Monday, June 17, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #100

It's our 100th Challenge!!!!

Celebrate with us and get your paws EXTRA inky! 
For this special challenge we are hosting 4 link ups! 
That means 4 chances to win! 

Here's the details: Choose your favorite challenge & play it again!
Pick any of our previous Color, Sketch or Theme challenges and play it again! Just decide on your favorite and add it to your post along with your entry matching the previous challenge: color, sketch or theme! There will be three link-ups below, so you enter your project into the category you have chosen! You can find images of all the previous collections in the Pinterest board here, or look through our previous challenges on the blog pages. 

Bonus link-up: Choose your favorite NND product! To make things even more fun, we've added a favorite product challenge link-up too! Just pick your favorite NND stamp, stencil, or die set and use it on your project to participate! Don't forget to tell us why it's your favorite when you write up your blog post! 

Can't decide on a favorite? You are welcome to choose more than one type of challenge and play multiple times! We are allowing up to 3 entries per participant into each category! Please no combining of challenges. Each card created may only be entered into one link-up category.

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? For this special 100th celebration we are giving away $100 in prizes! We will chose one RANDOM entry to win a $25 store credit to our Newton's Nook Design online shop from each of the four link-up categories! 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, June 28, 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!  


Happy Birthday by Bobbi features Birthday Essentials and Cocktail Mixers by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Bobbi Lemanski chose IPC#47 for her favorite color challenge.  She created an amazing background in the challenge colors then stamped and die cut the cocktails from the Cocktail Mixer stamp and die set. using the same colors. She popped the images up using dimensional tape. Using sentiments from the Birthday Essentials stamp set, she completes this festive birthday card!

IPC#4 Sketch

Relax by Debbie features Floaty Goat, Seashells, Land Borders and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens chose sketch IPC#4 in honor of the first time she participated in an Inky Paws Challenge!  For her card, she used the Seashell stencil with distress ink and matte texture paste.  She die cuts using the Land Border die set.  For her middle stripe, she blends shades of blue and and cuts using the Sea Borders die set. She layers to create a river between the seashore and die cuts using the rounded-edge die from the Framework die set.  She adds the goat from the Floaty Goat stamp set and stamps the sentiment from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set.


Diane Morales chose IPC#27--Kraft Paper and Sparkle--because it was her very 1st Inky Paw Challenge. To begin her card, she used the scalloped-edged die from the Framework to create her base. She embosses the panel in gold using the flower image the Newton's New Year stamp set. She then cuts out the balloon shape using the Balloon Shaker die. She embosses the sentiment from the Uplifting Wishes stamp set and places it behind her kraft panel using dimensional tape. She then colors and the kitty from the Newton's New Year stamp and die cuts it using the coordinating die.

Oops by Sue features Naughty Newton and Newton Cleansup by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. chose the IPC#15--Add a Little Sparkle--as her favorite theme challenge.  She lightly blends a portion of her base, then adds her calico kitty from Newton Cleans Up stamp and die.  This little feline has been having too much fun with the glitter which Sue cleverly adds to her card base.  Adding the "Oops" sentiment from the Naughty Newton stamp set pulls this clever card together!


Smile by Becky features Tropical Leaves and Uplifting Wishes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle selected IPC#33--Ombre'--as her favorite past challenge. She creates her ombre' effect using the Tropical Leaves stencil on a dark gray card base. She then uses the "Smile" sentiment from the Uplifting Wishes stamp set. She spatters some white to pull this amazing card together!

Please note due to new GDPR rules and to protect your right to privacy, InLinkz now requires you to verify your email on your first entry (starting on our blog with Challenge #98). Verifying only takes a few seconds and you need to do it only once. After verifying your email, you can add links to all InLinkz link parties without the need for re-verification.

Option 1: Pick your favorite previous IPC COLOR CHALLENGE and enter it again below!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Option 2: Pick your favorite previous IPC SKETCH Challenge and enter it again below!


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


Option 3: Pick your favorite previous IPC THEME Challenge and enter it again below!

