Monday, December 5, 2016

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week - Day 1- Melody Rupple

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws - Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to day one of our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week! 

Each day this week we will have a new awesome featured guest and then a BIG blog hop on Friday, December 9th (with some give-aways, of course!) So make sure you come back and visit us every day!

Today's Featured guest is
Melody Rupple

I am married with four daughters and I feel lucky to live in beautiful San Diego, California. I work in the Accounting/Management Information System field.

From a young age, I was always “crafty.” I learned to sew when I was in my teens and I still have the simple scrapbooks I made in high school. When my children were young, I started making family scrapbooks for them. About seven years ago, I discovered card making, which opened a whole new world of blogging, challenges, and online shopping!

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to design for a number of wonderful stamp companies. I enjoy guest designing and playing along with card making and scrapbook challenges. I appreciate all the friends I made through my craft and am very excited to be designing for Newton’s Nook Designs!

You can visit my blog at You can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest.

Here's what Melody created!

Fox in Sweater card by Melody Rupple | Sweater Weather Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Melody created TWO beautiful cards today using our Sweater Weather stamp set!  The first card features our cute little fox wearing in his adorable sweater and hat! She used such a fun green and teal color combo on his winter wear, including two mittens too! She trimmed out all these parts using the coordinating Sweater Weather Die Set. The snowy sky she created on this card is so fun too!

Cat in Sweater Shaker card by Melody Rupple | Sweater Weather Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

This second card by Melody features the kitty in a sweater from our Sweater Weather stamp set! She colored the kitties sweater in blue and red to match the fun snowflake paper she used for the background! I love how she added a fun shaker window to put the "sending warm thoughts" sentiment into! Plus, the line of stitching on the the red strip of paper really ties into the sweater theme! So cozy! 

Make sure you head over to to get all the details on how she created this card!  

Thanks so much, Melody for being our guest today! She will be back for our Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop on Friday, December 9th. Until then, you can visit her at her blog, A Paper Melody to read more about her adorable projects and say hello!

Tomorrow we will have special Guest Lynn Putt from The Queens Scene 
so make sure you take some time to come back and visit us again! 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #38 - Color Challenge

This is our second post today! To meet our December Guest Designer, Anni Lerche, scroll down or click here. 

This month's challenge is:
Color challenge
Create a project using Teal, Red, White and Green!

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, December 16th, 2016 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 IPC38).
  • 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 cards they created, inspired by this fun, festive color palette ! Read the description below each card to see who made it.

    Bunny in Sweater Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Sweater Weather Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This sweet winter card by Yukari features our bunny, Lily, dressed in a Christmas colored sweater from the Sweater Weather Stamp set! She used the color combo on the sweater, leaving the bunny white and added a bunch of fun mittens in the background too! The "Season of Joy" sentiment is from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set. 

    Bear Christmas card by Samantha  Mann| Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Sweater Weather Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Samantha used the fun color combo on this card featuring Winston driving his car full of gifts from the Winston's Home for Christmas stamp set. She used the red and green on the car, gift and trees and added the teal as a watercolor background on white paper! 

    Christmas Tree Thank you card by Kimberly Rendino| Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Festive Forest Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Kimberly created this adorable card by embossing the trees from our Festive Forest stamp set in white over red cardstock! She added in the "Thank you" from our Vegetable Garden stamp set and a just a little pop of teal!
    Christmas Fireplace with Dog and Cat Card by Larissa Heskett | Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Fireside Friends Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This sweet fireplace scene by Larissa uses red and green on the rug and fireplace swag while keeping a white card base. Then she added some teal in the background to help this lovely scene op off the card! This sweet image is from our Fireside Friends stamp set.  

    Snowflake Card by Jess Gerstner | Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Jess created a flurry of snowflakes from our Beautiful Blizzard stamp set using the chosen color combo! I love how pretty this looks! She added an extra pop of teal up the sides too! 

    Wreath Shaker Card by Naki Rager | Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Pines & Holly Die Set and Joyful Tags Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This gorgeous wreath shaker card by Naki uses the color combo in the form of sequins inside the shaker! She also used the red and green on the wreath which was made with our Pines & Holly Die Set, and added an extra pop of teal with a teal tag using our new Joyful Tags stamp set! Such a fun card! 

    Winter Cat in Sweater Card by  Danielle Pandeline | Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Sweater Weather Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This cute forest scene by Danielle features our cute kitty in a sweater from the Sweater Weather Stamp set! She used the green, red, and teal on the sweater, leaving the kitty white! So cute! 

    Dachshund Christmas Card by Stephanie Muzzulin | Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    This card by Stephanie features our adorable doxie from the Holiday Hounds stamp set twisted up in some holiday lights! She kept her color palette focused on the red green and white with just little teal accents!

    Snowflake Card by Crafty Math-Chick | Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Here is another lovely snowflake card using the color combo with  Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. Crafty Math-Chick created this one, using white for the base and added the snowflakes in the other colors of the challenge! I love the simplicity of this with the added sequins for a bit of bling! 

    Winter Bear in Sweater Card by Jennifer Jackson | Inky Paws Challenge 38 | Sweater Weather Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Here's one created by me! I used Winston dressed in his sweater from the new Sweater Weather stamp set and colored his sweater using the color combo! The colors really pop off the white card base! 

    Fox Christmas Card by December Guest Designer Anni Lerch

    Today we have our first post from our awesome December Guest Designer, Anni from Annikarten! Anni will be joining us this month and wowing us with her adorable cards! Scroll down to ready about her and to check our her first beautiful project below!

