Monday, March 23, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #119 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the colors: pastel pinkpale yellow, baby blue and light lavender



Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

A sweet spring hello by Becky features Woodland Spring, Petite Flowers, and Newton's Rain Boots by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle celebrates the new season with this floral delight. The Petite Flowers stencil was used to create the pink and yellow flowers. The added vellum provides a soft layer on which the kitty from the Newton's Rain Boots stamp set can be seen peeking out of her blue rain boots. Selecting a sentient from the Woodland Spring stamp set adds the perfect touch!




Why limit happy to an hour by Crystal features Cocktail Mixer by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara is ready to celebrate the happy hour with her pastel cocktails from the Cocktail Mixer stamp and die set. She creates a shaker in the background filled with white iridescent sequins. The sparkly silver banner adds a touch of festiveness!  


 Debbie Owens's kitty from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp set is flying through a balloon filled sky made using the Balloons Stencil. She adds some fluffy clouds and a sun using the Sky Scene Builder die set. She stamps a big birthday sentiment using the Birthday Essentials stamp set and creates layers using the Frames and Flags die set. 


Rejoice in spring by Diane features Easter Lily, Petite Flowers, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
You'll fall in love with this gorgeous pastel spring card by Diane Morales. Using the  flowers from the Petite Flowers Stencil, she creates a rainbow of flowers in the challenge colors.  Adding a light gray frame from the Framework die set showcases the Easter lilies from the Easter Lily stamp and die set wonderfully. The sentiment captures how many of us are feeling after a long winter!



Friends like you don't hatch everyday by Sue features Newton's Easter Basket, Speech Bubbles, and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
The hand-colored confetti embossing on Sue T.'s card creates a festive background for the critters from the Newton's Easter Basket stamp and die set. The little chick looks so cute with his speech bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set showcasing the sentiment from the Newton's Easter Basket stamp set. The white postage-edged frame from the Framework die set adds a nice layer!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, March 27, 2020 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 16, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #119

This biweekly challenge is a:

Color Challenge


Create a project using the colors: pastel pink, pale yellow, baby blue and light lavender

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 27, 2020, 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!   
Hoppy Easter by Becky features Hop Into Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle creates a scallop-edged round card filled with Easter goodness.  Her light blue distressed background showcases the bunnies from the Hop Into Spring stamp set. Becky's pastel eggs are a fabulous way to celebrate the holiday!


Crystal Komera has created a sweet hello with this stunning sky scene! She used our 
Newton Dreams of Paris stamp and die set to add that kitty in his hot air ballon in front of the colorful inked sky! She adds some cloudy edges along the top and  bottom using our Sky Borders die set and adds more colorful clouds with vellum. 

Rejoice in Spring by Debbie features The Nutcracker, Cloudy Sky, Easter Lily, Woodland Spring, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This trio of sweet ballerinas from the The Nutcracker Squeak stamp set look fabulous in their pastel tutus!  Debbie Owens places them is a field of flowers using a flower stamp from the Woodland Spring stamp set. She adds a blue sky with fluffy embossed clouds from the Cloudy Sky stencil. She uses the Frames & Flags die set to cut the scallop-edged border and banner on which she adds a sentiment from the Easter Lily stamp set.  


Forecast: blue skies ahead by Diane features Umbrella Pals, Raindrop, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales puts the Raindrop stencil to good use using purple and blue inks to create the lightly distressed background. She pulls out the raccoon umbrella image from the Umbrella Pals stamp and die set and colors in shades of pinks and yellows. The lavender scallop-edged card base (Frames & Flags die set) make for a wonderful card base. 


Happy Easter by Sue features Cottage Garden, Frames & Flags,and Simply Sentiment by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. designs a sweet Easter card by stamping several flower images as well as hearts from the Cottage Garden stamp set in pastels.  Using the Simply Seasonal stamp set, she stamps the Happy Easter greeting. She adds strips of coordinating papers at the bottom and die cuts using the Frames & Flags die set to create the scallop edges.  A sprinkling of gems adds a wonderful touch of glam!

