments the chef with the soup image perfectly!
I pick out the yellow from his bowl and the handle of the ladle. 



Alright, that's it!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Wish me luck!!! ;-)



MFT 2017 Design Superstar - CAS Genius

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Hi there!
I am here with another card I made for the My Favorite Things Design Superstar Contest!
This one is for the Clean and Simple Genius category!




I like my CAS cards to be very sweet and soft just like this one ;-)
The first thing I did was die cut the front panel with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles STAX. I masked the top part of the panel to sponge with yellow first, then heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  




This kitty from the I knead You set is so stinkin' cute!
I heat embossed him with tan embossing powder right on the sentiment so he looks like he is laying on it. After coloring this cutie, I used the I knead You die set to die cut the same kitty from a scrap to mask him, then sponged around him with pink, and splattered some water. 



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
I'm going to try to create another card for the last category so stay tuned!



MFT 2017 Design Superstar Contest

Monday, September 18, 2017


Hi, there!
I'm making a quick stop to share this card that I made for the My Favorite Things 2017 Design Superstar Contest today!
They have 3 categories and I am entering this one to the Innovation Master!



MFT London Mouse Set - Naki Rager


I used the My Favorite Things London Mouse set to create a little London street ;-)
All the images were heat embossed with light gray embossing powder on watercolor paper, water colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush set, then fussy cut. 
The Stitched Scallop Circle Die-namics was used for my little background, which was sponged with Distress Oxide ink in Broken China and Cracked Pistachio, and splattered some water, then added tiny dots with white acrylic paint using the top of a paintbrush.  


MFT London Mouse Set - Naki Rager


Of course, I had to make the double-decker bus go!
The Big Ben was mounted on the scallop circle, the adorable houses were popped on with foam tape, and I used thicker foam tape to place my lovely bus ;-) I didn't have a sentiment that would go well with this little town, so I die cut "HI." with the Emmitt Alphabet Die-namics from white cardstock, chopped them, then mounted them onto a peachy cardstock. 



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!



Newton's Nook Designs September Release Day 4

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Hello, my lovelies!
Welcome to the final day of the Newton's Nook Designs September Release!
All the new sets will be available for purchase tomorrow, Friday the 15th in the Newton's Nook Designs shop
Today is day 4 of the reveal, and we are showcasing this ADORABLE Newton's Costume Party Set along with the coordinating die set!




I KNOW!!!!!! 
It's just ridiculous, right!!? {LOL}
I LOVE cats, and I LOVE Halloween...this is my favorite Newton set ever.......💖
Here is my take...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Set - Naki Rager


Honestly, I couldn't pick just one or two costumes, or figure out how to have my kitty change all his costumes on one card, so I made a magnet set ;-)
I bought my twins these little magnet play set that are in a thin, rectangle tin can last winter, and that's what I wanted to make but I had NO tin cans!!! 😐


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Set - Naki Rager


Here's my petty kitty dressed as a fierce shark...(he is just adorable 💖)


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Set - Naki Rager


Buzzy bee kitty...💖


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Set - Naki Rager


Kitty with a little witch hat 💖


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Set - Naki Rager


We can all dream, right...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Set - Naki Rager


This mask is just too stinkin' cute 💖




Here's my twin girl playing with them ;-)
It's super fun for little ones for sure!



{Would you like to win the “Newton's Costume Party” Stamp Set?}
This 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 September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th

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




Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed all the reveal this week!
Don't forget to check your budget and go shopping tomorrow!



Newton's Nook Designs September Release Day 3

Wednesday, September 13, 2017



Hi, there lovelies!
Welcome back to the Newton's Nook Designs September Release!

All the new sets will be available for purchase this Friday the 15th in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
Today is day 3 of the reveal and we are showcasing 2 fabulous set along with the coordinating die sets! I hope you're ready for more Halloween fun!



Aren't these intricate designs just simply beautiful!!?
How does Jen draw something like this!!?



This set is so fun, I can't wait til it' Halloween!!!

Here are my takes...;-)



Newton's Nook Designs Spooky Silhouettes Set - Naki Rager


I borrowed that fabulous spooky mansion from the Spooky Street set to create a Halloween night scene. The sky and grass are creepy purple, the moon and stars are shining silver, and there are animal skeletons walking around! After everything was assembled together, I thought to myself, I should have used some fun patterned papers instead of solid purple...:-( So why didn't I make another one?


Newton's Nook Designs Spooky Silhouettes Set - Naki Rager


Because I used the Chibi lights to make it super spooky!
The mansion and dog were heat embossed with sparkle black embossing powder on vellum so that the lights can come through easily ;-) The bat was added after it was put all together and that's why he doesn't light up. 



Mewton's Nook Designs Beautiful bones Set - Naki Rager


So I made a day of the dead banner ;-)
I really wanted to color these beauties! {LOL}
I will be honest, I wasn't too familiar with day of the dead, I knew what it was, but that was pretty much it. So I googled and educated myself a bit ;-)


Mewton's Nook Designs Beautiful bones Set - Naki Rager


How they paint their faces with beautiful, bright colors is simply amazing! 
That is a work of art for certain!


Mewton's Nook Designs Beautiful bones Set - Naki Rager


So I heat embossed all 4 images with black embossing powder on watercolor paper, colored them with my Zig Watercolor pens, and die cut them with the coordinating die. I did not use ant water like I normally do, these pens have intense colors and that's what I wanted. 


Mewton's Nook Designs Beautiful bones Set - Naki Rager


They decorate for this celebration and I saw a ton of pretty flowers in the photos. 
I made these paper flowers/pom poms out of tissue paper to mimic the beautiful decorations ;-) 




{Would you like to win the “Beautiful Nones or Spooky Skeletons” Stamp Set?}
This 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 September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th

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



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
We have one more set to reveal, and you really don't want to miss this one!!!