Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - 5th Anniversary Celebration

Today I'm hopping along with the 5th Anniversary Celebration for A Blog Named Hero!


If you haven't heard of them yet, A Blog Named Hero is a fun challenge blog where participants use Hero Arts stamps in combo with other companies products to create fun challenge designs! They featured Newton's Nook Stamps last April (see more here).

Today they are celebrating their 5th Anniversary so when they asked us to play along we couldn't resist! Today is the first day of their TWO DAY blog hop! There are going to be FUN prizes on both day too - including one today from us at Newton's Nook Designs! You can head over to the A Blog Named Hero for more details on the prizes and view the whole hop list!

Here's what I created:
A Blog Named Hero - 5th Anniversary Celebration | Cake and Cat card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Loves Cake Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Most of the best celebrations include cake, right? So I thought it would be fitting to get out our Newton Loves Cake stamp set to play along! I created this sweet card using the image of the kitty sneaking a bit of cake! I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with archival jet black ink and colored the image using inktense colored pencils and a water brush. I also stamped the hat and colored it the same way. Then I trimmed out both images using the coordinating Newton Loves Cake Die Set. I added the image to a white panel with some dimensional foam adhesive. I kept the card pretty simple to focus on the cute image, leaving the bottom all white except for a few fun sequins and the "Did someone say cake?" sentiment, also from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set. Then I cut a piece of purple heart paper using using the stitched curve from our Land Borders Die Set and put that across the top with some pink and white bakers twine! 
A Blog Named Hero - 5th Anniversary Celebration | Cake and Cat card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Loves Cake Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Purr-fect for a celebration, don't you think? 

If you are new to us, you might not know that Newton is our real kitty! You can follow us on facebook or instagram to see lots of photos of him! 

If you haven't checked out this set yet, here's an image
of the  Newton Loves Cake stamp set:
Hope you enjoyed this celebratory cake card today! 

The next stop on the hop is  Sindhura

Info on the giveaway from A Blog Named Hero:

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies! Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day! Giveaway prizes total more than $500! To win, leave a comment on each hop stop. We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning! And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sundayfor the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes! Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: $50 gift card to Hero Arts
$40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
$35 gift card to Lil' Inker Designs
$25 gift card to Newton's Nook Designs
$25 gift card to Paper Smooches
$25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
$25 gift card to The Ton 
$20 gift card to Right at Home
One Online Card Class of your choice

Good luck and happy hopping!!**

398 comments:

  1. Just found your site and love your kitty stamps. Newton is a very beautiful kitty.

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  2. How can anyone not love a Newton card? They always make me smile.

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  3. Love your card - that cake stamp is on my wish list!!! Sweet way to wish happy anniversary to A Blog Named Hero!!!

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  4. Newton is always adorable! I love that little kitty.

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  5. This is a delightful card for celebrating the anniversary. I like the way you coordinated the colors throughout the card--background, image and embellishments! Thanks for sharing this.

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  6. Not familiar with Newton until now. He made me chuckle. So cute.

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  7. Cute card made even cuter with the sweet kitty!

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  8. Such a cute card, you just have to love Newton!

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  9. That stamp set is over the top cute!

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  10. Newton is so cute, and he really likes cake, I see.

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  11. Even though I'm allergic to cats, I love Newton! Great card!

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  12. LOL. Love this set Jennifer and your card is perfect for the occasion!

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  13. Love this stamp set! Have used it for several cards. The coloring on your cat is beautiful!

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  14. ...aaaawwwweeee...adorable. That's all, simply adorable!

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  15. Love Newton and his cake! Sweet little card!

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  16. Yes, the purr-fect card! (Even tho I spy a bite out of the cake ...).

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  17. Your card is just right. I had somehow not seen your stamps before and have just purchased two. I can't wait for more.

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I adore your products, always have, they just make me happy. We are so proud to have worked with you at A Blog Named Hero and we appreciate you celebrating with us. :)

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  19. This is so "PURRfect"!!!! I have a granddaughter with a Birthday coming up, and this has given me some idea's for creating one for her. Thanks so much.

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  20. Love the curve to break up the background--perfvect. And of course Newton is adorable :0)

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  21. Newton is always ready for a party.
    Love the layering.
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. Newton of course is invited to the party!! Love this card!

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  23. I love that stamp and the coloring is very nice.

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  24. The coloring on this is fantastic!! I LOVE Newton!!

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  25. Always happy to see a Newton's Nook card!

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  26. Just adorable! Love your stamps

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  27. Awww...such a cute card! Love the kitty.

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  28. Love what you created and what a fun blog hop!!!

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  29. Cute card! Love the details. Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

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  30. Adorable card! Love that kitty! Thanks for the inspiration to get my inktense pencils out and give it a try! This is such a great blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  31. Oh my goodness. As much as I love this stamp set, I forgot to order it from my friend. Great card!

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  32. Such a cute image and great design.

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  33. Newtons Nook has some of the CUTEST animal stamps for cards.

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  34. YES! Everything is better with cake! :)

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  35. Super cute card!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. Really fun!!! Newton's nook makes some great stamps that I enjoy. I need to use my Inktense pencils more...this came out great.

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  37. Wow, how have I not heard of Newton's Nook or seen this set before! Love your cats! I'm not really a cat person but I have a sister who is and I like your images! I also like that purple heart paper you used. :)

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  38. OK, I really love this stamp set. Such a sweet card.

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  39. Newton is adorable as always, and yay that he's getting more exposure.

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  40. As a cat lover how could I not like this card and this set.

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  41. I love your images. And I love my inktense. Thanks for showing examples of using them.

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  42. I love this card - so cute! You have the cutest stamps.

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  43. Your card is so sweet and adorable! I love it!

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  44. AHHHH....lovely design. Great color choices.

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  45. What a cute and perfect card for an anniversary celebration!

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  46. Who doesn't love cake? Love your sweet kitty and it is purrfect for celebrating our Hero. Thanks for joining in and for the wonderful prizes.

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  47. Adorable card - with lots of friends who love kitties, this stamps set is perfect!

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  48. Sweet cat that seems to have good taste for cake on a wonderful card of yours. Like the coloring & especially like the curved layered look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  49. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. What an adorable card. That cat is so cute.

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  51. Love kitties...love your card!

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  52. Awesome job on your card, it is so adorable!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  53. Such a cute little kittie!! Great card too.

    Thanks for sharing 😊

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  54. Love this card, perfect idea for a friend who is a cat lover. Thanks for the idea.

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  55. Cake is always the best way to celebrate anything! Love that sweet kitty enjoying his cake!

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  56. Darling card with
    Newton! Lovely
    twine.
    Carla from Utah

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  57. Seriously cute stamp set and card! Love to see so many companies supporting ABNH's anniversary and throughout the years!

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  58. Who doesn't like a kitty and when it comes stamped with a piece of cake, well now I really like! I'll take German Chocolate Please!

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  59. Such an adorable card. I love the color combo.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Super cute card!Love it!This cat is simply adorable!
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  61. Super cute card! I didn't know Newton was a cat but now I do.

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  62. I love newtons nook stamps. Such a cute character. Sweet card.

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  63. Aww, so cute and sweet. Just want to pet the kitty... :)

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  64. I'm with Newton on this one! Cute little guy! Great card!

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  65. Love your card and the colors you used. Cats are great too!

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  66. Newton's Nook stamp designs are just the sweetest. I love your card design, and I am really enjoying this blog hop. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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  67. So glad you're a part of our blog hop - we were in desperate need of Newton and some cake :)

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  68. Such a sweet card Jen. And yes, I'll take a piece of that cake. LOL

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  69. Love the newton stamps. So cute

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  70. Super cute card :) nnd stamps are adorable.

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  71. Love Newton! Adorable card!

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  72. It is always cake time...lol
    Cute card!

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  73. Lookie at the sweet kitty!! Love this cute card ♥

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  74. Cute stamp set and an adorable card! What more could you want!

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  75. I love Newton's Nook - and your card is delightful. Love the colors and the design.

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  76. Let ve the addition of the twine

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  77. Did someone say cake? Five years of ABNH and there should be cake! Sweet card!!

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  78. Ahhhh, so sweet! I'm not a cat person, but that cat is darling!

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  79. I love this cute little card. Newton is so cute and the layout is awesome!

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  80. This is so adorable. The whole stamp set is so fun.

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  81. Not many cats would have fallen asleep before they finished that cake, but that's what makes the card so sweet. Your card is adorable and the anniversary celebration needed a cake. Thank you so much for sharing your really cute stamp set and card.

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  82. Love the card and the stamp set. Thank you for sharing it.

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  83. So cute!!Kitties & cake!! Perfect!!

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  84. I love this card. You guys have the cutest stamps.

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  85. Very cute card! Love your stamps!

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  86. Ahh, so cute! I love Newton--of course I'm a cat lover!

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  87. Newton is so cute and so is the card.

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  88. Love the cat! That set is on my wish list when it comes back in stock.

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  89. Adorable! I love every one of your little kitties. So cute!

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  90. Such a cute card...puts a smile on my face, thank you.

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  91. I am always happy to hear CAKE! :-) Lovely and cute card!

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  92. What a cute stamp set and card.

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  93. Such a cute card! Love that stamp set!

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  94. Ha! I had a cat who got into a cake once. She was a mess for days. Love this card!

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  95. So cute! Makes me hungry for cake!🤤

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  96. OH how sweet and very adorable!!

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  97. Very cute card! Love the kitty

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  98. Such a cute card. I just want to pick up that kitty and give him a hug.

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  99. What an adorable card! I love Newton.

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  100. What a cute stamp set and love that sentiment!

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  101. I was so excited to see you in this blog! Newton is one of my fav and this is adorable!

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  102. Adorable kitty on this cute card.

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  103. Such a cute card, I just love it.

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  104. Jen this is a fun card and a great design.

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  105. This such a sweet and fun card! You colored the cute kitty so beautifullly!

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  106. My grandaughter (8 yo) just got a tiny kitten - great stamp to tuck into her Easter card.

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  107. Such a sweet card! Love cake!!

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  108. Love this little kitty with her/his birthday cake, beautiful card :) thanks for sharing

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  109. I love this stamp set. Cute card.

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  110. How cute is thiiiiis! :D Love it and the colors you used are amazing!

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  111. CAKE?? I would love some cake!!!!! Super sweetie of a card! Love that Newton!

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  112. Love the card! Beautiful! I simply am in love with this cat!

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  113. Absolutely adorable. The twine is a perfect finishing touch.

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  114. Love it! I have special ears for the words 'cake' and 'cookies' hehehe

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  115. Super cute card! I love that sentiment!

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  116. Such a darling card! Love anything with cake, lol!

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