Monday, July 25, 2016

Kitty in Paradise card by Special Guest Taheerah Atchia

Special Guest Taheerah Atchia | Newton's Nook Designs


Kitty in Paradise card by Taheerah Atchia | Aloha Newton Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Watercolor Paradise card by Taheerah!

Today we have the awesomely talented Taheerah Atchia as our special guest! We are such huge fans of her work and love to share it on our blog! Today she's playing with some of the sets from our recent July release! 

She created this sweet beach card using the image of the kitty in the hammock from our new Aloha Newton stamp set to create this adorable tropical card. It's so pretty how she did loose watercoloring over the image. It really has such a soft and pretty beachy look! She added on the "Find your Paradise" sentiment from the Paradise Palms stamp set, which was also from our latest release. I love how you can mix and match the sentiments from different sets and they all look lovely together! 

Kitty in Paradise card by Taheerah Atchia | Aloha Newton Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


Thank you Taheerah for the lovely inspiration today! Now I feel like heading toward a beach!

If you loved this card, you can always view more of Taheerah's work over at her awesome blog, Fill you Paper with the Breathings of your Heart.



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! 


    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Adventure Awaits Semi-Liquid Shaker by Samantha Mann


    Adventure Awaits Semi-Liquid Shaker by Samantha Mann | Message in a Bottle stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

    Ship in a bottle with a water effect!

    Today we have a crazy cool card by Samantha using the ship in a bottle from the Message in a Bottle stamp set. She created an awesome little scene, die cutting out the bottle shape with the Message in a Bottle Die Set. Then made a shaker card with it - but this is no ordinary shaker, she added in hair gel to make a shaker that looks like it's filled with water!  Isn't that the COOLEST? She finished it off with the "Adventure Awaits" sentiment, also from the Message in a Bottle stamp set.

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    Thank you Samantha for the super cool inspiration today! To say hello to Samantha and see more of her awesome creations, you can visit Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!


    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Mahalo Card by Yukari Yoshioka

    Mahalo Cat on Beach Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Aloha Newton Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

    Mahalo! 

    Today we have a lovely relaxing thank you card by Yukari using our new Aloha Newton stamp set. That kitty is so adorable in his little teal hammock on the beach! Doesn't he look so cozy and relaxed? This card makes me wish I was on a beach too! The "Mahalo" sentiment, also from the Aloha Newton stamp set, gives the perfect finishing touch to this sweet card!

    Thanks so much to Yukari for the the adorable card today! You can head over to Yukari's blog, Handmade by Yuki and see more details about her project - and make sure to say hello!

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Happiness Grows Card by Naki Rager

    Happiness Grows Card by Naki Rager | Flower Garden Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

    Happiness Grows!

    Today we have a lovely sunflower card by Naki using our Flower Garden stamp set! I love how she stamped and embossed the sunflower in white and sponged inks over the top! What a soft and pretty way to color an image! Then she added the "Happiness Grows" sentiment, also from the Flower Garden stamp set. The cloud background paper and twine give it the perfect finishing summery touch!

    To say hi to Naki and see more of her awesome creations,  you can visit her over her blog, Notes from Naki!


    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Blog Hop Winners!

    THANK YOU!

    3rd Anniversary Blog Hop Winners!

    Thank you to everyone for participating in our blog hop! I was amazed by ALL the sweet comments that were left on our blog! We really enjoyed hearing from all of the amazing fans! Check out below to see if you won! The the winning comments were chosen using random.org


    Blog stop 1: Sandy Allnock
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Beth Rang


    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to:  patty4wp



    Blog stop 2: Taheerah Atchia
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Amy C

    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Oh You Made Me Ink


    Blog stop 3: Jennifer Ingle:

    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Tami O'Grady


    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Carol LFerguson



    Blog stop 4: Amy Tsuruta:
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Jennifer Moyer


    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Anna Tracy

    Blog stop 5: Newton's Nook Designs
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Bunny D

    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Macimablo




    Blog stop 6: Lydia Evans
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Tracy


    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Merrill P


    Blog stop 7: Larissa Heskett
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Pennie Glasser


    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Cynthia



    Blog stop 8: Samantha Mann
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Janet

    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Kleri F


    Blog stop 9: Crafty Math-Chick
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Teresa Doyle
    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Ivy Marino


    Blog stop 10: Jess Gerstner
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Tricia Ann

    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Dee Earnshaw

    Blog stop 11: Stephanie Muzzulin
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Cindy


    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to:  Marcy



    Blog stop 12: Danielle Pandeline
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Helen F

    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Nathalie Paquette


    Blog stop 13: Naki Rager
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Rowena Miniaci

    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Judy


    Blog stop 14: Kimberly Rendion
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Mardi Weber

    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Brenda in IN

    Blog stop 15: Yukari Yoshioka
    $25 Newton's Nook Designs Prize goes to: Bobbie Bluegill



    $25 Simon Says Stamp Prize goes to: Sylvia



    Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 5 days from today to to e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com to claim your prize (make sure to include email address, your full name and which prize you won). If you have won a prize to the Newton's Nook Designs Shop, it's easiest if you already have an account set up with us! If you have won a prize to the Simon Says Stamp shop, I'll be passing your info along to them to get you set up. 



    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Newton's Nook Designs 3 year Celebration Blog Hop!


    Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating our THREE Year Anniversary - WOW - THREE whole years of getting our paws inky!

    I remember how excited I was when our first four sets came in the mail over three years ago! (see photo below) - Now we have 133 products in our shop! It's been an Incredible journey so far- filled with happiness, stress, lots of excitement and very little sleep! Here are a few behind the scenes photos from this last year of Jeff and I and our little helpers, Newton and Hobbes!

    3 year celebration at Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    We want to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all our fans, designers and customers who helped make it happen! We are so happy to be here and we can't wait to see what the next year brings!

    To celebrate, we have a blog hop and we've invited some very special guests to our hop along - Sandy Allnock, Taheerah Atchia, Jennifer Ingle and Amy Tsuruta! How cool is that? Plus we have prizes at EVERY STOP in the hop! Make sure to scroll down to the end of the post to see the whole list!

    Since every stop on the hop is sharing cards made with our new release I made a couple cards too! I LOVE all the sets in the release this month but the Paradise Palms set is SO easy and fun to play with so I decided to use that for my cards!

    Did you know I created this set by painting the the palm with watercolors? I then scanned in my paintings and did some "magic" to them to convert them into stamps! I love how this gives them a really unique, uneven look! The imperfections add to the appeal!


    Palm tree sunset cards by Jennifer Jackson | Paradise Palms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    I created two simple cards by masking off areas of the white card base and then sponging ink to create sunsets. Then I stamped over the inked area with the palm trees and added in the sentiments. Then I added some colored epoxy dots  and twine to add a bit more detail. It would be so easy to make a stack of cards like this - they are so easy and look beautiful every time!! 

    Celebrate with us and enter to win!

    Would you like to win a $25 store credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online shop? How about a $25 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp?



    EVERY Blog Stop in the hop today is giving away one of each! 
    Here's how to win: We will pick two random winners from each blog listed below (one to receive a store credit to Newton's Nook Designs and one to receive a gift voucher to Simon Says stamp). Winners will be chosen at random from the comments posted on each of the blogs listed below. You have until Sunday, July 17th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 18th and will need to contact us to claim their prize.


    Special Guests:

    Newton's Nook Design Team: