Monday, August 13, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #78 Reminder

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.
Create a project using the theme: Beach/Summer.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!

Diane Morales water colored this watery background then die cut her sandy ground using the Sky Borders die set. She colored images from the Narly Mermaids stamp set and die set and adhered with dimensional foam. Such a wonderful underwater scene!


Enjoy your day by Emily features Newton's Summer Vacation, Sunscape, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen created her background using the Sunscape stencil. She inked up extra waves and cut out to add dimension. She colored her cute kitty from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. She framed her darling scene using the Frames & Flags die set.  Such a bright, colorful project!

Relax! Enjoy your day by Sue features Newton's Summer Vacation, Sunscape, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. also used the Sunscape stencil to create her sunny background. For her waves she die cut waves using the Sea Borders die set using different colors of card stock. She colored her calico kitty using the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp and die set. Newton certainly looks content lounging on his polka dotted floaty!


You're simply mermazing  by Becky features Purr-maid Newton, Tranquil Tides, Narly Mermaids, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle pulled out the the Purr-Maid Newton stamp set to create this fabulous shaker card complete with real sand and tiny shells!  After creating her watery background, Becky colors various underwater features using the Tranquil Tides and the Narly Mermaids stamp sets. She uses the
Frames & Flags die set to frame her scene!  Wow!


Thinking of you by Debbie features Cozy Campers and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this sweet card with her vintage-looking travel trailers from the Cozy Campers stamp set. She places her campers on a subtly white-striped pattern paper die cut and layers it on a soft pink polka dotted paper. She uses the Frames & Flags to cut both papers for a fun layered look.

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday,August 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, August 6, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #78

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme challenge
Create a project using the theme: Summer/Beach

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, August 17, 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! 

Wishing you a frenzy of fun by Diane features Shark Frenzy, Floaty Goat, Sea Borders, Cloudy Sky by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales begins her card by creating clouds from the Cloudy Sky stencil on a white card base. She then adds layers of waves using the Sea Borders die set. She then creates a scene that resembles one from Jaws with her sweet goat from the Floaty Goat stamp set enjoying a peaceful day while  ferocious sharks from the Shark Frenzy stamp set circle menacingly underneath!

Let's be mermaids by Emily features Seashells, Framework, and Purrmaid by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen uses the Seashells stencil on black card stock to create her beach background and die cuts it with the Framework die set. She then makes a watery center and frames it with layers of shells and starfish from the Purr-maid stamp and die set. She then adds her purr-maid with his colorful tail and stamps the sentiment in the watery center. She adds white accents to finish this a-meow-zing card!


Salty kisses & starfish wishes by Sue features Tranquil Tides by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This fabulous CAS card by Sue T. features the Tranquil Tides stamp set. By masking a circle, Sue stamps the starfish images in different colors to create a circle around the fun sentiment.  She finishes with some dewdrop accents.  Simply spectacular!

Salty kisses & starfish wishes by Becky features Tranquil Tides, Seashells, Waves, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle uses a clear card base to create her card by using the Seashells stencil. The back of her card using the Waves stencil and the Frames & Flags die set. She then creates an extra little card to write a message inside. She stamps her sentiment using the  Tranquil Tides stamp set and adds twine wrapped around the little card several times and adds a small bow. Wow!


Enjoy your day by Debbie features Newton's Summer Vacation, Newton's Costume Party, Sunscape, Sea Borders, Frames & Flags, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens uses acrylic paint to create the watery backdrop and creates the waves using the Sea Borders die set. Then she inks the sunny sky using the Sunscape stencil. Those cute critters are from the Newton's Summer Vacation and the pirate hat is from the Newton's Costume Party stamp set. She combines the Frames & Flags  and Framework die sets to create the layers. Looks like a fun day in the sea!

Inky Paws Challenge #77 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 SKETCH challenge!

Inky Paws Challenge #77 Winner!

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


Billie creates  her fun background by repeatedly stamping the skein of yarn from the  Newton's Antics stamp set. She then uses coordinating papers in monochromatic colors. She adds her sweet Siamese kitty playing in his box and finishes with cream yarn. 

Congrats to Billie! 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 #77 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
Andrea matches the scoops of ice cream to match her dotted background paper. She wonderfully colors her kitty from the  Newton's Summer Treats stamp set as a Siamese!  She pulls everything together by adding green and yellow layers!

