Newton’s Nook Designs Send Uplifting Smiles Blog Hop!

Today the Newton’s Nook Designs and Inky Paws Challenge Team members are hopping along to Send Uplifting Smiles! Our goal today is to help brighten your day with uplifting and encouraging cards that will make you smile! We know that many of you are under stay home orders to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus and during this time of social distancing it’s more important than ever to keep in touch with family and friends! We encourage you to spend some time creating and sending cards to those who matter to you! Check out all the stops in this hop to get inspired on ways you can send uplifting smiles!

Leave comments at all the stops on the hop for a chance to win a store credit to our shop (details at the bottom of this post).

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day... #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Rainy Day stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For my stop on this hop I created a very simple card featuring small, but so adorable Newton’s Rainy Day stamp set. Working on this project I invested all my time in no-line coloring adding a bit of happy bright colors in a rainbow order. To start, I stamped the kitty under an umbrella and a little frog on Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress ink since it’s light and reactivates with water. I colored the stamps with water based Tombow markers first, let the piece air dry and then added more details with Polychromos colored pencils.

As always, I’m leaving you all the exact colors used on this card: TOMBOW MARKERS N75, N79, 055, 133, 173, 249, 452, 526, 606, 676, 685, 703, 835, 905, 933 plus Zig Clean Colour Real Brush marker n.61 Light Brown.

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day... #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Rainy Day stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

One part of the sentiment was heat embossed on a strip of a black cardstock and the other was simply stamped under the colored image. I trimmed the watercolor piece to fit on an extended light gray A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) and adhered it on a foam tape. As a final touch I placed three little sparkling dots using liquid Sparkling Crystal Drops from Gina K Designs.

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day... #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Rainy Day stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


What will you create? Newton’s Nook Designs is having a SALE this weekend too so you can stock up on your favorites to make some cards today! Check out their shop at for details!

Send Uplifting Smiles Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop? We are giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal 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 Monday, April 20th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday, April 21st.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a fantastic day!!!








34 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Designs Send Uplifting Smiles Blog Hop!

  1. This is absolutely magnificent! Just this week we had new that made us all sad so the significance of your words and the sheltering together friends all together makes me heart smile a little more! Your no line coloring is just out of this world – and I love the BRIGHT whimsical rainbow colors! This is one dreamy card 🙂 Thanks for sharing SMILES today!

  2. What a perfect sentiment! If only we could all keep our childlike wonder and stomp in those puddles!

  3. Wow. I always love your cards and this one is just adorable. Fantastic coloring too. Thanks for sharing

  4. Splashing in those beautiful colors right along with the smiling kitty, fuzzy duckie, and hoppy frog friend. in fact, the fun scene seems to hop right off the card! Love “Newton’s Rainy Day” set. Purrrrfect card! Makes me want to put my own set to use right meow! Thank you!

  5. Hey Tatiana I fell in love with this card the moment I saw this.. Love tbe rainbow Colors so beautifully spread all across in the card with no line coloring.. This is incredible. So soft and delicate ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. This is just so bright and cheerful! Your work is ALWAYS inspiring! Thanks for brightening my day with this gem!
    Hugs, Debbie

  7. First I want to say amazing coloring!! So beautiful and lovely to the eye – this is one amazing piece of art – TFS and for the hop —you have great artistic talent – blessings

  8. What a wonderful little scene you’ve created Tatiana! I love the sweet little images and the perfect sentiment! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for brightening my day! Stay safe!:)

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