Monday, June 18, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #74 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:  Use the colors white, blue, green, and yellow.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 


Mew did it by Debbie features Newton's Graduation, Birthday Essentials, Bubbly, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens uses distress oxide inks to create this fabulous background. Then shes uses the Bubbly stencil with white ink to create the fun bubbles. She combines the celebrate sentiment from the Birthday Essentials with Newton from the Newton's Graduation stamp sets. The fun scalloped frame is from the Frames & Flags die set.

Congrats on your new home by Diane features Snow Globe Scenes and Festive Forest by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creatively combines the Snow Globe Scenes and Festive Forest stamp sets to create this fabulous CAS card! What a fabulous way to stretch holiday stamps to congrats a new homeowner!

Thank you by Emily features Shades of Autumn, Peony Blooms, Frames & Flags, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen's layered card is beyond beautiful! Emily uses multiple layers of white embossing powder and inks with the Shades of Autumn and Peony Blooms stamp sets to create this amazing card. She also uses the Frames & Flags and Framework die sets. Love the little pearl dots on the scallops!

Zsofia Molnar designs an interactive card with an action wobble that is just so adorable!  She uses the Cloudy Sky stencil to create those fluffy clouds.  The daring Newton in his hot air balloon is from the  Newton Dreams of Paris. The sentiments are a combination of the Birthday Essentials stamp set
and Winston Takes Flight stamp set.  Such a delightful scene!

Congrats on your retirement by Andrea features Newton's Summer Vacation, Simply Sentimental, Cosmic Newton, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell creates this playful beach card that is beyond spectacular!  She uses images from Newton's Summer Vacation to create both a beach and ocean scene!  Those big waves are made using the Sea Borders die set. Love the white caps! For the sentiments uses Simply Sentimental, and Cosmic Newton stamp sets. 

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, June 22, 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 11, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #74

This biweekly challenge is a:
Color challenge

Create a project using the colors: white, blue, green, 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, June 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! 


Wish you were here by Debbie features Newton's Summer Vacation and Waves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens brings us a fun summer scene using Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. The cute polka dotted raft is floating on some embossed waves which were created using the Waves stencil.

You matter a whole bunch to me by Diane features Blooming Botanicals and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales presents this stunning card using the new Blooming Botanicals stamp set and
the Frames & Flags die set.

Cheers! by Emily features Cocktail Mixer, Bubbly, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen knows how to celebrate with this festive card created with the Cocktail Mixer stamp set. She creates fabulous backgrounds behind those delicious-looking drinks using  the Bubbly stencil. The scalloped frame was created using  Frames & Flags stencil set.

Thinking of You by Zsofia features Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar designed this gorgeous floral card using the new Peony Blooms stamp and die set. Her shading of those beautiful flowers and leaves look wonderful on the ink striped background.

Happy Father's Day by Andrea features Papa Bear by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell creates a darling Father's Day card using the Papa Bear stamp and die set. The plaid paper uses the challenge colors wonderfully. What a fabulous way to celebrate Dad!



Inky Paws Challenge #73 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 #73 Winner!

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



Let's curl up and stay in by ML Scott features A Cozy Day In by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
ML Scott creates this sweet winter scene with the embossed snowflakes and paper.  She uses the image from  A Cozy Day In which she colors wonderfully. 

Congrats to ML Scott ! 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 #73 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!

Andrea's FAVE
Coffee is always a good idea by Karren features Newton Loves Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Karren uses such fun colors for this delightful card. The combination of patterns adds interest with her sweetly colored kitty from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set.

Debbie's FAVE
Always be brave by Candice features Knight Quest by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Candice sketches a fun backdrop for this handsome knight from the Knight's Quest stamp set who is showing his bravery against this sweet, oops, I mean fiercesome, dragon! 

Diane's FAVE
You're so tweet by Sue features Toucan Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue's card just makes us smile with it's bright colors. The wreath of flowers surrounding the toucan from the  Toucan Party stamp set looks so cute. The googly eye is a fun, playful touch!

Emily's FAVE
Polka Dot Orchard features Woof Pack by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Polka Dot Orchard colors only one puppy in this scene from the Woof Pack stamp set which really makes him stand out. Her use of the black background with the red strip and yellow polka dots provides a nice contrast. 

Zsofia's FAVE
Happy Father's Day by Claire features Newton's Book Club by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Claire  creates this fabulous Father's day card using Newton's Book Club stamp set. She colors her kitty so sweetly and adds strips of a real book to pull everything together fabulously. The touch of glossy accents adds a fun playful touch!

