Thanks A Million

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Hello, lovelies!
Happy Wednesday! I am up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog with a couple of cards today. If you're not subscribed to the NND Blog, please head over to it and see the news.


Newton's Nook Designs Thankful Thoughts Set - Naki Rager


I made 2 CAS thank you cards in different shapes using the same stamp set Thankful Thoughts. 


Newton's Nook Designs Thankful Thoughts Set - Naki Rager


First, I made this square card.
I die cut the scallop square panel using the Frames Squared Die Set, then heat embossed this fun sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set in rainbow colors. I also added rainbow sequins.


Newton's Nook Designs Thankful Thoughts Set - Naki Rager


I am really loving these slim cards so I just had to make one!
The same thing as the square card, I die cut the scallop panel first but this time using the new Slimline Frames & Portholes Die set, heat embossed the sentiment in rainbow colors. 


Newton's Nook Designs Thankful Thoughts Set - Naki Rager


I love heat embossing using multiple colors!
You just have to be very careful, but it's okay if the colors get mixed a bit, in fact, it is better than okay! It's not like mixing watercolor, more like splatters of colors in a different color ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Thankful Thoughts Set - Naki Rager


For my rectangular card, I heat embossed this beautiful "thankful" sentiment in rainbow colors and "for you" sentiment in gold. I smudged the L a little bit {GRRR!}


So this was my last post as a Newton's Nook Designs Design Team member.
Ever since my cat Ramsess was diagnosed with leukemia back in February then passed away in April, my creative soul has been lost and I just cannot seem to find it. Jen has been extra sweet to me but I could no longer take advantage of her kindness so I have decided to step down. Trust me, this was NOT an easy decision at all, I LOVED being on this DT!!! I'm sure I will keep stalking the NND blog as I've never stopped :-)

A HUGE thanks to Jeniffer and Jeffrey Jackson who kept me on their absolutely awesome team, and my very talented and sweet teammates who inspired me more than they realize, and all of NND fans who adore Jen's talent as I do and left me very lovely comments :-) I've made so many friends because of this DT, wonderful, talented friends who share the same passion as mine! 


Thank you so much!
See you around!!!


Newton's Nook Designs June Release Day 4

Thursday, June 18, 2020


Hello, Newton lovers!
Today kicks off the Newton's Nook Designs June Release!
All the new products will be available for purchase this Friday the 19th in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
 For day 4 and we're revealing 2 stamp sets so here we go!



I know!!!
Can this get any sweeter than this!!?


And then we have this beautiful Roses Stamp set 💗
Aren't they simply lovely!!?
Here is my take...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Porch Swing Friends Set - Naki Rager


I say this all the time but when an image is this sweet, you really don't need to embellish your card that much :-)


Newton's Nook Designs Porch Swing Friends Set - Naki Rager


2 friends taking an afternoon nap together...so sweet 💛
Of course, I had to do no-line watercoloring!
Just like my horse yesterday, I messed up the swing after coloring everything (eeeeeek!!!) so I fussy cut the 2 buddies and 3 pillows, heat embossed the image with white EP, recolored the blanket and swing and paper piece it. 


Newton's Nook Designs Porch Swing Friends Set - Naki Rager


These bonus sentiment dies are simply awesome!
I applied some sparkle with the clear glitter pen (can't see it in this photo though, sorry, the camera on my phone has been a total jerk!) I was going for a sunset background but I changed my mind and went with the rainbow colors instead ;-) I then die cut the panel using the scallop frame die from the Frames and Flags Die Set, and mounted it on another watercolored paper.


Newton's Nook Designs Roses Set - Naki Rager


I thought shabby chic was very fitting for these roses :-)
I had never made these long cards that everyone is making lately until I got these awesome Slimline Frames Die Sets and am just loving them so much!


Newton's Nook Designs Roses Set - Naki Rager


When you color in images, they really come to life, and these roses look amazing colored in! I actually used purple but I water down my colors so much, it's pink now! But I still love it :-)


Newton's Nook Designs Roses Set - Naki Rager


Yellow roses are my favorite of all roses!
The meaning of yellow roses is jealousy, it sort of fits me because I am also a Scorpio and we're passionate and jealousy people! {LOL}


Newton's Nook Designs Roses Set - Naki Rager


This sentiment was heat embossed with the same blue as the paper used for the frame. 
(I started as a SU Demo so I have TONS of their patterned paper, and I love how they match their ink colors!)Anyway, it was heat embossed on this vellum banner that was die cut using the stitched banner die from the Frames and Flags Die Set.  Same thing for the skinny banner underneath. The stitched circle was from the Circle Frames Die Set, and the bottom one is one of the bonus dies that come with the Slimeline Frames & Windows Die Set. 



Would you like to win the “Roses” or the “Porch Swing Friends”  Stamp Set?
We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed this reveal week!




Newton's Nook Designs June Release Day 3

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Hello, Newton lovers!
Today kicks off the Newton's Nook Designs June Release!
All the new products will be available for purchase this Friday the 19th in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
 For day 3 of the reveal, we have another cute farm friend!

Here is another farm friend, The Neigh Set. 
Horses are such beautiful, majestic creatures, I'm sure many of you LOVE these beauties!
Here goes my take...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Neigh Set - Naki Rager


I was trying for "country chic" ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Neigh Set - Naki Rager


So sorry for this blurry photo!!!
This beauty was no-line watercolored as always and I messed up his tail a bit, so I stamped and colored another one, fussy cut it, and paper pieced it. I popped the tail on with foam tape, I do like that little dimension when you paper piece!


