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Hello! I missed you…

Hello Everyone!

For Anya TGf

 

Sorry for such long absence at my blog. I missed you… Did you miss me?

I want to start my back to blogging mood with the card that I made not long ago. I got my pre-order for July kit from The Greeting Farm (it was my birthday gift). I loved every image in this set and every sentiment.

For the layout of my card I followed awesome sketch from Jen’s blog.

I like how it turned out. It was nice to hold pencils, papers and stamps in hands again.

Thank you so much for stopping by and still remembering me!

Hugs,

Elena

 

Two from Mama Elephant

Hello everyone,

today I have two cards to share with you that I made for my friends’ birthdays.

I inked up two stamp sets from Mama Elephant, one from The Greeting Farm  and one from Lawn Fawn (for the Happy Birthday saying).

Twinke

Do you like the shaker card? It is very popular in card making world now. 🙂

Panda Shaker Card

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me your kind words.

Hope I inspired some of you too today.

Hugs,

Elena

Всем привет!

Сегодня разместила две открытки, которые сделала своим друзьям на День Рождение.

Даже попробовала сделать открытку-погремушку. По-моему такие сейчас очень популярны в мире открыточников. 🙂

Спасибо большое, что заглянули ко мне на блог.

Надеюсь, что может кого-то и я сегодня вдохновила.

Обнимаю всех,

Лена

 

 

Sketch Challenges

Hello!

Today I would like to share with you two cards that I made inspired by two sketches from different blogs.

The first sketch is Sweet Sunday Sketch. I liked an idea with the circle in the middle of the rectangular part. Karen is so talented with the layouts. 🙂

Many Thanks

You may notice that I played with the same stamps –  one from My Favorite Things company (Pure Innocence Boy) and another is sentiment from Lawn Fawn (freebie that you get all the time you put an order with this lovely company). Not only same stamp was used, but also same paper pack (Basic Grey DP).

Second card was created following a sketch from Retro Sketches blog. I like the simplicity and style of this sketch. And it is always a treat to visit this blog and gave a look at awesome DT samples. 🙂

Many Thanks 2

Thank you so much for stopping by today. And HUGE thank you for your warm comments about my videos. I know that I need to learn more about videos overall (editing them, not being so nervous during recording time). I was so glad to hear and read nice and warm words about my first try. THANK YOU!!!

I will see you soon here, at the same place.

Wishing all beautiful day,

Elena

Привет!

Сегодня хочу показать вам две открытки, выполенные по разным скетчам. Возможно вы заметите, что на открытках использованы одни и теже штампы. Даже бумага из одного набора. Отличаются открытки размером и скетчами (как я уже говорила).

Первая открытка выполнена по этому эскизу с замечательного блога The Sweetest Thing. Мне очень понравилось как здесь расположен кружок внутри прямоугольника. Именно это натолкнуло меня на идею создания круглого окошка/отверствия.

Второй скетч с блога Retro Sketches. Мне этот блог очень нравится. Дизайнерская команда отличная и стиль у девчонок простой и очень сипматичный.

Вот, пожалуй и все на сегодня. Спасибо дорогие мои за ваши светлые комментарии. Оромное спасибо за комментарии к моим видео. Знаю, что мне еще работать и многому учиться надо в этом направлении. Очень ценю вашу доброту и отзывчивость. Спасибо!!! 🙂

Всем отличного дня!

До скорой встречи в моем рукодельном мире,

Лена

Many Thanks 3

 

From me to…

Hello!

I made this card fro two wonderful ladies at the Vision center who helped us with the eye prescription. Very knowledgeable and kind. Helped us through the whole visit, made us feel so welcome.

Thank you from Elena

I decided to send them a card as appreciation of their kindness and professionalism. I thought what stamp do I have that will fit perfect to this occasion. Thanks to The Greeting Farm stamp Elena. Not only this girl has the glasses (look almost like my new glasses), but she has my name too. 🙂

This card will participate in the Farm Fresh Friday challenge. All you need to do this week is make a card in honor of all the special ladies in our lives – moms, grandmas, a special caregiver, etc..

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.

Hugs and smiles,

Elena

A Birthday Gift

Hello!

My son asked me if I can make a birthday gift for his friend at school. It was a big honor for me to make this.

I started wit the crochet cat. Design and pattern from Lilleliis.

Ami Kitty

Then I made a card using The Greeting Farm stamp set. I also followed sketch fro Sweet Sunday sketch.

For You Birthday

And to finish off, I sewed this cute pouch. Pattern from a spoonfullofsugar Etsy shop. I added a handle to it, so you can use as a little bag.

Pouch Kitten

I will be very happy if my son’s friend likes it. 🙂 I will know after he comes from school.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. And thank you for your kind words.

Hugs,

Elena

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello!

It is Friday already and it means it is time for Inky Paws Challenge at Newton’s Nook Designs blog.

This month it’s a color challenge, using a Spring Bouquet as inspiration. Looking for the colors – Pale Pink – Yellow – Lilac – Soft Green. Just lovely! 🙂

NND_IPC09_color

I chose to play with couple of stamps which are Versatile Vases (solid flowers), Love Grows (hearts) and Sweetheart Tails (xoxo). The design of the card is simple, I really wanted to show what you can do with the different stamps by putting them in one card.

NND Color Challenge

Would you like to see more cards? Just stop at NND blog and you will find lots of inspiration there. Even if you don’t have any NND stamps yet, you still can play with us. Jennifer shared some free digital stamps at her blog. Why not to try? 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! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments! I appreciate it al the time.

Hugs,

Elena

Sharing with you NND proejcts

Hello and Happy Monday everybody!

Today I would like to share with you three cards that I made for Newton’s Nook Designs blog.

Let me tell you, I really-really liked to work with NND stamps. Great quality, awesome designs and wonderful atmosphere in the DT. Thank you Jennifer. 🙂

Mom + Child

First Card

This first card is pretty simple in design. Even though I used three stamp sets to create it: Love Grows, Versatile Vases, and Wild Child sets. I love how it turned out.

You are a rare find

Second Card

Second card can be great for both Mother’s Day or Fathers Day. I created a little scene using patterned paper and cute bears from Wild Child stamp set.

You are the best

Third Card

Last card… Soft colors, not too many papers, several embellishments and sweet owl from Sweetheart Tails.

You may also stop at NND blog and see these cards as well too.

I hope I inspired you today. All the stamps are available at the Newton’s Nook Designs store. PLUS – Jennifer offering a shipping special  – Just spend $20 or more & receive free shipping to US ($3 off orders to Canada/International)! Use code TULIP20 Offer good until Monday, April 21st at midnight (CST)!

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

Wishing all warm and sunny days,

Elena

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