Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 400th Celebration

Monday, March 27, 2017



Hello there, my lovelies!
Today we are featuring one of our fabulous sponsors STAMPlorations!







To play along this week, you must combine the birthday theme with one of the past challenges! How fun!!!




For today's card, this pretty color combo was my pick!
Here is my take...;-)




I might sound like a broken record, but STAMPlorations is one of my favorite stamp companies, especially because of their mixed media style is simply awesome! AND the owner, Shery Russ, is one of the sweetest people ever!




I just got this adorable bird stamp set called, Fowl Play :-)
He was heat embossed with white on watercolor paper, water colored with Calypso Coral, except for his little eye with Pool Party, then fussy cut. The cute sentiment was also heat embossed with white after die cutting the stitched speech bubble from vellum. 




I borrowed the happy birthday sentiment from another stamp set and heat embossed it with white on the Pool Party Cardstock. I stamped a couple of images from the Mixed Media Elements stamp set (I LOVE this stamp set!) with white ink, which is probably my favorite part of this card! {giggle} I created a stencil by die cutting a little cloud so I could make some clouds with embossing paste, and I die cut those cute outlined clouds also. 



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
I'll be back on Thursday again, but the celebration goes on everyday so make sure you visit the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog!



Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 400th Celebration

Sunday, March 26, 2017



Hello there, my lovelies!
We are celebrating our 400th challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
I have been on this fabulous team for almost 2 years now, and I just LOVE being a part of this awesome challenge! 

We have an incredible line-up of sponsors to help us celebrate all week, so very exciting!!! I really hope you join us in this fun!!!




Happy Birthday to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
Running a challenge site is a lot of work, and to be loved for this long is simply amazing! 
So what else would be more appropriate than this theme!? But wait! to make things even more fun, you need to pick your favorite past challenge theme/colors and combine with the birthday theme! 

Here is my first card of the week...;-)




Isn't this just perfect for this big celebration!!? :-D




This beautiful color combo totally inspired me!
Mint and white are so refreshing and springy, and the gold adds festivity!




I started with trimming down the vellum with wide stripes to 4" x 5-1/2" so the mint base peeks a bit on both sides. I then heat embossed my 3 flowers with white and the center with gold on vellum, and die cut them with the coordinating die. I also die cut 3 more flowers from the mint cardstock and popped the vellum flowers on them. The little leaves were also heat embossed with gold on vellum and die cut. Different leaves and the sentiment were die cut from the gold foil sheet to add a different texture.




I pleated a piece of crepe paper and sewed it with gold thread, then every piece was assembled. Of course, I had to add sequins also ;-)



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Make sure you head over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog and join us in this all-week-long, super fun celebrations! We will also shine a spotlight on different sponsor everyday to thank them!



Newton's Nook Designs March Release Day 4

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Hello lovelies!
Today is the final day of the Newton's Nook Designs March Release reveal!
All the new goodies will be available for purchase tomorrow Friday the 17th over at the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
We are showcasing the "Newton's Rainy Day" set along with the coordinating die set!


Well!!?
Did we save the best for the last!!?
I like rain:-) The sound of pouring, heavy rain is so calming:-)
I don't know if that is why, but I just LOVE any images with umbrellas!
Even if that's not it, this one is simply adorable, how can you not love it!!?


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Rainy Day Set - Naki Rager


No-line watercolor was just perfect for this soft, sweet image!


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Rainy Day Set - Naki Rager


I stamped 3 of this image with Antique Linen Distressed Ink on watercolor paper and took them with me on planes along with my Zig Clean Color Brush set. Now, I get horrible motion sickness especially planes and boats, but I sure am so glad I had this cutie to pass time with! 


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Rainy Day Set - Naki Rager


When I got home, I finished the background by stamping a bunch of raindrop image, and one of the sentiment (half of it anyway) all over the watercolor panel. But first, I die cut the cute critters under the umbrella shape with the coordinating die from white cardstock to cover my already colored-in image. Once I was happy with it, I randomly die cut stitched lines on the panel. Added washi tape with silver dots, which reminds me of raindrops, and several clear droplets that also look like raindrops ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Rainy Day Set - Naki Rager


Here's the inside of the card, with the whole sentiment and the cute little frog ;-) The sentiment was stamped with Smoky Slate ink, my little froggy was stamped with Gumball Green ink on watercolor paper, colored, and die cut. Isn't her just so cute!!?



{Would you like to win the “Newton's Rainy Day” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th

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




Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed all the new sets that we have showcased this week!
Don't forget to visit the Newton's Nook Designs Shop tomorrow to get you own!



Newton's Nook Designs March Release Day 3

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Hello there lovelies!
Welcome back to the Newton's Nook Designs March Release Reveal!
All the new goodies will be available for purchase this Friday the 17th over at the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
Today is day 3 and we are showcasing this amazing, gorgeous set "Cottage Garden" along with the coordinating die set! 



Oh my goodness!
Isn't this just so very beautiful!!?
As soon as I saw this set, a few designs popped in my head immediately!

Alright, here's one...:-)


Newton's Nook Designs Cottage Garden Set - Naki Rager


First of all, I apologize for my photo quality lately...
Ever since I switched my phone, I can't figure out how to take clear photos! Ugh!

