Monday, November 11, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #110 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Colors Challenge


Create a project using the colors--teal, green, pink, and white.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Believe in the magic of the season by Bobbi features Winter Memories by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski has a special talent of hand drawing her backgrounds. This beautiful square card features a wintery scene filled with birch trees. In her foreground she adds glitter card stock for her children to sled on. Those amazing silhouette children are from the Winter Memories stamp and die set. Bobbi selects the perfect as she has captured the magic of the season in her card!

Dreaming of a pink Christmas by Debbie features Festive Flamingoes, Frames & Flags, and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens is back with another flamingo-themed card. This time it's for Christmas! She creates the background with the scallop-edged frame using Frames & Flags die set. She then stamps the flamingo images from the Festive Flamingos stamp set in different directions multiple times. She adds the scallop-edged tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set with a very tired sloth from the Slothy Christmas stamp set dreaming of a pink Christmas.  The dream bubble is from the Speech Bubbles die set and the little flamingo is from the Cozy Campers stamp set.

Hogs & kisses by Diane features Oink, Frames & Flags, Tumbling Hearts, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us this delightful card.  Her teal background filled with the fluffy heart-shaped clouds (Tumbling Hearts stencil) makes for a wonderful background for the cute little pig from the Oink stamp and die set.  She die cuts this background with the Frames & Flags die set to give it the scallop edges. Using the Land Borders die set, she creates rolling hills for the little guy to play on.  She finishes by stamping the "Hogs & Kisses" sentiments!



Visions of sugar plums by Sue T. features Nutcracker Squeak, Forest Scene Builder, Frames & Flags, and Sweater Weather by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.'s card is filled absolute sweetness. Beginning with a pink card base, she adds the white scallop-edged frame (Frames & Flags die set) and cuts a large circle out. She pops this layer with dimensional tape. In the circle which is also popped up, she adds pale green trees using the Forest Scene Builder die set. Her pale teal sky is dotted with snowflakes from the Sweater Weather stamp set. The ballerina mouse from the Nutcracker Squeak stamp and die set takes center stage! Adorable!


Be merry by Becky features Poinsettia Blooms and Holiday Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a more traditional Christmas card by stamping and coloring poinsettias in all four corners of her card. The amazingly colored flowers are from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set. Don't you love the touches of teal that Becky adds?  She then die cuts the sentiment in dark pink using the Holiday Greetings die set. Elegant and festive!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, November 15, 2019 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, November 4, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #110

This biweekly challenge is a:

Colors Challenge



Create a project using the colors--teal, green, pink, and white.

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, November 15, 2019 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!   

A little holiday cheer by Bobbi features Cup of Cocoa and Ornamental Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski makes this delicious square card using the
Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set. She creates a striped circle and stamps a a holiday sentiment from the
Ornamental Wishes stamp set.  The colorful whipped creams and dimensional dots creates an amazingly fantastic holiday card!

Joyful by Debbie features Holiday Fringe, Purr-fect Present, Pines & Holly, Main Street Christmas, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens brings holiday joy using the Holiday Fringe stamp set. Using the  Frames Squared die set, she adds a scalloped frame beneath. She adds holly leaves and pines from the Pines & Holly die set before adding the kitty peaking from his box from the Purr-fect Present stamp set. She cuts the Joyful sentiment from the Main Street Christmas die set multiple times and stacks them to give dimension to the sentiment. She adds a jewel to dot the J for her final touch. Fun and festive!

Merry & Bright by Diane features Holiday Fringe, Frames Squared, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales' Merry & Bright shaker card is so festive! She uses the Frames Squared die set to create her card base. Using the challenge colors in bright hues, she wonderfully shades the Holiday Fringe stamp set image and die cuts a heart in the middle. She adds sequins for her shaker elements. Using the Frames & Flags die set, she creates a mini banner and adds the holiday sentiment.


We go together by Sue features Sweater Weather and Petite Snow by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
With the weather getting colder, Sue T.'s card will inspire you to pull out your snuggly sweaters to embrace the season!  Her light snow showers in pink and teal were made using the Petite Snow stencil. She adds two little critters wrapped in their sweaters from the  Sweater Weather stamp and die set. Such a sweet card!

