Friday, August 29, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday and the the first day of #13 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is a Sketch Challenge!

Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs

Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along to win a prize? The Challenge winner will receive a $10 store credit to our online store and a Inky Paws Challenge Top Pick Badge to add to your blog! If we get more than 15 participants, we will choose two winners so be sure to tell your friends to play along! 
You have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday,  September 12th,  2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Sunday, September 14th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 

  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item) based on the sketch.
  • Your project MUST use at least one Newton's Nook Designs stamped image (or free digital stamp - check out our Freebies page).
  • Post your project to your blog or to an online photo gallery such as Flickr Pinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC13).
  • Link back to this challenge (if posting in an online gallery copy the link into the photo description). 
  • Submit your project to this challenge using the InLinkz widget below. You must submit a DIRECT link to your post page.
  • Have more than one great idea? You can enter more than once! Just link up each card separately. 
  • TIP: Please make sure your photo in focus  - We can't pick you as a winner if we can't see your card clearly because your photo is blurry! 

Here's some inspiration!

Several of our Design Team Members and our August Guest Designer decided to play along - Read the description below each card to see who made it!

 Tiger card by Jess Moyer for Newton's Nook Designs | Wild Child Stamp set
Jess created these adorable card using the tigers from our Wild Child stamp set.  I love how she created that fun background with the leaves from the Wild Child stamp set and the "xoxo" from the Sweetheart Tails stamp set! 

Birthday Boat Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs | SEAson's Greetings Stamp set
Samantha created these adorable card using our boatful of gifts from our  SEAson's Greetings stamp set and added some words from our new Simply Sentimental stamp set! Such a fun way to get more mileage our of a holiday set!

Loads of thanks card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs | Wagon of Wishes Stamp set
Tessa created this fun challenge card using wagon from our Wagon of Wishes stamp set and added the big "thanks" from our new Simply Sentimental stamp set! What a great Fall thank-you card!

Hang in there card by Shellye McDaniel for Newton's Nook Designs | Hanging Around Stamp set
Shellye used our new Hanging Around stamp set for her challenge card. I love that cute little squirrel hanging off the edge!

Chitra, our Guest this month, made this adorable card, also with the, too cute for words, squirrel from Hanging Around! He looks so sweet hanging onto the "thanks" from Simply Sentimental! I just love the blues of the sheer ribbons and the umbrellas on the patterned paper! 

Newton's Beach cat card by Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook Designs | Newton's Summer Vacation Stamp set
And here's one from me. I had to use the Newton's Summer Vacation Set one more time before starting to play with fall stamps! I added some watercolor splashes too - just for fun!

Now it's your turn!

Use the widget below to add a link to your project! Don't forget to tell your friends to play along too - If we get more than 15 participants we will pick TWO winners!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Inky Paws #12 - Beach Challenge Winners!


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last  
Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months theme was a Beach Themed Challenge! Looking through all the entries made us want to take a day at the beach!! Great job & thanks to everyone who played along! 

Inky Paws Challenge #12 - Beach Theme | Newton's Nook Designs

Top pick for Inky Paws Challenge #12

Without further ado.... here is our top pick!

Inky Paws Top Pick  | Newton's Nook Designs
Wish you were here beach card by Zoey & the Furballs | Newton's Nook Designs stamps

Congrats to Zoey and the Furballs (love that blog name, by the way) who made this adorable beach scene with our Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set! We just LOVED the bright coloring she used on this fun little beach scene - and the fun paper that looks like sand really gave it a nice, finishing touch! So adorable! Make sure to check out her blog, Zoey and the Furballs to see her other cards- she's showcased a lot of cute Newton's Nook Designs cards lately! 

Congrats Zoey and the Furballs!! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit and get your winner badge for your blog! 

Inky Paws Favorites
Since there were so many beautiful cards, we chose two more as our favorite picks! If you see your card below, contact us if you'd like to get a "favorite" badge for your blog!

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite
Beach bum cat beach card by Barbara Campbell | Newton's Nook Designs stamps
This card by Barbara is so creative! She used our Newton's Birthday Bash set and changed the Balloon into a beach ball so he could bounce along on the beach! So fun! She also used our free digital image, but used just the sentiment from it. 

Summer beach card with cat by Cindy  | Newton's Nook Designs stamps
We thought this entry by Cindy was also a creative idea! I think she used the kitty from our Newton's Holiday Mischief set and changed instead of hanging from a wreath, he's hanging onto a life preserver! What a cute idea! She also used a sentiment from our Newton's Daydream set. 

Thanks so much!

Thanks again to everyone who entered - It's really so much fun to look through all the entries and see everyones ideas! If you didn't win this time we hope you'll try again next month. The new challenge will be posted on Friday, August 29.