Monday, June 1, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #124 Reminder

Don't forget - There's still time to play along with our latest Inky Paws Challenge!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge
Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our current challenge! 


Here'a a refresher.
Create a project including floral images.  



Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge! 


Just because by Becky features Lovely Blooms and Little Lilies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's card features a plethora of hydrangea flowers from the Lovely Blooms stamp set that she lovingly stamps, colors, and cuts. She layers her flowers atop her leaves and ties the stems with twine and adds a little note with a sentiment from the Little Lilies stamp set.  A true labor of love that is magnificent!


Thanks a bunch by Debbie features Dainty Daisies, Framework, and Gingham by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens uses cream, pink, and shades of black to create a pretty card showcasing the Dainty Daisies stamp. She places her flowers on a Swiss polka dot embossed pink layer die cut using the scallop-edged die from the Framework die set. She places her layers on a black gingham background using the Gingham stencil.  She heat embosses the sentiment in pale pink and adds a twine bow. A very sweet card!

You matter a whole bunch to me by Diane features Blooming Botanicals, Easter Lily, Frames & Flags, Framwork by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales brings us a bright, brilliant card!  Beginning with a royal blue card based die cut using the Framework die set, she heat embosses using the Blooming Botanicals stamp set. This beautiful setting adds a fabulous texture for her orange lilies from the Easter Lily stamp and die set. She stamps the sentiment from the Blooming Botanicals stamp set on a banner die cut using the Frames & Flags die set. A bright, refreshing card!



Enjoy the little moments in life by Crystal features Garden Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara's bright, whimsical card showcases a three playful mice from the Garden Mice stamp and die set on a slim card with a royal blue backdrop. Her blue flowers and mushroom are darling with the gingham in the oval windows. She grounds everything with some rolling grassy hills. Delightful!



Many thanks by Sue features Sunscape, Sunflower Days, Thankful Thoughts, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.'s card is sunny all over!  Beginning with the sun rays created using the Sunscape stencil, Sue continues with the pretty sunflowers Sunflower Days stamp and die set. She adds the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set on the banner from Frames & Flags die set. 

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, June 5, 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, May 25, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #124

This biweekly challenge is a:
Theme challenge

Create a project using the theme: Floral

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 5, 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! 



Hope your day is as special as  you are by Becky features Dainty Daisies and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
If you love daisies, then Becky Noelle's card will delight your heart!  Becky stamps and carefully fussy cuts several bouquets of daisies from the Dainty Daisies stamp set. She adds them to a wood grain card base. For a touch of elegance she adds half a doily which she adheres with black zigzag stitching. Her white embossed sentiment on the black banner die cut using a die from the Frames & Flags die set adds a nice dramatic touch.


It's a good day to have a good day by Crystal features Easter Lily and Woodland Picnic by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
With the vibrant fuchsia and orange color scheme, Crystal Komara's card is sure to make someone's day good!  She adds the colorful flowers from the Easter Lily stamp and die set on top of a stenciled background and adds her sentiment from the Woodland Picnic stamp set on the top banner. A dark fuchsia ribbons ties it all together for a stunning card!

Let your dreams blossom by Debbie features Dainty Daisies and Gingham by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens combines the warmth of black and white gingham with the charm of orange daisies. Using the Gingham stencil, she partially distresses the bottom third of her card in black. She then pops her orange daisies from the Dainty Daisies stamp set with foam tape and adds a jute bow.  Stamping the sentiment in black and adding some enameled black dots balances out her sweet, CAS card.


Hello by Diane features Lovely Blooms and Newton's BIrdhouse by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales lovely card begins with dark fuchsia flower blooms stamped repeatedly atop a fuchsia card stock. She adds a trio of the same flowers from the Lovely Blooms stamp and die set atop a white center panel with several leafy stems alternating between. She embosses the sentiment from the Newton's Birdhouse stamp set in white which really pops against the fuchsia!  A darling way to say hello!

Friends are flowers in the garden of life by Sue features Garden Mice and Blooming Botanicals by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates a floral paradise for here darling mouse to enjoy!  Using the Blooming Botanicals stamp set, she colors her blooms in shades of oranges and yellows. She then adds her sweet visitor from the Garden Mice stamp and die set with it's orange daisy. For her sentiment, she uses the circular dies from the Frames Squared die set and stamps the perfect friendship sentiment on it.

Create a project using a Floral Theme.

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

Inky Paws Challenge #123 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 #123 Winner!

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


Happy Birthday by Maria features Confetti and Newton Loves Cake by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Maria gold on navy panels using the Confetti stencil add a dramatic setting for her pretty birthday card. She then adds the cake-lovin' cat from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set on vellum and a bit of gold string to complete the festive card.

