Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release Day 3

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Hello, my lovelies!
Welcome back to the Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release!
All the new goodies will be available for purchase this Friday the 20th in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
Today is day 3, and we're revealing 2 more fabulous sets ;-)





Can I just say, fabulouuuus!!!





Of course, the coordinating die set ;-)
It can also be stand-alone die, it's like buy 1 get 1 free!!!



Who doesn't love Santa's reindeers!?
This is so fu! not to mention all the different fonts Jen used!
Absolutely amazing!

Okay, here are my cards...;-)



Newton's Nook Designs Stylish Stockings Set - Naki Rager


Houndstooth stockings!? Now how fabulous is that!!?
The background was sponged with blue and gray then splattered some water, you know, my usual style ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Stylish Stockings Set - Naki Rager


The stockings were heat embossed with light gray on white cardstock and die cut. The topper, heel, and toes were die cut from kraft cardstock. I tied linen twine on pairs of pom poms and popped them on with glue dots. And I die cut the branch from Core'dination gray cardstock with the What A Hoot die set then sanded it a little. I "hang" my stocking on the branch with foam tape.


Newton's Nook Designs Stylish Stockings Set - Naki Rager


I made another card with the Stylish Stockings set ;-)
I thought the fuzzy felt and sparkly glimmer would make an interesting texture combo!


Newton's Nook Designs Stylish Stockings Set - Naki Rager


So I had to die cut one from felt, so fuzzy and cozy!
Rather than adhering the topper, heel, and toes with glue, I stitched them on with gold thread. A red twine adds a splash of color and a little bell adds so much fun ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Stylish Stockings Set - Naki Rager


This background was made with the Sentiments of the Season stamp set and the Snowfall Stencil that were revealed earlier this week. I stamped a bunch of sentiments with Antique Linen Distress oxide ink, and used the Nuvo Glimmer Paste and the Snowfall Stencil to add these beautiful sparkly snowflakes all over the panel ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Reindeer Roll Call Set - Naki Rager


Well, apparently, I am loving white embossing powder for these holiday cards if you haven't noticed...{LOL} It's so pretty against my blue background anyway, isn't it!? ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Reindeer Roll Call Set - Naki Rager


Can you picture the super sparkly glitter mess I was in!? {LOL} It was totally worth it though, look at my silver reindeer prancing across the card!

I'm not ready for Christmas yet, I need to enjoy Halloween first!
But when I was making this card, all I could hear was the reindeer song from the classic Rudolph movie! {giggle}





{Would you like to win the “Stylish Stockings” or the “Reindeer Roll Call” Stamp Set?}
Each of these stamp sets 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 October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th

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 day of the reveal, and you really won't want to miss tomorrow!



Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release Day 2

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Hello, lovelies!
Welcome back to the Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release! All the new holiday goodies will be available for purchase this Friday the 20th in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
On day 2, we are showcasing the Snow Globe Scenes set along with the coordinating die set, AND Snow Globe Shaker Die set!




Aren't these incredibly, amazingly FUN!!?
They give me soooo many ideas!!!


Newton's Nook Designs Snow Globe Scene Set - Naki Rager


Here is my first card, I think I was going for sort of a vintage look ;-)
I sponged the background with yellow to give some warmth, plus it makes the sentiment stamped with gray ink really pop!


Newton's Nook Designs Snow Globe Scene Set - Naki Rager


I die cut the globe out of the front panel, stamped and colored the trees and snowman, heat embossed some snowflakes on the globe piece, added snow with the snowmaker marker, and popped it back in the panel. A little linen twine and a bell were placed on the base, and one more sentiment on the bottom complete the whole look ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Snow Globe Scene Set - Naki Rager


My second card is a shaker ;-)
The Snow Globe Shaker die set gives you everything you need to make a shaker, even a couple of sentiment dies! Plus, NND is going to carry acetate sheets and foam sheets to go with these sets starting this Friday, isn't that awesome!? ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Snow Globe Scene Set - Naki Rager


I LOVE this little house image, so adorable 💖
It was heat embossed with white on watercolor paper, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush set, and added some shiny snow with glossy white Nuvo crystal drops. I also die cut some of the snowflakes to put inside the shaker with the sequins, and some for the front panel. 



{Would you like to win the “Snow Globe Scenes” Stamp Set?}
Each of these stamp sets 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 October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th

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






Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
We still have 2 more days of the reveal so do come back!


Frantic Stamper Winter Release

Tuesday, October 17, 2017



Hello, lovelies!
I am back with more of the Frantic Stamper Holiday Release today!




I used 2 of the new die sets, Home For The Holiday die (10323) and Christmas House die (10320). 




This amazing house die comes with so many detailed pieces to create the house just the way you want, isn't it so much fun!? It even comes with that tree! I die cut the lights,  chopped it up, and decorate the tree ;-) I actually made a shaker, but I put black behind the house so you can't really see...{OOPS! LOL} 




I just had to pair this lovely sentiment die with this house! ;-)
Wouldn't it be perfect to send this to a loved one who lives far?



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



Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release Day 1

Monday, October 16, 2017


Hello, lovelies!
Today kicks off the Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release!
All the new fabulous Holiday goodies will be available for purchase this Friday the 20th in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
On day 1, we are revealing a few products! So exciting, right!?
Here they go...;-)



Did you just squeal!?
I know you did...so did I when I first saw it!!!
This is called "All Aboard for Christmas", so cute!

This one is called "Sentiment of the Season".
A sentiment set is always great to have, especially for holidays! 
On top of that, just look at these gorgeous writings!!!




I am really really happy to see this beautiful "Snowfall Stencil"!
I have a feeling you will see me use this a lot...;-)




AAAAAND this absolutely bueatiful "Holiday Foliage Stencil"!
Jen's killing me with her amazing stencils!!! ;-D

Alright, let's get to my projects with these beauties!