Be merry by Becky features Holiday Foliage, Pines & Holly, Ornament Shaker, and Holiday Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates this amazing card using a combination of dies and a stencil!  Her beautiful background using the Holiday Foliage stencil is the perfect setting for the teal ornament (Ornament Shaker Die set).  Pairing the Holiday Greetings die set with the
Pines & Holly die set, Becky adds accents to the ornament. Great job, Becky!


Create a project using the colors
Teal, Green, Pink and White with NND products


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #109 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 #109  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Happy Meow-oween by Tracie C. features Newton's Perfect Pumpkin by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Tracie C.  creates this darling Halloween card by selecting wonderful fall papers. She then layers a big spider web before adding the gray layer using the Frames Squared die set and stamping a little spider in the corner.  For her main attraction she stamps and colors the kitty and his Jack-o-lantern from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set. A super fun card!

Congrats to Tracie C.  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 #109 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!

Bobbi's FAVE
Sending joy for the holidays by Jess features Newton Scoots By by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Jess creates a wonderful wintery sky in beautiful shades of purple and blues with splatters of white for snowflakes. She then adds Newton on his fuschia scooter the Newton Scoots By stamp set. Love how he is going up a slight incline with the holiday sentiment underneath!  Such a clever way to use this stamp set!

Debbie's FAVE
Hope your fall is extra mice by Amanda features Autumn Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amanda creates this amazing slider card that works perfectly with the Autumn Mice stamp and die set.
Her color combination of olive green and purple go wonderfully together. Also love how she adds leaves around the wreath with the pumpkins at the bottom.  Just so cute!


Diane's FAVE
From our house to yours by April features Peony Blooms and Newton's Birthday Flutter by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
April combines two different stamp sets--Peony Blooms and Newton's Birthday Flutter -- to create this spectacular card. She uses beautiful fall colors, orange and yellow, for her peonies and places them on a large wreath. She adds some dots of orange and yellow and a sweet little birdie to balance her card  Just beautiful!



Sue's FAVE
Bite Me by Irene features Candy Corn by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dandi93 has us all wondering, "Why didn't I think of that?' She let's a single candy corn from the Candy Corn stamp set take center stage. His little smile just warms your heart. Combining him with the sassy sentiment makes you chuckle!  A fabulous CAS card!


Becky's FAVE
Truly Grateful by Ishani features Shades of Autumn by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ishani wows with her arrangement of leaves. She stamps leaves from the Shades of Autumn stamp set using ombre inks.  She adds Nuvo drops to add interest around the leaves. She adds this to a peach card base and adds the sentiment. A wonderful design!

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 moscurrent challenge here.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #109 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Theme Challenge

Create a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas project!

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

'Tis the season by Becky features Snowfall, Fancy Edges Tag, and Christmas Haul by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates wrapping paper for her "present" card. She uses the Snowfall stencil with red foil and her Minc machine. She adds red ribbon with white stitching on the edges. For the present's tag, she cuts her tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She stamps the sentiment from the Christmas Haul stamp set as well as the present-laden lady. She colors the image in red, greens, and blues and finishes with a big red ribbon bow!  Darling!


Merry Everything by Bobbi features Winter Woofs, Sentiments of the Season, and Gingham by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski shows us the magic of gingham with her trio of holiday tags!  She creates her backgrounds using the Gingham Stencil. She uses the big sentiments from the Sentiments of the Season stamp set. She adds the super darling puppy images from the Winter Woofs stamp set. She adds gingham ribbon bows at the top of her tags. Her use of red, white, and black makes for super festive holiday cards! 


Deck the halls from Debbie features Caroling Newton, Framework, Frames & Flags, Ornamental Wishes, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates a darling Christmas card using nontraditional colors. She begins with a black card base and adds an olive green gingham frame using the Framework die set. She then uses the Music stencil and pink deco foil to create a textured layer which she die cuts using a die from the
Frames & Flags die set. She colors the trio of kitties from the Caroling Newton stamp set in olive green, pink, and teal and adheres with dimensional foam.  She then heat embosses the sentiment from the Ornamental Wishes stamp set and die cuts using the Speech Bubbles die set.  Fun colors for a holiday card!


