Friday, July 18, 2014

{Newton's Nook Designs} 1st Anniversary 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! Details are below but, first, some inspiration. :)

Seriously, is this Newton's best release or what? I'm so excited to be back for this first anniversary blog hop! My first card uses the Beach Party stamp set. I laughed out loud when I first saw that dog catching the frisbee and I had to use him on my card.

I created a beach scene by mixing and matching patterned papers from Something Wonderful and Urban MarketI made the sand dunes by die cutting the papers with Paper Smooches' Borders 1, then die cutting a second time using the new Stitched Dies. Yup, they line up perfectly with the Borders 1 hills. Love that.

My second card uses Newton's Summer stamp set. This has to be my favourite NND stamp set ever. I love every single image. I have a thing for fish bowls so, naturally, I had to watercolour Newton with his scuba gear on. I used Ranger Archival ink to stamp the image and sentiment and watercoloured with Gansai paints. If you look closely, you can see where I used the silver on the goggles and the gold below the sentiment. The card base uses patterned paper from The Story of Us. I love those ombre stripes.

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 so much for hopping with us!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

{Paper Smooches} You're Wonderful

Kim shared this card on the Paper Smooches Blog this week. It features the new Large Leaves and Kudos Words Dies. I love both of these die sets so much and they'll definitely come in handy as the weather starts to change and we head into fall. The little stamped sentiment is from the Blossoming Buds stamp set, my favourite of this month's release!

I applied repositionable glue tape to a scrap piece of paper and arranged the die cut leaves on it first. After die cutting the word into the leaves, I used glossy accents and tweezers to rearrange them on to my card base. The card looks simple but it was very time-consuming!

Thanks so much for stopping by!