Thursday, April 16, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April Release ~ Final Day


Welcome back for the third and last day of Newton's Nook Designs' April Release.  Today we have a whimsical set for all you critter-loving garden enthusiasts out there, introducing "Garden Whimsy':


I was PSYCHED to see a fence-builder stamp, and touched by the 'the grass is greener wherever you are' sentiment, so I decided to them that along with the sweet birdie image (one of which is reverse stamped) to create this card:

Grass is Greener Love Birds card | Garden Whimsy by Newton's Nook Designs

I created a homemade cloud template and sponged some Pool party ink against it to make the soft cloud background and added a few petite clouds using a Fiskars cloud punch I spied at a Tuesday Morning over a year ago.  Popped one up and added a little heart rhinestone for a touch of bling.  Hope you like it!

Would you like to win 'Garden Whimsy'?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design 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 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, April 16th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th.

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Thanks so much for stopping by - Jess is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see - Enjoy!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April Release ~ Day 2


Welcome back for day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs' April release.  Today we debut a beautiful silhouette floral set for all kinds of your card-creating needs, allow me to introduce: Fanciful Florals:


The pretty side view bloom caught my eye and I decided to stamp it three times and layer it in this Mother's Day card (adding a sentiment from 'Love Grows').

Floral Mother's Day card by Crafty Math Chick | Fanciful Florals by Newton's Nook Designs

The pre-glittered mat is from DCWV's older 'Butterflies & Blossoms' mat stack and I created a layer of postage-friendly faux DP by stamping some of the leaf & flourish images on the green base layer cardstock.

Would you like to win 'Fanciful Florals'?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design 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 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, April 16th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th.

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Thanks so much for stopping by - Jess is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see - Enjoy!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Day 1


Hello Everyone!  Today's is the first day of sneak peeks for the April release from Newton's Nook Designs.  Today is going to be a set to delight doxie & doggie lovers everywhere - introducing Delightful Doxies:


Aren't they SOOOO CUTE?!!  Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE dogs - and doxies hold a special place in my heart as my Ty baby is a doxie mix.  So you know I did a happy dance when Jen shared this set.  So many cute doxie images in this set - which to use?  I decided to make a love themed-support card:

Lift me up Doxie card by Crafty Math Chick | Delightful Doxies by Newton's Nook Designs

I like it when characters are facing one another so I reverse stamped the doxie on the left, and made her a lady doxie with the additional of a petite bow accessory image form the set and had her beau face her.  I gotta tell ya - those black & red doxies are tricky to color!  I thought they looked cute with their little doxie butts in the air - heh heh heh!  Added some balloons punched from a Martha Stewart balloon punch for more pops of color, though part of me wishes that I just left it with the pink & red balloons, so the doxies had more of a spotlight without the distraction of the balloons - what do you think?

Would you like to win 'Delightful Doxies'?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design 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 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, April 16th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th.

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Thanks so much for stopping by - Jess is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see - Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #19

Hello Everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your start to spring!  Have you had a chance to play along with Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolor yet?


I decided to dust off my watercolor crayons and pencils and create this 'I'm Sorry!' card using NND's Holiday Hounds (pup), Naughty Newton (sentiments), and Newton's Antics (paw prints):

Ooops Doxie muddy paw prints watercolor card by Crafty Math Chick | Holiday Hounds and Naughty Newton from Newton's Nook Designs

First I colored the solid paw print images in brown watercolor crayon and swirled the wax around with a waterbrush and stamped on the WC cardstock to give the impression of muddy paw prints tracked across the floor.  I thought they needed a little more definition so I stamped the outline paw print image over them.  Then I stamped the doxie and colored him in using WC pencils & a waterbrush and added the sentiments.  Then I created a mat with my favorite paw print border using an EK Success edger punch.  I can't recall whether the background DP came from Michaels or HL, sorry!

Hope you like my card, and hope you will get a chance to play along with NND's Inky Paws Challenge - it runs until April 9th and you could win a gift certificate to the NND store too if you're lucky - good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!


 ~ Crafty Math Chick

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs March Release ~ Day 3

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the last day of sneak peeks for the March release of Newton's Nook Designs!  Today everyone's favorite kitty returns with another birthday set, Newton's Birthday Flutter:



As a bird lover/watcher with lots of feeders around my property, the idea of Newton even trying to hurt the birdie upset me (LOL!  Jen assured me the 'keep missing you' sentiment meant that Newton DIDN'T catch the birdie, LOL!), so this one little birdie just spoke to me and I decide to let him & his balloon take center stage in this CAS card:

CAS birdie birthday balloon card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Birthday Flutter by Newton's Nook Designs

I added some glossy accents to the balloon and a twine string for a little pop & touch of texture.  

Would you like to win 'Newton's Birthday Flutter'?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design 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 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 19th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 20th.

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




Jess is the next stop on the hop - I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs March Release - Day 2

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the second day of sneak peeks for the March release of Newton's Nook Designs!  Today's set will appeal to all you animal lovers out there, welcome 'Farmyard Friends:


This set is extremely versatile, with lots of great sentiments covering thank yous, belated & on time) birthdays and just a plain old 'hello.  I wanted to try to squeeze as many of the cute critters into a single card as possible, so I went for a 'selfie' look using the frame from NND's 'Around the House' which I heat embossed using brown EP:


Farmyard Friends selfie card by Crafty Math Chick | Farmyard Friends by Newton's Nook Designs

A whole lotta masking went into this card, LOL!!  I thought the gingham paper gave it a county feel and decide to add the sentiments via little faux 'signs' created using stamped edges of the same picture frame from Around the House contained with a white picket fence I created using a Fiskars punch.  

I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Lions & Lambs Oh my! to feature animals (and I actually have a lamb in my card too!  WOOT!)  Just a reminder - Simon Says Stamp also carries NND sets, sweet right?  ;)

Would you like to win 'Farmyard Friends'?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design 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 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 19th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 20th.

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Jess is the next stop on the hop - I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs March Release - Day 1

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for the March release of Newton's Nook Designs!  If you love the look of quilling and liked NND's Beautiful Blizzard set you are going to LOVE Jen's new quilled set for spring - Beautiful Blossoms:


I decided to use the chalkboard technique to show off one of Jen's pretty flowers in this card:

Chalkboard sunflower card by Crafty Math Chick | Beautiful Blossoms by Newton's Nook Designs

Would you like to win 'Beautiful Blossoms'?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner!!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design 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 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 19th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 20th.

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



Jess is the next stop on the hop - I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick