Monday, August 19, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #104 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors: 

Yellow, Teal, Orange, and Brown.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!

Sending heartfelt thoughts by Becky features Hibiscus and Simply Sentiment by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a spectacular background on Kraft card stock and the Hibiscus stencil set. Her hibiscus are shaded in yellow and oranges with teal leaves.  She then uses the sentiments from the Simply Sentiment stamp set on striped vellum. She stitches the vellum to the card to give an extra special touch to this beautiful card.

Squeeze the day by Bobbi features Lemon Twist and Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski brings us this refreshing card by heat embossing the lemon slices from the  Lemon Twist stamp set with white powder on orange, teal, and yellow squares.  She then rounds two adjacent corners  of each square before adhering in a 3 x 2 arrangement. She embosses another lemon and sentiment from the Lemon Twist stamp set on a brown rectangle with two rounded corners.  She adds two glasses of lemonade from the Cocktail Mixer stamp and die set to complete her amazing design.


Meet you at the 19th hole by Debbie features Winston's Tee Time, Sky Borders, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates a bright yellow sky using the Sky Borders die set for her golfing friends to play a few rounds.  She creates white hills using the Land Borders die set. Those cute bears were colored in the challenge colors and are from the the Winston's Tee Time stamp set. Using the  Frame & Flags die set, she cuts a banner and adds a sentiment from the  Winston's Tee Time stamp set. She finishes her card with some orange and white twine.


It's your birthday by Diane features Pineapple, Corgi Beach, Oink, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales is back with another amazing tag!  This one begins with her using the Pineapple stencil set with Versamark and clear embossing powder on a yellow background. She then adds the sweet corgi from the Corgi Beach stamp and die set. She heat embosses the sentiment from Oink stamp set in white on a banner from the Frame & Flags die set. A delightful summer tag!


Give thanks by Sue features Shades of Autumn by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. is getting us ready for the upcoming autumn season by using the challenge colors with the Shades of Autumn stamp set. After stamping the leaves several times, she die cuts with the Framework die set and adds dimension tape. She then cuts out a section and stamps the sentiment on the card base. She adds several jeweled embellishments to complete her beautiful card. 


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, August 23, 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, August 12, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #104

This biweekly challenge is a:

Color Challenge


Create a project using the colors: 

Yellow, Teal, Orange, and Brown.

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, August 23, 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!  

Let's get kraken by Becky features Message in a Bottle and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates an amazing adventure scene by splattering some orange on the background and distressed waves using the Sea Borders die set. She then fussy cuts the kraken and the ship from the
Message in a Botttle stamp set.

Hello sunshine by Bobbi features Lemon Twist by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this bright, refreshing card. She creates a watercolor background. Then stamps the lemons from the Lemon Twist stamp set on white card stock and adds tree stems and branches.  She layers the teal and yellow challenge colors to create her greenish leaves. She die cuts the lemon design into a focal circle and adds the phrase to the side.
Lemon Twist

Paddle all your worries away by Debbie features Hardwood, Winston's Lake House, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates the wood grain background using the Hardwood stencil before die cutting it using the Framework die set.  She then uses distress inks to blend a watery sunset background which she die cuts in a circle.  She embosses the sentiment and firefly and adheres to the background.  She then colors and fussy cuts the canoe image from the Winston's Lake House stamp set and adheres with dimensional tape.  A fabulous way to spend a summer day!

Hey Gull Friend by Diane features Sea Borders and Gull Friends by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this stunning tag by splattering white on her teal background. She then adds a two-tone sun and a bottom border using the Sea Borders die set which she turns upside down. Her focal point are those sweet California seagulls from the Gull Friends stamp and die set. She adds white ribbon. Whether used as a tag or a bookmark, this is a fabulous project!


Hey there pumpkin by Sue features Newton's Bootiful Night, Speech Bubbles, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. uses the challenge colors to make a super cute Halloween card!  She uses the Newton's Bootiful Night stamp set and stamps two images on her white card base.  She colors the pumpkins in teal, yellow and pumpkin and her kitties and bird in brown.  She then stamps the sentiments and die cuts them using the Speech Bubbles die set.  She die cuts her white base using the Framework die set.  A delightful way to celebrate Halloween!


Create a project using the colors: 

Yellow, Teal, Orange, and Brown.


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

Inky Paws Challenge #103 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 #103  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Close your eyes by Ishani features Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ishani creates this serene coastal scene using the Aloha Newton stamp set. After playing in the sand, Newton takes a nap in his hammock between the shady palm trees.  Anyone want to join him?

Congrats to Ishani!  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 #103 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
You're one in a melon by Twiddlersnook by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Twiddlers Nook creates an amazing watermelon-like background using water colors She uses the newly released Newton's Watermelon stamp and die set.  Newton looks like his is enjoying his melon.  The watermelon seeds as raindrops make for the perfect final touch!

Becky's FAVE
Scootin' by to say by Angie features Newton Scoots by  and Newton's Birthday Flutter by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Angie creates this spectacular CAS card with Newton from the Newton Scoots By stamp and die set
zooming off with the exhaust fumes swirling behind him!  Angie adds the birthday sentient form Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set along with some shimmering stars for her final touches!

Bobbi's FAVE
Shrimp Cocktails by Mary Reiner features Shrimp Cocktail and Waves & Splashes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Who wants to join this party in the sea?  Mary Reiner creates this fun party using the newly released 
Shrimp Cocktail stamp and die set. She creates some rays of sun and places the sentiment on a fluffy cloud!  For her water, she uses the Waves & Splashes stencil.  Such a fun, bright card!


Debbie's FAVE
Deepest Wishes by Twiddlers Nook features Scuba Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Twiddlers Nook creates this fabulous underwater card!  She uses a wood grain paper for her background then adds a porthole with a nice metal-looking frame.  Looking through the porthole, you spy Newton from the  Scuba Newton stamp and die set enjoying the delights of the sea!

Diane's FAVE
Whatever floats your goat by Ava Williams features Floaty Goat and Waves & Splashes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ava Williams shows us just how much fun one can have on a floaty! Ava creates a subtle cloudy blue sky then adds some fun waves using the Waves & Splashes stencil. She then adds her sweet goat from the Floaty Goat stamp and die set with dimensional tape! Time to play!

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, August 5, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #103 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme--Summer.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!

I'd rather be lost at the lake by Sue features Winston's Lake House, Sea Borders, and Frameworks; #newtonsnook
Sue T. takes us to the lake for the summer with this sweet card.  She dies cuts her scallop-edge layer using the Frames & Flags die set and a blue & brown plaid pattern paper. She then die cuts a white layer using the Frames & Flags die set again.  She creates her green hills and watery waves using the Sea Borders die set.  She adds cattails, a lily pad, and Winston rowing his canoe from the  Winston's Lake House stamp and die set.  She stamps her sentiment on a white circle that was die cut using the Frames Squared die set.

Aloha Friend by Becky features Tropical Fringe by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle splatters white paint on her Kraft base to give her card some texture.  She then stamps and vibrantly colors the hibiscus flowers and pineapples from the Tropical Fringe stamp set. She then uses circle dies to create the ring which she adheres to the edge of her base.  She stamps the sentiment inside the ring. Such a creative way to use the Tropical Fringe stamp set.

Aloha Friend by Bobbi features Corgi Beach, Tropical Fringe, and Paradise Palms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates a bridge card to celebrate the joys of summer.  She amazingly distresses a vibrant sunset background with twinkling stars.  She stamps several silhouette palm trees from the Paradise Palms stamp set to finish the perfect setting for the corgis from the Corgi Beach stamp and die set to perform a dance at an evening luau.  She then uses the Tropical Fringe stamp set and cuts it out in a circle and stamps her sentiment.


Catch the purr-fect wave by Debbie features Newton's Perfect Wave, Waves & Splashes, Vitamin Sea, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this watery card perfect for these surfer felines to enjoy!  Using the Frames & Flags die set to create the scallop-edged base, she uses the  Waves & Splashes stencil and distress inks to create some fun waves as well as a sandy beach.  She then adds two surfing images from the Newton's Perfect Wave stamp.  She embosses the sentiment and adheres a sand dollar and shell from the Vitamin Sea stamp set.


