Friday, June 26, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #22 - Birthday

This month's challenge is to a create a project with a Birthday theme!
Inky Paws Challenge #22 | Birthday Theme | 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, July 10th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, July 13th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky?
  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item).
  • 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 FlickrPinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC22).
  • 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 decided to play along - check out all the awesome birthday cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it
Zoo Animals Birthday Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Wild about Zoo stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a birthday card by Yuki - she used the cute zoo animals from the Wild About Zoo stamp set and added on birthday hats from the new In Slow Motion stamp set. So adorable! 
Shell-abrate Birthday Turtle Card by Danielle Pandeline | In Slow Motion stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a cute turtle birthday card by Danielle using our new In Slow Motion stamp set. I love the fun paint splatter background.
Cat Birthday Card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This sweet kitty card by Samantha is so fun! I love the confetti watercolor dots in the background. She used the kitty image with the gift from our Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set and added on the hat from the Fetching Friendship stamp set. 

Shell-abrate Birthday Turtle Card by Jess Gerstner | In Slow Motion stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Jess also used the fun turtle image from our new In Slow Motion for her birthday card! I
love the purple and yellow color combo and the fun dot background!

Another Birthday Bear Card by Jennifer Jackson | Winston's Birthday stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a birthday card by me - I used Winston's Birthday stamp set to create a fun and simple birthday card! I added some paint splatter and sequins to the background to help add dimension!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Inky Paws #21 - Color Challenge Winners!

Inky Paws Challenge #21 Winners! 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last Inky Paws Challenge at here at the Newton's Nook Designs blog! This months Challenge was a COLOR Challenge

Inky Paws Challenge #21 Color Challenge | Newton's Nook Designs

The challenge entries were so fantastic this month! THANK YOU to everyone who entered!  All the amazing entries always make it hard to choose the winners! 

Top picks for Inky Paws Challenge #21

Announcing.... our top picks! Read the description below each card to see who created it - and make sure to visit their blogs and tell them congrats!!

Inky Paws Challenge Top Picks - Newton's Nook Designs

Ice Cream Cat card for Inky Paws Challenge | Newton's Antics Cat stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Our first winner is this awesome ice cream card by Naki! We love how she used colors in the color challenge to create scoops of ice cream - and the fun kitty on top is from our Newton's Antics stamp set!  

Coffee Card by Vicki for Inky Paws Challenge | Love a la carte stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Our second winner is this beautiful coffee card by Vicki! We love how she used colors in the color challenge to make a gorgeous gradient background and the she also added some fun details on the coffee cup from the Love à la Carte stamp set with glitter and glossy accents! 

Congrats to Vicki and Naki! 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 #21 Favorites

Since there were so many great cards with this sketch cards, we chose THREE 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

Love Rose Card by Shannon McComb for Inky Paws Challenge | Love Grows Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Shannon created this awesome scalloped circle card using the color combo and the roses from our Love Grows stamp set! So Gorgeous! 

Mr & Mrs Wedding Card by Tatiana for Inky Paws Challenge | Years of Cheers stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
 Tatiana used a "spotlighting" technique on her card with the Years of Cheers stamp set! I love this idea to include the colors! Check out her blog post to see more on this fun technique! 

Flower Friendship Card by Kamay for Inky Paws Challenge | Versatile Vases stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This card by Kamay really caught our eye! We loved how she used the colors to accent the tiny flower pot image! The flowers and sentiment are from the Versatile Vases Stamp 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 time! Save the date: the next challenge will begin on June 26.