Deck The Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Friday, December 9, 2016

Hello lovelies!
Welcome to the Newton's Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws! Blog Hop!
Today all of the fabulous guest designers and the DT members are hopping with beautiful holiday projects that are showcasing the NND prosucts!

Alright, here goes mine! ;-)

Newton's Nook Designs Fox Hollow Set - Naki Rager

I decided to make a Christmas card with soft, pastel colors ;-)
Don't my pink trees look pretty with the falling snow background that I heat embossed in silver and Pool Party!? 

Newton's Nook Designs Fox Hollow Set - Naki Rager

I am absolutely in love with this whimsical, adorable tree image from the Fox Hollow Set!
I started with heat embossing the image in white then water color them with Crisp Cantaloupe and Smoky Slate for the trunk. Then they were all die cut with the coordinating die, Fox Hollow Purr-fect Die Set!

Newton's Nook Designs Fox Hollow Set - Naki Rager

I borrowed this lovely sentiment from the Serene Silhouette Set.
It was heat embossed in silver on vellum and die cut. I also die cut another tag then fed several snippets of silver thread to keep them together.

So why pink, you ask?
I got these lovely pink trees last year planning on making my own snow globe, well it was finally made a year later! Woo Hoo! {giggle}
I love how this turned out and was totally inspired by it!

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Sale! }

Newton's Nook Designs is also having a sale starting today! Spend $25 and get a mini tree tag stamp for free along with FREE shipping on US orders ($3.50 off international) Use code TREETAG to redeem this special! Free/Discounted Shipping is valid through FridayDecember16th. Free stamp is also valid through Friday, December 16th or while supplies last. 

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments 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, December 11th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 12th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

                        Naki Rager  {you are here!}

{ my notes }

Stamp: Fox Hollow, Serene Silhouette (Newton's Nook Designs)
Paper: Bright White (Neenah), Vellum, Retro Fresh DSP (SU!), Watercolor Paper
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate (SU!), Versamark
Accessory: Metallic Silver Thread (My Stash)
Tool: Fox Hollow Purr-fect Die (Newton's Nook Designs), Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Heat Tool, White, Pool Party, Silver Emboss Powder (SU!)

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

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 387

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Happy Sunday my crafty friends!
It's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's sponsor is Louby Lou!

What a fun and festive theme!
Here is my take...;-)

Who doesn't love a pretty snowglobe!?
Isn't this just so much fun!?

The sponsor provided us this gorgeous snowglobe image, thank you!
I printed the image 2 times, one for the inside of my shaker, the other one to paper piece the bow and the base of the globe. I decided to use my favorite color mint, and this Vintage Chic Shaker Mix was just perfect! I also added the snowflake confetti and silver sequin mix. 

I die cut the sentiment from silver foil to match the silver sequins.
For the finishing touch, I added a little silver bell with a snippet of mint baker's twine!

{my notes}
Stamp: Snowglobe (Louby Lou)
Paper: Bright White (Neenah), Silver Foil Sheet, All is Calm SDSP (SU!)
Ink: Spectrum Noir Markers, White Gel Pen
Accessory: Frosted Sequins, Mini Silver Bell (SU!), Vintage Chic Shaker Mix (Lucy's Little Things), Iridescence Snowflake Confetti (Pretty Pink Posh), Mint Twine (Target)
Tool: In a Word:Merry Cutaway (Winnie & Walter), Elle-ments Finishing Frames (Avery Elle), Scallop Circle (Pretty Pink Posh)

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

Inky Paws Challenge 38

Friday, December 2, 2016

Hi there, happy Friday!
The new Inky Paws Challenge is starting today over at the Newton's Nook Designs Blog, and of course I had to play along!

We have a color challenge for you this month!
Look at this fun, festive, and pretty color combo!
Here is my take...;-)

Newton's Nook Designs Joyful Tags Set - Naki Rager

I am absolutely, definitely obsessed with the Pines & Holly Purr-fect Die Set! {LOL}
I water colored with Gumball Green and Bermuda Bay on watercolor paper, then die cut a whole bunch of pine branches to make this big wreath! I also die cut a ring using 2 circle dies so I could adhere my branches in a perfect circle on it!