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Option 4: Pick your your Favorite NND Product and create a project with it! Enter below!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Inky Paws Challenge #99 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 #99  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Toucan party better than one by Debbie R. features Toucan Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Rumpza creates this bright card to celebrate upcoming nuptials. She creates a soft backdrop for her toucans with the fluffy clouds. She adds a strip of diagonal-rainbow striped paper to the edge. She colors and die cuts lots of leaves and flowers from Toucan Party stamp and die set and arranges them vertically along the paper.  She then adds the toucan couple (Toucan Party stamp and die set) which she colors spectacularly! 


Congrats to Debbie Rumpza! 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 #99 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
May all your dreams come true by Karass features Newton's Naptime by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Karass P.'s softly colored kitty reminds me of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea" as she naps atop a very large pile of blankets!  Karass uses the Newton's Naptime stamp and die set to create this pile of blanket.  She colors the blankets in shades of the rainbow. She adds a strip of silver paper to the edge and a pop of black trim to complete this wonderful card!

Bobbi's FAVE
Ice cream solves everything by Anila features Newton's Summer Treats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Anila D. creates this calorie-filled card by using all the ice-cream lovin' kitties from the Newton's Summer Treats stamp and die set!  Her blended background in summer colors is a fabulous way to showcase the kittens with their rainbow-colored scoops of ice cream. A sprinkling of sequins adds just the right amount of sparkle

Debbie's FAVE
Have a cup of cheer by Meghan features Cup of Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
With splatters in all the colors of the rainbow, Meghan K. creates this bright, bold card!  She uses 5 mugs from the Cup of Coffee stamp and die set and colors each one in a different color.  She then pops them on top of her splatters for a fun, vibrant card!

Diane's FAVE
Forever would not have been enough by Anna features Furr-ever by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using the Furr-ever Friends stamp set, Anna creates a Rainbow Bridge card by stamping the paw prints shaped in a heart in the colors of the rainbow on a sky backdrop. She stamps the silhouette of the dog and adds the sentiment which says it all when confronted with the loss of a beloved pet. 

Sue's FAVE
Feline knitty by Irene features Newton Unwinds by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Irene creates this sweet basket full of yarn using the Newton Unwinds stamp set. The rainbow-colored skein of yarn is the perfect place for Newton to take a little nap.  Such a delightful card with large basket and punny sentiments!

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, June 10, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #99 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Theme Challenge

Create a project using the theme--Rainbow! 

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge!

Becky Noelle showcases a perfect spring day!  She begins her background using Cloudy Sky stencil and texture paste.  She creates her grassy hills using the Land Borders die set and dry brushing a darker shade of green distress ink to add some grassy texture.  She uses the scalloped-edge frame from the Frames & Flags dies set.  She adds a sentiment from the Walking Woofs stamp set. For her main attraction she colors the blooms from the Loads of Blooms stamp set in all of the colors of the rainbow!




My heart smiles by Bobbi features Loads of Bloom and Holding Happiness by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski completely wows with her bright, bold, and colorful background! She then adds the little girl from Holding Happiness stamp and die set and shades the balloons in all the colors of the rainbow. She adds a sentiment from the Loads of Bloom stamp set.  With a sprinkling of sequins, Bobbi finishes her card!

Relax, read, repeat by Debbie features Newton's Book Club by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens splatters all the colors of the rainbow to create the background.  She then adds then strips of paper to mimic a rainbow at the bottom of the card.  She stamps the sentiment and adds the kitty on his pile of books from the Newton's Book Club stamp set. She adds glossy accents to the books and a strip of washi tape to the edge.  

Hope your day is loads of fun by Diane features Newton Cleans Up, Speech Bubbles, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates her background using a die from the Frames & Flags die set.  She adds a yellow basket with colorful towels in shades of the rainbow and a kitty enjoying a little nap from the Newton Cleans Up stamp and die set.  She adds some colorful hearts from the Speech Bubbles die set to finish off her delightful CAS card!