    Hello, I am Anni and I’m from Germany. For 20 years now I´ve lived in the beautiful city Berlin and I am married. I work as a math-teacher at a vocational college; to perform handicraft work is a perfect compensation for that.
    Into stamping I am since 2008, I love clean and simple cards, and yet eventually my cards often turn out to be somewhat more complex. I love the soothing of paper piecing and resist techniques. You can see all my projects at

    Hi, my name is Anika Lerche, or you may know me as Anni! I am so proud and honored to be a guest designer for Newton’s Nook Design for December.

    With Christmas coming up I have a Christmas card for you today!

    We all have those images we can’t get by. For me it is all kind of coffee themed sets, snowmen and – of course – foxes. So when I first saw this super cute stamp set called Fox Hollow I instantly fell in love! So A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I love that you can used it all year long but the images are perfect for Christmas cards, too! Just create a winter scene around them!

    I started with some ink blending for the background! I didn’t use an ink blending tool but a stencil brush that I find much easier to work with. You don’t get harsh lines but a smooth blending. Then I spritzed some water on it to get this bleached effect and added some stars with a white gel pen.

    Then I stamped the foxes and the trees. For colouring I used coloured pencils. I love to work with Prismacolor and Polychromos. It always takes more time to colour with coloured pencils than with Copics but I like the results more. After finishing I go over the black lines with a black gel pen to make them real black again. I fussy cut all the images.

    I die cut a snow slope and stamp the sentiment on it from the Holiday Tweets stamp set with Versafine ink – my favorite ink for sentiments!

    Finally I assemble the card.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you liked my card!


    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Santa's Gone to the Beach Card by Danielle Pandeline

    Santa's Gone to the Beach Card by Danielle Pandeline | Sun Soaked Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

    A Warm Weather Christmas Card!

    Do you live in a warm climate or know know someone who does? If so, then our Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set is perfect for you! Danielle created this sweet and simple card featuring Santa's flip flops along with the "Gond to the Beach! Love, Santa" sentiment from our Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set. The added waves embossed on white vellum really add a touch of whimsy to this adorable card! What a fun Holiday card!

    To say hi to Danielle and see more of her awesome creations,  you can head over her blog, GirlRacerScrap!

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Holiday Deer Card by Lydia Evans

    Holiday Deer Card by Lydia Evans | Adventure Awaits stamp set and Pines & Holly Die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

    Peace on Earth 
    This gorgeous Holiday card by Lydia is so so festive! She started our with the deer image from our Adventure Awaits stamp set. To get the that awesome gold effect, she stamped the deer in a light color and then went over it in two-way glue then added foil! What a fun technique! 

    Behind the deer you can spy some beautiful holiday pine boughs and holly leaves, trimmed out using our Pines & Holly Die Set! It's super cool how she took the centers of the holly leaf die and used them as brown twigs!  Then she added the "peace on earth" sentiment from our Fox Hollow stamp set. I also spy a die cut heart on the base layer of the card, trimmed out with our Darling Hearts Die Set. What a fun combo of dies and stamps!

    See more fun projects over on Lydia's blog  - and make sure to to say hello to her today too!

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Christmas for the Birds by Crafty Math-Chick

    Christmas Bird Tag Ornament by Crafty Math-Chick | Holiday Tweets Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

    From our Nest to Yours!

    This holiday season don't forget gifts for the birds and bird lovers too! This adorable little project by  Crafty Math-Chick is perfect for the bird lovers in your life! She made this adorable tag that doubles as a tree ornament by stamping the little birdies from our Holiday Tweets stamp set into a circle that fits just inside the mini wreath! Then she added on two more circles that will dangle below the wreath with the sentiments "merry Christmas" and "from our nest to yours!", both also from the Holiday Tweets stamp set. The recipient can put the tag ornament on their tree and hang the pretty birdseed bell gift outside! Everyone will be so happy this holiday!

    Thank you, Crafty Math-Chick, for the fun inspiration today! To see more details and other creations by her, make sure to visit her blog, Canines & Card Designs.

    Monday, November 28, 2016

    Gone to the Beach Card by November Guest Designer Gladys Marcelino

    Hello everyone! Gladys here and I'm sharing my last card as the guest designer for the month of November. I love the Sun Soaked Christmas stamp set because I  grew up in Hawaii and these images are relatable as to how we spend our Christmas in paradise. I  wanted to make a postcard with Santa on the floater relaxing in the ocean with his drink. Here is what my card looks like:
    Gone to the Beach Card by November Guest Designer Gladys Marcelino | Sun Soaked Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

    I decided I wanted to make a shaker card so I cut my card panel using a postage die and colored the negative part with distress inks. I used several colors: peacock feathers, salty ocean, and blueprint sketch. I colored Santa with copic markers and glued him onto the colored panel. I adhered foam tape on the back of the frame and added my shaker components. To make it look like a postcard I glued the red and white frame border. For my sentiment I cut a white cardstock using a small tag die cut then stamped the sentiment from the set and tied it on a piece of twine.

    Gone to the Beach Card by November Guest Designer Gladys Marcelino | Sun Soaked Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
    Thank you all so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the cards I've shared this month. It has been a pleasure being Newton's Nook guest designer. Thank you Jennifer for having me, I had so much fun working with your amazing products!!

     - Gladys {crafty mochi}

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