Monday, October 21, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #109

This biweekly challenge is a:

Holiday Mix-Up Card Theme Challenge



Create a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas project!

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, November 1, 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!  

Have yourself a sandy little Christmas by Becky features Sun Soaked Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's card will have you singing "Christmas in the Caribbean" with this darling Christmas card!  First she creates her round card base and does a lot of masking!  She adds a bit of ocean in the foreground and adds the sandman from the Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set. She adds the palm trees with the stockings hanging between them again using the  Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set. What a fun way to celebrate Christmas!



Happy birthday by Bobbi features Pumpkin Latte and Birthday Essentials by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates the perfect pumpkin patch with her star-filled night sky !  She frames her sky with falling leaves from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set. She stamps a lot of pumpkins and hand draws in the grass around them. She adds her pumpkin-laden girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set.  She adds a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set and stamps the pumpkin spice sentiment. To finish, she adds the birthday sentiment from the Birthday Essentials stamp set. Spectacular!

'Tis the season by Debbie features Caroling Newton and Snow Globe Scenes by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens keeps it very CAS with this sweet one-layer card. She stamps her background scene using elements from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set. She then adds the little mouse from the Caroling Newton stamp set. She finishes by distressing light blue for her sky and adding snow to the ground and trees using Nuvo Crystal Drops.


Diane's card features Newton's Thanksgiving, Newton's Antics, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
We all know cats sleep away most of their lives, but have you ever wondered what they dream about?  Well, Diane Morales shows us with her darling card with a Thanksgiving twist. She begins with her card base and pattern paper in colors of fall. She adds the kitty from Newton's Antics stamp set and colors the box in green for a pop of color to coordinate with the veggies on the plate. Using the Speech Bubbles die set, she adds two bubbles and places food images from the Newton's Thanksgiving stamp set.  Now we know, cats dream of turkey and pie!


Happy Halloween by Sue features Newton's Boo-tiful Night and Halloween Trio by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this Halloween card in grays, creams, and teals, and it is just beautiful!  She repeatedly stamps the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Halloween Trio stamp set in dark gray. She lightly distresses over the words in a lighter gray to give her card a shadowy effect. Using the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set, she selects the kitty in a pumpkin patch image. She colors the pumpkins in creams and teals, and her little kitty in gray. She pops her image using dimensional tape.  She scatters some enamel dots to finish her card! Lovely!



Create a Holiday Card using the NND products.


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Inky Paws Challenge #108 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 #108  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!




Warm wishes by Gail features Snow Day (retired) by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Gail  showcases the ice-skating penguin from the Snow Day stamp set (retired) by placing him on a red & black gingham tag. She stamps the sentiment on a white stitched flag. For her background, she places the black layer between the red card base and the red stripe. She places another white flag on the red stripe to pull her elements together. Her red and white gingham bow is a perfect touch to this classy card!

Congrats to Gail 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 #108 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
'Tis the season to be Fabulous by Amanda features Christmas Haul by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amanda creates a spectacular Christmas card packed full of glitter, glitz, and glam! She begins by mixing up some wonderful pattern papers that create a busy setting for her gift-laden lady. She creates a green gingham tag and adds a glittery stripe at the bottom. She adds the lady from the Christmas Haul stamp and die set and colors them in fun colors pulled from the papers. She adheres using dimensional tape. To add more glam, she uses Glossy Accents throughout the card!


Becky's FAVE
Best witches by Amy T. features Witchy Newton, Fancy Edges Tag, and Flying Bats by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. designs a spookily cute Halloween card. She distresses a beautiful background in purples and blues. She then uses the Flying Bats stencil with black glitter paste. Using the Fancy Edges Tag die set to create a black tag and adds her sentiment by embossing in white. She stamps and dies the witchy-cat image from the Witchy Newton stamp and die set. She places her tag on top of a purple glitter banner and black stripe. The result is a fantastic card!


Bobbi's FAVE
Happy pumpkin spice season by Meghan features Pumpkin Latte by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Meghan creates a fabulous coffee-themed card using a color scheme of cream, orange, and brown. Her selection of papers with their different patterns work wonderfully together. She adds the pumpkin laden girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set which she colors wonderfully with a splash of yellow. She adds a pumpkin and latte to balance her card. 


Debbie's FAVE
Saddle up and celebrate by Amy T. features Newton Rides West, Fancy Edges Tag, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T. creates this amazing western card. She uses the smaller stamps from the Newton Rides West stamp set to make her background. She heat embosses them in gold and lightly distresses the edges for an old, worn look. She creates her tag using Fancy Edges Tag die set, embosses the sentiment in gold. She adds her handsome cowboy from the Newton Rides West stamp and die set. She adds a twine bow to the top. For her stripes she uses the same gold paper for her stripe and a red bandana paper banner using the Frames & Flags die set. 