Diane's FAVE
Too far for a hug by Vicki features Pug Hugs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Vicki stamps a cloudy sky background for her sweet pug from the Pug Hugs stamp set. Her background features pastel flowers. She adds her sentiment to a pink scalloped strip and adds a glossy red heart to finish her design. 

Emily's FAVE
Happy Holidays by Dawn features Newton's Holiday Mischief by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dawn provides us this festive holiday card using the Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set. Her hand drawn scarf looks so cute behind Newton, and her choice of festive papers make this such a "candy" delight!

Sue's FAVE
Danni's card features Newton's Naptime by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
The fun different combination of papers and red ribbon provide a wonderful background to 
Danni's card. Newton from the Newton's Naptime stamp set and his cozy blankets look so bright and colorful against the dark background. 


Becky's FAVE
Purr-maid by Eve features Purr-maid and Tropical Fish by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Eve creates this darling underwater scene by using the Tropical Fish stencil to create her background. She adds these sweet images from the Purr-maid stamp set. The touch of twine and glittery shell are the purr-fect embellishments!

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 30, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #77 Reminder

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge

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

Here'a a refresher.
Create a project using the below sketch. 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 


Happy Father's Day by Debbie features Winston's BBQ, Frames & Flags, and Frameworks by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens uses a combination of picnic themed papers to create this fun card. She paper pieces Winston from the Winston's BBQ stamp set and adds a hot dog button. She stamps the sentiment and BBQ on the tag and adds twine as a finishing touch! She uses the Framework  and Frames & Flags die sets to create the layers.

What's the scoop by Diane features Summer Scoops and Tumbling Heart by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a soft pink background using the Tumbling Hearts stencil. She then colors the sundae Summer Scoops stamp set and die cuts using the coordinating Summer Scoops die set. She layers her delicious-looking sundae on a bright pink background with her sentiment banner. What a bright, fun summery card!

Celebrate by Emily features Peony Blooms, Cocktail Mixer, Bubbly, Frames & Flags, and Frameworks by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creates her background by using the Bubbly stencil and cutting it with the Frames & Flags die. She then beautifully colors the flowers from the Peony Blooms stamp set. She creates a vellum frame using and Framework dies. She then embosses the sentiment in silver using a sentiment from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set. To finish her elegant card, Emily uses three pastel colors of ribbon. Such a lovely card!

Love is in the air by Sue features Newton Dreams of Paris and Uplifting Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
For this fun, whimsical card, Sue T uses cloud paper for her hot-balloon traveling feline. She colors her kitty from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set as a calico, which is just too cute!  She stamps the sentiment from the Uplifting Wishes stamp set, which works perfectly!  To tie it all together, she adds red washi tape with white hearts!

Thinking of you by Becky features Floral Lace, Land Borders, and Beautiful Wings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates her subtle background using Floral Lace stencil. She then using distress inks to create the blue sky for her beautifully colored butterflies from the  the Beautiful Wings stamp set. She then uses the Land Borders die set to create grass. She finishes her design by adding twine. Such a colorful way to let someone know you are thinking of her. 


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, August 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, July 23, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #77

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, August 3, 2108 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! 

Happy purr-day by Debbie features Newton's Birthday Balloons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates a pastel background using acrylic paints. She then water colors Newton and his bouquet of balloons from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set. She applies Glossy Accents to the kitty balloon. She heat embosses the sentiment on vellum. She then adheres everything on a striped background.  Such a festive way to celebrate a birthday!

Here's to you by Diane features Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this fabulous background by heat embossing the cocktails from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set and then adding Distress ink. She adheres a vellum rectangle and washi tape to mimic the sketch. Finally she stamps and colors the cocktails and dies cuts them with the coordinating Cocktail Mixer dies.  Such a colorful, summery card!

Thanks by Emily features Loveable Laundry and Flags and Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creates this darling card using a clear card base!  She expertly colors the trio of onesies from the Loveable Laundry stamp set in reds and yellows. She die cuts the yellow background using the Frames & Flags die set.   She combines all of this with an ombre banner and gray and white striped paper to create this delightful card. 


