Monday, January 21, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #89 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.


Create a project using the above sketch.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Lovely Amazing You by Becky features Happy Little Thoughts and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's combination of floral and wood grain makes for a beautiful card. She begins with the white base die cut from the Frames & Flags die set. She then adds a wood grain vertical banner with twine wrapping the top. She adds a pink polka-dotted velum again using the Frames & Flags die. She adds her focal point using the Happy Little Thoughts stamp and die set.  She embosses the sentiment in white in the center to finish her pretty card.



Sending Hugs by Bobbi features Sending Hugs and Doxie Delights by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this bright, cheery card by creating her vertical stripe using scraps of card stock. She adds a cloudy background behind the owl from the Sending Hugs stamp and die set.  She hand draws the branch on which her cute owl sits. She adds lots of love letters, again using the Sending Hugs stamp and die set.  The little kite flying high in the sky is from the Delightful Doxies stamp set.

What's the scoop by Debbie features Newton's Summer Treats, Summer Scoops, Frames & Flags, and Snow Globe by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens finds the purr-fect pattern paper to coordinate with the ice-cream lovin' kitty from the Newton's Summer Treats stamp set. She sets the card on a light-blue polka-dotted paper die cut from the Frames & Flags die set. She then uses the same die to created the scalloped edges on the other paper pieces. She cuts the center piece from the Snow Globe Shaker die set. The sentiment on the pink tag is from the Summer Scoops stamp set.


Be Happy Together by Diane features Toucan Party, Plaid, and Hibiscus by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales gives us a slice of tropical paradise. She creates her background by using die cut white leaves from the Hibiscus die set.  She then adds a layer of green leaves and black and white twine before adding her plaid heart which she used the Plaid Stencil set.  She features this lovely couple from the Toucan Party stamp set.


True Love by Sue features Newton's Christmas Cuddles and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. uses black and white and a splash of red to create this romantic card.  Her black background is  cut using the Framework die set.  Her vertical stripe uses black and white striped paper, and she adds red heart Washi tape to the edge. Her center piece is a doily with the center removed allowing the fun sentiment paper to peek through.  The romantic couple is the star of the card which comes form the  Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set.


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, January 25, 2018 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, January 14, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #89

This biweekly challenge is a:
Sketch Challenge

Create a project using the sketch above.

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, January 25 , 2018 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! 

A birthday brew by Becky features Newton Loves Coffee and Argyle by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle interprets the sketch in such a clever and fun way! She creates her strip by using a portion of the Argyle stencil in shades of pink. Then she adds a splattering of die hearts across her card. So fun! For her focal point, she adds a caffeine-loving cat from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set. She then finishes her sweet card with a bit of twine!


Find you paradise by Bobbi features Paradise Palms and Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates a bright, colorful background using Distressed Inks and water. She then creates her vertical stripe by hand drawing a wave pattern to mimic waves. Her central focal point was created by combining the Paradise Palms stamp set and the Cocktail Mixer stamp and die set. She stamps her sentiment on Kraft paper and then fringes it to give it a nice Tiki bar feel!


Happy 2019 by Debbie features Essential Alphabet, Confetti, Holiday Greetings, Newton Celebrates, and Frames & Flags; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens brings us a sparkly New Year card by cutting her base using the Frames & Flags die set from glitter card stock. She adds more shine by using foil and the Confetti stencil. She also uses foil on the die-cut numbers from the Essential Alphabet die set as well as on the Happy sentiment from the Holiday Greetings die set. Bring in the new year, she uses this festive image from the Newton Celebrates stamp set.

You're snow much fun by Diane features Moose Mountain, Forest Scene Builder, Sky Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales designs this little winter paradise by starting with Frame & Flags die set to create her base out of polka-dotted paper. She then replaces the challenge vertical stripe with those tall pine trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set. Then she makes piles of snows using Sky Borders die set. For her central element she colors the sweet moose from the Moose Mountain stamp set using soft pastels. So cute!


Sue's card features Sweater Weather, Snowfall, Plaid, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. designs this cozy card by creating her base using Kraft paper and the Frames & Flags die set. She then creates the snowy vertical stripe using the Snowfall stencil and adds the next layer using the shades of blue and the Plaid stencil set. Her central element she showcases two critters from the Sweater Weather stamp set in their warm, woolly sweaters!


