Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hi there lovelies!
Can you believe today is the last day of the year 2016!!?
It was such a fun year being on the Newton's Nook Design DT, and I get to start the new year as one of the DT member again! So exciting!

New year's day is the biggest celebration in Japan, and it is so very totally different from how it is celebrated here. I left Japan after graduating from high school and wow! that was 20 years ago now!!! So to me now, new year is watching Times Square on TV, and that is exactly what I have made here!

I used the building images from the Newton Dreams of New York set! 
They were heat embossed with clear emboss powder on gray cardstock then die cut with the Newton Dreams of New York Purr-fect die set.

I love fireworks, so that was my first inspiration for this card.
The night sky was created with blue, green, yellow and black Distressed Ink. Of course I had to splatter some water. I also sprayed some white and gold ink all over the panel. It was quite messy bit so fun! 
I wasn't sure how to draw fireworks, but I googled some images and there they are! The big, colorful one was drawn with my Kuretake Gansai Watercolor set that I received from my bestie in Japan (who has been my bestie since we were 16! Wow!), and zig Clean Color Brush set. What do you think?

I hope you all have a beautiful year filled with fun, laughter, some tears, and lots and lots of ink on your hands! To help you with that, Newton's Nook Designs is having a New Year Sale for 3 days starting today! Woo Hoo! So make sure you head over to the Shop!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Happy New Year lovelies!!!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Hi there lovelies!
I'm making a quick stop to announce the new and fresh Newton's Nook Designs Design Team!

Wow! They're all so talented, on top of that, they're such sweethearts!
I am so excited and honored to get to work with these girls!

We will see you next year!
Have a happy, lovely holidays!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 388

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hello lovelies, Happy Sunday!
Welcome to the final Cupcake Inspirations Challenge of the year!
Can you believe that 2016 is almost over!!?
We will be taking a 2 week break, so you have 3 long weeks to create and link up your beautiful projects! 
This week's sponsor is Craft Classes Online!

Fabulous job Nina, for picking such a gorgeous color combo!
Not to mention such a beautiful cupcake!
Here is my take...;-)

I love how the cupcake has a ton of cream frosting with little gold and poppy, so I was very  much inspired by that!

I started with die cutting this gorgeous greenery cutaway from Winnie & Walter, one from Very Vanilla with the solid base die, another from gold foil sheet with the outline die. I then die cut this fun, bold noel sentiment from red foil sheet once, and from Very Vanilla 6 times! 

I smeared the gold ink pad onto a piece of window sheet then sprayed some rubbing alcohol on it, then used a paint brush to make all those splatters. I adhered the white and red diagonal Striped washi tape on the right side of my base, mounted my main panel and assembled the rest. I was going to add a few gold star confetti but instead, I added some red and clear flowers right onto my wreath, isn't it pretty!?

{ my notes }

Paper: Very Vanilla, Red and Gold Foil Sheets (SU!)
Ink: Encore Gold Ink, Rubbing Alcohol
Accessory: Sweetheart Mix Flower Sequins (Paper Sweeties), Red and White Striped Washi Tape (3M)
Tool: In a Word:Noel and In Bloom:Paulina's Greenery Cutaways (Winnie & Walter)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
We will be back in 3 week, have a lovely holiday everyone! ;-)

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!