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!

Inky Paws Challenge #80 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 #80 Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!
You're out of this world by Janice features Cosmic Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Janice creates this stellar card by using fun, playful stickers with a "space-like" theme. She then uses the rocket image from the Cosmic Newton stamp set and adds a banner with her sentiment.  This bright, colorful card is sure to be a hit!

Congrats to Janice! 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 #80 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!

Sue's FAVE
Wishing you a sweet holiday by Dawn features Newton's Candy Cane by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dawn designs this sweet card with her creative interpretation of the sketch. She die cuts her pink oval and then  uses candy canes dancing across her card for her stripe. Her finishing touch is her softly colored kitty sliding down the giant candy cane from the Newton's Candy Cane stamp set. Sweet!

Becky's FAVE
Hope your autumn is a pile of fun by Janice features Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Janice creates this beautiful autumn card by mixing several fall-themed pattern papers. She then colors all those leaves from Autumn Newton stamp set.  Her final touch is that orange jute bow.  Such a fun fall card!

Debbie's FAVE
Hoppy Halloween by Heidi features Hoppy Halloween and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Heidi's use of the purple foil and the Flying Bat stencil makes her stripe spook-tacular! For her background, she repeatedly stamps the  candy images from the Hoppy Halloween stamp set in purple. For the main attraction, she uses this darling bunny (also from Hoppy Halloween). What a wonderful Halloween card!

Diane's FAVE
Witch way to the candy by Brodie features Flying Bats and Newton's Boo-tiful Night by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Brodie brings us this delightful Halloween card. She creates a speckled background then creates her stripe using the Flying Bats stencil and a strip of black paper. She then adds her wonderfully colored kitty from Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set and adds her sentiment.  Such a fun card!

Emily's FAVE
Have yourself a sandy little Christmas by Milene features Sun Soaked Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Those googly eyes on Milene's sandman from the Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set would make anyone smile!  Her fabulous coloring and soft pastel striped background makes this such a fun, festive holiday 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, September 10, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #80 Reminder

 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! 

Hello Friend by Sue features Garden Cottage and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. demonstrates what you can do by repeatedly stamping and embossing!  Just wow!  She creates this jewel using the Garden Cottage stamp set. She creates her background frame using Frames & Flags die set. Just love the blue and white colors!

Always chase your dreams by Becky features Newton Unwinds by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle embosses stitching on her kraft background that provides the purr-fect background for these two mischievous kittens from the Newton Unwinds stamp set to play. If you look closely, Becky actually added yarn to her stamped images!  Wow, so fun!

Travel by Debbie features Newton's Graduation, Loveable Llama, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens has Newton globe-trotting the world by using travel-themed paper and a combination of Newton's Nook stamps. She begins by using the Framework die set to create the layered background and stripe. She then colors Newton from the Newton's Graduation stamp set and adds some luggage from the Loveable Llamas stamp set. She finishes with a touch of twine.

Life is what you bake it by Diane features Newton's Kitchen, Sky Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales has Newton cooking away in his kitchen with this brightly colored card. She uses a fun pattern paper to create her background using the Frames & Flags die set. She creates her green, scalloped stripe using the Sky Borders die set, which is an excellent to stretch your dies. She then die cuts a heart and adds Newton from the Newton's Kitchen stamp set.

Emily Lauritzen is taking a short break and will return soon! 

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 14, 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 3, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #80

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, September 14, 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 with sprinkles on top by Sue features Newton's Summer Treats, Summer Scoops, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. brings us this delicious card using Newton's Summer Treats stamp and die set. She die cuts a circle so when you open the card, Newton pops up!  She colors her feline friend like a calico cat who is holding some sparkly ice cream. Her use of ice cream paper works purr-fectly. Using the banner from the Frames & Flags die set, she stamps a sentiment from the Summer Scoops stamp set!

Life is better with sprinkles by Becky features Newton's Donut by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's card is all about the sprinkles!  From the real sprinkles in her shaker card to her pattern paper, Becky shows us that life is better with sprinkles. Her fabulously colored Siamese kitty hanging from the donut makes this such a delightful card!  You can get both the image and sentient from the Newton's Donut stamp set and and the coordinating die set!

Yee-haw by Debbie features Framework and Newton Rides West by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens finds fabulous rodeo papers to showcase Newton from the  Newton Rides West stamp set on his sturdy steed!  She uses the Framework die set to create the frame. Her use of jute string and metal star are fabulous embellishments to give her card a western flair.  Yee-haw!