Here's to you by Sue features Winston's Lake House, Sunscape, and Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Sue T. has Winston from the Winston's Lake House  totally relaxing and enjoying summer.  For this summer scene she embosses a cloudy background then creates the sun and rays by using the Sunscape stencil.  She then pulls the sentiment from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set.  Such a fun way to mix and match NND products!

Live, Love, Aloha by Becky features Tropical Leaves and Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates this spectacular background by stenciling the leaves  from the Tropical Leaves stencil with texture paste and then masking each leaf to do the ink blending with Distress Oxide ink. She then stamps and colors this darling feline and sentiment from the Aloha Newton stamp set. She then adds burlap and twine to finish this adorable card!



Inky Paws Challenge #76 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 all about COLOR!


Inky Paws Challenge #76 Winner!

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

You're so tweet by Andrea features Toucan Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea combination of pattern papers (black and white striped and light green with leaves) provide a wonderful backdrop for her colorful toucans from the Toucan Party stamp set. 

Congrats to Andrea W.  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 #76 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
I love you more than boxes by Lisa features Newton Loves Boxes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Lisa's tower of boxes is the purr-fect playground for any furry feline! This tower of delight was created by masking images from the Newton Loves Boxes stamp set. Her combination of the black gingham background, fabulous coloring, and splattering of red hearts make this a truly delightful card!

Debbie's FAVE
Coffee makes you sharper by Danni features Cuppa Cactus by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
The bold background paper on Danni's card works fabulously with the Cuppa Cactus stamp and die set. She uses the challenge colors to shade the coffee cups and cacti. She stamps the fun sentiment on an oval die and finishes with enamel dots.  

Diane's FAVE
Auguri by Kicka features Newton's Sweetheart by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This darling tag by Kicka showcases the Newton's Sweetheart stamp set wonderfully. The selection of pattern paper with the little hearts provides a romantic theme for this feline couple.  The green collar and the little paw prints on the sentiment tag are perfect touches!

Emily's FAVE
Thinking of you by Karren features  Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Karren brings us this lovely card using the Peony Blooms stamp and set die set.  The black stripe with the glittery embossed polka dots contrasts beautifully with the wonderfully shaded flowers and leaves. Such a wonderful CAS card! 

Sue's FAVE
I love you more than bamboo by Milene features Playful Panda by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Milene's amazing blended background provides a wonderful means to showoff her darling panda, with his googly eyes, from the Playful Panda stamp set and die. To incorporate the green from the challenge, she die cuts and colors several bamboo stalks!  Way cute and 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 most current challenge here.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #76 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still time 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  current challenge! 

Color challenge
Create a project using the colors--whitebright redmelon green, and black.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Celebrate by Becky features Tranquil Tides, Happy Little Thoughts, and Cottage Garden by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle combines three stamp sets to create this artistic delight. She stamps the leafy wreaths and sentiment from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp. Then she inks up images from the Cottage Garden stamp set. Then she selects the splattering of dots from the Tranquil Tides stamp set. Her ability to create this symmetrical design is superb!  


Thinking of you by Debbie features Framework and Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens cuts the frame using the  Framework die set. Then stamps a floral image and sentiment from the Peony Blooms stamp set. She then stamps and fussy cuts another floral image and colors it. She adheres to the frame using dimensional tape and adds enamel dots and washi tape to finish her card.

Thinking of you by Diane features Peony Blooms and Bubbly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales also showcases the Peony Blooms stamp and die set with this beautiful white on white card. She uses the Bubbly stencil to create the background. Then she softly colors the flowers and adheres with dimensional tape. The sentiment is then inked and added to complete this pretty card.

Hey there by Emily features Playful Pandas and Sunscape by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen brings us this playful card featuring the Playful Pandas stamp set. She creates the background by using the Sunscape stencil. She then creates a circular track allowing the panda to playfully spin around the card. Using the Playful Pandas dies, she colors and cuts the bamboo to add the bottom border.

Lucky to have you by Sue features Tropical Leaves, Newton's Pot of Gold, Toucan Party, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this fabulous background using the Tropical Leaves stencil. She adds a sentiment from the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set. Using the Frames & Flags die set, she creates the different layers for the backgrounds. At last she colors and cuts the those sweet toucans from  the Toucan Party stamp and die set. She adheres them in the circular cut out. What a fabulous card!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, July 20,  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