Monday, October 15, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #83

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, October 26, 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! 

Boo by Diane features Halloween Trio, Land Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses nontraditional colors to create this cute and delightful Halloween card!  She begins by creating her background and using the centerpiece from the Frames and Flags die set. She then dies her grass from the  Land Borders die set and stamps the sentiment. For her main attraction she colors this trip of critters from the Halloween Trio stamp and die set in teal, orange and lime green!  Her final touch is those spooky bats flying through the sky!  Spook-tacular!

The best wines are the ones we drink together with friends by Emily features Wine a Little, Tree Rings, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creates this woodsy card by using the Tree Rings stencil and gold ink and cuts using Frames and Flags  die set. She then embosses in gold the sentiment from the Wine a Little stamp set. She stamps and colors the wine bottle and glass on kraft paper and colors. To finish she adds a pattern paper stripe and black ribbon & bow.  Fabulous!

Trick or Treat by Sue features Candy Corn, Framework, and Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. wows with this bright, striking card. She cuts her white polka dotted background using the Framework die. Using the sentiments from the Candy Corn stamp set she stamps a background on orange card stock. , She then stamps and colors the Candy Corn in a circular fashion. She uses the  Trick or Treat die from Halloween Trio die set for her sentiment.  Her card is so Halloweenish!

Every year I fall for autumn leaves by Becky features Pumpkin Patch, Tree Rings, and Fall-ing for You by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle combines stencil sets to create this gorgeous autumn card. She creates her main background by using the Pumpkin Patch stencil. She then uses the Tree Rings stencil which she stamps the sentiment from the Falling-for You stamp set. She adds a strip of ribbon for her stripe and adds a twine bow.  Wow, so pretty!

You're the Best by Debbie features Bubbly, Balloon Shaker, Cat Treats, Thankful Thoughts, Newton Loves Cake, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this delightful birthday thank you card by creating the background using the Bubbly stencil, Distress Ink and texture paste and cuts it using the Framework die set. She adds a lavender squiggle stripe. She stamps the sentiment from the  Thankful Thoughts stamp set on yellow paper and die cuts using the Balloon Shaker die set. For the cake, she combines elements from the Cat Treats and Newton Loves Cake stamp sets.  Fun!

Inky Paws Challenge #82 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-Lime Green, Yellow, Orange, and Purple.

Inky Paws Challenge #82 Winner!

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


Witch way to the coffee by Lisa features Newton Loves Coffee and Newton's Boo-tiful Night by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Lisa  creates this absolutely darling Halloween scene with a coffee twist!
She uses the Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Newton Loves Coffee stamp sets for a purr-fect blend of caffeine and Halloween!

Congrats to Lisa! 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 #82 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

Happy Halloween by Bobbi features Cocktail Mixer and Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi's bright, bold colors really makes her card stand out, but look a little closer!  Using the 
Cocktail Mixer stamp and die sets, Bobbi fabulously "spooks" up this set by making the olives into eyeballs, adding rolling eyes on the ice cubes, and transforming the garnish into candy corn and a spider!  Seriously creative!  She die cuts the cheer sentiment and embosses the Halloween sentiment from the Halloween Trio stamp set on black.  Striking!

Diane's FAVE
Wishing you a purr-fect day by Donna features A Cozy Day by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Donna creatively uses the challenge colors using A Cozy Day In stamp set. Her choice of pattern papers work wonderfully together. We love how she adds the title, "Ghost Stories," to the book!  Such a creative way to "Halloween-ify" this stamp set!

Emily's FAVE
Bharati's card features Falling Leaves and Beautiful Blossoms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bharati creates this striking bright background using the Falling Leaves stencil. Using Distress Inks, she stamps the leaves in vibrant colors and then goes over it again with Versamark transparent ink before embossing with clear powder. She then goes over with green embossed ink. She adds her black strip and adds flowers colored in alcohol inks from the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set. Beautiful!

Sue's FAVE
Feeling slothy need coffee by Sunny Stamper features Slothy Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sunny Stamper's use of white space highlights her coloring of the green sloth in her coffee mug . She uses the darling Slothy Coffee stamp set. Simply fabulous design!

