Friday, July 22, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #34 - Summer

This month's challenge is:

create a project inspired by summer!

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 5th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog.

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 IPC34).
  • 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 Summer cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it.

    Summer kitties on the beach card by Naki Rager | Newton's Summer Vacation & Aloha Newton stamp sets by Newton's Nook Deisgns
    Naki created an awesome beach scene combining two or our Newton summer sets. The kitty in the hammock and tropical drink are from the new Aloha Newton stamp set and the kitty with the sandcastle and pail are from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set. 

    Summer watercolor palm tree card by Samantha  Mann | Paradise Palms stamp set by Newton's Nook Deisgns
    Samantha created an awesome watercolor beach scene on her card. She used distress markers to ink up the palm tree  from our Paradise Palms stamp set and watercolored over the top! The "summer lovin'" sentiment is from the new Dog Days of Summer Stamp set. 

    Summer watercolor Kitty with Hibiscus card by Stephanie Muzzulin | Aloha Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Deisgns
    Stephanie created this awesome beach card! She used bright watercolors to color the kitty from the new Aloha Newton stamp set! She also added in the tiny die cut hibiscus and leaf from the Tiki Time stamp set! Such a perfect summery combo!  

    Summer Tiki card by Jess Gerstner | Tiki Time stamp set by Newton's Nook Deisgns
    What says summer more than a tiki drink? Jess used a whole crew of tiki faces  from our new Tiki Time stamp set across the bottom of her card! I love that pretty sky she put behind them! 

    Summer Hibiscus Earrings by Larissa Heskett | Hibiscus die set by Newton's Nook Deisgns
    Larissa created some beautiful summer earrings using the Hibiscus die set and shrink plastic! What a fun idea! These turned out amazing! She created those cool backer cards for them using the frame from the Garden Starter stamp set! 

    Summer dog and ice cream card by Jennifer Jackson | Dog Days of Summer Stamp set by Newton's Nook Deisgns
    I had fun playing along this month too! I created a dog card using the pup and ice cream from our new Dog Days of Summer Stamp stamp set.  I made a simple card, just adding a sentiment and some washi and flags ups this side using paper scraps! I thought it needed a little bling so I added on a big button! 

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Inky Paws Challenge #33 Winners!

    Inky Paws Challenge #33 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 to use Ombré on your project!

    Top Picks for Inky Paws Challenge #33

    Here are 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!!


    Bonjour Paris ombre card by Tonya | Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Our first top pick is this clean and simple Paris card by Tonya! She used the images from our Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set and created an awesome pink ombré background! 

    KT Fit Kitty: Shark Shaker Card | Shark Bites stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Our second top pick is this gorgeous Shark shaker card by KT Fit Kitty! We loved the ombré water scene she created for those sharks from our Shark Bites stamp set! 

    Congrats to Tonya and KT Fit Kitty! Don't forget to send us an e-mail at to claim your $10 store credit!

    Inky Paws #33 Favorites

    We also wanted to share a couple more entries that we really loved! 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

    Jazzy Paper Designs: Follow Your Dreams | Adventure Awaits stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    We loved the bold modern look on this deer card by Tenia! The green ombré on the deer and feather from the Adventure Awaits stamp set are so fun!

    Dreaming Kitty card by the little mennonite: Fun with velum | Newton's Daydream stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    We loved the fun ombré background Dawn created with markers and vellum on this card! She used the kitty on the stack of blankets from our Newton's Naptime Stamp set.

    Mermaid ombre card by Sally Ann | Mermaid Crossing stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This mermaid card by Sally Ann is super fun! We love the white embossing and the ombre´water. Check out her pinterest board for several more cool mermaid and ombré cards using our Mermaid Crossing 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! Our next Inky Paws challenge will begin in a couple weeks - on Friday, July 22nd!