Friday, July 24, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #23 - SUMMER Lovin'!

This month's challenge is  SUMMER LOVIN' 
- create a project with a SUMMER THEME!

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, August 7th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, August 10th.

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 IPC23).
  • 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.
Summer Cat on Beach Card by Stephanie Muzzulin | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Stephanie this colorful beach scene using the cat on the beach towel from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set! I love all the fun colored patterned papers too! 
Ice Ice Cream Card by Crafty Math-Chick | Summer Scoops stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Crafty Math-Chick created this fun ice cream card using our new Summer Scoops stamp set!  I love that she added on sunglasses for the orange creamsicle from the  Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set!
Summer Cat on Beach Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Ready to hang out out the beach like this cute kitty? Yukari created this fun beach scene - I love how she colored the sand and water with distress inks! She used our Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set! 
Rainbow flower Card by Jess Gerstner | Beautiful Blossoms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Jess was inspired to create a rainbow of summer blooms using the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set!
Summer Cat on Beach Card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Kimberly created a fun rainbow beach towel and umbrella for the cute kitty from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set! Perfect for summer!
Kitty at sea in Box | Card by Nina-Marie Trapani | Newton's Antics stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Nina-Marie created this adorable scene with the cat from the Newton's Antics stamp set sailing off in his little box! She created the "sail" using the fin from the Shark Bites stamp set! 

Ice Cream Birthday Card by Samantha Mann | Summer Scoops stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
 Samantha created this yummy rainbow of popsicles using our new Summer Scoops stamp set! What flavor would you choose?  
Birthday cat on Beach Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a Summer card by me - I used Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set to create a fun summer  birthday card! I added some paint splatter and watercolor around the kitty to add more of a beachy feel! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Inky Paws - Birthday Challenge #22 - Winners!

Inky Paws Challenge #22 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 Birthday Theme Challenge

We had a TON of awesome birthday cards entered into this challenge! THANK YOU to everyone who entered! All the beautiful entries always make it SO HARD to choose the winners! 
Inky Paws Challenge #22 | Birthday Theme | Newton's Nook Designs

Top picks for Inky Paws Challenge #22

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

Cat with Party Banner Birthday Card by Heidi Criswell | stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Our first winner is this beautiful one-layered birthday card by Heidi! We love how she did a ton of creative masking! She masked the kitty's shirt from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set and also added a birthday hat! She added in the cute party banner and birds from the Winged Wishes set too! Such a fun birthday scene!
Cat with Balloons |  Birthday Card by Ka | Newton's Birthday Bash stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Our Second top pick is this gorgeous birthday card by Ka at Stamping Smiles Design. She used balloons from several of our sets to create this fun birthday sky scene, with the kitty from our Newton's Birthday Bash Stamp set as the main image! Super fun! 

Congrats to Heidi and Ka! 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 #22 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

Kitty Birthday Card by Naki | Naughty Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Naki created this fun birthday scene with two kitties using our  Naughty Newton stamp set! I love how she changed the "toilet paper" into streamers - such a fun idea! 

Kitty Birthday Card by Melissa Haas | Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
The vibrant coloring on this card by Melissa caught our eye! We love that bright orange kitty with the two-toned feathers and the fun bright background paper too! Such a cheery Birthday card! She used our  Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set! 
Labrador Dog Birthday Card | Fetching Friendship stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
We also loved the coloring of the dog on this card by Moonlight Greetings! She did such a fun job shading on the labrador image and we love the added details on the bright yellow scarf! She used images from our Fetching Friendship 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 play along again next time! Save the date: the next challenge will begin on July 24th.