Thursday, August 18, 2016

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #49 - Sketch + Color Challenge

Hi again! This is my second post of the day. For the final reveal post for Newton's Nook August release, click here.

Taylored Expressions
Hi again! Today is the final Share Joy Challenge for the month of August. I hope you've been having a wonderful summer. I still can't believe how quickly these months have flown by! For this week's challenge, I was inspired by the sketch and used Sunshiny Day to create a fun and cheerful card.
Share Joy Challenge #49 - Happy Days by Handmade by Yuki | Sunshiny Days by Taylored Expressions
I followed the sketch pretty closely and just added a few tweaks here there. I added a full scalloped border to the bottom of the focal panel in yellow card stock. For banner strip in the background, I cut two stitched banners from Toffee card stock. I die cut another small banner from red card stock and stapled that to the focal panel with my tiny attacher. For the background, I used matching orange polka dot pattern paper. To finish the card, I added some natural twine.

I just love the warm, neutral colors and how sweet this card turned out. This card would be perfect for the end of summer or even into fall! Thanks again for stopping by and be sure to swing by the Share Joy Challenge Blog for much more inspiration. Have a wonderful day! ♥


Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Hedgehog Hollow

Hi crafty friends! Today is the final day of Newton's Nook Designs August release! We're finishing the week with the super adorable set, Hedgehog Hollow. I was seriously so excited when I saw a set with hedgehogs, these little guys are just too cute!!
I colored the cute stamped images with Copic Markers and then fussy-cut them out, leaving a white border. I cut piece of blue card stock using a stitched rectangle die and stamped a houndstooth background in the same shade of blue ink for a tone-on-tone look. I know it's quite subtle in the photo, but in real life the pattern is much more obvious. I used green card stock for the grass and added some fun grass texture with Copic Markers. I stamped the sentiment onto the layer of clouds which I popped onto the top of the focal panel.
Hedge Hugs by Handmade by Yuki | Hedgehog Hollow by Newton's Nook Designs

Would you like to win the "Hedgehog Hollow" 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 blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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 Thursday, August 18th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th.



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Newton Dreams of New York + Coordinating Dies

Hi crafty friends! I hope you've been loving this week's release so far! Today we're continuing Newton's Nook Designs August release the Newton Dreams of New York stamp set and coordinating die set. This is seriously such a fun set!
I created my own stamped background by randomly stamping the different images onto a piece of white card stock with black ink. I used the super cute image of Newton and colored him in with Copic Markers. I cut him out using the coordinating die. I cut a stitched photo frame from grey cardstock and backed the window portion with vellum. To finish the card, I added 4mm and 6mm pewter sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
I heart NY by Handmade by Yuki | Newton Dreams of New York by Newton's Nook Designs

Would you like to win the "Newton Dreams of New York" 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 blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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 Thursday, August 18th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th.


Pretty Pink Posh


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs August Release - Beautiful Leaves + Coordinating Dies

Welcome back! Today is the second reveal day of Newton's Nook Designs August release! Today we're showcasing the new Beautiful Leaves stamp and coordinating die set.
For today's card, I used the coordinating dies a little differently. Instead of using them to cut out the stamped images, I used the dies to create masks. I cut the dies from masking paper and adhered them randomly onto a piece of white card stock. I inked the background with Khaki dye ink. I used my mini MISTI stamping tool to stamp the images. I love the fun white border left from the dies. I colored the stamped images with Copic Markers. I then white heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of black card stock. To finish the card, I added quite a bit of natural twine to the top of the panel.
Autumn Wishes by Handmade by Yuki | Beautiful Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs
Would you like to win the "Beautiful Leaves" 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 blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release 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 Thursday, August 18th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 19th.