Monday, August 3, 2015

August Guest Designer - Liz Munoz

Meet Liz Munoz!

Today I'm announcing our awesome guest designer this month - Liz Munoz! We are excited to have her join us - she has such a fun style and we can't wait to share her creations! She will be posting with our Design Team with our new August release reveals next week. Here's some more about Liz in her own words - Make sure to check out her blog too and say hello!


Liz Munoz
Liz's Paper Loft


Hi, my name is Liz of Liz’s Paper Loft and I’m thrilled to have been asked to Guest Design for Newton’s Nook Designs. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am married to a man that understands my need to be creative. We have two daughters, one recently married and the other lives in Tennessee. I work part-time for a real estate company to support my habit...my love for paper, embellishments, and all things crafty! I have been a crafter since I was a little girl, however my obsession for scrapbooking started over 20 years ago and stamping shortly thereafter. Then my obsession took on a whole new meaning when I received my Cricut Expression, Christmas 2006.

In January 2010 I started blogging not know what to do or expect. As I became more confidant, I submitted my projects for Design Team Calls, and have since been on many Design Teams. This whole crafty blogging has given me the chance to become friends with many across the country and the world, even meeting some in person!

I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to Jen for the opportunity to be her Guest Designer this month!

Just one more week until our new August Reveals begin - so stay tuned - it's going to be so fun!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday with Sprinkles by Nina-Marie Trapani

Yummy Yummy ice cream!

Today I'm sharing this gorgeous ice cream birthday card by Nina-Marie. She used our ice cream cone stamps from our new Summer Scoops stamp set and embossed them with white and used watercolors to color over them! I love this effect. It's so pretty and soft! Then she added the "Happy Birthday with Sprinkles on Top" sentiment, which is also from the Summer Scoops stamp set. This would be such a fun birthday card for someone with a summer birthday!

Thanks, Nina-Marie for the inspiring project today! To see more details and other projects, you can visit her blog, Nina-Marie Design.

Inky Paws Challenge #23 _ Summer Lovin' |  Newton's Nook Designs
Enter our Inky Paws challenge #23 - Summer Lovin'

Have you checked out our latest challenge? You have have ONE MORE WEEK to enter. The challenge goes until Friday, August 7th at Midnight CST time to enter our current inky Paws Challenge. All you need to do is create a card or project using a Summer theme & NND products! 

The winners of this challenge will get a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this post.

If you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still play along - just download and use one of the digital freebies on our freebies page.







Thursday, July 30, 2015

Let Your Dreams Set Sail card by Danielle Pandeline

Let Your Dreams Set Sail card by Danielle Pandeline | Message in a Bottle stamp set & die by  Newton's Nook Designs

Set Sail with this ship in a bottle! 

Here is a fun ship in a bottle card by Danielle. I love how sue used our new Message in a Bottle stamp set and coordinating Message in a Bottle die to cut out the bottle.  She added some really cool details to her scene. Did you noticed the fun stippled water dots and the way she colored the boat to look like real wood? So cool! I also love the addition of the vellum circle and the fun strips of pattern paper. This would be a great layout to use for using up all those little scraps we save!! 

Thanks so much Danielle for the colorful inspiration! Make sure you head over to Danielle's blog, GirlRacerScrap to see more of her work and say hello!






Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sweet Raccoon Shaker Card & Video by Jess Gerstner

Sweet Raccoon Shaker Card by Jess Gerstner | Sweetheart Tails stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Shake it up with this adorable birthday card by Jess! 

Wow - check out this amazing shaker card by Jess! I think the girls on my team might love shaker cards as much as I do -which is a TON!! This one by Jess is super cool! She used the cute raccoon image from the Sweetheart Tails stamp set and paper pierced him with cute patterns. So adorable! I love the addition of the balloons as part of the shaker too! 

Here's a video Jess created- check it out to see how to make this card:



Make sure to visit Jess at her blog, Jess Crafts  - and you can also follow her Jess Crafts youtube channel to see more fun videos!





Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hope You're Feline Better Soon Card by Crafty Math-Chick

Hope You're Feline Better Soon Card by Crafty Math-Chick | Newton's Sick Day Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

This sweet kitty sends get well wishes!!

