Monday, April 6, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #120 Reminder

Today I'm sharing some more inspiration 
for our current challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the challenge sketch:




Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Hoppy Easter by Crystal features Hop into Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara creates this bright, cheerful card just in time for Easter. Using pink, yellows, and greens, she layers elements. Her central element is the sweet bunny from the Hop Into Spring stamp and die set playing in the green grass made using the Hills & Grass stencil. So clean and sweet!

Tickled Pink by Debbie features Flirty Flamingos, Framework, and Paradise Palms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens delights with this pair of pink flamingos from the Flirty Flamingos stamp set. She pairs them with flamingo pattern paper and die cuts using the scallop-edged die from the Framework die set. She cuts her circular element out of vellum and heat embosses palm trees from the Paradise Palms stamp set in white.  A banner of burlap wrapped in twine and a splattering of sequins finishes her card. 

Hoppy Easter by Diane features Hop into Spring, Mountain, Plaid, Framework, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales also features another bunny from the Hop Into Spring stamp and die set . This little fellow is holding a brightly died Easter egg and sits atop a big egg distressed with a pink pattern using  the Mountains stencil.  This is all set atop blue grass from the Land Borders die set and a white scalloped layer using the Framework die set. The Plaid stencil set was used to create the black and white background that adds a wonderful element!


Rejoice in spring by Sue features Easter Lily by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Rejoice in spring is a perfect sentiment for Sue T.'s beautiful card.  Sue stamps and colors several floral images from the Easter Lily stamp set. She grounds her beautiful flowers with yellow and green pattern papers. A beautiful card to celebrate spring!

Easter blessings by Becky features Easter Lily and Tropical Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle also showcases the  Easter Lily stamp set. She creates a textured white background using the Tropical Leaves stencil and adds a burlap banner.  The elegant flowers paired with the burlap make for a lovely combination. 

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, April 10, 2020 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #120

This biweekly challenge is a:

Sketch Challenge


Create a project using the challenge sketch.

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 


You have TWO WEEKS to play along Deadline to enter is Friday, April 10, 2020, at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 

Here's some inspiration!

Need to get inspired? See what our Inspiration Team created with this challenge!   



https://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/love-quarry-die-set/
Rustic meets glam in Crystal Komara's Easter card. She selects a kraft card base and adds a country floral paper in coral colors. On the scallop-edged circle she stamps and lightly shades the flowers from the Easter Lily stamp set.  She combines the rustic element of a jute bow with the glamour of a gold banner.  Beautifully done!

Debbie's card features Newton's Graduation, Newton Dreams of Italy, Newton Dreams of Paris, Newton Dreams of New York, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Feeling trapped inside?  Debbie Owens' card will have you dreaming of iconic destinations when the travel bans are lifted!  Combining images from the Newton Dreams of ItalyNewton Dreams of Paris, and Newton Dreams of New York stamp sets, she stamps images on postage die cuts using  the Framework die set. For her circular element, she adds Newton exploring the globe from the Newton's Graduation stamp set.  She places her elements atop map pattern paper. See that cute passport?  It's from the Stowaway Newton stamp set. Until you get to travel, stay safe!


Sending you loads of love by Diane features Love Quarry and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Can't visit your loved ones?  Diane Morales' card would definitely makes someone's day! She starts with a royal blue card base and adds a fun zigzag paper. Then using the Land Borders die set, she turns it on it's side and adds a dump truck from the Love Quarry stamp and die set . She stamps her sentiment on kraft paper and adds a couple of hearts!  A darling way to send love!


No peeking by Sue features Hop Into Spring, Newton's Curious Christmas, Petite Flower, Land Borders, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. designs a beautiful Easter card. She uses the Petite Flowers stencil and distress inks in pastel colors. She layers with a pink pattern paper. She cuts her banner in a yellow paper using the Frames & Flags die set. Her main attraction is that darling bunny from the Hop into Spring stamp and die set who is hiding in the tulips and grass from the Land Borders die set. She pulls the No Peeking sentiment form the Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set.  A delightful way to celebrate Easter!


