Friday, May 30, 2014

More Inky Paws Inspiration!

Don't forget - you have until Friday to get your paws inky!

Have you had a chance to make a card for our latest Inky Paws Challenge?  Today I'm sharing some more inspiration for our latest challenge! Here'a a refresher of the challenge - use wood, cork, or metal - (or more than one if you'd like)!

Inky Paws Challenge #10 - Newton's Nook Designs

Samantha Mann created this super fun beach scrapbook page for the challenge! Don't forget that your entry does not have to be a card - as long as you use NND stamps any fun project can be entered!

Beach Scrapbook page by Samantha Mann for Inky Paws Challenge #10  Newton's Nook Designs

This layout has lots of fun WOOD texture in it! I love the fun background paper and the wood frame - I think that little bird might be a wood veneer too. 

Beach Scrapbook page by Samantha Mann for Inky Paws Challenge #10  Newton's Nook Designs

Plus, Samantha used FOUR different NND stamp sets on this layout - can you spot them? There's the arrows from Around the House,  the "love U" sentiment from Love Grows, the duck and clouds from Spring Showers and the snow shovel and snow (made into a sand shovel and sand) from Frozen Friends. Wow! That's a lot of stamps!  For full details make sure to visit Samantha's blog Sam's Scrap Candy.

Guest Designer Kelly Santi created this super fun beach card using CORK for the challenge! I love how the cork works for this beach themed card! The crab, fish and boat are from the SEAson's Greetings set - LOVE how she used the holiday set for a NON-holiday card! Then she added on the "stuck on you Sentiment from the Around the House set! And a WOOD arrow! So fun!

Just one week left to enter!
I hope the gorgeous scrapbook page & beach card have inspired you to play along!  Remember, you have until next Friday, June 6th, 2014  at Midnight CDT to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - check out the entries so far and more inspiration on our  inky paws challenge page for details! 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Winston BBQ card by Tessa Wise

Winston BBQ  Father's Day card by Tessa Wise for Newton's Nook Designs

It's Grillin' Season!

Winston is back again today - This time he's grilling up some goodies in this adorable card by Tessa Wise. Tessa used our new Winston's BBQ to create this cute little scene for Father's Day! The masculine patterns and colors on this card make it perfect for that special guy. I love the striped apron too! 

To see more of Tessa's fun cards, make sure you pop over to Tessa's blog, Crafty Girl Designs and say hello! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Design Team Call - Newton's Nook Designs


Do you love Newton? 
Do you love to get your paws inky?
Do you have love to color? 
Do you blog about your creations? 

If you answered yes to these -- Then keep reading…
Newton's Nook Designs is looking for a couple new Design Team members for July - Dec. 2014!

Design Team Requirements

  • This is a six month Design Team Commitment (July 2014 - December 2014)
  • Release week posts - One project & blog post for each new stamp set during release weeks. Our release week is mid-month (around the 15th) and each release will be 2 to 4 designs.
  • One additional project & blog post between releases.
  • Create at least one blog "engagement" feature (photo tutorial or video) during DT term
  • Participate in at least two Inky Paws Challenges during DT term
  • Promote us! Help spread the word and give us some love on any social networks that you participate in
  • Be able to provide clear photographs of all work

What you get 

  • Inky Paws! Need I say more? DT members receive all new products released during their term (2 - 4 new stamp sets each release!) 
  • Discount to NND online shop 
  • Your name on our blog (with your pic and bio) 
  • DT badge to display on your blog 
  • Access to our "private" Facebook group - where you can chat and share with us and the other Design Team members!

To apply, email us the following by Friday, June 6th, 2014 to
  1. Full Name and address 
  2. Links to your blog and any online galleries 
  3. List of any social media outlets do you participate (Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instragram/etc) 
  4. What is your reach (how many readers/followers do you have) 
  5. Current/Past Teams & publications (if applicable) 
  6. Short bio about you - Anything additional you'd like to share that makes you a good fit for us!

Brilliant Winston Card by Taheerah Atchia

Smart Winston Bear Card by Taheerah Atchia for Newton's Nook Designs

What a great idea !

Today I'm sharing this fun Winston card by Taheerah Atchia! This card combines images from two sets - the cute bear from Winston's Birthday and the lightbulb from Around the House. Isn't it fun? It looks like Winston has just thought up a great idea! I love the simplicity of this with the bright yellow popping off the page!

Smart Winston Bear Card by Taheerah Atchia | Newton's Nook Designs

Thanks, Taheerah, for sharing this inspiration! To see more of her work, head over to Taheerah's Blog, Fill Your Paper with the Breathings of Your Heart!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lamp Luminary by Crafty Math-Chic

Lamp Luminary by Crafty Math-Chic using Around the House stamp set | Newton's Nook Designs

Light up someones day with a fun paper-crafted luminary!

Crafty Math-Chick is showcasing our new Around the House stamp set in such a creative way today. She used our fun Lamp image with some vellum to create a fun little luminary that lets the light shine through from behind - it's a little battery-operated tea light back there - don't use a real candle - LOL! I love how pretty the lamp looks with that light shining through.  It would be so fun to make up a bunch of these for a summer BBQ outside, wouldn't it?

