Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's Blog Takeover WINNER Day!

Hello again - and happy Saturday!!

It's Samantha again, and I'm SOOOO excited to share the winners of our BLOG TAKEOVER week! :)
Did you enjoy the takover? I have to tell you, I had TONS of fun reading all of your happy memories, thankful reasons and awesome ways you hang out! :)

Let's get to the winners, and then we can all get to making wonderful things with our Newton's Nook stamps!! :)

Tuesday's winner:
Janis!



Wednesday's winner:
Yukari Y!



Thursday's winner:
CM!


Winners - please email info (at) newtonsnookdesigns (dot) com and put Blog Takeover XXXday Winner! in the subject line! Please include the stamp set of your choice and your address! And once Jennifer returns from her AMAZING vacation, she'll get the stamp sets right out to you! :)

Thanks again, for hanging with me this week!! You are all so wonderful and sweet!! I am so thankful for you all!
~Samantha

Friday, August 29, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday and the the first day of #13 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is a Sketch Challenge!

Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge - 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! 
You have two weeks to play along. Deadline to enter is Friday,  September 12th,  2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Sunday, September 14th.

Are you ready to play along and get your paws inky? 

  • Create a NEW project (card or other paper craft item) based on the sketch.
  • 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 IPC13).
  • 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 and our August Guest Designer decided to play along - Read the description below each card to see who made it!


 Tiger card by Jess Moyer for Newton's Nook Designs | Wild Child Stamp set
Jess created these adorable card using the tigers from our Wild Child stamp set.  I love how she created that fun background with the leaves from the Wild Child stamp set and the "xoxo" from the Sweetheart Tails stamp set! 

Birthday Boat Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs | SEAson's Greetings Stamp set
Samantha created these adorable card using our boatful of gifts from our  SEAson's Greetings stamp set and added some words from our new Simply Sentimental stamp set! Such a fun way to get more mileage our of a holiday set!

Loads of thanks card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs | Wagon of Wishes Stamp set
Tessa created this fun challenge card using wagon from our Wagon of Wishes stamp set and added the big "thanks" from our new Simply Sentimental stamp set! What a great Fall thank-you card!

Hang in there card by Shellye McDaniel for Newton's Nook Designs | Hanging Around Stamp set
Shellye used our new Hanging Around stamp set for her challenge card. I love that cute little squirrel hanging off the edge!



Chitra, our Guest this month, made this adorable card, also with the, too cute for words, squirrel from Hanging Around! He looks so sweet hanging onto the "thanks" from Simply Sentimental! I just love the blues of the sheer ribbons and the umbrellas on the patterned paper! 


Newton's Beach cat card by Jennifer Jackson for Newton's Nook Designs | Newton's Summer Vacation Stamp set
And here's one from me. I had to use the Newton's Summer Vacation Set one more time before starting to play with fall stamps! I added some watercolor splashes too - just for fun!


Now it's your turn!

Use the widget below to add a link to your project! Don't forget to tell your friends to play along too - If we get more than 15 participants we will pick TWO winners!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank You Koala Card by Lydia Brooke + GIVEAWAY

Samantha here again, and...Guess what? It's the LAST day of the BLOG TAKEOVER!!! :D

Jennifer is off enjoying a MUCH needed vacation, and while the cat's away, the Design Team will play!!  (As they say! Or maybe just as I say! lol)

Alright, just as a reminder, people, check out this SWEET summer sale:

Yeah, that's right!
And that's not all - I'm giving a stamp set of YOUR choice away today (I told you we were going to play!)

Just leave me a comment telling me someone or something you are thankful for today!
And, oh, what the hay - share this post via Twitter, Facebook or any other way you can, and leave me a link below too - that'll get you another entry!  Sound good?
I'll announce all of the winners on Saturday!

Ok, get ready to see a super sweet, adorable thank you card by Lydia!

Thank you Koala Card by Lydia Brooke for Newton's Nook Designs | Hanging Around & Simply Sentimental Stamp Sets

Doesn't this card just make you smile and swoon? That's what I do when I look at this card! 
That ADORABLE (and wonderfully colored!!) koala is from Hanging Around, and I really LOVE how he's hanging off of the 'Thanks' flourish from Simply Sentimental!! The two sets work SO well together!

And that mint color...ahhhh! I do love it so! Especially with the texture of the canvas looking bows! So amazing!

Ok, now be free wonderful readers and go leave lots of LOVE on Lydia's blog! Thank you Lydia for this amazing card!
Tomorrow is the new Inky Paws Challenge - be sure to stop by and see the AWESOME design team cards and the challenge! 
Until then - bye!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy BOO-thday with Samantha Mann

Hello!
And welcome to day 2 of the BLOG TAKEOVER!
Jennifer is away on (hopefully!) amazing and carefree vacation, and I (Samantha), have taken over the blog!

And, while the cat's away, the design team will play, right? (that saying is SO appropriate...cat...newton...ha ha!)

There's an awesome discount going on - check it out!


