Monday, September 16, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #106 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme-- Halloween!

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!

Happy meow-oween by Debbie features Ghosts, Witchy Newton, Fancy Edges Tag, and Newton's Perfect Pumpkin by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens greats a ghostly background using the Ghosts Stencil using purples, teals, and black. She cuts a black tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She heat embosses in white a sentiment from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set. She colors the kitty from Witchy Newton stamp set in teals and purples. She adds twine and a bow with a few glittery dots!


Pumpkin spice by Diane features Pumpkin Latte, Evergreens, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Halloween and coffee... a wonderful combination, which  Diane Morales depicts beautifully this week! With the full moon shining brightly, Diane blends her night sky in shades of purple, reds and oranges over the Evergreens stencil. Wow, don't the evergreen silhouettes look amazing! She then uses the Land Borders die and gray card stock to make her hills.  Using the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set, she colors the girl image in oranges and purples and adds a couple pumpkins for fun!


Candy corn counts as a vegetable right by Sue features Candy Corn and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
It's candy corn time!  Sue T. will have you craving a few of these Halloween treats with this fun square card! She creates her base in orange and adds the black scalloped-edged layer using dies from the Frames. Squared die set. She stamps the large candy corns from Candy Corn stamp set in a circular arrangement and fills in the panel with the smaller candy corn images.  She adds the black center with the white embossed sentiment.  Super fun!



Witch way to the candy by Becky features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle uses the Flying Bats stencil and black deco foil over a starry blue background to create her night sky. She adds clouds made from vellum. and adds a big full moon with the sentiment from the  Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamped on it.  She adds her light gray kitty from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set.  Just love that bat-filled sky!


Happy Halloween by Bobbi features Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this darling Halloween card featuring the spooky trio from Halloween Trio stamp and die set. With a white card base, she adds spider webs and spiders in the top corners. She then adds an orange panel on which she adds the critters. She adds a dotted border and shadows for more dimension.  She then adds a yellow layer with the sentiment.  Don't you love how the card reminds you of candy corn!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, September 20, 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, September 9, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #106

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme-- HALLOWEEN.

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 20, 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!  

Best witches by Debbie features Witchy Newton, Bokeh, Ghosts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens starts with a purple card base on which she adds black and white washi tape to the right edge. She then creates a haunting background by using the Bokeh Stencil set with lime green and purple distress inks.  She then uses the Ghosts Stencil and white ink to add the ghosts. To make the panel she uses a die from the Frames & Flags die set. Using the largest banner die, she adds the black banner on which she embosses the sentiment from the Witchy Newton stamp set. She adds the lime green ribbon before adhering the kitty in her purple boot using dimensional tape. Eerily fun!


Happy Halloween by Diane features Candy Corn by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a round shaker card filled with sweet delights! She stamps candy corn throughout her background and adds orange, white, and black sequins as well as colored candy corn cutouts using the Candy Corn stamp and die set. She completes her shaker card by adding her Halloween sentiment (Halloween Trio stamp set) on a wavy banner and a trio of candy corns and a bit of black polka-dotted ribbon. Super cute!


Have a be-witch-ing good time by Sue features Witchy Newton, Flying Bats, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. also uses the Witchy Newton stamp and die set to great her Halloween card!  Beginning with an orange card base, she die cuts her black panel using the Framework die set.  She die cuts out a circular window in which she places her batty background. She creates this background using the Flying Bats stencil. She then lightly distresses a full moon over the bats. She adheres the panel with dimensional tape. She stamps the kitty image from the Witchy Newton stamp and die set and colors in colors of Halloween. She adheres this with dimensional tape along with a couple of spooky bats!


Wishing you a spooky Halloween by Becky features Spooky Streets, Creepy Cameos, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using only black and white, Becky Noelle creates this spectacular Halloween card!  She begins with a black card base and speckles with white.  She adds white hills using the Land Borders die set and speckling in black. She stamps the tree, bats, haunted house, and gravestones from the Spooky Street stamp set and adheres to her scene. She pulls the spooky sentiment from the Creepy Cameos stamp set and stamps in black.  A delightfully scary Halloween card!


Happy Halloween by Bobbi features Raccoon Rascals and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates a spooky nighttime background in which these mischievous rascals can play. Those little fellows are from the Raccoon Rascals stamp. By coloring the trash can in shades of orange, Bobbi gives her card the perfect touch of Halloween colors. She adds a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set with the fun surprise sentiment. She finishes with embossing the Halloween sentiment in white.  A creative way to re-purpose this fun stamp set!
Purple card using Raccoon Rascals, Distressed Ink background 

Create a project using the theme-- Halloween


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

Inky Paws Challenge #105 Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at
 the Newton's Nook Designs blog! I apologize for the delay, but here are the amazing winners of the last biweekly Challenge was a Sketch Challenge.