Diane's FAVE
Trick-or-treat by Lori features Boo Crew (retired) by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Lori delights us with this card full of Halloween goodness. Her selection of orange and black Halloween papers are super festive. She distresses her tag in light orange and stamps the mummy bear from the Boo Crew stamp set (retired). She adds an orange and white bow to her tag. Boo-tiful!

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, October 14, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #108 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Sketch Challenge


Create a project using the sketch.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge:


Sue T. brings us this softly colored autumn. Beginning with an ivory card base, she adds  a combination of fall pattern papers. She stamps a bunch of leaves and sentiment using the Autumn Mice  stamp set on her tan tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She colors her leaves in oranges, yellows, and greens. She then adds the mouse chances the leaves from the Autumn Mice stamp and die set. To finish her card, she adds an orange gingham ribbon on her tag. Darling!


Have a beary Merry Christmas by Becky features Winston's Home for Christmas, Evergreens, and Frame & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amid a background of evergreen trees, Becky Noelle has Winston in his teal-colored jalopy from the  Winston's Home for Christmas stamp set driving home with his holiday tree!  Those evergreens were made using the Evergreens stencil. She then adds a pink plaid stripe that coordinates with Winston's scarf. She then uses the Frame & Flags die set to cut a banner on which she stamps the sentiment. The snowflakes she added by splattering white paint add the perfect touch!




Grateful by Bobbi features Beautiful Leaves and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
This bold, bright, beautiful card by Bobbi Lemanski combines the colors of autumn with navy blue!  For her background, she blends Distress Inks and splatters water and white ink on top.  She heat embossed and stamped the leaf images using the Beautiful Leaves stamp set on navy paper. She also stamps the leaves in black, colors, and die cuts using the coordinating Beautiful Leaves die set. For her tag, she uses an actual seed packet on which she stamps the grateful sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and adds blue twine for the bow. 

Hey there pumpkin by Debbie features Newton's Boo-tiful Night, Fence, Framework, Fancy Edges tag, and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Using a color palette of teals, gray and tan, Debbie Owens designs this darling Halloween card. With a light teal background, she adds an embossed houndstooth tan layer die cut using the Framework die set. An ivory tag is added using the Fancy Edges Tag die set on which she adds the pumpkin sentiment from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set. She opts to place the stripes from the sketch in front of the tag instead of behind. She uses the Fence die set as well as the Land Borders die set for the grass. For her main attraction, Debbie selects the pumpkin trio image from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp set and colors the pumpkins in gray, tan, and teals. Her gray, striped kitty looks darling peeking out from behind the pumpkin stack!

Happy pumpkin spice season by Diane features Pumpkin Latte, Plaid, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses orange and teals for this spectacular fall card!  She creates her background using the Plaid stencil set. Look closely and you'll see a bit of shimmer in those stripes!  She then adds a black panel and adds a teal banner using the Frame & Flags stamp set. She adds a scallop-edged oval on which she adds the girl and a couple of pumpkins from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set.  Fabulous!

I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, October 18, 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, October 7, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #108

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, October 18, 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 howl-oween by Sue features Happy Howl-oween, Framework, and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates this fun Halloween card!  She begins with a black card base. She then uses the Framework die set to die cut her black and white polka dotted layer in which she pops up using dimensional tape. She adds a black stripe and a banner using Halloween pattern paper. For her tag, she  uses the Fancy Edges Tag die set and pattern paper. For her focal point she colors this duo of puppies from the Happy Howl-oween stamp and die set. She stamps the sentiment and die cuts using the Speech Bubbles die set.  A wonderful way to celebrate Halloween!



Every year I fall for autumn leaves by Becky features Pumpkin Patch, Fall-ing for You, and Fancy Edges Tag by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle designs this incredible green background by using the Pumpkin Patch stencil. Her pumpkins are beautiful! She splatters some white accents to add more interest. She adds more texture to her card by adding two different twine and ribbon. She uses the Fancy Edges Tag die set to create her tag. She stamps the sentiment from the Fall-ing for You stamp set on the tag and adds a twine bow for her final touch. Wow!



Big Wishes by Bobbi features Holding Happiness by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski brings us this fantastic feminine birthday card in pretty shades of pink. She creates her background by splattering watercolor in pinks, yellows, and grays. She adds layers of scalloped-edge stripes in coordinating colors. She creates a light gray tag and adds the sentiment and flowers using the Holding Happiness stamp and die set. For main attraction, she stamps and colors the girl with her overly big present from the Holding Happiness stamp and die set. A bit of ribbon and a few sequins completes this festive card.

