Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs February Release ~ Day 1


Welcome to the first day of Newton's Nook Designs February Release!  Today Jen is debuting a set that is perfect for scrapbooking your culinary achievements, recipe cards, tags for homebaked treats as well as cards for birthday and other occasions -- introducing 'Made From Scratch':



And it even has coordinating DIES:


Since my birthday card stash is always low, I decided to make a birthday card using the 'whisking you a happy birthday' sentiment (isn't that original?  I just love that!) paired with some patterned paper of the same them from Hobby Lobby:

Whisking you a happy birthday card by Crafty Math Chick | Made From Scratch by Newton's Nook Designs

I just love how the cooking utensils have their own little die cuts!  SQUEEE!  It doesn't show up in the photo well, but the golden elements on the cardstock are glittery IRL - pretty!

Would you like to win a 'Made from Scratch' 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 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, February 11th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 12th. 


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


Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka
Ka Slogski - Guest Designer

Jess Gerstner is next on the hop, I sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Friday, February 5, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' Sweet Treats Blog Hop


Hello everyone!  Welcome to the 2016 Newton's Nook Designs' Sweet Treats Blog Hop!  Jen thought it would be fun to inspire you all with some homemade treat holders featuring her adorably illustrated stamps just in time to whip up some Valentine's Day Treats!  

I thought I would show you something a little different and make a few non-traditional Valentine treats.  I hope you like them!

Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE fan of EVERYTHING 'DOG' - so I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to make and show off a Valentine for your favorite canine (OOOH!  That rhymes!  Jen - note for future sentiments!  LOL!)



Lab-Adore Clear Valentine Biscuit Box by Crafty Math Chick | Fetching Friendship by Newton's Nook Designs

I took one of those clear acrylic card boxes designed to hold  a set of 4.25" x 5.5" cards & envelopes and filled it with mini Milk Bone Biscuits (yes, Ty was very attentive of his Mommy whilst I created this project, LOL!).  I used a Fiskars paw print border punch on both sides of a strip of Blushing Bride cardstock.  Then I took a strip of white cardstock and created a patterned background using the heart, outline paw print (which is stamped in pink and extremely light in this photo), and solid & outline bone images along with the 'LAB-Adore you!' sentiment, perfect for Valentine's Day!  Then I took the sweet Labrador image from 'Fetching Friendship' that had a tennis ball in his mouth and 'replaced' it with a red heart I punched out by gluing the heart in the appropriate place and paper piecing the top part of his head & upper jaw (which had been stamped separately, colored and fussy cut out) over it - TA DA!  Instant way to make this cute puppy hold anything in his mouth!  Adhered them together and wrapped them around the box as a decorative band - VOILA!  Canine Valentine complete!  :)

I purchased 'Campfire Tails' a long time ago and still had yet to give it any love, so I looked for a way to create a masculine valentine using it.  I have always found masculine valentines to be such a challenge - I know my husband doesn't like seeing pink on cards, so you have to get creative to come up with things to appeal to the men in our lives.  I saw the 'hooked on you' sentiment and thought 'How perfect would this be to pair with Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers or Swedish fish?!!'  Not too 'girly' right?  So that is what I did, and since I am a very indecisive person and couldn't decide which snack would appeal to my viewers most - I created toppers for both (plus - double snackage for us that way right?  LOL!)


Winston's Fisherman Valentine Treats by Crafty Math Chick | Campfire Tails by Newton's Nook Designs

So, which coloring of Winston do you like better?  Which treat is your favorite?  A little handy tip - if you buy the small box (designed for home movies for 98 cents at the time of this posting?) the fish come in a little sealed plastic bag already - I just took that (it measured 3.75" wide) and folded one end over and made a topper for it - no reason to simply empty it into an additional plastic baggie, right?  (and am I the only one surprised that is all the Swedish fish you get from such a big box?... just curious)


Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton's Nook Designs?
We're giving them out to TWO lucky winners!!

Here's how to win:


Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  Two winners 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 blogs have been chosen, so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Sunday, February 7th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 8th.


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



Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka

Well I hope you liked my projects, even if they were a little different.  Jess Gerstner is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Monday, February 1, 2016

In "Love' with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello!  We weathered the blizzard of 2016 here.  Over 2 feet of snow, drifts up to 5 feet in some areas and higher than that after plowing, but we were blessed and didn't lose power or have trouble with the roof (YAAY!) so I can just reap the benefits of all of my yarn organization efforts right before the storm!  (I envisioned the roof collapsing and soaking all of my precious yarn and ruining it - couldn't let that happen!  So almost all of it is in plastic bins now, neatly organized by brand and type, YAAY!  My husband teases me whenever he sees disasters like tornadoes or floods or hurricanes on the news 'There go your stamps Honey, allllll your designer papers just floooooating/blooooowing away... bye bye... neeeeever to be seen again...  Ooops - it's taking your yarn now too!  Oh no!  What will you do!')

