Friday, January 23, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #17 - Use a Heart Shape

Happy Friday and the the first day of #17 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is to a Create a project using a Heart Shape!
Inky Paws Challenge #17 - Use a Heart Shape | 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, February 6th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, February 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 IPC17).
  • 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!

Je T'aime cat in Paris card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
First up is this sweet Je T'aime Card by Yukari using Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set. Love the big silver hearts she added and the gorgeous coloring on that kitty! 


Make a wish Valentine card with puppy by Samantha Mann | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Samantha added hearts to her background and to the thought bubble! So Cute! She used the puppy in the tutu from the Boo Crew Stamp set and the words are from Magical Dreams, Love à la Carte and Flirty Flamingos


Zebra Valentine by Tracy Gruber | Wild About Zoo Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Our Guest Designer, Tracy Gruber added fun hearts to the background of this card using the zebra heart stamp from the Wild about Zoo stamp set! Adorable! 


Fox Valentine Card by Stephanie Muzzulin | Sweetheart Tails Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Stephanie created this adorable little heart shaped card! I just LOVE the way she colored the fox from the Sweetheart Tails stamp set! The tiny little wooden tag adds the perfect finishing touch too! 


Oh la la Eiffel Tower card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Kimberly added sequin hearts to her cute card using the eiffel tower stamp from our Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set! I love the multicolor embossing too - so pretty! 


Heartfelt Valentine card by Jess Moyer | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs
Jess created a heart by stamped a ton of little images from Winged Wishes and Sweetheart Tails. She also used words from Simply Sentimental


Zebra Valentine by Danielle Pandeline | Wild About Zoo Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Danielle created this fun card using the Wild about Zoo stamp set! Check out that awesome ombré pink background and heart washi tape too! 

Heart Shaped Valentine card by Crafty Math-Chick  | Flirty Flamingos Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Crafty Math-Chick created this cute heart shaped card! The heart in the middle creates the perfect spot for the flamingo couple from the Flirty Flamingos stamp set. 


Animal Valentine cards by Larissa Heskett  | Wild about Zoo and Swettheart Tails Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa created this cute trio of cards with hearts! Adorable! She used Wild about Zoo and Sweetheart Tails stamp sets. 


Lemur Valentine Card by Jennifer Jackson | Wild About Zoo Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's one by me - I added some wooden hearts along with the animal print hearts on the yellow background for this card. The animal print hearts and the cute lemur are from the Wild about Zoo stamp set! 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Shaker Card by Yukari Yoshioka


Happy Birthday Shaker Card with Lemur by Yukari Yoshioka | Simply Sentimental and Wild About Zoo Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Happy Birthday Shaker Card!

Wouldn't it be so fun to send someone an adorable shaker card for their birthday? I just LOVE shaker cards - and this one by Yukari is so cute! She created a big shaker window - with a pretty orange background that looks like a pretty sunset. She used the words "happy" and "birthday" from our Simply Sentimental stamp set on the background. And that cute critter on the branch is the lemur from our newest set, Wild about Zoo.  This set was designed as a Love/Valentine set but I love that just by using a different sentiment you can use it for a birthday card or any other occasion!

Thanks so much, Yukari for the fun shaker card inspiration today!

To see more awesome cards by Yukari, visit her blog, Handmade by Yuki.






Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newton Shares Card by Samantha Mann

Cat, Mouse and cheese Card by Samantha Mann | Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

The cat shares the cheese! 

Today I have an ADORABLE card by Samantha Mann! Samantha always has the cutest ideas for combing images from different sets to create new ideas! I LOVE this! She took the cheese and little thought bubble from Just say Cheese and the little mouse from Newton's Daydream and combined them with the sweet kitty from our newest set, Newton Dreams of Paris.  Then she made her own sentiment "how you like meow." This is so adorable! 

I also love her gorgeous coloring the fun background with embossing paste and paint splatters! Awesome card!

To say hello to Samantha and see more of her work, you can find her at  Sam's Scrap Candy.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

More Kitties in Paris!

Cat in Hot Air Balloon Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp by Newton's Nook Designs

Bonjour Kitties

Today I'm sharing a couple more cards I made with the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set. I was having so much fun coloring the images in this stamp set that I made quite a few cards with it! The first card features the hot air balloon with the kitty in it - I think this is one of my favorite Newton images yet! I stamped it with Archival black in (waterproof) onto watercolor paper and used some watercolors to color in the scene!

I loved how this turned out so much I just used it as the focal point for the card and added a bit of patterned paper and ribbon across the bottom to finish it out.

Bonjour Kitty in Hot Air Balloon Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Here's another close-up so you can see the watercoloring a bit better:

Paris Cat in Hot Air Balloon Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp setby Newton's Nook Designs

For the second card I chose the image of the kitty in the little striped shirt! So cute, right? I stamped it again with Archival black into onto watercolor paper and colored it with watercolors. I think for this one I used the Inktense watercolor pencils and a water brush.

