Friday, March 27, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Use Watercolor

This month's challenge is to a Create a project using WATERCOLOR
Get your your watercolor pencils, paints or inks and play along!
Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolor
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, April 10th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, March 9th.

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 IPC19).
  • 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 how they added hearts into their projects and then enter your project at the bottom of the post! Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Layered flower card by Larissa Heskett | Beautiful Blossoms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa created this gorgeous floral card using our new Beautiful Blossoms Stamp set. I love the layers she cut with the watercolored flowers! 

Watercolor Kitty card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Yukari tried the "no line" stamping technique with watercolors on the kitty from Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set! So beautiful!

heartfelt watercolor card by Jess Moyer | stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Jess tried some fun watercolor techniques on her card - head over to her blog to see a video too! She used our Simply Sentimental and Wild about Zoo stamp sets. Love the water splatter!

Thank you Flower card by Stephanie Muzzulin  | Beautiful Blossoms stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Stephanie created this charming card with our Beautiful Blossoms stamp set! I love the watercolored blooms and the bits of watercolor splatter! She also used the words from our Simply Sentimental stamp set. 

Kitty Birthday Card card by Samantha Mann | Newton's Birthday Flutter stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Here is a sweet card by Samantha using watercolor as a background. It's so beautiful how she watercolored the kitty from our new Newton's Birthday Flutter too! 

Bonjour Eiffel Tower Kitty Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's one by me - I watercolored a fun background for the Eiffel Tower from our Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Big Wishes Card by Yukari Yoshioka

Big Wishes Dinosaur Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Prehistoric Pals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

BIG wishes Dinosaur Card

Hello and Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a super fun Dinosaur card by Yukari. This card is so cute! I love how she stamped the word "RAWR" from our Prehistoric Pals set repeatedly to create a fun pattern. It's also super cute how she let the his big purple tail stick out over the grass and gave him a fun google eye!  

Make sure you jump over to Yukari's blog, Handmade by Yuki and see more details about her card today. 

If you like the Prehistoric Pals stamp set, it's a good time to add it to your collection - It's on sale right now for just $9.99 (it's normally $14.99 but we are trying to clear up some storage space for upcoming designs and we have a few sets on sale to make room).

Here's what the set looks like:

Prehistoric Pals Dinosaur Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

by the way.... our Inky Paws Challenge #19 starts tomorrow... 

so get ready to get our your stamps and get inky!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon Card by Samantha Mann

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon Card by Samantha Mann | Farmyard Friends Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs!

Hey diddle, diddle....

Every time I hear that nursery rhyme I need to say the WHOLE thing in my head! Anyone else? LOL! This card by Samantha Mann today features part of that rhyme along with a a super cool moon and of course, our cute new cow stamp, jumping over it! This cute little cow is from our new farm animals set, Farmyard Friends! Samantha cut his feet out and spread them apart a bit to make it look even more like he's jumping - super fun!!

For more details on this awesome card, check out Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy! Don't forget to leave a nice comment :) 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Think Spring Card by Samantha Mann

Think Spring cat Card with Lion Mane of Flowers | Card by Samantha Mann |  Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Think Spring Kitty Card

Awww - isn't this kitty card by Samantha Mann super cute? I love how she created a wreath made of little flowers around the kitty's head! It looks like a she dressed Newton with a lion mane for spring! This is such a fun idea - It reminds me of the saying "in like a lion, out like a lamb" for March. 

Samantha used a ton of little sets for this - can you spot them? She used Newton's Daydream, Newton's Antics, Basket of Wishes, Bunny Hop, Easter Scramble, Hanging Around and Love Grows! Wow - that's a ton of sets to create all those fun little flowers!!

Hopefully this sweet card will bring on spring (we had snow here in the Midwest yesterday-ugh)! Meanwhile, you can pop over to Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy, and say hello :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sweet Strawberry Card by Guest Designer Wanda Guess

Guest Designer Wanda Guess | Newton's Nook Designs

Lion Card by Wanda Guess

Today I'm sharing another beautiful creation by our March Guest Designer, Wanda Guess! I just love the beautiful trio of strawberries on this card using stamps from our Sweet Summer stamp set! They look so yummy - and the addition of a little bling at their stems is such a cute idea! I also love the coordinating gingham checkered paper she used! 

This is such a fun card for spring .... Now I'm craving some strawberry shortcake!! LOL! 

You're Sweet Strawberry Card by Wanda Guess | Sweet Summer Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Thanks so much to Wanda for the fun inspiration today!
Make sure you head over to Wanda's Blog, A Blog Called Wanda and to see more about this card and enjoy here amazing work!

Friday, March 20, 2015

March Release Now Available + Blog Hop Winners!

Are you ready to get your paws inky with our new stamps?

Winners from the blog hop are posted below - scroll down to see if you won

Our stamps are now available at

2015 March Release | Newton's Nook Designs

March Release Winners!

Thank you to everyone for participating in our blog hop. We really enjoy reading all of your comments! Check out below to see if you won! The the blogs and the comments were chosen using

For the stamp set Beautiful Blossoms from Lydia's blog :

For the stamp set Farmyard Friends from Stephanie's blog:

For the stamp set Newton's Birthday Flutter from Wanda's blog:

Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 7 days to e-mail us at with your full name and shipping address to claim your prize.

Remember - you can shop online now - our new release is up in the store!

Follow along for more inspiration!

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Crafty Friendship Blog Hop

Have you made friends online by Crafting?

If the answer is yes, you're not alone - so many of us have found such fun and lasting friendships by sharing our love of crafting online! Today we're sponsoring a special blog hop created to celebrate those crafty friendships! Make sure to check out this blog hop for a chance to win a prize from us at Newton's Nook Designs, along with many other fun sponsors!! 

Here's a SNEAK from one our our Desgin Team Members, Yukari Yoshioka - she's playing along in the blog hop today. You can visit her blog, Handmade by Yuki to see the full card:
And here is the full blog hop list: