Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Newton's Nook Designs!

Happy Turkey Day From Newton! 

Hope you are having a Wonderful Thanksgiving holiday today and are relaxing and spending time with your family and friends! If you have any left over turkey or pie, Newton would be glad to help you out with that!  No joke, he really would try to eat pie - he loves cookies and coffee too! He's such a silly kitty! Does anyone else have a kitty or puppy who likes coffee and cookies? Here's a pic above of his usual "begging" stance! 
Newton Begs for Pie - Happy Thanksgiving from Newton's Nook Deisigns

Give Thanks Card

Today I wanted to share this fun Fall Card - I sent this to my family in celebration of Thanksgiving! This card uses our Falling into Autumn stamp set. This set is so great because you can create beautiful fall and thanksgiving cards but you can also just use it to say thank you for any occasion! I stamped the leaves with various ink colors on watercolor paper and then before they had completely dried I went over the edges with a water brush to give it that fun "painterly look" I love this effect!

Give Thanks card by Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook Designs | Falling into Autumn Stamp set



Holiday Kick-off Sale starts tomorrow!

Make sure to head over to newtonsnookdesigns.com tomorrow to save! 

Shop early - Friday onlyall orders are 25% off - Use code NNDFRIDAY25
Sale continues all weekend - all orders are 20% off - Saturday through Monday  - Use code NNDSALE20 

PLUS - we've added a bunch of sets at discounted prices to our SALE category - and you can use the coupons in addition to the sale prices - so make sure to check those out for even bigger discounts!

Black Friday Sale -  Newton's Nook Deisigns





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

You're Cool Penguin Card & Video by Jess Moyer

You're Cool Penguin Card by Jess Moyer | Wild Child Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs


These Penguins are so cool! 

Today I'm sharing this cheerful penguin card by Jess featuring our penguin mom and chick from the Wild Child stamp set! I love how she added the bright orange and yellow ombr√© stars behind them - it makes such a striking composition and the little black penguins really pop off the bright colors! 

You're Cool Penguin Card by Jess Moyer | Wild Child Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Here's a video Jess created- check it out to see how to make this card:




Make sure to visit Jess at her blog, Jess Crafts  - 
and you can also follow her Jess Crafts youtube channel to see fun videos!



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Newton waits for Santa Card by Shellye McDaniel

Kitty Waiting for Santa card by Shellye McDaniel for Newton's Nook Designs | Newton's Curious Christmas Stamp Set

Newton watches for Santa!

This card by Shellye is just SO ADORABLE! She had a vision of our favorite kitty, Newton, from the Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set sitting in a window and looking out at santa so she created this fun window! I love the 3D effect she gave it by adding the layer of plastic to make it look like a real window!  She also used the sentiment "Sending Holiday Cheer" from the Flaky Family stamp set. Here's a close-up so you can see a bit better:

Kitty Waiting for Santa card by Shellye McDaniel for Newton's Nook Designs | Newton's Curious Christmas Stamp Set


 To see more details and check out more projects by Shellye visit her blog Papered Cottage!



Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme - Newton's Nook Designs
Enter our Inky Paws challenge  - Christmas Theme!

Our newest challenge just started up so make sure you head over and check it out! All you need to do is create a card or project with a Christmas theme using NND products!  The winners of this challenge will get a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this post.

Plus  - since we're all busy with the upcoming holiday weekend, we're giving you THREE WEEKS to play along instead of the usual two! You have until Friday, December 12th to enter. Tell your friends to play along - let's see how many entries we can get! 

If you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still use the digital freebies on our freebies page here.






Monday, November 24, 2014

Snowman Ornament by Guest Designer Donna Mikasa

Newton's Nook Designs - Guest Designer - Donna Mikasa

Hello and Happy Monday!

Today I get to share this adorable project by our special Guest Designer for November - Donna Mikasa. This cutie was created using the cute little snowman pieces and sign from our new Winter Tails Stamp set. I love the idea of a cute ornament filled with snow! This would be a fun gift too! For details on how she made this and to see more of her creative projects, please go over and visit Donna at her blog, three umbrellas!

Free Snowman ornament by Donna Mikasa for Newton's Nook Designs - Winter Tails Stamp set

Thanks so much, Donna for being our guest - We loved having you! 



Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme - Newton's Nook Designs
New Inky Paws challenge -
Christmas Theme!

Our newest challenge just started up so make sure you head over and check it out! All you need to do is create a card or project with a Christmas theme using NND products!  The winners of this challenge will get a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this post.