And that's not all!
I'm giving a stamp set away today (and Tuesday...and Thursday...) to one of you!
Just leave a comment telling me your favorite birthday related memory!

Ok, on to my card!


Ha ha ha!!
Did you laugh, perhaps a little? I'll even take a token smile!

I used three different stamp sets for this card: Winston's Birthday (balloons!), Boo Crew (Winston as a ghost!) and Simply Sentimental (part of the sentiment)!

I made this for a specific little birthday boy who LOVES ghosts (and even had a ghost themed birthday party!).
All of the images were watercolored with distress markers!

Ok, that's today!
Make sure you comment on the blog posts all week, for your chance to win!
What's better than a little mid-week giveaway when the boss is out of town?! Ha!

Thanks for stopping by! :)
~Samantha




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Let's Hang Out by Stephanie Muzzulin + a GIVEAWAY

Hello all!!!
Samantha here, and...Guess what? IT'S A BLOG TAKEOVER!

Jennifer is off enjoying a MUCH needed vacation, and while the cat's away, the Design Team will play!! 

First of all, check out this incredible sale that's going on:


Yeah, that's right!
And that's not all - I'm giving a stamp set of YOUR choice away today (and Wednesday...and Thursday...mwa ha ha!)!
Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite place to hang out, and who you love to hang out with!
And, oh, what the hay - share this post via Twitter, Facebook or any other way you can, and leave me a link below too - that'll get you another entry!  Sound good?
I'll announce all of the winners on Saturday!

Ok, so are you ready to see the INCREDIBLE card by Stephanie?


BAM!
I honestly LOVE it and want to look at it all day!
The patterned paper and twine/hemp/fiberous string that the monkey is holding on, is genius!! She really ROCKED the Hanging Around set! I seriously couldn't love this more!

And did you see the dimension in that card? That monkey looks like he's going to pop off of the card!

Ok, that's all for today! Be sure to leave lots of love for Stephanie too! Clearly this card is praise-worthy! :)
See you tomorrow!


Monday, August 25, 2014

You're Tweet Card by Guest Designer Chitra Nair!

 You're Tweet Birdhouse card by Chitra Nair for Newton's Nook Designs | Tweet Talk Stamp Set

You're Tweet!

Today I get to share this really fun card by our August Guest Designer, Chitra Nair! I love this fun row of birdhouses she created using our Tweet Talk stamp set! They are so fun with all their bright colors! The sky behind them is so pretty too! What a fun card to send to a friend for any occasion! 

You're Tweet Birdhouse card by Chitra Nair for Newton's Nook Designs | Tweet Talk Stamp Set

Thanks so much Chitra for the fun card today!
Make sure you head over to Chitra's Blog,
 My Crafty Corner and see more of her beautiful work! 




Friday, August 22, 2014

2 Simple Sentiment cards!

Happy Birthday Paint Splatter Card by Jennifer Jackson | Simply Sentimental Stamp | Newton's Nook Designs

Happy Birthday - Paint Splatters! 

Today I'm sharing a couple fun Clean and Simple cards I created with our new Simply Sentimental stamp set. I stamped the "happy" and "birthday" words on watercolor paper and embossed them with black embossing powder. Then I used some Tim Holtz ink daubers and did quick "slams" onto the paper to create the fun paint splatters! 

Happy Birthday Paint Splatter Card by Jennifer Jackson | Simply Sentimental Stamp | Newton's Nook Designs

This is so fun and simple! to finish off the card, I framed it onto some red cardstock and added some bakers twine! Such a great Birthday card! 


Clean and Simple Thanks Card by Jennifer Jackson | Simply Sentimental Stamp | Newton's Nook Designs

Thanks a Million! 

The second card I'm sharing features the "thanks" and "a million" from the Simply Sentimental stamp set. To create this card I first found 3 pattern papers I liked and cut them at angles to create this fun layout - then I stamped the words on top to match the top angle. It felt like it needed a bit more so I added the buttons and white bakers twine. This was super easy to make! 

Clean and Simple Thanks Card by Jennifer Jackson | Simply Sentimental Stamp | Newton's Nook Designs

Simply Sentimental stamp set | Newton's Nook DesignsHere's the whole set - Can you see all the fun possible sentiments that you can create with this?

Here's a few ideas:
Thanks a million
Thanks for everything
Thanks for being there
Happy for you
Happy anniversary
Happy birthday
Heartfelt wishes
sending Thanks
sending Heartfelt sympathy
Heartfelt thanks
Happy thoughts
Heartfelt thoughts
Congrats on your new baby
Congrats on your new job
Congrats  you did it
Congrats on your big day
Congrats on your wedding day
Congrats on your engagement
Congrats on your retirement
Congrats on your Graduation
Heartfelt get well wishes
Happy engagement
Happy retirement
sending Happy birthday wishes
Heartfelt wedding wishes
Happy new baby
with Heartfelt sympathy

I'm sure there's even more - but that should get you started! This new set is available for sale now at our online shopWe have  a special going on too - Get $5 off any order of $35 or more! Use code: SUMMERBREAK

Summer Break Sale | Newton's Nook Designs