Monday, February 11, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #91

This biweekly challenge is a:
Color Challenge
Create a project using the colors white, gray, black, and pink

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, February 22 , 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! 
Have a llama fun by Debbie features Loveable Llamas, Cocktail Mixer, and Newton's Day Dream by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Those cool sunglasses on the llama makes Debbie Owens card delightful! She starts with pink and white layers. She stamps the sweet llama from the Loveable Llamas stamp set and uses the challenge colors on the blanket. She then adds a yummy cocktail from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set, and adds a speech bubble from the Newton's Day Dream stamp set to showcase the sentiment. She adds a bit of washi tape and sequins to finish it off.


Big Wishes by Diane features Argyle, Holding Happiness, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates an oval shaped card with scalloped edges. She uses the Argyle stencil to create the background using pink, white and gray. She adds the banner from Frame & Flags die set and stamps the sentiment. The focal point of her card is the girl holding the big bouquet of balloons from the Holding Happiness stamp set. The added hearts on the balloons are a perfect touch!


Snappy Birthday by Sue features Shark Bites and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Who knew a shark could look so sweet! Sue T. obviously did with this fabulous gray and pink shark from the Shark Bites stamp set! She adds a school of pink fish and a popped-up speech bubble. For sparkle, she adds pink glitter paper and a stripe of white and black pattern paper that she partially die cuts with the Frames & Flags die set to give it a scalloped edge.


Love is in the air by Becky features Newton Dreams of Paris, Uplifting Wishes, Tumbling Hearts, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's card definitely has love in the air! She starts her card by lightly distressing th!e background using the Tumbling Hearts stencil. She adds the Eiffel Tower from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set and sentiment from the Uplifting Wishes stamp set. She creates the ground using gray card stock and the Land Borders die. She adds two feline images from the Newton Dreams of Paris that she colors wonderfully!


My heart is owl yours by Bobbi features Love Owl-ways, Bubbly, Raccoon Rascals by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski begins this sweet card by distressing the bubbles from the Bubbly stencil in a darker shade of pink than her card base. She them adds a strip of black and white washi tape. She adds clouds from the Raccoon Rascals stamp set. Her focal point is the pair of gray owls from the Love Owl-ways stamp and die set. She adheres a pink and red heart banner from the branch. Cute!

Inky Paws Challenge #90 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 #90  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

Life Happens by Erin feature Coffee & Wine by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Erin T. uses the Coffee & Wine stamp set to create this darling card. She colors the images in soft pinks and red and adheres it to a red polka-dotted background. Love the coordinating dots on the coffee cup!

Congrats to Erin T! 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 #90 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!

Bobbi's FAVE
Love by April features Love Owl-ways by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
April Hunton creates this CAS-style card using the Love Owl-ways Stamp set. She colors those sweet owls in shades of pinks on a white heart and adheres it to a pretty pink heart. She adds a splattering of hearts and flowers to complete her card.

Debbie's FAVE 
The Purr-fect blend by Marianne features Newton's Donut and Newton Loves Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs: #newtonsnook
Marianne  creates this delicious card by combining fun pattern papers and coffee and donuts!  The black and pink colors work wonderfully with the images from the Newton's Donut  and Newton Loves Coffee stamp sets, and the red heart with the white embossed sentiment looks fabulous!

Diane's FAVE
Meow & Fur-ever by Plans and Parcels features Newton's Sweetheart by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Plans and Parcels creates this romantic card by repeatedly stamping images from the Newton's Sweetheart stamp set. She adds a soft, pastel center using Distress inks before add the main attraction--the darling feline pair--using some dimension foam.  The little pink hearts are a purr-fect touch. 

Sue's FAVE
Fluttering By by Tracy features Beautiful Wings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Tracy M. designs this spectacular CAS card by using one of the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings stamp set. The flourish she adds is the perfect amount of bling!

Becky's FAVE
Je T'aime by Tonya features Newton Dreams of Paris by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Tonya Graham blew us away with her spectacular coloring on the hot air balloon from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set. She coordinates the hearts from the balloon with heart-shaped balloon pattern paper. She adds sequins and white hearts to finish off her design!

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, February 4, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #90 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.


Create a project using the theme Love/Valentine's.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Bobbi Lemanski creates this colorful card by using Distressed Inks and the Tumbling Hearts stencil. Then she showcases the new Candy Heart stamp and die set on a scalloped-edged topper. She adds red and white twine to finish it off.  How festive and fun!

Hello by Debbie features My Type, Sending Hugs, Darling Hearts, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens presents a sweet, collection of  simple cards by creating layers using the scallop-edged dies from the Framework and Frames & Flags die sets. She then die cuts a stitched heart using the Darling Hearts die set. She adds Newton from the Sending Hugs stamp set with the newly released typewriter from the My Type stamp set. She finishes her card with a bit of white twine and silver hearts.

Diane Morales begins this beautiful card embossing her background using the Floral Lace stencil. On top of her background, she adds the heart from the Darling Hearts die set.  The heart is colored in using the Blooming Botanicals stamp set.  She embosses the sentiment in white on a black banner. So elegant.

