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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #76

This biweekly challenge is a:
Color challenge

Create a project using the colors--white, bright red, melon green, and black.

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 20, 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! 

Happy Birthday to you by Becky features Blooming Botanicals and Uplifting Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates the fun edging on this beautiful card by hand cutting around the sides of the Blooming Botanicals. She then embosses the sentiment from the Uplifting Wishes stamp over the flowers to create this amazing card!

Hello by Debbie features Serene, Framework, and Cuppa Cactus by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens inks a stripe background using the Serene Stripe stencil. She frames it using the Framework die set. She colors these fun cacti from the Cuppa Cactus stamp set and adds a bit of sparkle. A few red pearl accents finishes this fun card.



You're wheelie great by Diane features Newton Scoots By and Serene Stripes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us this clean, crisp kitty card using the  Newton Scoots By stamp and die set. She embosses a cobbled-like backdrop using the Serene Stripes stencil. Her use of white on white allows the challenge colors to really pop on this whimsical card!

Let's chill by Emily features Summer Scoops, Frameworks, and Serene Stripes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen treats us to a trio of ice cream treats from the Summer Scoops stamp set. She creates a striped background using the new Serene Stripes Stencil and creates black frames using the Framework Die Set. She embosses the sentiment on the little banner and adds enameled dots to finish this delicious card!

Have a blast by Sue features Cosmic Newton and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. features Cosmic Newton stamp set by coloring Newton as a calico kitty. She embosses the starry background using Starfield stencil and die cuts a circular window. She frames everything using Frames & Flags die set and finishes it off with a star button. What a space-tacular card!



Inky Paws Challenge #75 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 THEME!

Inky Paws Challenge #75 Winner!

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

Happy purr-thday by Judy features Newton's Birthday Balloons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Judy stencils these lovely clouds which are perfect for Newton (Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set) to drift through with his festive balloons and little gift. She then adds sequins for a bit of sparkle.  Just so cute!

Congrats to Judy! 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 #74 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
Wishing you a sweet holiday by KT Fit Kitty features Newton's Candy Cane by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
KT Fit Kitty creates a fabulous Christmas card using patriotic colors-red, white, and blue. Her use of the negative part of the snowflake die and making it into a shaker card is a fabulous idea. She adds the sweet Newton image from Newtons Candy Cane stamp and die stamp sets.

Emily's FAVE
October by Kicka features Bushels of Love by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kicka uses an exclusive 2016 stamp set called Bushels of Love (no longer available for purchase).  Her brightly colored images throughout her planner will make planning a delight!  

Zsofia's FAVE
Furever Friends by Billie features Newton's Antics by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Billie's clean, crisp card uses cozy pattern papers. Her sweetly colored kitties are from the Newton's Antics stamp set look content on the pillows that Billie adds. 

Andrea's FAVE
Relax. Enjoy your day by Eve features Newton's Summer Vacation by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
With summer in full swing, Eve has created this fabulous beach scene using Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set and adds fun touches like the shells and palm trees. 

Debbie's FAVE
Sending you a birthday pug features Pug Hugs and Bubbly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea's darling pug from the Pug Hugs stamp and die set looks so cute with his red bow tie. The black and white diagonal stripe is a nice contrast to the blue bubbly background made using the Bubbly stencil.  

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.

Friday, July 6, 2018

New Inky Paws Inspiration Team Members!

A NEW team is about to get Inky Paws!

Starting with next Monday with Challenge #76 we will be having TWO NEW inky paws challenge team members to inspire you! They will be sharing their lovely creations with you each Monday for Inky Paws Challenge Start and Reminder posts! We can't wait to see what they create!

Sue T. 
Hi, I am Sue T. - yes that is what everyone calls me. I have been stamping since 1996. It truly became an obsession when a stamp store opened 5 minutes from my house. I love making cards. There isn’t a holiday that I don’t send them out. I have dabbled in just about every style over the years, but have found my niche with CAS cards.

I have worked in several stamp stores, had my own business teaching paper crafts and designed for challenge sites and stamp companies. I love to share my knowledge and creativity.

In the real world, I am a FT endoscopy nurse and very close to completing my Master’s in nursing education. I have a wonderful husband who is my best cheerleader and critic. My muse in my studio is my sweet kitty, Pinkie.

I love whimsical stamps, especially those cute little critter stamps. That’s why I am so excited to be part of the Inky Paws challenge for Newton’s Nook!!


Becky Noelle 
Hi! I'm Becky and I'm super excited to be here! I'm a stay-at-home mom to two little princesses and wife to a big kid. We live in Virginia and I sneak away upstairs to my studio during naptime, whenever the girls are watching a movie, and as soon as they go to bed. I'm a cardmaker, Project Lifer, and general practitioner of crafty pursuits. I can't seem to stop fussy cutting all of the things and I love to color. I'm a lover of Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, the Wizarding World, kindness, and sarcasm. You can find me at my blog beckynoelle.com or over on instagram as beckynoelle I can't wait to start sharing my projects with you!


