Thursday, May 19, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' May Release ~ Day 4


Welcome back to the 4th and final day of reveals for Newton's Nook Designs' May release.  Today Jen's debuting another set which will appeal to cat & book lovers alike -- introducing 'A Cozy Day In':


I LOVE high back arm chairs and recliners like that!  Here is my card:

Kitties Cozying Up in the Library Card by Crafty Math Chick | A Cozy Day In stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

When I first say this set I knew it would be the purr-fect opportunity to break open my 'Dewey Decimal' paper collection from Lawn Fawn.  I realized I could take some of this cool patterned paper and create the illusion that this gal is reading in a library by creating a bookcase behind her with it - what do you think?  Success?  I tried to coordinate with the colors of the book covers and shelves, and tried to color the kitties like Jen's kitties, Newton & Hobbes (I think he is trickier to color), but then accidentally made her brunette (NO!  Jen is blonde!  Epic fail!) so I will just have to make Jen another card.

Would you like to win a 'A Cozy Day In' 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, May 19th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th.  

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


Jess is the next stop on our release hop; I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!  And thanks for stopping by!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' May Release ~ Day 3


Welcome back for another fabulous day of reveals for new Newton's Nook Designs supplies!  Today everyone's favorite kitty is getting studious in 'Newton's Book Club':


How purr-fect would these images be to make gift card holders to Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million or Amazon?!!  Or make a matching set of bookmarks for everyone in your own book club!  Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Newton kitty bookmarks by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Book Club stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

These two were easy to make - just color & cut out your favorite Newton image and adhere it to a paper strip (I used 120 lb/ cardstock so it would be extra sturdy) and stamp a sentiment that suits you - easy peasy!

OR you could go a little fancier with a corner bookmark that fits over the corner of the page where you stopped reading - Newton will gladly hold your place!

Newton kitty corner bookmark by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Book Club stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Would you like to win a 'Newton's Book Club' 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, May 19th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th.  


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
Naki Rager - Guest Designer


Jess is the next stop on our release hop; I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!  And thanks for stopping by!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' May Release ~ Day 2


Welcome back to the second day of Newton's Nook Designs' May Release!  Today Jen is releasing a cool versatile stamp set with some cool patterns and designs as well as TWO dies that complement it.  Introducing 'Adventure Awaits':


And the purr-fectly complementary die set 'Points & Plumes':


AND the purr-fectly complementary die set 'Splendid Stags':


(I personally LOVE these!)

For some reason, my romantic nature won over my sense of adventure and I was channeling Valentine's Day with this set:

Adventure Awaits Valentine by Crafty Math Chick | Adventure Awaits stamp set and Points & Plumes dies by Newton's Nook Designs

I had fun die cutting all the different styles of arrows (so many different styles in the stamp images too!) creating this background design.  

The stag dies took me in two directions.  First to Father's Day with this rustic woodgrain card (LOVE woodgrain - the sentiments are from NND's Winston's BBQ BTW):

Rustic Buck Father's Day Card by Crafty Math Chick | Splendid Stags dies by Newton's Nook Designs

And then to Christmas:

Merry Rudolph Reindeer card by Crafty Math Chick | Splendid Stag dies, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp set & Holiday Wishes stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

(Okay, okay, truth be told, my mind went to Christmas first - I saw that silhouette and instantly envisions putting a red rhinestone on that nose!  But Father's Day is more seasonal at the moment, so I uploaded that one first).  Seriously though, how EASY would it be to crank out a BUNCH of these in a short period of time when you are wicked busy with holiday goings on?  The wreath is from 'Happy Little Thoughts' which was revealed yesterday and the 'Merry' sentiment is from the whimsical 'Holiday Wishes' NND stamp set.  I can't wait to play with this design in other color combinations... thought I do love my woodgrain.  ;)

Would you like to win a 'Adventure Awaits' 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, May 19th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th.  

