Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy 4th Anniversary Newton's Nook Designs!!


Hello everyone!  Newton's Nook Designs is celebrating their 4th YEAR ANNIVERSARY (WOO HOO!) and Jen was kind enough to ask me to play along with the current Design Team members.  I was so honored and humbled.  

Earlier this week Jen debuted the new Winston's Lake House stamp set and its coordinating die:


Well the current Design Team members really knocked it out of the park showing off this new set with their beautiful creations.  When I first saw this stamp set I was really drawn to the loon bird (did Jen hit it out of the park with this illustration or what?!!  She even got the petite white stripes on the bird's neck!  Way to go Jen!)  and the goofy romantic sentiment 'I'm still looney for you' - it is just the kind of thing my hubby would love to get from me for our anniversary, Valentine's Day, or as a little love note (probably because he thinks I am a little looney, LOL!) so I made a card I thought would appeal to him on the masculine side:


I thought the black & white polka dot paper complemented the white dots on the loon's back nicely and created a little eyebrow for expression simply by not coloring that part of the head in black.  I added a little pop of color with the red flag and red rhinestone hearts.  

Jen also introduced a brand new line to the Newton's Nook Designs family this anniversary as well - FOUR new stencil designs!!  That's right - not one, FOUR!  Here is a graphic depicting all four of them:


I think they are all really terrific and the NND DT did such a terrific job showing them all off earlier this week, didn't they?!!  Since I love making dog-themed and cat-themed cards so much I decided to make a birthday card using NND's Pug Hugs stamp set and the brand new Paw Prints stencil :


I just secured the stencil in place with a piece of blue painter's tape and sponged the plum perfect ink over the open paw prints and VOILA!  Pretty neat huh?  My first time working with a stencil too!!  I also tried it with my new Crayola Airbrush kit I got back in December - worked nicely with that too!  And both times, all I had to do to clean the stencil off was run it under the faucet and the ink and marker just washed right off, good as new again - can't get much easier than that!  :)

Would you like to try NND's new stencils for yourself?  Well as part of Newton's Nook's 4th anniversary celebration, you can receive the Paw Prints stencil FREE with a $75 purchase from Newton's Nook Designs!  Cool no?  But the promotion only runs for one week so don't wait too long!


Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner 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, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you've won!

Special Guests:

Newton's Nook Design Team:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and seeing my creations.  Danielle Pandeline is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see.  Enjoy!  And have a wonderful weekend!

~ Crafty Math Chick

49 comments:

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the clean lines on your cards. Very inspiring:)

Diane Stricker said...

Great cards.

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are just adorable!

Darklittle Dancer said...

Wow that first card of yours is a stunner! I love it. (Also, I didn't know that this was a loon bird. I thought it was a duck. I don't think we have loon birds over here)

Lisa DeAngelis said...

The pug card is PERFECT!! I love it!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very fun cards. Love the set the loon came from.

Karen Gerek said...

I'm an "up north" gal in my soul, so your card with the loon on it really got me in my heart. LOVE it!

Fiki said...

so sweet card!
hugs

Elise Smith said...

I'm a dog person so I love the pug card, and the punny sentiment too :)

Jen Timko said...

These are so awesome!! I just love how you used the loon! Totally going to make one of these for my husband. Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea Shell said...

Great cards! Love your coloring of the loon and your stenciled background!

Mary Holshouser said...

Have to get that set for my son's BD cards.
My husband would have loved it. Both
were duck hunters but one is one and the
other has given it up.
Love the loon card.
thanks for helping with the celebration

Jennifer Jackson said...

Both of these cards are so so adorable! I love how you used the loon to make a sweet card for your hubby! You are right - the polka dots go perfectly with it! And the pawprint background goes awesome with that pug! I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for being our guest today and helping to celebrate our Anniversary!
-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Andrea W said...

Lovely cards! I adore the shades of purple on the pug card and the Loon made a wonderful card for your hubby.

KariL said...

What an adorable card! I love the little pug, so cute!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the FUN Designs!! Your Husband will LOVE it!! The stenciling on the Second card is AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH both cards are awesome!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

cute cute cute cute cute cute...cute..altough the pup looks a bit grumpy he's tons of fun!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. Thanks for sharing

Zsofi said...

That masculine card is just the sweetest. I need to make sg like this to my hubby too. Great idea!

AJ Bodine said...

I am LOVING your loon card, you are right the polka dots are perfect with the image! And such a fun birthday card, I love that pug!

mooch said...

Love the pug card!!

Tracy A said...

Too cute. Who can resist that puppy face.

Anonymous said...

Love the simplicity of the loon card and the pug card would be perfect for my friend who raises pugs!

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are adorable!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love that cute pug!
Happy 4th birthday to Newton's Nook! Enjoying the hop!

Unknown said...

Dit is super leuk en super cool! dank je wel voor het delen

Oliev said...

Lovely cards:-)

Vivian Foo said...

Fun and interesting creations!

Stephanie Desbiens-McDonald said...

Those. Arcs are beautiful! Maybe I can give out loon valentine cards this year sine it is my provinces nathional bird!Lol!
And that purple pug card sooo cute

Sue LD said...

Cute cards. I like the polka dots and sentiment on the first and the stenciled paws on the second.

designbydonna said...

That is a spectacular use of the loon. I missed that in the first view of the set. Your paw print background is great. I love working with stencils.

Macimbalo said...

Such cute cards - love your designs and the colors you used!

Robin Coxon said...

Such a great stamp for a masculine touch of a card. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Christy Q said...

Fantastic masculine card! The little hearts are just the perfect touch.

Isabelle said...

Your two cards are really awesome. The paws print stencil gives an excellent background.

Kleri F said...

Lovely cards!Thank you for sharing and happy 4th birthday to NND!:)

Valentina B said...

Both of your cards are great. But the second one with a dog is so adorable ;)

Francine D said...

Excellent color combinations, love how you colored the dog. I find them challenging :)

Alexandra Madison said...

Your loon card is fantastic! Great colors and design. The pug card is really cute. My daughter loves dogs and the color purple. Win, win in her book :)

Jackie said...

Fabulous cards! That loon set is lovely and that little puppy is adorable!

Brian's Mom said...

I love your clean style. That pug is sooo cute!

Angela said...

Both of your cards are so cute! The "looney" card made me laugh when I read it and the pug is adorable! I love the new paw prints stencil!

Susan said...

both of your cards are great!

Crafty EllenH. said...

What a cute cards 😀

Lady Joyful said...

Really cute cards!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Awesome cards! Love the 1st one's color combo & the sweet CAS design. And the pawprint stencil is my favorite part of this release; love it!

Anna Tracy said...

The first one is great for a gut card!

Laura S said...

Very cute cards, love the Looney sentiment and idea of using just the loon!