Trick of Treat by Debbie features Flamingo Flock, Spooky Skeletons, Fancy Edges Tag, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens combines orange and black with a flock of flamingos for a fun, festive Halloween card. She begins by adding an orange scalloped-edged layer from the Frames & Flags die set and places it atop a black card base. She then white embosses the flamingos from the Flamingo Flock stamp set on black. She fussy cuts them and adheres to the orange layer. She adds an orange stripe and black banner using the Frames & Flags die set. She then die cuts the tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. She adds the flamingo from the Spooky Skeletons stamp set and a scattering of sequins.






Happy meow-oween by Diane features Argyle, Newton's Perfect Pumpkin, and Frames & Flags by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates a stunning purple background using the Argyle Stencil Set with the glittery stitches. She adds a black strip with a lime green banner using the Frame & Flags die set. For her tag she stamps little spider webs in two corners. She adds her little sweet kitten with her witch's hat from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set. She finishes by stamping the sentiment and popping it up with foam tape. 



Create a project using the sketch above with NND products


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Inky Paws Challenge #107 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 Color Challenge.


Inky Paws Challenge #107  Winner!
We've chosen one RANDOM winner using random.org to receive a $20 Store Credit to Newton's Nook Designs!



There is always something to be thankful for by Bhavya features Bushels of Flower by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bhavya creates this darling autumn card using the 2016 STAMPember Exclusive=
Bushels of Flower stamp set.  She creates a subtle orange and ivory cloudy background with the thankful sentiment stamped in black. She adds a grassy layer on which she adds the darling fox as well as the mushrooms and pumpkins.  A wonderful autumn scene!


Congrats to Bhavya! 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 #107 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
Fall breeze, autumn leaves by Andrea W. features Autumn Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Andrea W.  begins this fabulous card with a dark brown card base. She selects the perfect pattern paper.  That plaid has all the challenge colors in it!  She adds a wood grain layer that has the sentiment from the Autumn Mice stamp set stamp on it. Using the the Autumn Mice stamp and die set, Andrea adds several leaves to the ground and has her mouse chasing the ones still falling. This card has such a fun sense of movement!


Sue's FAVE
Savor life's small moments by Cat features Autumn Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Cat creates this beautiful CAS card beginning with an ivory base. She masks off her white layer and distresses the center in a soft ivory hue. She adds the sentiment from the Autumn Mice stamp set in brown. Her mouse image form the  Autumn Mice stamp set looks so cute atop his orange pumpkin with the ivory pumpkin and leaves below!  

Becky's FAVE
Be thankful for the little things by Michelle features Autumn Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Michelle Bala creates a long, skinny card which allows her to feature all four of the darling mice from the Autumn Mice stamp set.  Her orange-blended background with the white paint splatters makes for a perfect place for those mice to play. She adds several leaves which look like they are floating in the autumn breeze. She adds the sentiment  from the Autumn Mice stamp set on a light brown plague.

Bobbi's FAVE
You're the pick of the patch by Amy T. features Newton's Boo-tiful Night by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Amy T.'s card will have you heading to the nearest pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin!  She begins with a dark pumpkin-colored card base on which she adds the jack-o-lantern pattern paper. She adds a green plaid rectangular layer. For her central element, she creates an ivory rectangle on which she adds the kitty and sentiment from the Newton's Boo-tiful Night stamp and die set. The trio of jack-o-lanterns pulls all the elements together.  Andrea finishes with orange jute and a sprinkling of sequins.


Debbie's FAVE
Fall breeze, autumn leaves by Irene features Sweater Weather, Autumn Newton, and What a Hoot by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Dand93 (Irene) creates this CAS fall scene. She begins by adding two vertical stripes in green. She adds the tree branch from the What a Hoot stamp and die set and adds a lonely leave that's about to drop.  She stamps the sentiment from the Autumn Newton stamp set as well as a couple
 more leaves. From the Sweater Weather stamp set, Winston, in his finest orange and green sweater, takes center stage.  Utterly adorable!

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, September 30, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #107 Reminder

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

Here'a a refresher.
Color Challenge


Create a project using the colors--Moss green, Orange

Chocolate Brown, and Ivory.

Today I have some more inspiration for this Challenge.  

Enjoy the little moments in life by Diane features Garden Mice and Land Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales uses a simple splat technique using the moss green and orange colors of the challenge to create a soft background on which she adds the grass using the Land Borders die set. She stamps the sentiment from the Garden Mice stamp set on her grass. She selects the sweet mouse hiding behind a mushroom as her focal point. This sweet fellow is from the Garden Mice stamp set.  Diane also adds a couple flowers from the same stamp set to finish this beautiful card.


