Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Welcome Diane Morales to our Design Team!

We have a new addition to our Design Team!  
A big warm welcome to Diane!

We are so excited to have Diane Morales joining our team! You might recognize Diane as a former member of our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team! We've loved her work for quite some time now so when we had a spot open on our team - We knew she would fit right in! Diane will begin designing with our team this month and we can't wait to share what she creates!

Here's a little more about her and a fun summer creation from her today:

Diane Morales
2 Sisters Project

Hello Newtons Nook Fans!
My Motto is “do what you love and share it with others.”

I am currently living in Beaverton, Oregon with my husband, and tribe of four cats. Like most I started scrapbooking and migrated into cardmaking. I am obsessed with shaped cards, pattered paper, and bright bold color. I first fell in love with Newton’s Nook when I was looking for a stamp set that best reflected how my cats acted. Newton’s Antics was my first stamp set and I have been in LOVE ever since.

When I am not “procraftinating" you can find me outside with a cup of coffee in the garden. You can find me on Instagram at 2.sistersproject  and #dianeiscrafty

The Sea is Calling Circle Card by Diane Morales | Newton's Seashell Stamp Set, Summertime Paper Pad and Circle Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

The sea is calling!

Today Diane is starting out her spot on team by creating and amazing circle shaped summer card! This sweet little card is sure to make you smile!

She started out with the cute image of the kitty listening to the seashell from our Newton's Seashell Stamp Set. She colored the sweet image in neutral colors and cut it out using the coordinating Newton's Seashell Die Set
The Sea is Calling Circle Card by Diane Morales | Newton's Seashell Stamp Set, Summertime Paper Pad and Circle Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the card base she cut out some circles using our Circle Frames Die Set. The larger circle was cut from white and blue cardstock that she layered together. The smaller scallop edged circle was die cut from a pretty patterned paper from our Summertime Paper Pad. She added the sentiment from the Newton's Seashell Stamp Set tucked next to the kitty image. 
The Sea is Calling Circle Card by Diane Morales | Newton's Seashell Stamp Set, Summertime Paper Pad and Circle Frames Die Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
What an adorable card! This card is a petite sized and would be perfect for tucking into someones bag or lunch tote for a sweet summer smile! 

Diane will be back with more inspiration soon so stay tuned! Until then, you can visit her on her blog, 2sisters project

And a now we'd like to give a BIG shout-out to the rest of our AWESOME Design Team! 

We just LOVE our Design Team! We are so thankful to have all these lovely ladies staying on our team! They continue to amaze us each month with their incredible creativity!

Amanda Bodine | Design Team Member and Coordinator for Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Samantha Mann 
Designer & Design Team Coordinator
Hi, I'm Samantha Mann and I couldn't be happier to continue for another term with Newton's Nook Designs!! My husband and I have lived all over the US, from Washington State to Florida, but we're currently in hot, humid, coastal South Carolina! We have two boys (who I usually call my little Menn, even if they're not-so-little anymore)! I have always been in love with school supplies (ever since elementary school when I would save my nickels to buy cute pencils or erasers!) and that love just grew and developed into my crazy obsession (read: passion!) of paper crafting! I love making cards and even dabble with the occasional scrapbook layout! You can always find me with some inky fingers and lots of ink blending! I'm definitely quirky, and love to make playful, humorous sentiments for my cards (and layouts)! I work full time for an advertising company and spend every other moment I can paper crafting, reading and enjoying the little moments in everyday family life.

Ellen Haxelmans
Crafty Ellen

Hello, I’m Ellen and I live a little further from the USA; I come from Belgium and live with my husband Davey and two sweet cats; Oliver & Bailey.

I've always been artsy and even studied art. In my current job I don’t do anything creative and that’s why I really like to paint, draw and of course create cards in my free time. Even till Davey gets nuts of it haha! As a big Newton’s Nook Designs fan, I'm so blessed and happy to be a part of this awesome team for another term! I’m so curious what the next release will look like, so bring it on!

You can see more of my work on my blog, crafty ellen or on instagram at craftyellenh

Larissa Heskett | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I’ve been married to my best friend Adam for almost 17 years, and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (16 yrs.) and Greyson (10 yrs.)!! We live on our Family Farm with an Entourage of Animals, and I enjoy EVERY aspect of living a rural life. I’m a Certified Surgical Technician, but I’m very blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy crafting in every way, jewelry making, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature and taking photos. I LOVE Spending time with my Family and Friends and meeting/crafting with other creative people I’ve found/met online and through other events! I also LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies!! I look forward to inspiring you with the AMAZING Newton's Nook Designs products!! I cannot even begin to explain how HONORED and EXCITED I am to have the opportunity to design with this AWESOME Design Team!! For More Info about my Designs you can Visit my Blog:

Donna Idlet
Creative Lady

Hello, my name is Donna Idlet and I am so excited about joining Newton’s Nook Designs team. I have been a fan of Newton for many years. I live in Northern Virginia which is just 30 minutes away from Washington, DC. I am a wife, mother and mema. My husband is retired from the military who served 30 years of service. He is truly an amazing husband, father, and papa who is dedicated to his family and supports me in all of my endeavors. I have a son, a daughter and three beautiful grandchildren, who are the loves of my life.

