Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release- Versatile Vases

Good morning!  I'm back with a card inspired by another lovely stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs April release.  Versatile Vases is a great set- there are so many things you can do with it!  Here is what I made:

Newton's Nook Hello Card 1- Tessa Wise

Have you heard of the masking tape technique?  I saw it while perusing the internet the other day and wanted to try it ever since!  It reminded me of sea glass in a way- all mottled and imperfect.  I thought it would make a perfect background for Versatile Vases.

I used a few lighter Stampin' Up! inks to get this look.  The newer foam pads come out a lot more colorful than the older felt ones, just so you know :)  Once my background was dry, I started stamping.  I started with the mason jar, then added the blossoms and finished with the sentiment.  This look didn't take long at all!  I embellished it with just a bit of glitter on the flowers and a small piece of linen thread tied around the jar.

Newton's Nook Designs Hello Card 2- Tessa Wise


Would you like to win Versatile Vases?
This set will be given away to Two lucky winners


Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release 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, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th
We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 
Check out all these awesome Design Team and Guest Blogs below to enter:

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer

I hope you have a chance to visit everyone on the team- including the guest designers!  Such a talented group! :)  They really did a great job with this adorable set!

Thanks for visiting me today, too!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release- Love Grows

Hi!  It's time for another Newton's Nook Designs release!  This one is super cute- I love the sets this month!  Today we are showcasing the Love Grows set- it's a mini set full of beautiful roses and pretty Mother's Day sentiments.  Here is what I made:

Newton's Nook Designs Mother's Day Card 1- Tessa Wise

The line drawn roses were just begging me to watercolor them!  Hee!  I stamped the larger roses onto watercolor paper with Versamark and embossed them with white powder.  I used my Distress markers to color them in a little and then blended with my aqua pen.  I had so much fun painting them!  Once they were dry, I fussy cut around them.

While my roses were drying, I created my card base.  I used watercolor paper as my base and rounded the bottom right corner.  I stamped the vines with gold Delacata ink and added a couple of embossed small roses as well.  I watercolored the small roses in the same way I had the large.  Next I added a splattering of gold mist.

Once everything was dry, I added the large roses to the corner and stamped the sentiment in black Versafine ink.  This one was so fun!

Newton's Nook Designs Mother's Day Card 2- Tessa Wise

Would you like to win Love Grows?  
This set will be given away to Two lucky winners

Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release 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, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th
We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 

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

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer

I hope you have time to pop through everyone's blog!  Todays cards are beautiful!!
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

You Are My Happy Card

You Are My Happy Card- Tessa Wise

Hello!  I thought I'd share a fun card I made recently- yes, another embossed card!  Hee!  I've been using my TC Ebosser like crazy lately!  This card features the new Teresa Collins Beautiful Words folder and I've used it on a diagonal here.  I really love using it this way- it might even be my favorite eBosser technique!

The embossing turned out so nice I wanted it to be the star of this card.  I kept the embellishments simple, using a few bits and pieces from the Teresa Collins You Are My Happy Collection.  A little bit of twine from the Twinery finished off the look perfectly.

Well, I'm going to keep this short- I have a bunch of stuff to get done today and better get started before the day gets away from me!  Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Easter Card

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Hi there!  How's your day going?  Mine is pretty slow...  I have a pile of laundry to fold but that's about it until the girls get home from school!  I thought I'd kill a few minutes and pop on here to share a card.

My friend Donna is part of the fun new Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge blog and I thought I'd play along with them this week.  The challenge was to use stamps!  :)  Hee!  Not hard for me- I'm definitely a stamp hoarder!  This cute set by Avery Elle has been in my stash since January or February so it's nice to get it inked up finally!  I also used another hoarded item- this hexagon die by Stampin' Up!

This card also fits in with today's Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge so I'm going to link up there, too! :)

I wanted a clean and simple look so I stuck with white cardstock.  I stamped little images inside some of the hexagons.  The sentiment and some vines are stamped on a vellum circle- I layered my fox right over it, creating a focal point cluster.  I love that cute fox!