Inky Paws Challenge #88 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 #88 Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

Becca Yahrling creates this wonderful card by partially stamping her background using the Plaid Stencil set. Then she adds a light blue stripe and stamps the sentiment from the Simply Sentimental stamp set.  She colors the graceful bird from the Winter Birds stamp set in light blue and adds a row of gems to finish her design. So pretty!

Congrats to Becca Yahrling! 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 #88 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
Le Woof by Kate Taylor features Fabulous Frenchies and Pawprints by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook


Kate Taylor's puppy from the Fabulous Frenchies stamp set is just too cute!  She creates a sky blue background which she subtly adds pawprints using the Pawprints stencil set. She then embosses the sentiment in white on a black banner. Just too cute!


Becky's FAVE
It's hot chocolate time by Meghan features Cup of Cocoa by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan K. creates this delightful CAS card using the Cup of Cocoa stamp set. Her amazing coloring skills makes each cup look delicious.  She adds a splattering of sequins to add sparkle and shine!  

Bobbi's FAVE
Cold weather by Angie C. features Frozen Fellowship and Fireside Friends by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Angie C. creates this wonderful winter card by having her snowmen from the Frozen Fellowship stamp set peeking out of the card's front window.  She adds the sentiment below her window which is from the Fireside Friends stamp set.  She includes glitter on her snowmen which makes the card sparkle!


Debbie's FAVE
Whatever floats your goat by Vicki C. features Waves and Floaty Goat by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Vicki C.  gives a summery scene with this darling card.  She creates several layers using the colors red, white, and black. Then she adds her blue water creating waves using the Waves stencil.  Then she adds that cute goat from the Floaty Goat stamp set on his red polka-dotted tube. She stamps the sentiment on a very subtly colored sky. So cute!

Diane's FAVE
Baby It's Cold Outside by Kathy features Frozen Friends and Plaid by Newton's Nook Designs: #newtonsnook
Kathy uses the challenge colors fabulously with stylish card.  She creates a black, white, and blue plaid background using the Plaid Stencil set.  Then she adds a red frame which really pops. She adds a silver-glitter snowbank for her hot cocoa lovin' snowman from the Frozen Friends stamp set.  She finishes with sequins. So fun!

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 moscurrent challenge here.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #88 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using colors:  Red, Sky Blue, Black, and White

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

So tweet by Sue features Winter Birds, Forest Scene Builder, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. showcases this beautiful cardinal from the Winter Birds stamp and die set.  For her white and sky blue backgrounds she uses the Frames & Flags. She stamps snowflakes using the Winter Birds stamp set before adding those lovely trees using the Forest Scene Builder dies.  She finishes with the "So Tweet" sentiment from Winter Birds.



So tweet by Becky features Winter Birds, Plaid, and Petite stencil by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle is also show casing the beautiful cardinal from the Winter Birds stamp set. However, she creates her background using the Plaid stencil on a red background with black and white stripes which is striking. For her center piece, she creates her snowy background using the Petite Snow stencil and adds a light blue background.  She adds the sentiment on her white vertical stripe.  Nice!



Hug in a mug by Bobbi features Cup of Cocoa by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this darling hot chocolate (or coffee) stand!  She hand draws the wood grain on her stand and "stains" with a blue tint. All those delicious-looking beverages are from the Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set. She also used the little heart from this set to create the subtle background. For her final touch, she creates a store awning using a slot punch.  So creative!

Have a purr-fect birthday by Debbie features Newton's Birthday Bash, Newton's Birthday Balloons, Plaid stencil, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Design; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens brings birthday wishes using two furry images from the Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set. Her felines are placed against the plaid background she made using the Plaid Stencil set and cutting it out using the Framework die set. She pulls a sentiment from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set  and embosses it on a banner from Frames & Flags die set.  She finishes with Glossy Accents on the balloon and a twine string hanging from the balloon.