You're just my type by Sue features My Type, Tumbling Hearts, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates a very fun Valentine's card by using XOXO pattern paper as her base. She then adds a layer using the Framework die at an angle. She stamps some pink hearts using the Tumbling Hearts stencil. To finish off her card, she colors a pink typewriter and adds the sentiment from the My Type  stamp set.  Delightful!

Home is wherever we are together by Becky by Cozy Campers, Tumbling Hearts, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle brings us a super fun camping card!  She uses the  Tumbling Hearts stencil to create her embossed background. For her next layer, she uses a die from Frames & Flags die set. She creates her clouds again using the Tumbling Hearts stencil.  Her focal point is the vintage travel trailer and lawn furniture from the Cozy Campers stamp set.


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, February 8, 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 28, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #90

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme Challenge
Create a project using the theme:  Love/Valentine's

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, February 8 , 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! 

You're just my type by Bobbi features Love Owl-ways, My Type, and Tumbling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski brings a smile with her very long XOXO typed paper using the newly released My Type stamp and die set.  She adds the owl pulling on the paper and the other owl floating by with his balloon which are also from a new stamp and die set called Love Owl-ways. She places these critters on a gray background with the subtle white hearts from the Tumbling Hearts stencil.


Happy Valentine's Day by Debbie features Newton's Sweetheart, Waves, Darling Hearts, Framework, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens designs a shimmery background using silver foil with the Waves stencil. Using one of the dies from the Framework die she cuts it out and adheres it to a pink distressed background cut using the Frames & Flags die set. She adds a distressed pink heart using the Darling Hearts die set and adds a sentiment from the Love Owl-ways stamp set. The stars of the card is the sweet feline couple enjoying a bottle of milk from the Newton's Sweetheart stamp set.

Some bunny loves you by Diane features Bitty Bunnies, Darling Hearts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales designs these mini treat holders which are quick and perfect if you need to make a lot for a classroom. She creates the base using the center banner of the Frame & Flags die set. She cuts hearts using the Darling Hearts die set from pastel pattern papers. Using the Bitty Bunnies stamp set, she adds the sentiment and bunnies!


Happy Valentine's Day by Sue features Newton Dreams of Paris, Newton's Christmas Cuddles, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. demonstrates how to use nontraditional Valentine's stamps to make this darling card! She creates her backdrop by using the Framework die set. She cuts a circle window where she has added fir trees using the Evergreens stencil. She adds red hearts using a heart from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set throughout the trees. Looking at the festive trees is a feline couple from the Newton's Christmas Cuddles stamp set.
You're So Tweet by Becky features Toucan Party, Tropical Leaves, Fancy Edges, and Love Bites by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle brings us a tropical Valentine's card by using a clear card base in which she adds those gorgeous pink leaves using the Tropical Leaves stencil. She then adds the romantic toucan couple and sentiment from the Toucan Party stamp set on a tag cut with the Fancy Edges Tag die set. Her final touch is to add the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment using the Love Bites stamp set. 

Inky Paws Challenge #89 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 #89 Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Jennifer's card features Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Jennifer Nicole creates this delightful birthday card featuring this festive feline from the Newton Loves Cake stamp with a combination of fun pattern papers. She adds a bit of twine to finish off her card!  


Congrats to Jennifer Nicole! 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 #89 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
You're manatee-rific by Plans and Parcels features Bubbly and Manatee-rific by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This interactive card by Plans and Parcels is wonderfully designed!  Using the Bubbly stencil, she creates a wonderful watery background. She then adds manatee from the Manatee-rific who gets to swim around in circles! She embosses the sentiment in white on a black banner and adds a few shells and starfish!  So fun!

Bobbi's FAVE
You're snow much fun by Lisa J. features Moose Mountain by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Lisa J. wonderfully colors this snowboarder from the Moose Mountain stamp set in a fabulous yellow and gray color scheme. Her combination of pattern papers and textures make for a fabulous layered background.  So fun!

Debbie's FAVE
Have a jolly good day by Amy features Newton Dreams of London by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy brings us some international flair by selecting some map-like papers which she pairs with the Newton Dreams of London stamp and die set. She creates a London scene by having her kittens enjoying afternoon tea!  She adds a touch of twine and enamel dots to finish her fabulous cardd! 

Diane's FAVE
Hello by Vicki features My Type by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Vicki features the newly released typewriter from the My Type stamp and die set in a bright yellow!  She creates amazing background layers including a fun yellow chevron and typed paper strip!  So fun!

Sue's FAVE
Meow you doing by Dandi features Newton Unwinds by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dandi turns the sketch on the side and embosses the green paper with a herringbone pattern to create a knit look. She then adds blue striped paper which she scores along the stripes. For the main attraction, she adds gray stripes on the sweet kitty from the Newton Unwinds stamp set. She colors the yarn green and adds a bit of green twine!  Darling!

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 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!