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




Jess is the next stop on our release hop; I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!  And thanks for stopping by!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Monday, May 16, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' May Release ~ Day 1


Welcome to the first day of Newton's Nook Designs' May Release!  Jen has a sweet set with wreathes of a variety of styles for all kind of occasions -- introducing 'Happy Little Thoughts': 


and its purr-fectly coordinating dies:


I saw the twiggy looking wreath and instantly envisioned a little birdie nest there, so I borrow the birdies from 'Tweet Talk' and some light blue pearl 'eggs' and created this card:

Enjoy the Little Things Bird Nest card by Crafty Math Chick | Happy Little Thoughts & Tweet Talk stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs

The card base is Soft Sky (I love the look of red with light blue lately!) and created the little nest by cutting little twigs out free hand from some brown cardstock scraps.  This card speaks to me because I enjoy birdwatching and have several feeders around our property to lure my little feathered friends to our yard so I can watch them.  So, this is one of the 'little things' I enjoy.  It can be tricky trying to explain to the neighbors that my binoculars are solely for the purpose of birdwatching, LOL!, but hopefully they believe me because it is the truth.  

Would you like to win a 'Happy Little Thoughts' 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, May 19th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th.  

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



Jess is the next stop on our release hop; I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!  And thanks for stopping by!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Friday, May 6, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' May Flowers Blog Hop


Hello Everyone!  Jen is in a springy mood and wanted to celebrate with a festive floral hop, so we are showing off Newton's Nook Designs' sets with floral elements.  I chose to highlight NND's 'Basket of Wishes' with this Mother's Day card for my MIL:

Floral Mother's Day Card by Crafty Math Chick | Basket of Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs

I used sentiments from 'Simply Seasonal' and 'Wagon of Wishes' to create the sentiment and some glittered floral patterned paper from a DCWV mat stack and topped it with a petite bow tied from some pink & white twine.  My husband prefers cards on the simple & classic side, so that is usually what I am asked to make for his Mom.

Let's Have a Giveaway!

Want a chance to win a $20 store credit?  We're picking two lucky winners!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  TWO winners will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Monday, May 9th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, May 10th.  


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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wild About Mom with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello everyone!  Today is my day to be featured on Newton's Nook Designs' blog!  YAAY!  I decided to share a Mother's Day card I made using NND's 'Wild Child' set:


My Mom loves giraffes so I used the Mother & baby giraffe image paired with a 'Happy Mother's Day' sentiment created using NND's Simply Seasonal and some giraffe patterned paper by DCWV's Safari Stack and a few flowers and rhinestones from WAY back in my embellishments:

Giraffe Mom & Baby Mother's Day card by Crafty Math Chick | Wild Child & Simply Seasonal by Newton's Nook Designs

I hope Mom likes it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a GREAT day!

~ Crafty Math Chick




Friday, April 29, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #31 - it's a Sketch!!

Welcome back Crafty Peeps! Time for another Inky Paws Challenge by newton's Nook Designs!  And this one is a SKETCH CHALLENGE!  YAAY!  My favorite!  Here is the sketch we are playing with this challenge:


Those of you who know me well know I have issues with slanted elements (I find them very off-putting for some reason - visually I prefer symmetry and slanted pieces tend to defy that), so you will know it was a little bit of a challenge to make this card:

Handmade with Love Crochet Tag Card by Crafty Math Chick | Tag Sampler & Newton Unwinds by Newton's Nook Designs

I used some cable knitted (I have not learned cable knitting yet, someday though!) sweater patterned paper for the background and used the yarn ball image from 'Newton Unwinds'  to decorate the center strip.  The tag was created using the newly released 'Tag Sampler' stamp set and Tags Times Two die set.  I figured it is time to start building up my stash of cards that can accompany all the fun things I make with yarn these days, and these sets are 'PURR' fect for just that (YAAY!  Thanks Jen!).  I still say that little crochet hook is just the sweetest thing!

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize?  The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs' online store and an Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog!  AND IF there are more than 15 participants, Jen will choose TWO winners, so be sure to tell your friends and to play along too!  Please visit the Newton's Nook Designs' blog HERE for all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you will play along with us!  Can't wait to see what you create!

~ Crafty Math Chick