Seas the Day by Diane features Scuba Newton, Shrimp Cocktail, Waves & Splashes, Clouds, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Newton is checking out the "Sandy Bottom Club" in Diane Morales fabulous underwater card. Using the Clouds and Waves & Splashes stencils, Diane creates a remarkable underwater background which Newton in his scuba gear (Scuba Newton stamp and die set) spies some shrimp from the Shrimp Cocktail stamp and die set partying! This is all adhered to a white scallop-edged base using the Frames & Flags die set.


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, August 9, 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, July 29, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #103

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge


Create a project using the theme--Summer.

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, August 9, 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!  

Seas the Day by Sue features Tranquil Tides and Newton's Birthday Bash by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. uses warm colors to make this spectacular summer card!  She distresses her background in shades of yellow then stamps the crab from the Tranquil Tides stamp set in reds and oranges. She then embosses in black the "Seas the Day" sentiment. She white embosses the birthday sentiment from the Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set on a black banner. She adheres her creation on a white card base.

Find your paradise by Becky features Paradise Palms and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Who wouldn't want to be sitting on this beach?  Becky Noelle creates this amazing sunset silhouette by using stress inks to blend the background. She adds some twinkling stars. For her silhouette, she uses the Land Borders die set and cuts some hills in black card stock. She then adds the palm trees and sentiment from the Paradise Palms stamp set. It looks like a perfect oasis!

Hello summer by Bobbi features Tropical Fringe and Summer Scoops by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Who's ready  for ice cream?  Bobbi Lemanski's  yummy card will have you craving some!  She speckles watercolor in the background in fun bright colors. She adds multiple sentiments from the newly released Tropical Fringe stamp set in black.  She adds five delicious ice cream treats from the Summer Scoops stamp and die set.  For final touch, she adds faux sprinkles!

You're the only fish in the sea by Debbie features Tranquil Tides and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens also uses the Tranquil Tides stamp and die set. However, she chooses to use the coral image.  She stamps the image in seven different colors and die cuts them using the coordinating die.  She then embosses the sentiment in black and die cuts using the Frames Squared die set.  She arranges the coral in a circle and adheres the sentiment.  She adds a black and white polka dotted strip of Washi tape and some enamel dots.


Food, friends, & sunshine by Diane features Floaty Goat, Sunscape, Woodland PIcnic, Land Borders, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this fabulous beach scene by creating her partial sun using the Sunscape stencil. She then adds layers of waves in different shades of blue using the Sea Borders die set. She then adds her sandy layer using the Land Borders die set. She has her goat from the Floaty Goat stamp and die set enjoying the water while his buddies from the Woodland Picnic stamp and die set enjoy a snack on the beach. She adds the perfect sentiment again using the Woodland Picnic stamp set.


Create a project using the theme--Summer.


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

Inky Paws Challenge #102 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 #102  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Have a beary Merry Christmas by Miss Boo features Winston's Home for Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Miss Boo is this challenge's lucky winner with this fabulous Christmas card.  Using a red, green, and cream color scheme, Miss Boo uses festive holiday patter papers to create the challenge sketch foundation. She then stamps and colors Winston from the Winston's Home for Christmas stamp set. as well as the sentiment. She finishes with a couple of banners and cream ribbon.


Congrats to Miss Boo!  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 #102 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
Here comes Santa Paws by Andrea W. features Santa Paws Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea W.  was also inspired to create a Christmas card using the challenge sketch. She uses a fabulous collection of holiday pattern papers that provides a festive background for the Santa image from the 
Santa Paws Newton stamp and die set.  She adds the North Pole image to her smaller circle and stamps the sentiment on a small banner. 


Sue's FAVE
Squeeze the day by Mary features Lemon Twist by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
We just love the bright, citrus colors of Mary's card which is so cooling for hot weather. She begins with a yellow base panel on which she adds a green/yellow green pattern paper. She then adds rays of sunshine peeking out from a white circular layer. Her main attraction is a lemon and lemon slice from the newly released Lemon Twist stamp set. She adds the sentiment on a white banner. 

