Friday, July 15, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs 3 year Celebration Blog Hop!


Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating our THREE Year Anniversary - WOW - THREE whole years of getting our paws inky!

I remember how excited I was when our first four sets came in the mail over three years ago! (see photo below) - Now we have 133 products in our shop! It's been an Incredible journey so far- filled with happiness, stress, lots of excitement and very little sleep! Here are a few behind the scenes photos from this last year of Jeff and I and our little helpers, Newton and Hobbes!

3 year celebration at Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
We want to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all our fans, designers and customers who helped make it happen! We are so happy to be here and we can't wait to see what the next year brings!

To celebrate, we have a blog hop and we've invited some very special guests to our hop along - Sandy Allnock, Taheerah Atchia, Jennifer Ingle and Amy Tsuruta! How cool is that? Plus we have prizes at EVERY STOP in the hop! Make sure to scroll down to the end of the post to see the whole list!

Since every stop on the hop is sharing cards made with our new release I made a couple cards too! I LOVE all the sets in the release this month but the Paradise Palms set is SO easy and fun to play with so I decided to use that for my cards!

Did you know I created this set by painting the the palm with watercolors? I then scanned in my paintings and did some "magic" to them to convert them into stamps! I love how this gives them a really unique, uneven look! The imperfections add to the appeal!


Palm tree sunset cards by Jennifer Jackson | Paradise Palms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I created two simple cards by masking off areas of the white card base and then sponging ink to create sunsets. Then I stamped over the inked area with the palm trees and added in the sentiments. Then I added some colored epoxy dots  and twine to add a bit more detail. It would be so easy to make a stack of cards like this - they are so easy and look beautiful every time!! 

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online shop? How about a $25 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp?



EVERY Blog Stop in the hop today is giving away one of each! 
Here's how to win: We will pick two random winners from each blog listed below (one to receive a store credit to Newton's Nook Designs and one to receive a gift voucher to Simon Says stamp). Winners will be chosen at random from the comments posted on each of the blogs listed below. You have until Sunday, July 17th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 18th and will need to contact us to claim their prize.


Special Guests:

Newton's Nook Design Team:

134 comments:

  1. Yay!!!!!!!!!! Super Big Congrats!!!!!!
    Your cards ---> amazing.
    Thanks for asking me to join in the FUN!

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  2. I am a super big fan on Newtown Stamps! I am so happy that it is your 3rd Anniversary! Newtown reminds me of my cat! I love the picture of him in the USPS box!

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  3. Congrats on the anniversary... Cute new sets!

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  4. COngrats on the 3 years! I love your sets!

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  5. Congratulations, Jen!!!! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your celebration! I am so excited for you!

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  6. Happy 3rd Anniversary! I love Newton:)

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  7. Wow happy anniversary to you fantastic - going to enjoy this blog hop

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  8. Happy Anniversary Newton. Love your stamps

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  9. These are great cards, and I enjoyed reading about how you made the stamp sets. Happy birthday to y'all!

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  10. Happy Anniversary and many years to come:-)

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  11. Congratulations to you! Beautiful and fun release this month.

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  12. Happy Anniversary! Your stamps are so cute!

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  13. Happy anniversary to you and Newton!

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  14. Happy Anniversary to you and the cats! I have so enjoyed the stamps you have made with their antics. Wishing you many more prosperous years.

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  15. Happy 3rd anniversary to you two and Newton and Hobbes, too! Love my collection of NN stamps and dies!!
    Your cards are beautiful - love that set!!

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  16. Wow. Happy Anniversary. Can't wait to see all the projects. Love your card.

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  17. Happy 3rd Anniversary. I love your hand drawn palm trees - they are very original in their look:)

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  18. Congrats...!! Love your stamps...!!😊😊

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  19. Happy Anniversary! I came from Sandy Allnock blog. I love her coloring of these adorable stamp sets. I love the Palm trees with the bright orange background.

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  20. Larissa Heskett doesn't have a post for today on her blog

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  21. At 66 I am new to this card making craft and your Holiday Hounds was my first stamp set, they are adorable, very good to stamp with, not like some others. Anyway, had to get one of the new sets, love your stamps. Happy 3rd Anniversary.

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  22. Yay! Congratulations! I love your kitty stamps so much!

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  23. I love the palm set! How creative you are to make it with watercolors, impressed!

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  24. Happy Anniversary! My first Newton set was Message in a Bottle. Still love that one.

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  25. Happy 3rd anniversary! Congrats! I enjoy seeing Newton and Hobbes, and love your fun designs! This release is the best ever... I love each stamp set and the matching dies! Fabulous new items!

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  26. Love your palm tree sunset cards! Congrats on three years and may you have many more! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. Happy to read your story and of your success. God has blessed you and yours. Have a SUPER weekend!!!��
    ****first time blig hopper****. Hope I do it right-LOL

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  28. So pretty! Congrats on 3 years of making smiles!

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  29. I love the palm trees, it reminds me of STT

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  30. Happy third anniversary! This is my first time viewing your designs and, yes, I'm in love!