Create a project using the colors: pastel pinkpale yellow, baby blue and light lavender

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

Inky Paws Challenge #118 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 #118 Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Hoppy Easter by Beverly features Hop Into Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Beverly's giant polka dotted egg is a perfect way to showcase the sweet bunny from the Hop Into Spring stamp and die set. With the pink gingham background and embossed lavender stripes coordinate nicely with the pastel Easter eggs. 

Congrats to Beverly.  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 #118 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
Lucky you're my friend by Vicki features Newton's Pot of Gold by Newton's Nook Design; #newtonsnook
Vicki Callier gets us in the spirit of St. Patty's day! The green ombre polka dotted background makes for a wonderful background when combined with the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set. Here's hoping Newton enjoys his pot of gold!

Becky's FAVE
Get wellie soon b Mary features Newton's Rain Boots and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Mary Reiner's polka dotted wellies will definitely cheer you up!  The kitty and his pals from the Newton's Rain Boots stamp and die set look like they are having a ton of fun! Using the Frames Squared die set to creates several layers making for a fabulous background!


Crystal's FAVE
I love you more than naps by Kay features Newton's Naptime by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Kay's bold yellow polka dot background is the perfect accent to a sleeping Newton from the Newton's Naptime stamp set atop his rainbow stacked blankets and pillows!  Anyone else want to snuggle up with that sweet feline?


Debbie's FAVE
Happy blooming birthday by Ishani features Loads of Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Ishani's pastel polka dots make for wonderful raindrops! She paper pieces the umbrella in pink polka dot paper using an image form the Loads of Blooms stamp set.  Don't you love how how all the dots compliment her dress?

Diane's FAVE
Priscilla incorporated polka dots in her card in such a lovely way.  Her embossed polka dots with the brown polka dotted paper created a fabulous setting for the sunflowers from the Sunflower Days stamp and die set. Adding the white in the flowers pulls everything together.

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 9, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #118 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Theme Challenge--Add Pretty Polka Dots!


Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Squeeze the Day by Sue features Lemon Twist and Frame & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.  has squeezed in so many polka dots with this citrus delight!  Using the Frame & Flags die set, she die cuts the scallop-edged frame which she embosses with large polka dots. The then stamps the lemons on two different yellow polka dotted papers using the Lemon Twist stamp and die set. She creates her sentiment banner using the Frame & Flags die set again. Look closely and you'll see that she even uses two chartreuse polka dotted papers!  Dots everywhere!


Lucky that you're my friend by Becky features Newton's Pot of Gold, Clouds, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle's lucky leprechaun kitty from the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp set has found a pot of gold at the end this darling rainbow!  Her use of enameled dots for the rainbow is genius! Those big fluffy clouds were made using the Clouds stencil. She adds polka dotted grass using the Land Borders die set.  (Do those enameled dots remind anyone else of delicious Skittles?)



Have a Mice Day by Crystal features Garden Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
You can sum up Crystal Komara's card with one word--SUNSHINE!  Just looking at it, you might get your daily allotment of Vitamin D!  Using yellow polka dotted paper, she adds a scalloped frame with chartreuse grass for her duo of mice from the Garden Mice stamp and die set to frolic in!  A perfect card to look at on a dull, gray wintery day!

Debbie's card features Woodland Spring, Woodland Picnic, Hop Into Spring, Sky Scene Builder, Frames & Flags, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens has a fluffle of bunnies for you to enjoy!  Beginning with the Frames & Flags die set, she creates the scallop-edged frame. She then adds lots of green polka dotted hills and grass using the Land Borders die set.  Using the Sky Scene Builder die set, she adds a yellow-polka dotted sun and a couple of big fluffy clouds. She pulls bunnies from three stamp sets--Woodland Spring, Woodland Picnic,  and Hop Into Spring.  She adds a sprinkling of yellow flowers from the Woodland Spring stamp set.  A super fun scene!

You're some-bunny special! by Diane features Hop Into Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales' card is sure to bring smiles with the brightly colored polka dotted paper for her background!  She then uses the bunny in the water can image from the Hop Into Spring stamp and die set and colors the tulips in the same shades as the dots!  The bright yellow watering can pulls all the elements together!  