Celebrate by Diane features Llama Delivery, Land Borders, and Birthday Essentials by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creatively uses the Land Borders die set to create her stripe across her card. What a fun interpretation of the sketch. Her orange polka-dotted paper provides use a bright background for her present-loaded llama from the Llama Delivery stamp set. She uses the bold celebrate sentiment from the Birthday Essentials stamp set and adds some jewels for the perfect festive touch!

Let dreams take flight by Emily features Cloudy Sky, Uplifting Wishes, Newton's Birthday Balloons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Emily Lauritzen creates this motivating card that is sure to inspire someone. Using the Cloudy Sky stencil, she creates some sparkly clouds for her background. She embosses the sentiment Uplifting Wishes stamp set using black and white. She uses only the balloons from Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set to help the sentiment take flight! The glossy accented balloons, plaid stripe and black accents make this an inspiration!


Inky Paws Challenge #79 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 #79 Winner!

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

Happy Birthday by Gail features Holding Happiness by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Gail creates this bright, cheerful card by making a cloudy background. She colors the balloons from the Holding Happiness stamp set using the challenge colors and adds striped borders on the card's edges. What a fun way to celebrate a birthday!

Congrats to Gail! 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 #79 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
Wishing you a very happy birthday by Heidi features Newton's Sunflower by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Heidi, using the Confetti stencil, creates such a festive foil background. She colors this sweet Newton image from the Newton's Sunflower stamp set (Junkie's Fest Giveaway) and stamps a fun birthday sentiment!

Sue's FAVE
Not feline well by Dawn features Newton's Sick Day by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dawn's card is sure to perk up anyone ailing. Her brightly colored splashes are so cheerful as are her trio of feline nurses from the Newton's Sick Day stamp set. She embosses her black banners in white which adds a nice contrast to the bright colors. 

Becky's FAVE
Coffee is always a good idea by Tracie features Newton Loves Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Tracie blends inks using the challenge colors and cuts a strip that looks lovely on her CAS card. She then inks and colors this caffeine-loving cat from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set and adds color-coordinating sequins. Fun!

Debbie's FAVE
You are such a deer by Andrea features Deer Friend by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea creates this sweet scene using the Deer Friend stamp set. She uses a wood-grain paper as her background and adds a yellow punched trim to frame her scene. She colors the butterflies and flowers using the colors of the challenge. Her sweet deer look so peaceful and sweet!

Diane's FAVE
Billie's card features Newton's Birdbath by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Billie creates this fun scene using a combination of die cuts and papers to create her ground. She then adds some fluffy clouds and adds this mischievous feline from Newton's Birdbath stamp set. Here's hoping the butterfly and birds stay safe!

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, August 27, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #79 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the colors magenta, yellow, tangerine, and teal


Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Happy Birthday with sprinkles on top by Emily features Newton's Summer Treats, Summer Scoops, Framework, Bubbly by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using Spectrum Noir  Sparkle pens, Emily Lauritzen colors her feline from the Newton's Summer Treats stamp set to make him super sparkly! She places him on her colorful background that includes embossing using the Bubbly stencil. Using the dies from the Framework die set, she creates layers and finishes her card with a sentiment from the Summer Scoops stamp set.

Life is better in flip flops by Sue features Flip-flop Life by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. brings us a super fun CAS card featuring the Flip-Flop Life stamp set. She creates a row of flip-flops and colors them using the challenge colors. She then adds a stripe of each color and stamps her sentiment. What a fun way to celebrate summer!

Why limit happy to an hour? by Becky features Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a nighttime background to showcase an evening of fun!  Using several cocktail glasses from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set, she concocts a delightful assortment of drinks using the challenge colors.  She stamps the fun sentiment and adds a sparkly stripe to finish it off!


Have a llama fun on your birthday by Debbie features Loveable LLamas and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens begins her festive card by water coloring her background with the challenge colors. She then stamps and fussy cuts the llama and stack of presents from the Loveable Llamas stamp set. She uses the Frames & Flags die set and adds twine and sequins for the finishing touches.

Live in the Sunshine, swim in the sea by Diane features Paradise Palms and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales lets this fabulous sentiment from the Paradise Palms stamp set be the focus of this fabulous, bright card. She creates this spectacular background by using the Sunscape stencil. For a bit of sparkle, she adds some gems.

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, August 31, 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!