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Newton's Nook Anniversary Hop

Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs Second Anniversary Blog Hop!
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 beautiful watercolored look!
The image was then carefully cut out and attached to the center of a die-cut
oval.  The papers are by Echo Park Paper.

Celebrate with us and enter to win!
Would you like to win a $20 Store Credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online shop? 

Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 19th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 20th. We are running a giveaway on our Facebook page too so make sure to enter there for another chance to win!!

Your next stop is Simon Says Stamp!
Have fun!


  1. Awww.. so darling! I just bought this stamp today :)

  2. Very cute image and love the design with the pp mat and the paper piercing around it.

  3. Very sweet. I like your coloring, the papers and the heart.

  4. How adorable! Love the colors.

  5. Love the layering. The big yellow bow really sets off the card.
    The coloring is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Lovely,fabulous,adorablecolorful card.Love it!

  7. Adorable stamp. I have to look that one up.

  8. Oh my SWEET...this is absolutely darling.

  9. Talk about Princess and the Pea! That's one pampered kitty. What a cute card.

  10. Nice card, love the heart on the cat but 😉

  11. Cute card!! Love all those patterns!!

  12. Sweet card & love the coloring too!

  13. Aww the heart on Newtons butt. Cute!

  14. Very sweet card & love the dotted detail around the oval.

  15. Such a cute card, really like how the pattern paper and colors you used tied everything together ... I have to order this set & the die

  16. Your card is adorable Shellye! This is one of my favorite images! TFS!
    Have a wonderful day!

  17. Love this card, just like a cat who likes to sleep and nap.

  18. Love this car the cat is to cute, I almost got this set the other day but I waited to long and it was sold out when I was ready... Have it at the head of the list for the next go round. LOL

  19. P.S. Thanks for sharing with us.

  20. Gorgeous layers! Love the big yellow bow!

  21. Love it. Beautiful coloring.

  22. This card is absolutely adorable. I can't wait to get this stamp set and die!

  23. i love anything kitty and so your card is right up my alley ;-)

  24. Beautiful card, and your colouring is fantastic!! I also have to say that the heart on the kitty's bum is suuuch a cute touch. :)

  25. What a cute card! Love your coloring!

  26. Wow! love the use of patterns in your card, things pop out at me yet still flow!

  27. What a cutie and that heart makes it all the more adorable!

  28. Awww what a cutie! Love your little kitty and fabulous bow too :)

  29. Such an adorable image on this pretty card!

  30. How sweet. Your bow is perfect! Those Prisma pencils color wonderfully. I love the dot accents around the oval.

  31. This kitty card will melt the recipient's heart. Wonderful, Cheers

  32. I definitely need this stamp set! I love your coloring!

  33. Cute, cute, cute! I love how you coloured this stamp! Big fan of Newton here!

  34. lovely card! super cute kitty!

  35. Love your soft coloring of the image. TFS

  36. Such a cute and fun card. Love your subtle coloring on the cat. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Cute card! I must learn this gamsol technique I keep hearing about! :)

  38. Love the bright cheery colors of your card! This is such a cute stamp, definitely a must have!!

  39. Adorable! Love this pampered pussy cat!

  40. AMAZING Card!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  41. Super cute card. Love it! Love the colors used.

  42. Shellye - I fear my comment will just blend in with the rest of them but I just have to tell you that this is a stellar and fun card!! Love the beautiful yellow bow and that piercing around the oval is really cool and just makes it shine!! Love seeing a card made by you!! HAVE AN EXCELLENT DAY!!!

  43. I love this card! I have 2 cats (my babies). Simba for my boy kitty...he has a mane like a lion and I loved Lion King movie. Simba means lion. My girl kitty...her name is Latte. She has many different Browns and I love coffee. So this card!


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