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  31. This is my favorite set of the whole release & I can't wait to get my hands on it (& I'm even happier knowing you actually drew it!!). LOVE your pretty cards & the colors you used.

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  32. Congrats on 3 years! Love your cards!

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  33. Happy 3rd anniversary and congratulations! I love the palm trees and the gorgeous sunset you created. I'm off to do the hop!

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  34. Congrats! Happy 3rd Anniversary!!!! Your products are simply amazing like all the cards realized!!! Thanks for this great double chance to win!

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  35. Happy anniversary and congrats to Newton and Hobbes! You kitties have done a great job keeping the humans in a creative place! ; )

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  36. So cute, keep up the good designs!

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  37. So happy love the new design Happy Anniversary to you Newton and you design team love them jumping for joy Thank you for a chance to win hope its me happy happy happy thanks for sharing

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  38. Very cute designs-- love the older wiener dog sets!

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  39. Happy Birthday! Love that you're celebrating your birthday by giving us a chance to get a present!

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  40. Congrats on your 3rd Anniversary. I love all the cards the ladies are making simple and beautiful. I am new to card making and I think I can make these.

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  41. Congrats on year 3. Dog days of summer is a real winner.

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  42. Happy 3rd birthday!!! Love your cards with the beautiful sun colors. Perfect for summer time. Love the stamp set.

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  43. Thanks for sharing the photos, how you made the palm stamp and the beautiful sunset cards. Thanks also for the chance to win so many times.

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  44. Happy Birthday and congratulations!!! Wishing you more many years of success to come!!!

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  45. Congrats on your 3 year anniversary! I love your new release! Well done!

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  46. Congratulations! Beautiful cards as always~

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  47. Congrats! and LOVE that you made such wonderful stamps from your painting! Fabulous cards, too!

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  48. Congrats! I've ordered a few of your stamps and they are so cute. Thank you so much!

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  49. Love the cards the a wonderful and the stamps Happy Anniversary to Newtons and the desgin team great job keep them coming Thanks for sharing!!!!!Win Win

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  50. Congrats, I love the Palm trees.

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  51. Love tjis palm tree cards. So lovely and at the sunset .thanks for sharing

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  52. Happy Anniversary to the whole team love the stamps Thank you you for sharing the cards with us I love the ideals and love to share them with others keep up the good work!!!!!!Thank you again my words can not express it enough

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  53. Happy 3rd Anniversary!Beautiful new stamps sets!:)

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  54. 1st, Happy Anniversary! 2nd, Love your cards! 3rd, Gotta have this stamp set! Thanks for sharing, and can't wait to celebrate many more years with you!

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  55. Happy Anniversary number three. You have adorable stamps and I love your sentiments they fit Newton and my way of thinking.

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  56. Happy Anniversary! Love your stamp sets -- especially all the uber cute ones! Congratulations!!

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  57. Congratulations on three years of wonderful production! :) Love your palm cards!

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  58. Thanks Sandy for the shading maps

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  59. love the new release, the sun with the palms is so vibrant!

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  60. Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary! Love your products and those awesome cards, Jennifer.
    Paradise Palms are a must have for this FL girl :-)

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  61. I have never tried your products, but those palm trees and cute kittens may be my first set!! Super cute release:)) congratulations on your milestone!!

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  62. Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous cats, and lovely stamps too :)

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  63. Wow, congratulations on three years!!! I'm new to Newton's Nook so this hop was super fun and full of inspiration! Your stamp set inspired by your art is gorgeous!

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  64. Happy Birthday! Great stamps! Melanie x

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  65. Happy birthday!!!! The stamps are adorable!

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  66. Congratulations--I love your stamps! I'm also in love with Newton--I've been accused of being a "crazy cat lady"just because I'm a care giver of a colony of 15 feral cats--all neutered, part of the TNR program. Keep up the awesome work!

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  67. Congrats!!!Love your stamps and love the story about your company!

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  68. Happy Anniversary! Love your stamps and so happy to have found you :) Give Newton a big head rub for me :)

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  69. Oh and your use of the palm and creating the back ground is AWESOME

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  70. Love,love, love find your paradise!

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  71. Congratulations on three wonderful years!

    Your cards are beautiful. There's something special about a stamp creator using the stamps she created to make a card! I love the look of the first one, as if the sunset is peeking out from under a layer of torn paper.

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  72. Congrats on three fabulous years! I just love your amazing stamps!!

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  73. This is such a fun celebration that we have been invited to. It'seems been so fun. Very beautiful tropical cards ;)

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  74. Very cool cards. Love the colors

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  75. Great cards, great release. Happy birthday, Newton's Nook. Wishing you many more.

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  76. Happy Happy 3rd Birthday! I really, really like the way you did the palm trees. I have yet to try that technique.

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  77. Happy Birthday and here's wishing you many more wonderful years!

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  78. Happy Anniversary! I love Newton and all the images you release. Love this stamp and the card

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  79. Happy, Happy, Happy 3rd Birthday/Anniversary! That's quite the accomplishment. Just goes to show what happens when you've got a great product!!

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  80. Congratulations! Thank you for all of your beautiful creations.

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  81. Happy Anniversary! Love the tropical theme!

