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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs May Reveal ~ Day 2


Welcome back for Day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs May Release.  Today Jen shares a 'punny' veggie set that is perfect for scrapbooking dances & documenting gardening progress on pocket pages - and is perfect for itunes gifts cards and cards that just say 'hi' too!  Introducing 'Vegetable Medley':


Not sure why my head went in this direction but my brain locked on the 'how've you bean?' pun and took it literally with this card:

How Ewe Bean card by Crafty Math Chick | Vegetable Medley by Newton's Nook Designs

The little pea pod image I used for the connector in the 'H' is from NND's Love a la Carte and the lamb, which I colored in with Copics, is from the recently released Farmyard Friends.  I love how so many of Jen's fun sets work so well together!  I couldn't find an easy way to use the veggies to create a question mark so instead I used some homemade enamel dots (i.i. melted mini pony beads from Hobby Lobby) to create one - I thought they looked like real peas, all round and shiny, and they provided some nice texture too, so I couldn't resist adding some to the pea pod as well.  Please tell me you got this one - right?  In retrospect, I wish I had spaced the beans in the 'W' a little closer together, but I think it is a playful card overall.  

Would you like to win 'Vegetable Medley'?
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:



Thank you so much for stopping by!  Jess is next on the hop, I'm sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs May Release ~ Day 1


Welcome to the first day of Newton's Nook Designs' May Release!  Today we are debuting a set perfect for get well soon cards, scrapbooking the recovery of your furry family members or thank you cards for your favorite veterinarian, introducting 'Newton's Sick Day':


Aren't these images and sentiments purr-fect for all kinds of cards surely to perk up anyone 'feline' under the weather?!!  I could not wait to ink them up!  The first card I created is a masculine get well card (don't have nearly enough of those in my stash):

Sick Kitty with Kleenex card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Sick Day by Newton's Nook Designs

Can you see I used a tiny piece of real Kleenex for Newton's tissue box?  I paper pieced it to match the background patterned paper (which is from a retired Stampin' Up Patterns Pack I believe).  The kitty image is colored with Copic markers, I tried to make Newton's a greyish version of a Siamese fur pattern, not sure if such a cat exists in real life...

And don't you dog lovers think this set is just for the cat lovers either!  Just check out my second card:

Doxie vet thank you card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Sick Day & Dleightful Doxies by Newton's Nook Designs

I drew in a tummy bandage on one of the cute doxies from NND's Delightful Doxies set, colored him like my Ty baby, and fussy cut him out.  Then I created the big 'Thank You' sentiment using the tiny (and can I just say adorable?) image from the set (yeah, a whole lotta paper piecing here too, luckily those little baidaids are easy to cut out) and placed the doxie out in front (so the vet would know who was sending the card of course).  I am totally going to use these two sets to scrapbook Ty's surgeries too (yep, the poor little thing has had more than one!).  

Would you like to win 'Newton's Sick Day'?
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:


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Jess is next on the hop, I'm sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Friday, May 1, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs' Flower Power Blog Hop


Welcome to the May Flowers blgo hop by Newton's Nook Designs!  What a fun & festive way to celebrate all the fun & pretty floral sets Newton's Nook Designs has to offer!  I decided to show off images from NND's 'Basket of Wishes' set:  


with this pretty spring card:

Floral basket birthday card by Crafty Math Chick | Basket of Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs

I selected colors that complimented this pretty floral paper from DCWV's 'Spring Fling' mat stack and had fun coloring in the floral basket with my Copic markers in coordinating colors.  Sentiments were added from NND's 'Simply Sentimental' to turn it into a birthday card (never seem to have enough of those in my stash no matter how many I make!)

PLUS - Newton's Nook Designs is having a SALE!

Do you love NND's flower stamps?  Grab them up and any of your other favorites this weekend with FREE SHIPPING* Now through May 3rd.  Use Code: MAYDAY

* Offer good on new retail orders of in-stock items only, while supplies last.

Expires Midnight CST, May 3rd, 2015

AND a GIVEAWAY!

Want a chance to win a $10 store credit?  Jen is picking 2 lucky winners!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!  Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, May 3rd at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, May 4th.

Check out all the awesome design team blogs below to enter:

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Happy Doxie Birthday with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello Everyone!  Today it is my turn to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog.  Since I never seem to have enough birthday cards in my stash, and I have a lot of friends with birthdays coming up, I decided to make this doxie birthday card for a friend who owns five of the cute little weiner doggies:

Doxie Birthday card by Crafty Math Chick | Delightful Doxies by Newton's Nook Designs

I used the current NND Inky Paws Sketch (there's still plenty of time if you'd like to play along!) rotated 90 degrees to the left:


I used three NND sets to create this card: the dachshund is from the new 'Delightful Doxies' set, the cupcake and hat are from Winston's Birthday, and the sentiment is from Newton's Birthday Bash, .  I love how so many of NND's sets coordinate together!  I colored the pup with Copic markers and paper pieced his balloon and hat, topped off with a tiny pom pom.  I thought my EK Success candles punch would be a twist on the long flag banners in the sketch and serve as a nice location to place the sentiment as well.  The fun balloon patterned paper is by the Paper Studio, which I believe is Hobby Lobby's brand.  And I liked the look of the yellow balloon sticking up beyond the mat border of the image just a little bit - what do you think?

Hope you will join us and play along with the NND's Inky Paws Sketch Challenge - there are still 10 days left to enter and you might win a gift certificate to the NND store, and if there are more than 15 participants, Jen will generously choose two winners - so I hope you will play along (there are even some freebies available on the NND blog if you haven't been able to pick up an NND set just yet.  

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

~ Crafty Math Chick

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April Release ~ Final Day


Welcome back for the third and last day of Newton's Nook Designs' April Release.  Today we have a whimsical set for all you critter-loving garden enthusiasts out there, introducing "Garden Whimsy':


I was PSYCHED to see a fence-builder stamp, and touched by the 'the grass is greener wherever you are' sentiment, so I decided to them that along with the sweet birdie image (one of which is reverse stamped) to create this card:

Grass is Greener Love Birds card | Garden Whimsy by Newton's Nook Designs

I created a homemade cloud template and sponged some Pool party ink against it to make the soft cloud background and added a few petite clouds using a Fiskars cloud punch I spied at a Tuesday Morning over a year ago.  Popped one up and added a little heart rhinestone for a touch of bling.  Hope you like it!

Would you like to win 'Garden Whimsy'?
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, April 16th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th.

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




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


~ Crafty Math Chick