A sweet spring hello by Becky features Woodland Spring, Floral Lace, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle begins her card using textured paste with the Floral Lace stencil. She adds a scalloped circle with a trio of Woodland Spring stamp set enjoying the sunny day. She adds grass from the Land Borders die set.  Don't you love the added stitching?  A wonderful way to send a greeting to someone special!


Create a project using the above sketch. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #119 Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last
Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! 

This Biweekly Challenge was a Color Challenge.



Inky Paws Challenge #119 Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Sending you a pug hug by Vicki features Pug Hugs, Confetti, and Framed Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Vicki creates this darling birthday card using the Frame Squared die set. She uses the Confetti stencil to make the perfect setting on which she adds the Pug Hugs stamp set.  

Congrats to Vicki.  Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $20 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)


Inky Paws Challenge #119 Favorites

Our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration team has chosen a few of their favorite challenge entries from this challenge! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!

Becky's FAVE
Happy Birthday with sprinkles on top by Amy T. features Confetti, Summer Scoops, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. designs a long, skinny card that is filled with yummy treats!  She uses the Confetti stencil to create the background in shades of pink, lavender, and blue.  She stamps sentiments in the three windows and adds yummy treats from the Summer Scoops stamp and die set.  On the banner from the
Frames & Flags die set, she stamps the fun sentiment. Love all the sparkly goodness!


Crystal's FAVE
Becca's card features Newton's Day Dream by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becca's die cut paw prints with the challenge colors peeking through are just the cutest. Pair them with the napping kitty from the Newton's Day Dream stamp set, you have a purr-fectly balanced card! 

Debbie's FAVE
Congratulations by Dandi93 features Loveable Laundry by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Dandi93's card is filled with baby sweetness! She puts a trio of pastel onesies from the Loveable Laundry stamp and die set on little plastic hangers that actually swing on the hooks!  A fabulous way to congratulate new parents!

Diane's FAVE
Maria creates an amazing background in a aquamarine color. She places her darling purr-maid from the Purr-maid Newton stamp set in the center oval. She adds a few gems for her final touches! A marvelous and creative way to use the challenge colors!


Sue's FAVE
I don't have a square to spare by KT Fit Kitty features Beautiful Wings, Naughty Newton, Newton's Day Dream, and Speech Bubble by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
KT Fit Kitty uses the Beautiful Wings and Newton's Day Dream stamp sets to create "wallpaper" for her bathroom walls!  She uses the toilet paper playing kitty from the Naughty Newton stamp and die set and adds a speech bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set. Her sentiment sums up the craziness of today's world!

Thank you for playing!

Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyone's ideas! If you didn't win this time, we hope you'll play along again next time! You can always find our most current challenge here.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #119 Reminder

Today I'm sharing some more inspiration 
for our current challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the colors: pastel pinkpale yellow, baby blue and light lavender



Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

A sweet spring hello by Becky features Woodland Spring, Petite Flowers, and Newton's Rain Boots by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle celebrates the new season with this floral delight. The Petite Flowers stencil was used to create the pink and yellow flowers. The added vellum provides a soft layer on which the kitty from the Newton's Rain Boots stamp set can be seen peeking out of her blue rain boots. Selecting a sentient from the Woodland Spring stamp set adds the perfect touch!




Why limit happy to an hour by Crystal features Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara is ready to celebrate the happy hour with her pastel cocktails from the Cocktail Mixer stamp and die set. She creates a shaker in the background filled with white iridescent sequins. The sparkly silver banner adds a touch of festiveness!  


 Debbie Owens's kitty from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set is flying through a balloon filled sky made using the Balloons Stencil. She adds some fluffy clouds and a sun using the Sky Scene Builder die set. She stamps a big birthday sentiment using the Birthday Essentials stamp set and creates layers using the Frames and Flags die set. 


