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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' 3 Year Celebration - July Release - Aloha Newton & Hibiscus Die Set


Welcome back!  Have you been enjoying all the crafty awesomeness Jen has created for us this release?  Day 4 continues with everyone's favorite kitty and pretty stand alone die to please you floral enthusiasts.  Introducing 'Aloha Newton':



And The Hibiscus stand alone die set:



I had trouble deciding which of the adorable Newton images to use, but I settled settled on the one in the hammock to create this card:


Aloha Newton in hammock card by Crafty Math Chick | Aloha Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I had fun creating a tone-on-tone background with the outline image of the pretty little hibiscus flower.  Speaking of hibiscus flowers I really love the detail of the Hibiscus dies:


Mahalo Hibiscus card by Crafty Math Chick | Hibiscus die set by Newton's Nook Designs

This time I sponged the background to create a graduated effect - which did you prefer - this sponged one or the brayered one yesterday?  I think I prefer the brayer, the colors were richer, though they REALLY soaked that cardstock, had to hit it with a heat gun before embossing it was so wet!

Would you like to win a $20 store credit?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!


Here's how to win:


Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team 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, July 14th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 15th.  


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




Thanks so much for stopping by!  Jess Gerstner is the next blog on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see, she always does!  Have a great day!

~ Crafty Math Chick


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' 3 Year Celebration - July Release - Paradise Palms


Welcome back!  Have you been enjoying all the crafty awesomeness Jen has created for us this release?  Day 3 continues with a terrific silhouette set perfect for scrapbooking tropical vacations and cards of all kinds -- introducing 'Paradise Palms':


Since I love to color so much, I don't have nearly enough silhouette style sets, so I was PSYCHED when Jen revealed this one!  Here is my card, I brayered the background using a spectrum ink pad and then heat embossed the palm tree scene with black EP:

Brayered Tropical Sunset card by Crafty Math Chick | Paradise Palms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

My husband said that this card was his favorite of the release (he helped me with the photography, my trigger thumb isn't completely gone and still gives me trouble, so he has a steadier hand these days).  I do love those vibrant colors...

Would you like to win a $20 store credit?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!


Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team 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, July 14th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 15th.  


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



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Jess Gerstner is the next blog on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see, she always does!  Have a great day!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' 3 Year Celebration - July Release - Party Pops, Pineapple Delight and Tiki Time


Welcome back to the second day of the July reveals for Newton's Nook Designs!  Get ready to feast your eyes on THREE (that's right!  THREE!) stamp sets and THREE (uh huh!) puur-fectly coordinating die sets from Jen today!  Introducing 'Party Pops' (which gave me memories of chasing the ice cream truck as it drove by):


and 'Pineapple Delight':


AND 'Tiki Time' (how cool and original is THIS set?!!):


I always had trouble deciding on ONE ice cream treat off the ice cream truck, so I decided to show off a rainbow of colors & flavors in my 'Party Pops' card:

Rainbow Popsicles card by Crafty Math Chick | Party Pops stamp set and dies from Newton's Nook Designs

(for the record, I learned the heard way you cannot just heat emboss some clear EP on brown cardstock and run it through your die cut machine and get perfect glossy chocolate topping - there is an unattractive rim around the edge where the metal die is, and I didn't have time for Glossy Accents to dry, so matte chocolate it is!)

I was feeling elegant with 'Pineapple Time' and created this card with heat embossed gold EP and some gold foil cardstock from American Crafts:

Golden Pineapple Thank you Card by Crafty Math Chick | Pineapple Delight stamp set and die set from Newton's Nook Designs

The moment I saw 'Tiki Time' I was transported to my childhood and this yummy Chinese food restaurant we used to frequent as a family.  I was too young to partake, but they served these tropical fruity drinks in kiln fired glossy looking tiki-shaped tall cups; that is what I drew inspiration from with my card:

Tiki cocktails card by Crafty Math Chick | Tiki Time stamp set and die set by Newton's Nook Designs

The Tiki cups are heat embossed with brown EP to give them a glossy appearance like the beverages I remembered.  I had fun accenting them with the accessory images and dies from the sets.  Isn't Jen's 'You're Tiki-rific!' sentiment great?!!  SO original too!!    

Would you like to win a $20 store credit?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!


Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team 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, July 14th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 15th.  


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



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Jess Gerstner is the next blog on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Have a great day!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Monday, July 11, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' 3 Year Celebration - July Release Freshly Squeezed & Dog Days of Summer



Can you believe it?!!  Newton's Nook is THREE YEARS OLD!  WOO HOO!  TO celebrate Jen is releasing a TON of new products this week that are sure to delight.  We begin today introducing some fun summer themed sets -- 'Freshly Squeezed':



and 'Dog Days of Summer' (SQUEEEEE!):


Here is my 'Freshly Squeezed' card I tried to create something with a country feel with some yellow & craft gingham paper from a DCVW stack and some yellow & white twine:

Lemonade from Lemons card by Crafty Math Chick | Freshly Squeezed Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

And here is my 'Dog Days of Summer' card where I did a little bit of reverse stamping to create TWO cute hounds sharing an ice cream treat (see the tiny eyelashes I added to the girl puppy?):

Dogs Sharing Ice Cream Cone Card by Crafty Math Chick | Dog Days of Summer Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs


Would you like to win a $20 store credit?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!


Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team 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, July 14th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 15th.  


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



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Jess Gerstner is the next blog on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Have a great day!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Monday, June 27, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs Celebrates Shark Week


It's SHARK week! Newton's Nook Designs is featuring their awesome Shark Bites stamp set  and NEW coordinating Shark Bites Die set (both of which are ON SALE BTW) all week on the NND blog with new fun projects each day!


Today is my day to share, I decided to make this funny little semi-CAS card:

Free Hugs Shark Week Card by Crafty Math Chick | Shark Bites stamp set & die set by Newton's Nook Designs

I thought it was funny how the little schools of fish (the one on the right side is reverse stamped) are swimming away from Bruce's generous invitation (yeah, named him after the shark from 'Finding Nemo' LOL!)  I also inked up the end of the wave image and stamped it repeated to create the illusion of sea gulls flying off in the distance. Hope you like it!  

Nina-Marie is also sharing a shark week creation today over on her blog, be sure to stop by and check it out too!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

~ Crafty Math Chick 





Friday, June 24, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #33 ~ Ombre


Hello!  Welcome to another Inky Paws Challenge by Newton's Nook Designs!  This time Jen is drawing inspiration from a popular color trend - ombre!  Here is my card for this challenge:

Ombre Thanks a Melon Watermelon card by Crafty Math Chick | Sweet Summer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

The paper was from one of those 'Hot Buy' 12 x 12 paper stacks from Michaels on sale for $5 - it is ALL watermelon themed - PERFECT for thank you cards with NND's Sweet Summer stamp set!  I tried coloring the watermelon slice in an ombre effect too with my copic markers.

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, July 8th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog.  Good luck!
And have a great weekend!


~ Crafty Math Chick