Today I'm sharing this super cute get well card by Crafty Math-Chick. This card would be perfect to cheer up a sick friend! She used our cute little image of the cat with the cast on his arm from our Newton's Sick Day stamp set. I love how she colored the kitty with shades of gray and added cute little freckles too. Then she paired it with some cute cat scrapbook paper! So adorable!

Thanks, Crafty Math-Chick for the fun card today! To see more details and other projects, you can visit her blog, Canines & Card Designs.

Inky Paws Challenge #23 _ Summer Lovin' |  Newton's Nook Designs
Enter our Inky Paws challenge #23 - Summer Lovin'

Have you checked out our latest challenge? You have until Friday, August 7th at Midnight CST time to enter our current inky Paws Challenge. All you need to do is create a card or project using a Summer theme & NND products! 

The winners of this challenge will get a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this post.

If you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still play along - just download and use one of the digital freebies on our freebies page.







Monday, July 27, 2015

You're Jaw-Some Shark card!

You're Jaw-Some Shark card by Jennifer Jackson | Shark Bites Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Our Jaw-some Shark set is back! 

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! We are excited to say that our "Shark Bites" stamp set is back in stock. This set was so popular during our Shark Week that it sold out in just a few days - but we've got a bunch more now, so if you missed out on shark week, you can head over to our shop now and get it.

Since our sharks are back I thought I'd share this fun Shark card today. I created this card as a birthday card for my friend Erika who who loves sharks and the movie JAWS! I knew I HAD to create a special shark card for her. I started by stamping the shark bursting out of the water and the "you're JAW-some" sentiment with waterproof ink on watercolor paper. Then I added some color with inktense pencils. For the background I used distress inks with water and a paintbrush. I flicked the brush to add the speckles. I also added a couple of waves near the bottom using distress inks.

You're Jaw-Some Shark card by Jennifer Jackson | Shark Bites Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

To finish it off I added on some epoxy dots. Then I mounted the whole thing to a blue card base. 

You're Jaw-Some Shark card by Jennifer Jackson | Shark Bites Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

I even made a matching envelope by flicking some paint on it and stamping the bold little shark.
Hope you enjoyed my shark card today!

Shark Bites Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs






Friday, July 24, 2015

Inky Paws Challenge #23 - SUMMER lovin'!

This month's challenge is  SUMMER LOVIN' 
- create a project with a SUMMER THEME!

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, August 7th, 2015 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, August 10th.

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 IPC23).
  • 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 birthday cards they created! Read the description below each card to see who made it.
Summer Cat on Beach Card by Stephanie Muzzulin | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Stephanie this colorful beach scene using the cat on the beach towel from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set! I love all the fun colored patterned papers too! 
Ice Ice Cream Card by Crafty Math-Chick | Summer Scoops stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Crafty Math-Chick created this fun ice cream card using our new Summer Scoops stamp set!  I love that she added on sunglasses for the orange creamsicle from the  Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set!
Summer Cat on Beach Card by Yukari Yoshioka | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Ready to hang out out the beach like this cute kitty? Yukari created this fun beach scene - I love how she colored the sand and water with distress inks! She used our Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set! 
Rainbow flower Card by Jess Gerstner | Beautiful Blossoms stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Jess was inspired to create a rainbow of summer blooms using the Beautiful Blossoms stamp set!
Summer Cat on Beach Card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Kimberly created a fun rainbow beach towel and umbrella for the cute kitty from the Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set! Perfect for summer!
Kitty at sea in Box | Card by Nina-Marie Trapani | Newton's Antics stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Nina-Marie created this adorable scene with the cat from the Newton's Antics stamp set sailing off in his little box! She created the "sail" using the fin from the Shark Bites stamp set! 

Ice Cream Birthday Card by Samantha Mann | Summer Scoops stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
 Samantha created this yummy rainbow of popsicles using our new Summer Scoops stamp set! What flavor would you choose?  
Birthday cat on Beach Card by Jennifer Jackson | Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a Summer card by me - I used Newton's Summer Vacation stamp set to create a fun summer  birthday card! I added some paint splatter and watercolor around the kitty to add more of a beachy feel!