Becky's FAVE
Witch way to the coffee by Lisa features Newton Loves Coffee and Newton's Boo-tiful Night by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Lisa brews up a fabulous punny blend of Halloween and coffee. Her distressed background in the challenge colors looks fabulous with the silhouetted landscape elements. After playing all night, Newton from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set, looks like he is in desperate need of some java Joe!  By adding the coffee sentiment and coffee mug from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set, Lisa's card is too cute!


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, October 8, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #82 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Create a project using the colors:  Lime Green, Yellow, Orange, and Purple. 


Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

This isn't a thank you card by Debbie features Newton's Naptime, Thankful Thoughts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens uses pencils to color this contented kitty from the Newton's Nap Time stamp set. She adds this fun sentiment from Thankful Thoughts stamp set which she puts on a banner from the Frames & Flags die set and adds a green background. She again uses the Frames & Flags die set to cut the scalloped background from purple gingham. She adds an orange twine bow to pull everything together.

Happy meow-oween by Diane features Newton's Perfect Pumpkin by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this playful tag that is just spook-tacular!  Using the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set, Diane repeatedly stamps the spider webs to make her background. She then colors the kitty witch and pumpkin in the challenge colors. To top off her tag, she creates that fun tassel!


Thankful for you by Emily features Thankful Thoughts, Shades of Autmun, and Frameworks by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creates this stunning marbled background which she cuts using the Frameworks die set. She adheres it to purple card stock which showcases it beautifully.  Then she stamps the leaves in yellows using the Shades of Autumn stamp set.  Her thankful sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

Sue T. water colors her strip in shades of purple and stamps that scary tree from the Spooky Street stamp set. She then colors this Halloween feline from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set.  She adds the bats and moon to finish this fun Halloween card!

Trick or treat by Becky features Candy Corn, Newton's Boo-tiful Night, Tags Times Two, and Creepy Cameos by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle purple background with flying candy corns makes for a fabulous scene for this furry, feline witch. Those candy corns are from the Candy Corn stamp set and the witch is from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night. Using the Tags Times Two die, she hangs the sentiment from Creepy Cameos stamp off the broomstick. The added sequins, vellum clouds, and twine are purrfect touches! 

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, October 12, 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, October 1, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #82

This biweekly challenge is a:
Color Challenge


Create a project using the colors: Lime Green, Yellow, Orange, and Purple.

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, October 12, 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! 

Hoppy Halloween by Debbie features Pumpkin Patch, Framework, and Hoppy Halloween by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens subtly creates her background using the challenge colors with Distress Oxide inks on black card stock and the Pumpkin Patch stencil. She then die cuts using the Framework die. Using colored pencils, she colors that darling candy-loving bunny from the Hoppy Halloween stamp set. She adds twine to finish her card off!

Happy Halloween by Diane features Spooky Skeletons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates her bright background by using the challenge colors. She then uses Versamark to stamp the itty-bitty stamps--moon, bone, pumpkin, and stars-- from the Spooky Skeletons stamp set over her background. She then stamps two bats and a flamingo and uses the coordinating die set to cut them out.  She stamps the sentiment on a banner.  Such a scarily cute card!

Boo by Emily features Halloween Trio, Land Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen distresses her background to include a bright, full moon and spooky bats. She die cuts her gray ground using the Land Borders die set. Using the Frames & Flags die set, she creates her frame. For the main attraction features these darling costumed-critters from the Halloween Trio stamp set.  Spook-tacular!


Trick or Treat by Sue features Halloween Trio and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this fabulous black on black background by repeatedly die cutting the sentiment from the Halloween Trio die set and adhering them onto the black card stock. She then uses the Framework die  to create the frame. Sues then uses the Halloween Trio stamp set to color these cute critters and cuts them out using the coordinating die set.  Fabulous!

You're the pick of the patch by Becky features Newton's Boo-tiful Night by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Look at this darling pumpkin patch that Becky Noelle creates!  All those pumpkin images are from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set. She creates a wonderful purple sky with a yellow moon and stars. And did you notice that her pumpkins are all lit up?  She uses Chibi lights.  Wonderfully done!

Inky Paws Challenge #81 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-Fabulous Fall!

Inky Paws Challenge #81 Winner!

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




Congrats to Teri ! 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 #81 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
Grateful by Bobbi features Beautiful Leaves and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi creates this fabulous card using  the Beautiful Leaves and
Thankful Thoughts stamp sets. Her use of these yummy fall colors and fabulous coloring of the leaves makes this just spectacular!  

