Monday, July 17, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #51

This biweekly challenge is a: 

Theme challenge

Create a project with a tropical theme.

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, July 28, 2017 at Midnight CST. The winner and DT favorites will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?


Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 
Grab your favorite NND stamps to play along and 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! 

You're Tiki-riffic by Diane uses Tiki Time by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses Tiki Time and bright colors to create this darling tropical card.


Make every day a beach day by Emily features Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen has created an amazing tropical scene using Aloha Newton!

You're a cool cay by Andrea features Newton's Summer Vacation by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell uses Newton's Summer Vacation to showcase Newton getting his tropical tan!

Happily ever after by Zsofia features Newton's Christmas Cuddles by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar creates a purr-fect honeymoon card using Newton's Christmas Cuddles.

Wonderful friend by Debbie features Fanciful Florals by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens uses Fanciful Florals on a water colored background to create this tropical delight.


Inky Paws #50 Winner

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


Inky Paws Challenge #50 Winner!

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


Beverly Sizemore creates a bright, fun card featuring Flirty Flamingos.

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 #50 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!

Diane's FAVE
Ciao by Macimbalo features Newton Dreams of Italy by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook

Macimbalo's clean design, featuring Newton Dreams of  Italy
, showcases the challenge colors wonderfully.  




Emily's FAVE


Stamp & Glitter's clean design using Love Grows showcases the colors beautifully.  Just love the sequin border!


Zsofia's FAVE
Ciao Bella by Jen features Newton Dreams of Italy by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Jen's gorgeous sunset using Newton Dreams of Italy creates such a romantic feel!

Andrea's FAVE
Ciao bella by Beth features Newton Dreams of Italy and Newton Scoots By by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Beth's speCATular dimensional scene is so cute as are those fabulous colored kitties from Newton Dreams of Italy and Newton Scoots By.



Debbie's FAVE
Heartfelt sympathy by Stamping Kitty features Fanciful Florals by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Stamping Kitty creates a bright, bold card using Fanciful Florals


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, July 10, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #50 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still one week to play along with our latest inky paws Challenge!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge? Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our Color Challenge! 
Here's a refresher of the challenge -  the colors are white, melon, grape, and strawberry.


Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Diane creates a tropical paradise using Paradise Palms.  Just love the subtle palm trees on the white background!  Beautiful!  



Welcome baby girl by Emily features Winged Wishes by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Emily's sweet baby card featuring Winged Wishes (retiring--be sure to grab your set before it's too late) would be perfect to welcome any baby girl!


appy Birthday by Andrea features Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Andrea inks a beautiful background to compliment Newton from Newton Loves Cake as he enjoys a scrumptious birthday cupcake!



Zsofia has created this amazingly vibrant card using Flower Garden (retiring--be sure to grab your set before they are gone).  Striking!

Debbie uses Darling Duos to create a sweet, romantic card. 


I hope this project has inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, July 14, 2017 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, July 3, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #50

This biweekly challenge is a: 
Inky Paws Challenge #50 | Color Challenge: White, Melon, Grape and Strawberry | Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Color challenge
Create a project using fruity colors: white, melon, grape and strawberry

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, July 14, 2017 at Midnight CST. The winner and DT favorites will be announced on the NND blog the following Monday. 

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? Grab your favorite NND stamps to play along and 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! 

You are wonderful by Emily features Beautiful Wings, Falling into Autumn by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Emily elegantly combines two sets- Falling into AutumnBeautiful Wings--to create this gorgeous card. 

You'll always be my best in show by Andrea features Terrific Terriers by Newton's Nook; #newtonsnook
Andrea's sweet card would surely win best in show with the fun plaid and sweet puppy from Terrific Terriers.

Find your paradise by Diane features Paradise Palms by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Diane has created a slice of paradise using this week's colors and  Paradise Palms

Thanks wonderful friend by Zsofia features Fanciful Florals by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Zsofia's white flowers against the vibrant background adds up to a gorgeous card featuring Fanciful Florals

A pineapple a day by Debbie features Pineapple Delight by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Debbie creates a festive background using the challenge colors with Pineapple Delight



Inky Paws #49 Winner

Inky Paws Challenge #49 Winner!


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws blog! This past challenge was a sketch challenge!





Top Pick for Inky Paws Challenge #49

Here is our top pick! Read the description below each card to see who created it - and make sure to visit her blog and tell her congrats!!