Let's party by Diane features Newton Celebrates, Starfield, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales festive card starts with her base that is the center part of the Frames & Flags die set. She creates her background using the Starfield Stencil using the colors red and blue. The star of the show though is that party-lovin' feline from the Newton Celebrates stamp set. It definitely looks like Newton is ready to party!  


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, January 11, 2018 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, December 31, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #88

This biweekly challenge is a:
Color Challenge
Create a project using colors:  Red, Sky Blue, Black, and White

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, January  11 , 2019 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! 
Warm cocoa Card by Sue | Cup of Cocoa and Ornamental Wishes Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. created this gorgeous card that will warm up your day!  She used the Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and stamped the cups all over her background, using the colors of the challenge to color them in! What a fun way to create a custom background! Then she cut the scalloped Panel out using the Frames & Flags Die Set. To finish it out she added the sentiment inside an oval from our Ornamental Wishes Stamp Set. So warm and cozy!



Love is in the air by Bobbi features Holding Happiness, Uplifting Wishes, and Delightful Doxies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

Bobbi Lemanski creates a fabulous water colored background using the black and blue challenge colors. She then adds the main attraction using the Holding Happiness stamp and die set. The fun sentiment that she stamps on her card is from the Uplifting Wishes stamp set. To add even more fun, she adds extra balloons floating away using the Delightful Doxies stamp and die set.


Snow-one else like you by Becky features Frozen Friend and Plaid by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle brings us this cozy scene with the snowmen from the Frozen Friends stamp set enjoying a cup of hot cocoa. She creates that fabulous plaid background using the Plaid stencil set. She uses a textured paste to create the white layer. Then finishes the plaid by using red ink. She wraps red and white twine around the bottom before adding dimension tape for a 3D look. Delightful!


I'd rather be in NYC by Debbie features Newton Dreams of New York, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnoo
Debbie Owens creates a water colored background for her New York scene which she die cuts using the Framework die set. Those tall building and spotted kitty are from the Newton Dreams of New York stamp set as is the sentiment which she embosses in white before die cutting with a banner die from the Frames & Flags die set. She adds Glossy Accents to the apple for a bit of shine. Fun!

Warm Winter Wishes by Diane features Tree Rings and Winter Birds by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this fabulous circular-shaped card! She uses the Tree Rings stencil to create the subtle ringed background then adds that beautiful cardinal from the Winter Birds stamp and die set. She embosses the sentiment on a sky blue banner.



Monday, December 24, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #87 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 #87 Winner!

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

Joy by Meghan features Festive Forest by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan creates this gold striped card card that features the Festive Forest stamp and die set.  She embosses that fun trees in gold and adds the little sentiment. She finishes her card with a gold ribbon near the bottom. Such an elegant and beautiful card!

Congrats to Meghan! 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 #87 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!

Debbie's FAVE
Fikreta's project features Newton's Antics by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Fikreta creates this festive and fun ornament that spotlights Newton from Newton's Antics stamp set as the main attraction.  She wraps a gold ribbon around the star shape and adds a silvery middle. She adds some presents, Santa's hat, and a gold bell as finishing touches!

Diane's FAVE
Dasher, Dancer by Kate features Holiday Foliage and Reindeer Roll Call by Newton's Nook Deisgns; #newtonsnook
Kate's use of gold over the vibrant blue background make this a striking card. She uses the Holiday Foliage stencil with sticky embossing powder and gilding flakes. She then embosses the sentiment from the Reindeer Roll Call stamp set.  So pretty!

Emily's FAVE
Happy New Year by Vicki features Newton's New Year by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

Vicki creates this darling box card to celebrate the upcoming New Year. Using elements from the Newton's New Year stamp and die set. Just love how she uses the champagne class as the number 1.  
What a fabulous design and great use of silver and gold!

Sue's FAVE
O Christmas Tree by Meghan features Festive Forest by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan's classy card features an elegant collage of whimsical festive trees from the Festive Forest stamp and die set. She adds additional sparkle with the glittery gold stripe and gold and silver sequins!  

Becky's FAVE
Sing a Song of Snowflakes by Andrea features Winter Birds by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea created this golden delight by using gold foil card stock. For her focal oval, she used distress oxide inks and watered down acrylic paint.  Those darling chickadees are from the Winter Birds stamp and die set. She then embosses that sweet sentiment in white.  Fabulous wintery card!

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.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Welcome Bobbi Lemanski to our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team!

A NEW member is  about to get Inky Paws!

First - a quick announcement - There will NOT be a new challenge next week since we are taking a break for one week over the holidays.

Then, starting with Challenge #88 on Dec. 31,  we are excited to be adding in a NEW inky paws challenge team member!  Here's a little bit about Bobbi, our newest member, below:


Bobbi Lemanski 
Hi! I’m Bobbi and I’m super excited to be part of the Challenge Team. My art studio is my happy place. I love color and creativity in all forms – cardmaking, canvas painting, interior design, etc. I live in Wisconsin with my husband, Kevin and our 16-year old twins, Tarek (TJ) and Olivia and our sweet dog, Stelly. I love using bold colors and creating high contrast designs. I get a kick out of finding clever ways to use sets in new ways and/or combos. I like creating and giving a 5” X 7” card. It has more of a presence and it gives me more room to design.  You can find me on Instagram as @soulshinejoy and Facebook as SoulShineJoy. My blog,  Soul Shine Joy includes many more cards featuring the fabulous Newton’s Nook Designs products.


Returning... four amazing Designers! 

We are also happy to announce that these fantastic designers will be continuing on the team! We know you've been enjoying their work so far and we can't wait to see what they create next! They will be sharing their lovely creations with you each Monday for Inky Paws Challenge Start and Reminder posts! We can't wait to see what they create in the new year!
Debbie Owens 
Inky Paws Challenge Lead
Hi, my name is Debbie, aka Indy. I live in Washington with my hubby and two fur babies--Catapult and Velcro. I have several passions in life--cats, card making, clay ornaments, coffee, chocolate, and camping! I began card making back in 2010 and reached out to the Internet for inspiration and ideas! In 2013, I discovered Newton's Nook Designs and completely fell in love with Newton and his gang of whimsical friends, so I am thrilled to be part of the Inky Paws Challenge team!
Diane Morales
2sistersproject

Hello Newton’s Nook fans I’m Diane Morales. My motto is “do what you love and share it with others”.

I live in West Columbia, Texas with my Husband and the tribe of three cats. 

Like most, I started in scrapbooking and moved into full time cardmaking about 2 years ago. I love cardmaking! I enjoy hand painting on my cards and usually created shaped cards or tags.

I first fell in love with Newton’s Nook when I was looking for a stamp set that best reflect how my cats acted.  “Newton’s Antics” was my first set, and it has been LOVE ever since. When I am not “procraftinating” you can find me with a cup of coffee, cooking, or gardening. You can find me on Instagram as  2. sistersproject   #dianeiscrafty



Sue T. 
Hi, I am Sue T. - yes that is what everyone calls me. I have been stamping since 1996. It truly became an obsession when a stamp store opened 5 minutes from my house. I love making cards. There isn’t a holiday that I don’t send them out. I have dabbled in just about every style over the years, but have found my niche with CAS cards.

I have worked in several stamp stores, had my own business teaching paper crafts and designed for challenge sites and stamp companies. I love to share my knowledge and creativity.

In the real world, I am a FT endoscopy nurse and very close to completing my Master’s in nursing education. I have a wonderful husband who is my best cheerleader and critic. My muse in my studio is my sweet kitty, Pinkie.

I love whimsical stamps, especially those cute little critter stamps. That’s why I am so excited to be part of the Inky Paws challenge for Newton’s Nook!!

Becky Noelle 
Hi! I'm Becky and I'm super excited to be here! I'm a stay-at-home mom to two little princesses and wife to a big kid. We live in Virginia and I sneak away upstairs to my studio during naptime, whenever the girls are watching a movie, and as soon as they go to bed. I'm a cardmaker, Project Lifer, and general practitioner of crafty pursuits. I can't seem to stop fussy cutting all of the things and I love to color. I'm a lover of Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, the Wizarding World, kindness, and sarcasm. You can find me at my blog beckynoelle.com or over on instagram as beckynoelle I can't wait to start sharing my projects with you!

Hope you are excited to see what everyone creates! We definitely are excited for a new crafty year in 2019!