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Newton's Nook Anniversary Hop

Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs Second AnniversaryBlogHop!
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
Special Guests:
Jennifer Ingle
Tessa Wise
Shellye McDaniel
Simon Says Stamp

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

 For my card, I used the new "Newton's Naptime" stamp set and
coloring pencils by Prisma.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and then proceeded to color
in the image with a series of colored pencils, starting with the lightest shade and
then adding a darker color for the shading.
I used Gamsol and a blending stump to achieve a bea…

So Rad Frame Album

Hello, everyone!  I shared a unique "So Rad" album yesterday at SIMPLE STORIES  using an assortment of the collection's Chipboard Frames and other embellishments!

I started with the full pack of Chipboard Frames and the 6X6 paper pad from "So Rad".   I filled in each of the frame's windows with a piece of patterned paper that was  glued into place.  A matching-sized frame was glued to the back of each.
 I used dies to cut small photos to fit the frames or just cut the photos down to size.
Stickers, enamel dots, brads and die-cuts were used to dress up the individual pages.

Two pockets from the SN@P! Card pack were also added to the album and a  tag slipped inside for journaling.


 I left some of the smaller frames without any photos and simply embellished them  with clear photo stickers and enamel dots.  You can also use the lined papers  to create areas for journaling.
And don't forget those awesome Chipboard stickers and adhesive brads!
Once the pages were finish…

Bokeh-On-Bokeh Layout

The “Selfie” Mini Theme by
ECHO PARK PAPER is on point for anything preteen or teen related… even if it’s not pertaining to a selfie!   I have used the mini theme to showcase a photo strip taken of my  son and his date at their Junior Prom.  The on trend colors and design of  “Selfie” captured the moment perfectly!

 I started with a 12x12 base paper from “Side B” of the “Cameras” paper.    Next, I cut a black cardstock down to 8.5” square and machine stitched it to the  center of the base paper.
 For the focal point paper (which was cut to 8” square) I wanted to expound  on the bokeh look of the “Words” paper (side B), so I used a ¾” and 1” circle die to  die-cut holes randomly throughout.  Next, I used strips of thin foam adhesive tape to  attach the bokeh paper to the top center of the black cardstock.  This gave just  the right amount of depth to the die-cut areas.

 Medium sized enamel dots were placed inside of the larger, 1” circles.   These take on their own shine and lend to the bok…