Paris Cat Love Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I found this awesome paper pack with little eiffel towers on a few of the patterns so I knew I HAD to get it to use with the Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set! .I also used a Tim Holtz embossing folder with french script on it to create the textured background. I sponged over it with distress ink to make the embossing stand out a bit.

Bonjour Paris Kitty Valentine Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Here's a close-up of this card: 

Bonjour Paris Cat Eiffel Tower Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Hope you enjoyed these cards today - if you like this set, you can see a ton more inspiration on our Newton Dreams of Paris Pinterest Board. We create new boards for each stamp set so make sure to head over to pinterest and follow us! 






Monday, January 19, 2015

Kitty in Paris card by Guest Designer Tracy Gruber

Sweet kitty Valentine Card by Tracy Gruber

Today I'm sharing a beautiful card by our Janurary Guest Designer, Tracy Gruber! Tracy used our new stamp set, Newton Dreams of Paris to create this adorable "le meow" card. I just love the fun black and red color combo (especially the red beret on the kitty). This is SO adorable! This is a PURRfect Valentine for your sweetie - but it could also be used for a love or anniversary card too!



Thanks so much to Tracy for the fun inspiration today!
Make sure you head over to Tracy's Blog, Tracy Mae Designs and see more of her fun designs!






Friday, January 16, 2015

January Blog Hop Winners + New Release Now Available

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.

Newton's Nook Designs New Release Jan 2015

January 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 Wild About Zoo from Yukari's blog:








For the stamp set Wild About Zoo from Kimberly's blog:












For the stamp set Newton Dreams of Paris from Crafty Math-Chick's blog:




For the stamp set Newton Dreams of Paris from Danielle'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!


Follow along for more inspiration!

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

January Reveal - Day 2 - Newton Dreams of Paris


Today is our second reveal day for our January Release and we are featuring the set Newton Dreams of Paris! We are giving this set away to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win! 
Paris Kitty Valentine Cards by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
Our favorite feline, Newton, heads abroad (or at least dreams that he does) to visit Paris!  After our recent trip to Las Vegas where we stayed at the Paris Hotel, I was inspired to draw some little Parisian kitties! I've even included a few sentiments in French to add to the fun! Hopefully I'll get to visit the real Paris one day - until then I can make cards with this adorable set! 

Here's some info on Newton Dreams of Paris
  • 4 x 6 photopolymer stamp set 
  • Includes 15 stamps: 9 images and 6 sentiments
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, January 16th 
 Newton Dreams of Paris | Cat Stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs

Here's what our Design Team created with this fun set! 
Check out all the amazing projects below from our Design Team and Guest Designer, Tracy Gruber! Then, make sure to click through to all their blogs for details on their cards - Some of the designers have extra cards on the blogs and you might even find a fun video or two along the way! Make sure to comment for a chance to win! Details on the giveaway are at the bottom of today's post. 

French Kitty in Hot Air Balloon Card by Tracy Gruber | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
Our Guest Designer, Tracy Gruber! created this fun city scene with our Newton flying high! 

French Kitty Valentine Card by Larissa Heskett | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
I love the sweet kitty couple in this card by Larissa! It's so adorable how they're sitting in front of the eiffel tower. 

French Kitty Valentine Card by Stephanie Muzzulin| Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
This card by Stephanie has the PURRfect French flair! I love the soft colors and the pretty paper she used! 

French Kitty in Hot Air Balloon |  Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
Yukari created this adorable sky scene with clouds and vellum - a lovely place for a hot air balloon ride! 

French Kitty in Hot Air Balloon | Card by Crafty Math-Chick | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
Crafty Math-Chick created this cute kitty couple using two of the fun kitty images in this set!

French Kitty in Hot Air Balloon | Card by Lydia Evans | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
Lydia created this beautiful card - I love how she added the 3D element of the kitty in the hot air balloon dangling in front of the card! So fun! 


Watercolor card with Hot Air Balloons by Samantha Mann | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
Here's a fun watercolor card by Samantha featuring some of the smaller images in the set - so fun!

French Kitty with Hot Air Balloon | Card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
I love the bright fun colors and the fun glittery clothespin on this sweet card by Kimberly.
French Kitty Valentine Card by Danielle Pandeline | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
 Danielle created this fun card! I love all the layering and texture she added to the background!
French Kitty in Hot Air Balloon Valentine Card by Jess Moyer | Newton's Nook Designs | Newton Dreams of Paris Stamp Set
A beautiful sky scene with fun pops of purple by Jess

One fun thing about this set is that kitties are facing opposite directions so you can create cute little scenes like the one on this card by Taheerah! I also love all the fun bits of gold and sparkle she added!


Would you like to win “Newton Dreams of Paris”?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, January 15th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 16th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: