Monday, March 18, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #93 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using Spring as your theme. 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

You're the best by Sue features Cottage Garden, Sunscape, Framework, and Fancy Edges by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this spring card that will brighten up someone's day!  She creates her sunny background using the Sunscape stencil. She die cuts this using the Framework die. She then repeatedly stamps the sentiment from the Cottage Garden stamp in a pale pink. She cuts this into a tag using the Fancy Edges dies before adhering the tulip images from the Cottage Garden and die set.  She adds a twine bow for a finishing touch. Such a pretty way to brighten someone's day!

Happy Easter by Becky by Newton's Easter Basket and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates this pop up box card that is loaded in spring fun! After creating her box, Becky hides Easter eggs in the grass layers she created using the Land Borders die set. Also hiding in the grass is an Easter basket full of goodies including a kitty with bunny ears from the Newton's Easter Basket stamp set. She adds the sentiment and a couple of more eggs on the front flap!  This is definitely an egg-stra special card!

Hugs by Bobbi features Loads of Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates a fabulous 3 1/4 x 8 inch CAS card!  She begins by repeatedly stamping the small flower image from the Loads of Bloom stamp set in black.  She colors  and die cuts the main image again from Loads of Bloom in bright springy colors. She adds lots of twine and finishes her card by adding black and white stripes to the two edges.  A fabulous card to celebrate spring!

Love no bunny butt you by Debbie features Bunny Hop, Bold Blooms, Framework, and Flags & Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates this bright, spring card with a lime-green gingham paper die cut using the Framework die set.  She then uses the Bold Blooms stencil to create yellow, orange, and pink flowers which cut into a circle.  Using the Frame & Flags die set, she creates a shortened banner with her punny sentiment. For the finale, she stamps this delightful bunny from the Bunny Hop stamp set.

A nicer place by Diane features Loads of Bloom and Bold Bloom by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales' card is definitely making the world a better place. She creates her pretty background using pastel yellows and the Bold Blooms  stencil set.  She then colors this lovely girl on her bicycle from the Loads of Bloom stamp set.  Such a lovely card!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, March 22, 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, March 11, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #93

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme SPRING.

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, March 22 , 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! 

May you days be filled with beauty by Sue features Loads of Bloom and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this lovely spring card by die cutting the main layer using the Framework die. She cuts a circle in it and adds a rainy background.  For her main attraction, she adds the little girl from the Loads of Bloom stamp and die set. She adds a strip of floral pattern paper and a splattering of flowers and enamel dots. Such a wonderful, spring card!

Happy Birthday by Becky features Lovely Blooms and Simply Sentimental by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's begins by using Kraft card stock and a strip of white paper in which she adds a trio of bouquets from the Lovely Blooms stamp set look wonderful in their glass jars. She adds a happy birthday sentiment from the Simply Sentimental stamp set. As a final touch, she adds jute twine bows.  What amazing spring inspiration!

Happy Blooming Birthday by Bobbi features Loads of Blooms and Raccoon Rascals by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Bobbi Lemanski used distressed inks and splotched water on it to created her watery sky. She adds her little girl in her yellow raincoat from the Loads of Bloom stamp and die set. She adds a little blue bird from the Raccoon Rascals stamp set and sprinkles some flowers on the ground. Wonderful spring card!

Rain or shine by Debbie features Sending Hugs, Umbrella Pals, Love Owl-Ways, Wagon of Wishes, Newton's Rainy Day, Frames & Flags, and Sky Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates a fun slider card!  She begins with a polka-dotted foil background and adds a layer of clouds using the Sky Borders die. She uses the Frames & Flags die set to create the scalloped edges. She adds the sliding owl from the Love Owl-Ways stamp set and adds the froggy umbrella from the Umbrella Pals stamp set. She adds the kitten from the Sending Hugs stamp and die set who is also holding a froggy umbrella. Using the banner from  Frames & Flags die, she creates a banner and adds a sentiment from the Newton's Rainy Day stamp set. For an added touch of spring, she adds potted flowers from the Wagon of Wishes stamp set.

Sending Piles of Spring Time Smiles by Diane features Spring Pile Up, Bokeh, and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales created these delightful bookmarks by distressing the background using the Bokeh stencil. She adds her grass using the Sea Borders die. For her main attraction, she colors the spring critters from the Spring Pile Up stamp and die set.  She then adds her fun tassels! Such a fabulous way to hold one's place in a book!

Inky Paws Challenge #92 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 #92  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!

Feeling Slothy by Ginadapooh features Slothy Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Ginadapooh designs this fun coffee-themed card which features this adorable sloth
 from the Slothy Coffee stamp set. She places him on a coffee-colored distressed background. She adds additional coffee cups and pots on her card which makes for a really fun coffee card!

Congrats to Ginadapooh! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at to claim your $20 store credit! (It's easiest if you already have an account set up in our shop)

Inky Paws Challenge #92 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
ZZZ by Dandi93 features Naptime Newton and Argyle by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dandi93 creates this crisp and clean card by using a portion of the Argyle stencil in shades of blue. She then colors the blankets in greens, yellows and blues before coloring her kitty from the Newton's Naptime stamp set in pale gray with dark gray stripes.  

Sue's FAVE
Aloha by Charlotte features Aloha Newton and Plaid by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Charlotte  creates a vibrant plaid using the Plaid stencil which she pairs up with 
a tropical kitty from the Aloha Newton stamp set. The juxtaposition of plaid (a wintery thing to many of us) with the tropical kitty makes for a fabulous card!

Becky's FAVE
Thanks a melon by Anna features Sweet Summer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Anna uses an unexpected color combination that just looks fabulous.  She uses a combination of polka dotted papers and adds a slice of softly colored watermelon from the Sweet Summer stamp set (retired) and embosses the sentiment on a small banner. 

Bobbi's FAVE
Here's to you by Donna features Cocktail Mixers by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Donna wowed us with her beautifully blended distressed background which she places on an embossed circle layer. Her two drinks from the Cocktail Mixer stamp and die set look delicious!  She adds a sewn strip of sequins for a bit of bling. A wonderful tropical card for all of us tired of winter and longing for either a tropical vacation or summer!  

Debbie's FAVE
Something to perk up your day by Amy features Caffeinated Cats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy keeps her card very clean by only water coloring the cats from the Caffeinated Cats stamp set with coffee! Her use of browns and reds paper creates a nicely designed 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, March 4, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #92 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the above sketch. 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 

Days filled with beauty  by Diane features Loads of Blooms, Framework, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us this bright, fresh card full of color! She creates the pretty blue sky and adds a white scalloped-edge using the Framework die set. She then adds a green hill using the Land Borders die set. She then wonderfully colors this sweet spring image from the Loads of Blooms stamp and die set. Just love how the flowers are floating through the sky!

Lucky by Sue features Newton's Pot of Gold by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. gets us ready for St. Patrick's Day with this fabulous card. She adds a bright rainbow for the vertical stripe from the sketch and then wonderfully colors her lucky kitty from  the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set. She even adds gold bling in the pot!  So fun!

Egg-stra special day by Becky by Winston's Honeybees, Newton's Easter Basket, Land Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a speckled background on which she layers her sky and ground which she die cuts using the  Land Borders die. Then she adds that sweet kitty peeking from behind the Easter eggs. This little guy is from the Newton's Easter Basket stamp set. She embosses the sentiment and cuts using the Frames & Flags die set. So sweet!

Wishing you a frenzy of fun by Bobbi features Winston's Lake House and Shark Frenzy by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates this bright scene by creating a wooden pier with Winston from the 
Winston's Lake House stamp set lounging on his chair as the sharks from
 the Shark Frenzy stamp set swim menacing in the background!  She adds twine rope and embosses her sentiment on a black banner. Oh so clever!

Happy Easter by Debbie features Land Borders, Frames & Flags, and Newton's Easter Basket by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates a fun grassy scene using the Land Border dies. She adds a sweet kitty from the Newton's Easter Basket stamp set and adds a fluffy tail with Nuvo dots. The fun butterflies are from the Newton's Day Dream stamp set (butterflies). She uses the Frames & Flags die set to create a scalloped edging on all her layers. 

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, March 8, 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!