Friday, January 3, 2020

Welcome Crystal Komara to our Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team!

A NEW member is  about to get Inky Paws!

We are excited to be adding in a NEW inky paws challenge team member! Crystal Komara will be joining our Inspiration team and we are excited to have her sharing her talents with us! She will begin helping inspire you on starting with Challenge #1114 on Monday, Jan. 6!

 Here's a little bit more about Crystal below:

Crystal Komara
I have been crafty for as long as I can remember, but I really found my passion in 2005 when I designed and created my own wedding invitations in an effort to save money.  I staged my own engagement photos and and printed our favorite image on vellum.  The vellum photo was an overlay to a linen paper invitation.  Little did I know that saving money 15 years ago most certainly did NOT in the long run!

In 2012 I began teaching classes in my home studio to share my love of papercrafting with others.  I have discovered I enjoy teaching just as much as I love creating.  I have had the benefit of teaching at craft trade shows with Scrapbook Expo and Stamp Scrap Art Tour.  I dream of attending CHA one of these days!   When I'm not crafting, I enjoy baking, reading, yoga, consignment shopping and playing board games with my family.  I'm also a wife and cat mom to three who lives in Western Massachusetts. 

Returning... four amazing Designers! 

We are also happy to announce that these fantastic designers will be continuing on the team! We know you've been enjoying their work so far and we can't wait to see what they create next! They will be sharing their lovely creations with you each Monday for Inky Paws Challenge Start and Reminder posts! We can't wait to see what they create in the new year!
Debbie Owens 
Inky Paws Challenge Lead
Hi, my name is Debbie, aka Indy. I live in Washington 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!
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 West Columbia, Texas with my Husband and the tribe of FOUR cats!

Like most, I started in scrapbooking and merged into card making. I have a very experimental style that is based on color and texture. Stencils and Dies are my happy place!

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 and social media as  Diane Morales or 2.sistersproject 
My hashtag is #dianeiscrafty

Sue T. 
Hi, I am Sue T. - yes that is what everyone calls me. I have been stamping since 1996. It truly became an obsession when a stamp store opened 5 minutes from my house. I love making cards. There isn’t a holiday that I don’t send them out. I have dabbled in just about every style over the years, but have found my niche with CAS cards.

I have worked in several stamp stores, had my own business teaching paper crafts and designed for challenge sites and stamp companies. I love to share my knowledge and creativity.

In the real world, I am a FT endoscopy nurse. I have a wonderful husband who is my best cheerleader and critic. My muse in my studio is my sweet kitty, Pinkie.

I love whimsical stamps, especially those cute little critter stamps. That’s why I am so excited to be part of the Inky Paws challenge for Newton’s Nook!!

Becky Noelle 
Hi! I'm Becky and I'm super excited to be here! I'm a stay-at-home mom to two little princesses and wife to a big kid. We live in Virginia and I sneak away upstairs to my studio during naptime, whenever the girls are watching a movie, and as soon as they go to bed. I'm a cardmaker, Project Lifer, and general practitioner of crafty pursuits. I can't seem to stop fussy cutting all of the things and I love to color. I'm a lover of Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, the Wizarding World, kindness, and sarcasm. You can find me at my blog or over on instagram as beckynoelle I can't wait to start sharing my projects with you!

Hope you are excited to see what everyone creates! We definitely are excited for a new crafty year in 2020!


  1. HEllo all
    cant wait to see your inspiration projects!

  2. Welcome! Looking forward to viewing your art! Happy Dance!

  3. Hey, Crystal. We can't wait to see you get your paws all inked up. [Bunny]