Monday, May 21, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #72 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still 5 days 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 Theme Challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.  It's a THEME Challenge:  Add Buttons


Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

With I'm with you by Zsofia features Newton's Sweetheart by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar creates this darling scene with Newton's Sweetheart stamp set.  From the cloudy background to the die cut grass, Zsofia has an eye for details.  Her flower-shaped buttons are the perfect addition to this sweet card!


Congrats by Andrea features Simply Sentimental and Newton's Graduation by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell's embossed letters makes for a wonderful background for this graduation card. Her sweet coloring of Newton from Newton's Graduation stamp set and the embossed Congrats sentiment from the Simply Sentimental stamp set make for a very distinguished card.


Never stop dreaming by Debbie features Cosmic Newton and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates a fun night sky using watercolors and the Frames & Flags die set
Newton from the Cosmic Newton stamp set seems pretty content spying those darling star-shaped buttons!


Seas the day by Diane features Tranquil Tides and Bubbly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales takes under the sea with this beautifully designed card. She uses Tranquil Tides stamp and die set to stamp the fish and coral. The added buttons are the perfect accent. Look closely at her background and you'll spy bubbles made from the Bubbly stencil.

I believe in you by Emily features Believe in Unicorns by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen brings us this magical rainbow card!  Her background works perfectly with the unicorn from the Believe in Unicorns stamp set. Her handmade buttons are wonderful accents. 


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

Inky Paws Challenge #72

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme challenge

Create a project using the theme:  Add Buttons

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 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! 

Coffee makes everything better by Zsofia features Sending Hugs and Love & Chocolate by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Zsofia Molnar combines all these coffee-themed elements to create this darling card. Using the owl and latte cup from  Sending Hugs stamp and die set, she combines a sentiment from the Love & Chocolate stamp set with the word coffee.  If you look closely, you'll spy coffee bean and latte cup pattern paper! Seriously too fun!

Cuz you're pawsome by Andrea features Woof Pack and Pawprints by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell inks up these darling puppies from Woof Pack stamp set to create such a fun card.  She embosses the background using Pawprints stencil. The black banner and the white and black edging are fabulous accents to pull everything together.


Celebrate, it's your day by Debbie features Pug Hugs and Birthday Essentials by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates a celebratory card for a newly graduated student. Using the sweet puppy from Pug Hugs stamp set , she adds a graduation cap from Newton's Graduation stamp set and sentiment from Birthday Essentials. The houndstooth washi tape and buttons are great touches!


Lovely amazing friend by Diane features Lovely Blooms and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this cheerful spring card!  She uses Lovely Blooms stamp set and the Frames & Flags die set. The button accents work wonderfully with the button pattern paper.


Without friends like you, life would be ruff by Emily features Woof Pack and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen shows us her amazing creativity with this pull-up card. She begins by using Frames & Flags die set and stamps the puppies from the Woof Pack stamp set in black ink.  She then uses a button as a pull that you slide up to reveal these amazingly colored puppies!  Wow!

Inky Paws Challenge #71 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 #71 Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!
You are so kind by Beverly features Little Lilies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Beverly  is our winner!  Her beautiful spring card with the trio of lilies from Little Lilies stamp set and layers using the challenge colors work wonderfully together. The addition of the sequins and butterfly are fun touches!

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 #71 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!

Emily's FAVE
Aloha by Charlotte features Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Charlotte creates this spectacular background using this week's colors which work purr-fectly with the Aloha Newton stamp set. Just love the Hawaiian theme!

Zsofia's FAVE
Curl up with a good book by Rijacki features Newton's Book Club by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Rijacki creates this unique and fun bookmark card! Her use of colors is also fabulous. She used Newton's Book Club stamp set which very appropriate!

Andrea's FAVE
Love you deerly  by Milene features Deer Friend by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Milene's amazing coloring of the deer from Deer Friend stamp set is so sweet and the heart frames is perfectly. 

Debbie's FAVE
Have a sweet day by Dardie features Party Pops by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dardie bold use of the challenge colors really makes her card stand out!  She repeatedly stamps  the retiring Party Pops stamp set images to create this fun card!

Diane's FAVE
Meow & Fur-ever by Kicka features Newton's Sweetheart by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kicka uses these fabulous papers to highlight this week's challenge colors. We love that she stamped the paw print over them!  She showcases this darling feline couple from Newton's Sweetheart 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 most current challenge here.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #71 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still 5 days 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'a a refresher.  It's a COLOR Challenge:  
Create a project using the colors: 
Green, Orchid, Violet and Periwinkle Blue

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Emily Lauritzen creates this stunning card using Beautiful Wings stamp set. Using the challenge colors inside the heart die cut, provides a wonderful backdrop to the embossed butterfly. The quilted backdrop provides a nice textural element for this fabulous card!

Celebrate by Zsofia features Birthday Essentials and Fanciful Florals by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar creates this pretty patterned paper using Fanciful Florals (retiring and now on sale) stamp set. By covering the whole panel with vellum, the colors are muted the card giving the card a delicate look. She then stamps the sentiment from Birthday Essentials stamp set directly on the vellum overlay. Just gorgeous!

Enjoy the little things by Andrea features Little Lilies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

Andrea Shell features a single lily from  newly released Little Lilies stamp set framed in a scalloped circle. The combination of distressed blue background and soft lavender colors pulls everything together for this elegant card.