Rejoice in spring by Diane features Easter Lily, Petite Flowers, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
You'll fall in love with this gorgeous pastel spring card by Diane Morales. Using the  flowers from the Petite Flowers Stencil, she creates a rainbow of flowers in the challenge colors.  Adding a light gray frame from the Framework die set showcases the Easter lilies from the Easter Lily stamp and die set wonderfully. The sentiment captures how many of us are feeling after a long winter!



Friends like you don't hatch everyday by Sue features Newton's Easter Basket, Speech Bubbles, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
The hand-colored confetti embossing on Sue T.'s card creates a festive background for the critters from the Newton's Easter Basket stamp and die set. The little chick looks so cute with his speech bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set showcasing the sentiment from the Newton's Easter Basket stamp set. The white postage-edged frame from the Framework die set adds a nice layer!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, March 27, 2020 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #119

This biweekly challenge is a:

Color Challenge


Create a project using the colors: pastel pink, pale yellow, baby blue and light lavender

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? We will chose a RANDOM entry to win a $20 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop! We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday so all entries have a chance to be featured on this blog! 


You have TWO WEEKS to play along Deadline to enter is Friday, March 27, 2020, at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? Make sure you check the challenge rules page before you link up your project. 

Here's some inspiration!

Need to get inspired? See what our Inspiration Team created with this challenge!   
Hoppy Easter by Becky features Hop Into Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a scallop-edged round card filled with Easter goodness.  Her light blue distressed background showcases the bunnies from the Hop Into Spring stamp set. Becky's pastel eggs are a fabulous way to celebrate the holiday!


Crystal Komera has created a sweet hello with this stunning sky scene! She used our 
Newton Dreams of Paris stamp and die set to add that kitty in his hot air ballon in front of the colorful inked sky! She adds some cloudy edges along the top and  bottom using our Sky Borders die set and adds more colorful clouds with vellum. 

Rejoice in Spring by Debbie features The Nutcracker, Cloudy Sky, Easter Lily, Woodland Spring, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This trio of sweet ballerinas from the The Nutcracker Squeak stamp set look fabulous in their pastel tutus!  Debbie Owens places them is a field of flowers using a flower stamp from the Woodland Spring stamp set. She adds a blue sky with fluffy embossed clouds from the Cloudy Sky stencil. She uses the Frames & Flags die set to cut the scallop-edged border and banner on which she adds a sentiment from the Easter Lily stamp set.  


Forecast: blue skies ahead by Diane features Umbrella Pals, Raindrop, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales puts the Raindrop stencil to good use using purple and blue inks to create the lightly distressed background. She pulls out the raccoon umbrella image from the Umbrella Pals stamp and die set and colors in shades of pinks and yellows. The lavender scallop-edged card base (Frames & Flags die set) make for a wonderful card base. 


Happy Easter by Sue features Cottage Garden, Frames & Flags,and Simply Sentiment by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. designs a sweet Easter card by stamping several flower images as well as hearts from the Cottage Garden stamp set in pastels.  Using the Simply Seasonal stamp set, she stamps the Happy Easter greeting. She adds strips of coordinating papers at the bottom and die cuts using the Frames & Flags die set to create the scallop edges.  A sprinkling of gems adds a wonderful touch of glam!

Create a project using the colors: pastel pinkpale yellow, baby blue and light lavender

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #118 Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last
Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! 

This Biweekly Challenge was a Theme Challenge.



Inky Paws Challenge #118 Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Hoppy Easter by Beverly features Hop Into Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Beverly's giant polka dotted egg is a perfect way to showcase the sweet bunny from the Hop Into Spring stamp and die set. With the pink gingham background and embossed lavender stripes coordinate nicely with the pastel Easter eggs. 

Congrats to Beverly.  Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $20 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)


Inky Paws Challenge #118 Favorites

Our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration team has chosen a few of their favorite challenge entries from this challenge! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!

