Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs ~ Black Lab Birthday with Fetching Friendship

Hello everyone!  I am so excited because it is my turn to be featured on Newton's Nook Designs' blog today!  WOOT!  

It isn't a secret that I am a HUGE dog lover, so it probably won't surprise you that Jen's dog sets are among my favorites, especially this adorable set called Fetching Friendship




The lab can easily be converted to a beagle if necessary too!  I use it all the time for cards for my neighbors who own a beagle mix.  I used it to make a birthday card for one of my favorite people in the world who owns a black lab who she adores:


Black Lab Birthday Card by Crafty Math Chick | Fetching Friendship by Newton's Nook Designs

I used yellow as an accent color because it is such a happy, cheerful color, it coordinates so well with black & white, and it is the traditional color of tennis balls.  My EK Success paw print edge punch creatd the paw print border.  I hope she likes it.  I hope you like it too!

As a side note, by the time this posts, I will be in the hospital, having undergone spinal surgery the previous day, so if you have any prayers or positive thoughts for a smooth and speedy recovery that you could send my way, I would certainly appreciate it!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a really great day!


~ Crafty Math Chick

Friday, September 23, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' Inky Paws Challenge #36 ~ Halloween


Hello everyone!  It is time for another FUN Inky Paws Challenge from Newton's Nook Designs!  The theme for this challenge is 'Halloween' (Booooooooo!)


I opted to make some treat holders rather than a card and give some of our older sets a little love in my project:  

Halloween Treat Boxes by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Perfect Pumpkin, Happy Halloweenie and Spooky Street Stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs

I used some petite pre-cut orange treat boxes I had in my stash for years, cut a little patterned paper from The All Seasons stack by the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby and used some of the smaller accent images from NND's new Dress Up Doxies (I paper pieced the little pumpkin treat bucket so it would stand out against the green punched circle), Spooky Street, and Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp sets along with a few festive shaped sequins I purchased at Michaels two years ago.  Purr-fect for your favorite halloween candies no?  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you will play along too because the Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 

You have TWO WEEKS to play along - Deadline to enter is Friday, October 7th, 2016 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog.  Good luck!  And have a great weekend!


~ Crafty Math Chick




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs Sponsors the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Hello!  I am so excited that Newton's Nook Designs is sponsoring this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!  Here is there pretty picture and color combination we had to work with:



I know the easy route would have been to make a Halloween card, but I wanted to challenge myself to make something a little bit different, so I decided to use NND's Prehistoric Pals set, which I purchased ages ago (har har har) and show it a little love and make a birthday card for my nephew:


Dinosaur Birthday Card by Crafty Math Chick | Prehistoric Pals & Fetching Friendship stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs

A whole lotta fussy cutting going on on this card, though the background is a stitched die from Lawn Fawn and the present and birthday hat are from NND's Fetching Friendship set.

So, what does this color combination inspire YOU to create?  I hope you will play along with this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #376, because NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS IS THE SPONSOR!!  WOO HOO!!  So play along for a chance to win some NND goodness!  Can't wait to see what you create!  And thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' September Release ~ Newton's Boo-tiful Night


Welcome back to the fourth and final day of Newton's Nook Designs' September Release.  Newton fans and kitty fans are going to LOOOVE today's set - introducing Newton's Boo-tiful Night:


Aren't ALL the images in this set absolutely ADORABLE?!!  EEK!  I love all the little decorative images jen included in this set too - they are just right for envelope embellishment (see photo below - I always think it is nice to jazz up the envies a little too).  I had trouble deciding which to use until I saw this patterned paper from a DCWV stack that was purr-fect for the Newton kitty on a broom image, so I used that one and created this card:

Kitty Witch on Broomstick Halloween Card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I colored Newton in Hobbes' colors (Jen's other kitty) since I worried Newton's colors might fade into the orange background with my Copic markers and then thought 'wouldn't it be fun if he FOUND the candy?'  so I included it on the inside with a sentiment:

Candy Corn Inside Halloween Card by Crafty Math Chick | Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

TA DA!  LOL!  

Would you like to win a 'Newton's Boo-tiful Night' stamp set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you check out each of the 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, September 15th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 16th.  


Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:
 



Jess Gerstner is the next stop on the hop; I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see (she always does!).  Thanks so much for stopping by!  

~ Crafty Math Chick

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' September Release ~ Fall-ing For You


Welcome back for Day 3 of Newton's Nook Design's September Release!   Today Jen has ceated a set sure to delight everyone who loves my favorite season - Autumn.  Introducing 'Fall-ing for You':


I can TOTALLY see folks using this list on Project Life Pocket Pages and in scrapbooking apple picking trips, pictures of people raking up leaving (or jumping in the piles), selfies of sharing pumpkin spiced beverages with friends...  It is also great for a card to tell that special someone how much you love them, which is what I did in my card here:

Autumn Leaves Fall-ing for you card by Crafty Math Chick | Fall-ing for You stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Those tiny little leaves were a challenge to cut out I tell you, LOL!  had a lot of fun with punches on this card too.  Hope my hubby likes it.  

Would you like to win a 'Fall-ing for You' stamp set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you check out each of the 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, September 15th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 16th.  


Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:
 



Jess Gerstner is the next stop on the hop; I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see (she always does!).  Thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see you again tomorrow for the final day of September sneak peeks!

~ Crafty Math Chick

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs September Release ~ What a Hoot Stamp set & Coordinating Dies

Welcome back to the second day of Newton's Nook Designs' September Release!  Today Jen has a very versatile and adorable set featured some of the cutest owls you will ever see!  Introducing 'What a Hoot' and it has purr-fectly matching dies too!


As I mentioned before, I am dealing with some pretty severe back pain and my husband has really been amazing helping me AND doing everything around the house in addition to working full time, so this card was made with him in mind, to let him know how grateful I am for him and everything he does:


Romantic Owl Thank You Card by Crafty Math Chick | What a Hoot stamp set and dies by Newton's Nook Designs

Would you like to win a 'What a Hoot' stamp set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and the Designs Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you check out each of the 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, September 15th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- the winner will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 16th.  


Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:
 




Jess Gerstner is the next stop on the hop; I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see (she always does!).  Thanks so much for stopping by - hope to see you again tomorrow for more fun sneak peeks from Newton's Nook Designs!  Have a great day!

~ Crafty Math Chick