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  82. How nice to see the photo's from 3 years ago and now.
    Congratulations from me toooo and I hope that Newton keeps inspiring you to make more of your lovely art.
    How about an International line with Newton on vacation, he went to Hawaii this time, how about the Netherlands, Japan, Egypt, Brazil, England etcetera ;o)

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  83. Happy Anniversary, Newtons Nook, this is my first visit to your blog. I am in love with Newton and Hobbes...I just love cats! Your new palm set is great, love the beach theme and your process for creating them.

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  84. Love your cards!! so glad I have found your site I think I will visit often!!

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  85. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ! I wish you many, many more years of success, but with less stress and more sleep !!!!!
    Fabulous release and creations very inspiring as usual....

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  86. Such pretty cards! I love your stamps and creations!

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  87. Your cards are gorgeous, Jen! Love your inky backgrounds! That's so cool how you created these stamps - they are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your photos - Newton and Hobbes are adorable and provide such wonderful inspiration! Happy Anniversary to Newton's Nook! I love all of your stamps and dies, new and old! Wishing you many more years of success!

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  88. Happy Anniversary. Love that island card...it reminds me of great times.

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  89. Happy Anniversary, that is so awesome. Your new release is fantastic, I want all of the new sets!

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  90. Congrats on your 3rd birthday! Great hop too TY

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  91. Huge congratulations on celebrating your third year!! What gorgeous cards/stamps!! Thanks so much for offering the generous prizes!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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  92. wow1 Love your sunsets on these cards!

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  93. This is an awesome card with beautiful colors and a lovely image. So relaxing. Congratulations on your third year and I wish you success always.

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  94. These cards ARE great and would be easy to replicate. I love them. TFS, Jennifer and the chance to win!

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  95. Happy 3rd year Anniversary! I've been in love with Newton since pretty much the beginning. My sister showed me the Newton kitty stamp in the wagon and ever since then I was hooked. Here's to many many more years filled with adorable Newton stamps.

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  96. HAPPY Anniversary Newton's Nook!!! I love your designs....and seeing pics of Newton

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  97. Love your cat stamps!!! Happy Anniversary Newton's Nook!

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  98. Happy 3rd anniversary! Love your Paradise Palms set. This release is great! Your cards are beautiful. Newton and Hobbes are adorable kitties.

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  99. Congratulations on three wonderful years! I remember when you first started and I'm so happy for you. Your cards are always beautiful and your stamps are always fun.

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  100. Three Years and so many fun products! I love Newton and Hobbes.

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  101. Love those bright colors in the background!

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  102. Beautiful! I love the blended colors and the masking technique always adds an extra special effect!

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  103. This is beautiful! Happy anniversary!

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  104. Happy Anniversary for your shop!! Great stamps.

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  105. Congratulations on three amazing years! Here's to many more!

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  106. happy anniversary! love your creations with the palm trees!

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  107. Super summery and colourful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Oh, I love the cards. The orange sky is gorgeous!

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  109. Congratulations! Thank you for all you do!

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  110. CONGRATULATIONS on your 3 years!! I am super excited for you!! I love Newton's Nook!! Such great stamps - so fun to color in and create with!!! These cards are so tropical and fantastic!! Love the way you have shaded the Sunsets!!

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  111. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary.

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  112. Congratulations! I have a set or two of your stamps and really enjoy them. I am going to now pay more attention and tune in to your blog. It is interesting to know how you made the palm trees stamp set. I would love to know more about the process. Your cards turned out beautifully. Thank you for having the hop where I can broaden my scope of knowledge and skill. :-) Best wishes for continued success!

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  113. Happy birthday. Love Newton and his friends. The sunsets are gorgeous.

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  114. Happy 3rd Anniversary to Jen, Jeff, Newton & Hobbes! I've been around since the very beginning as a fan and customer and I love all of the new stamp sets you come out with each month! Congrats and here's to many more great stamps in the future! :)

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  115. Happy 3rd anniversary!! I have loved your products since the beginning! I remember when your first stamps came out, I was over the moon excited because they were cats!! And I'm a total crazy cat lady! Just love everything about you and Newton's Nook! Thanks for a super fun hop and all these wonderful chances to win! <3 Emily

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  116. Happy 3rd birthday!!!! Love to hear that things are going well!! The blog hop is awesome, I just heard about your stamping business will be taking a close look! Thank you for the chances to win gift certificates!😊😆

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  117. Happy 3rd birthday!!!! Love to hear that things are going well!! The blog hop is awesome, I just heard about your stamping business will be taking a close look! Thank you for the chances to win gift certificates!😊😆

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  118. I love the background colors.
    It really reflects the heat on the
    area with palm trees.
    Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  119. Lovely island scene!
    Have enjoyed all the
    cards and layouts in
    the blog hop.
    Carla from Utah

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  120. HAPPY 3rd Anniversary :)
    WOW - how EXCITING to learn a little on how the stamps are created ... painting + magic = inky paradise!!!
    LOVE the cards, BEAUTIFUL scenes, VIBRANT colours and SWEET sentiments, FABULOUS photo too!!!

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  121. Happy Birthday! I love your products!

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