I am helping out with a post on the Newton's Nook Blog again today.  I decided to keep it simple and play along with Newton's Inky Paws Challenge 28: Love Theme using Winged Wishes and the new Darling Hearts die set:

CAS Simple Love Valentine by Crafty Math Chick | Winged Wishes & Darling Hearts Dies by Newton's Nook Designs

I was inspired by the delicate necklaces that are comprised of scripty words and knotted one of of some thin twine and threaded it through the loop of the 'l' and then repeated the process for the loop of the 'e' and let the cute little birdies be lifting the scripty love up that way.  I don't know if I will give this one to my husband for Valentine's Day yet, he already saw it and commented how much he liked it, and he tends to favor CAs style cards, but nothing ever seem special enough for my hubby, I mean he is my HUSBAND - you know?  Do you ever feel the same way about your family members?

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

~ Crafty Math Chick


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Blizzard Thank You with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello!  Can you hear me saying hi from underneath all this snow?  (Actually I typed this up in advance in the event we lost power and I was unable to log on).  Today I am featured on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog and I wanted to share a card I made to thank our young neighbor who is helping us out by snowplowing our driveway for us to help spare our ever aging backs (thought it would be a festive and memorable way to include his payment) using NND's Winter Tails set:

Blizzard Thank You Card by Crafty Math Chick | Winter Tails by Newton's Nook Designs

I added the little bird because I filled all the feeders on our property with birdseed to help our our feathered friends during these inclement conditions and have enjoyed watching all of them chow down and enjoy the buffet.  Too bad they have to eat in the snow and wind, poor birdies.

Hope everyone is safe and warm!  Thanks for stopped by to see my creation!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' January Release ~ Day 2


Welcome back to the second day of Newton's Nook Designs' January release!  Today's set features some cute snuggling pets along with some fancy hearts and sentiments perfect for a variety of occasions.  Introducing 'Darling Duos':


And there are Purr-fectly matching DIES for this set too!  SQUEEEEE!

 

Don't you just LOVE the stitching on the heart?!!  I sure do!

Since Jen included dogs with this set (THANK YOU JEN!!)  I just HAD to use them in my card:

Doggie Daddy Father's Day card by Crafty Math Chick | Darling Duos stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Since our furbaby Ty gives his Daddy cards on holidays (oh come on, you know you do it too!) I decided to make a card for him to give his Poppa for Valentine's Day.  I selected a more masculine color palette and created the background using the heart with the paw print (LOVE THAT IMAGE JEN!) and the petite solid heart stamps in the set.  I cut the stitched heart shape out using the set's dies and then stamped the image of the doggie duo on it and colored it in with Copic markers.  I added the 'DAD' from NND's 'Winston's BBQ' set to the 'you & me' sentiment from this set to personalize it for my husband.  I could tell Ty knew the card was for him to give his Daddy because he stayed very close to me as I worked on the project and was extremely attentive when I snapped the photo... or maybe he just wanted the treats?...


What do you think?  ;)

Would you like to win a 'Darling Duos' 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 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, January 14th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 15th. 


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



Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka

Jess Gerstner is the next stop on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' January Release - Day 1


Hello everyone!  Happy 2016!  Welcome to the first day of Newton's Nook Designs' January Release!  Today Jen has designed a set chockied full of her adorable critters we all love -- introducing 'Hoppy Tails':


Aren't these CUTE!  I could not resist giving that Momma kangaroo and baby Joey some love with this Valentine's Day card:

Hoppy Valentine's Day Mom kangaroo card by Crafty Math Chick | Hoppy Days by Newton's Nook Designs

Since my Mom loves images of Mother & baby animals I used the 'mom' from 'Love Grows' to personalize the card for her.  I hope she likes it.

Would you like to win a 'Hoppy Days'?
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 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, January 14th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 15th. 


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


Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka

Jess Gerstner is the next stop on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fetching Christmas Friendship with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello everyone!  I am getting so excited for Christmas!  It's so near!  Are you all done with your shopping yet?  How about your baking?  I still have lots of that to do.  Just about all of my cards are completed though, including this one featured on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog today using the cute lab from 'Fetching Friendship':

Christmas Labrador card by Crafty Math Chick | Fetching Friendship by Newton's Nook Designs

I made this one for a friend who has a black lab to match the tag I made for her during the 25 days of Christmas tags hop hosted by Tracey McNeely.  I forget which company made the patterned paper, Echo Park or Doodlebug.  The holly border was created with an EK Success edger punch and I added a Santa hat I purchased from Hobby Lobby and added three rhinestone holly berries and two free hand cut holly leaves to embellish the hat's brim.  I hope my friend likes it.  The 'Happy Howl-i-days' sentiment, which I LOOOOOVE, is from NND's Canine Christmas set, easily my most used sentiment of all.

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, your views and comments mean so much to me!

Cheers!


~ Crafty Math Chick