Boo!  Hoo!  by Diane features Cascading Stars, Land Borders, and Fence by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a bright, delightful Halloween card!  She creates her background using the Cascading Stars stencil. She used texture paste and sprinkled Holographic powder on it while it was wet (but didn't use a heat gun).  Love the sparkle!  She then die cut the fence in white using the Fence die set. She added grass using the Land Borders die set.  Those cute critters are from the 
Boo Hoo stamp and die set. Just love those little speech bubbles!


Eek!  by Sue features Newton's Perfect Pumpkin, Pick-a-Pumpkin, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this dark, mysterious card using lots of black layers! She uses the Framework die to create her postage-stamp edge and scallop-edge layers.  She uses  Pick-a-Pumpkin die set to cut Jack-o-lantern faces multiple times on one of her black layers. She then heat embosses the sentiment in white using the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set. She adds dimensional tape to adhere to an orange-glittery backdrop.  Spook-tacular!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, November 1, 2019 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 21, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #109

This biweekly challenge is a:

Holiday Mix-Up Card Theme Challenge



Create a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas project!

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, November 1, 2019 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!  

Have yourself a sandy little Christmas by Becky features Sun Soaked Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's card will have you singing "Christmas in the Caribbean" with this darling Christmas card!  First she creates her round card base and does a lot of masking!  She adds a bit of ocean in the foreground and adds the sandman from the Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set. She adds the palm trees with the stockings hanging between them again using the  Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set. What a fun way to celebrate Christmas!



Happy birthday by Bobbi features Pumpkin Latte and Birthday Essentials by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates the perfect pumpkin patch with her star-filled night sky !  She frames her sky with falling leaves from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set. She stamps a lot of pumpkins and hand draws in the grass around them. She adds her pumpkin-laden girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set.  She adds a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set and stamps the pumpkin spice sentiment. To finish, she adds the birthday sentiment from the Birthday Essentials stamp set. Spectacular!

'Tis the season by Debbie features Caroling Newton and Snow Globe Scenes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens keeps it very CAS with this sweet one-layer card. She stamps her background scene using elements from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. She then adds the little mouse from the Caroling Newton stamp set. She finishes by distressing light blue for her sky and adding snow to the ground and trees using Nuvo Crystal Drops.


Diane's card features Newton's Thanksgiving, Newton's Antics, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
We all know cats sleep away most of their lives, but have you ever wondered what they dream about? Well, Diane Morales shows us with her darling card with a Thanksgiving twist. She begins with her card base and pattern paper in colors of fall. She adds the kitty from Newton's Antics stamp set and colors the box in green for a pop of color to coordinate with the veggies on the plate. Using the Speech Bubbles die set, she adds two bubbles and places food images from the Newton's Thanksgiving stamp set. Now we know, cats dream of turkey and pie!


Happy Halloween by Sue features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this Halloween card in grays, creams, and teals, and it is just beautiful!  She repeatedly stamps the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Halloween Trio stamp set in dark gray. She lightly distresses over the words in a lighter gray to give her card a shadowy effect. Using the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set, she selects the kitty in a pumpkin patch image. She colors the pumpkins in creams and teals, and her little kitty in gray. She pops her image using dimensional tape.  She scatters some enamel dots to finish her card! Lovely!



Create a Holiday Card using the NND products.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #108 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 #108  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!




Warm wishes by Gail features Snow Day (retired) by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Gail  showcases the ice-skating penguin from the Snow Day stamp set (retired) by placing him on a red & black gingham tag. She stamps the sentiment on a white stitched flag. For her background, she places the black layer between the red card base and the red stripe. She places another white flag on the red stripe to pull her elements together. Her red and white gingham bow is a perfect touch to this classy card!

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 #108 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
'Tis the season to be Fabulous by Amanda features Christmas Haul by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amanda creates a spectacular Christmas card packed full of glitter, glitz, and glam! She begins by mixing up some wonderful pattern papers that create a busy setting for her gift-laden lady. She creates a green gingham tag and adds a glittery stripe at the bottom. She adds the lady from the Christmas Haul stamp and die set and colors them in fun colors pulled from the papers. She adheres using dimensional tape. To add more glam, she uses Glossy Accents throughout the card!