Newton's Nook Designs Neigh Set - Naki Rager


Horseshoes, especially rusty, antique ones, make such beautiful decorations, don't they!!? These were heat embossed with Vintage Photos Distress EP, which has this rough, rusty finish! 


Newton's Nook Designs Neigh Set - Naki Rager


So I thought 2 totally different patterned papers would make a fun background. I die cut the floral paper using the portholes die from the new Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. This awesome die set even comes with a few extra dies that are so versatile like these flowers and leaves. I simply picked up the colors from the patterned paper so they match nicely. The sentiments were heat embossed on vellum banners, which were die cut using the Banner Trio Die Set. 



{Would you like to win the “Neigh”  Stamp Set?} 
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!





Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
One more reveal day left so do come back!

Newton's Nook Designs June Release Day 2

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hello, Newton lovers!
Today kicks off the Newton's Nook Designs June Release!
All the new products will be available for purchase this Friday the 19th in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
Today is day 2 of the reveal and we have another adorable stamp set along with the coordinating die set!


This is called the Bleat set.
These cute little goats are joining the NND farm where we have the Cluck, Moo, and Oink sets! Isn't it absolutely fun!!?
Okay, here is my take...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Bleat Set - Naki Rager


Although the Bleat Set does come with cute and fun sentiments, I had to create my own for these 2 "butties" because I am such an ass...(get it!!? LOL)
I wanted to keep this card pretty simple so I die cut the frame using the new Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set (revealed yesterday) and trimmed off the 2 middle lines. Then I die cut 2 grass borders using the Land Borders Die Set, mounted one inside the frame, the other outside the frame.


Newton's Nook Designs Bleat Set - Naki Rager


I love Jen for so many reasons but one of them is that she draws seriously cute animal butts, and I LOVE animal butts!!! {LOL} As always, these guys were no-line watercolored and die cut out with the coordinating dies. Can you even stand how cute they are with their little tushies sticking up and out!!?


Newton's Nook Designs Bleat Set - Naki Rager


This sentiment sort of just popped in my head while figuring out the card design, and thanks to the awesome Essential Alphabet Die Set, I got to make one in rainbow colors! The little clouds were die cut using the 2 cloud dies borrowed from the Winston Takes Flight Die Set. 



{Would you like to win the “Bleat” Stamp Set?}
This stamp 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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 June Release Day 1

Monday, June 15, 2020

Hello, Newton lovers!
Today kicks off the Newton's Nook Designs June Release!
All the new products will be available for purchase this Friday the 19th in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
On day 1, we are showcasing a couple of AWESOME die sets along with a super adorable stamp and die sets! 



Here's the new Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set to help you get started with those awesome lean and long cards that everyone is into!


This one is called the Slimeline Frames & Windows Die Set, those little dies inside are a bonus, isn't it fabulous!!?

And then here's the new Farming Fun Stamp and Die Sets!
This is just like the Love Quarry Set, which has 5 construction vehicles with fun sentiments!
Okay, here is my take...;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Farming Fun Set - Naki Rager


My younger son Kaius would totally LOVE this long shaker card with a vehicle!


Newton's Nook Designs Farming Fun Set - Naki Rager


I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink and did no-line watercoloring, then die cut it using the coordinating die. I die cut a couple more of the same vehicle to give a dimension so that the seed beads wouldn't go over the image. 


Newton's Nook Designs Farming Fun Set - Naki Rager


To create this continuous background, first I die cut the frame using the new Slimline Frames and Windows Die from watercolor paper, instead of popping out the stitched squares, I secured them in place by taping them with the purple tape on the back. Then I blended the sky leaving the bottom white and using the Hills and Grass Stencil, I applied this long dirt mountain and splattered some water. I had 5 more frames die cut and mounted on the base card so I could pop the colored squares in, add some copper sequins and clear seed beads in and covered it with the acetate sheet, finally carefully placed the colored frame on the top. 



{Would you like to win the “Farming Fun” Stamp Set?}
This stamp 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

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 check out the other designers' blogs and leave a comment!

Newton's Nook Designs May Release Day 4

Thursday, May 21, 2020


Hello, lovelies!
It is time for the Newton's Nook Designs May Release!
All the new products will be available for purchase this Friday the 22nd in the Newton's Nook Designs Shop!
Today is day 4 and we're showcasing this adorable new set Newton's Flower Garden.



Oh my goodness!
Can this be any cuter!!?
Here's what I came up with...;-)




So I thought one layer card might be fun with this adorable image.




Can I tell you how happy I am with how this kitty turned out :-)
First I stamped the image then masked the kitty and the flowers only, then blended some blue ink, and green grass using the Hills and Grass Stencil. 




I made 3 little butterflies and placed the around the sentiment.
I decided to add some sparkle with the glitter pen after popping them with foam tape and oops...the colors ran a bit and now they look a little muddy 😣




The 2 butterflies that the kitty is playing with are a part of the image, but I wanted them popped so I stamped the image on a scrap, colored, die cut it with the coordinating die then fussy cut it. 


{Would you like to win the “Newton’s Flower Garden” Stamp Set?} 
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Would you like to win the“Birthday Roundabout” or the “Floral Roundabout”  Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!
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 May 21st at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 22nd. 

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



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed the reveal week!
What was your favorite from this new release!!?