Friday, May 22, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #21 - Color Challenge

This month's challenge is to a create a project using the colors below
The colors we are Coral, Peach, and Mint

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! 

We have a little bit of extra time this month to play along - We're going to run this challenge for three weeks instead of the usual two! Deadline to enter is Friday, June 12th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, June 19th.

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 IPC21).
  • 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 - Remember the colors are just an inspiration - check out all the ways they used them! Read the description below each card to see who made it!

heartfelt thanks card by Lydia Evans | Fanciful Florals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
I love the pretty floral card by Lydia! She stamped the flowers from our Fanciful Florals stamp set in the coral, peach, and mint inks and added in the words from the Simply Sentimental stamp set!
Thank you Rose Card by Samantha Mann  for the Inky Paws Challenge | Love Grows stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's some fun inspiration from Samantha! I love how she used the colors to create a fun background and then added black and white roses using the Love Grows stamp set. 

Thanks card by Yukari Yoshioka  for the Inky Paws Challenge | Fanciful Florals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
  This card by Yuki also uses the bold flowers from our Fanciful Florals stamp set in the coral with minty colored leaves! I love the added sparkle with the silver letters too! She also used the "for everything" words from the Simply Sentimental stamp set!

Happy Bird-Day Card by Danielle Pandeline  for the Inky Paws Challenge | Flirty Flamingos stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's an adorable one layer card by Danielle! She used our Flirty Flamingos stamp set, coloring flamingos in shades of coral on a minty background! 

Grateful Inky Paws Challenge card by Jess Moyer | Fanciful Florals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This lovely card by Jess uses our blooms from our Fanciful Florals stamp set in a fun bright bold design! 
Congrats Floral Card by Larissa Heskett for the Inky Paws Challenge | Beautiful Blossoms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This lovely card by Larissa uses our our lovely Beautiful Blossoms stamp set. Love all those pretty layers!

Grateful Inky Paws Challenge card by Jennifer Jackson | Fanciful Florals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
And here's one more card using Fanciful Florals by me - I tried to do color fade from the coral to the mint.  I'm not the best with color blending yet but I think it turned out ok - sort of a "dip died" type of look.



Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Little Kindness Card by Yukari Yoshioka

A Little Kindness Dachshund Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Delightful Doxies Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Sweet Dachshund card!

Did you just say "awwwww"? That's what I said when I first say this sweet card by Yukari. I love how she colored that cute little dachshund from our Delightful Doxies stamp set with grey and brown and added the butterfly to his nose! Did you notice that this is a shaker card - with fun flower shaped sequins inside the shaker? It's subtle, sweet and SO adorable!! The sentiment "a little kindness goes a long way" is also from the Delightful Doxies stamp set and makes this a perfect card to say thank you to a friend for doing something sweet!

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

By the way.... our Inky Paws Challenge #22 starts tomorrow... 

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





Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Longing for You baby card by Samantha Mann

Longing for You baby card by Samantha Mann | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Sweet baby card!

Today I'm sharing this adorable baby card by Samantha Mann! I love how she used 3 different stamp sets to created this adorable combo of words and images. She used the trio of baby onesies from the Winged Wishes stamp set as the focal point and added in the tiny hot air balloons from the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set. Then she added the "longing for you" sentiment which was meant to be a pun for the long pups in the Delightful Doxies stamp set but totally works for this baby card too! I love finding double meanings like that - what a great way to stretch your stamps!  I also love all the fun background texture and layering she added to this card! All those tiny details really make it special! 

For more details, check out Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

More fun with Vegetable Medley

Lettuce Turnip the Beet Vegetable card by Jennifer Jackson | Vegetable Medley Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Lettuce Turnip the beet!

Today I have a couple more fun cards I created with the Vegetable Medley Stamp set. I had so much fun coloring these fun veggies and making some "pun-filled" cards! For the first card I colored the lettuce, turnip and beet with copics and fussy cut them out.

Lettuce Turnip the Beet Vegetable card by Jennifer Jackson | Vegetable Medley Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Then I made a fun watercolor background on some watercolor paper and stamped the "lettuce TURNIP the beet" sentiment onto it. Then I added the veggies on with dimensional dots. This was a pretty fun and easy card to make!

How've you bean vegetable by Jennifer Jackson | Vegetable Medley Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

How've you BEAN?

The second card also uses the Vegetable Medley stamp set. For this one I used the fun little bean stamps and colored them with copics. I added the "how've you bean?" sentiment and some fun patterned washi tape and sequins. I thought it needed a bit more of a pop of color so I also added in a yellow doily too. Then the whole thing was mounted over some blue polka dot paper on a light green card base.

