Monday, May 20, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #98

This biweekly challenge is a:


Sketch Challenge


Create a project using the above 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, May 31, 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!  

Sue T. brings us this fabulous birthday card with the fun plaid layers on which she adds her multicolored layered cake using the Newton Loves Cake stamp and die set.  Her soft coloring of the kitty looks amazing. She adds the sentiment which is definitely how many fell about birthday cake!  Yum!

Aloha by Becky features Aloha Newton, Tropical Leaves, and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle created this tropical paradise by adding tropical leaves using the Tropical Leaves stencil. Using the Fancy Edges Tag die set, she cuts a tag from a vellum and white striped paper allowing the leaves to show through.  She adds a white kitty hiding in brightly colored flowers from the Aloha Newton stamp set and a white embossed sentiment on a black banner.  She accents her card with a bit of back twine and black splatters.


Snappy Birthday by Bobbi features Shark Bites, Shark Frenzy, Uplifting Wishes, and Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this shark-themed interactive card that is sure to fright...um..., I mean delight the birthday recipient! Using a watery-blue background, she adds a black layer as well as a white and black diagonal striped paper layer. She then adds the scary shark from the Shark Bites stamp set and the the smile sentiment from Uplifting Wishes stamp set. Inside her card, she again uses the sketch with her interactive shutter card which reveals yet another scary shark, but from the Shark Frenzy stamp set.  For her sentiment she combines the "Here's To" from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set with a sentiments from the Shark Bites and Shark Frenzy stamp sets.  Be sure to visit Bobbi on her blog to see a video of this amazing card!


Enjoy the little moments by Debbie features Garden Mice, Bokeh, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens uses soft lavender and blue to create this lovely card. She uses the Bokeh stencil set to create the backdrop. Using the Framework die set, she creates a rectangular border and adheres a vellum center panel. She adds a bit of twine and enameled dots around it.  Using colored pencils,  she uses the sweet mouse from Garden Mice stamp set for the square element of the sketch.


Thanks sow much by Diane features Moo, Oink, and Argyle by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings back childhood memories with her sweet piglets playing leapfrog!  She creates this darling card by layering a light blue pattern paper on a darker card base.  She then creates the white layer using the Argyle stencil with a square die cut out.  She adds grass accents using the Moo stamp and die set. She embosses the sentiment on a black banner using the Oink stamp set, and for her focal point she colors two of the pig images from the Oink stamp and die set and has them playing leapfrog!  



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Inky Paws Challenge #97 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 #97  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Enjoy  your day by Kimmie B. features Newton's Summer Vacation by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kimmie B. creates this soothing beach scene using the challenge colors. She adheres the sunbathing Newton from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp and die set onto a water colored sandy beach. She also adds a bucket full of sand in the foreground. She stamps the sentiment on a small banner and places it on the pretty sun rays. 

Congrats to Kimmie 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 #97 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
You make the world a nicer place by Mary features Newton's Peeps, Thankful Thoughts, and Sky Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Mary designs this darling card using distress inks to partially create her sky around the playful kitty from the Newton's Peeps stamp and die set.  She adds a layer of grass and fluffy clouds using the Sky Borders die set.  For her final element, Mary stamps a sentiment using the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. 


Sue's FAVE
Cat Craig designs this speCATular birthday card by adding a bubbly layer using the Bokeh stencil set over a yellow plaid base. She then partially stamps the kitty from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set and arranges the sentiment underneath.  She then die cuts using a circle die before adhering to the base. Just so festive!

Becky's FAVE
A Birthday Brew by Kay features Newton Loves Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kay designs this fabulous shaker card by ink blending  a soft background using the challenge colors and adding the coffee-lovin' kitty from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp and die set in the center. She adds stamped coffee beans, stars, and beads to her shaker. On her white card base, she adds a couple more mugs of coffee, and another kitty (Newton Loves Coffee ) sneaking on on another dose of caffeine!

Bobbi's FAVE
Thinking of you by Irene features Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
These lemon peonies from the Peony Blooms stamp set colored by Irene look absolutely amazing! She pops this layer with dimension tape onto two teal squares.  Then she adds her bold sentiment on the bottom and right sides. Such a wonderfully designed CAS card! 

Debbie's FAVE
Reach for the stars by Janet features Cosmic Newton and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Janet creates this fabulous distressed background with its watermarks resembling distant galaxies. She die cuts a window, so our kitty astronomer from the Cosmic Newton stamp and die set to gaze out of.  Using a die from the Frames & Flags to create the outer scallop-edged frame. Hope this sweet kitty made a wish on the falling star!

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, May 13, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #97 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors white, green, teal, and yellow. . 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

The talk around the hen house by Diane features Cluck and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses the challenge colors using the Hardwood stencil. Then she die cuts using the circles from the Frames Squared die set and pops them up using foam tape. Then she colors the trio of hens from the Cluck stamp and die set. She creates a blue banner and embosses the sentiment in white. Such a bright, fun birthday card!


May all your dreams come true by Sue features Newton's Summer Vacation, Bokeh, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.'s card is all about dots and is just so cute!  She creates the large dots using the Bokeh stencil set in the challenge colors. She adds her kitty floating on his raft from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp and die set. She adds a wavy layer using Sea Borders die set. She adds some big clouds with sentiments and some dotted washi tape for her final touch!

I'm Here for You by Becky features Loads of Blooms, Spring Showers, Newton's Rainy Day, Peppermint, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates this box card that is just full of spring cuteness!  She used the Loads of Blooms stamp set and colors the little girl in the challenge colors. She adds lots of puddles using the Spring Showers stamp set. All those raindrops and the sentiment from the Newton's Rainy Day stamp set look fabulous falling down! She repurposed the Peppermint die to make the sun. For her grass she used the Land Borders die set. 


For a special teacher by Bobbi features Classy Teachers and Bubbly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Just in time to celebrate teachers, Bobbi Lemanski makes this fun and delightful card! She used the challenge colors to make a dotted background using the Bubbly stencil.  She adds some stitched lines and adds the sentiment. Then for her focal point, she stamps a teacher image from the Classy Teachers stamp and die set. She creates an old-fashioned chalkboard and embosses the sentiment in white. This is going to make a teacher very happy!

Have a purr-fect birthday by Debbie features Newton's Birthday Balloons, Land Borders, Fence, Sky Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this festive scene by using distress inks and the Sky Borders die set to create those fluffy clouds. She then creates the hills and grass using the Land Borders die set. She adds the white picket fence using the Fence die.  She colors the kitty from Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set and adds a bow tie from the Pug Hugs stamp set.


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, May 17, 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, May 6, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #97

This biweekly challenge is a:

Color Challenge
Create a project using the colors white, green, teal, and yellow

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, May 17, 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!  


I'm so glad we're friends by Diane features Newton's Birdhouse and Sunscape by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Diane Morales creates this darling shape card by starting with the Sunscape stencil to create the bright, cheerful background. She then stamps and die cuts the kitten with his birdhouse using the the Newton's Birdhouse stamp and die set.  Love how Diane adds the extra bird on Newton's tail!


Wishing you a paw-some birthday by Sue features Paw-some Birthday and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this festive square birthday card using the Frames Squared Die set. For her focal point, she stamps and colors the puppy with his BIG pile of presents from the Paw-some Birthday stamp and die set. She adds a yellow banner with the sentiment and adds a sprinkle of sequins.

Aloha by Becky features Pineapple Delight, Aloha Newton, Pineapple Delight, and Tropical Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle gives us this wonderfully designed tropical card!  Using the teal from the challenge colors, she creates the background using the Tropical Leaves stencil.  She wraps twine around her base several time before adhering her trio of pineapples using the Pineapple Delight stamp set and die set. She adds a sentiment from the Aloha Newton stamp set and adds a twine bow to finish her fun card!


You make the world a better place by Bobbi features Cozy Camper, Thankful Thoughts, Cloudy Sky, and Fox Hollow by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this amazing camping scene with that cute, vintage camper!  She begins her card by creating a soft cloudy sky using the Cloudy Sky stencil. She adds a green paper strip with some hand colored grassy on which she adds the camper and dining set from the Cozy Camper stamp and die set. She uses the trees from the Fox Hollow set and adds the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.  Don't you just adore the chain of daisies that Bobbi adds?!


You're Moo-velous by Debbie features Moo, My Type, Frames & Flags, Sky Borders, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Inspired by the book, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, Debbie Owens combines two fun stamps, Moo stamp set and My Type stamp set, to create this fun card. She cuts the yellow-pattern layer using the Frames & Flags die set. She then creates the scene using the Sky Borders die set and the Land Borders die set for the grass. With the typewriter on the the hay bales, this cow is definitely ready to start typing!


Inky Paws Challenge #96 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 #96  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

Live Long and Pawspurr by Irene features Sending Hugs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Irene created this card that will be sure to win over any Trekkie's heart!  Using the cat image from the Sending Hugs stamp set,  Irene stamps the cat a second time and creates the Star Trek Uniform.  She then creates the Star Trek emblem!  Such a clever and creative way to stretch one's stamps!

Congrats to Irene! 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 #96 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
A little birdie told me by Kimmie features Newton's Birthday Flutter by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
The feathers Kimmie adds to her card easily brings a smile to one's face!  She stamps the naughty kitty from the Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set and colors all those feathers blue.  She then pulls her card together with the fun sentiment and sends proof of the deed with the actual feathers!  LOL

Diane's FAVE
Just a little note by Cat Craig features Garden Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Cat Craig creates this fabulous CAS card by coloring the little mouse and his mushroom from the Garden Mice stamp set on Kraft card stock. To "ground" her mouse, she adds a shadow.  Just adorable!

Sue's FAVE
Did someone say cake? by Kay features Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kay Demonbren creates this bright, festive birthday card by white embossing the kitty and his cake from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set on Kraft card stock which almost gives it a no-line look.  By lightly coloring around the image in white, Kay creates a glow emanating from the candles!