Newton's Nook Designs Joyful Tags Set - Naki Rager

Then I thought, why not a shaker!?
I sewed the plastic bag that stamps and dies come in, onto another ring, trimmed off the excess, added the sequins inside the bag, sealed it with more stitches, then glued the wreath on top. 
I knew I wanted a bow on the wreath, then I thought to add one of the pretty tags from the new Joyful Tags set. I heat embossed this beauty in white on Bermuda Bay, punched out the red foil bow, and popped them onto my wreath!

Newton's Nook Designs Joyful Tags Set - Naki Rager

Here is a close up of the branches. If you look at them carefully, some of them have more Gumball Green, some have a mixture of both, and some have more Bermuda Bay. I think they turned out so very pretty!
Instead of mounting my pretty wreath on a plain white, I used this patterned paper that has shiny white stripes on white, I think diagonal stripes are so Christmasy!

{my notes}

Stamp: Joyful Tags (Newton's Nook Designs)
Paper: Bright White 100 lb (Neenah), Bermuda Bay, Red Foil Sheet, DSP (SU!), Watercolor Paper
Ink: Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay Reinker (SU!), Versamark
Accessory: 4mm Raspberry and Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Walter's Sparkly Shaker Selection (Winnie & Walter)
Tool: Pines & Holly and Tags Times Two Purr-fect Dies (Newton's Nook Designs), Die-namics Cross Stitches Circle STAX (My Favorite Things), Bow Maker Punch,Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder (SU!), Sewing Machine

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

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 386

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hello lovelies!
It is time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's sponsor is Kitty Bee Designs!
They have so many adorable images, make sure you visit them!

I LOVE this color combo!
It's so fresh and pretty!
Here is my take...;-)

Isn't this simply the sweetest!?

The sponsor provided us 2 cute images to work with this week, thank you so much!
I was going to make 2 cards with both images but I didn't have time! Ugh!
I printed this cutie on white cardstock, colored in with Spectrum Noir Markers, die cut it circle, then layered this pretty mint scallop. The moon was colored with light gray, and darker gray for some shadowing, then went over it with mint. I LOVE how it turned out!

I wanted "sweet" and "heart" sentiment dies but I just couldn't figure out a good placement, so I used a heart shape instead. This patterned paper has mint stars and little gray stars, just perfect! 

{my notes}

Stamp: Owls (Kitty Bee Designs)
Paper: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, Fancy Foil Patterned Vellum (SU!), Crate Paper Little You, Wonder Patterned Paper Pads, White (Neenah)
Ink: Spectrum Noir Markers
Accessory: Mini Silver Star Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Silver Thread, Tan Star Button (My Stash)
Tool: Sweetheart Punch (SU!), Scallop Circle Die (Pretty Pink Posh), Die-namics Circle STAX (My Favorite Things), Lovey Words Confetti Cut (Reverse Confetti)

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hello lovelies!
Today I am playing along with 2 of my favorite challenges!
I know, I don't play challenges anymore, but these 2 inspired me!

This beautiful inspirational board is from the Pin-Sights Challenge over at Ellen Hutson.
I am in LOVE with all these gorgeous fall colors! But my favorite is the pumpkins!

And then here is the Mixed Media Card Challenge with a Thanksgiving theme!

Here is what I came up with...;-)

I really love the green and orange on those pumpkins in the Pin-Sights Photo, so that is exactly what I made;-)
I die cut 4 Thanks sentiments from white and adhered them on white panel. I then applied some embossing paste over the Stencil.

I started with water coloring orange and green on a piece of watercolor paper, die cut these gorgeous gourds from the orange and green. Then I removed those little pieces inside of them and placed the green pieces in the orange gourds just like the photo!
"Happy Thanksgiving" was heat embossed with copper, cut into 3 pieces randomly, then popped on over my beautiful pumpkin. 

To repeat the gorgeous warm copper, I added a little snippet of copper thread and several copper sequins. I just love how this card turned out!

{my notes}

Stamp: Alphabet (SU!)
Paper: Bright White (Neenah), Watercolor Paper
Ink: Gumball Green, Tangelo Twist Reinkers (SU!), Versamark
Accessory: Metallic Copper Thread, Washi Tape (SU!), 4mm Copper Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tool: Thanks Die (STAMPlorations), Gourd-jus Die (Ellen Hutson), Embossing Paste (Ranger), Splatter Stencil (Tim Holtz), Heat Tool, Copper Emboss Powder (SU!)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
If you're in the US, Happy Thanksgiving!