Becky's FAVE
Best witches by Amy T. features Witchy Newton, Fancy Edges Tag, and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. designs a spookily cute Halloween card. She distresses a beautiful background in purples and blues. She then uses the Flying Bats stencil with black glitter paste. Using the Fancy Edges Tag die set to create a black tag and adds her sentiment by embossing in white. She stamps and dies the witchy-cat image from the Witchy Newton stamp and die set. She places her tag on top of a purple glitter banner and black stripe. The result is a fantastic card!


Bobbi's FAVE
Happy pumpkin spice season by Meghan features Pumpkin Latte by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan creates a fabulous coffee-themed card using a color scheme of cream, orange, and brown. Her selection of papers with their different patterns work wonderfully together. She adds the pumpkin laden girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set which she colors wonderfully with a splash of yellow. She adds a pumpkin and latte to balance her card. 


Debbie's FAVE
Saddle up and celebrate by Amy T. features Newton Rides West, Fancy Edges Tag, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. creates this amazing western card. She uses the smaller stamps from the Newton Rides West stamp set to make her background. She heat embosses them in gold and lightly distresses the edges for an old, worn look. She creates her tag using Fancy Edges Tag die set, embosses the sentiment in gold. She adds her handsome cowboy from the Newton Rides West stamp and die set. She adds a twine bow to the top. For her stripes she uses the same gold paper for her stripe and a red bandana paper banner using the Frames & Flags die set. 


Diane's FAVE
Trick-or-treat by Lori features Boo Crew (retired) by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Lori delights us with this card full of Halloween goodness. Her selection of orange and black Halloween papers are super festive. She distresses her tag in light orange and stamps the mummy bear from the Boo Crew stamp set (retired). She adds an orange and white bow to her tag. Boo-tiful!

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 moscurrent challenge here.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #108 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Sketch Challenge


Create a project using the sketch.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:


Sue T. brings us this softly colored autumn. Beginning with an ivory card base, she adds  a combination of fall pattern papers. She stamps a bunch of leaves and sentiment using the Autumn Mice  stamp set on her tan tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She colors her leaves in oranges, yellows, and greens. She then adds the mouse chances the leaves from the Autumn Mice stamp and die set. To finish her card, she adds an orange gingham ribbon on her tag. Darling!


Have a beary Merry Christmas by Becky features Winston's Home for Christmas, Evergreens, and Frame & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amid a background of evergreen trees, Becky Noelle has Winston in his teal-colored jalopy from the  Winston's Home for Christmas stamp set driving home with his holiday tree!  Those evergreens were made using the Evergreens stencil. She then adds a pink plaid stripe that coordinates with Winston's scarf. She then uses the Frame & Flags die set to cut a banner on which she stamps the sentiment. The snowflakes she added by splattering white paint add the perfect touch!




Grateful by Bobbi features Beautiful Leaves and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This bold, bright, beautiful card by Bobbi Lemanski combines the colors of autumn with navy blue!  For her background, she blends Distress Inks and splatters water and white ink on top.  She heat embossed and stamped the leaf images using the Beautiful Leaves stamp set on navy paper. She also stamps the leaves in black, colors, and die cuts using the coordinating Beautiful Leaves die set. For her tag, she uses an actual seed packet on which she stamps the grateful sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and adds blue twine for the bow. 

Hey there pumpkin by Debbie features Newton's Boo-tiful Night, Fence, Framework, Fancy Edges tag, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using a color palette of teals, gray and tan, Debbie Owens designs this darling Halloween card. With a light teal background, she adds an embossed houndstooth tan layer die cut using the Framework die set. An ivory tag is added using the Fancy Edges Tag die set on which she adds the pumpkin sentiment from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set. She opts to place the stripes from the sketch in front of the tag instead of behind. She uses the Fence die set as well as the Land Borders die set for the grass. For her main attraction, Debbie selects the pumpkin trio image from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set and colors the pumpkins in gray, tan, and teals. Her gray, striped kitty looks darling peeking out from behind the pumpkin stack!

Happy pumpkin spice season by Diane features Pumpkin Latte, Plaid, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses orange and teals for this spectacular fall card!  She creates her background using the Plaid stencil set. Look closely and you'll see a bit of shimmer in those stripes!  She then adds a black panel and adds a teal banner using the Frame & Flags stamp set. She adds a scallop-edged oval on which she adds the girl and a couple of pumpkins from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set.  Fabulous!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, October 18, 2019 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!