Newton's Nook Designs All Aboard for Christmas Set - Naki Rager


Choo Choo!
Santa is ready for Christmas with his helpers and presents on his train!
All the images used were heat embossed with white on watercolor paper, water colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Set, then die cut with the coordinating dies. 


Newton's Nook Designs All Aboard for Christmas Set - Naki Rager


I used the same colors for their hats and presents so that the whole card looks more coordinated ;-)
When everyone was colored, I added glossy white Nuvo drops on the fluffy parts of the hats for some sparkle and dimension ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs All Aboard for Christmas Set - Naki Rager


Here are the fox and pup with their presents ;-)
Aren't they just adorable!!?
I also added gold Nuvo drops on the little ornaments on the tree. 


Newton's Nook Designs All Aboard for Christmas Set - Naki Rager


I used this patterned paper as my base, which was trimmed down to 10"x3-1/2".
I know this is a bit weird, but this card opens backward... It was the only way to fit everyone (because I just had to use them all, all so stinkin' cute!!!) and not make the card gigantic! {LOL} I'll give this one to my twin boy Kai anyway, he won't care which way it opens! He LOVES Choo Choos, it's just perfect for my little man 💖


Newton's Nook Designs Sentiments Of The Season Set - Naki Rager


Here is a card with the Sentiments of The Season set and Holiday Foliage Stencil. 
If you like to use stencils with embossing paste like I do, this would be so pretty and fun to mass produce and mail out for holiday, don't you think!?


Newton's Nook Designs Sentiments Of The Season Set - Naki Rager


I heat embossed the sentiment with gold on vellum and fussy cut it. 
I pulled out one of my favorites, Pines & Holly Die set, die cut the pine from shimmery white cardstock, and holly from watercolor paper and watercolored them. It needed a pop of color so I made a little bow with red ribbon, and mounted all the pieces on top of some gold thread. It needed more red, and this shiny red and white striped washi tape was just perfect ;-)



{Would you like to win the “All Aboard for Christmas” or the “Sentiments of the Season” Stamp Set?}
Each of these stamp sets 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 October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th

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





Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Make sure to come back tomorrow, you won't want to miss it! ;-)


Frantic Stamper Winter Release

Tuesday, October 10, 2017




Hello, lovelies!
I am here with another card using the new dies from the Frantic Stamper Winter Release today!




I am so not ready for snow yet! {LOL}
But this new beautiful Snow-Capped Mountains Die definitely needed some sparkly snow on top!




To make my white mountains with silver glimmer snow, I sponged 2 shades of blues on the background. I also used the Snow Maker Pen to create falling snow. 



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Hope you enjoyed it!



Frantic Stamper Winter Release

Tuesday, October 3, 2017



Hello, lovelies!
I am so excited to be one of the guest designers for the next three months over at Frantic Stamper! Today I am showcasing their new dies from their winter release ;-)





I'm not ready for Christmas just yet, but making this card kind of got me in the mood!
To showcase this beautiful new die, Holly Oval, I thought CAS was the way ;-)




Such an intricate die, isn't it just beautiful!?
I die cut it twice from white cardstock, and one from golf foil cardstock. This gives a nice dimension, plus reinforces the delicate pieces. I am also showcasing the Elegant Merry Christmas die, which I die cut from green cardstock then sewed onto this red vellum banner. I think the traditional red and green pop on the gold and white, don't you think?



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Make sure to check out the Frantic Stamper Shop for the new Winter Release!



Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 307

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hello, lovelies!
Today I am sharing this card I made to enter the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!
Check out this week's sketch by Jen Timko ;-)



Isn't this a fun sketch!?
I LOVED Jen's card with this sketch, and it totally inspired me to play along!
Alright, here is my take...;-)




My little sister's birthday is next month (we're Irish twins, 11 months apart!) so I figured I'd make something for her ;-) We haven't seen each other ever since I left Japan 19 years ago! I miss her so much, thank goodness we have all these technologies now!




I just got this super adorable Yeti from Mama Elephant ;-)
I heat embossed this cutie with Smoky Slate Embossing Powder on watercolor paper, colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush set, then die cut with the coordinating die. The banner is from another set by Mama Elephant, which has this banner and a star garland for Mr.Yeti to hold, and a bunch of sentiments. I heat embossed the banner with silver on vellum, die cut with the coordinating die, and wrote HAPPY with silver gel pen myself ;-)




This skinny, long banner was water colored with the same 3 colors that I used on my Yeti. I taped it down diagonally on my grid paper and colored every 1/4", then used silver from Kuretake Gansai Watercolor to draw lines between colors to match the banner ;-)


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Hope you enjoyed it!



Newton's Nook Designs

Wednesday, September 27, 2017



Hello, there lovelies!
Hope your week is going fantastic!
Today I am up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog, and I made this fun, nautical card ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Dress Up Doxies Set - Naki Rager


Arrrrrrrf! {giggle}
I needed a thank you card, and the recipient used to have this awesome doxie named Danny, so I grabbed the Dress Up Doxies set immediately! 
My original design was to watercolor the background and be CAS, but how could I not use these fun nautical patterned papers!? Those colors are actually brighter and really pretty, but my photography skills totally suck and it came out washed out...:-(



Newton's Nook Designs Dress Up Doxies Set - Naki Rager


I stamped this matey with Antique Linen Distress Ink on watercolor and colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush set as usual. Danny was chocolate colored and that's what I started with, but oh man, I simply cannot color well with dark colors! So I tried again with this lighter brown. As you can see, I did color his scarf with bright colors to coordinate the patterned papers (sort of...lol) though.



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Hope you enjoyed it!



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!