Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Graduation Card with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello everyone!  Today is my day to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog.  I decided to share a graduation card I made for a friend using Fetching Friendship and Simply Sentimental along with some pretty graduation themed papers by Doodlebug (I loooove Doodlebug papers!!):

Doggie Graduation Card by Crafty Math Chick | Fetching Friendship & Simply Sentimental by Newton's Nook Designs

The recipient of this card owns a beagle mix and although Fetching Friendship is really a Labrador Retriever set, I thought that by itself this dogie image might resemble a beagle mix.  I colored him to match his coloring with Copic markers and fussy cut him out.  I created the graduation cap from a scrap piece of black cardstock by cutting a rhombus of the appropriate size and them rounded off the bottom of another piece to create the piece under the flat top.  To create the tassel I tied a knot in an end of a small piece of red embroidery floss and affixed it to the center of the top of the cap using a rhinestone stud (which also serves as his license and tags, gotta have those!); here is a close up:


I created the sentiment using three different sentiment pieces from Simply Sentimental, then punched a few glittery and shiny stars for accents.  And TA DA, card complete!  I hope you like it.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to see my creations and for all the kind comments you take the time to leave, I appreciate every single one of them.  have a great day!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day with Lawn Fawn

Happy Father's day to all the Dad's out there.  Ty asked me to make a card for him to give to his Daddy and I was happy to oblige.  I decided to use my Lawn Fawn 'Critters in the Dog Park' images and dies along with their Puffy Star Stackables dies to make this card:


I tried to color the pup like our Ty Baby using Copic Markers and decided to make the card in a star shape with striped paper from My Mind's Eye so it met this week's Lawnscaping 'Stars & Stripes' challenge:



Added some star-shaped rhinestones in champagne and honey colors as well for accents.  I gotta tell ya - I LOVE working with these coordinating dies!  I wish I could afford more of them - when I have enough money saved up though, I usually opt for getting a larger variety of stamp sets than matching dies, but they are pretty tough to resist.

Thanks so much for stopping by the see my blog.  I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Father's Day, even if all your children only have paws.

~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs June Release ~ Day 2


Welcome back to the second day of Newton's Nook Designs June Release Hop!  Today's set is going to be a FAAAAAVORITE of Labrador retriever fans and dog lovers alike.  Allow me to introduce 'Fetching Friendship':


Isn't this set ADORABLE?!!  All those lifelike expressions!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Labrador Retriever birthday card | Fetching Friendship by Newton's Nook Designs

This is for a friend who owns a black lab (black is so tricky to color without losing the image outlines).  I hope she likes it.  I just LOVE this expression of this pup looking up at its human for attention and guidance!  The papers are from the WOOF! collection by The Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby and the rhinestones are from Recollections Yellow Pop product line.  The pup was colored with Copic markers (Black, C9, C7, C5, Y08, Y04 and Y02)

Would you like to win 'Fetching Friendship'?
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 Wednesday, June 17th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, June 18th. Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:

Newton's Nook Designs
Taheerah Atchia
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Moyer
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka
Vera Yates - Guest Designer

The next stop on your hop is the lovely & talented Jess Moyer, I am sure she has screated something fabulous for you to see.  Enjoy and good luck!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs' June Release ~ Day 1


Hello!  Welcome to the first day of sneak peeks for Newton's Nook Designs' June Release.  Some ADORABLE sets this month I tell ya!  Allow me to introduce, the very versatile 'In Slow Motion':


Aren't all the little critters endearing?!!  There is even a sloth!!  And this set covers everything from birthdays (on time or belated) to just saying hello for no reason at all.  First I used the happy snail to create a belated birthday card (sadly, a lot of birthdays are springing up on me lately before I have time to get cards out):

Snail Mail Belated Birthday card by Crafty Math Chick | In Slow Motion by Newton's Nook Designs

I cut think 1/4" strips of red & blue cardstock from my scrap envelopes and pasted them at a diagonal to mimic the postal lines you see on a lot of envelopes (and tried coloring in the snail's letter that way around the edges too) - a great way to create a background and use up some scraps at the same time right?  After all, every day is Earth Day!  ;)  I used a little postage stamp punch by Martha Stewart to create some faux stamps so I could stamp the postmark from the set over them.  

