Monday, May 30, 2016

Mint Monday: Pirate Birthday Card

Pirate Birthday Card by Jess Crafts for Mint Owl Studio

Hello crafty friends! It's Monday so that means today I have a card and video tutorial for Mint Owl Studio! For this fun birthday card I used the new A Pirate's Life stamp set.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release A Cozy Day In


Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing the Newton's Nook Designs May Release. This set is called A Cozy Day In. It is the new 4x4 size and has one large image perfect for those who love cats and books. For today's card I masked off the image and created a Distress Ink background. Then I did some Copic coloring and paper piecing. Funny tip: Try not to drink too much coffee before attempting to fussy cut. Keep reading to find out how to win this set.


Would you like to win the “A Cozy Day In” 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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release Newton's Book Club



Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing the Newton's Nook Designs May Release. This set is called Newton's Book Club. It has great images for those of us who love cats and books. I'm a big fan of any set with Newton and this is no exception. For today's project I made some magnetic bookmarks. If you'd like some tips on how it's done check the video link. 


Also keep reading to find out how to win this set!


Would you like to win the “Newton's Book Club” 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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release Adventure Awaits




Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing the Newton's Nook Designs May Release. This set is called Adventure Awaits. It is such a fun set with great solid images and there are two stand alone dies that compliment this set called Points & Plumes Die Set, and Splendid Stags Die Set. We have a lot of awesome new products to share with you this week and I'll have a video or two later this week as well. Also keep reading to find out how to win this set!


Would you like to win the “Adventure Awaits” 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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:



Monday, May 16, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs May Release Happy Little Thoughts


Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing the Newton's Nook Designs May Release. This set is called Happy Little Thoughts and has a coordinating die set. I think this is a great all occasion set. I love the idea of being able to build pretty custom wreaths for cards since the die set also cuts out all the small elements. I did some colored stamping for the wreath and no line Copic coloring for the bow. To keep with the soft pretty colors I used a bit of vellum to build up the layers without adding too much visual weight. We have a lot of awesome new products to share with you this week and I'll have a video or two later this week as well. Also keep reading to find out how to win this set!




Would you like to win the “Happy Little Thoughts” 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, May 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 20th

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Mint Monday Rainbow Thank You Card


Hello crafty friends! It's Monday so that means today I have a card and video tutorial for Mint Owl Studio! As you all know I'm obsessed with rainbows and when I'm running low on card ideas it is my go to. You can always create a fun background with your favorite inks and a little repeat stamping. The sets I used are Scripty Sentiments and Outrageous Owls. For more check out the video.


Friday, May 6, 2016

NND May Flowers Blog Hop




Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the Newton's Nook Designs May Flowers Blog Hop. We had so much fun last year that we brought the event back. For today's hop I have a fun ombre look on a clean and simple but very bold card. I really enjoyed playing with patterns and colors on this card. I used the Fanciful Florals from Newton's Nook and the Scales stencil from Stencil Girl. For more information on how to win on this hop keep reading and for a tutorial check out my video. 



Let's have a Giveaway!

Want a chance to win a $20 store credit? We're picking 2 lucky winners!

Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! TWO winners 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 Monday, May 9th at 9pm CDT to comment -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, May 10th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:





Stencil Girl Guest Designer


So excited to finally share with you that I am a guest designer for StencilGirl. I love stencils of all kinds but they have an amazing selection and some truly unique designs. Check out their post for a great technique with several card examples!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Honeybee Treat Tags


Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a project for Newton's Nook Designs. I've used both the new sets Winston's Honeybees and Tag Sampler. I created an ombre effect with Distress Inks and stencil brushes. For more info check out the video.