Congrats to Maria.  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 #123 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
Happy Birthday to you by Christine features Newton's Birthday Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Christine's trio of kittens from the Newton's Birthday Trio stamp and die set are definitely ready to party!  The panels with the party balloons and the shimmery green panel provide the purr-fect
ambience to celebrate someone's birthday!


Becky's FAVE
Welcome spring by Amy T. features Bold Blooms and Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs; Newton's Nook
With the combination of patterns and soft pastel color palette, Amy T.'s card is just a delight! She uses the Bold Blooms stencil to create her three panels and adheres them atop an embossed card base and beautiful floral papers. She adds the sweet fox from the Woodland Spring stamp and die set as her center piece.  She accents her card with a sprinkling of sequins and jute twine.



Crystal's FAVE
Janice's card features Newton's Sick Day by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Janice M.'s creatively uses bright, colorful, and very large bandages for the panels in the sketch. These make for a perfect background for the nurse and patient from the Newton's Sick Day stamp set.  A wonderful card to either thank an essential worker or to wish someone a speedy recovery!


Debbie's FAVE
Fikreta's card features Sending Hugs by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Fikreta's shiny, festive birthday card is just filled with fun!  She creates three separate shakers in different colors and fills with matching sequins. In the background, she has foil gold stars that just shimmer.  Her star attraction is the sweet Winston from the Sending Hugs stamp set holding a scrumptious cupcake!  



Diane's FAVE
Anushree's colors are just awesome as is her take on the sketch!  She uses the My Type stamp set to stamp the typewriter on the red panel. Then uses the sentiments on

The colors are awesome!
Hope everybody is doing good, can't wait to see what you guys do for the next challenge

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, May 18, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #123 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the challenge sketch!

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Happy Blooming Birthday by Sue features Loads of Blooms and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Sue T. captures the beauty of spring with her tulip-laden lady from the Loads of Bloom stamp and die set. She pairs her up with pink-polka dotted banners die cut from the Frames & Flags die set. The pastel plaid paper beneath pulls all the flower colors together wonderfully!


Herd it's your birthday by Becky features Moo, Land Borders, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle takes us to the farm with this darling card. Her trio of banners from the Frames & Flags die set sports a cloudless day with luscious green grass die cut from the Land Borders die set for her black and white cows from the Moo stamp set to munch on.  The red plaid layer coordinates wonderfully with the red barn!  


Bonjour by Crystal features Newton Dreams of Paris by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara's card in pastels of pink and blues sets a romantic scene as Newton from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp and die set flies high above the city in his hot-air balloon. The little hearts and jute bow add a perfect touch!

It's your birthday by Debbie features Holding Happiness by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens is back using a trio of ladies. This time she is showcasing the Holding Happiness stamp set. She greats a paneling backdrop by hand. Her ladies in colors of lime, blue, and pink mimic the challenge sketch. Twine and glossy accents are her final touches.

Make everyday a beach day by Diane features Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales' card with the trio of palm trees and Newton sleeping in a pink hammock from Aloha Newton stamp and die set will have you dreaming of a day at the beach.  She adds more interest to her card by shaping as a banner.  


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, May 22, 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, May 11, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #123

This biweekly challenge is a:

Sketch Challenge



Create a project using the 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, May 22, 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!   

Sue's card features Tropical Fringe and Aloha Newton by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Aloha!  Sue T. brings us a touch of tropical!  Her three panels features the Tropical Fringe stamp set in pretty pinks and greens!  She adds the ukulele playing feline from the Aloha Newton stamp and die set. The pattern papers add a bright boldness to this delightful card!



Never stop dreaming by Becky features Cosmic Newton, Cascading Stars, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Becky Noelle creates a trio of banners using the Frames & Flags die set with stars and planets from the  Cosmic Newton stamp set.  Her sweet astronomer is also from the Cosmic Newton stamp set.  She places all these elements on a white card base with pearly, sparkly stars embossed using the Cascading Stars stencil. Becky's use of stitching adds a fun texture to this spectacular card!



Thanks a bunch by Crystal features Dainty Daisies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara showcases the Dainty Daisies stamp and die set by coloring them in yellow and blue.  Her trio of scalloped frames and the yellow polka-dotted paper pulls the colors together wonderfully. 

For a special teacher features Classy Teachers, Framework, and Darling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Debbie Owens creates a fun card to appreciate a teacher in your life.  With the fun alphabet paper, the trio of teachers from the Classy Teachers stamp set are a wonderful way to celebrate a special teacher.  Debbie also uses the Framework die set to create the postage edges and Darling Hearts die set for the little hearts. 

