Saturday, February 4, 2023

Welcome Crystal O. Minkler to our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team!

 A NEW member is about to get Inky Paws!

We are excited to be adding in a NEW inky paws challenge team member! Crystal O. Minkler will be joining our Inspiration Team and we are so excited to see what she creates each week! She will begin helping inspire you on starting with Challenge #191 on Monday, Feb. 6!

 Here's a little bit more about Crystal below:

Crystal O. Minkler
Hello crafty friends! My name is Crystal AKA Tawny Owl Paperie. I'm super excited to be joining the Inky Paws Challenge team! I've been an avid cardmaker for over 20 years now. I love to play with paper and make pretty cards! My favorite crafty techniques are ink smooshing and copic coloring. I'm also an avid e-reader and coffee drinker. There's nothing better than listening to a great book while getting inky with my stamps and also enjoying a yummy coffee. I'm a huge fan of Newton's Nook Design and I'm always up for a fun challenge so I can't wait to share inspiration with you for the Inky Paws Challenges. You can visit me over on my blog, my Tawny Owl Paperie FB page, my YouTube channel, or my Instagram

Thanks for stopping by today! A new challenge starts on Monday so check back then for details!

Monday, January 30, 2023

Inky Paws Challenge #190 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

Here's a refresher.

Use your NND products with the theme--Love


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


Grateful for you by Claire features Heart Frames and Thankful Thoughts by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #valentinesdaycards, #lovecards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb uses the little heart die (a lot) from the Heart Frames die set to create this rainbow card filled with hearts!  For her sentiment, she uses white embossing on black to make it look fabulous!  The sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. What a wonderful way to utilize your dies!


We're the perfect mix by Debbie features Love Quarry, Land Borders, Slimline Frames & Windows, and Love & Chocolate by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #chocolate, #cardmaking, #valentinescards
Debbie Owens uses three trucks from the Love Quarry stamp set for this sweet card just perfect for a little boy!  She places her vehicles on little squares made using the Slimline Frames & Windows die set, and those heart filled hills were made using paper from the Love & Chocolate paper pad and the Land Borders die set.  Super fun!


All you need is love & chocolate by Diane features Heart Frames, Love & Chocolate (stamp and paper) by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #valentinescards, #chocolatecards, #cardmaking
Diane Morales's card will have your taste buds yearning for one of those scrumptious strawberries!  To make this amazing card, she uses the Heart Frames die set for her card base. She adds the pink striped paper from the Love & Chocolate paper pad, and those strawberries are from the Love & Chocolate stamp and die set.  Yum!


Smitten as a kitten by Amy features Newton's Sweetheart, Heart Frames, and Frames Squared by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #valentinescards
Amy Tollner's card showcases the smitten kittens sharing a bottle of milk from the Newton's Sweetheart stamp and the coordinating die set. She uses the Frames Squared die set to create her red card base, and the Heart Frames die set for her red heart.  She uses the coordinating paper from the Love & Meows paper pad.  So cute!


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, February 3, 2023 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, January 23, 2023

Inky Paws Challenge #190

 

   Welcome to a new Inky Paws Challenge!


This is a Theme Challenge.


Use the theme-Love.

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, February 3, 2023 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! 


I love you more than naps by Claire features Newton's Naptime and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #valentinescard, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb creates the cutest Valentine's card using the Newton's Naptime stamp and die set. She creates a mile-high stack of blankets in shades of pinks and reds for her little princess kitty to sleep upon. She adds a red heart (Heart Frames die set) as well as the sentiment on a thought bubble (Speech Bubbles die set). Such a creative way to utilize this stamp set!



Love you to bits by Debbie features Framewok, Frames & Flags, Love Bots, A7 Frames & Banners, and Love & Meows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #cardmaking, #lovecards, #valentinescards
Debbie Owens showcases two darling robots from the Love Bots stamp set. She pairs them with designer papers from the Love & Meows paper pad. To create all her layers she uses several die sets. They include: Heart Frames die set, Framework die set, Frames & Flags die set, and the A7 Frames & Banners die set. A darling Valentine's card!



Espresso your love by Diane features Circle Frames, Land Borders, Love Bots, Pumpkin Latte, and Love Cafe by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeelovers, #cardmaking, #shapecards, #valentinescards
Diane Morales also uses the sweet robots from the Love Bots stamp and die set, but with a caffeinated twist. She adds a latte cup from the Pumpkin Latte stamp and die set for her boy bot to give to his girlfriend! She continues the coffee twist by pulling the sentiment from the Love Cafe stamp set. She uses two die sets. The Circle Frames die set is used for the card shape, and the Land Borders die set is utilized for the grass. Just love the coffee twist!