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!  Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celebrate Love Card

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Hello There!  I had a little time yesterday to play along with the brand new SRM Stickers Challenge- their first post went live last week!  The challenge was to create a card for a celebration.  I needed a card for an anniversary (a great reason to celebrate!)  and pulled out my We've Got Your Border Wedding stickers to play with.

My most recent purchase was the adorable new Pen Pals collection by Pink Paislee.  I had to use this typewriter sticker first thing lol!  It's just too cute!  I paired them with a doily, folded in half, and a strip of patterned paper from the same collection.  I added a red twine bow and a black sticker stitch to finish off the look.

Celebrate Love Card 2

I'm so happy I had time to play along with this fun challenge!  I've always loved SRM Stickers and love to support a good company! :)  The challenge doesn't end until tomorrow so if you've got time, pop over to their new challenge blog for the details!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello Spring Card

Hello Spring Card 1

Hello There!  I have a pretty spring card to share with you today using the Easter Scramble set by Newton's Nook Designs.  It's just a small set but boy is it versatile and fun to use!  I went for a watercolored look with it today- stamping the tulips onto watercolor paper and coloring it in with a water brush and my ink pads.  It was fun trying out different patterns on some of the eggs! :)

When I was done coloring them, I added some Wink of Stella glitter to each of them... I know you can't see it... I was trying to wait for a sunny day for pictures but it didn't work out.  I painted in some grass and a little bit of blue around each flower.  Then I added the sentiment- I combined the hello from the Winged Wishes set with the spring from the Easter Scramble set for this look.  Don't they work well together?

Hello Spring Card 2

Check out this set along with all the new spring releases at Newton's Nook Designs!

I don't know about you but in my neck of the woods, spring isn't quite sprung!  I'm ready for it though!  I can't wait to see some of my own tulips come up in the garden :)

Well, hope you have a great day!  Thanks for popping by today!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Clean and Simple Cards for Teresa Collins Designs

I have some cards up on the Teresa Collins Designs blog today and I thought I'd share them here, too!  

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Today's cards are clean and simple- a design that lets the details shine!  I'm showcasing Teresa's beautiful embossing folders made by Craftwell along with some of my favorite goodies from her current lines.

This first blue one was such a simple one to create- it's one layer even!  I placed my open card base into the top of the new Beautiful Words embossing folder so that only a portion of the front would get pressed.  It works perfectly- no creases from the side of the folder at all!!  Once this was done, I stamped the sentiment from the Daily Stories clear stamp set with black ink and tied a bit of twine around the card, just under where I stamped.  I added the Save the Date Chipboard button next, threading one of the twine tails through its holes. To finish off the look, I added a couple sequins- I love how they look against the pretty blue cardstock!

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This one uses the Dotted Chevron folder- I ran my card base through the eBosser so that it would only emboss the front half.  The embossing really pops on white cardstock and this folder gives it such a fun texture!  I cut the top portion of the card next, keeping it on a diagonal.  I added the sticker and epoxy shape from the Save the Date collection and then stamped my sentiment.  I added this panel to the card using dimensional foam adhesive dots- thanks again Xyron!! :)  To finish off the look, I added a few sequins trailing down from my embellishment cluster.

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My last card also features a pretty embossed portion- this time I used the Woodgrain Cottage folder on watercolor paper!  With my first pass through the eBosser, I diecut it into a circle and cut out the heart using thin metal dies.  I ran it through the machine a second time inside the embossing folder.  The watercolor paper is a little thicker so the embossing is extra crisp!  I added a bit of glittered cardstock just behind the heart- I love how it peek-a-boos out!  Once this was done, I built my card.  I started with a blue card base and stamped the label from the Save the Date collection clear stamp set with matching blue ink.  I splattered a little pearlescent mist over it next.  Once it was dry, I added my patterned paper- these are from the Save the Date (ikat) and Daily Stories (hearts) 6x6 pads.  I added a bit of decorative tape, a decorative brad, and a sentiment sticker all from the Save the Date collection.  I finished off the look with a couple of staples using my pretty pink Teresa Collins Stapler.

These were so fun to create!  I want to run every card I make through my eBosser right now and emboss them- I just love the texture it adds!

Thanks for joining me today!

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