Anyway, my first design was to emboss these gorgeous images in many different colors! Well, not as many as I planned...{LOL} My girls have these pajamas that have solid animal images in mint, coral, and gray. This stamp set totally reminded me of them and that's what I wanted to recreate, but because I decided to use kraft for my front panel, the whole design had to change ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Cottage Garden Set - Naki Rager


Here's one of the reasons why I love photopolymer stamps...
I bent the flower image as I was placing it on my clear block to get this look ;-)
The sentiment was heat embossed separately on each side with the Weathered White Emboss Powder, love the distressed look with the Scandinavian-ish images! 
I thought framing this beauty was the best way to showcase it, and first I grabbed green to add one more color, but I remembered this old patterned paper pack from Stampin' Up! that had the same coral color, and wow! the patterns on this one were just perfect! 
No embellishments were needed on this rustic, homey design! 




{Would you like to win the “Cottage Garden” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 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, so do come back!



Newton's Nook Designs March Release Day 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Hi there lovelies! 
Welcome back to the Newton's Nook Designs March Release Blog Hop!
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, and we are showcasing this super sweet set "Lovable Laundry" along with the coordinating die set!


Ohhhh my goodness!!!
Isn't this the sweetest little set ever!!?

Okay, here is my take...;-)



Newton's Nook Designs Lovable Laundry Set - Naki Rager


Oh my goodness!
Isn't this the sweetest little thing ever!!? Seriously!!!



Newton's Nook Designs Lovable Laundry Set - Naki Rager


So as usual, these adorable little onesies were heat embossed on watercolor paper, water colored, then die cut with the coordinating die. I LOVE the little stitches that this die gives on the trims of the onesies! How clever is this!!? I gave a tutu to the pink onesie, I am obsessed with little tutus for my girls, they have so many!!! {giggle}


Newton's Nook Designs Lovable Laundry Set - Naki Rager


Can you see that the cloud paper looks like a wallpaper, and the distressed wood chevron paper looks like flooring in a nursery!? I made those little hangers out of paperclips, and hang them on a snippet of jude twine. Since there are so many patterns on this card, I only added little banners and that sweet sentiment that was heat embossed on vellum.



{Would you like to win the “Lovable Laundry” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 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 for more reveal! We're going to share this absolutely darling set that I know you'll LOVE!


Newton's Nook Designs March Release Day 1

Monday, March 13, 2017


Hello my lovelies!
Welcome to the Newton's Nook Designs March Release! Woo hoo!!
All the new goodies will be available for purchase this Friday the 17th over at the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
Today we are showcasing this absolutely adorable set "Winston Takes Flight" along with the coordinating die set, also the Sky Border Purr-fect Die set! What!!? 

Can you even stand how cute this set is!!? {giggle}




I am totally loving these border dies Jen's adding to her shop!
I LOVE scenery cards (mostly because I'm not good with sketches...lol), and border dies are a must!
Okay, here is my take...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Winston Takes Flight Set - Naki Rager


Winston takes a night flight!
I just LOVE those fluffy clouds!


Newton's Nook Designs Winston Takes Flight Set - Naki Rager


So Winston is hiding behind this cloud first, and his little banner is hiding behind him also. The front one was water colored then trimmed with the die, the one behind Winston was simply die cut from the Smoky Slate cardstock.


Newton's Nook Designs Winston Takes Flight Set - Naki Rager


And there he is, out of the puffy could, in his teal plane!
This cutie was heat embossed in white on watercolor paper, colored with reinkers, and die cut with the coordinating die. 
Oh my gosh! He is just so stinkin' cute!!!


Newton's Nook Designs Winston Takes Flight Set - Naki Rager


The banner was also heat embossed in white but on vellum, and this super fun and cute sentiment was heat embossed in red to match Winston's goggles. It was also die cut with the coordinating die, popped on with clear 3D sticker.



{Would you like to win the “Winston Takes Flight” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th

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, we're revealing the sweetest little set!



Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 398

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hi there, Happy Sunday!
It is time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's sponsor is DRS Designs!





We have this beautiful color combo for you to play with this week!
Here is my take...;-)




Isn't this just out of this world!!? {giggle}




The sponsor very generously provided each sweetie our choice of rubber stamps, thank you so much! Based on the colors, I thought this Space Boy Skip would be so cute and fun!
I stamped the image with Smoky Slate Ink on watercolor paper and colored in with Zig Clean Real Brush Set and Stampin' Up! Reinkers, then it was fussy cut. 
I am so in LOVE with this adorable image!




The background was also water colored with this week's colors, {green, pink, and gray}.
I also received the Splatter Background Stamp from the sponsor (thank you again!), it was heat embossed with Blushing Bride emboss powder all over my space panel. 
Those planet images and the sentiment were borrowed from the Rocket Stamp Set by Studio Calico. On my vellum banner, I also heat embossed some stars that are on the little astronaut stamp. 



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Make sure you head over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog and check out what my teammates have created this week! 




Newton's Nook Designs

Wednesday, March 1, 2017



Hello lovelies, Happy Wednesday!
I am up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog today, and I made a birthday card for my oldest who is turning 7 on this very day! My first baby is SEVEN! How is that even possible!? Gosh, I love my boy so, so much :-)

Alright, here it is!


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


BAM! POW!
Super pup for my super boy!
Isn't this super fun ;-)


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


He is just super cute! This cutie is from the Dress Up Doxies set ;-)
Confession...coloring with bright colors is super difficult for me! Light colors can be corrected easily, but when I go out the lines with red and blue, I am done! {LOL} but instead of redoing it, I gave him some super powers, and now he is glowing with super aura! {giggle} 


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


I heat embossed the sentiment "you're super!" separately because "seriously" die cut just needed to be in between for my seriously super boy! Some fun patterned paper and sparkly star bursts are the perfect finishing touches, don't you think ;-) I just know he'll love this adorable super pup! 



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