Inky Paws Challenge #105  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Amy T. creates this bright and festive birthday card by selecting wonderful papers!  For her center panel, she adds texture using the Confetti stencil. She adds a gift-giving image from the Holding Happiness stamp and die set. She adds a bit of bling, ribbon and the sentiment to make this a wonderful birthday card!

Congrats to Amy T.   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 #105 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
Happy Halloween by Amy T. features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Spooky Street by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T.  provides a fabulous Halloween card with her distressed moon and spooky blended night sky. Using the Spooky Street stamp set, she stamps bats, tombstones, and tree to complete her background for the kitty witch from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set.  She embosses the sentiment from  the Spooky Street stamp set in white. She places this panel on Halloween-themed papers and finishes with twine!  Spook-tacular!


Debbie's FAVE
Boatloads of Christmas Cheer by Sandi features SEAs-on's Greetings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sandi's use of the sketch as a gift-card holder is super fun!  She selects some wonderful Christmas colored papers--green and red--which make for an amazing setting on which she adds her ocean scene with it's boatload of holiday presents. This sweet image is from SEAs-on's Greetings stamps set (retired).  What a fun way to send some Christmas love!

Diane's FAVE
Pina koala by Avrawill features Pina Koala by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Avrawill creates a bold brightly colored background with a fun geometric design. She adds a light green panel on which she adds the cute koala from the Pina Koala stamp and die set. She adds twine to pull everything together for this fabulous card!


Sue's FAVE
I'm here for you rain or shine by Green-Eyed Goddess features Newton's Rainy Day by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Green-Eyed Goddess created an amazing background in rainbow colors which is perfect for the rainy image!  She uses Newton's Rainy Day stamp and die set. Her bright red and white umbrella is so bold as it keeps Newton and his frog and duck friend dry.  The grass with the little white hearts is a wonderful touch.  


Becky's FAVE
Hope your fall is extra mice by Amanda features Falling Leaves and Autumn Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amanda greats this amazing fall scene by using distress ink over the Falling Leaves stencil.  She then blends distress inks on her center panel and spritzes with water. Using the the Autumn Mice stamp and die set, she adds leaves flying in the wind with sweetly colored mouse chasing them.  She finishes with the sentiment and a trio of pumpkins.  




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, September 2, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #105 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Sketch Challenge

Create a project using sketch #105 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!

You can never have to much happy by Bobbi features Walking Woofs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Every dog lover will fall in love with Bobbi Lemanski's card!  Bobbi stamps the image from the Walking Woofs stamp set and shades each puppy uniquely. She selects a red, white, and sky blue color scheme for the lovely lady. She continues this color scheme with the bottom sky blue panel and red twine. She adheres this center panel to a white panel edged with red.  The addition of black prints in the corner as well as the black & white striped washi tape makes for an adorable card. 


Happy Howl-oween by Debbie features Bubbly, Frames & Flags, and Spooky Skeletons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Here's a not-so-spooky Halloween card by Debbie Owens. She begins by using the  Bubbly stencil set to create a playful background in lime green. She then creates her center panel using the stitched frame from the Frames & Flags die set.  She adds a lime green strip and black polka dotted washi tape before stamping a subtle crescent moon and Halloween sentiment using the Spooky Skeletons stamp set. She adds a bit of twine. Her focal image is the daring Halloween due from the newly released Happy Howl-oween stamp set.  Super cute!


Boo by Diane features Halloween Trio, Framework, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us our second too-cute-to-spook Halloween card. For her scalloped-edge card base, she uses the Frames & Flags die set. She then uses the smaller scalloped-edged frame from the Framework die set to make a white and a black polka dotted layer. She adds her brightly costumed critters from the Halloween Trio stamp and die set and adds a twine bow and a couple of bats to finish her delightful card.


Thankful for you by Sue T. features Harvest Tails, Thankful Thoughts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
With autumn just around the corner, Sue T. gets us in the mood with this beautiful card. Sue chooses a fabulous fall pattern paper which she die cuts using the Frames & Flags die set. She then creates her center panel using two different wood grain papers on which she stamps the thankful sentiment from
the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. To pull everything together, she adds the fox holding the pumpkin from the Harvest Tails stamp and die set.



Surround yourself by Becky features Flamingo Flock, Tropical Leaves, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's creation could be called pretty in pink because it is!  She begins by distressing the background in shades of pink using the Tropical Leaves stencil. She adds her second layer by fussy cutting out all those flamingos from the Flamingo Flock stamp set so the leaves can be seen. She adds a dark pink sentiment banner using the Frames & Flags die set on which she white embosses the sentiment.  All that fussy cutting paid off...this is an amazing card!  