Celebrate by Debbie features Birthday Essentials, Newton Loves Cake, Waves, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnoook
Debbie Owens creates a festive background by using the Waves stencil. By moving it slightly each time she changed colors, she gets this fabulous backdrop for Newton from Newton Loves Cake stamp set. To complete her card, she uses the celebrate sentiment from Birthday Essentials stamp set and Frames & Flags die set.


You're the coolest cat of all by Diane features Company of Cats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses Company of Cats stamp set to create this darling card. Her kitties with their soft gray bellies look wonderful in their soft pastel apparel!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, May 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, April 30, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #71

This biweekly challenge is a:
Color challenge
Create a project using the colors:
Green, Orchid, Violet and Periwinkle Blue

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 11, 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! 

To the Happy Couple by Emily features Floral Lace and Wedding Frills by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen brings us this breathtaking wedding card!  Her use of the Floral Lace stencil using the teal and purples is just beautiful. She then embosses the Wedding Frills stamp and sentiment and uses the coordinating die. The splash of green leaves and lace provide the perfect finishing touches!

You are so awesome by Zsofia features Beautiful Plumage by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar brings us this stunning card that showcases the Beautiful Plumage stamp and die set. I love how the colors of this week's challenge work perfectly with the peacock image. Zsofia embellishes this beauty with some shimmer and Nuvo drops!


Let your dreams take flight by Andrea features Balloon Shaker and Uplifting Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell's soft cloudy background is the perfect setting for her colorful balloon from the Balloon Shaker die set. I love how she creates the swirling colors for her balloon and the bold white embossed sentiment from the very versatile Uplifting Wishes stamp set!

Celebrate by Debbie features Bubbly, Newton's Birthday Balloons, and Birthday Essentials by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens' card has a bubbly feel to it!   Using the Bubbly Stencil, she creates a fun background that works coordinates with the pattern paper. She adds  Newton from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set and adds a sentiment from the Birthday Essentials stamp set. The little circles on the present and added sequins are great touches to finish the card!


It's your day by Diane features Lovely Blooms and Birthday Essentials by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

Diane Morales brings us a healthy dose of spring flowers!  Using the Lovely Blooms (retiring) stamp set, Diane stamps some leaves in the background before adding the colorful blooms.  She then adds a little banner using the Birthday Essentials stamp set. So elegant and cheerful!

Inky Paws Challenge #70 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 #70 Winner!

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

Wishing you a sunshine kinda day by Billie features Bloom by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Billie's sweet card reminds me of picnicking in a field of sunflowers!  Billie uses one of Newton's Nook Designs free digital images, Bloom, to create this darling card!

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 #70 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
Cattitude is everything by Irene features Newton's Antics and Newton's Costume Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Irene's card is definitely full of cattitude! We just love how Irene uses different Newton images to create this fun card using Newton's Antics and Newton's Costume Party stamp sets. The darling mouse and sentiment are purr-fect additions!

Emily's FAVE
Enjoy your day by Marianne features Waves and Newton' Summer Vacation by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Marianne brings us a preview of summer fun with this a-meow-zing card!  Creating the fabulous water using Waves stencil, she then adds these summer-lovin' felines from Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. 

Zsofia's FAVE
Toucan by happy together by Sue T. features Toucan Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.  creative use of the sketch really caught our eyes!  We just love her trio of toucans from Toucan Party stamp set and her fabulous coloring!  Just darling!

Andrea's FAVE
Ciao amore by Milene features Newton Dreams of Italy by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Milene creates a beautiful ink-blended background and wonderfully colored images from
Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set. This is so delightful! 

Debbie's FAVE
Happy Birthday with sprinkles on top by Candice features Summer Scoops by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Candice's summery treats make our mouths water!  We love how she stamped her background, adds the bright yellow frame before placing those treats from Summer Scoops stamp set on it!  This is so summery 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, April 23, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #70 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 Sketch Challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.  It's a SKETCH Challenge:  Use the sketch below.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Diane Morales uses the sketch in such a fun way by using sentiments on either side of the sweet kitties from the  Newton's Sweetheart stamp. Then there's her sweet background with the floating hearts. She used the  Tumbling Hearts stencil. So sweet!


Best Wishes to you both by Emily features Newton's Sweetheart and Happy Little Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen brings us this darling romantic card featuring Newton's Sweetheart stamp set and the Happy Little Thoughts stamp and die set. Just love the floral wreath around the sentiment and the sweet newly weds!

I'm so fawned of you by Zsofia features Splendid Stags and Deer Friend by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar brings us this amazing masculine card!  Using the Splendid Stags die set, she cuts the stag and mirror stag image out of the gilttery gold paper. It looks wonderfully!  Then she embosses the sentiment from Deer Friend stamp set in gold.  Her use of the plaid paper provides the perfect backdrop!

For my mother by Andrea features Lovely Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell brings us these gorgeous blooms from the  Lovely Blooms stamp and die set. Love the pastel colors against the Kraft paper. The twine and splattering of sequins are perfect touches for this amazing card!

Debbie Owens uses Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set to create this tourist card. Looks like Newton has hung pictures of famous Italian attractions from his latest adventures!  Makes me want to go traveling!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, April 27, 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