Becky's FAVE
You're the coolest of cats by Mary features Company of Cats and Newton's Book Club by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Mary Reiner put her colored pencils to good use by coloring the clowder of cats from 
the Company of Cats stamp set in all different patterns and colors. She adds one more cat for good measure fussing cutting a kitty from the Newton's Book Club stamp set and adheres with foam tape.  All of this she adds atop a background of white and black diagonal stripes that really pulls her card together!

Bobbi's FAVE
You stole my heart by Ildi features Winter Memories, Cloudy Sky, Winston's Lake House, and Sweetheart Tails by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ildi goes the extra mile with this card that is completely colored with colored pencils. Using bright bold colors, Ildi creates her background scene by using the trees from the Winter Memories stamp set. She creates her clouds using the Cloudy Sky stencil. Shen then adds an array of forest critters using the ducks from the Winston's Lake House stamp set and Sweetheart Tails (retired) stamp set. 

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, April 29, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #96 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Theme Challenge

Create a project using colored pencils. 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 




Debbie Owens created this fun birthday card by combining several NND products. Using the Framework die set she creates her burnt orange layer. She then uses the Hardwood stencil and colored pencils to create the hardwood layer which she die cuts using the Frames & Flags die set. She wraps these layers with twine. She adds the darling chickens from the Cluck stamp set with dimensional foam. She stamps the sentiments and cuts them using the Speech Bubbles dies set.

You're Moo-velous! by Diane features Moo, Oink, and Fence by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a fabulous circle card! She creates her vivid blue sky and adds a bit of green grass on which she places the white fence using the Fence die. She adds the sweet cow and bales of hay from the Moo stamp and die set. Then she places a very tired pig from the Oink stamp and die set on her bales of hay!



Thinking of you by Sue features Peony Blooms and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. gives us this stunning card using the Peony Blooms stamp set that she colors with Faber Castell water color pencils. She creates the postage-stamp edges for her base by using the Framework die set. She stamps the sentiment and adds a splattering of enameled dots as finishing touches!



Thank you by Becky features Peony Blooms and Tree Rings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle.had to sharpen her colored pencils a lot when she created this beauty! She colored her base by using the Tree Rings stencil. Then she pulls out the Peony Blooms stamp set and colors them in lovely shades of yellow. She adds hand-drawn stems which she bundles together with a twine bow. She adds a white stripe and stamps the sentiment.


May you days be filled with surprises by Bobbi features Evergreens, Bokeh, Cloudy Sky, and Raccoon Rascals by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this stunning night scene starting with the Evergreens Stencil. She adds that full moon using the Bokeh Stencil Set and adds clouds using the Cloudy Sky Stencil. She then adds the trio of nocturnal raccoons using the Raccoon Rascals stamp set. She adds hand drawn grass and stars to complete her amazing scene!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, May 3, 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, April 22, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #96

This biweekly challenge is a:


Theme Challenge

Create a project using colored pencils. 

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, May 3, 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!  

Thanks a bunch by Debbie features Garden Mice, Floral Fringe, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens cuts an olive green scalloped-edge frame using the Frames Squared die set which provides a nice background to the Floral Fringe stamp.  She colors the flowers in an assortment of spring colors. She then adds one of the darling mice from the Garden Mice stamp set. She adds a vertical stripe of black and white houndtooths washi tape for her final touch.


Reach for the stars by Diane features Cosmic Newton, Cloudy Sky, and Sky Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales pulled out her brand new water color pencils and created this amazing sky using the Cloudy Sky stencil.  She then creates some big fluffy white clouds using the Sky Borders die set which she stamps with the sentiment before layering the clouds up.  For her "star" attraction, she has Newton blasting off in his spaceship from the Cosmic Newton stamp and die set.


Sue T. presents this stunning card in these rich, dark hues! She creates her square base using the newly released Frames Squared die set. She then stamps the floral image from Floral Fringe stamp set on black card stock and heat embosses in white. Then she colors the blooms in these beautiful hues using Caran d’Ache pencils. She completes her card by heating embossing the sentiment on black and die cutting.  Magnificent!

Happy Birthday by Becky features Uplifting Wishes, Bokeh, and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle bubbly card is so delightful!  She creates her bubbly background by coloring the dots using the Bokeh stencil set. She uses a little Gamsol to blend out some of the pencil strokes. She then stamps the sentiment from Uplifting Wishes stamp set on vellum and cuts out two tags using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She stitches them together and adds chunky glitter and sequins to make a festive shaker pocket. Super fun and festive!


Happy Birthday by Bobbi features Uplifting Wishes and Bokeh by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski brings us this out-of-this-world card!  On her dark card base, Bobbi uses the Bokeh stencil set to create a galaxy of planets!  She then adds a birthday wish using the Uplifting Wishes stamp set in the center of the card!  She also adds some silver glimmer in her outer space card!