Hope your day is special as you are by Diane features Dainty Daisies, Fence, Land Borders, Garden Mices and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales has a sweet spring take on the sketch. She creates her scene using the Land Borders die set for her grass and the Fence die set for her background. She adds a bunch of daisies from the Dainty Daisies stamp and die set on either side of the mouse from the Garden Mice stamp and die set. The scallop-edging was made using the Frames & Flag die set. Sweetness!





Create a project using the sketch above. 

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

Inky Paws Challenge #122 Wiinners

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 #122 Winner!

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


Wishing you a sweet holiday by KT Fit Kitty features Newton's Candy Cane, Holiday Foliage, Music, and Darling Hearts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
KT Fit Kitty will have you humming a holiday carol with its musical score background using the Music Stencil paired with the distressed strip using the Holiday Foliage stencil. She adds the sweetly colored kitty from the Newton's Candy Cane stamp and die set on a little doily. The white embossed sentiment on the black banner and coral pink and mint hearts from the Darling Hearts die set finishes her sweet card!

Congrats to KT Fit Kitty .  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 #122 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
You're so tweet by Beverly features Toucan Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Beverly colors her trio of toucans from theToucan Party stamp set in the challenge colors and arranges them around her mint circle.  The black and white striped paper adds a fabulous contrast with the mint and coral pink foundation.

Sue's FAVE
Wishing you a day filled with sunshine by Joyce M. features Newton's Daydream by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Joyce M.  creates this sweet CAS card. Using the Newton's Daydream stamp set she paper pieces the kitty with a floral print and colors her flowers in mint green. Sweet and simple!

Becky's FAVE
Thanks a latte by Priscilla features Pumpkin Latte and Clouds by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Priscilla's coral pink clouds created using the Clouds stencil makes for a wonderful background for the caffeine loving lady from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set. Don't you love her mint green grassy hill and the hearts!  A fabulous way to say thanks!


Crystal's FAVE
I need some coffee right meow! by Andreea features Newton Loves Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andreea Raghina brings us another caffeine-laden card!  This one showcases the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set. Don't you love the pink and white tablecloth with Newton spying all those mugs of java?  Yes, indeed, coffee right meow!

Debbie's FAVE
Happy bird-day by Lynn features Flirty Flamingos by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Lynn uses the challenge colors beautifully to showcase the darling flamingo from the Flirty Flamingos stamp set. Her coral pink flamingo with it's mint green floaty look spectacular atop the green distressed dots.  The black frame and black sentiment banner add a nice dramatic touch.

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, May 4, 2020

Inky Paws Challenge #122 Reminder


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

Here'a a refresher.

Create a project using the challenge colors-Coral Pink, Mint GreenWhite, and Black.



Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:

Thank you for sticking by you by Diane features Framework, Serene, and Cultivated Cacti by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales gives us a taste of desert with her cacti card!  She cuts a pink-coral frame using the Framework die set. She uses the Serene Stripes stencil to subtly emboss for the background.  The mint green cacti from the Cultivated Cacti stamp and die set look amazing in their colorful pots! For the banner, she uses the Frames & Flags die set. 

Cute boots make everything better by Sue features Frames & Flags, Speech Bubbles, Bokeh, and Newton's Rain Boots by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Aren't Sue T.'s softly colored card just the sweetest!  Using a mint green gingham paper die cut using the Frames & Flags die set, she adds a layer using the Bokeh stencil set. The softly colored critters from the Newton's Rain Boots stamp and die set look darling with the polka-dotted balloons. The sentiment in the speech bubble die cut from the Speech Bubbles die set says it all!  How could these rain boots not make everything better!


Bonjour by Becky features Newton Dreams of Paris and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
 Bonjour!  Becky Noelle placed a trio of darling felines from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp and die set in the heart of France!  The Eiffel Tower sits atop the black hills die cut from the Land Borders die set. The coral and mint hot air balloon seems a perfect way to see the sights! 


You make me a happy camper by Crystal features Cozy Camper by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Crystal Komara creates an amazing camping scene using the Cozy Campers stamp and die set. The black and white gingham paper contrasts nicely with the coral and mint trailers.  The table and chairs with the flamingos scattered about make these campsites some homey!  


Feline meow-tivated by Debbie features Flirty Flamingos, Frames & Flags, Newton's Crafty Cardio, and Paradise Palms by Newton's Nook Designs
 This artsy kitty is painting up a fabulous tropical scene in Debbie Owens's card. The furry feline from the Newton's Crafty Cardio stamp set has almost finished painting the flamingo from the Flirty Flamingos stamp set with the silhouette of palm trees from the Paradise Palms stamp set. Using the Frames & Flags die set, she creates the two layers of the card!


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