Becky's FAVE
Enjoy your day by Amy T. features Newton's Summer Vacation and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T .'s creations will have you longing to visit the beach!  She begins by adding a shimmery texture using the Seashells stencil on which she adds a brown and a pattern paper layer.  She creates her banner using the Frames & Flags die set and adds the sentiment from the 
Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. The heart of her card are the two circle that features the kitty and bucket from the Newton's Summer vacation stamp set.  She uses gold glitter and gold glitter paste for the sand that adds an amazing amount of bling!  

Bobbi's FAVE
A little birdie told me by Kimmie B. features Llama Delivery and Newton's Birthday Flutter by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kimmie B.  gives us a fabulous birthday card using the Llama Delivery stamp and die set. She begins with a dark blue base and adds coordinating pattern papers. She colors her darling llama in the same color scheme before adding a trio of blue birds from the Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set. She also adds the sentiment from this set. She balances her card by adding a stack of packages from the Llama Delivery stamp and die set.


Debbie's FAVE
Shrimp cocktails by Kimmie B. features Shrimp Cocktails, Corgi Beach, and Serene Stripes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kimmie B. brings us another superb card. This time she wows us with her color combination as well as the combination of pattern papers. Behind the cute shrimp, she uses a light brown distress ink with  the Serene Stripes stencil. She adds the little shrimp Shrimp Cocktails stamp and die set using a spinner so he turns! She a porthole trim to frame him. She adds little shells from the Corgi Beach stamp set. She finishes with the sentiment on a banner!

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, July 22, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #102 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!


How mice of you by Diane features Garden Mice, Land Borders, and Cloudy Sky by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales begins using the Cloudy Sky stencil and texture paste to make a cloudy base. She then creates  a sparkly background using the Cloudy Sky stencil again.  Wow!  She adds a light blue wavy edge using the Land Borders die set. She colors the sweet mouse with the butterfly from the Garden Mice stamp and die set. She makes a wavy banner on which she stamps the sentiment.  For her final touch, she adds a trio of pink flowers (Garden Mice). 


Find your sunshine by Sue features by Floral Fringe, Loads of Bloom, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. brings us this beautiful spring card. She creates the yellow border using the Framework die set. She adds her plaid paper for her the sketch stripe.  Then using the Floral Fringe stamp set, she colors the flowers before cutting it out in a circle.  Fabulous idea!  She then colors the little girl holding the umbrella from the Loads of Blooms stamp and die set. She adds the perfect sentiment (Loads of Blooms). Darling! makes 

Happy Birthday by Becky features Birthday Bash, Newton Loves Cake, Confetti, Balloon, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ready for a pastel birthday party?  Becky Noelle's card definitely delivers!  She creates her background in pale pastels using the Balloon stencil. She then adds a vellum layer which she has embossed using the Confetti stencil and adheres by stitching it on. She adds a trio of kitties using the Birthday Bash and the Newton Loves Cake stamp sets.  Using a banner from Frames & Flags die set, she stamps the sentiment. 

Celebrate by Bobbi features Tropical Leaves, Toucan Party, and Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski use of bright, bold colors makes for an amazing card. She creates her stripe using the Tropical Leaves stencil in lime green. She then creates a beautiful scene on which she places the toucan couple from the Toucan Party stamp and die set. She stamps "Celebrate" from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set on the banner.  She scatters some sequins for her final touch.  



It's Summer by Debbie features Newton's Summer Treats, Summer Scoops, Frames & Flags, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens may have you craving for your favorite ice cream. She stamps the ice cream cones from the Summer Scoops stamp set in lime green, pink, and teal. She then adds layers in the same colors before adding a banner (Frames & Flags die set) with the sentiment (Summer Scoops). The small circle was cut from the Frames Squared die set with the smile sentiment (Summer Scoops) stamped in teal.  The main attraction is the sweet, gray kitty from the Newton's Summer Treats stamp set enjoying his double scoops!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, July  26, 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!