 
Macimbalo's creative card combines paradise with coffee!  {sigh}
Her card features Sun Soaked Christmas and Newton Loves Coffee.

Congrats to Macimbalo! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $10 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)


Inky Paws #49 Favorites

We also wanted to share a couple more entries that we really loved! We chose TWO more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!


Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite

Happy bird-day by Beverly features Flirty Flamigos by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Beverly Sizemore created a fun "bird"day card using Flirty Flamigos. Her background paper is a perfect touch!

Flying by to say hi by Andrea features Winston Takes Flight by Newton's Nook Designs, #newtonsnook
Andrea combination of pattern papers makes this so bright and festive!
 She uses Winston Takes Flight for this delightful card. 


Thanks so much!
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! Our next challenge starts today July 3! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Announcing a NEW Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team!

A NEW team is about to get Inky Paws!

Starting with next Monday with Challenge #50 we will be having a NEW inky paws challenge team to inspire you for new bi-weekly challenges! You may recognize these girls as they have been linking up their amazing cards to our challenges and inspiring us for some time! They will now be inspiring you each Monday for Inky Paws Challenge Start and Reminder posts! We can't wait to see what they create! 
Debbie Owens 
Inky Paws Challenge Lead
Hi, my name is Debbie, aka Indy. I live in Utah 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!
Emily Lauritzen

Papercrafting has been a huge part of my life for quite some time now, but a few years back I shifted my focus from scrapbooking to cards. I just loved the excitement and joy I saw in my loved ones when they received a handmade card and I wanted to share that feeling with the rest of the world.

My card style is ever changing but the basis stays the same-use the products I love and create what makes me happy. I love to put together a striking colorful background and add some simple layers to build the card up.

My husband and I live in gorgeous Seattle, WA with our 3 kitties-Storm, Cloud, and Ezio. They certainly put a smile on both me and my husbands face and our lives wouldn't be complete without them! 

I am beyond excited to be a part of this grand new adventure on the inspiration team here at Newton's Nook!!
Zsofia Molnar

"Hello Everyone, my name is Zsofia, I live in Hungary with my two little kids. I am married to the most wonderful Egyptian man ever who is my biggest support on my crafty journey. I started card making 3 years ago, when I realised that scrapbooking needs so much more time than what I have with 2 little ones. 

I love colours and layers and I am fond of cute critters. I also like to try new techniques and challenge myself all the time. You can also see my creations on my blog: safsafdesign. I love Newton's Nook Designs and I am thrilled to join the Inky Paws Challenge Team. I hope to inspire you every week."
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 the Historic City of San Juan Capistrano, Ca 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! Although, am quite fond of shaped cards and hand painting, I can an honestly say I do not have a defined style. (I like to try all kind of techniques)

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

Andrea Shell 
Blissfully Scrappy

I'm so excited to be joining the new Inky Paws Challenge Design Team (I may have let out a little shriek when I got the invitation)!  I am happily married to my soulmate, a wonderful man who encourages me in my papercrafting obsession.  We have two children who bring us much joy (as well as give us a few headaches), an adorable Westie, and a bunny.  I've been scrapbooking for 12 years and fell in love with cardmaking a little over a year ago.  When I'm not crafting, you can find me doing home improvement projects, gardening, reading, or volunteering.  I look forward to sharing my projects with you and hope I can inspire you!

Changes to the challenge:

Along with the new team we're going to change up the challenges just a tiny bit! Starting with Challenge #50 our Inky Paws Challenges will now be bi-weekly (they were previously twice month but those tricky months with 5 weeks were throwing off our rhythm).  

Also, starting with Challenge #50, we will be picking one RANDOM winner for each challenge. We're making this change so that everyone who plays along will have an equal chance of winning. Our new team will still highlight their favorite entries from each challenge but a $20 prize will go to one random winner for each challenge. 

Hope you are excited about these changes and we hope it makes it easier to play along! 

See you next week! 


Inky Paws Challenge #49 Reminder


Today I have some more inspiration for this fun challenge! 

Encouragement Card by Jess Gerstner featuring Newton's Nook Serene Silhouettes #newtonsnook
Jess used the silhouettes from Serene Silhouettes to create a pretty pastel scene. 


Bonjour by Debbie features Newton Dreams of Paris by Newton's Nook, #newtonsnook
Debbie has created a fun Paris scene using Newton Dreams of Paris

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, June 30, 2017 at Midnight CST. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here.