Debbie's FAVE
Celebrate fall one cup at a time by Dandi features Newton Loves Coffee and Pick-a-Pumpkin by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dandi creates this bright, CAS card using the Newton Loves Coffee and
Pick-a-Pumpkin stamp sets. She creates her orange stripe to look like gingham and prints the sentiment to go around her die cut square. She draws little pumpkins for her latte cosy. So cute!

Diane's FAVE
Hope your autumn is a pile of fun by Andrea features Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea brings us this delightful card pulling in the colors of fall using different paper designs. Using an image from the Autumn Newton stamp set, Andrea colors the basket and kitty wonderfully and adheres it to her distressed background.  

Sue's FAVE
Teri's card features Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Teri's use of fun textures with the falling leaves on her CAS design makes this a delightful card. Her pencil coloring of the kitty and pumpkins from Newton’s Nook Boo-tiful Night stamp set is superbly done


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, September 24, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #81 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Create a project using the theme: Fabulous Fall

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Hope your autumn is a pile of fun by Becky features Autumn Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates this 3-dimensional pop-up box using the Autumn Newton stamp set. She creates a blue autumn sky then colors her frolicking feline. To create that big pile of leaves, she stamps a lot of leaves, fussy cuts them, and does a lot of masking.  A labor of love that is totally worth it because this is just a-meow-zing!

Autumn greetings by Debbie features Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates multiple layers by embossing a brown stripe. She then adds a large banner in black gingham with a black border. She then die cuts a circle for a black frame to showcase Autumn Newton stamp set image. She adds the sentiment to a smaller banner and adds some twine to finish it off.

Happy Fall by Diane features Land Borders, Harvest Tales and Tags Times Two by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates these little autumn treat boxes.  Can't you just see these sitting on your Thanksgiving table?  After creating her boxes, she creates the grass using the Land Borders Die. She then colors these sweet critters from the Harvest Tails stamp set and adheres to her grass. Using the Tags Two Times Die, she creates tags and adds a bit of twine to finish them off!  So cute!


Emily Lauritzen
(Will be back soon!)

Hope your autumn is a pile of fun by Sue features Autumn Newton, Framework, and Serene by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. mimics the plaid blanket in the inspiration photo by using the Serene Stripes stencil.  She then stamps this fun-loving feline from the Autumn Newton stamp set who is frolicking in the leaves.  Using the Framework die set, she creates her background and stamps the sentiment. 

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 28, 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, September 17, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #81

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme challenge

Create a project using the theme: Fabulous Fall

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, September 28, 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! 

Every year I fall for autumn leaves by Becky features Falling Leaves and Fall-ing for You by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle begins this amazing card by using the Falling Leaves stencil to create her background. Then she does a lot of ink blending and stamps the teeny leaves from the Fall-ing in Love stamp set on top of the ink blending. She then fussy cuts all of those leaves out and arranges them around the poem. Her labor of love definitely pays off because this is a spectacular autumn card!

Harvest happiness by Debbie features Harvest Tails, Autumn Newton, and Autumn Leaves by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens begins with a Distress Oxide background and layers on her die cut frame. She then adds a plethora of autumn critters by combining the just released Harvest Tails stamp set and the Autumn Newton stamp set. To finish her card off, she uses the Autumn Leaves die set to add add some fallen leaves.

Happy little hello by Diane features Hedgehog Hollow, Autumn Leaves, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this sweet card featuring this adorable critter from the Hedgehog Hollow stamp set and coordinating die set.  She places him atop a pile of  leaves from the Autumn Leaves die set. (Don't you just love the light blue leaves?! Her layer of light tan plaid paper was created using the Frames & Flags die set.

Emily Lauritzen
(Will be back soon!  She is adjusting to her new live as a new mommy of a beautiful baby girl! Congrats!)

Fall Breeze, Autumn Leaves by Sue features Shades of Autumn, Framework, and Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this beautiful autumn card with lots of amazing textures. Using the dies from the Shades of Autumn die set, Sue cuts leaves from felt, cork and embossed paper. She then uses the Framework die set to cut her background and embosses it with a gingham pattern.  She adds a sentiment from Autumn Newton stamp set. A sprinkling of enameled dots finishes off her gorgeous card!