My {heart} beeps for you by Amy features Love Bots, Candy Heart, Heart Frames, Framework, and A7 Frames & Banners by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #lovecards, #valentinescards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner is also inspired to use the Love Bots stamp and die set. She, though, pulls the kitty and dog bot images for her Valentine's card who are looking so cute on the red heart (Heart Frames die set). She creates a custom background by stamping the candy heart image (Candy Heart stamp set) repeatedly. She uses two additional die sets. For the postage-edging, she uses the Framework die set. For the little banner, she uses the A7 Frames & Banners die set. So cute!

Use the challenge theme, Love, with your Newton's Nook Designs Products!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Inky Paws Challenge #189 Winners


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

Inky Paws Challenge  at the Newton's Nook Designs blog!




Inky Paws Challenge #189 Prize Winner!


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

Guess who loves you by Debbie features Love Owl-ways by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #owlcards, #cardmaking, #valentinescards
Debbie Frank designs this darling Valentine's card. Her distressed background combined with the designer papers make for a wonderful background for the little owl from the retired Love Owl-Ways stamp and die set.  The wood grain red heart adds a fun texture!  


Congrats to Debbie Frank  Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $20 store credit! 

Inky Paws Challenge #189 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!

Amy's FAVE
Loads of love by
Melanie H. re-purposes the 2017 Exclusive STAMPember Loads of Love stamp and die set by adding hearts over the pumpkins! The darling puppies and pretty colors make for a delightful Valentine's Card. 


Claire's FAVE
You're the cats meow by Donna features Newton's Antics and Love & Meows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #valentinescards, #cardmaking, #catcards,
Donna selects the purr-fect papers from the Love & Meows paper pad to coordinate with her gray heart. Donna colors the kitty and her box from Newton's Antics stamp set wonderfully.  The black sentiment banner and added hearts finish off this darling card!


Debbie's FAVE
Snow-one else like you by Amanda features Frosty Friends by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #cardmaking, #snowmancards, #wintercards,
Amanda opts to use the challenge sketch with a wintry twist!  The striped rainbow paper coordinates wonderfully with the Frosty Friends stamp and die set who are all dressed up in their finery. I just love that their outfits mimic the rainbow of the paper. Super cute!


Diane's FAVE
Just because by Jennifer K features Coffee House Stories by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #coffeelovers, #coffeecards, #cardmaking
Jennifer K. creates the cutest caffeinated kitty card by simply using papers from the Coffee House Stories paper pad. She cuts her banners from the paper as well as the little kitty image on his stack of books.  A super fun way to utilize one's papers!


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, January 16, 2023

Inky Paws Challenge #189 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

Here's a refresher.

Use your NND products with the sketch.


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


Love, laughter, and happily ever after by Amy features Destination Love, Love & Meows, Frames & Flags, and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #marriagecard, #lovecard, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner designs a bright and cheerful card perfect for the happily, married couple!  Her card combines papers from the  Love & Meows paper pad as well as dies from the Heart Frames and the Frames & Flags die sets.  Her star attraction is that darling teal card from the Destination Love stamp and die set with the happy couple inside!  

 

The time is meow by Claire features Heart Frames, Heartfelt Meows, A Cat's Life, and A7 Frames & Banners by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcard, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb uses the squiggly paper from the A Cat's Life paper pad to set the scene for her playful card. Pulling the chartreuse color from the paper, Claire makes her heart (Heart Frames die set) and mini banners (A7 Frames & Banners die set). Her main attraction are all those playful kittens from the Heartfelt Meows stamp set. Don't you want to take them all home?



Happy birthday by Debbie features Newton Loves Cake, Speech Bubbles, Frames & Flags, and Birthday Party by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #birthdaycards, #catcards, #cardmaking
Debbie Owens uses the kitty with his tower cake as her "heart" element of the sketch.  This cute kitty is from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set. She continues with papers from the Birthday Party paper pad and uses the Frames & Flags die set to make the scallop-edges to all her layers.  For her sentiment, she stamps it on a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles die set.  Happy birthday, indeed!



When I am with you, I'm feline fine by Diane features Newton's Sweetheart, A Cat's Life, and Heart Frames by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #Valentinescards, #cardmaking, #catcards, #lovecards
Diane Morales uses the A Cat's Life paper pad to create an adorable Valentine's card!  She pulls the lovely feline couple from the Newton's Sweetheart stamp and die set and places them on the teal heart( Heart Frames die set).  Don't you love the little heart next to the sentiment?


I hope these projects have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until this Friday, January 20, 2023 to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - see more inspiration on our Inky Paws Challenge here!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, January 9, 2023

Inky Paws Challenge #189

  

   Happy New Year and welcome to another year of  Inky Paws Challenges!

