Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Happy Birthday Card by Newton's Nook Designs' 'Newton's Christmas Cuddles'

Hello everyone!  It is my turn to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs' blog again - Yaay!  :)  It is such an honor to be on the NND Design Team and so much fun to be featured!  I especially love showing off how versatile so many of Jen's sets are!  For example, today I decided to make a card for a friend's upcoming birthday, but I thought the kitty peeking from the present in 'Newton's Christmas Cuddles' was perfect for birthdays too:


Isn't he cute?  So I combined him with some images from the recently released 'Raccoon Rascals' set and VOILA - this card:

Present Peeking Kitty Birthday Card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Christmas Cuddles and Raccoon Rascals Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs

I hope she will like it - hope you like it too!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to see my creations.  Have a great rest of the week - I see my doctor for my test results about my back/spine later in the week, so wish me luck!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Friday, August 26, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #35 - Lace and/or Burlap


Hello everyone!  It is time for a new challenge over at Newton's Nook Designs!  This time Jen is challenging us to use lace and/or burlap on a project using Newton's Nook Designs' products:


I am not much of a frilly, lacy person, so I went with burlap and made this masculine birthday card using NND's Splendid Stags die set and a birthday sentiment from the newly released 'Raccoon Rascals' along with some paper by My Mind's Eye:

Masculine Stag Burlap Card by Crafty Math Chick | Splendid Stags die set and Raccoon Rascals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Cutting burlap is tricky, all the little threads want to come unwoven!  LOL!

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, September 9th, 2016 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog.  Good luck!  And have a great weekend!

~ Crafty Math Chick





Thursday, August 18, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' August Release ~ Day 4 ~ Hedgehog Hollow


Welcome back to the fourth and final day of Newton's Nook Designs' August Release.  Hasn't it been great so far!  Today's set will not disappoint either, Jen is bringing you so ADORABLE hedgies (YEAH!) that are perfect for funny notes or little hellos!  Introducing 'Hedgehog Hollow':


Aren't these hedgies the cutest?!!  Since my back was really bothering me I kept my card CAS today but went with an easel style to make it a little different with some happy patterned paper from Doodlebug Design:

Happy Hello Hedgehog card by Crafty Math Chick | Hedgehog Hollow stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Would you like to win a 'Hedgehog Hollow' 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, August 18th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th.  


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



Jess Gerstner is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see (she always does).  Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my creations.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' August Release ~ Day 3 ~ Newton Dreams of New York


Welcome back for the third day of Newton's Nook Designs' August Release.  Today's set is sure to delight all you Newton lovers, introducing "Newton Loves New York':



Purr-sonally I see this set delighting not just Newton lovers and cat lovers, but it is also purr-fect for scrapbooking trips to New York & apple picking trips to the orchard (LOVED doing that as a kid ever fall and eating cider donuts - and look - Jen even included a donut image in the set - SQUEEEE! - Thank you Jen!!), and for cards & presents for teachers too!  Definitely versatile!  And Jen created purr-fectly coordinating dies for this set too!!:


Yaay!  

Because I loved apple picking as a kid, I fell in love with Newton holding up that BIG apple and created this fun apple cider packet holder to show him off:

Apple Cider Packet by Crafty Math Chick | Newton Loves New York stamp set and dies by Newton's Nook Designs

I decided to make my own patterned paper by stamping the small apple image several times on some kraft cardstock and then coloring them in with Copic markers.  I actually tried to color Newton like Hobbes, Jen's other kitty (he needs some online love too!).  One packet of cider mix (which although it isn't the real thing is a pretty good substitute if you ever wish to try it!) can be adhered with a glue dot inside and the packet itself is just a 4.25" by 11" piece of cardstock scored at 5.25" and 5.75" - easy!  I just punched a hole in the top and tied it together with a piece of red burlap ribbon and some jute cord.  Hope you like it!

Would you like to win a 'Newton Loves New York' 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, August 18th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th.  


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



Jess Gerstner is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see (she always does).  Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my creations.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

~ Crafty Math Chick



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' August Release ~ Day 2 ~ Beautiful Leaves


Hello Everyone!  Sorry I missed the first day of the release; I am dealing with some pressing medical issues at the moment and I appreciate Jen's patience and understanding as I am doing my best to deal with them (isn't she the BEST?!!) But I am happy to be joining everyone for Day 2, when Jen is sharing a new fall leaves set in her unique and beautiful faux quilling style -- introducing 'Beautiful Leaves':


And Jen created purr-fectly coordinating dies for it too!


I personally am NOT a warm weather person - autumn is my favorite season, so bring on the cooler temps!  Since Fall can't get here fast enough for me, I decided to use this set to make a napkin ring for a Thanksgiving table setting:

Thanksgiving Napkin Ring by Crafty Math Chick | Beautiful Leaves stamp set & dies set by Newton's Nook Designs

I had fun with a lot of tone-on-tone stamping with the leaves and used some of the leaves to decorate the sentiment band as well.  I think the burlap cord is a nice rustic touch too, don't you?

Would you like to win a 'Beautiful Leaves' 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, August 18th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th.  


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




Jess Gerstner is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see (she always does).  Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my creations.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Card for Your 'Sweet-Tea'

Welcome!  Today it is my turn to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs' Blog (YAAY!) so I decided to have a little fun with a play on words with this card using the newly released Freshly Squeezed stamp set and elements & sentiments from the previously released 'Sweet Summer' and 'Love a la Carte' stamp sets as well:

Card for your Sweet-Tea by Crafty Math Chick | Freshly Squeezed, Sweet Summer & Love a la Carte stamp sets by Newton's Nooks Designs

I have always loved lemons and lemon flavoring, I do not know why.  I even think lemons themselves look cute, so I had so much fun contently coloring up all these lemons.  I added some clear, yellow and red gloss using my Sakura Glaze gel pens to the lemon rinds, hearts and the mason jar, but I don't know if it shows up much in the picture.    This is a perfect card from my hubby who frequently calls me his 'Sweetie' and loves sweet tea and brewing his own sun tea in the backyard during the summer months.

Hope you like my card!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Friday, July 15, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' 3 Year Celebration ~ Blog Hop


WOO HOO!  Can you believe it?!! Newton's Nook Designs is THREE YEARS OLD!  We are so excited you are celebrating with us!  It is such an honor and a joy to be a part of the NND Team, I am so happy to be part of this wonderful celebration!  In addition to Jen releasing all those fabulous crafty supplies we have been revealing over the past four days, she is having a FREE mini thank you stamp set for the first 100 orders this weekend!


How SWEET is THAT?!!  I know I never have enough thank you notes...

For the hop I used the newly released 'Freshly Squeezed' stamp set :



and the emboss resist technique to create this cheerful card:

Emboss Resist Lemonade Card by Crafty Math Chick | Freshly Squeezed stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Hopefully it will brighten someone's day.  Now it is YOUR turn to...

Celebrate with Newton's Nook Designs for a chance to win!

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online shop? How about a $25 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp?






EVERY Blog Stop in the hop today is giving away one of each! 

Here's how to win: We will pick two random winners from each blog listed below (one to receive a store credit to Newton's Nook Designs and one to receive a gift voucher to Simon Says stamp). Winners will be chosen at random from the comments posted on each of the blogs listed below. You have until Sunday, July 17th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 18th and will need to contact us to claim their prize.



Isn't that AMAZING of Jen AND Simon Says Stamp?!!  I am blown away by their generosity!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Jess Gerstner is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see (she always does!).  Enjoy!  And have a WONDERFUL weekend!

~ Crafty Math Chick