Returning... three amazing Designers! 

We  are also happy to announce that these three fantastic designers will be continuing on the team! We know you've been enjoying their work so far and we can't wait to see what they create next! 

Debbie Owens 
Inky Paws Challenge Lead
Hi, my name is Debbie, aka Indy. I live in Washington 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!!
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


Hope you are excited to see what everyone creates! We definitely are excited for this new team!! 

See you next week! 


Monday, July 2, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #75 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 Theme Challenge! 

Here'a a refresher.  It's a Theme Challenge:  Add Cute Animals

As we bring you this week's inspiration, we want take to say good-bye to two of our amazing Inky Paws design team members. 


First we wish Andrea Shell from blissfully scrappy  a fond farewell. Andrea has delighted us with her amazing talent. Her clean style, amazing coloring skills, and attention to details have provided so much inspiration! For her final IPC card, Andrea doesn't disappoint. Her subtle background using Bubbly stencil is perfect for the Newton (Newton's Vacation stamp set) as he goes snorkeling in his fish bowl. She uses the Sending Smiles sentiment from the Sending Hugs stamp set. The black and white stripe balances her card wonderfully! A big thank you to Andrea for all her amazing projects! Best wishes to your future endeavors!


Sending Smiles by Andrea features Newton's Summer Vacation, Sending Hugs, and Bubbly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook



We are also saying good-bye to Zsofia Molnar from safsafdesign. Zsofia's creativity seems to have no end. Her fabulously designed layouts and use of bright colors can be counted on to bring a smile and inspire! For her last card, she created a custom background by repeatedly stamping the little donuts and sprinkles from the Newton's Donut stamp. She then fabulously colors the big donut and kitty and then  uses the coordinating die set. She uses Essential Alphabet die set to create the "sweet" sentiment. The scallop border was made using the Frames & Flags die set. What a delicious project!  Thanks, Zsofia, for all your amazing projects!

Have a sweet birthday by Zsofia features Newton's Donut, Essential Alphabet, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook

But don't worry! We still will have amazing inspiration each Monday with Diane, Emily, and Debbie. Plus, we will be adding two awesome new designers to our team. Stay tuned for an announcement later this week! Meanwhile, here's what they created for the reminder today:

Oh Sheep by Diane features Farmyard Friends and Balloon Shaker by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us another darling pair of tags!  This time she creates a bright background, and then used the Balloon Shaker die set. Those sweet critters are from the Farmyard Friends stamp set. Such a fun way to tag a gift!

Have a purr-fect birthday by Emily features Newton's Aloha, Toucan Party, and Newton's Birthday Bash by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creates a pop-up paradise with this fabulous project. Her tropical scene with the sunny background includes images from the Newton's Aloha  and Toucan Party stamp sets. The sentiment is from Newton's Birthday Bash

I baked you a cake by Debbie features Sending Hugs, Newton Loves Cake, Newton's Kitchen, Made from Scratch, Serene Stripes, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens whips up this culinary delight by combining key ingredients from 
 the Sending Hugs stamp and die set, the Newton Loves CakeNewton's Kitchen,  and Made from Scratch stamp sets. The fun pink background was created by using the Serene Stripes stencil. The scallop bordered was a combination of the Frames & Flags  and Framework die sets. 

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, July 6, 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, June 25, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #75

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme challenge

Create a project using Cute Animals

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 6, 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 can do it by Diane features Newton Loves Boxes and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales showcases Newton Loves Boxes stamp set with these two sweet tags using the Fancy Edges Tag Die Set. The plaid paper and touch of twine will brighten up any birthday present!


Wish you were here by Emily features Newton's Donut, Newton's Summer Vacation, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen has creatively used from the Newton's Donut stamp set. She has created a little pool for her kitty to enjoy lounging on his donut-shaped floaty. She inks a sentiment from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. The heart-shaped pattern paper die cut with the Frames & Flags die set looks like grass. Who wouldn't want to be here?


Make every day a beach day by Zsofia features Papa Bear, and Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar creates a bright, vibrant and totally darling summer card!  Her ink sunny background and big waves make for a perfect place for these bears Papa Bear stamp set and die to romp and play!  The sentiment from Aloha Newton stamp set works perfectly!


Andrea Shell has this darling interactive card. Her little kitty from the Newton's Donut stamp and die  set actually swings! Her soft pastel background  has been die cut using the  Frames & Flags die set.


You're so tweet! by Debbie features Toucan Party and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens bright polka-dotted background compliments the colorful toucans from Toucan Party stamp set. The large tropical leaves sticking out are a fun touch. The Frames & Flags die set was used to create a white frame against the black background.