My travels have been vast as I was fortunate to live abroad and in multiple states around the Country. The most interesting thing about traveling is seeing all the beauty that surrounds the World which has shaped my life and eye for creativity. I have always loved crafting and I inherited that trait honestly because my mother was a crafter and a quilter.  I have been making cards for over 15 years. I love, love, love making cards, altered art, and photography. I also love Scrapbooking--traditional and digital. I always strive to integrate my joys that I captured or created in my designs to share on social media. I just wish there were more hours in the day.

I love coloring with Copics and experiencing with other mediums. I like clean lines, coloring, layering and elegance. I love learning new techniques and playing with all sorts of stamps, digital images, dies and papers. My style varies but it is always elegant and well put together.  

You can find me on my blog Creative Lady, on instagram @didlet and on Facebook.

Zsofia Molnar 

Hello! My name is Zsofia Molnar and I am a card maker from Hungary. I am thrilled to join this amazing Design Team. I live in beautiful Budapest with my 2 kids (11 and 8 years old) and the most loving husband ever. We are a truly trilingual family as my husband is Egyptian and we communicate with each other in English. I started paper crafting more or less 8 years ago when I was fascinated by all the pretty scrapbook layouts. I have never even made a single one, but rather fell in love with making cards and sharing handmade kindness with my family and friends. I am an addict since then, I have to be crafty every day to feel good. This is my little escape. I love cute critters, florals and I really enjoy building scenes with layers. I am curious to try new techniques but my favourites are still Copics and Distress inks. You can follow my crafty journey on my blog or on Instagram @safsafdesign2016.
Maria Russell | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Maria Russell

Hello stampers and crafters. My name is Maria Russell and I am so THRILLED to be a part of the Newton’s Nook Designs design team.  My husband and I have lived all over the world and we have two talented, beautiful children (now adults).

My love for paper crafting began in high school when my friends and I wrote each other letters, took photos, kept a journal and scrapbooks.  It kind of looked like a smash-book because I had everything in there from ticket stubs, to beautiful napkins, to candy wrapper.  Paper crafting is very therapeutic for me.  I only ventured into card making in 2013 and I am hooked!  I was really honored when one of my cards got published at Scrapbook and Cards magazine, Creative Cards Volume I in 2015.

I am so HAPPY to be a part of this amazing design team!  I’d be honored if you’d like to visit my blog or follow me on Instagram @rprmlr77

Farhana S
Everyday Engineered

Hi crafty friends! My name is Farhana and I am so excited right now to be part of the Newton's Nook team! I've been crafting for almost 10 years now. It's always been paper crafts, transitioning from scrapbooking to cardmaking. Newton Nook Design stamps were some of my firsts from back in 2013, so there are many retired sets in my stashing and the Inky Paws card challenge was also the first challenge that I ever did! With two littles at home, crafting gives me a much needed break after bedtime! I can't wait to create with NND products and inspire all of you! Critter stamps are cute, but florals will always be my favourite! 

When I'm not crafting or running after the littles, you'll find me baking in the kitchen or taking in the great outdoors here in WA! I'm super excited to be here and see what 2022 has in store for all of us! 

Tatiana Trafimovich | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Tatiana Trafimovich
Tatiana Craft and Art

Hello! My name is Tatiana and I’m so excited and honored to be joining the Newton’s Nook Designs DT! I live in sunny Rome with my hubby, stepson and two sweet kitties, Tommy and Lilly.

I always loved everything handmade and crafty related and tried all kinds of hobbies from jewelry making to crocheting until I discovered and felt in love with a magical world of paper crafting. Cardmaking and coloring became my relaxing getaway.

I like getting inky, experimenting, stretching my supplies, learning new techniques and coloring with any medium, especially cat images which I often make look like my kitties.

Amanda Wilcox

Twiddler's Nook

Hi crafty friends! My name is Amanda and I'm so thrilled to be on the design team for Newton's Nook. I live in Oregon with my amazing husband, our wonderful daughter and our 4 wild fur babies. 

My day job doesn't have anything creative about it so I really enjoy my time in the craft room. I've been making cards for over 20 years and have loved it all. I look forward to the adventures this year brings with it. You can follow me along my crafting journey at

That's a lot of amazing talent, don't you think!? We can't wait to see what everyone creates next!

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