Plus  - since we're all busy with the upcoming holiday weekend, we're giving you THREE WEEKS to play along instead of the usual two! You have until Friday, December 12th to enter. Tell your friends to play along - let's see how many entries we can get! 

If you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still use the digital freebies on our freebies page here.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme

Happy Friday and the the first day of #16 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is to a Create a project with a Christmas Theme!

Inky Paws Challenge #16 - Christmas Theme - Newton's Nook Designs

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! 
Since this challenge falls over a holiday weekend we decided to give a little extra time - you have three weeks to play along instead of the usual two. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 12th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, November 15th.

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 Flickr Pinterest, or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC16).
  • 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 -  Scroll down to see all their adorable Holiday creations and then enter your project at the bottom of the post!  Read the description below each card to see who made it!


Bear on Holiday Ball Card by Donna Mikasa for Newton's Nook Designs | Winter Tails Stamp set
Our guest designer for November Donna Mikasa decided to play along with this adorable card using our Winter Tails stamp set.  She changed the snowball that Winston is rolling on into a pretty ornament! Such a fun idea! I love the fun shape of this card too! 


Santa Crab Holiday Card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs | SEAsons Greetings Stamp set
Tessa created this adorable card using the little crab and "joy" stamps from the SEAson's Greetings stamp set! I love the layered tags and little staples as decoration! 

Dinosaur Christmas Card by Danielle Pandeline for Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a really fun, non-traditional holiday card by Danielle! I love the cute Dino in the santa hat! So fun! She used a bunch of NND sets on this: Snowflakes from Beautiful Blizzard, Dinosaur from Prehistoric Pals, Snowy hills from Winter Tails, Santa Hat from Winston's Home for Christmas and "be merry" from Christmas Delivery

Red & White Snowflake Shaker Christmas Card by Larissa Heskett for Newton's Nook Designs | Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set
Larissa created this Gorgeous Christmas shaker card using our new Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. I love the red and white combo - reminds me of holiday peppermints!

Jess created this adorable card using our Sweetheart Tails stamp set with the sentiment fromWinston's Home for Christmas . I love that she used a "love/Valentine" set and made it work for Christmas! What a great way to get more milage out of your stamps!


Merry Christmas Card with cat and wreath by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs | Newotn's Holiday Mischief Stamp set
Samantha created this lovely watercolored Christmas card using the cute kitty in the wreath from the Newton's Holiday Mischief set. The "merry"& "Christmas" stamps are the Holiday Wishes stamp set. 

Crafty Math-Chick created this fun doggie Holiday Treat Bag using the cute pup in sweater from the Canine Christmas stamp set! So cute how she matched the sweater on the pup with the background paper!  

Snowman card by Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook Designs - Flaky Family Stamp Set
Here's one by me - I used the girl and guy snowmen from the Flaky Family set - stamped on Kraft colored card stock so I could color them white. I also added a bunch of snowflakes in white ink and the "Merry Christmas from our Family to yours" sentiment!  


Now it's your turn - we can't wait to see your holiday creations!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Beautiful Snowy Greetings by Lydia Brooke

Embossed Snowflake card by Lydia Brooke for Newton's Nook Designs | Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set

Beautiful Snowy Background by Lydia!

Today I'm sharing this lovely card by Lydia!  This card uses our pretty new snowflakes from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set.  She embossed those lovely flakes in white and the inked over them to create this gorgeous background! With a pretty background like that the rest of the card can be super simple. She used the "Snowy Greetings" sentiment from the Flaky Family set and added a pretty wooden snowflake embellishment with some ribbon! I love how this card is both simple and stunning!   You could also easily make this into a holiday card by simply changing the sentiment!

Embossed Snowflake card by Lydia Brooke for Newton's Nook Designs | Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set
Hope you enjoyed today's post! To see more projects by Lydia, make sure to visit her blog, Love Lydia Brooke!

Inky Paws Challenge Starts Tomorrow 

Make sure to pop back to see what our next challenge is and be inspired by our Design Team creations! 





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Snowy Kitty Couple by Samantha Mann

Snowman Kitty Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs - Winter Tails Stamp Set

Snowy Kitty Card!

This adorable card by Samantha Mann will definitely make you smile today! Samantha used the image of the kitty in the snowbank from our new Winter Tails stamp set  - and then mirror stamped it - to create a kitty going the other direction! This is such a cute idea to create a kitty couple up to their noses in snow! What an adorable card.  I also love the added sentiment "as long as you love me so.... let it snow" Are you singing that in your head now - I am!!

To read more details on how she made this card, make sure to visit Samantha's blog Sam's Scrap Candy.