Monday, June 27, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs Celebrates Shark Week


It's SHARK week! Newton's Nook Designs is featuring their awesome Shark Bites stamp set  and NEW coordinating Shark Bites Die set (both of which are ON SALE BTW) all week on the NND blog with new fun projects each day!


Today is my day to share, I decided to make this funny little semi-CAS card:

Free Hugs Shark Week Card by Crafty Math Chick | Shark Bites stamp set & die set by Newton's Nook Designs

I thought it was funny how the little schools of fish (the one on the right side is reverse stamped) are swimming away from Bruce's generous invitation (yeah, named him after the shark from 'Finding Nemo' LOL!)  I also inked up the end of the wave image and stamped it repeated to create the illusion of sea gulls flying off in the distance. Hope you like it!  

Nina-Marie is also sharing a shark week creation today over on her blog, be sure to stop by and check it out too!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

~ Crafty Math Chick 





Friday, June 24, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #33 ~ Ombre


Hello!  Welcome to another Inky Paws Challenge by Newton's Nook Designs!  This time Jen is drawing inspiration from a popular color trend - ombre!  Here is my card for this challenge:

Ombre Thanks a Melon Watermelon card by Crafty Math Chick | Sweet Summer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

The paper was from one of those 'Hot Buy' 12 x 12 paper stacks from Michaels on sale for $5 - it is ALL watermelon themed - PERFECT for thank you cards with NND's Sweet Summer stamp set!  I tried coloring the watermelon slice in an ombre effect too with my copic markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you will play along too because the Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, July 8th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog.  Good luck!
And have a great weekend!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' June Release ~ Newton's Support


Welcome back to the last day of June release reveals from Newton's Nook Designs.  I think all you Newton lovers will agree that Jen saved the best for last today -- introducing everyone's favorite kitty in 'Newton's Support':


I LOVE that this set has SO many uses!  There are lots of charts out there that list a myriad of ribbon color meanings, but HERE is one for quick reference.  Since I am from a military family, and with Independence Day right around the corner, I figured I'd Support the Troops and color Newton's ribbon yellow:

Newton Supports the Troops cadr by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Support stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I didn't have the fine motor skills to accurately recreate the American flag with my trigger thumb, so I used some blue paper with white stars on it from Doodlebug Designs and created stripes with 1/2" strips of red cardstock from my scraps (every day is Earth Day after all!) and crocheted a little support ribbon to match with some bright yellow yarn.  If you crochet and are interested for the instructions for that you can find them HERE.  

Would you like to win a 'Newton's Support' stamp set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you check out each of the 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 16th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 17th.  


Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:


Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka

Jess Gerstner is the next stop on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see.  Enjoy!  And thanks for stopping by!
~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Welcome back!  Today is the third day of Newton's Nook Designs' June Release and you gardeners are going to love what Jen is revealing today, especially if you were a fan of Vegetable Medley, introducing -- Vegetable garden stamp set:


Aren't Jen's illustrations gorgeous?  I really loved the font she used on this set too (is that weird?).  The peppers were my favorite image so I focused on them with this CAS card with a bit of masking:

Thank You Peppers Card by Crafty Math Chick | Vegetable Garden Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I could totally see folks using these pretty images to label starter seed sets and gardens outside stamped with permanent ink on wooden stakes, creating pretty signs for farmer's markets, scrapbooking pages of your gardening efforts or farmer's market trips, making embellished recipe cards... and you can coordinate some of the funny sentiments from NND's Vegetable Medley with these images too!

Would you like to win a 'Vegetable Garden' stamp set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you check out each of the 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 16th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 17th.  


Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:



Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka

Jess Gerstnet is your next stop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy and be sure to come back tomorrow for more NND crafty goodness!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' June Release ~ Flower Garden


Welcome back for the second day of Newton's Nook Designs' June Release!  Today Jen is revealing another pretty floral set that coordinates perfectly with the Garden Window Die Set debuted yesterday -- introducing 'Flower Garden':


Aren't her illustrations incredible?!!  Look at that pansy!  Being a fan of the autumn months (and weather) I decided to give the sunflower a little love with a fall color palette:

Sunflower microbeads card by Crafty Math Chick | Flower Garden Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I added a little texture with some cool jute ribbon and added some bronze microbeads by Martha Stewart to the center of the sunflower - not sure they show up in the photo, but they look (and feel) cool!  Of course, they are a pain to work with and I gave up trying to get the access back in the bottle from the paper plate I was using, and of course, some still ended up on my craft table anyway, sigh...

Would you like to win a 'Flower Garden' stamp set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you check out each of the 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 16th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 17th.  

Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:



Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka

Jess Gerstner is next on our hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see - enjoy!  And thanks so much for stopping by!  Until tomorrow...

~ Crafty Math Chick

Monday, June 13, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' June Release ~ Garden Starter Stamp Set & Garden Window Die Set


Welcome to the first day of Newton's Nook Designs' June Release!  Today Jen is revealing a set that will appeal to all of you floral enthusiasts and the coordinating, very versatile die set -- introducing the Garden Starter stamp set and the Garden Window die set:



I saw those dies and instantly thought 'photo mats'!!  What a wonderful way to share photos with family in friends in cards, to create pretty photo mats, to share school photos or graduation pictures, and the scrapbooking and Project Life and Pocket Pages options are endless!  I took the opportunity to frame one of the many pictures of my sweet pup, Ty:

Puppy Photo Frame by Crafty Math Chick | Garden Starter Stamp Set & Garden Window Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Isn't that 'Smile' scripty sentiment (I looove scripty words dies!) just PERFECT for Ty?  I certainly think so, because is almost always smiling!  Sigh, my sweet boy.  The double ended flag provides the perfect place for labeling & dating photos too.  Oh, LOVE this die set!!  For those who are interested, the patterned paper is from Wcho Park's Bark collection and the solid colored cardstock, embellished by the NND Garden Starter set of course, are from Stamping Up! - Close to Cocoa, More Mustard and Cameo Coral (yep, I have retired colors to use up  LOL!.

Would you like to win a 'Garden Starter' stamp set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you check out each of the 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 16th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 17th.  

Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:


Jess Gerstner is next on our hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see - enjoy!  And thanks so much for stopping by!  Until tomorrow...

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #32 ~ Use an Arrow

Hello Everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend and were able to reflect upon those who selflessly sacrificed their lives to help protect the freedoms with which we are all blessed.  It is my turn to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs' Blog (yaay!) so I wanted to make a card to play along with the current Inky Paws Challenge - to use an arrow.   


I knew this challenge was the purr-fect opportunity to feature the new Points & Plumes die set.  

Owls in Love card by Crafty Math Chick | Magical Dreams & Sweetheart Tails stamp sets & Points & Plumes die set by Newton's Nook Designs

Originally I was going to have one of the owls 'riding' on the arrow, clenching it in its talons.  But I couldn't decide - do I use the feminine shy owl from Sweetheart Tails?  Or the adorable barn owl from Magical Dreams?  (which I purchased long ago and still had yet to use!)  I couldn't decide (big shock there) so I altered the design and used both - yaay!!  I masked them and had them perch on the branch from Hanging Around, which I extended with a ruler and a black gel ink pen.  I simply cut the arrow die cut in half and positioned it so it looked like it was piercing the heart above - VOILA!  Hope you like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to look at my card.  Hope your May ends happily and your June was a wonderful beginning!

~ Crafty Math Chick