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Bunny from Mama Elephant

Hello Everybody!

Yesterday this sweet Bunny from Mama Elephant asked me if I can make a card with him. Not only he wanted to be a spotlighted, but also wanted to participate in ME Challenge. It is an inspiration challenge. We picked the colors, simple layout, added twine and pearls. Bunny was happy! I already sent this card to my husband’s co-worker. He told me that she liked it. :)

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Hoppy Easter for Michele

Before I finish writing for today, wanted to let you know that all the stamps from the April previews at Newton’s Nook Designs are now in store. Hoppy shopping everyone! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments,

Elena

Привет всем!

Вчера вот этот вот симпатичный зайчонок попросил меня сделать открытку. Уж очень ему захотелось себя показать, да и поучавствовать в конкурсе на блоге Mama Elephant тоже оказалось хорошей идеей. Задание такое – придумать открытку полагаясь на картинку-вдохновение.

Мы выбрали бумагу, решили опять не замудряться со скетчем для открытки, добавили всяких разных украшений в виде полу-жемчужинок и двухцветного шнурочка. Вуаля!! Открытка готова. :) Заяц остался доволен. Открытку мы сделали для коллеги моего мужа. Подарочек подарен (я еще косметичку сшила в дополнение), кажется понравилось. :)

Вот как-то так… Спасибо дорогие мои, что приходите в гости.

Обнимаю вас,

Лена

 

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3

Hello Everybody!

It is a final day of the release at Newton’s Nook Designs blog.

We think you all will love this cute stamp set. Wild Child is the name of it. I absolutely love all the cutest animals here.

Welcome Baby - Day 3

Welcome Baby – Day 3

I chose to create a card for baby because of these Mama and Baby Giraffe. I simply stamped the image and added stamped grass border. The design of the stamp is so neat and detailed, Jennifer is an amazing artist.

Would you like to win Wild Child? This set will be given away to Two lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs 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, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.

We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too!

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Taheerah Atchia

Christine Drogt

Samantha Mann

Larissa Heskett

Crafty Math-Chick

Valerie Ward

Tessa Wise

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer

Elena Joldersma (me) - Guest Designer

Thank you so much for joining us today for the last day of showcasing awesome release from Newton’s Nook Designs. It was fun, don’t you think?

Hugs to all,

Elena

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone!

It is Day 2 at Newton’s Nook Design Release for month of April. We are introducing to you a beautiful set Versatile Vases.

With this stamp set you can create any flower bouquet you would like. Flower pots, vases - everything is ready for your imagination.

Friendship card - Day 2

Friendship card – Day 2

As you can see I went with cute flower pot and some pretty flowers. This stamp set is so versatile as you may create a card for any occasion. I chose friendship theme. :)

Would you like to win Versatile Vases? This set will be given away to Two lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs 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, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.

We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too!

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Taheerah Atchia

Christine Drogt

Samantha Mann

Larissa Heskett

Crafty Math-Chick

Danielle Pandeline

Valerie Ward

Tessa Wise

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer

Elena Joldersma  (you’re here) - Guest Designer

Thank you so much for visiting our blogs today. I hope you enjoyed all the projects.

Tomorrow is going to be another fun day at NND. Something very cute is coming!

Hugs to all,

Elena

 

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Good Morning my Friends!

This week is the release week at Newton’s Nook Designs for the month of April.

And today we are presenting to you a beautiful stamp set Love Grows.

I like how Jennifer named this set. It speaks for itself. More love you spread around, more love you see around. And you can relate it to the flowers and to us people too. What is one of the best ways to show that you appreciate someone special in your life? Send a card, show your love. :)

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I created a Happy Mother’s Day card. I thought – why not to paper piece these pretty roses. A little bit of dimension, twine, some embossing and card was ready!

Would you like to win Love Grows? This set will be given away to Two lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs 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, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.

We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too!

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Taheerah Atchia

Christine Drogt

Samantha Mann

Larissa Heskett

Crafty Math-Chick

Valerie Ward

Tessa Wise

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer

Elena Joldersma (me) - Guest Designer

Thank you so much for stopping by and joining us for the release day. Please, come to visit me tomorrow, as we are going to have another exciting day with NND team. :)

Hugs to all,

Elena

Kitties Everywhere

Hello Everybody!

It is so nice outside by the place where I live. Finally, no rain; the sun is out. :)

And I finally, took a picture of the pouch I made. I saw this cute fabric at Jo-Ann… Well, one yard of this fun print came with me home. Since I needed a small pouch, I decided to make it.

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What do you think? Do you like it? I haven’t been sewing for so long….

Kitty Bag

Before I leave for today’s post I wanted to share with you that Newton’s Nook Designs will start their previews of the new release next week. Can’t wait to share with all of you some cards I created with the awesome stamps from Jennifer.

Hugs to all,

Elena

Привет дорогие мои!

Наконец-то у нас солнышко, а то все дожди, дожди.

И наконец-то у меня дошли руки до фотоаппарата. Сшила себе косметичку (вернее две, но вот вторую никак не получается удачно запечатлать на камеру).

Однажды я посетила магазин тканей и увидела там такую забавную тканюшку с котятками. Что вы думаете? Конечно же, ушла с отрезом этой самой ткани с котятками.

Давно не бралась я за швейную машину, потому и решила побаловать себя чем-то новеньким. А косметичка мне нужна была. Не то что бы у меня было много косметики (тушь, помада, пудра, карандаш). Но все-равно прятно себя иногда порадовать.

Вам нравится? Честно, сказать я уже давно ничего серьезного не шила.

Скоро начну показывать у себя на блоге новые штампики от компании Newton’s Nook Designs.