To learn more about her project and see what else she's up to, pop over to Crafty Math Chick's blog, Canines and Card Designs and say hello!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Grill Master card by Guest Designer Tricia Traxler!

DAD Card by Tricia Traxler using Winston's BBQ stamp set  | Newton's Nook Designs

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone is having a fun Memorial Day today and taking a break to relax with family and friends! Today I get to share this really fun card by our May Guest Designer, Tricia Traxler! This card is perfect to Celebrate Memorial Day! Tricia used our Winston's BBQ stamp set to create this fun card with the bear grilling up some yummy burgers! I love the patriotic paper she used to paper-pierce the apron and hat on Winston! So perfect for today!! I also love how she stamped the "grill master" sentiment over the bold "DAD"image. Now I want to go grill out!!

Thanks so much Tricia for the fun, patriotic Dad card today! Make sure you head over to Tricia's Blog, Simply Stamping and see more of her beautiful work! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Inky Paws Challenge #10 - Wood, Cork, Metal!

Happy Friday and the the first day of #10 Inky Paws Challenge!  
This month's challenge is a Texture Challenge!

For this challenge you can choose to add Wood, Cork or Metal to your card - or go nuts and do all three!  The choice is yours! We thought this would be fun as you're probably preparing Father's Day cards right now too! 

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,  June 6th, 2014 at Midnight CST. The winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, June 9th.

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 above.
  • 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 or splitcoaststampers (on splitcoast please use keywords newtonsnook and IPC10).
  • 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 Guests decided to play along - Read the description below each card to see who made it!

Lightbulb card by Tricia Traxler using Around the House stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
Tricia Traxler (May Guesst Designers) used two textures on this cute card - a stamped wood frame plus Metal staples and brads! She used the lightbulb stamp from Around the House set - so much fun! 

Lamp card by Samantha Mann using Around the House stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
Samantha used wood as a background on her card! She featured the lamp from the Around the House and added some fun yellow vellum to look like the light shining out! Love This! 

Father's Day Bear card by Christine Drogt for Newton's Nook Designs
Christine used the cute bear from our Winston's BBQ set. She added him onto this card with a fun wood frame and wood stars!  So perfect for Father's Day!

Inky Paws card by Danielle Pandeline using Around the House & Newton's Antics stamp sets |  Newton's Nook Designs
Danielle used a wood frame on her card from our Around the House set. Inside the frame is some fun canvas, made to look as if it's stamped by Newton from Newton's Antics! Isn't that fun? He literally has Inky Paws!!!

Love Raccoon card by Tessa Wise using Sweetheart Tails stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
Tessa used a wood embossing folder to create her card base and a wood thought bubble too! She used that cute little bandit from the Sweetheart Tails stamp set! This card is so simple and sweet!  

Stuck on You card by Larisssa Heskett using Around the House stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
Larissa used a fun piece of wood and paper pierced the fun tape dispenser from the  Around the House set. She also added some metal tape and metal toned sequins! Love that bit of Metallic!!

Father's Day card with Cork by Jennifer Jackson using Winston's BBQ stamp set |  Newton's Nook Designs
And one by Me -  I managed to get in all 3 textures. I used used a big circle of Cork and stamped beer bottles on it with White ink. Then I added metal brads and a wood heart too! as a background on her card! The bear is from our new Winston's BBQ set! I love how fun this set is for Father's Day! 

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, May 22, 2014

These 3 cards by Christine Drogt will light up your day!

Lamp card by Christine Drogt using the Around the House Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Lighting up the blog today with Christine! 

Today I'm sharing THREE beautiful cards by Christine Drogt using our fun new Around the House set! I can tell Christine had fun with this set! Her first card featuring the Lamp and arrow images. It looks like the lamp shade is glossy too! Super fun!

Light bulb card by Christine Drogt using the Around the House Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
This other two cards feature the lightbulbs from the Around the House set! For both she embossed them with using white and colored over them. First with watercolors and then with paint splatters - I'm guessing distress inks? I LOVE both of these! They are so fun and colorful! On the second card she also used the "wild" sentiment from our Wild Child set!  

 Light bulb card by Christine Drogt using the Around the House Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Such fun cards, don't you think? I'm totally inspired! To find out more, make sure to head over to Christine's blog, Kartenchaos and say hello!

Inky Paws Challenge #10 starts tomorrowMake sure to check back tomorrow to see our new Inky Paws challenge - I think you're going to LOVE the theme this month!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ah-ha! Great IDEA by Samantha Mann!

Ah-ha! Cute Lightbulb Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs


This card by Samantha Mann is such a great idea! Samantha made this fun card using the lightbulb from our new Around the House set with the crab from our  SEAson's Greetings set!  I love the combo of these two images - so adorable!! Then she used distress inks to create a fun "wave" background too! What a fun way to use two sets together. I bet we could combine that lightbulb with lots of other characters too....hmmmm..... ideas are forming! 