Be thankful for the little things by Sue features Fall Fringe, Autumn Mice, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T.  brings us a square card featuring the acorn laden mouse from the Autumn Mice stamp and die set.  She softly colors him in grays. Don't you love how she colors the acorn in the moss green?  So fun.  For her card base, she uses the Frames Squared die set in Kraft paper. She adds a moss green scalloped-edged layer on which she adds the Fall Fringe stamp image.  She uses the circle die from the Frames Squared die set and stamps the sentiment.  She pops the circle and her mouse with dimensional tape.  Seriously cute!



Hope your fall is extra mice by Becky features Autumn Mice by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle uses distress inks to blend a soft ivory background with a splattering of brown. She then uses two of the darling mice images from the Autumn Mice stamp and die set. She stamps the sentiment in dark brown.  Becky's CAS style showcases this stamp set spectacularly!


What the cluck? by Bobbi features Cluck, Delightful Doxies, and Speech Bubbles by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski creates a spectacular background in the challenge colors using watercolor paint in orange and moss green.  She splatters some brown and ivory "confetti" which gives the card a fun, festive look!  She hand draws the grass then adds the trio of chickens from the Cluck stamp set with an orange balloon from the Delightful Doxies stamp set.  She adds a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set. She finishes her card with the birthday sentiment from the Cluck stamp set. 


Hope your fall is extra mice by Debbie features Autumn Mice and Fall Fringe by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Little autumn mice make Debbie Owens' card very nice!  Debbie starts with a burnt orange card base on which she adds some jute twine. She then stamps the autumn border using the Fall Fringe stamp set and colors in various shades of the challenge colors. She adds a brown mat and adheres to the card base.  Using the Autumn Mice stamp set, she selects two mice images. After coloring she adheres with dimensional tape. The sentiment was heat embossed in a dark brown using the Autumn Mice stamp set.


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along! Remember, you have until this Friday, October 4, 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, September 23, 2019

Inky Paws Challenge #107

This biweekly challenge is a:

Color Challenge

Create a project using the colors: Moss green, Orange

Chocolate Brown, and Ivory.


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, October 4, 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!  
Pumpkin kisses by Diane features Flower Trio, Fall Fringe, Pick-a-Pumpkin, and Sky Borders by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Diane Morales creates this playful Halloween card using the Pick-a-Pumpkin die set and creating an ivory and orange Jack-o-lantern.  She adds moss green leaves using the Flower Trio Die Set.  For her background, she selects a bold pattern paper with a brown layer that she die cut using the Sky Borders die set.  She selects a sentiment from the Fall Fringe stamp set and embosses it in white.  Delightful!


Hope your day is as special as you are by Sue features Dainty Daisies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Sue T. creates a lovely card using the image from the Dainty Daisies stamp and die set.  The daisies look wonderful in ivory and orange. She pairs her flowers with a couple of pattern papers that coordinate  fabulously. She adds her banner with the sentiment stamped on it and lightly distresses the edges.  Again, lovely!

Happy pumpkin spice season by Becky features Pumpkin Latte and Tree Rings by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Becky Noelle's card is timed perfectly to kickoff the pumpkin spice latte season! She begins by using the Tree Rings stencil to create a textured background. She stamps the sentiment using the Pumpkin Latte stamp. She adds a layer of brown, plaid paper and wraps twine around it and ties with a bow.  She then adds the two coffee-laden gals from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set. She colors these gals wonderfully!





Thankful by Bobbi features Beautiful Leaves, Thankful Thoughts, and Dainty Daisies by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Bobbi Lemanski cuts several ivory rectangles and distresses them before adhering to the kraft card stock. She then cuts several leaves using the Beautiful Leaves die set. She then colors the leaves in the challenge colors. She also stamps the flowers from Dainty Daisies stamp and die set. After coloring them, she layers the flowers and leaves and adds them to her background She stamps the sentiment form the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and adds a splattering of sequins to create an amazing autumn card!


Happy Howl-oween by Debbie features Happy Howl-oween and Framework by Newton's Nook Designs; #newtonsnook
Debbie Owens creates a Halloween card in nontraditional colors. Using the Framework die set, she cuts her background from a vintage library-card pattern paper. She adds a green stripe and cuts the label from the Framework die set in orange. She stamps the sentiment from the Happy Howl-oween stamp on the label and adds a twine bow. For her main attraction, she colors the canine duo from the Happy Howl-oween stamp set in the challenge colors.  Super cute!


Create a project using the colors: Moss green, Orange

Chocolate Brown, and Ivory.


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