Today, we have a super fun sketch to get 

your creativity started for 2023!

Use the above sketch using products from Newton's Nook Designs.

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, January 20, 2023 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! 


Made for each other by Amy features Franken-Newton, Heart Frames, Frames & Flags, and Love & Meows by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #lovecards, #valentinescards, #cardmaking
Amy Tollner pairs Franken-Newton and his bride from the Franken-Newton stamp and die set with papers from the Love & Meows paper pad. What a wonderful marriage of products!  To finish her card, Amy uses dies from the Heart Frames and the Frames & Flags die sets.  So much cuteness!



You're the best by Claire features Flower Trio, Banner Trio, and Heartfelt Blooms by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #floralcards, #thankyoucards, #cardmaking
Claire Lamb is bringing us some brightly colored blooms using the Flower Trio die set.  She embosses sentiments from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set onto purple banners that were die cut using the Banner Trio die set. These bright colors are sure to brighten up anyone's day!



I can't espresso how much you  bean to me by Debbie features Caffeinated Cats and Time for Coffee by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #catcards, #cardmaking, #coffeelovers, #coffeecards
Debbie Owens changes the orientation of the sketch for her caffeinated card.  She sparingly colors the image from the Caffeinated Cats stamp set and adds banners in shades of brown. On her heart element, she stamps the sentiment and coffee-themed accents using images from the Time for Coffee stamp set. Who could resist this cat & coffee card?



Frankly you're the best by Diane features Franken-Newton, Heart Frames, Love & Meows, and Meowy Christmas by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #valentinescards, #lovecards, #cardmaking
Like teammate Amy, Diane Morales is inspired to use the Franken-Newton stamp and die set for this frighteningly adorable card! Diane also uses the Love & Meows paper pad along with the blue-striped paper from the Meowy Christmas paper pad.  The scallop-edged heart was created using the Heart Frames die set.  Adorable!

Use the challenge sketch with your Newton's Nook Designs Products!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, December 19, 2022

Inky Paws Challenge #188 Winners

 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last

Inky Paws Challenge  at the Newton's Nook Designs blog!


This Biweekly Challenge was a Color Challenge!



Inky Paws Challenge #188 Prize Winner!

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




Warm & Cozy Wishes by Jennifer K. features Coffee House Stories and Puppy Present by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #holidaycards, #cardmaking
Jennifer K. creates these darling tags for her holiday presents.  One features the Puppy Present stamp set with pretty teal accents.  Her second tag features critters cut from papers from the Coffee House Stories paper pad.  Both are just so cute!


Congrats to Jennifer K.  Don't forget to send us an e-mail at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your $20 store credit! 

Inky Paws Challenge #188 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!


Amy's FAVE
Freeze the day by Avra features Snow Angel Puppy by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #wintercards, #cardmaking
Avra's wobble card won over Amy's puppy-lovin' heart with it's puppy playing in the snow from the Snow Angel Puppy stamp and die set. The little silver snowflakes on the Kraft look so pretty as do the teal accents.  Wonderfully done!


Claire's FAVE
Merry Christmas by Melanie H. features Holiday Heights by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #puppycards, #holidaycards, #christmascards, #wintercards,
Melanie H. showcases another adorable puppy. This one is from the Holiday Heights stamp and die set. She sets him and his snowman friend in front of a beautifully stenciled teal backdrop! The silver layer between the teal and Kraft provides a nice touch of glittery!



Debbie's FAVE
There's snow-man else like you by Sandi features Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #snowmencards, #wintercards, #cardmaking
Sandi's melt of snowman won over Deb's heart.  They look so cute sporting the teal and Kraft scarves and hats!  These snowmen are from the Frozen Fellowship stamp set. The silver backdrop gives the card a nice shimmer!  



Diane's FAVE
Home for the Holidays by Mary-Anne features Christmas Campers by Newton's Nook Designs; #inkypaws, #newtonsnook, #wintercards, #holidaycards, #cardmaking
Mary-Anne V. creates a darling tag using the Christmas Campers stamp and die set. The little snowflakes 
floating in the air are so charming as is the textured snow on the ground!  Super cute!

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!

The Inky Paws Challenge Design Team will be taking some time to celebrate the upcoming holidays with their friends and family.  

We want to thank everyone who has joined us this year for their amazing creativity. We love seeing how you interpret each and every challenge using the fabulous products from Newton's Nook Designs. 

We will be back in January 2023 with more challenges and inspiration!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season!

Amy, Claire, Debbie, and Diane


 You can always find our most current challenge here.