Sue's FAVE
Lucky you're my friend by Vicki features Newton's Pot of Gold by Newton's Nook Design; #newtonsnook
Vicki Callier gets us in the spirit of St. Patty's day! The green ombre polka dotted background makes for a wonderful background when combined with the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set. Here's hoping Newton enjoys his pot of gold!

Becky's FAVE
Get wellie soon b Mary features Newton's Rain Boots and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Mary Reiner's polka dotted wellies will definitely cheer you up!  The kitty and his pals from the Newton's Rain Boots stamp and die set look like they are having a ton of fun! Using the Frames Squared die set to creates several layers making for a fabulous background!


Crystal's FAVE
I love you more than naps by Kay features Newton's Naptime by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kay's bold yellow polka dot background is the perfect accent to a sleeping Newton from the Newton's Naptime stamp set atop his rainbow stacked blankets and pillows!  Anyone else want to snuggle up with that sweet feline?


Debbie's FAVE
Happy blooming birthday by Ishani features Loads of Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Ishani's pastel polka dots make for wonderful raindrops! She paper pieces the umbrella in pink polka dot paper using an image form the Loads of Blooms stamp set.  Don't you love how how all the dots compliment her dress?

Diane's FAVE
Priscilla incorporated polka dots in her card in such a lovely way.  Her embossed polka dots with the brown polka dotted paper created a fabulous setting for the sunflowers from the Sunflower Days stamp and die set. Adding the white in the flowers pulls everything together.

Thank you for playing!

Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyone's ideas! If you didn't win this time, we hope you'll play along again next time! You can always find our most current challenge here.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #118 Reminder

Today I'm sharing some more inspiration 
for our current challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.

Theme Challenge--Add Pretty Polka Dots!


Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Squeeze the Day by Sue features Lemon Twist and Frame & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.  has squeezed in so many polka dots with this citrus delight!  Using the Frame & Flags die set, she die cuts the scallop-edged frame which she embosses with large polka dots. The then stamps the lemons on two different yellow polka dotted papers using the Lemon Twist stamp and die set. She creates her sentiment banner using the Frame & Flags die set again. Look closely and you'll see that she even uses two chartreuse polka dotted papers!  Dots everywhere!


Lucky that you're my friend by Becky features Newton's Pot of Gold, Clouds, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle's lucky leprechaun kitty from the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set has found a pot of gold at the end this darling rainbow!  Her use of enameled dots for the rainbow is genius! Those big fluffy clouds were made using the Clouds stencil. She adds polka dotted grass using the Land Borders die set.  (Do those enameled dots remind anyone else of delicious Skittles?)



Have a Mice Day by Crystal features Garden Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
You can sum up Crystal Komara's card with one word--SUNSHINE!  Just looking at it, you might get your daily allotment of Vitamin D!  Using yellow polka dotted paper, she adds a scalloped frame with chartreuse grass for her duo of mice from the Garden Mice stamp and die set to frolic in!  A perfect card to look at on a dull, gray wintery day!

Debbie's card features Woodland Spring, Woodland Picnic, Hop Into Spring, Sky Scene Builder, Frames & Flags, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens has a fluffle of bunnies for you to enjoy!  Beginning with the Frames & Flags die set, she creates the scallop-edged frame. She then adds lots of green polka dotted hills and grass using the Land Borders die set.  Using the Sky Scene Builder die set, she adds a yellow-polka dotted sun and a couple of big fluffy clouds. She pulls bunnies from three stamp sets--Woodland Spring, Woodland Picnic,  and Hop Into Spring.  She adds a sprinkling of yellow flowers from the Woodland Spring stamp set.  A super fun scene!

You're some-bunny special! by Diane features Hop Into Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales' card is sure to bring smiles with the brightly colored polka dotted paper for her background!  She then uses the bunny in the water can image from the Hop Into Spring stamp and die set and colors the tulips in the same shades as the dots!  The bright yellow watering can pulls all the elements together!  

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, March 13, 2020 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!