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, June 4, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #73 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 Sketch Challenge! 

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

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Thank you by Andrea features Peony Blooms and Floral Lace by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell creates this stunning floral card using the Peony Blooms stamp set. She also uses the
Floral Lace stencil to create the background with the gold embossed sentiment on the black paper.

When life gives you lemonade by Debbie features Freshly Squeezed by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens makes this fun summer-themed card using the retiring Freshly Squeezed stamp set. She uses the Frames & Flags die set for the background and banners.  Who wouldn't want to buy a glass from the adorable Winston?

Under the weather by Diane features Umbrella Pals, Sky Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this fabulous background using Umbrella Pals stamp set that was embossed with white on the dark background. She uses the Sky Borders die set to create the middle border and the Frames & Flags die set for her banners. The bright green frog umbrella finishes the card beautifully!

Thinking of you by Emily features Blooming Botanticals and Peony Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen brings us this lovely card using the Blooming Botanicals stamp set. Her beautifully colored flowers are just striking!  She choose a sentiment from the Peony Blooms stamp set.  Just love all the different patterns Emily incorporates!

You deserve big things by Zsofia features Holding Happiness by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar uses these bright, bold colors for this darling birthday card. She uses the Holding Happiness stamp set that she colors wonderfully. How fun!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, June 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, May 28, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #73

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, June 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 the coolest by Andrea features Sending Hugs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea Shell's use of the ice cream cone paper works wonderfully with Winston holding the ice cream cone from Sending Hugs stamp and die sets. She then pulls this fun sentiment from Company of Cats stamp set. Just love how these sets work together! Yummy!

Debbie Owens sets up a fun dining scene using Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set. The red gingham works fabulously as a table cloth and the embossing adds a fun bit of texture. For the banners, Deb uses the Frames & Flags die set.

Let your dreams take flight by Diane features Newton Dreams of London, Uplifting Wishes, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creatively combines two stamp sets to create this bright, cheerful card. She uses Newton Dreams of London and Uplifting Wishes stamp set. The cloudy background and little puffy clouds are fabulous accents. The colorful banners were made using the Frames & Flags die set.

You are so kind by Emily features Little Lilies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creates this beautiful card using Little Lilies stamp set. The combination of papers looks wonderfully with the black accents.

Time to purr-ty by Zsofia features Cloudy Sky, Frames & Flags, and Newton's Birthday Balloons; #newtonsnook
 Using Cloudy Sky stencil to create this fabulous background, Zsofia Molnar brings us this delightful card featuring Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp and die sets. Just love the colors she uses as well as the glossy accented balloons and sprinkling of sequins. She uses the Frames & Flags die set for her sentiment.

Inky Paws Challenge #72 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 #73 Winner!

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


Birthday wishes by Maria features Campfire Tails by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Maria creates this charming card using the raccoon from Campfire Tails (retired). Instead of the raccoon holding a bag of chips, Maria has him holding the fun heart. The wood grain background give the card a nice "forest" feel. 

Congrats to MariaDon'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 #73 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!

Zsofia's FAVE

Candice's princess card is just precious!  The sheer curtains framing the castle scene from Once Upon a Princess stamp set is so charming. Using the buttons as curtain tie backs is such a clever idea!  

Andrea's FAVE
May all your dreams come true by Milene features Newton's Naptime by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Milene's die cut background and coloring make for this delightful card. Newton from the Newton's Naptime stamp set looks like he is enjoying some much deserved sleep. The splattering of buttons provides for fabulous accents. 

Debbie's FAVE
You are such a deer by Cindy features Deer Friend by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This sweet scene by Cindy showcases this sweet deer from the Deer Friend stamp set.  From the leaves peeking in at the upper corner to the little buttons at the bottom, Cindy's card is fabulously designed. 

Diane's FAVE
Sending warm thoughts by Sue features Snowfall, Newton's Holiday Mischief, and Sweater Weather by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue uses buttons as center pieces to her snowflakes that she created using Snowfall stencil. Her soft coloring of Newton from the Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set looks spectacular. To finish her card, she uses a sentiment from the Sweater Weather stamp set

Emily's FAVE
There's snow-one else like you by Irene features Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Irene creates her own buttons by making the scarf knots into faux buttons!  Her sweet coloring of all those snow people from Frozen Fellowship stamp set makes for such a wonderful winter card!


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 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!