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, September 6, 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 26, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #105

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 6, 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!  


Hope your day is as special as you are by Bobbi features Dainty Daisies and Raccoon Rascals by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski provides us this cheerful, sunny card by water coloring the background in the window and adding the blue birdie from the Raccoon Rascals stamp set and a white window frame. She then stamps the small flower image from the Dainty Daisies stamp set repeatedly on the blue card stock. She adds a yellow flower box and hand draws a wood grain pattern. In that flower box, she adds beautifully shaded daises from the Dainty Daisies stamp and die set. A black gingham bow is the perfect finishing touch.


You're never too old to play by Debbie features Newton Hangs Out, Wagon of Wishes, Hardwood, Clouds, Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ready for some autumn fun?  Debbie Owens shows us that we are never too old to play in the leaves!  She begins her card by creating a bark-like background using the Hardwood stencil. She then creates a cloudy background using the Clouds stencil and die cuts using the Frames & Flags die set.  She adds the kitty hanging from the branch from the Newton Hangs Out stamp set adding foam tape to the kitty's bottom to make him look like he is swinging out to land on the pile of leaves from the Wagon of Wishes stamp set. She finds the perfect sentiment for her scene from Newton Unwinds stamp set.




Diane Morales combines stamps set to create this fabulous summer card. She creates an orange/yellow distressed background on which she stamps a sentiment from the Cat-itude stamp set. She tucks several palm fronds from the Toucan Party stamp and die set behind this panel. These fronds go perfectly with the surfboard her kitty is holding from the Newton's Perfect Wave and die set which Diane colors wonderfully!


Sue T. designs a tranquil ocean card that any friend would be thrilled to receive. Using the Frames & Flags scalloped edged die, she creates a frame from a blue polka dotted pattern paper. For her center panel, she uses the Sea Borders die set and the Sunscape stencil to create a peaceful place for the seagulls from the Gull Friends stamp and die set to hang out. Sue adds a speech bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set to capture the sentiment.

Squeeze the day by Becky features Lemon Twist by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle designs this refreshing citrus card using one amazing stamp set--Lemon Twist!
She customizes her background by repeatedly stamping & embossing lemon slices. For her center panel, she uses a white-dotted vellum piece with a white bottom on which she adds the sentiment. Her focal point is a lemon and lemon slice from the same Lemon Twist stamp set. With a twine bow as the final embellishment, Becky shows us the power of using just one stamp set!


Create a project using the sketch above with NND products


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

Inky Paws Challenge #104 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.

Inky Paws Challenge #104  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Happy birthday to you by Vannessa features Newton's Birthday Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Vannessa creates this masculine card by finding non-floral papers in the challenge colors. She stamps the trio of felines from the Newton's Birthday Trio stamp set. She adds a coordinating banner and enamel dots for her final touches.  


Congrats to Vannessa 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 #104 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
No prob-llama by Twiddler's Nook features Loveable Llamas by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Twiddler's Nook creates a soft subtle background on which she adheres her darling llama from the Loveable Llamas stamp and die set. She shades the blanket on the llama in the challenge colors. she stamps the fun sentiment and adds Nuvo Crystal Drops throughout her card.  For her final touch, she adds glossy accents to the llama's nose!

Bobbi's FAVE
Have a cup of cheer by Meghan K. features Cup of Cocoa by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan K.  creates a fabulous autumn card just in time for pumpkin spice lattes!  She creates a fun background for her mugs using leaves in the challenge colors. She adds various mugs
using the Cup of Cocoa stamp set.  She adds her sentiments in adjacent corners for a nice balance to her card!  

Debbie's FAVE
Amy Tsuruta cuts strips of paper in the challenge colors for a dramatic background. She die cuts a window and adds the sentiment from the Lemon Twist stamp set.  She then colors the lemon from the Lemon Twist stamp and die set in shades of yellow and adheres with dimensional tape.  


Diane's FAVE
It's a beautiful ride by Mugdha featuring Newton Scoots By by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using the Newton Scoots By stamp set, Mugdha creates an amazing autumn scene with rolling hills, puffy clouds, and tall grasses. It looks like Newton is riding back to his home on a purr-fect autumn afternoon! 


Sue's FAVE
Harvest blessings by Dandi83 features Argyle and Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dandi83 creates a wonderful background by sponging distress inks with the Argyle stencil set. She then colors the fun image of Newton hiding behind some pumpkins from the Autumn Newton stamp set in the colors of the challenge.  She fussy cuts and adds foam tape to make the image pop!  Just love her teal bird!

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 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!