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!