Thanks by Sue features Thankful Thoughts, Speech Bubbles, Garden Mice, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.'s collection of speech bubbles in different rainbow colors makes for such a fun design! She uses sentiments from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and embosses them on bright papers which she die cuts using the Speech Bubbles die set.  She adheres them on a white background die cut using the scalloped-edged die from the Frames & Flags die set.  She adds one of the darling mice from Garden Mice stamp and die set to pull everything together!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, June  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, June 3, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #99

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge


Create a project using the theme--Rainbow!

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, June 14, 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!  

Happy Birthday by Becky features Tropical Leaves and Simply Sentimental by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates this fabulous rainbow card by using the Tropical Leaves stencil set on a kraft card base.  Shen adds a white embossed sentiment from the Simply Sentimental stamp set on black. She splatters some white to finish it off.


Celebrate by Bobbi features Delightful Doxies and Serene Stripes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski's rainbow background using the Serene Stripes stencil which looks amazing! She then adds this playful puppy from the Delightful Doxies stamp and die set playing with his colorful kite. The bold sentiment from the Birthday Essentials stamp set.

Debbie Owens creates a colorful clowder of cats using the Newton's Block Party stamp set and watercolor pencils. She uses the Frames Squared die set to cut a scalloped edged glittery blue background as well as to cut a square card base. The splattering of sequins and stars adds a nice finishing touch.

Diane Morales creates a wonderful striped background by cutting stripes of polka dotted paper and arranging them in the pattern of a rainbow. She then adds the beautiful flowers from the new Dainty Daisies stamp and die set. She embosses the sentiment in white on a black banner which pulls everything together amazingly!



Let your dreams blossom by Sue features Frames Squared and Floral Fringe by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates her square card base using the Frames Squared die set. She adds a white-scalloped background popped up with dimensional tape. She white embosses the image from the Floral Fringe stamp set and colors it in colors of the rainbow and adds the sentiment on a die cut center.


Create a project using the theme--Rainbow!

Please note due to new GDPR rules and to protect your right to privacy, InLinkz now requires you to verify your email on your first entry (starting on our blog with Challenge #98). Verifying only takes a few seconds and you need to do it only once. After verifying your email, you can add links to all InLinkz link parties without the need for re-verification.

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

Inky Paws Challenge #98 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 #98  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Keep missing you by Kimberly by Newton's Summer Vacation and Newton's Birthday Flutter by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kimberly creates this homey setting for her kitty to enjoy a day snorkeling! Her floral paper mimics wallpaper with wood grain trim throughout. She colors her kitty from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp and die set and adds a sentiment from the Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set that will surely make the recipient of the card smile!

Congrats to KIMBERLY! 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 #98 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
Mistle Toad by Mary features Plaid and Mistle Toad by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Mary uses lime green and teal for her background using the Plaid stencil set. She pairs these colors up with the delightful toad from the Mistle Toad stamp and die set.  The bright pink berries and sentiment add a nice pop of color to finish this delightful card!

Becky's FAVE
Wishing you a purr-fect day by Dandi features Newton's Antics by Newton's Nook; #newtonsnook
Dandi captures the true spirit of a kitty playing in a new box with her interactive card!  The lime green gingham and twine are the purr-fect colors for the playful kitty from Newton's Antics stamp set to enjoy his new box. Check out Dandi's blog to learn how she got her kitty to move!

Bobbi's FAVE
Happy birthday by Kimmie B. features Llama Delivery and Confetti by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kimmie B. combines kraft and bright colors for a fabulously designed birthday card!  She uses several distress oxide inks with the Confetti stencil to create a wonderful background for the llama from the Llama Delivery stamp and die set.  She uses the birthday sentiment from the Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set.  She uses the signature orange/white twine that comes with all NND orders for her final touch!


Debbie's FAVE
Sending you a birthday pug by Miss Boo features Pug Hugs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Miss Boo uses reds, light browns, and black to create a wonderful color combination to showcase this sweet puppy from the Pug Hugs stamp set. Who wouldn't want to receive this darling card?

Diane's FAVE
Birthdays can be fowl by Beverly features Cluck by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Beverly creates this bright, cheerful card by combining four colors of gingham papers.  For her main attraction, she colors the three chickens from the Cluck stamp set in the same bright colors. Her addition of the trio of bric brac trim finishes her card wonderfully!

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.