Hey everyone! Happy Friday!
I have two great loves in life. Well, actually I do have a few more than that, but today I’m combining two of the loves that have been with me longest – space, and cats.
We’ve had cats in my family from before I was born, and I come from a family of great cat lovers. So I was destined, you could say. I’ve never met a cat I didn’t love.
As for space, I was fascinated about everything to do with it from a very young age. As I grew up, that fascination turned into actual academic study, and though I work in IT now, my heart belongs to the stars.
So imagine my absolute delight when I was asked to guest for one of my old DT companies today to help celebrate their birthday – Newton’s Nook (more on that later!) – and they had some cat-space themed products this month!
I couldn’t wait to put those goodies to work!
Fun, right?! That Newton in his spacesuit got me immediately!
I stamped Newton and coloured him with Copics, then carefully fussy cut him out. I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some glazing to his helmet and panel buttons, and some Wink of Stella to his collar and oxygen tube!
The starry background was created with a new product line for Newton’s Nook – stencils! I used the Starfield Stencil with some white ink over my Distress Ink background. I masked a circle to create a planet and inked that with a stencil from another company. Totally digging that retro space look!
The sentiment was heat embossed in white and then inked over with a bit of an ombre look. Totally delighted with the finished card!
As I mentioned earlier, this post is part of a very special Blog Hop to celebrate Newton’s Nook’s 4th birthday! I absolutely loved my time on the team a few years back, and still love (and collect!) their stamps since then! They are definitely one of my favourites, and it totally helps that Jen and Jeff (Newton’s Nook’s owners) are huge cat lovers like myself *and* geeks to boot!
Celebrate with us and enter to win!
To celebrate 4 years Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners!
Here’s how to win:
Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
Did you see the Special Guests I’m amongst? All past DT members! We got the band back together again! *smile*
Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!