Thursday, December 22, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs Farewell Post from Crafty Math Chick

Well my friends, they say all good things must come to an end, I am afraid my time as a Design Team member for Newton's Nook Designs has reached that end, at least for now.  Jen has been an AMAZING boss, always supportive and encouraging, and I will always be grateful to her for taking a chance on me.  And I could not have asked for sweeter, more talented Teamies every single term I was blessed to represent NND.  

Unfortunately, I have been faced with some new health concerns, which are also the primary reason I am not returning, and they prevented me from creating something new using Jen's adorable and beautiful designs today I am afraid.  SO I figured instead I would get nostalgic and take you an a trip down memory lane revisiting some of my favorite creations with Newton's Nook Designs stamps and dies.

The first time I ever saw little Newton kitty he drew me into his heart and I made this card for the very first Inky Paw Challenges before I was even a member of the Design Team using one of the first two sets I purchased, Newton's Antics:


And then this one for the same sketch challenge using the other set in my first NND order, Just Say Cheese:


I had so much fun creating my first waterfall card when Jen released NND's Love a la Carte:


I had so much fun creating this little three-dimensional birdhouse using NND's Tweet Talk:


I had fun using Just Say Cheese again to make this fun cheese-slice-shaped card:


I had fun playing with color when Jen released NND's Simply Sentimental with this CAS card ('I'm happy 'around you' - get it?):


did love how this card came out using NND's Spooky Street and lots of fun punches by Martha Stewart and EK Success, doesn't the background just glow?


I really like the elegant appearance of simplicity in Jen's quite ornate designs in NND's Beautiful Blizzard and loved this soft color combination:


I was SO excited when Jen illustrated Flaky Family and included a SNOW PUPPY and a SNOW KITTY in it - THANK YOU JEN!!


Canine Christmas continues to be one of my most favorite holiday sets (hel-LO - Jen included SO many breeds of cute DOGS - and you all know how much I LOVE dogs by now):



As does Newton's Holiday Mischief (my neighbors absolutely LOVED this card - I colored the kitty to look like theirs and had fun designed the front door):


NND's Sweet Summer set still continues to be my 'go-to' set for punny thank you cards like this one:


Fetching Friendship graduation card for our neighbor - I have found that the labrador could easily be turned into a beagle using the right Copic markers:

Doggie Graduation Card by Crafty Math Chick | Fetching Friendship & Simply Sentimental by Newton's Nook Designs


I have fun thinking out-of-the-box, sometimes my mind goes in unpredictable ways, as it did in this fun card I made when Jen introduced Mermaid Crossing (maybe because I am kind of thinking about Christmas ll year long, even though I am Jewish, LOL!).  The tree was created using a coral image from Tranquil Tides and the crab and fish were from SEAsonal Greetings:

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

There was just something about this CAS card made with NND's Fox Hollow set that I have always loved (maybe it was because it took me SO many tries to manually cut out the green continents so they looked authentic:

Peaceful Fox on Earth card by Crafty Math Chick | Fox Hollow by Newton's Nook Designs


I was PSYCHED when Jen came out with NND's Splendid Stag dies - talk about awesome for masculine cards, which I actually enjoy making, like this rustic one of my favorites (the '#1 Dad' sentiment is from Winston's BBQ):

Rustic Buck Father's Day Card by Crafty Math Chick | Splendid Stags dies by Newton's Nook Designs

AS my little furbaby Ty is the sun of my solar system you KNOW I am going to LOVE any supplies that allow me to show him off, like this card using NND's Garden Starter Stamp Set and Garden Window die set (I SO wanted to order a ton of photos of Ty using Shutterfly and use holiday patterned papers and make THIS my holiday card this year!  Maybe next year, if I am lucky.  

Puppy Photo Frame by Crafty Math Chick | Garden Starter Stamp Set & Garden Window Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs


Even my husband admits that this card using Newton's Boo-tiful Night was one of his favorites (and he is a tough critic of my work!)  It worked with the DP so perfectly:

Kitty Witch on Broomstick Halloween Card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

A recent favorite used the newly released Serene Silhouettes Stamp and die sets - I love birch trees and all the ADORABLE woodland critters you can incorporate, and the fact that it coordinates with Whispering Pines is a bonus!)

Deer & bunny couples in snowy woods card by Crafty Math Chick | Serene Silhouettes stamp set & coordinating die set by Newton's Nook Designs

Most recently, I created my birdseed bell ornament tag using NND's Holiday Tweets - this ranks with my most recent favorite as I just love our feathered friends and this beautiful set:

Birdseed Bell Nest ornament tag by Crafty Math Chick | Holiday Tweets stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

(Okay, so I had planned on sharing my top ten favorites... oops... guess I love Newton's Nook Designs WAAAAY too much to only stop at ten...  sorry for the lengthy post!  But I want Jen to know how much I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of NND, what an honor and pleasure it was to represent NND, to thank ALL Of my Teamies over the terms for all of their inspiration & friendship, and to thank you ALL for all of your kind comments.  I enjoyed reading every single one!  I would LOVE to know which of my cards (here or others I have posted in the past) were YOUR favorites!  It would really warm my heart this holiday season.  :)  PS - it irks me that none of the doxie sets that I love deeply were represented here, sniff sniff!!  

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a very happy & healthy 2017 with lots of crafty goodness to enjoy!  

Warmest Wishes,
Crafty Math Chick

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