Monday, June 26, 2017

Announcing a NEW Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team!

A NEW team is about to get Inky Paws!

Starting with next Monday with Challenge #50 we will be having a NEW inky paws challenge team to inspire you for new bi-weekly challenges! You may recognize these girls as they have been linking up their amazing cards to our challenges and inspiring us for some time! They will now be inspiring you each Monday for Inky Paws Challenge Start and Reminder posts! We can't wait to see what they create! 
Debbie Owens 
Inky Paws Challenge Lead
Hi, my name is Debbie, aka Indy. I live in Utah with my hubby and two fur babies--Catapult and Velcro. I have several passions in life--cats, card making, clay ornaments, coffee, chocolate, and camping! I began card making back in 2010 and reached out to the Internet for inspiration and ideas! In 2013, I discovered Newton's Nook Designs and completely fell in love with Newton and his gang of whimsical friends, so I am thrilled to be part of the Inky Paws Challenge team!
Emily Lauritzen

Papercrafting has been a huge part of my life for quite some time now, but a few years back I shifted my focus from scrapbooking to cards. I just loved the excitement and joy I saw in my loved ones when they received a handmade card and I wanted to share that feeling with the rest of the world.

My card style is ever changing but the basis stays the same-use the products I love and create what makes me happy. I love to put together a striking colorful background and add some simple layers to build the card up.

My husband and I live in gorgeous Seattle, WA with our 3 kitties-Storm, Cloud, and Ezio. They certainly put a smile on both me and my husbands face and our lives wouldn't be complete without them! 

I am beyond excited to be a part of this grand new adventure on the inspiration team here at Newton's Nook!!
Zsofia Molnar

"Hello Everyone, my name is Zsofia, I live in Hungary with my two little kids. I am married to the most wonderful Egyptian man ever who is my biggest support on my crafty journey. I started card making 3 years ago, when I realised that scrapbooking needs so much more time than what I have with 2 little ones. 

I love colours and layers and I am fond of cute critters. I also like to try new techniques and challenge myself all the time. You can also see my creations on my blog: safsafdesign. I love Newton's Nook Designs and I am thrilled to join the Inky Paws Challenge Team. I hope to inspire you every week."
Diane Morales

Hello Newton’s Nook fans I’m Diane Morales. My motto is “do what you love and share it with others”.

I live in the Historic City of San Juan Capistrano, Ca with my Husband and the tribe of three cats. 

Like most, I started in scrapbooking and moved into full time cardmaking about 2 years ago. I love cardmaking! Although, am quite fond of shaped cards and hand painting, I can an honestly say I do not have a defined style. (I like to try all kind of techniques)

I first fell in love with Newton’s Nook when I was looking for a stamp set that best reflect how my cats acted.  “Newton’s Antics” was my first set, and it has been LOVE ever since. When I am not “procraftinating” you can find me with a cup of coffee, cooking, or gardening. You can find me on Instagram as  2. sistersproject   #dianeiscrafty

Andrea Shell 
Blissfully Scrappy

I'm so excited to be joining the new Inky Paws Challenge Design Team (I may have let out a little shriek when I got the invitation)!  I am happily married to my soulmate, a wonderful man who encourages me in my papercrafting obsession.  We have two children who bring us much joy (as well as give us a few headaches), an adorable Westie, and a bunny.  I've been scrapbooking for 12 years and fell in love with cardmaking a little over a year ago.  When I'm not crafting, you can find me doing home improvement projects, gardening, reading, or volunteering.  I look forward to sharing my projects with you and hope I can inspire you!

Changes to the challenge:

Along with the new team we're going to change up the challenges just a tiny bit! Starting with Challenge #50 our Inky Paws Challenges will now be bi-weekly (they were previously twice month but those tricky months with 5 weeks were throwing off our rhythm).  

Also, starting with Challenge #50, we will be picking one RANDOM winner for each challenge. We're making this change so that everyone who plays along will have an equal chance of winning. Our new team will still highlight their favorite entries from each challenge but a $20 prize will go to one random winner for each challenge. 

Hope you are excited about these changes and we hope it makes it easier to play along! 

See you next week! 


  1. Congratulations to the new team! I recognize some of these talented designers and I look forward to seeing their inspiration! I like the changes you've made to your challenges. I like the idea of a random winner - it gives everyone a chance. I also like that the DT will be chosing their favourites. Good job on these changes and I hope I will be able to join you again soon!

  2. P.S. Also wondering if you might consider adding a Followers gadget to this blog? Some people still use the old-style Blogger Dashboard to keep up-to-date...

  3. What a great team!! Congrats everyone!!

  4. Congrats! Can't wait to see all your wonderful creations! Great new format for your challenges too!

  5. Congrats ladies :) what fun!! Looking forward to some awesome new challenges and inspiration.

  6. Congratulations to the new team, I can't wait to be inspired by your creations!


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