For my second card I planned to go really CAS with the cute little inch worm and some tape measure ribbon I found at Michaels (it is authentic too, I lined it up with a ruler and the increments are accurate!):

Inch Worm Birthday card by Crafty Math Chick | In Slow Motion by Newton's Nook Designs

At first I was going for a stark CAS look with just the wormie and strips, but then I thought the top needed a little something, so I paper pieced the party hats in colors matching the sentiment strips under the tape measure.  So, which is your faovirte and why?

Would you like to win 'In Slow Motion'?
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 Wednesday, June 17th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, June 18th. Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:


Newton's Nook Designs
Taheerah Atchia
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Moyer
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka
Vera Yates - Guest Designer


The next stop on your hop is the lovely & talented Jess Moyer, I am sure she has screated something fabulous for you to see.  Enjoy and good luck!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Anniversary Card with NND's Years for Cheers

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I am featured on the Newton's Nook Designs' blog today.  Since my in-laws' anniversary is this month I decide to make an elegant anniversary card using NND's recently released 'Years for Cheers' stamp set:

49th anniversary card by Crafty Math Chick | Years for Cheers by Newton's Nook Designs

Yep, they've been together 49 years - isn't that wonderful?!!  I went for a formal black & white design with two kinds of embossing (heated with white EP and the D'Vine Swirls CB EF).  My hubby thinks they'll like it - I hope he's right!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to see my creations, I hope you have a GREAT day!

Cheers!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newton's Nooks Designs' Inky Paws Challenge

Hello!  I hope all of my American friends had a relaxing, enjoyable and reflective Memorial Day weekend.  I am featured on the Newton's Nook Designs' Blog today with a card I created for the current Inky Paws Challenge - a color combo of coral, peach and mint:


I decided to create a summery card using Newton's Summer Vacation:

Kitty Innertube Card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Summer Vacation by Newton's Nook Designs

I created the appearance that Newton's was floating on the water by taking a kraft knife and cutting a slice along the curved bottom of the innertube image and then sliding one of the mint strips punched with a wave border punch by Fiskars underneath and then layered the other punched strips on top.  I also stamped and colored the beach ball image from Beach Party, punched it out and stuck it between the waves too.

There is still plenty of time left for you to play along with the Inky Paws challenge too - you might even win a NND store credit if you do, so join us! 

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

~ Crafty Math Chick



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs May Release ~ Final Day


Welcome back for the third and last day of sneak peeks for the May release for Newton's Nook Designs.  Today Jen's sharing a mini set perfect for all kinds of occasions, from birthdays to anniversaries to New Years celebrations, even for pocket pages of visiting wineries or going wine tasting!  Introducing: ' Years for Cheers':


First I decide to make a card for my hubby for our next anniversary:

Anniversary card by Crafty Math Chick | Years for Cheers by Newton's Nook Designs

(my hubby prefers simple elegant cards so I didn't embellish beyond this, even though inside I was screaming to add glitter and rhinestones, LOL!  I hoe the little silver bow from Michaels $1 bin wasn't too much for a man!).

I have a confession - as hard as I try, I usually end up having a few holiday cards that just don't make it to the mail in time - we are a military family and we move a lot, our friends move a lot, and trying to keep up with all the address changes can be daunting.  So I always make a few 'Happy New Years!' cards for folks whose addresses I don't learn of in time.  This set is perfect for that:

Happy 2016 pink foil New Years card by Crafty Math Chick | Years for Cheers by Newton's Nook Designs

Since this one wasn't for hubby I decide to go a little flirty with pink and gold accents.  I sliced up some strips from this cool golf foil vellum from a DCWV stack that I LOVE and tacked it down onto some Blushing Bride cardstock (looks like embossing, doesn't it?) and stamped the numbers individually and punched them with a 1/2" punch (they fit perfectly!) and matted them in black with a 3/4" punch.  So, one down, a few more to go... the trick now is not to misplace it before December so I will have it when I need it (though I could always pop off the '6' and add a '7' in its place for the following year if I had to, right?).  So, which care was your favorite?

Would you like to win 'Years for Cheers'?
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, May 14th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 15th. Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:



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

~ Crafty Math Chick