Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mermaid Christmas

Hello!  Today it is my turn to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs blog.  Today's card features the recently released Mermaid Crossing:


I know my mind works in a unique way, but when I first saw the images in this set I envisioned that pretty mermaid placing that starfish on the top of a Christmas Tree, so I created a card encapsulating this for you today:

Mermaid Christmas card by Crafty Math Chick | Mermaid Crossing & Sea-sons Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs

I created a 'sea-sonal' Christmas 'tree' using the coral image from the recently released 'Tranquil Tides' by stamping it over and over creating a Christmas Tree shape.  Then I stamped several starfish 'ornaments', colored them in and covered them in golden glitter slue so they'd sparkle.  I added the cute Santa crab, Santa fish & sentiment from NND's Sea-sons Greetings and tore a strip of kraft cardstock to create a sandy bottom for the crab to stand on and the coral Christmas tree to grow out of.  What do you think?  I just LOVE combining Newton's Nook Designs' set like this!  So many of them work well together!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my creations - hope you like it and have a great week!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Friday, August 21, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #24 ~ A Sketch!

Hello Everyone!  Today a new Inky Paws Challenge begins at Newton's Nook Designs!  This time Jen has a cool sketch for us:


I decide to use my new Newton's Antics dies and stamp set to create a fun birthday card for a friend's daughter who has a birthday coming up soon:

Purr-fect Kitty Birthday Card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Antics by Newton's Nook Designs

I tried to color the kitty like hers with my Copic markers and added a sentiment from Newton's Birthday Bash to one of the flag banner strips.  I stamped and cut out a little hat for the kitty from this set as well.  Next I punched a strip of birthday candles and added some gold glitter glue to the flames of the candles for a touch of sparkle.    TA DA! - card complete!

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 to play along too!  Please visit the Newton's Nook Designs' blog for all the details!

Can't wait to see what YOU create!  Have a happy Friday!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs August Release ~ Final Day


Welcome back to the last day of Newton's Nook Designs' August sneak peeks.    Today Jen is releasing TWO of her coordinating die collections!  Introducing coordinating dies for the previously released Newton's Antics:


I was SO excited to here Jen was releasing coordinating dies for this set - it is special to me because it was one of the first ones I purchased from NND before I was fortunate enough to be asked to join the design team.  I wanted to honor it with a cute kitty anniversary card as a tribute to Jen & Jeff's kitties, Newton ^ Hobbes:

Kitty Anniversary card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Antics stamp set & dies by Newton's Nook Designs

I didn't quite get Hobbes' coloring right with my Copic markers, but I will try harder next time Hobbes.  I love all the little dies for the cute kitty accessories in this set too - don't you?  And I had fun tucking the die cut fishbone (which matches the patterned paper so nicely, doesn't it?) under Hobbes' little paw.


Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs?
One 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, August 13th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 14th. Check out all these awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:



Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you like my card.  Jess is next step on the release, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!  

~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs August Release ~ Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs' August Release.  Today Jen has created some beautiful silhouette sea life images for you to create with - introducing 'Tranquil Tides':


Isn't that little seahorse just precious?!!  I decided to use as many images as I could to create this fun emboss resist card using lots of embossing powder in tropical neon colors:

Emboss resist sea life card by Crafty Math Chick | Tranquil Tides by Newton's Nook Designs

I didn't know if embossing medium works well with negative stamping to reverse images like ink does (have you tried it?  Please let me know about your success or lack thereof in the comments!) so I simply turned the little seahorse upside down to be in position to kiss his angel fish sweetheart.


Would you like to win 'Tranquil Tides' stamp set?
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, August 13th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 14th. Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:




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!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs' August Release ~ Day 1


Welcome to the first day of sneak peeks from Newton's Nook Designs' August Release!  Jen starts the release off with a preview of the sweetest little mermaid set you have ever seen!  Introducing 'Mermaid Crossing':


I used the image of her giving a little seahorse a tender hug:

Mermaid for Each Other card by Crafty Math Chick | Mermaid Crossing by Newton's Nook Designs

I decided to have a little fun and color her hair a non-traditional color (she's a mermaid after all - who knows what color their hair is?  It could be purple!) and paired the image with some patterned paper that reminded me of the scales on a mermaid's tail from a past Imaginisce collection I was delighted to find at Tuesday Morning years ago.  

Would you like to win 'Mermaid Crossing' stamp set?
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, August 13th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 14th. Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:



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!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hope You're Feline Better

Good morning!  Today I am featured on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!  I decide to make another card for a dear friend's sweet Mom who is recovering from surgery using Newton's Sick Day since she likes kitties:


I chose the bandaged up Newton kitty and some patterned paper from 3 Bugs in a Rug's 'Frisky' line to make this card:

Feline Better Get Well Soon Kitty card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Sick Day by Newton's Nook Designs

I colored Newton's with my Copic markers to make the darker grey kitty in the middle of the kitty border at the bottom and loved how the Kiwi Kiss cardstock (LOVE that color!) matched one of the other kitties as well.  I hope she likes it!

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

~ Crafty Math Chick


Friday, July 24, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #23 ` Summer Lovin'


Hello Everyone!  Today a new Inky Paws Challenge begins at Newton's Nook Designs!  The new theme is 'Summer Lovin''.  I decide to use some fun popsicle images from the new Summer Scoops set along with an accessory & sentiment from Newton's Summer Vacation to create this fun summer card:

You're Cool Popsicles Card by Craft Math Chick | Newton's Nook Designs

I colored the popsicles to match this fun popsicles paper from Echo Park's Fruit Stand 6x6 pad.  I took the 'You're a cool cat' sentiment from Newton's Summer Vacation and used a marker to just ink up the 'you're' and 'cool' and stamped it on Crushed Curry cardstock and punched it with a 1 1/4" circle punch matted with an orange 1 3/8" circle to resemble the sun.  Then I thought it would be fun if the orange creamsicle were wearing shades, so I stamped the sunglasses image from the same set on Baja Breeze cardstock, colored in the lenses with a black marker, cut them out and paper pieced them onto the creamsicle.

So what is your favorite ice cream treat?  Mine is those Strawberry Shortcake bars?  With the crunchies on the outside and that yummy strawberry center in the middle?  That was always my treat of choice when the ice cream man visited our neighborhood as a child.

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 to play along too!  Please visit the Newton's Nook Designs' blog for all the details!

Can't wait to see what YOU create!  Have a happy Friday!

~ Crafty Math Chick