Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inspired by Project Runway's Rainway

Hello!  I have been swimming in a to do list over the last few weeks and finally found the end of it today!!  It's so nice to be on top of things again! :)  With my to do list in check, I had time for a little fun!!
I was so inspired by last week's Project Runway episode- the one with the rainway!  Did you see it?  I absolutely loved the winning looks!  I have been wanting to make a card based on Sean's dyed dress since it aired- I'm so glad I had time today!  Here is my card:


I created the watercolored background by punching circles out of tissue paper and watercoloring them with pink, orange, and yellow inks.  I let them dry and then mod-podged them onto a piece of white cardstock.  I love the way it turned out!  The circles remind me of the circle skirt on the winning look!  I also used the same dye colors Sean chose :)


I wanted a bold sentiment and pulled out this beautiful scripty one from the Make A Wish set by Mama Elephant.  I stamped it in black and added a few stars from the set to accent it.  The rest of the card was kept simple-a bit of black and white patterned paper at the bottom of a white card base and a little twine along the bottom of my focal panel.  I'm so happy with how it turned out!

Many people have looked at this and asked if it was a stamp set I used for the background- maybe one of my stamp designing friends will do a watercolor bubble stamp set for me??  Please?  :)  Hee!  That would be pretty cool!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I can't wait to see what tonights episode inspires!

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Newton's Nook Designs September Release- Apple Delights



Hello!  Today I have another fun Newton's Nook Designs card to share with you!  This one features the new Apple Delight set:


The images in this mini set are so cute!  There are caramel apples, apple cider, and plain apples mixed with the cutest punny sentiments!  I had fun with this one, stamping the cider cup image out on white paper.  I colored it using Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut around it.

My card front has been embossed with a pretty woodgrain folder.  Next, I added the banner shape, also cut out of white cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment on it and added a few strips of patterned paper just below it.  I added the twine to the top and then added my cider mug with dimensional foam adhesive.


This little stamp set is so cute!  I know you'll love it just as much as I do!

Would you like to win “Apple Delights”?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, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tessa Wise
Kimberly Rendino (Guest Designer)

I hope you had fun with the release this week!  Didn't the designers each make such great cards!!  I loved looking through them all!

Thanks for stopping by here, too!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs September Release- Spooky Street


Hi!  I'm popping in today with another card for Newton's Nook Designs!  We are in day three of the September Release- hasn't this been a fun one?  :)  Today's card features the new Spooky Street stamp set:


Spooky Street features some great full image stamps that are slightly distressed for a unique look.  I've used the haunted house for my focal point, stamping it with Jet Black Staz On ink on vellum.  I added a mix of halloweeny sequins under the vellum and then sewed it to the center of the turquoise stars paper (Stampin' Up!).  The sequins are loose and move around when you shake it!

I added the strip of purple polka-dotted paper (Bella Blvd.) over the top and wrapped a bit of black and white twine around it.  I punched the tickets out and stamped the tombstones and sentiment over the gray and splattered a bit of white mist over it.  I adhered the tickets with foam dimensional adhesive.


This one was so fun!!  I love shaker cards :)

Would you like to win “Spooky Street”?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, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


I'm so glad you stopped by today!  Thank you for all your nice comments :)
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs September Release- Falling In To Autumn


Hi!  It's day two of the Newton's Nook Designs September Release!  Today we are showcasing the Falling in to Autumn set- boy is it a nice one!  Pretty autumn leaves and sentiments to go along with them!  Here is what I made:


I started with a natural white card base and splattered green mist over it.  Once it was dry, I added a strip of orange washi tape and some patterned papers to the left side.  I popped up the last yellow one and also added a mini staple for embellishment.  I added the thread next, carefully tucking it under the yellow strip.
I stamped the viney leaves next with kraft colored ink.  I also stamped the sentiment with a dark brown ink.  I stamped the leaves onto a big of extra natural white cardstock and fussy cut around them.  I added them to my card using foam adhesive so it would pop up.


Aren't those leaves pretty?  I love the entire set!

Would you like to win “Falling In To Autumn”?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, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


I hope you get a chance to pop through each of the design team members' blogs- the girls really worked it with this set!  So many cute designs!  Don't forget to leave comments as you go- you'll be entered to win with each comment you leave.
Thanks for stopping by here today!
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Riverside Card for the Waffle Flower Challenge

Hi!  I have two posts up today so don't forget to scroll down to see what I made for Newton's Nook Designs this month!

Have you had a chance to play along with the current Waffle Flower Challenge?  There is a great sketch and fun technique to challenge you this month!  My card today is inspired by the technique challenge to stamp a scene- although, now that I look at it, I was inspired by the sketch, too!!


I stamped a scene using the Riverside stamp set, adding some layers with the Riverside die set.  I stuck with pretty blues, greens, grays, and a lot of white.   The card base has been embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder- a play on the forest trees.  The clouds have been embossed with white embossing powder for another layer of texture.


I hope you have time to play along with the Waffle Flower Challenge this month!  It's a fun one with so many possibilities!

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Newton's Nook Designs September Release- Perfect Pumpkin


It's release week for Newton's Nook Designs!  They have 4 new sets this month and boy are they fun!  We are featuring Perfect Pumpkin today- an adorable mini set that includes cute little Newton dressed up as a witch:


I colored the kitty with a mix of Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I also paper pieced the little hat with polka-dot patterned paper.

The papers are from Stampin' Up!'s Motley Monsters collection.  I thought the colors were so pretty together and don't they compliment this cute image well!  :)


Would you like to win “Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin”?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, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


I hope you have a chance to pop through everyone's blogs today!  Everyone has done such a great job showcasing cute witchy Newton and if you comment, you can win!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dance in the Rain Card for Butterfly Reflections Ink

I'm so excited to be guest designing for Butterfly Reflections Ink today! I've been shopping their online shop since my local store closed and am always happy with the great service and fun products!


The cute Over the Rainbow stamp set really caught my eye- I love the mix of images and sentiments!
The idea for this card came from the 'dance in the rain' sentiment. I thought it would be cute to make the umbrellas look like they were dancing in the rain.  I stamped the umbrellas first, using 4 different colored inks.  Then I stamped the sentiment just above.  I added some splatters next and when they were dry I added a few sequins.


This set is really cute!  I can't wait to get it inky again :)
I hope you get a chance to pop over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink store- they have so many cute things in stock!
Thanks for sound by today!
-tessa
 
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