Пожалуй, все на сегодня.

Обнимаю всех,

Лена

 

 

Category: Sewing  7 Comments

Did you hear this yet?

Hello Everybody!

Did you hear some exciting news yet?

I have some for you. :)

Just, please, stop at Newton’s Nook Designs blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments!

xoxo,

Elena

Category: Card Making  8 Comments

Panda for a Friend

Hello to my amazing and most supportive friends!

I appreciate all your comments and your understanding. I am sorry that I had that emotional moment. Well, it is all better now. :)

Thank you so much for being next to me and I am so glad that there are so many wonderful people in this world.

I was working on one project lately (crochet toy). I will show it later this week. Today I have a card with cute-cute panda from Mama Elephant company. Did you see their images? They are so cool! My friend Anna shared with me some of their stamps. Thank you, Anna! :)

I sent this card to one of my friends in WI for her birthday.

Layout for the card is the Deconstructed Sketch. I like Jen’s sketches! They are awesome.

As you can see there is a mixture of papers on this card, but it still looks pretty simple.

It was so good to play with my stamps and papers. :)

Thank you, thank you for stopping by and leaving your wonderful words!

Hugs to all of you,

Elena

Panda Friend

 

Привет дорогие мои! Спасибо вам большие за ваши слова и поддержку! Вы – лучшие!

Простите меня за мою очередную слабость. В общем сейчас стараюсь не брать ничего такого в голову. :)

Спасибо, что вы всегда со мной. Я так рада, что в нашем мире больше добрых людей.

Я тут недавно завершила работу над очередной вязаной игрушкой. На этой неделе покажу вам.

А пока просто открытка. Мне так нравится эта пандочка от компании Mama Elephant. Несколько распечаток таких шатмпиков мне подарила моя подруга Аня. Спасибочки! :)

Скетч для открытки нашла на блоге Deconstructing Jen. Обожаю этот блог, просто палочка-выручалочка.

Как вы заметили, здесь я использовала разные бумажки, но открытка получилась все-таки довольно простая. К чему я и стремилась.

Соскучилась я по своим бумажечкам и штампикам. По этому время прошло хорошо в компании этой пандочки! ;)

Спасибо, что забежали сегодня в гости. Вашим комментариям всегда рада.

Обнимаю всех,

Лена

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t say anything if there is nothing nice to say…

Hello to everyone who stopped at my blog!

No card today, not even a crafty item.

I wanted to tell you a little story that happened to me yesterday, you may call me after that a drama queen. For me… it was a big deal.

You may know that I have Facebook Page. I used to have Facebook profile, but switched to page (they say it is better when you have started your business).

Yesterday I posted several pictures of one of the toys I made and one person left a very unpleasant comment. You see, I am not an American born, so sometimes I struggle with words and understanding the language. At first I didn’t pay close attention to it, then I realized the true meaning of it. I asked my husband if that what I think? He didn’t even try to explain to me, just said that I need to forget about it. Well, I couldn’t…

I know everybody has an opinion, but in some situations it is better not tell anything. Word has a power. You can either hurt another person with the word, or you can actually help in a good way.

I am a very sensitive and open person. My heart is always open for everyone, and hearing and seeing something like these towards what I do, I think is mean. I understand that I am doing not the prettiest of the crafts, that there are people that make much better, that I don’t do anything special. Well, yesterday I felt even worse. I wouldn’t go deep in my feelings…

Anyway, it was a good lesson for me, don’t be so naïve, it is wrong to be heart open to others.

Thank you for reading it. And sorry if you think that it is really nothing, that is what I felt yesterday and feel today.

Sincerely,

Elena

P.S. I deleted everything from my FB page. If my pictures (and toys I make) were that bad, why to leave them there…

 

 

Smile…

Happy Sunday to all my readers!

It is easy to find a reason to smile. You can smile just by looking at your kid (or kids that play outside), you can smile by remembering some happy moments from your life, or you can smile just because. :)

Maybe this card will give a smile to you and for whom it was made.

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The Lawn Fawn stamp was used in this card, and it means that I can participate in Lawnscaping Challenge. They asking to create clean and simple card.

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The layout was inspired by wonderful designers from Retro Sketch blog.

Thank you so much for being with me today. You always bring smile to my face, and your comments especially. :)

Sincerely,

Elena

Здравствуйте дорогие мои читатели!

Как легко порой найти причину для улыбки. Возможно лишь только посмотреть на своего ребенка (или ребятишек, что играют на улице). А может просто вспомнить счастливый момент жизни. А еще можно улыбнуться получив конвертик с милой открыткой. :)

Так как я использовала штампик из набора компании Lawn Fawn, это значит, что я могу опять поучавствовать в конкурсе на блоге Lawnscaping Challenge. Задание - придумать простую открытку. По-моему просто получилось. А еще я использовала скетч с блога Retro Sketch.

Спасибо, что остановились у меня в гостях. Могу с уверенностью сказать, что ваши комментарии несомненно дарят мне большие улыбки!

Пока, хорошие мои,

Лена

Bear Wishes

Hello!

It is rainy outside, the sky is dark… Not a big fan of this gloomy weather.

Besides the weather, I would like to share a card with you (C.C. Designs stamp used in this card). It is  birthday card for my friend. Hope she likes it. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and writing comments.

Best wishes to all,

Elena

Wish Big! Bear

Всем привет!

А у нас дождь за окном, на улице темно… Я не фанат такой грустной погоды.

В любом случае, представляю вашему вниманию открытку. Уже улетела на День рождение. Надеюсь понравится.

Вам спасибо, что помните меня и оставляете комментарии.

С наилучшими пожеланиями,

Лена