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, March 13, 2020 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 2, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #118

This biweekly challenge is a:

Theme Challenge


Create a project adding Pretty Polka Dots! 

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 13, 2020, 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!   

Snappy Birthday by Sue features Shark Bites and Sea Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. uses the Sea Borders die set to create layers of waves, some of which are from blue polka-dotted papers. She then adds two sharks from the Shark Bites stamp set, which have been paper-pieced with gray polka dots!  The ocean scene and fun sentiment will make for a great birthday card!


I'm here for you rain or shine by Becky features Newton's Rainy Day by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle creates a soft, subtle card for the upcoming April showers. Her use of raindrops draws the eye to the little critters sheltering under the big umbrella which has been paper pieced with a pale polka-dotted paper. That sweet image and sentiment is from the the  Newton's Rainy Day stamp set.  


Have a mice day by Crystal features Garden Mice and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komera creates a box full of spring cuteness!  Crystal adds a a nest of mice from the Garden Mice stamp and die set throughout her project. The fuschia-colored flowers look amazing with the fuschia polka-dotted paper.  She adds green grass using the Land Borders die set.  Such a delightful and fun project!



Many thanks by Debbie features Garden Mice and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
With a CAS card, Debbie Owens uses pinks and blacks to showcase this darling mouse from
the Garden Mice stamp set. She blends a bit of pink and adds an oval of white polka-dotted paper. She then heat embosses the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. She adds a few black enamel dots to complete her simple design.


Crafting is my cardio by Diane features Newton's Crafting Cardio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales truly did get her cardio on with her hand-created polka dots that forms the background of her bright, bold card. She adds a triangular banner on which she stamps the sentiment and adds her creative kitty from the Newton's Crafty Cardio stamp and die set. A bold, bright take on the polka-dotted theme!

Create a project using Pretty Polka Dots!

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

Inky Paws Challenge #117 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 #117 Winner!

We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!


Did someone say cake? by Anushree features Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Anushree Vaish creates this bold, bright birthday card using lots of neon colors!  She uses the Newton Loves Cake stamp and die set on her tag!  The neon colors contrast nicely with the black, embossed layer!  

Congrats to Anushree Vaish.  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 #117 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
Sing a song of Snowflakes by Jen features Winter Birds and Music by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Jen uses amazing colors to create this fabulous card!  Her silver music score background (Music stencil) makes a wonderful setting for her blue jay from the Winter Birds stamp set. Adding the red paper with the white snowflakes compliments the sentiment perfectly!  A beautiful winter card!

Sue's FAVE
Life's better in flip flops by Paula features Flip-Flop Life by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Paula's card will have you pulling out your flip flops!  The soft, pastel background is so lovely. She distresses her tag in blue and adds a sandy beach. Using the Flip-Flop Life stamp set, she places them in the sand!  

Becky's FAVE
Guess What by Meghan K. features Cluck by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan K.  creates a perfect chicken coop card!  With the chicken pattern paper, Meghan adds a layer of chicken wire paper and a black gingham banner. For her tag, she creates a red barn door!  Fun!  She adds her little hens and roosters from the Cluck stamp and die set. The gingham ribbon makes for the perfect final touch!  Cuteness!

Crystal's FAVE
Thinking of you by Beverly features Little Lilies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Beverly's card is so classy and elegant! She uses the Little Lilies stamp and die set and colors in light pastels. She adds her floral arrangement on a peach tag which really pops against the black patterned paper and black card base.  Gorgeous!


Debbie's FAVE
Time to purr-ty by Marianne features Balloons and Newton's Birthday Balloons by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Marianne's eye-catching colors make this a birthday winner!  Using the Balloons stencil, she uses pinks and peaches for a scrumptious background. She adds black and white diagonal paper which complements so nicely.  She adds the kitty from the Newton's Birthday Balloons stamp and die set on her white tag.  The glossy accents and black-white twine are wonderful embellishments!  

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.