Freshly Made Sketches 275 (again!)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hi there, Happy Saturday!
Yes! I made time (aka:skipped some house work...lol) to make another card for Freshly Made Sketches!



I just love this sketch...:-)


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I am also playing along with the Pin-Sights Challenge over at Ellen Hutson!
I know! I'm really enjoying playing these challenges again!




Funny, I had already had this design in my head when I saw the inspiration board!
And you all know that aqua is my favorite, and go-to color!
So this was not only fun, but pretty quick to make ;-)




I heat embossed the table set image with gold tinsel emboss powder (I know! I am addicted to this color!) on watercolor paper, colored the plate with Pool Party and silverware with Yellow Gold from the Starry Watercolor. The sentiment and a little branch were also heat embossed with gold tinsel, then I filled those little circles with Versamark marker then heat embossed with Pool Party. 




I thought I grabbed Pool Party seam binding but it doesn't look the same as the other Pool Party on the card, does it? I didn't notice it until I uploaded my photos...{LOL} I wanted to keep the front panel all clean and white, but I had to add this beautiful gold rose washi tape on one side, and Pool Party striped washi tape on the other!And instead of my usual sequins, I used a few gold glitter gumdrops. My personal craft goal this year is to use more embellishments that are sadly sitting in a box! 



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


Freshly Made Sketches 275

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hi there lovelies!
I hope you enjoyed the NND reveal this week!
The NND DT really inspires me, don't they!?
Well, I saw Jen Timko's photo for Freshly Made Sketches this week and LOVED it, I had to play along! I know I don't play challenges like I used to, especially the past few months have been just crazy busy at my house, I barely had time for my DT duties! So this was really fun!



I just LOVE this sketch!
Here it is...;-)




Aren't these little reptile friends just so darn cute!!?
I started with stamping the gator's solid image with Gumball Green ink on watercolor paper, and blended the color with some yellow. Then I heat embossed the outline of the gator in black. I did the same thing with the frog, except the stamp set didn't come with the solid image for his legs for I water colored them myself with Pool Party. Of course I had to give them blushed cheek ;-)




The sentiment was heat embossed in Pool Party on Basic Black cardstock, trimmed it, and popped on with foam tape between the green cuties. I sewed down a grass border, sprinkled some blue, green, and white sequins, done! 



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
I am planning on making another card with this sketch (yes, I love it that much! It totally gave me more than one design ideas!), but we shall see...;-)



Newton's Nook Designs February Release Day 3

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Hello there lovelies!
Welcome back to the Newton's Nook Designs February Release!
Today is the final day of reveal, and we are showcasing this super adorable stamp set "Newton Loves Cake" along with the coordinating die set! YES! I said "CAKE"! 🎂
All the new sets we have introduced this week will be available for purchase tomorrow Friday the 17th over at the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
Are you ready to scream!!?



I know!!!!!
Newton is just one cute kitty no matter what he does, or where he goes, but this is one of the cutest sets EVER!
Here is my take...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Cake Set - Naki Rager


Who's ready to party with Newton!!? 


Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Cake Set - Naki Rager


Oh my goodness...
Just like the leprechaun Newton from Tuesday, this kitty is so, so, so cute, I don't know how many times I said "he's so cute!" while making this fun, sparkly card! 
I heat embossed him with tan emboss powder, water colored, then die cut with the coordinating die. I kind of colored him like he is coffee with cream...{hee hee}


Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Cake Set - Naki Rager


"Did someone say cake?" was heat embossed with pink inside the speech bubble, and layered on another speech bubble in gold, then popped up with foam tape. Aren't those sparkly confetti just so fun and pretty!?


Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Cake Set - Naki Rager


Here is another card with a birthday kitty!
Have you noticed that I like pink frosting!? Actually, I don't like frosting at all, I love whipped cream on my cake! I'm sure all you need is some food coloring to make pretty pink whipped cream, right!? 


Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Cake Set - Naki Rager


I love candle stamps...I don't know why...I just do...{LOL}
This cutie was stamped with the Antique Linen Distressed ink, water colored, then fussy cut instead of using the die. I colored with my Starry Watercolor all around the image for the soft glow that candles give. I gave him a party hat, and he is ready to make his birthday wish ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Cake Set - Naki Rager


I also gave him many more candles around him to celebrate his birthday! They were heat embossed in white, water colored, and more glow was added with the Starry Watercolors. The sentiment, which font is just so fun and beautiful!, was also heat embossed. Of course some clear sequins were sprinkled ;-) I just LOVE how this card turned out! 



{Would you like to win the “Newton Loves Cake” 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th

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




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




Newton's Nook Designs February Release Day 2

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Hi there lovelies!
Welcome back to the Newton's Nook Designs February Release!
All the new goodies will be available for purchase this Friday the 17th over at the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
Today is day 2 of the reveal, and we're showcasing the Beautiful Spring Stamp Set along with the coordinating die set!




Ohhhhhh my goodness!!!!!
I know you guys LOVE Jen's beautiful swirly stamps as much as I do! They're just gorgeous! And she did it again! This time, an Easter/spring set! Eeeeeeek!!!
Here is my take...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Set - Naki Rager


It's okay if you fell off your seat...LOL
These are just amazing, aren't they!!?


Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Set - Naki Rager


I just had to heat emboss these gorgeous eggs with gold tinsel emboss powder...! I just couldn't resist!!! {giggle} I thought coloring them ombre with pretty spring colors was the perfect way to accentuate those intricate designs! 


Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Set - Naki Rager


Isn't the gold so sparkly and pretty!!? The light colors really make it pop too! 
The sentiment is so cute, "egg-cited" {chuckle}  


Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Set - Naki Rager


Here I have is my second card with the set ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Set - Naki Rager


This set even comes with these pretty tulips!
I heat embossed the flower twice with blue and peach, then water colored with similar colors to them. The stem and leaves were heat embossed with clear emboss powder. 


Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring Set - Naki Rager


That cute little bunny hopped over from the Bunny Hop Stamp set, she wanted to check out the pretty tulips on the green hill ;-) I think she likes the distressed background as well, do you!? 



{Would you like to win the “Beautiful Spring” 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th

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 tomorrow, it is just so stinkin' cute, I guarantee you will LOVE it! So make sure you come back! ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs February Release Day 1

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello there lovelies!
Happy Valentine's Day! 💖💖💖
Today is also the first day of Newton's Nook Designs February Release!
All the new goodies will be available for purchase this Friday the 17th over at the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
We are revealing this super adorable stamp set "Newton's Pot of Gold" along with the "Land Borders Purr-fect Die set"!





Irish or not Irish, you have to LOVE this Newton with a pot of gold!
And HELLO! Who doesn't need some border dies!!? I do all the time!
Alright, are you ready to see what I made!?


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Set - Naki Rager


Well, where do you find a pot of gold? 🌈
Can you guess how much fun I had while making this card!!? 
I don't even know how many times I said, so cute! 😍


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Set - Naki Rager


This cutest leprechaun 🍀 was heat embossed with gold tinsel emboss powder twice and water colored. Both images were fussy cut, except one of them was only the pot. I couldn't help myself but to color this kitty orange...so predictable, huh...LOL I used this patterned paper for some grass with the new Land Border Die, isn't it just perfect!?


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Set - Naki Rager


I just had to make a shaker card with lots of gold confetti! 
Gold and silver heart confetti were also added just because...;-)
I used the same gold tinsel emboss powder for the Lucky on black cardstock, which was fussy cut. "to have you" was heat embossed in white, I thought if this was also gold, that might be a bit too much...lol 


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Set - Naki Rager


I had to make another card with this lovely set ;-)
Here I have is a super CAS design with the clover image from the set.
The Land Border Die set was also used, both grass border and hill border, which is tucked under the front panel. 


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Pot of Gold Set - Naki Rager


I heat embossed the clover several times in green, sewed the grass border right below them, and added a 4 leaf clover made from the little hearts that comes in the Darling Hearts Purr-fect Die set. I colored the pointy parts of the hearts with dark green marker. "good luck" was heat embossed in the same green on vellum. Of course I had to sprinkle some sequins, I chose gold star for more good luck ;-)



{Would you like to win the “Newton’s Pot of Gold” 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 February 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 17th

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



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow, you're gonna love this one so much!