Thanks, Samantha, for the fun inspiration! To see more of her work, head over to Samantha's Blog, Sam's Scrap Candy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BAM!! Awesome Hammer Card by Valerie Ward

BAM! Hammer and Nails Card by Valerie Ward for Newton's Nook Designs


BAM! Valerie Ward has nailed this card layout! LOL! - this is such a fun card with the big circle of nails and the hammer popping off! Valerie used all these stamps from our new Around the House to create this fun card! I also love the basic red/black/white- perfect to send that fun guy in your life!

Thanks, Valerie - for inspiring us today! Pop over to Valerie's blog Val by Design and see more of her amazing work!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nailed it! Card by Kelly Santi

Nailed it! Card by Kelly Santi using Around the House Stamp set by Newton's Nook designs

Today I'm sharing this fun hammer card by our May Guest Designer, Kelly Santi. This card uses the cute hammer (times 3) from our new Around the House set. I love that fun woodgrain paper she added behind the hammers! Really fun! The "nailed it" sentiment makes it a fun card to send to congratulate someone who just achieved something special! 

Thanks, Kelly for the great card today! 

Make sure to take a minute to visit Kelly on her blog, Sandcastle Stamper and say hello!

Our May New Release Sale is still going on! 

Don't forget - our New Release (including that cute set image above) is now available  at  PLUS- we're offering a shipping special  - Just spend $20 or more & receive free shipping to US ($3 off orders to International)! Use code BBQTIME Offer good until  Tonight - Monday, May 19th at midnight (CDT)!

Friday, May 16, 2014

May Release Available + Blog Hop Winners!

Are you ready to get your paws inky with our new May stamps?  Scroll down to see if you won - if not, you can go shopping now and get our new sets at 
May Release Newton's Nook Designs
PLUS- we're offering a shipping special this weekend! Just spend $20 or more & receive free shipping to US ($3 off orders to Canada/International)! Use code BBQTIME  Offer good until Monday, May 19 at midnight (CST)!

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

Note to winners: you have 7 days to contact us with your full name and shipping address to claim you prize.

For the stamp set Around the House from Tessa's blog:

For the stamp set Around the House from Danielle's blog:

For the stamp set Winston's BBQ from Samantha's blog:

For the stamp set Winston's BBQ from Kelly Santi's blog:

Congrats to the Winners! 

If you didn't win- you can shop online now - our new release is up in the store now! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NND May Release - Day 2 - Winston's BBQ

Today our second release day for May and we are featuring the set Winston's BBQ. 
We are giving this set away to two lucky winners so make sure you
read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win! 

Winston's BBQ | Father's Day Cards |  Newton's Nook Designs

Here's some info on Winston's BBQ:
  • 3 x 4 photopolymer stamp set
  • Includes 9 stamps: 5 images, 4 sentiments
  • Available for purchase in our online shop starting Friday, May 16th

Winston's BBQ | 3x4 stamp set | Grilling & Father's Day |  Newton's Nook Designs

Ready for some Winston Inspiration? 
Check out all the amazing cards below from our design team and special May release guest designers! 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. 

First up - some inspiration from our guest designers! 

Father's Day Grilling Bear Card by Kelly Santi | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
Guest Designer Kelly Santi created this fun and bright card using the grilling Winston bear image! I love her fun layout with the bit of corrugated paper & button - so fun!

Father's Day Grilling Bear Card by Tricia Traxler | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
Guest Designer Tricia Traxler created this adorable card using the Grilling Winston bear image too - but she chose a totally different color combo of yellows and browns - so adorable!

Now - Let's see what our Design team created - 

Father's Day Grilling Bear Card by Danielle Pandeline | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
This card by Danielle has a great masculine feel - Love the colors! Plus, check out that fun brick background she created with distress inks!  

Father's Day ombre card by Christine Drogt | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
Check out this fun card by Christine! She used the Dad Sentiment to create a fun ombre effect (and she added in the fish and bubbles from the SEAson's Greetings set)

Grilling Bear Father's Day Coupon Book by Larissa Heskett | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
 Larissa created a fun coupon book using Winston combined with the frame from the Around the House set revealed yesterday!! What a great gift idea! 

Grilling Bear Scrapbook Pocket Page by Crafty Math Chick | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
 Crafty Math-Chick created a pocket-style scrapbook page - Here's a sneak - but make sure to check  her blog for more pictures! 

Father's Day Shaker Card by Valerie Ward  | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
Valerie is on a roll with her shaker cards lately - Love this one with the floating Burgers and Beer!
Dad - Split Beer card by Samantha Mann | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
Samantha's card has a fun twist - fun watercolor splotches made to look like split beer! 
Funny Grilling Bears -  card by Taheerah Atchia | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
Here's a funny bear scene by Taheerah! This one makes me laugh out loud!!
Father's Day BBQ Grill Card  by Tessa Wise | Winston's BBQ | Newton's Nook Designs
 Tessa created this fun masculine card - perfect for Dad!! Love the bright red grill! 

Would you like to win “Winston's BBQ”?
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, May 15th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 16th. 

Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:
Kelly Santi  - Guest Designer
Tricia Traxler - Guest Designer