Friday, July 17, 2015

NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS' ~ 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!


Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs Second Anniversary Blog Hop!
Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating their TWO Year Anniversary - two whole years of getting our paws inky!  To celebrate we have an AMAZING blog hop featuring our Design Team and some AWESOME Special Guests! You are going to love all the fun inspiration they're sharing using Newton’s Nook Designs Stamps!

I know I am so happy for Jen, Jeff, Newton & Hobbes.  Not only is Jen wicked talented and the creator of fun images and now DIES for us to create with, but they are all wonderful people as well.  It has been such an honor as well as a pleasure to design for such a fabulous company with terrific people behind it -- thank you so much for this opportunity!  I am humbled...  

In honor of NND's TWO YEAR (WOOT!) anniversary, I thought it would be fun to include small images from many of Jen's other adorable sets in my hop cards.

When I first saw Newton's Naptime, one thing instantly came to mind - The Snuggles Project.  It is a charitable organization that contacts shelters around the globe (yes, it is worldwide) and asks if they would be interested in receiving handmade blankets for their shelter pets until they are adopted, as some of them have never felt the touch of something soft under their paws, to help provide them with a greater sense of safety and security and comfort, which will increase their chances of adoption as well.  If you are interested, you can read more about the Snuggles Project HERE.  As my NND bio mentions, I enjoy knitting and crocheting, making blankets for animals in shelters helps combine my love of animals and adoption advocacy with my enjoyment with playing with yarn - win-win!!  So when I saw Newton sleeping peaceful on top of that stack of blankets...  I just HAD to use it to create a card to give to the shelter volunteers when I drop off the blankets I've made:

Shelter kitty Newton dreaming of a home by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Naptime by Newton's Nook Designs

Newton's Naptime is the focus, using NND's new Newton's Naptime Purr-fect DIES to cut out both Newton, his dream bubbles and the teenie red hearts.  I tried coloring in the blankets in colors of yarn I have used/have in my stash and plan to use for the shelter blankets.  I also thought of the things a shelter kitty might dream of (a home, love, food, toys, etc...) and looked for images in Newton's other sets to act as accessories.  Can you guess all the sets I used?  ('love' is from Flirty Flamingos, the yarn ball, fish bone & wind up mouse are from Newton's Antics (the first NND set I every purchased - had to pay homage to that on their 2nd anniversary!), and the house is actually a birdhouse from Tweet Talk - I used a marker to outline the outside of one of the birdhouses and then added a door and inked up a portion of the 'home tweet home' sentiment to accompany it).  I decided to substitute sequins in place of the tinier thought bubbles for a little flair.  

When I first saw the Message in a Bottle dies I was psyched because they are SO VERSATILE!  You could use them to show off all kinds of images!  To demonstrate I created another card for you:


Rose in a Bottle Thinking of You card by Crafty Math Chick | Message in a Bottle and Love Grows by Newton's Nook Designs

I used three additional NND sets in addition to the new Message in a Bottle to create this card: the rose is from Love Grows, the long stem is from Easter Scramble (you easily could have used the cracked egg tulips for this card as well!), and the 'thinking of you' sentiment came from Versatile Vases (could easily use the flowers in that set for this card too!).  Frist I stamped the flowers and leaf (some masking occurred) and colored them in using Copic markers (four different shades of red were used).  The bottle was die cut from vellum cardstock and then stamped; I colored in part of the image with a light blue markers to create the appearance of water.  

So, which of my 2nd year anniversary cards do you prefer?  Are you a crocheter or knitter as well as a papercrafter too?  How would you like to WIN a credit to NND to pick up some die & stampy goodness of your own?!!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!
Would you like to win a $20 Store Credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online ship?

Here's how to win:
Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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, July 19th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 20th. We are running a giveaway on our Facebook page too so make sure to enter there for another chance to win!!

Special Guests:
Jennifer Ingle
Tessa Wise
Shellye McDaniel
Simon Says Stamp

Design Team:
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick  (<-- You are here)
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka

Next stop on the hop is Jess Gerstner, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Don't forget to comment - and visit our FB page too for another chance to win!  Happy Two Year Anniversary Newton, Jen & Jeff!

~ Crafty Math Chick

45 comments:

Jingle said...

These are both lovely cards!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Aw, these are cute! Love that you used the bottle as a vase! Great idea!

Jessica Gerstner said...

Awesome cards! Love the story behind the first card, so sweet!

D.Ann C said...

What great dreams Newton has! : ) And, yes, I am blonde and probably wouldn't have thought to use the bottle as a bottle vase had you not shown me! : )

Melissa said...

Lovely cards!

Nora N. said...

How adorable!! i love the rose in the bottle and Newton dreaming. Great design!!

Brithzi said...

Fantastic cards! Newton's Naptime is my favorite from this release, but the Message in a Bottle is growing on me.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love Newton having such good dreams.
The coloring is great and the idea was fun.
The flowers are beautiful.
I really like that bottle die too.
thanks for sharing.

Sweet April said...

Awesome cards,lovely,colorful,fabulous.Love them!

Cat Craig said...

Sweet cards.

Sonya said...

Love that cat stamp with all those fluffy blankets. Cute!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great dreams Newton is having! Loven the elegance of the last card.

Julie GM said...

Your kitty card is too cute & the second is a sweet one too!

~amy~ said...

Awesome, love both of your fabulous cards!

BunnyD said...

Aww, kitty dreams. What a great card idea.

Shanelle Ali said...

Lovely cards!

Susie Sonnier said...

Both cards are great

Lori Simon said...

I like how Newton is dreaming of 3 things! Cute

Marty B said...

Wonderful cards & fun stamp sets!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Both cards are super cute! Love how you used the bottle as a vase! Very cool!

AlteredAddict said...

I really want the cat nap set to cute!!! reminds me of my Lucky he loves sleeping on this bean pillow we have he get very persistent if it isn't in his spot (right between us) at night :)

Sarah said...

neat cards TFS

Kim A said...

I just love your card ideas, you do such a great job! The Snuggles Project sounds like an amazing idea, and I'm sure the volunteers will love this card, as well! =)

Sue D said...

fabulous shelter card and lovely vase.

Amante del Papel said...

what a super cute and sweet cards!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i love your card

Zarah said...

Very clever! Cute too, and thanks for the second idea, that was a gooood one as well! :D

PS. The link here from SSS is broken, maybe they can fix that? Have a great day! :D

Anja Curvers said...

Both cards are great, love them. TFS.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww these are both lovely cards!

snazzyjj said...

Love your clever design.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Pretty cards - especially love the first with the cute little kitty dreaming:)

Tricia Ann said...

How endearing your cat card is. The roses card is very well done also. I really like seeing the stems through the glass.

Liz O. said...

I totally love the Newton card!!! The floral card is very pretty too! TFS!
Have a wonderful day!

Larissa Heskett said...

Super AWESOME Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the FUN Design with the Flower!! Neat Idea!! =) HANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are both gorgeous but I am partial to Newton! Look at all the sweet dreams he's having! So adorable!

Jung A said...

super cute card...what a sweet kitty!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun card. Love your dream bubbles. TFS

Judy said...

Two lovely cards. Your first card will be perfect to go with those blankets you made. What a loving gesture. Thanks for sharing.

Crystal DeJesus said...

Great cards, and thanks for the info on the charity. I like crocheting as well and that sounds like a really good use of blankets.

Jennifer Jackson said...

Two super cute projects! I love the kitty dreaming of all the different things - perfect for the Snuggles project! And the flowers in the bottle is such a fun idea! I love your coloring on those roses too! Thanks so much for being part of our hop!!

- Jen

Lynndee Georganas said...

Great card ideas! I love how you used the sequins to connect your dream bubbles!!

Kathy W said...

Love the dreaming kitty. Good on you for your adoption work, too.

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous creations, fabulous coloring. Adore that image of Newton.

bzyPTmom said...

I love both of your cards--because I am a knitter and papercrafter and animal lover, all rolled into one! I love the Snuggles project, I have to confess, I'm the head care taker of "God's cat garden"--a group of feral cats that live in my neighborhood. We have neutered all 15--still have 8 regulars, 2 who allow us to pet them and seek out human contact, 1 of whom comes into the house for "treats". I tried to get her in the house yesterday to ride out a monsoon storm, but she couldn't handle it. We've been known to put a heating pad in our homemade winter shelter (old bedspread over patio table and chairs) when the temps in our desert climate dip to freezing. Thanks for your great work in this charity!

truddabellz said...

Great cards. Super cute!