How've you bean vegetable by Jennifer Jackson | Vegetable Medley Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Hope you enjoyed these cards with our new Vegetable Medley stamp set. This set is part of our latest release - if you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, you can pop over to our shop and visit the new category here!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Mister Harley enjoys a Beach Day

Today I have a special blog post written by our Guest Designer this month, Jenn Shurkus! Get ready to be inspired by a fun beach card - check out her fun design below:


Guest Designer Jenn Shurkus | Newton's Nook Designs

Hello Everyone! I have a fun summer inspired card for you today! Here in New England we sort of skipped spring and went right to summer. That is OK for this beach loving girl! Last weekend my boyfriend and I spent some time in Newport RI and we sat outside as much as possible, just soaking it all in. Being by the water again and feeling the sunshine on my face definitely inspired this card using Newton's Summer Vacation.


Mister Harley enjoys a Beach Day | Guest Designer Jenn Shurkus | Newton's Nook Designs


For this card I started with a sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink and started to create the sandy background. I took a wet brush and laid down water then touched a brush with Vintage Photo Ink into the water. I let the ink move around the wet areas, and then heat set it. I continued this process to create the layers of sand. I did the same thing for the ocean using Mermaid Lagoon which is new Distress Ink.

I die-cut out a stitched circle and repeated the process so it will blend into the background. I stamped sunbathing Newton onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock and using Watercolor Pencils colored him to look like my kitty Mister Harley. Man, Mister Harley has never looked so cool with his shades and all! Ha! I stamped the sand pail and watercolored it as well. I then fussy cut out the images and pieces the card together.

Mister Harley enjoys a Beach Day | Guest Designer Jenn Shurkus | Newton's Nook Designs


For the sentiment I stamped "relax" in Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and gently brushed a waterbrush over it, to soften it a bit. I created the pennent banner and then using my quickie glue pen added some ulatrafine crystal glitter all over. This may be a bit too much glitter, but my motto is there is never enough glitter ;) . To finish off the card I added a generous amount of glossy accents to Mister Harley's sunglasses.

I hope you enjoyed this card and wherever you live the weather has been as beautiful as it has been here in New England! Thank you Jen for inviting me to Guest Design for Newton's Nook, this month has been wicked fun!



Other Supplies Used:
Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon)
Watercolor Pencils
Waterbrush
Paintbrush
Stitched Circle Die (Lawn Fawn)
Distress Watercolor Paper
Glossy Accents
Fiskars Scissors
Quickie Glue Pen
Ultrafine Crystal Glitter

Thank you, Jenn for that awesome card today and for being our guest! You can see more of Jenn's work and her cute kitty, Mister Harley over at her blog, Creative Chick!




Friday, May 15, 2015

Kitty Graduation Card!

This is our second post for today - to see blog hop winners scroll down or click here

Curtain Call Totally Tassel Challenge!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog and it's sponsored by us Newton's Nook Designs! That means if you enter a card in their challenge you have a chance to win a gift card to our shop! How awesome is that?

I love the cute tassels in this image for this challenge - so fun! I decided to play along with this fun graduation card:

Kitty Graduation Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Antics & Simply Sentimental stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs


I needed a quick graduation card so I made this clean and simple card. Although I love the colors in this challenge I ended up making the card mostly orange and black (the school colors of the graduate) and I colored the kitty black since their mascot is the panthers! I used the cat image from one of our first - and still favorite sets, Newton's Antics. Then I added the words "congrats on your graduation" under him from the Simply Sentimental stamp set. I added a graduation cap by cutting our a square and added on a tiny homemade tassel from orange and white bakers twine. I attached it through  the center and put a brad over the hole. I used a dimensional sticky dot to raise up the hat. And then, washi tape to add in some more of the orange! 

Kitty Graduation Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Antics & Simply Sentimental stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs

You can create your own project for the totally tassle challenge and enter to win a prize from Newton's Nook Designs! You don't have to have a NND set to enter, just create a card inspired by the image! Pop over to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog to see challenge details and link up your creation! 

Did you check out our new release? 

Don't forget to pop over to our shop at newtonsnookdesigns.com check out our new May release! All 3 new stamp sets are now available!






May 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 newtonsnookdesigns.com


May 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 Random.org.


For the stamp set Newton's Sick Day from Larissa's blog:













For the stamp set Vegetable Medley from Taheerah's blog:













For the stamp set Years of Cheers from Samantha's blog:












Congrats to the Winners! Don't forget - you have 7 days to e-mail us at info@newtonsnookdesigns.com 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!


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